The Australian Team in England.
Match Against Somersetshire.
London, July 13 Armstrong and Noble remained at the wickets for the rest of the day, and when stumps were drawn the total stood at 469 for two wickets. Armstrong indulged in some magnificent driving. He was missed twice in ona over off Braund, first when he was 205, and again wlion 215. Off the same over he scored 20. He knocked up 100 in 135inin3. Noble was batting 55mins. before he hit a fourer. The total score was the reault of 4J hours' batting.
Received July 15 9.15 a.m. London, July 14 The weather was sunny with a true wicket when the game was resumed. After Noble had added 20 to hia over night score, he was caught by Poyntz. He was 3 hours 20 minutes at the wickets. He displayed good cutting and gave no chance. His ssore included thirteen fourers. 3 for 492. Armstrong was 225 when Duff joined him. The newcomer had scored only a dozen when Newton caught him. 4 for 521. Armstrong's play to-day so far was characterised by steady and careful tactics. At luncheon the score was 597.
On resuming, Armstrong became more lively and added a dozen while Darling remained stationary. With the score at COD the Australians declared their innings closed.
Armstrong's 303 establishes a record for Australhn matches. His innings was characterised by magnificent all round play. His score included one fiver, 38 tourers, nine threes, and 2S twos. He was at the wickets 6£ hour 3.
Received July 15, 2.10p.ra. Somerset in their first innings have lost 4 wickets for 188. Following are the scores:
Australia. First Innings Tramper, o Palairet b Eobson ... 86 Armstrong (not out) „. ...303 Hill, c Woods b Braund ... ... n Noble, c Poyntz, b Woods .„. ... 127 Duff, c Newton b Robeon ... ... 12 Darling (not out) ... .... 49 Sundries ... ... ... 21 Total for 4 wickets ... ...469 (Innings declared closed.)
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6622, 15 July 1905
Cricket. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6622, 15 July 1905
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