PALMERSTON V. FOXTON.
Manawatu Times, Volume III, Issue 11, 4 December 1878, Page 2
PALMERSTON V. FOXTON.
A cricket mutch between the Clubs of ib» above-named plaoei was played on Saturday, on the 'ground af' the latter, but proved a very hollow affair indeod,. ,The Palmorston men left town on Friday night, so as to commenoo the' match at nine a'cjaok- next morning, m order to leave by the afternoon train, bat unfortunately*, when the day broke it was ushered m with a perfect torrent, of rain, wlitfjh continued without cessation dunn/; the whole. of the day. Not* withstanding the drawback, however, play commenced at cloven o'clock, the Faxtonians (join* to the wickets. From the very outt set it was seen that the visitors were too nUch for the local team, for whilst the highest score of the latter was 6, no less than, six- wickets fell for as many ducks* eggs. The fielding of the Palmeraton men was beyond all praise, and some idea of the bowling, wiofeat- peeping, and long-stopping may be formed, when it is observed that the extras against them only amounted to one bye. In those particular items the Foxtomans were sadly at. fault j for, as will be seen by the scare, had. the Palmerston men not made a single run, they would have won the match .with 20 to spare, the wides alone amounting to that number. This if the more a matter far surprise as the u.p-oountry players were led to believe that m the matter of bowling their opponents were invincible, .and Isq strong and general was this impression lliat before the match three to one were freely given upon Fomton. Certainly the ground was m a deplorable state, being nothing mare nor less than a quagmire, but" the oondition should necessarily have been as bad for the fielding and bowling, of one team as the other. As it had been arranged that th» match should be decided upon- the first innings, and as it was likely that the Palmerston men would not be p«fc apt at the withdrawal of the stumps, Suite, offered to go of his own acoord, but "that not being aocepted, Huff, and othejpa dolihemtely allqwed tbemselres to .be bowled out, so as to hping the matoh to a oqnolusioln, and avoid a draw, thus winning by 11S|. Although as we have said it rained inoewantly during the Any, k large number of speotators pluokily watched the game *U through, The witors
were entertained at a capital spread m Howe's, Hotel given by the Foxfcon Club, and they one and all speak m the highest terms of the very excellent feeling which prevailed and the hospitality with which they were treated by their opponents. . We understand that a pretty considerable- sum of money changed hands over the event. The following is the score :— POXTOW. Edwards, b. Pirani ... * ~S Shore, run out ... ... 4 Sumraerhays, c. Seaton, b. Pirani 0 Robinson, b. Pirani ... 0 Howe, b. Mason ... ... 6 Ingram, b. Mason „ 4 Mower, l.b.w. b. Pirani ... 2 Collins, run out ... ... 0 Young, b, Ma*on... ... 0 Bussel), not out ... .., 0 Hutohioson, b. Mason « 0 Byes . .„ 1 80 Mason, b. Ingram .<• 3 Jackson, b. Howe., . ... 7 Staito, b. Shore .„ ... 69 Charles, h, Robinson ... 11 Pirani, b, Robinson ... 0 Turner, run out ... ... 0 Mountford, l.b.w. Howe »„ 0 Huff, b. Summerhaya < 7 Seaton, run out .., , Q Mitford, b. Shore . 5 Cox, nqt out . , 0 Byes .., .„ 18 Leg Bye* . 2 msf& „» .., ao 192 ANAI.TBI3 O* SQ iJWQ, Madn.
Balls, overt, Wider Bnn«.Wkti, Msion... 45 ... 4 .„ Q ... 8 , 4, Piraul ... 42 .., 2 .., 0 ...11 .„ 4