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The Australian Team m England.

Australian Eleven v. Gentlemen of England.

United Press Association—By Eleotrio Telegraph—Copyright London, May 3 To-morrow's Crystal Palace te<*m to play against the Australians will be selected from Grace,|MacLaren, Fry, "Warner, Jessop, George Beldam, Poidevin, Eobson, Odell, Brearley, Lawton and Sewell. The weather forecast is favourable. Received May 5, 9.21 a.m. Lonoon, May 4 The weather is fine, but the wicket ia very soft. Howell, Gehrs, and Newland have been omitted from the Australian team, while Sewell is standing out of the Home team. The wicket was inspected at noon, and a start made at 12.30. The Australians won the toes, Beldam and Brearley starting the bowling. The latter showed rare pace. Trumper fell to him after making two m his fourth over. One wicket for 6. Robson, standing well back, caught Duff off Brearley. The batsman displayed clean hitting. Two wickets for 43. A shower of rain with cold wind occurred soon after the start. At lunch the score was 2 wickets for 102, Hill being 46. When he had scored 15, he gave an awkward chance to Warner at short leg off Odell. At lunch Noble's score was 21. After taking half an hour to knock up 3 he scored ten m one over off Brearley. 100 was hoisted as the result of 80 minutes' play. I After lunch Brearley and Grace took up ; the bowling. Hill scored nearly all the runs. He drove Grace out of the field for a sixer, and then Noble became freer and secured eight runs m one over from Brearley. After about two hours'admirable batting, Hill gave a chance to MaoLaren m the slips, which was accepted. 3 wickets for 165, , A little later Noble gave Warner a oat°h at long on. He had batted If hours, and displayed some splendid driving. 4 wickets for 183. Armstrong and Gregory got together, but the total was not increased before Gregory was caught by Poidevin m th© slips. Darling followed, and the second century was hoisted for four hours and 2q minutes' play. MaoLaren thenisnapped up Darling m the slips. 6 wickets for 218. Hopkins assisted Armstrong to carry the scores to 262, and then skied Brearley, Odell securing the catch. 7 wickets for 262., McLeod failed to score, being dean bowled by Jessop. 8 wickets for 266. Without any additional score Armstrong was caught at the wioket by Kobson standing well back. His innings was marked by good play. The end then came, Cotter placing an easy one off Brearley into Odell's hands at mid-on. Kelly carried out his bat for a single. Grace and Warner opened the Home team's innings. The light by this time had become bad. After one over was bowled by Cotter, stumps were drawn, the score standing at no wickets for one. Grace (not out) 1; Warner (not out) 0. The weather was fine, but very cold. The wicket is not difficult yet.l Australians. First llnnings. Trumper, b .Brearley ... ... 2 Duff, c Kobson, b Brearley ..." •• 23 Hill, c MacLaren, b Jessop ... ... 87 Noble, c Warner, b Odell ... ... 60 Gregory, c Poidevin, b Jessop ... O Darling,c MacLaren, b Odell ... 23 Armstrong, c Kobson b Brearley ... 37 Hopkins, c Odell b Brearley... ... 22 McLeod, b Jessop ... ... ... 0 Kelly (not out) 1 Cotter c Odell b Brearley ... ... 3 Extras ... 12 Total ... 270 Bowling analysis—Beldam, no wickets for 28; Brearley 6 for 87; Odell, 2 for 82 s Grace, noue for 16; Jeesop, 3 for 45.

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Cricket., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905

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