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INTERPROVINCIAL CRICKET MATCH. OTAGO V. CANTERBURY.

This match, which we noticed at length in our issue of Friday,was concluded the same d>iy, and resulted in an easy victory for Otago. The weather was everything that could have been desired, being warm and quiet. Several visitors came up to tho ground, anxious to witness the result, though not venturing to express even a hope that Canterbury might save being beaten in ono innings, so improbable did it seem tbut the requisite number of runs would be made. A. Powys and Myt'on resumed the batting at twenty minutes past eleven, Downes bowling from the lower end. Mytton put him down in the slips, and they might have had a run, but hesitated when half-way between the wickets, and the stumps were down before Mytton could regain his ground. It. Powys now came to the wickets, and after a single 10 leg by A. Powys, was bowled by Downes. The one run made by the last two men brought the total of Canterbury, for the two innings, up to 57, leaving the Otago men the victors in one innings, with 37 runs to spare.

This has turned out by far the most unequal match that hae yet been played between the two provinces, and the result we believe has taken every one by surprise. The Canterbury men were supposed to be in better form this season than they have ever been before, and they had the great advantage of playing on their own ground and being able to muster their strongest team ; but in spite of this, the, match has turned out a most hollow alfair, going all one way from the beginning. The most noticeable feature in the play of the Otago men was, undoubtedly, their fielding, which was admirable, but their baMing and bowling were also good, especially their bowling. The Canterbury team were not by any means so good in the field, though there are some few who do t.ieir work well. In batting many of them have a very good style, but the majority are weak in defence. Moro attention should certainly be given to bowling, which was the point in which Canterbury was considered strongest, and has proved deficient. We may bo allowed to add that nothing can bo done without regular practice, and that it would be highly desirable that the captain of the eleven should have greater powers entrusted to him, so that he might " coach " his men up to a tolerable stale of proficiency. We append the full score of the march, with an analysis of the bowling of each side, and will conclude our report by wishing our Canterbury players better luck next time : — CANTEBBTTKY. First Innings. Second Innings Cotterill, b Downes 0 c Hope, b Downes 6 R. Mainwaring, 1 b w, b Downea ... 0 b Parkor 2 Stevens, c Glasgow, b Downee ... 6 c Hope, b Parker 0 Walker, b Parker ... 9 cHendley,bParker 2 Dickenson, c and b Hemiley ...0 b Parker ... 0 A. Powys, b Downes 1 not out ... 6 Mytton, b Hendley 0 run out ... 3 iloore, b Downes ... 3 ' b Downes ... 0 R. Powys, b Hendley 2 b Downes ... 0 b Dosiv.'S ... 2 b Dowries ... 1 A. Uliirier, not out 0 cGl.i'gow,bParker 11 Leg bye, 1; wide, 1 2 Wide ... 1 25 32 OTAGO. Turton, c R. Powys, b Young ... ... 7 Crea-jh, b Youug ... ... ... ... 1 Parker, c Moore, b Young ... ... 4 Downes, c Mainwaring, b Young ... 4 Hope, hit wicket, b A Powys 30 .Murison, b Diekenson ... ... ... 12 Fulton, b Diekenson ... ... ... 0 Chapman, b Dirkeneon ... ... ... 6 Glasgow, c R. Powys, b Young ... 17 Butn-rworth, not out ... ... ... 5 Hendley, c and b Young... ... ... 1 Bye, 1; leg bye, 1; wides, 5 ... ... 7

OTiGO. v c . -2 c' 3 ■ •• 5 « . o = a J- .§ s -a s-= OS £ £ (I fc «* Downes ... 3-i 22 135 1 22 10 2—2 Hendley ... 17 8 67 1 18 3 6 Pa-ker ... 15 8 61 1 12 0 2 Glasgow ... 1 0 4 0 10 CANTERBURY. Young ... 26 10 105 1 2S 6 4— i R. Powys ... IS 4 71 2 25 O Vloore ... 14 6 58 2 it O Dickenson 18 10 72 0 17 3 5—2 A. Powjs... 3 0 12 0 3 1 3

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INTERPROVINCIAL CRICKET MATCH. OTAGO V. CANTERBURY., Press, Volume XI, Issue 1329, 9 February 1867

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INTERPROVINCIAL CRICKET MATCH. OTAGO V. CANTERBURY. Press, Volume XI, Issue 1329, 9 February 1867

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