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The Australians v. The Otago TwentyTwo. Saturday’s weather was excellent, apd, allowed the players to finish their work within timej'it also enabled the spectators to enjoy the cricket. The 'few pickets that remained to The Australians fell within an hour and.a quarter for 38 runs giving a total for the innings of 115. , The Otago men then ppt op -the armor with 135 fo gel to breast their opponents, but the bowling had told too heavily on tKeir nerves in the first innings’; experU ence; and when, .they got., to the. wickets their play was poor. ‘ Crawshaw got his 10 in three hits for three and one for a single, When Spofforthibowled him. The other scorer was Macneill, who played a long and brilliant;innings (or 44. In’thia innings, another instance was given of the Ipose notions of ,cricke,t discipline hold by the .pimcdin.. players. It will be remembered that two Dunedin bowlers in succession declined to, bowl against tho wind bn Friday, artel-on the same day Crawshaw had the bad taste to insinuate that his wicket was knocked down by tho wicket-keeper" instead bf by the ball, notwithstanding, ;tliat his own, nmpirejgpve him out. Th?his eecohd innings Crawshaw was put’oUt by ,fi d.eceptive.ball from .Spoffortli, and’ eggin’ He made sin atccusdtion of undue handiness against the wicket-keeper. This sort of thing.does hot say much for the min, .and will no. doubt be remarked upon all over the .i&knfji.fl-J TJeybHd* OrawshaW and Macneil the innings was an-in-ferior one, but.!it 'totalled. 9Q in’ all, °f which 14 The match stand? a victory for Australia thus —Australia— Tirpt innings, 112; second' 105—217;' Otago—’First innings, ■B3 ; second, 90—173. Majority for Australia, 44 ~

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 250, 24 January 1881

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 250, 24 January 1881