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[The folio win" concludes our report: of Saturday’s play : —] Both batsmen got singles off Gill, and Watson placed Lankham neatly to the off for 2, and got one from a leg drive off the same bowler. Watson took a maiden from Gill, and Reeves played one from Lankham. The latter batsman then got Gill to the off for a single, and Lankham to the on for one. Reaves stole another single from Gill, and Arneil got a round of applause by smartly fielding a leg hit of Watson’s, and another soon after for the return of one of Watson’s cuts. Another single was stolen, and the batsmen were not apparently well set, while., the bowling being well on the wicket, and the fielding good, kept the scoring slow. Two maidens came from each end, and Relies got another single from Gill, and Watson drove the .next ball clear out of bounds for 5, and 60 appeared, Robinson now relieved Gill as bowler at the lower epd, and placing the field out, bowled .sloifjp. The first over was a maiden, and. .then Reeves got to leg a single off Lankham, Arneil again fielding well. Robinson tried Reeves with a leg break, but put it out of bounds at for 4, and got the next to leg for -Wo. .A single came to Watson, and Ameil replaced Lankham as bowler. Watson ovfc the new-comer’s first ball for 1, and Reaves played the remainder of the over. Watson played Robinson neatly to the on for a single, and brought 70 up. Reeves playing forward to Robinson, had his bails removed by Dufaur, but was given “not out ” by the umpire. Reeves got RobiujCjn well away for 2, and Watson goV 1 ‘from another leg-hit at Arneill. Reeves stole another, and again put * Robinson, well away to long-leg, A fine leg-hit Arneil added 4 more to his score. 3-tar byes came off the last of the over, and an adjournment for lunch was made, Abe score being 82 for the loss of one Wicket * Play was resumed soon after three o’clock, Watson and Reeves returning to the wickets, and Lankham and Gill,..the howlers, changing ends. The formed sept up a maiden, and Reeves played Gill' to leg for 2, and played the next to the* off Watson called, and a run was but Blair fielding quickly and throwing m smartly,-hit the stumps before -Watson could regain his crease, 2—36—84. Hartland filled the vacancy, and Gill took: Igs leg stump with the first ball, 30 — 84. Ashby, the next man, was lopdly applauded on making his appearance. Reeves cut Lankham for a single, and Ashby got 4 from a flukey ono_ behind the wicket off Gill. Telegraph, 90. Ashby was hitting hard, but the fielding was too smart to allow him to score. Reeves managed to get several more singles, and was then dismissed by apretty ball from Lankham, 4—48—94. Wilding, the new man, commenced with a single, and followed it up by getting Gill 'Well away to long-leg for 4. Lankhatn’s next ball was too much for Ashby, distributing his stumps, 56 —99. Fowke was the incomer, but he put his first hall up at square-leg, where it was taken by Robinson, 6—0—99. The wickets werfe : ho% falling rapidly, and things wore a brighter aspect so far as the visitors were concerned. Barnes was next man, and playing Lankham to leg for a single, brought 100 upon the telegraph. Singles.came slowly, and Barnes, after getting Gill oat of bounds for 4, at long-leg, was caught by Barton off the same bowler at mid-on, 7—6—106. Harman came in, and signalised his advent by cutting Lankham along the carpet for 4, while Wilding got Gifi well to leg for 3, and cut Lankham for a single, telegraph, 110. Several singles were run, and Harman put Gill clean over long-field’s head for 4, while soon afterwards four more were scored from an overthrow. Ha tland was clean bowled- ia Lankham’s next over, 8—8—124. . Frith stayed long enough to assist Wilding 5 run 4 from a long-field hit off Gill, then hit his wicket while playing backr'tp one of Lankham’s, 9—0—128. Fuller last man, got a couple of singles, anil wis given out leg before wicket. The innings thus closed for 130, Wilding carrying ’ bp bat for 20. A fresh wicket was pitched, and the Auckland men commenced their innings, Barton and Robinsoa facing, the bowling of Frith and Fuller. took the first over from the latter,and putting the second beautifully to leg for 4, cutting the third for 2, and drawing the next to leg for 2, scored 8 runs off first over. Robinson took a maiden from Frith, Fuller tried Barton with a pitcher, and heput it away splendidly to,leg for 4, getting his score into double He also put the next ball over long ffeld’s head for 2, and the second over thus, fluced 6 runs, or an aggregate of 14 for balls. Robinson put one up a£jAh| wickets, but Fowke could not get round in time to reach it. The next was put ip leg for 2, and Barton followed Robinson’s example, getting 2 more. Harman missed one of Barton’s long-on hits, and & vjmre run. Telegraph—2o. Barton got Frith to leg for a single, Ollivier fielding smartly. Fuller was again put beautifully to leg for 4by Barton. Fuller’s next b»U dropped to the off, and Barton played into his wicket. 1—21—26. Barton was loudly cheered on retiring. Arneil filled the vacancy, and Robinson/put Frith to leg for 1, and played Puller to leg for 2 and a single. Telegraph—3o. Another single was recorded to Robinson’s credit, and again the batsman got Fuller beautifully along the carpet at square leg for 4 Another single increased Robinson’s total, and Arneil opened his account with asprer by a pretty leg-hit off Fuller for’3. Singles came quickly, and Barnes, a me-dium-paced bowler with a peculiar delivery, relieved Fuller. Fowke made 'repeated attempts to stump the batsman, but appealed in vain. Scoring'’ because rather slow, until 40 went up, when' Rd* binson get one of Barnes’s out of boundit for 4. 60 appeared soon after, and an& thor having been run Barnes 1 scattered’ Robinson’s stumps, 2—24—51. Blauji went in, and play was again rather slow for a time, bowling being dead on and thS fielding good. Arneil got a short one title on, and put Barnes to square leg lot

2.' Blair got the same bowler to leg for ~ 1J; and Arneil got in just in time to save Ms 1 wicket. Blair placed Fuller nicely to ‘ square ‘ leg for 2, and Arneil brought 60 up on the telegraph by a fine on-drive ! from one of Barnes’. With the score at '63 Arneil, after making 14 in pretty style, E laced one of Frith’s in the bowler’s ands, 3—14—63. Testro took his ' pltuSd, r ahd Blair added 3 more to his score r by hitting one of Barnes’ over squareleg’s head for 3. He also put one of 7 !P«th’s to the on-field fora single, and ’ Harman missing one of his cuts 3

-more were added to the score. 1 Blair’s total now amounted to 10, while the telegraph showed 70. This ' appeared to give him fresh courage, and opening his shoulders to Frith, he drove ■ him close to the boundary for 3. He also • drbve Barnes prettily for a single, and ‘stolethe run, although the bowler fielded ' the ball smartly. Testro, who had been 9 expected to keep his wicket till time was ' called’,'' put one of Barnes’ up at leg, and Was well held by Frith, 4—0—74. Testro 'vwiis‘the’first Auckland man, so far, who haH- ibt got into double figures. Yates s filled the vacancy, and placing Frith’s /riext in slips got two. He ran with a very §«rceptible limp, having had his leg in--BTfilred at Timaru. Barnes tried to tempt Blair into giving a catch, but the rival " Jumbo simply drove him’along the carpet Nmd got out of bounds for 4 at long-field. 'He got the next to long-leg for 3, but more been obtained had Yates been nm>le*to travel faster. Arneil went out to -'run for him. The te’egraph showed 83, Blair, after making 21 in pretty * style, was bowled off his pad, 5—21 —83. ./O’Brien came to thp rescue, and Yates ' Ottt Barnes prettily, and Hartland fielding /araartly no runs came. The batsman, how- ■ eyer got a single from a nice cut off the °n«xt ball. One came from a leg-bye, and . Yates playing prettily again cut Barnes I'ior a single. O’Brien got his first one by Barnes to cover-point, following it cupj by placing Frith beautifully at for 3y and 90 appeared. Wilding Relieved Barnes at the lower end. Hopes -were now entertained that Auckland wouldget the century without losing any more wickets in the remaining ten. They were, however vain, O’Brien putting Barnes up at mid-on, where it was held by 'Aifhhy, 6—4 —9O. Gardner then went in, «nd played the remaining two balls of the ‘Wei l , which was a maiden. Yates drove .’Frith away hard to the off, but Wilding 'stopped it, preventing scoring. Time was emfuJ, six wickets being down for 91 runs. < The following are the complete s.orea so far:— ■ Oahtbbbu&t.—lst Innings, Ollivier, b Lankbam ... 0 Watson, run out ...’ 36 Beeves, b .Lankbam, ... 48 •Hartland, b Gill ... 0 ■Rshhy, b Lankbam 6 Wilding, not out 20 rFowkes, c Robinson, b Lankbam ... 0 Barton, b Gill 6 Harman, b Lankbam 8 Frith, hit wicket, b Lankbam ... 0 Fuller, Ibw, b Lankham 2 Byes 2, leg byes 2 4 Total ... ... 130 Bowling Analysis. Balls. Runs. Mdns. Wkfs. Lankbam ... 132 39 14 7 G3l ... ... 128 64 10 2 Robinson ... 20 13 2 0 Arneil ... 12 10 0 0 Auckland.—lst Innings. Barton, b Fuller ... 21 Robinson, b Barnes ... ... ... 24 Arneil, c and b Frith... ... ... 16 Blair, b Frith ... ... ... 21 Testro, c Frith, b Barnes ... 0 O’Brien, c Ashby, b Wilding ... 4 Yates, not out... ... 5 Gardner, not out 0 Leg-bye... 1

Total fur six wickets ... ... 91 u;. • Bowling Analysis. •{;>-:Balls. Buns. Mdns. Wkts. rFoller ... 24 31 0 1 Frith... ...100 28 7 2 ißarhos ... 72 31 4 2 Play was resumed soon after 3 o’clock, ■‘■'Watson and Hartland facing the bowling "of Lankham and Gill. At 4.30 the score "ifood at 20 for one wicket, Wilding and batting.

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 809, 4 December 1882

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 809, 4 December 1882

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