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The Australian Team in England.

The Second Match Against the Gentlemen of England.

Untied Press Association -By Electrio Telegraph —Copyright London, May 18 The eighth English wicket fell at 277, and the ninth at 297. The Australians' first wicket fell at 39. Received May 20, 9.6 a.m. ! London, May 19 The weather was bright and the wicket fast. The attendance was two thousand. Brearley and Prichard were the opaning bowlers. The overnight partnership of Gregory and Howell was quickly dissolved. Howell added a single, and was . dismissed with an easy catch by Warner at mid-on. Two for 55. Duff went on next. When he had made 38, Martyn caught Gregory at the wickets; he was missed in the same over by Wynyard in the slips. Three for 84; Duff 16. One over off Prichard had yielded 16. Trumper, when at Bix, in trying to stop one from Brearley. had the misfortune to be bowled off his pads. Four for 94. Armstrong succeeded, and both batsmen hit freely, runs coming fast. Duff made two splendid drives for four, and one lucky hit over the slip's bead, the ball being lost. Beldam replaced Prichard with a now ball, at 124. Duff now showed loss vigour than before, but the cricket was excellent, Armstrong being in fine form and very severe on McDonnell, who displaced «Brearley. Armstrong made 3 fours off the two new bowlers' overs. The batsmen were easily the masters of the situation. Duff reached 50in75mins. When at 67 he was beaten by Evans, but the ball missed the wicket. Armstrong's 50 took an hour to compile. 200 went up at the end of 135 minutes, 14 being knocked off one over, off McDonnell. Duff, when at 80, gave a chance to the wicket-keeper, standing back, off Prichard. The "runnings continued at a tremendous pace, 25 being knocked Up in two overs, 14 from Prichard and 11 from Evans. When at 91 Duff, hitting right across the ball, was bowled by Brearley. He batted 130 minutes, giving a brilliant display. He made fourteen fourers. The partnership lasted 105 minutes, with fierce hitting in the last twenty minutes. 250 went up in a little over 2} hours' play. Five for 271; Armstrong (not out) 89; Noble (not out) nil at the luncheon adjournment. Noble made four and was then bowled by Brearley by a fine ball which broke back rough, beat the bat, and displaced the leg stumps. Six for 282. Armstrong was 96, and with the appearance of Darling a long and brilliant partnership commenced, Armstrong continuing to play splendidly. He reached the century in a little over two hours, puttingiin many fine strokes, including two fourers in quick succession at each and. The board showed 300 at the end of 3£ hours' play, and 150 appeared to Armstrong's credit after he hud been batting three hours. Darling was then 26, and was scoring very, fast, the hour after lunch yielding 80 runs. The bowling was pretty well worn out. Received May 20, 10.1 a.m The Australians have lost six wickets for 523. Noble bowled Brearley, 4; Armstrong (not out) 232; Darling (not out) 101. Received May 20, 1.52 p.m. At 5.50 p.m. the Australians declared their innings closed, the score being 555 for the loss of six wickets, —Armstrong (not out) 238, Darling (not out) 117. 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, oNewland, b McLeod .- 21 Martyn. c Layer, b McLeod ... ... 12 Captain Wynyard,b Layer ... ... 61 H C McDonali, run out ... ... 9 W Brearley, st Newland, b McLeod ... 3 H Hesketh-Piichard, not out ... 10 Extras ... ... •» 36 Total 300 Bowling analysis—Cotter took one wicket for 40 runs, Noble one for 74, Layer two for 47, McLeod three for 50, Howell one for 30, Armstronginil for 23. , Australians. First Innings. MoLeod, b Brearley.. ... ... 21 Howell, c Warner, b Prichard ... 7 Gregory, c Martyn, b Brearley ... 38 Duff, b Brearley ... ... ... 94 Trumper, b Brearley .. .. 0 Noble, b Brearley ... ... ... 4 Armstrong, not out.,. ... ... 248 Darling, not out ... ..., ...117 Extras ... 20 Total for six wickets 555

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Cricket., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6575, 20 May 1905

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Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6575, 20 May 1905

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