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TRUST FUND

EMPIRE SCHOLARSHIP Wealthy New Zealander's Offer To Cambridge University N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 11 a.m. LONDON, July 18. Mr. Arthur Sims, a wealthy New Zealand-born businessman, at present living in Sussex, has offered a trust fund, which is expected to amount to £10,000, to Cambridge University. The fund will endow a Sims Empire Scholarship in any subject which may be selected. Mr. Sims some years ago presented New Zealand with its first supply of radium and provided funds for the equipment of the first New Zealand surgical unit which served with the Eighth Army. Last March Mr. Sims was reported to have offered Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, an annuity in recognition of his work for humanity.

One of the best-known of the older generation of New Zealand cricket personalities, Mr. Arthur Sims is a life member of the New Zealand Cricket Council, of which he was president in 1936 and 1937. A player of considerable ability, he represented Canterbury and New Zealand on many occasions. At the age of 18 years Mr. Sims went to Australia with a New Zealand touring team, which played four matches against State sides. The famous Victor Trumper was then at the start of his great career and he made 253 when playing for New South Wales against the New Zealanders. Mr. Sims knocked up 51 and 37 against Queensland, and, a month later, he scored 102 not out for Canterbury against Wellington. He represented New Zealand against Australia in 1904-05, and again in 1909-10. In the 1913-14 season Mr. Sims brought to New Zealand a team of Australian international cricketers. Playing for that team against Canterbury he not only made the highest score of his career—lß4 —but he assisted Victor Trumper in a partnership which yielded 443 runs. Trumper compiled 293. At the conclusion of his playing days Mr. Sims maintained a keen and active interest in the sport. He took a prominent part in the administration of cricket, both in Canterbury and throughout New Zealand. Mr Sims was well-known in business circles in Christchurch until he retired. He is a member of the firm of Sims, Cooper and Company (N.Z.), Ltd., Christchurch, and has served on the directorate of the New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited.

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TRUST FUND, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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TRUST FUND Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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