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The first match for several years between the Longbeach and Ashburton clubs was played on Saturday on the Longbeach ground, a paddock adjoining the homestead, which afforded a capital pitch, and the ground generally was in eicellent condition. The Ashburton team left Ashburtom at about eight o'clock in a coach and four driven by Mr G. F. Fcott, and after a spanking run of two hours, reached the Longbeach station, where a collation was provided by Mr J. C. N. Grigf. This over, the game began, Longbeach going first to the , wicket, Simms and Pender facing the bowling of G. W. Andrews and Dixon. A strong nor'west wind was blowing down the wicket, and Andrews bowled from the upper end, and so did best work, taking all the wickets except one. Five double figures were gained in this innings by the | Longbeach men -viz., Soal 27, Bucket idge 16, Pender 14, Dawkins 13, and Tirnms 11. The total innings amounted to 101, which would have been greatly reduced had six catches offered by some . of the above players been accepted by the Ashburton fieldsman. Ashburton took the bat, but their score only reached 34, the fast underhand bowling of Pender doing extraordinary damage. Although Merewether stonewalled for a long time, he was able to get only 4, and the highest individual score w^a U, Andrews fi. flic Y4sftors had thus to follow on, and getting more accustomed to Fender's bowling, and Pender himself perhaps falling away a little towards the end of the innings, the visitors made a better record, G. W. Andrews getting 20 (not out), Rees 13, and T. Sawle 12—the total reaching 76-~just saving a defeat in one innings by nine runs. To get these nine runs Longbeach essayed the bat, but before the number to win wasj reached; three wickets, h^d, fallen. The Longbeach fielding was remarkably good and jtfi excellence stood out in strong contrast to that of the visitors, who will doubtless profit by. the lessen given. During the play Mr Grigg provided tea for the players, as well as; alsundauoe/ of. cider from the Sfey* ordhard ß a drink, that was Irighfy relished by all the #bl4. "At six o^ock I'Mr Grigg entertained both 'teams at dinner, laid in the homestead dinning room in the hospitable fsfcyto well-known at Lsn|bejwh, Fojr

Ashburton team R. M. Buchanan acted as umpire and gave unqualified satisfaction, Mr Mainwa'ring keeping score. Cheers having been* given by each team for the other, and a hearfcy round for Mr Grigg and' his father the pilgrims returned home,' and reached Ashburton at nine o'clock having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The return match will be played at Ashburton on an early date, when an equally pleasant day will no doubt be spent. The following 1 are the detailed scores : — Longbeacii. Ist Innings. Simins,bG. Andrews... ... >...' 0 Ponder, b G. Andrews ... 14 '.yjti Timms, b G. Andrews 11 Dawkins. b G. Andrews 13 Buckeridge, st Merewether, b ' G. Andrews 16 Soal, c Rees, bG. Andrews ... ... 27 J. C. N. Crigg,,c Dixon, bG. Andrews 1 Norrish, c Oranfield, bG. Andrews ... 2 Ellis, b Cranfield '..i 3 Cobb, not out ... ... ; 0 Humphries, c Bell, b Andrews 4,. 3 Extras... , ... ... ... ... 11; 101 2nd Innings. Simms. 1 b w, b G. Andrews 0 Pender, run out .2 W. Tirams, c E. Andrews, b G. Andrews 0 Dawkiris, not out .5 Soal, not out ... ... 0 Extras 3 10 ASHBCKTON. - 2nd Innings. Cranfield, b Pender 0 Mackay, c Sims, b Soal ... ... 5 Dixon, b Pender 0 T. Sawle, b Pender ... :... .;. 0 Dumaresq, b Pender I. 5 Merewether, run out ;."'4: G. Anrews, b Soal 3| E. Andrews, c and b Soal ... .i 1. 6i Rundle, cSoal, bPender ... .>. 0 Rees, c Soal, b Pender ... ... 3 Bell, not out s . 0 Extras 1.,. M 34 2nd Innings. Oranfield, b Pender .'i. 0 Mackay, b Pender ... .... ... 0 Dixon, b Pender ». 5 T. Sawle, b Pender 12 Dumaresq, sb Grigg, b Soal 5 Merewether, st Grigg, b Soal 0 G. Andrews, not out 20 E. Andrews, c and b Pender 8 Rundle, c and b Pender ;" 5 Rees, c Timms, b Pender 13 Bell, b Pender 0 Extras 8

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CRICKET, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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CRICKET Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2560, 3 November 1890

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