Maoriland Worker, Volume 7, Issue 304, 13 December 1916, Page 2
9 — (By HUGH STONE, Christchurch.) „o big cricket in tho Holy City last week sent this ■scribo to look at the City and Suburban Association games at Sydenham Park. Ho was disappointed. Tho cricket was not ot a high class order, largely due to tho roughness of the playing area. Tho bi<j inter-school mulch ended in a one-innings defeat for the Hitfh ■School. Christ College made 464 in their only iuuiugs. To'this fliudmarsh contributed 108, Reeves 104, and Blunt 78. The latter _ effort was the most scientific of the trio. Sowry, who captained tlie winners, should be heard of when cricket comes back to its own. Ho is a fair bat, and behind the wickets ho is by fur the best man this scribe has seen iv
New Zertlaud. Over in j'ew South 11. Bards- Jey, brother to the famous Warren, scored 109, Glebe against Sydney University and Frank Iredale, onco an Australian champion, scored a "blob" for Gordon against Petersham. Another vet. still in the limelight is Hanson Carter, the Australian wicketkeeper. Playing for "YVaverley against North Sydney he scored 25, and snapped up two catches behind the sticks. Carter's hsiir is snow-white, but. his sisill keeps green. In Victoria, big Warwick Armstrong
got 41 against East Melbourne, and Jack Ryder, another player, 43 not out, in tho slow time of SO minutes' batting for Collingwood against Essendon. E. J. Carroll, playing for Essendon, took 7 wickets for 45 inns. Carroll .did not play much last year owing to a bereavement. At a cricket match interval in Melbourne last week, Harry Todd, the old North Melbourne footballer, was handed a cheque for nearly £400. Todd liad both his bands blown off in New Zealand whilst using dynamite to grub a Maoriland paddock. Frank Allen, who went Home with the first Australian Eleven in 1878, celebrated his golden wedding the other day by umpiring a match for his old club, South Melbourne. As far back a.? 1866, Allan has now reached tho supposed span of man—threo score years and ten.
Melirtcns, a lad playing senior cricket for Christchurch High School, bowls exactly like Thompson, the English professional, who used to come out to coach Auckland. The youngster has the same double swing of the arm, and writer considers he was tho best bowler on either side in tho recent big inter-school match. Liko Lowry,, of Christ College, he promises much. (By "STUMPER," Wellincton.l Another round was commenced on •Saturday, the weuikor being ideal for willow v.eilding. Tienthaui made ".'uJ, and East replied With M 2 for 3 wickets; h'or the soldier team £. , Alcc'.auoii 01, Bray iJ, Cuughey 07, Chiidii :cic '.."., and feuiyrku 'J l -' utiu top scorers, v.iui3t for East Cikkos oil not cut and Aiidlane tic! not out have put tho Euai in the position of probable winners.
Old Boys rattled 131 up against the bawling of Institute, the lads making the poor total of 63. Taylor 28, Lambert 22 and Blacklock 18 wero tho Old Boys' chief scorers; Guise 18 and Tyroll 10 being tho only double ligur,-scores for-tho New Boys. Tho lads appeared to be attacked by nerves, and with wily Ken Tucker as an opponent they failed miserably. University made 144 against Potone, j seaside team responding with 164 for seven wickets. Dwyer 67 and Fenton 18 being top scorers for Uni's; Brice 54, Nicholls 49 and Cate 24 being top dogs for Geartown. Hutt made only 59 against North, tho latter retaliating with 328. Patten with 15 was top score for Hutt, Hiddlestono 131 not out, Hickson 40, Tuckwell 32 and Burton 30 were tho stars for North. The card indicates that East, Old Boys, Petoue and North will be winners in the round being played. North
should havo a three-point victory. Boot trade cricket matches are all the rage in the Empire City, many ;t. Crispiiiites having aspirations of liecoming Trumpcrs. Up to date, tho Dominion Shoe Factory team are undefeated, and last Saturday demonstrated to tho employees of tho Equity Boot Factory team that they intend remaining cock of the walk. Equity made 49, Mawbey top scoring with 11. Dominion retaliated with 125, F. Moonoy
53, Dean 34 and O'Shea 19 being tho principal scorers. Bowling for the winner-;, Bolton captured 6 wickets for 10 mm, McMahon assisting by bagging 3 for 11. For tho losers Driver 4 for 35 and Smith 4 for 55 carried off the trundling honours. Next Saturday the Dominion team are to be pitted against tho combined teams of the throe factories governed by C. J. Ward, and, weather permitting, a record muster of shoo hands is expeoted to assemble.
The "flannelod fools" working for C. J. Ward tackled the employees of Staples,' and failed to "bring homo the bacon" by a shortage of 62 runs. Staples niado 129 and the. losers 67. For the winners Giimmings notched 67, Buck assisting with a neatly-compikd 2l' ; Iho losors' mainstays being W. Ward 18, H. Gray 13, and T. Holt 12. E. W. McCardlo battled brilliantly for 'Irentham, and at 61 was beautifully stumped by Condliffe. Mao's cricket was forceful, and many other good spores should bo gained by this batsman, provided, of course, his reinforcements linger for some time in tie country. Hiddlestone again got going for North, and rattled up 131 not out. His batting was .blight, many of the strokes being executed without blemish. This player promises to head tho batting averages in Wellington cricket.