The Australian Cricketers v. Twentytwo of Otago.
[by telegraph.] Dunedin, To-day. The match between an Otago Twenty, two and the Australian Eleven commenced on the Caledonian Grounds this afternoon. The weather was lovely, and Murdoch, winning the toss, took advantage of the capital wicket prepared. About 400 people were present. At the outset some difficulty was experienced as to settling the number of runs to be allowed for boundary hits. Jarvis and Spofforth first represented the visitors, Cook bowling from the north end, and Moore from the opposite. When the score stood at 10, Spofforth would have lost his wicket to a certainty had Parker returned the ball properly. . Runs came very slowly, the field being so well placed that it was difficult to get the ball away for more than a single, except for hits to the fence. After half -an hour's play, the score stood at only 16. Macneil then took the ball from Moore, and the change soon proved effective. Spofforth, ‘ who had been troubling the field most, put one high up in slips, Paramour taking it. ‘ 24— 1— 12. Murdoch supplied Spotforth’s place, and was received with cheers from the spectators and field. Dawes supplanted Cooke, hut the change, did not prove altogether beneficial, Murdoch putting him past the scorer's tent for three, and several singles being got off him. At two o’clock, when the lunch adjournment was made, the score stood ;—Australians Jarvis, not out, 12 ; Spofforth, caught Paramor, b Mac Neil, 12 Murdoch, not out, 9; wides,T ; no hall, 1 ; total, 35.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 247, 20 January 1881
The Australian Cricketers v. Twentytwo of Otago. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 247, 20 January 1881
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