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Cricket.

The Australian Team m England. Australia v England. The First Test Match. THE FIRST DEFEAT OF THE COLONIALS. Received June 1. 9.6 a.m. London, May 31 The weather was fine but cloudy. A trifling rain fell during the morning:, bat it wa3 not sufficient to affect the wicket, which continued good. The attendance was small. Jackson and Rhodes continued their innings, Layer and Cotter bowling, Nine runs were scored off the first over and eleven off the next two, including two drives for four by each batsman. Jackson's fifty went up when he had been 105 minutes at the wicketa, and 300 appeared after 380 minutes' play. , At 12.45, with the score at 426 (Jackeon 82, Rhodes 39) the Englishmen's inings was declared closed. Jaokaon showed excellent form and batted 140 minutes. He made seven fourere. Rhodes batted 105 minutes. The batßmen had some difficulty m scoring off Armstrong, who pitohed wide of the leg stumps. McLeod was tried towards the end, but Jackson quickly made 15 off him. With a deficiency of 40 L to make up, the Australians commenced their second innings just before lunch. Darling and Duff were the first batsmen, Arnold'and Rhodes being the bowlers. Play opened carefully. With the score at J5 Arnold and Rhodes were replaced by Jessop and Bosanquet. At the luncheon adjournment the score stood at no wickets for 21, Darling 10, Duff 11. On resuming, Darling with his score at 14 gave a hard chance to Jones at deep square leg off Bosanquet. Then Bosanquet was freely punished. In the meantime Ehodes went on again m the place of Jeseop. Duff with his score at 25 was easily caught by Bosanqnefc off his own bowling. He battsd 65 minutes. One for 62. Noble was next. After making 7 the newcomer was stumped by Lilley off Bosanquet. Two for 75. Armstrong partnered Darling. With seven more added to the total Darling was smartly stumped by Lilley off Bosanquet. He was 95 minutes at the wickets. Three for 82, Hill succeeded. When he had mads 6, he returned a ball to Bosanquet, who secured a magnificent one hand cafch, falling down m taking it. Four foe 93. Without any addition to hi* score Armstrong gave Jackaon an easy catch at cover point off Bosanquet. Gregory meantime had added 7. Five for 100. Cotter came to Gregory's assistance, and both batted freely. With the total at 121 Cotter mida a bad hit, but luckily the ball went out of Ehodes's reach on the offside. Cotter wont on to 18, and then m playing back to Ehodes was bowled. Six for 139. Layer contributed 5 before being snapped up by Lilley at the wicket. SeveD for 144. Gregory, who had eased off, wns still 27. Received June 1, 10.44 a.m. The Australians are all out for 188, and were thus defeated by 213 runs. Following are the scores: — England.

First Innings ... ... ■•■ 196 Second Innings. Hay ward, c Darling, b Armstrong ... 47 MaoLarea, o'Duff, b Layer ... ... 140 Tyldesley, c and b Duff ... ... 61 Jones, b.Duff ... •• — j*o Jackson (not out) ... ... " f Bosanquet, b Cotter ... •• 6 Ebodes (not out) ... 39 Extras .... ••• ••• 21 Total for five wickets 426 (Innings declared closed.) Bowling analysis—Cotter, one wicket for 69 runs; Layer, one for 121; McLeod, nil for 84; Armstrong (who bowled 52 overs), one for 67; Noble, nil for 31; Duff, two for 43. Australians. First' Innings ... ... ... 221 Second Innings. Australians. Second Innings. Duff, c and b Bosanquet ... ... 25 Darling, st Lilley, b Bosanquet ... 40 Noble, st Lilley, b Bosanquet ... 7 Armstrong, c Jackson, b Bosanquet... 8 Gregory ... 27 Cotter, b Rhodes ... •■• ••• 18 Layer, st Lilley, b Bosanquet ... 5

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6585, 1 June 1905

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