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AUCKLAND v. TIMARU. [by TELEQKApp, J TjUfARD, To-day. The match Auckland v Timaru commenced here at 1.15 on the Club’s ground, two miles from town. The weather ig splendid. Robinson won the toss, and sent Timaru in. Shepherd and Smith . faced the bowling of Buckland and Av- s noil. A bye was run daring the second over, and then Shepherd was clean bowled by Buckland, 1—0—1. The score rose to.a----10 by successive singles, and soon after- ’ wards Smith, who was batting prettily, hit his wicket, 2—l—lo. Raymond and , , King kept things going for a couple of . minutes, when the latter was run out by

Arneil whenattempting a short one,3 —1— 12. • Raymond then brought the score up , to, 20 by good hard driving, and Barton relieved Arneil as bowler. Hughes was caught at long off by Gardner, 4-—l—2l. Lough, the next man, was punishing the ’ bawling, when he was run out, 6—B - 32. Scott went in, and Lankham changed with Buckland, and took Raymond’s wicket in his 'second over, 6—18 —33. Kichuam, . , the next man, put together 5, when he ■was bowled by Lankham, 7—5—40. , Jonas, the next man, managed to get two singles before Lankham took his wicket, . 49 — 9 — 2. Ness managed to get one, when be was bowled by Lankham, the innings thus closing for 51 runs. The Aucklanders’ fielding showed great imThe following fifteen have been chosen to represent Ashburton County in ihe match to be played on Friday next, against the Auckland Eleven :—Geo. Andrews, J. E. Buchsnan, Caatelli, Curtis, Denshire, A. Fooks, Hosking, Maud, A. Pixley, Raine, Simpson, Stratchey, W. Pl'Reeves, D. Thomas, Wilding. Emergencies—Jephson, Fish, Hart, L. F. Andrewea. The match will be played on the Domain ground, and the Ashburton men -are particularly requested to be 011 the ' ground at 10.30 sharp, or their snbstitutea ■ will, we understand, be selected from ihe emergency men. The Asuhurton Band will be in atendance during the afternoon. It has not yet been decided at what hour the stumps will be drawn, in consequence of ignorance concerning the intended movements of the Auckland ' men. As they play in Ohristchurch on ! Saturday it is just possible they will proceed thither by the evening express on Friday, in which case play would have to . terminate at 5 30 at latest. “ Round-arm”

■ has supplied us with the abilities of the several players, a perusal of which shows . that Ashburton will place a very strong ; team in the field. G. Andrews —bowler; with a fair break, c. and steady bat; generally scores well. ■■ Castelli—a good free bat, with capital . defence. A. Curtis—an average bat and hard hitter. Denshire—the probable captain of the team, a finished batsman and good field. A. Fooks—a good all-round man, capital defence, and useful anywhere. Hosking—good change bowler and fair 'bait Maud—Has bad very little little practice this season, but likely to give a good account of himself. , , A. Pixley—A good medium pace bowler, with, effective break, and average bat. Raine —Fair all round man, with good -defence. W. Simpson—A pretty bat and good bowler. Stratchey—A good all round cricketer, ■ but out of practice. v W. P. Beeves—One of the best bats in 'Canterbury. D.Thomas—-A smart field and capital bat . Wilding—An excellent player, and the beat all-round cricketer in the team. Buchanan—A stubborn bat and good -field.

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 805, 29 November 1882

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 805, 29 November 1882

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