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The Australian Team in England.

Tha Senond Match Against the Gentlemen of England.

United Press Association-By Electric Telegraph —Copyright Keceived May 19, 8.55 a.m. London, May 18 The weather is lovely. Captain .Wynyard is playing instead of Jessop. Hill, Kelly, Gehrs, and Hopkins have been omitted from the Australian team. The English hours of play will be observed, and stumps will be drawn at 6.30 p.m. On the second and third morning a start will be made at 11 30 a.m. The Gentlemen won the fcoss, Warner and Fry being the first to appear. Cotter and Noble were the bowlers. Nine were knocked off Cotter's first over, a single by Warner, and two fourers (a cut and an off drive) by Fry. Thea Warner made a four to square leg off Noble. When he had scored 13, Warner was missed by Layer in the slips off Noble. Fry was playing beautiful cricket. The first changes in the bowling was made at 36, Layer displacing Cotter. At 25, Fry hitting out, played Noble on. One wicket for 57, Warner 22. Beldam joined Warner. The wicket was extremely fast, and Warner was uncomfortable at first but played vastly better after a chance had been missed off him. He had 50 to his credit at the end of an hour and a half. Beldam w»3 playing carefully. A* four to each batsman seat 100 up after 90 minutes* play, the first fifty being scored in 36 minutes. The bowling was good, Layer showing a nice variety and a good length. A double change was made in the bowling before lunch, McLeod and Ho well going on At the adjournment the score stood atone wicket for 125. Warner 58, Beldam 21. Layer and Cotter had charge of thebowling^on resuming. When he had made 26, Beldam was run out, his wicket being thrown away in attempting a foolish third run. He slipped in turning. Two wickets for 134. Warner was 69 when he lost Feldam, who showed good form. The outgoing batsman batted 75 minutes. MacLaren filled the vacanoy. An appeal against the new comer for leg before to Layer was made first ball. Buns by Warner came rather freely off Cotter, but he was not playing so well as before the interval. MaoLaren failed to get to work, and without making a single he was clean bowled by Cotter. Three wickets for 150. With Wynyard in, fast scoring became the order of the day. Warner made some nice strokes off both bowlers. Armstrong went on and just afterwards Warner was clean bowled by Layer. He played good but uneven cricket. Four wickets for 180. Foster was next man in. Wynyard was bothered by Armstrong's bowling, one appeal being made for leg before. When he had scored 21, he gave a ohance of stumping off Armstrong 1. Foster made 12, nnd was then bowled by Howell, who got his wioket immediately he went on, Foster failing in an attempt to pull him to square leg. Five wickets for 202; Wynyard 21. The attendance at this stage numbered 8,000. Seven wickets were down for 261. Evans joined Wynyard, who appeared uncomfortable, taking an hour in compiling 23. The play became quiet and uneventful. When he had made 21 Evans was caught at the wicket 3by Newland off McLeod. Six wickets for 227; Wynyard 24. With Martyn as a partner, Wynyard livened up, but at 12 Maityn brought about a separation by placing one from McLeod into Layer's hands. Seven wicket 3 for 261 j Wjnyard 44. Following are the scores:— Gentlemen.First Innings. Fry, b Noble .... ... ... 25 Warner, b Layer ... ... ... 85 Beldam, run out ... ... ... 26 MacLaren, b Cotter... ... ... 0 Henry Foster, b Howell ... ... 12 Evans, c Newland, b McLeod ... %\ Martyn. o Layer, b McLeod ... ... 12 Wynyard (not out) ... ... ... 44

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Cricket., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905

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