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The firat intsr club croquet match ever played oa the Akaroa lawn was played on Friday and Saturday last, whea the Kiituna team challenged the local club's representatives. The matches proved most interesting and closely contested, the visitors, who played very consistently, winning on the two day's play by 28 points to 17 points. The lawn waa in good order, especially on Saturday after the rain which fell during the night and morning. The keenest interest was displayed in the match, and there was a large number of spectators present on both days.

When the team arrived on Friday both teams were entertained at luncheon at "Oinnkx" by Mr and Mrs R E. Lelievrp, and afterwards went to the lawn.

At the conclusion of tbo match on Saturday, Mr VV, F. Parkinson, on behalf of the visiting team, tbnnkpd the Akaroa Club for the splendid games which the Kaituna competitors bad thoroughly enjoyed. - Ha alt-'n thanked Mr and Mrs Lelievre for tbur kind hospitality. The Mayor (Mr G. Armstrong) thanked Mr Parkinson on behalf of the local club, and hoped Kaituna would again, be able to meet tbo Akiroa players in another contept. He said the games had been most interesting, and the play of the Kaituna coin pecUors had been valuable to the Akaroa players from an educative point of view.

HBa)ty cheers were then exchanged. Tbe players who bad not returned on Sunday were entertained at " Oinako" by Mrs Lelievre on Sun day afternoon.

Toe play was of a very interesting character, and the Akaroa players were able to gather some useful bints for improving their play, especially from Mr Gray, whose work ou the green was very fine indeed. A return match will probably be arranged at an early date. Results of matches are as follow : — FRIDAY'S PLA . Kaituna. Akar>a. " Miss I. Gray Mrs G. Armstrong Miss Maud Coop Mrs G. W. Thomas Won by Akaroa 1 point. Mies Grey Miss F. Vangioni Mr Anderson Mr V. Armstrong Won by Kaituna 19 points. Misa I Gray Mrs E. E Lolievre Mr W. F. Parkinson Mr F. Armstrong Drawn game. Blisses Gray Mrs Bristow Miss E. Jacobson Won by Akaroa, 4 points. j BATUBDAY'S PLAY. Mr Gray ■ Mr K. Arm irong Mr Anderson Mr V. Armstrong Won by Kaituna 9 points. Mr 8. Harris ; Mr F. Kearney -Mr W. F. Parkinson MrS. Lelievre Won by Akaroa, 12 points. Kailuni won the match by 11 points A number of friendly gamas were played on the lawn after the matches were concluded on Saturday afternoon.

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CROQUET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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CROQUET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4385, 7 April 1914

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