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The Interprovincial Cricket Match. Our report of the Interprovincial Cricket Match left off when the Christchurch players had reached 145 for the loss of only two wickets. Fortune was with the batsmen all day, and when time was called only 7 wickets were down for the very respectable score of 323. Of this number 175 were the contribution of Mr G. Watson, obtained by brilliant hitting at what is stigmatised as the weakest bowling that has ever been seen in an interprovincial match. Christchurch, To-day. The match was resumed at 12.20. Fowler joined Fuller, the not out of yesterday. The latter was caught after making 2. Cotterill and Fowler mad«! a good stand, and put on 43. Fowler gave an easy chance to point, whi/ffi was dropped. Some smart running was done while those two were yx, but Fowler ran.himself out eventually after making 21. Cotterill made three beautiful square leg hits for 4 each and carried his bat,: Firth, the last man, being bowled by a yorker from Hume when the score had reached 381. Crawshaw and Collinson were the first representatives of Otago. The latter was bowled by W. Firth in the first over, and Fuller disposed of the other before any runs were made. Haskell and Paramor stayed together for a time, but scoring was very slow. Paramor made 9 and was bowled by Frith. 10 —3 —9. Spring hit his first ball for 4 to leg. I laskell was then bowled by Firth. At lunch the score was 15 for 4 wickets. 3.40 p.m Spring and Parker, after lunch, brought the score to 30, when the latter pulled one into his wickets, having made 7. Half the wickets are down, and a very heavy beating appears inevitable.

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 278, 25 February 1881

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 278, 25 February 1881