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CRICKET.

AUCKLAND v. CANTERBURY. [BY TBLKOBAFH.J [BY OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.] Christchurch, To-day. • This match, which was commenced this ' afternoon, Is considered the match of the Aucklanders’ trip, and has created considerable excitement in cricketing and i' circles. There was a great deal of betting on the result last nght, the local ‘ men being very confident, and backing themselves at from 2to 1. But fancy prices were not obtained after the news of the Ashburton match. Buckland was chosen to stand out of the Auckland team. The weather was splendid, and at the ~ commencement of the match there was a good attendance, with every prospect of thousands of spectators in the afternoon. Ashley (captain of Canterbury team) and ißobinson (the Auckland captain)|tossed for

the choice of innings, and the former win- , ning, decided to go in, Buckland acting as umpire for Auckland, and Pocock for 'Canterbury. Play commenced at 12.3 Q p. m., Ollivier apd Watson representing Canterbury at } the wickets, to the bowling of Gill and Lankham. Dufaur again took his place as. wicket-keeper (having been incapacitated previously by a dislocated finger, ' sustained while stopping one of Gill’s balla( Testro took long-stop, Yates shortslip, Bowler long-stop, Arneil point, . Barton cover, Gardiner long-off, '.'Blair long-on, Robinson square\:lgg, O’Brien long-leg. Ollivier played .the first over, which was a maiden, . from Gill, and Watson, a left-hand ; bat, took the first ball from Lankham. ■ He cut the third prettily for. 3, and Olliflier played the remainder of the over. ' Oill|s second over was also a maiden, tr Watson playing it very carefully. Ollivier j-Idrew Lankham prettily to leg twice, and |-tilriee Robinson returned the ball so as to prevent scoring. The second .jtune W atson was well out of his ground, I and Dufaur, with the ball in hand, went ' to lift off the batsman’s bails, but missed them, and Watson got back in time to save his wicket. Lankham’s over was a maiden, and again Watson failed to score off Gill’s over. Play was very careful, and the Auckland men were fielding ex- . eeedingly well. Another maiden came ■ from Lankham’s end, and Watson . ;got Gill’s next ball to leg for •2, and placed the next in the >fllips prettily, but without scoring, Lankham returning the ball quickly. Both men were playing steadily, when Lankham disposed of Ollivier with a very ‘pretty. hall, I—o—s, Peeves filled the Vacancy and played the next ball of the ,over to leg for a single, and after taking a from Gill, Watson again got a .i flukey one to leg off Lankham, and Reeves got the next ball from the same /Bottler to tquare-leg for 2. The re- . attaining balls of the over were placed in 'Bame direction, but were well fielded by Robinson, and scoring was prevented, ‘Oil! had hitherto been very fortunate, but'the first of his next over was driven a .|Hist the bowler by Watson to the end of 1 she field for 4, and 10 appeared on the telegraph. Two were run from leg-byes, and Watson got 4 off Gill from a snick .behind the wickets, Reeves placed Lankham in the slips for 3, and Watson cat ’ him grandly along the sward for 4. Beeves now began to score more quickly, and 3 more were added to his score by a beautiful cutoff Gill close to the boundary. Reeves got - another 4 by lifting Lankham out of bounds at square-leg, the telegraph showing 30. 2 came .off a flukey one in the slips from the next ball, and was credited to Beeves. Watson placed Gill to leg for a single (Barton fielding smartly;, and ' Beeves operated similarly for 2. Gill managed to send off another maiden, and Reeves cut Lankham again for 2. A leg•bye was run and Watson was hurt by a bumpy one from Lankham, but soon reburned play. [At 3.47 the score stood at ‘lO9 for the loss of seven wicket.] - - ■'

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 808, 2 December 1882

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 808, 2 December 1882

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