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Natives v. Kaituna—The revival of cricket in Little River was hailed with pleasure by a large seot : on of the residents. The forma tion of a olub has been the subject for a season or two. Tbe Natives took the matter up soibuaiy and began to seek subscriptions, whioh were forthcoming readily, and on Saturday afternoon the first match was payed between Kaituna and the Maoris. A good afternoon was spent. The weather was showery at the beginning, but thia did not have any effect on the players, The only disadvantage is one that ought to receive serious attention, and that is tbe bad condi. tion of the ground" Tha grass ia many places ia knee deep, and tbe ball was lost Beveral times. The toss was won by Kaitura who batted first The M.icris fielding was bad, but it must bo taken into account that many of them are new at the game. Practice will no doubt have to be indulged in if they wish to make a success of the game. Ihe bowling on both sides was gcod, and the batting pleasing to the sp otators, Kaituna scored 85, Maoris GO. Afternoon tea wae provided by Mrs Wright. Other matches are to be arranged. 'JENNJS, The following have been selooted to rep re* sent the Star Tennis Club in the match Little Biver Clubs v. Addington on Tuesday to-day) at Addington .—Misses E. Fahey, N. Fahey, and L Fahoy, Messrs 0. White, C, Road, L. Fahey, A. Radford, and A. Breitmeyer

Little River Club— Misses Reynolds, Co - lorobus, Radford, Messrs C, Radford Newton, Beueley, French, G. Reed, and Rev. Fox. SOHOOL PIONIO. Tba annual Main School picnic took plaoe on Fiidi'y. The weather fortunately was fine, much to the satisfaction of all concerned. This year the pionio was hold at New Brighton. The ohildren, along with a good number of adults, left by tha early •morning train. At Chrietoburoh oars were in waiting to convey them to their destination. Refreshments were provided on ar> rival, after whioh the children enjoyed themselves on the sands, while others ventured to try the sea in the form of wading, A good afternoon waa "spent, and at about four o'clock the cars brought I hem back to Christohnrch, and ull arrived baok at Little River safely muoh delighted with their days' outing. On Friday nest, the annual Christmas tree will take place in aid of the Vicarage fund at the Town Hall, when the p izes will be given whioh have bo?n won during tbo year. ACCIDENT. Ac R Shedrick, a Native, was proceeding to Port Levy on Thursday he had the mis fortune to fall off his horse. He received a nasty scalp wound, and hia injuries wero such aa necessitated his removal to the hospital. Word was afterwards received to say that bis injuries were not serious. LITTLE RIVER ATHLETIC SPORTS CLUB, A meeting of tbe committee of the Little River Athletic Sports Club was held on Saturday n'ght. It was decided to engage the Little River Band to play at the sports on Boxing Day. The right to sell fruit, lollies and soft drinks is to be let by tender The ohairman was appointed to interview the Domain Board re the track, and alßo to try to make arrangements with the Molukarara Domain Board to obtain the loan of their hofse roller. The following trophies were allotted:—Messrs Pyno & Co. and Messrs H. Matson & Co.'s troph'es were allotted as a first prize in the 440 yards handicap for amateurs. Tbe club is giving tbe second prize. Mr J. 0. Coop's trophy was al'o'led to the 440 yards district bandioap,

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913

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