Whittaker scored one of three well-worked Cambridge tries in the first half, with Paul Moran and James Floyd getting the others. Oxford only stayed in touch courtesy of a magnificent effort by Neil Dilworth, who went the length of the field.
The Dark Blues drew closer through Ian Ramsbottom early in the second half, but then Whittaker caught them out twice more and the Cambridge loose forward, Mike Count, completed the victory.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY: Melling (Hertford); Dilworth, Hull (both Queen's), Yarrow (St Cross), Ramsbottom (St Catherine's); Plumb (Nuffield), Farmer (Pembroke); Hobart (Keble), Jones, Aldwinkle (both Balliol), Shires (St Anne's), Molyneux (St Catherine's), Ferguson (Mansfield). Substitutes used: Jones (St Hugh's), Wosskow (New College), Bricheri-Columbi (Keble), Mullins (Queen's).
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Whittaker (Magdalene); Fulton (St Catherine's), Bidwell (Homerton), Hilton (Gonville and Caius), Flood (Peterhouse); Moran (Hughes Hall), Thwaites (Jesus); Cocks (St Edmund's House), Jones (Magdalene), Foote, Harris (both Christ's), Hill, Count (both Jesus). Substitutes used: Merrick (Hughes Hall), Crane (Jesus), George (St Edmund's House), Dixon (Gonville and Caius).
Referee: J Lee (Hull).Reuse content