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LANCASTER PARK V. ASH- ~ BURTON. This.’match, the first ever yet played by , our local men at Christchurch, came off ' Yesterday : upon the Lancaster Park .. . grpund, The weather was magnificent, .this, sun shining brightly, and a light . breeze blowing. The ground was in " : splendid order. Mr Stevens captained tho’LancasterPark men, and Mr Wix 1 ’■.'; the, Ashburton team. The former. having von the toss, sent his men in, who were ‘ all disposed of for the-respectable, but not ■ . large,'score of 109, to which Ollivier contributed 30 by good steady play. The bowling of the Ashburton men was fair, ■ ■ buit occasionally a little erratic, and the 1 fielding was very creditable. After partaking, of ah excellent luncheon,; play was resumed, the Ashburton men t going to the. wickets. The bowling of Fairhurat and Reeves was, however, top good to allow of heavy scoring, and the whole ’’ team was -disposed of for 66, of which Denshire made the - top score of 17 in a ■ ■ very neat style. • The Lancaster Park men went in again, and had everything .their own way, Ollivier scoring 55 before '.' being given out leg before wicket. Malet carried out hisbatfor 51, andbatted remarkably well, Lancaster Park men won on the first innings by 43 runs. We annex the score of the game - Lahcastbb PaKK—lst Innings. ; . ! Ollivier, b Wilding ... ... 30 Stevens, cMaclaren, b Wilding... 16 Malet, b Wix ... 10 Smith b G. Andrews ... ... 0 Fairhurat, c Wix, b Wilding ... 5 , Taylor, c.and b Maclaren ... 12 Reeves, o Pooks, b Wix... ; .i. 2 McDowell, c Maclaren, b Wix ... 7 Hacon, bJephson 5 , r Grant, not out ... ... ... 10 Bruges, b Maclaren ... ... 0 Byes ... ... ... 5 Leg Byes ... 3 Wide Balls ...

Total ... ... ... • 109 Lancaster Park —2nd Innings. Ollivier, Ibw, b Wix ... ... 55 Malet, not out ... 51 Reeves, not out ... . ... ... 20 Byes ••• 4 Leg Byes ... ... ... 1 ' Wide Balls ... ... ... 2 Total... ... 133 Ashburton. A. Fooks, b Fairhurat ... ... 0 Hodder, c Fairhurat, bßeeves... 5 Gifkius, b Fairhurat ... ... 0 Wilding, Ibw, b Fairhurat ... 0 Denshire, hit wicket, b Fairhurat 17 Wix, c Stevens, b Fairhurat ... 9 G. Andrews, run out 12 Lyttelton, b Reeves 7 Maclaren, b Fairhurat ... ... 3 Jephaon, not out... ... ... 6 Barker, b Fairhurat 6 Wide 1 Total .i. ... ... ... 66 , Lancaster Park winning on the first innings by 43 runs. .

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

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