The Humphry Challenge Cup

The Humphry is the second Varsity match competed for by CURA, and shot over longer distances than the Chancellors’. The Humphry Challenge Cup was presented in 1881 by A. P. Humphry MVO. The competition first took place in 1869 but was named the Inter-University Long Range Match.

The Humphry Challenge Cup

 

Originally this match was shot alternately at Oxford and Cambridge until 1874. For the next three years the match was not shot. In 1878 the match was shot at Welwyn before being placed in the NRA programme the following year. It was then shot at Wimbledon until 1890 when the NRA moved to Bisley where it has remained since.

This match has always consisted of four man teams firing 15 rounds at each of three ranges. Originally these ranges were 800,900 and 1000 yards and any rifle was permitted. In 1897 the type of rifle used was limited to Match Rifle. The match changed to the longer ranges of 900, 1000 and 1100 yards in 1910 continuing at these ranges until 1963, when the distances changed to the presently shot ranges of 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards.

Results

Over the 143 years of competition of the Humphry and the Inter-University Long Range Match, Oxford have been victorious 55 times and Cambridge 77. The match was not competed for 14 years during 1875-1877, 1915-1919 and 1940-1945.

Humphry team 2014

The fol­low­ing two doc­u­ments con­tain details of these res­ults. The first is an A3 over­view of all the res­ults of both the Chan­cel­lors’ Chal­lenge Plate, the Humphry Chal­lenge Cup and the Inter-Universities Match. The second con­tains details of each match for the Humphry Chal­lenge Cup includ­ing some team pho­to­graphs. If you can provide any team pho­to­graphs or any more details of a match, then please con­tact the club secretary.

A3 Sum­mary of Res­ults of Chan­cel­lors’ and Humphry

Detailed Results of the Humphry Challenge Cup

Match Year Winner Cambridge Score Oxford Score
123 2014 Cambridge 837.32 820.50
122 2013 Cambridge 836.67 816.54
121 2012 Cambridge  812.57 776.43
120 2011 Cambridge 792.50 773.42
119 2010 Cambridge 783.49 732.27
118 2009 Cambridge 845.64 815.46
117 2008 Cambridge 836.74 835.70
116 2007 Cambridge 854.76 846.68
115 2006 Cambridge 827.59 823.60
114 2005 Cambridge 806.52 802.41
113 2004 Cambridge 846.66 811.43
112 2003 Cambridge 807.49 788.44
111 2002 Cambridge 780.46 760.30
110 2001 Cambridge 777.36 749.39
109 2000 Oxford 311.11 321.11
108 1999 Cambridge 772.37 718.29
107 1998 Cambridge 801.46 786.47
106 1997 Cambridge 846.88 813.58
105 1996 Cambridge 822.68 793.60
104 1995 Oxford 835.79 841.89
103 1994 Oxford 815.50 815.56
102 1993 Oxford 814.58 845.76
101 1992 Cambridge 858.92 804.64
100 1991 Cambridge 790 780
99 1990 Oxford 746 747
98 1989 Cambridge 744 704
97 1988 Oxford 755 769
96 1987 Cambridge 827 805
95 1986 Cambridge 760 775
94 1985 Cambridge 813 770
93 1984 Oxford 754 764
92 1983 Cambridge 752 746
91 1982 Cambridge 805 767
90 1981 Oxford 741 746
89 1980 Oxford 773 795
88 1979 Oxford 685 731
87 1978 Oxford 695 771
86 1977 Cambridge 761 740
85 1976 Cambridge 686 675
84 1975 Cambridge 737 710
83 1974 Cambridge 773 753
82 1973 Oxford 763 764
81 1972 Oxford 768 797
80 1971 Cambridge 762 735
79 1970 Cambridge 812 791
78 1969 Oxford 772 774
77 1968 Cambridge 798 765
76 1967 Cambridge 806 763
75 1966 Cambridge 787 754
74 1965 Cambridge 776 681
73 1964 Cambridge 732 627
72 1963 Cambridge 821 812
71 1962 Cambridge 815 788
70 1961 Cambridge 793 771
69 1960 Cambridge 841 832
68 1959 Oxford 824 839
67 1958 Cambridge 843 807
66 1957 Cambridge 822 793
65 1956 Oxford 838 848
64 1955 Cambridge 818 816
63 1954 Cambridge 842 821
62 1953 Oxford 821 825
61 1952 Oxford 822 825
60 1951 Oxford 825 836
59 1950 Cambridge 843 806
58 1949 Cambridge 778 767
57 1948 Cambridge 791 781
56 1947 Oxford 806 820
55 1946 Oxford 708 724
1945 No Match
1944 No Match
1943 No Match
1942 No Match
1941 No Match
1940 No Match
54 1939 Oxford 826 829
53 1938 Cambridge 834 818
52 1937 Oxford 838 854
51 1936 Oxford 787 796
50 1935 Cambridge 862 834
49 1934 Cambridge 860 857
48 1933 Cambridge 863 852
47 1932 Cambridge 866 865
46 1931 Cambridge 830 820
45 1930 Oxford 835 856
44 1929 Cambridge 825 822
43 1928 Oxford 797 804
42 1927 Cambridge 832 808
41 1926 Cambridge 826 805
40 1925 Cambridge 846 836
39 1924 Oxford 776 788
38 1923 Oxford 779 803
37 1922 Oxford 797 809
36 1921 Oxford 772 775
35 1920 Oxford 572 667
1919 No Match
1918 No Match
1917 No Match
1916 No Match
1915 No Match
34 1914 Oxford 822 906
33 1913 Oxford 710 766
32 1912 Cambridge 763 716
31 1911 Oxford 714 722
30 1910 Cambridge 777 690
29 1909 Cambridge 831 796
28 1908 Oxford 818 836
27 1907 Oxford 717 760
26 1906 Cambridge 763 750
25 1905 Cambridge 753 748
24 1904 Cambridge 801 784
23 1903 Cambridge 697 688
22 1902 Oxford 692 735
21 1901 Oxford 790 790
20 1900 Cambridge 731 708
19 1899 Oxford 716 758
18 1898 Oxford 694 755
17 1897 Cambridge 674 633
16 1896 Cambridge 742 738
15 1895 Oxford 726 766
14 1894 Cambridge 795 734
13 1893 Cambridge 761 660
12 1892 Cambridge 746 686
11 1891 Cambridge 791 723
10 1890 Oxford 679 750
9 1889 Oxford 656 707
8 1888 Oxford 569 626
7 1887 Oxford 560 638
6 1886 Oxford 725 739
5 1885 Oxford 662 706
4 1884 Oxford 549 634
3 1883 Oxford 614 662
2 1882 Oxford 680 706
1 1881 Oxford 628 717

Inter-University Long Range Match

Match Year Winner Cambridge Score Oxford Score
9 1880 Cambridge 676 561
8 1879 Oxford 590 655
7 1878 Oxford 659 660
1877 No Match
1876 No Match
1875 No Match
6 1874 Cambridge 555 548
5 1873 Oxford 414 423
4 1872 Cambridge 581 557
3 1871 Cambridge 589 585
2 1870 Oxford 480 505
1 1869 Cambridge 540 507