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The Australian Cricketers v. Twentytwo of Otago.

Dunedin, Yesterday.

On resuming, about 1,500 were present. Carr was put on in place of Dawes, Maciieil taking up .the bowling at-the opposite end. After about.SOpiinutes’ was marked for'slow run getting,,"Jarvis gave a chance in the slips, and Patamor was: credited with aisecond wicket—so—2 —2O. Jarvis played a steady patient innings, having been' an hour and a quarter in. McDonnel, who joined his captain, had but a short life, putting his second; ball into Haskell’s hands-also-in 4 the slips—so—3 —Oi ; The play continued very tame,. Murdoch especially being unable to get hold of the leg balls. After a long spell of maidens he skied one to longon,but.'Cook could not. get.back, to it. In the next over Slight got fairly on to one, but Crawshaw secured a well-judged catch, and Slight had to retire with the dreaded duck’s egg.s74—0-: ander was the incomer, and in Macneils next over he was given out Ibw also without troubling tho scorers;, 57—t5_-tO.,- At Invercargill he was disposed of in-a like manner. The Otago men were exceedingly jubilant at the unexpected collapse of the Australian team. Maeneil now had taken four wickets for 12 runs and two no balls, ft splendid analysis. Boyle was-the next man, and when 70 appeared on the telegraph Moore went on at his old end. Murdoch’s time had now come, and he put one up behind.the wickets, where '.the wicket-keoper secured it —756 —20. In the early part of his innings, there was an appeal for a leg before wicket,, but the umpire disallowed it, though the decision seemed open to question. Groube partnered the South; Melbourne bowler, and the incomer had to thank Wynks for not being r.un out at onco, the ball, beingshockingly returned. Boyle, who had totted up his runs pretty rapidly, was now clean bowled by Moore, he having been disposed 6f at .Invercargill in the same way—B4—7—lß. Palmer came next, and made the first 4 hit of-the day to leg, the hit being off Macneil. , -The play also became more lively. Cooke now went on vice Macneil, and gave S. Leith a chance at the wickets, Tut it was declined; In Moore’s next over, Palmer hit one hard to Strode at mid-on, and it was retained —99_B_H. Blackham joined Groube, and cut Moore for a couple, bringing a century up,, amidst applause; Carr now wont oil again, and with his second ball -levelled Blackham’a stumps —104—9—2. r Whitp was the last man. For twenty minutes the play was very tamo, andithecameaquestion whether they would bo able to keep up their stumps till time was called. White played one sharp back to Carr, but the bowler declined to receive it. At a quarter before six, Vernoli distinguished himself by catching White in the long field. 112—10—3. Groube, for the second time in New Zealand, carried out his bat. The fielding of the Ofagb men was much above the average, ami, with a few exceptions, no fault could be found with this department of - the game; /Leith at the;wickets particularly himself. The: Australian's’ first innings closed for-a total of 112. -.« >i At three minutes to six Parker and S. Leith, appeared at the wickets to represent Otago. Blackham kept wickets with Alexander at point, : close • up. Spoffbrth bowled at the Worth, delivering a maiden. Palmer, from the opposite end, followed suit, and tho stumps were drawn for the day.

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 248, 21 January 1881

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 248, 21 January 1881