[per reuter’s agency.] ’ Prorogued. Melbourne, Dec, 24. The Victorian Parliament was prorogued to-day by commission. Intercolonial Cricket Match. The Intercolonial Cricket Match between an eleven of Victoria and an eleven of New South Wales was commenced to-day. The first innings of the Victorians closed for 232, and at the close of the day’s play the Sydney team had one wicket down for 21 runs. Fire, Sydney, Dec. 24. An extensive fire has occurred to day at Forbes, in this colony. Five shops were completely destroyed, and the total damage is estimated at fully Lzo,ooo, Two persons have been severely injured by the fire. England v. South Australia. Adelaide, Dec. 24. The cricket match between the English team and fifteen of South Australia was resumed to-day. The first innings of the local team closed for 244. At the close of the day’s play the English team had two wickets down for 126 runs—Selby, not out, 5G Barlow, not out, 46.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881
AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881
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