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AUCKLAND v. CANTERBURY. ■ i Yesterdays Play. [by cue, special reporter.] The following concludes our report of 1 yesterday’s play:— '' • Play was not resumed till afterS o’clock. Blair acted as the Auckland wicket- ‘ keeper, and Tonks fielded in Yates’ place, the latter being unable to play owing to an injury. Watson and Hartland faced the bowling of Lankham aid Gill. Watson took two maiden overs from Lankham, . and Hartland another from Gill. Hartland out a long-hop from Gill out of bounds, and 4 were called. Lankham bowled another maiden and a 1 came from a leg-bye ofl the third ball. Maidens came from both ends; Hartland got four from, two pretty leg-hits off Lankham’s next over, and Watson brought 10 up by a leg single off Gill. Hartland also got Gill to leg tor 2, but the bowler revenged himself by taking his wicket with the next, which was a shooter. I—lo—l2. Wilding filled the vacancy, and poking Gill to-leg for 3 runs, Wilding gave a difti- > • colt chance in the slips, which was weli ' but unsuccessfully tried for by Gill. The weather at this time was clearing up. Singles came slowly and not more quickly than maidens. Watson drove Gill hard to off for 2, and Barton fielding it had a finger-nail injured. Wilding gave a difficult chance at leg, which was missed by Arneil. The same batsman drove Lankham for 3, and was given out leg before wicket, off Gill. 2 9 l : Reeves succeeded him, and Watson got Lankham to leg for 3 more. Reeves put Lankham up at leg, and the ball was just sin inch too high for Arneil, and a single was recorded, the telegraph showing 30. ’■ * Beeves stole a single, and another single / Boon after. Watson cut Lankham for 2, and Beeves put Gill well to leg for 4. ! Watson got Lankham out of bounds at square leg for 4, and a single by the same batsman brought 40 up. Watson cut Gill grandly, and Gardner returned smartly, *' confining the score to a single. Again • Reeves stole 1 for a snick, and with other n . singles the score rose slowly, and 50 ap- . peered after a fine boundary hit by Watson off Gill. Robinson relieved Lankham «t the upper end, and his over contributed one to Reeves’ score, which now stood v. at 10. Runs now came more freely, but were confined to singles. Robinson was < applauded for smartly fielding two fine leg . • hits by Reeves, neither of them giving runs. The only scoring for the next ten i,;- i minutes was a single by Beeves off Robini> son, the fielding and bowling both being very good. Reeves drove Robinson for a single, and 60 went up on the telegraph. Wataon made several long hits, and the ■core stood at 68, when Beeves, after i getting 18, was caught splendidly by Arneil at square-leg. This ball was Lank- • ■ ’ ham’s first after replacing Robinson. Ashby went in and scored rapidly, putting his first out of bounds for 4, and following it up quickly with a brace of twos and • two singles—getting 10 in a couple of minutes. He put Lankham away to leg for 2, Fowkes fielded it smartly, and stepping its progress ere it reached the boundary. Watson got 4 for a boundary fait off Gill, and Ashby putting one up at long-leg was badly missed by Fowkes. The score was now over 90, Ashby having 20 to his credit. Three maiden overs then - cams down, and a bye was run off the last ball ef Lankham’s next over. Ashby sent " one from Gill into the long-field, for what should have been 2 but Fowkes tumbled over it, and three was the result. The next score was a single to Ashby off Lankham. It was smartly returned from Suare-leg, and the batsman had a 586 shave. Arneil then replaced Gill, and Ashby sent his second v ball to the boundary for four, bringing 103 on the telegraph amidst great applause, i Watson got a pair of singles, and then Ashby slogged Arneil away to the bounI ‘ dary ; but the square-leg had been put ■ 'down very deep, and only two resulted. ■"* ■■ Lartkham bowled a maiden, and Ashbj •ent another off Arneil to the boundary jti far two, and the next ball again drove 'io ;i bim. Dufaur backed up, and shied ai the wicket, and six were run, two coming i" from the overthrow; telegraph, 110 V " Barton went bn at the pavilion end, ant a fine drive by Ashby and several single; •4 > brought 120 up. Dufaur replaced Lank 11 - 1 “ ham at the upper end, and his first ove ■ %u ' ■ ■ produced a single, Robinson fielding i ' fine leg hit very smartly. The first wid I;?.-.! (faring the match was called off Barton’ next over, and .Watson also got a singl ■w - off it Dufaur sent down a maiden, am • Ashby punished Barton’s next over badly i* * * It. TTT_ 1. «

scoring rapidly. Watson opened out at ■■ Dufaut’s next, getting 2 and 4 off it by pretty cute. Robinson relieved Barton, and his second ball was put up at long off by Ashby, and prettily caught by pi owkeß) 4—49—135. After a short ad--1 ■' jonctoment, Fowkes filled the vacancy at the wickets, and took the remainder of the overfroxn Robinson, Lankham went on again at the upper end, and commenced - with a maiden. Robinson followed suit,

and Lankham repeal'd il.e vsp snnent, 1, however, coming fi’ 111 a leg-t y " ateon placed Robinson in the slips f< r 3, and Fowke cut the last of the over fi.r 1. Lankham bowled anolher maiden, ati;U were run for byes for one of Bo’ iesuti s, the long-stop having again been fielded somewhere else. Telegraph 140. Ihe scoring now became slow, and a leg-bye was the only nm for several maidens. Watson then got his score into the fifties by putting Robinson to leg for 3, and Fowke also got 3 from a leg hit off the same over. Telegraph 150. Watson again got Robinson well away to leg for 1, and cut Lankham for another. Fowke put the last ball to lOng-leg for 3, and Fowke placed Robinson’s next in the bowler’s hands, it being splendidly caught just above ground. Time was called, Canterbury having five wickets down for 155. Watson carried out his bat for 52. To-day’s Play. [by telegraph.] Christchurch, To-day. The match was resumed at noon sharp to-day, the weather being splendid. Watson, the not out of yesterday, and Ollivier went to the wickets, facing the bowling of Lankham and Gill. Lankham sent down a maiden, and Ollivier hit Gill for a single, and gave Gill a chance in the slips, which he did not take. Repeated maidens followed at both ends, Lankham and Gill bowling splendidly. A couple more singles were credited to Ollivier, when Watson put one of Gill’s up in the slips, and was held by Lankham, 6—52—158. Harman was the incomer. He cut Gill for a single, but putting one up at point he was grandly held by Arneil in one hand over his head. 7 1—157. Barnes followed, and a single and a couple of twos were run, when the new man was clean bowled by Lankham. 8— Frith was the next man, but he only played two balls from Liankham, the third taking his off stump. 90—165. Fuller then went in, and Ollivier drove Gill out of bounds for 4, Wilding running owing to the batsman having strained his leg. Ollivier also drove Gill for 2, and Fuller cut Lankham near the boundary for 3. Ollivier played a maiden from Lankham, and Fuller took another from Gill, Ollivier following it by driving Lankham for 5. Another single was credited to Fuller, and 180 appeared. Fuller put one of Gill’s up at mid-on, and was held by Barton. The inn.ngs closed for 180, Fuller getting 4 and Ollivier 16. The following are the scores of the Canterbury. —2nd Innings,

Hartland, b‘ Gill ... 10 Watson, c Langham, b Gill ••• *>2 Wilding, Ibw, b Gill 0 Reeves, c Arneil, b Lankham ... 18 Ashby, c Tonks, b Robinson 49 Fowkes, c and b Robinson ... ... 7 Ollivier, not out ... ... ••• 18 Harman, c Arneil, b Lankham ... 1 Barnes, b Lankham 5 Frith, b Lankham ... ... ••• 0 Fuller, c Barton, b Gill ... ••• 4 Byes 3 Leg-byes ... ••• ••• ° Wide ball ... ••• ••• 1 Total 180 Bowling Analysis. Balls. Runs. Mdns. Wkts. Lankham ... 172 60 19 4 Gill 155 56 19 4 Robinson ... 64 22 5 2 Arneil ... 20 16 1 0 Barton ... 16 9 0 0 Dufaur ... 16 7 1 0 Canterbury took the field at 1.30, Barton and Robinson representing A uckland at the wickets. Barton took the first ball from Wilding, and was caught at the wickets off the second, 1 —0—0. Arneil replaced him, and took the remainder of the over. One came from a leg-bye off Frith’s first ball, and Arneil got a single. Robinson placed the next ball at square leg for 1, and Arneil was then given out leg before wicket off the last ball of the over, 2—l—3. Yates went in, with Arneil to run for him. Robinson drew Wilding prettily to leg for 2, and Yates played a maiden from Frith. Robinson cut Wilding for 2 more, and Yates drove Frith for a single and played a maiden from Wilding. A maiden also came from Frith’s end, Robinson playing it very carefully. Yates cut Wilding for a single, and played Frith to the on for another. Then taking a maiden from Wilding, with the score at 10, Robin joii was bowled by F;ith, 3—5—10. Blair came to the rescue, and got a single by driving Frith, and another by driving Wilding to the off. Another leg-bye was run, and Blair played one over mid-on’s head for a single. Adjournment was then made for lunch, with three wickets down for 14.

Play was resumed at 3 o’cleck. Blair took a maiden from Frith, and Yates was caught at the wicket off Wilding, 4—3— 14 Testro went in and Blair drove Frith along the carpet for 3. Successive maidens were recorded, and Testro got 4 from a snick behind the wickets off Frith. Telegraph, 20. Maidens followed each other steadily, and the only scoring for nearly a quarter of an hour was a single by Blair, Testro getting a cut for 1 off the same over. 2 were run for leg-byes, and' Blair was beautifully caught by Wilding off his own bowling. 57 —25. O’Brien was the next man. Testro cut Frith for a single, and O’Brien followed suit. After successive maidens O’Brien got Wilding to long-leg for 3. Testro then cut the same bowler for 2, and 30 appeared. Harman lost a difficult chance at longleg from O’Brien, through his legs, and 1 run resulted. O’Brien out Wilding for a single, and Testro got Wilding well to leg for 4, and O’Brien followed suit off Frith for 3. Telegraph. 40. Maidens came in steady succession again, and another leg-bye added to the score. O’Brien played Frith to leg for 1, and his score reached double figures. Testro made a cut for another, and appearances brightened for Auckland. Another single was stolen by Testro, and O’Brien drove Wilding to off for a couple. The same batsman also drove Wilding to leg for 4.

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CRICKET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 810, 5 December 1882

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CRICKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 810, 5 December 1882

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