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AUSTRALIA v. NEW ZEALAND.

FIRST TEST MATCH

(Per Press Association.)

' DUNEDIN, March 7

The cricket'match Australia v. New Zealand was continued to-day in fine weather. There was a good attendance,, between 5000 and 6000 people being present. The Australians made a bad start, tho first wicket falling with the score at 10, the second at 13, the third at 14, the fourth at 32,' and- the fifth at 3. . ljennelt took the' first two wicketsfor «'3 -runs, and the third without any more being scored off him. The partnership between Armstrong and Trumper, however, put a different complexion on the state of the game. Despite, frequent changes of bowling they hatted steadily, at times hitting out freely, and they carried the score to 177 .before Bennett, disposed of Trumper with a good catch at mid-on. Tho partnership lasted 69 minutes, and Trumper's swmj of 72 included 11 fours. Tho exhibition given by both pleased tho spectators, who frequently applauded- them. Armstrong and Crawford also gave ;i iine display, hitting out ■i'reely 'all round the wicket. ' They carried the'SL-ore to 252, before a separation was effected by,; Bennett heating Crawford with a very good ball. Crawford compiled 50 runs oi jn 37 minutes, and bis total of 53 included one six and eight fours. Armstrong and Cody..carried,the score to 261, but the former was then beaten by Bennett, who sent down another very good ball. Armstrong was at the wickets two hours four minutes, and his score of. 96 included ten fours. Waddy and McKenzie made a good stand for the last' wicket, both hitting out freely. In 21 minutes they knocked up 71 vims. "Waddy was vi, the wickets 38 minutes, and his score of 59 included eleven fours.

New Zealand were at the wickets for 25 minutes before' play ceased. Whitta .played really well, hitting out' freely all round.- Condliffe.had a life at 13, when his score was 2. He drove one from Crawford to MeKenzie at mid-on, but the. chance was not accepted.

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AUSTRALIA v. NEW ZEALAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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AUSTRALIA v. NEW ZEALAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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