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CRICKET.

WAITEMATA CRICKET CLUB. A meeting of the members of the Xoithcote, Birkenhead. and Maytield cricket clubs was held in the Foresters' Hall, Birkenhead. on Friday evening last. There being a good attendance. Mr A. W. Tyer, who was voted to the chair, explained that the meeting was called for the purpose of considering the advisability nf amalgamating tne Northcote, Birkenhead, and Mayfleld clubs, go as to form a strong club for the combined districts, which, he considered would be a distinct advantage to cricket and the district generally. After considerable discussion, It was decided to amalgamate, also that Ihe newlyformed club be called the Waitemata Cricket Club. Messrs Claude Moller, Robert Webb, F. Brown, and Lane Langsford were appointed a management committee; secretary, Mr P. Melville; treasurer, Mr Bernard Hunt. It was decided to make application to the Auckland Cricket Association to be allowed to piny under the Association, ns a separate district. It is anticipated that the newly-formed club will consist of from 70 to 80 members. The management committee were instructed to make arrangements for 3 practice pitches, In situations to suit the requirements of the members. LEAGUE CRICKET. Northeote and Birkenhead played off. the final of the supplementary round on Saturday at Victoria Park. Northeote. winning by 57 runs, the scores being 110 to 53. The principal scorers for Northeote were: Hunt 21, Brown 14. Golden 2S. Smith 20. For Birkenhead Car) Moller made 39 not out. Bowling for Northeote, Smith took four wickets for 17, and Arblaster two for 25; Brown four for 1. Bowling for Birkenhead, Carl Moller took two wickets for 50 runs; Claud Moller, T&ur wickets for 28; and J. Hadueld, four for 7.

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CRICKET. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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