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The trophy awarded .by the Hon. Geo.J Fowlds for the youngest player making! the highest score in senior-grade cricket has been won by C. L. Taylor, of the Eden Club. ',-..■ With the publication oi the Graf ton District Cricket Club averages, the list for the season, is completed. Oh comparing the figures of the different'play-. ers, it will be seen that A. Hadcien, the North Shore representative, wins Mr. H. Brett's bat for the best batting average, his figures reading:—N.l., 13, N. 0., 3; H.S., .101; total, C 36; average, 63.60. Brooke-Smith (of Eden), who has the "honour of the highest score of the season (201, not out), is second on tie list, with an average of 55.70.. The Eden dub , professional, A. E. iJelf, has, of course', easily the best figures, his average working out at 129.00 for six completed innings, but he is not eligible for the trophy. ' The bowling honours also go to North. Shore, A. M. Howden securing Mr. Brett's bat for this deparnient, his figures being:—O., 172.5; M., 23; E., 459.43; W., 0; average, 10.67. R. Woods, of Ponsonby, who secured three more wickets than Howden, is second with 46 wickets, at a "cost of 13.48. Gleeson (City) and C. L. Eastgate both have averages of a shade over 6, but have only taken 3 wickets apiece, and' as the trophy is awarded for the best work of the season, they can hardly be considered in making the award. The following are the averages of the Qrafton District Cricket Club Senior Team for the season just ended:—

"Plum" Warner, the famous Middlesex cricketer, is joining as a lieutenant the Maidsfcone detachment of the 4th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. At the latest report the E. M. Grace testimonial fund (in recognition of his 40 years' service to the country as secretary) stood at £230. This includes £100 voted by the Gloucestershire county club, subscriptions from the vice-presidents and members of the I committee. I

BATTING. N.t N.O. H.S. E. Horspool . 15 a 179 V. R. Mason 13 3 82 S. Cottell .. 9 — 03 S. P. Jones .13 4 69 R. Slomau ..11 I 88 G. I/USU ..... 1 — IT K. D. Hill ». IS 1 01 C. Hay ..... IS — 54 Rev. Reeve .9 — 70 D. Hay f> — 43 P. Horspool .11 3 61 Bastgate ... 1 1 11 W. H Howell 10 3 io» H. Lynch ... 2 1 C. Porteons 3 — f> C. L. Eastgate 112* ♦Signifies not out. T.L. 477 . 284 258 233 IT 197 200 113 114 101 11 54 6 O Av. 36.69 34.5 .T.\6 28.1 23.3 IT 18.43 10.07 i5!e 13.02 11 7.85 6 3 2 OBOWMNG. ■N.W. C. U. Eastgate S • F. E. Mason „ 63 W. H. Howell ai v ». Hill (I C. Hay 1C T>. Hay 8 S. Cottell j. 2 Hev. Reeve 3 iB. Horspool .... _ 5 N.R. 19 487 141 360 202 81 128 224 Av. 6.3 1T.43 23.19 23.5 24.37 32.75 40.5 i 42.0 44.8

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CRICKET., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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CRICKET. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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