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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 543, 25 January 1882
THE ALL-ENGLAND CRICKET MATCH. [By Our Special Reporter.] Christchurch, Yesterday. The cricket match was continued very soon after 11 this morning, in dull, overcast weather. It was not, however, an unfortunate day for cricket, as it was fairly warm, notwithstanding a slight northeasterly wind. It was evident thai few people had expected the match to proceed with such punctuality, as the attendance was not large at the start, but ’busses and cabs plying down to the ground seemed to do a tolerably good trade. The Englishmen seemed to be suffering from a temporary collapse, as, witll the exception of Shaw, none of them maw any great stand, two falling victims to the veteran, E. Fowler, at mid-on. Fowjler’s fielding has indeed been quite a feature of the match. The innings closed for 230 ; only 22 funs having been added to the score by the last three wickets. Play began with Emmett taking the last ball of Fuller’s over. Chapman took up the howling at the other end, and in his oveJ sent Midwinter full pitch to leg, whi|h that batsman hit hard to square leg; twojonly resulted, and before Midwinter had; time to increase his score he was clean bowled by Fuller. The ball pitched to leg and broke in. Midwinter’s innings ran up much quicker than most others, consisting of 20, made up of one 4, two’s and singles. Seven wicks for 211. Chapman clean bowled Emmett in his third over, and then the two.last were caught off Fuller by E. Fowler at mid-on. The eighth and ninth wickets fell for 219 and 228 respectively with the score at 230. The innings closed before 12. The following are the scores : All England Eleven —lst innings. Dljfett, b Leach... 59
Batflow, b Chapman 77 Selby, c Ashby, b Wilding ... ... 1 Bates; run out ... ’ '... 32 Shrewsbury,, b Chapman 18 Midwinter, b Fuller 20
Scotton, cJ. Fowler, b Fuller ... 0 Emmett, b Chapman 2 Shaw, not out 16 Pilling, c E. Fowler, b Fuller 2 Peate, c Fowler, b Fuller ... ... 0 Extras 3 Total ... ... ... 230 The Canterbury Eighteen appeared at the wickets at 12.15 p.ra., and Shaw placed his men as follows ;—Pilling wicket, Shaw slip, Peate bowler, Midwinter mid-on, Shrewsbury point, Selby mid-off, Barlow square-leg, Emmett longoff, Bates deep long-off, Scotton cover- ~ point, Ulyett long-field. There was no long-leg or long-stop, and Pilling at the wicket had a great deal to do. Peate took the first over from the south end and bowled a maiden, and Midwinter another from the gate end. In Peate’s second over Strange let out at him, and obtained the first two for the Canterbury score. In Peate’s sixth over Strange let out again at Peate, and made another two, but soon after put a ball up into Shaw’s hands at slip—the first wicket falling for 9, the retiring man’s score being 6. Watson succeeded Strange, and played very carefully to both bowlers, only making singles, his first bringing up 10 on the telegr iph board. The Englishmen’s tactics with Million were most amusing; they crept in almost under his bat in their endeavors to get a catch, but Peate at length succeeded in dismissing him with a ball that was pitched close up to his wicket. He had been in forty minutes for his four runs. Two wickets for 17. Leach then went to the wickets, but the second ball ho received from Midwinter sent his bails flying, and the Canterbury supporters felt somewhat crestfallen as the captain walked back to the pavilion without having increased the score—3 for 18. Wilding quickly seemed at home, and began hitting about pretty freely till, in trying a short run, he paid the penalty, as the ball was quickly returned by Peate—the fourth wicket falling for 26. Ashby then went in, and after Watson had made another, an adjournment was made for luncheon. _ i 2.30p.m. saw Ashby and Watson again at the wickets, Midwinter contributing a no ball in his first over. Ashby scored a > single from Peate, but the former was : held by Midwinter in his next over. ■ 29—5—1. Reeves took his place, and > finished the over without adding to the ■ score. Watson scored a single off Peate, s bringing up 30. Midwinter bowled a t maiden, and Reeves put one to square-leg b for a single off the left-hander, and ■ snicked Midwinter for a brace. A) ) maiden by Midwinter followed. Reeved , made a nice cut for two, which he followed 3 up by putting Peate away for a single, and a Watson cut the same bowler for two. ( t Reeves’ leg-stump went down to the first * ball of Midwinter’s next over, and the , telegraph board showed 39—6—7. J. , Fowler now faced Midwinter, whom he i snicked for one. Peate now gave the ball , to Emmett, Watson touching him for 1 one. Three maidens followed, but in the i next Emmett was drove by Watson in the , slips ior two. Fowler put Midwinter J into the outfield for one, but his time ■ had come, and he was bowled by Emmett J without further increasing the score. 44—7 —3. E. Fowler joined Watson, - and three maidens were sent, along., r Fowler punished Emmett for three, and - Watson snicked the last ball of the over 3 for a single. The same player got one c from Midwinter away for two, and ;the 3 half-century was wired. Emmett sent ; down one to Fowler which the batsman - punished for three. Both bowlers 3 trunbled a maiden each, and Fowler’s leg stump fell to Midwinter’s first in his next ! over. 53—8—6. W. Ootterill filled the ■ gap. Two byes were run off Emmett’s , next over. Watson put two in the slips, l which he followed by a leg hit for a ! single off Midwinter. Two maidens foll lowed, and Cotterill negotiated a dangerous t one from Midwinter and scored one, but l he succumbed to Emmett immediately. j after, the score being 60—9--1. Edser j now took the bat, and contributed a single i to the score, when he retired. After addr ing a couple of singles to his name, Wats’ son was despatched to the pavilion, he i having put one off Emmett into Filling’s 3 hands. Cotterill retired without scoring, i Fowke and Longden were now com--3 panions, the latter getting 2 off Midl winter, and Fowke 1 off Emmett. After I putting together five more, Longden i skied one, which Scotton did not ■ refuse. Chapman followed, and ims mediately took two off Emmett to squarei leg, but the next ball he hit to coverpoint, rightiuto Peate’s hands. 79 —14—2. s Atack then joined Fowke, but after two ’ good hits for a two and a three, Midwinter > laid the whole of his stumps flat on the > ground, amid no little amusement, and rather to the batsman’s chagrin apl patently. 84—15 —5. Fairhurst then i faced the bowlers, making a nice hit along the carpet off Midwinter for one, and then cut Emmett straight into Shrewsbury’s hands, who, however, declined the chance. A brace of byes then followed, but Fairhurst skied one of Emmett’s, which was taken by Midwinter. 87 —16—1. Fuller then came in, and took two off Emmett’s second ball, which was followed by a bye. Another to leg by Fuller added one run, and a splendid chance to Bates, off Midwinter, but which was “ mulled ” in some unaccountable manner, amid yells, put another single on. Fuller, who appeared to be quite at home with the bowling, hit Emmett again for two, and then a bye off Emmett, and a leg-bye off Midwinteij, made the fielding quite lively for the Englishmen. In Emmett’s next over Fuller made a splendid, drive along the carpet for three, and the century was run up amid some clapping. The end now came, as the first ball in Midwinter’s over despatched the last man, Fuller—Fowke being the “ not out ” for two. The Canterbury Eighteen then followed
on for their second innings at 5 o’clock, but a large amount of time was wasted by their not being ready. The weather was now very dull and cold, and a very bad ' light for cricket will account for their i wretched play. Bates took the gate end, • and Emmett the south end. J- Fowler ■ and Fowke went in first, the former scoring one off B.des. Two maidens followed, and the same player snicked two off Emmetft, the next ball being played into his wicket. 3 —l—3. Wilding then came in, and quickly afterwards Fowke was clean bowled by Bates. 3—2—o. Reeves went in, and after two leg-byes off Emmett he was clean bowled by Bates. s—3—o. Atackthen stepped in, and after giving a chance to the veteran Shaw, who did not accept it, Bates made a clean sweep of his wickets with his third ball. 5—4- 0. Million followed, and then two maiden overs, and Wilding’s turn came by putting his leg in front of the wickets. s—s—o. Watson now appeared, and Bates bowled a maiden and Emmett a wide. Three maidens followed. A splendid cut by Watson for three off Emmett, and the next ball he was clean bowled. B—6—2 Leach now took his innings, and from his careful play and scientific batting, he put together six, and everyone regretted that time was called before ha could show the public what he could do. This brought up the total of only 15 for six wickets. The following are the scores:— Canterbury Eighteen —lst innings. Million, b Peate 4 Strange, c Midwinter, b Shaw ... 6 Watson, c Pilling, b Emmett 24 Leach, b Midwinter 0 Wilding, run out 5 Ashby, c and b Midwinter ... ... 1 Reeves, b Midwinter 7 J. Fowler, b Emmett 8 E. Fowler, b Midwinter , 6 W. Cotterill, b Emmett ... ... 1 Edser, at Pilling, b Emmett ... 1 E. Cotterill, b Midwinter 0 Longden, c Ssotton, b Midwinter ... 7 Fowke, not out 2
Chapman, o Peate, b Emmett ... 2 Fairhurst, o Midwinter, b Emmett ... 1 Ataok, b Midwinter 5 Fuller, b Midwinter 10 Extras 15 Tot'tl 100 Oanteriurt Eighteen— 2nd innings. J. Fowler, b Emmett ... 3 E. Fowler, b Bates 0 Wilding, Jbw Emmett ... ... 0 Reeves, bßates... 0 Atack, b Bates ... 0 Watson, b Emmett 2 , Millton, not out 1 Leach, not out ® Leg-byes ? , Widefl 1 Total 15 The fielding of the Eighteen was very good indeed, but the batting was very deficient. Watson was the only exception, bis defence being a most creditable display of cricket. The play of the Englishmen was Ijreatly admired, and it seemed as if twenty-two such players as Canterbury sent out to meet them during this match would hardly gain much vantage over them, if any indeed was possible, without professional assistance.
CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 543, 25 January 1882
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