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INTERPROVINCIAL MATCH.

CANTERBURY, v HAWKE'S BAY. Additional interest -eras given to the match between Canterbury and Hawke's Bay owing to the fact thab A. E. Trott, the well-known professional, was h*-ping tha Napier men, and those who attended Lancaster Park yesteiday were enabled to see the ex-Australian in good form, both with the bat and ball. The weatiher, whik_ had been so unsettled and threatening during tha early morning, set fino betore the game stanted, and as the wicket was a good one, .everything bfitotened au interesting day's play.-And it was interesting. The batting right .through was bn.sk, and at times ready good, whust th*ing afforded one an excellent opporiucitjot comparing our own trundlers wi.th one tv Trobt's calibre. . The fielding was the poorest, part- of the cricket p.„yed, ai.a v.',u considerably below stan-aid—es i ;-c*r.,«..-iy tnat oi" Hawke's bay.. 'I'atve was a \tiy good attendance _d * the matctb, -coming i. ■ it. did just attar a pJkilnora ol nc.__a.ys, and haa rb only betn played on Satuuuv, tne attendance wou,d pivou-bly ha-.-e very sabi—ac-tory. _;i__. sum ot *»&' waa taken 4t tte quires, and witft- the. ,>_«.-n.3 in a tatrly even (st—te, _u>» chould be a nuiiiber of speoiaitors present to-day. Y l - 8 " authorities nad the usual jcoring vaida on sale, and, in addition to the ordinary u-.s----graph board, had,separate boaxds eiucwing the batsmen s names, and th—i* scores, as they -progressed, and the bowiers' names. Anolfn-ar improvement Uhafc was very muesli appreciated was the box that has recently been erected for soprei- and _*reesmen, ana for the firsb time 'the latifcer w&ra uhle to perform' their duty in comfort. Aa before mem-ioned, the baling ait- thnea was first-class., Among tbe visitors Trott took pride of place,,' and he socai demonstrated tSh&t he Is what he is reputed to' ■be, a-batsman of the very first "order. Indeed, ,had a similar innings been jphijed by any player unknown to fame, it wo<uld have made him a name at once. The lightning-like rapidity with which he de-.. termined whether a. baE should be hi* or simply played, and the masterful manner in which be carried out that detenfyina-tion, - «wtas splendid' for a cricket enthusiast towatoh.' :He did Iktie or no gallery hitting —-*ho ground was too big to do tfliat. Withoat taking risks, -and ho evidently reoog- • nised that his side' would probably want all-the runs he could make. Included in - his soore were no lass than ten fourers. His runs came slowly at first.,-the bowler* keefping tiliettr- deliveries on the _ort side, bub later on he piled tfha runs on last, and ■ it took him an hour and ten.minutes to mofes his 68 ,rua*s. Dent proved a very- - able second to Trott,. making only 12 ri*n-* less. ,- He jshowed splendid defence, and bit wwH al round tho. wicket, his late outting ih, particular gaining him a lot of runs. ' Saiwke knocked up 20 by some inoe strokes, jind K. Ootteral showed a lot of Aound defeboe in compiling his 17. - His istand with -Dent.'-for the last wicket, by whioh,-the total'was increased by no less than 63.runs,must have Ibsen as welcome to tihe Naper men as fit was unexpeot:d by their opponents. On -t'ha' Cantexbury sida Sims ag<ajn-demonstrated-that he is one of tihe best-—if not the* b««t—hatsmen here. Although he only made 18 in the first' in- . , nixtgp tihey were lOomrpiltedY in . first-lass ' atyie, and he was -bout "-"has only batsman >\rho looked i&e for any ~ time. -.lin.the second x&nings he did. even. Ibetter,,, meeiang the good balls with the.. 1 sou-das* defence, wj-id" rarely missing a dhanoe of punching the loose ones. -In hia«eobnd atteanipt tie was paitteuWly par- , "tial to Trott,.anddihtatt- -bowfer's average suffered oonjsjderaibly thereby. '• Strange was .top scorer in the first innings, but. it was 'not a taking v—play, for although he'mad a "a few good stroke*—especially on the kg , many b_U« beat him, and missed thg <wjcket. Wilding got into double figures both.rimes, ilia play at the Vv&z v was not promising; but later on, and particulariy an the* second {innings, he played sound and free cricket,'and his stana with -Sims was a very valuable one for his olde. Barry, jun.,. nnd Wigfey, <«fch got 13 in the jirst dnnings, the tformer making his ■runs, though mostly singles, in pro-mi&ing Style. The-Haiwke's Bay" bowling was composed of Trott and Dent, and they kept tibein ends going well. The former haa a fine delivery, taking a fairly fast run, and - delivering' with a long swing pf tha arm" frorfi right he&ind the back. But probaibly the greatest feature of'his bowling* is the remarkable maim-e-r in which he disguises: his pace.. So "far as his ectiott is concerned bis "fastest ball—and there are few trundlers who can send down a faster one—his medium pace balk and his slow, hanging, tricky break ball, all appeal to have the same motion, and it was nol unusual to see a batsman utarbing to mak< his stroke before the ball was half way down the pitch. Another one>—a yorkei probably—would be into the wicket or post it before the batsman could get his bat down. In the second innings he seiib down mostly, slow stuff, and tbe battemen played him with more confidence and freedom. As in the batting, so with the bowling. Dent' seconded Trott's efforts splendidly. Indeed, taking both innings, Dent got the best • figures, capturing altogether six wickets for 88, whilst Trott got five for 99. Dent bowled splendidly right through varying his pace nicely and keeping a capital length. The Canterbury bowling did not appear to be too happily managed. Why Sims waa put on first was questioned in some quarters. Bennett certainly should 'have started with Callaway on sucn a wicket as tbe one play-ed on. When he did go on he trundled well, and might with advantage have done mor-e. Callaway kept his -end going well for a time, and in the end came out with a fair average. Tbe Canterbury fielding was not of a high order, and the alterataons made m tho team since the Otago match weakened it considerably. The Hawker's Bay fielding was exceedingly slow and slovenly, and would not have'done credit to a Junior Cup team. During the afternoon Mrs R. D. Harman and Miss Herman dispensed tea and lijrht refreshments. "Messrs Lusk for Hawke's Bay and Spent*r for Canterbury were the umpires. Garrard having been elected captain of the Canterbury side,- won the tos- from Marshall, nnd sent in 'Sims and Wigley.' Trott opened t li;-. bowling from the south end, and Suns backcut his fourth ball prettily for S-—all run out. Sims drove the next ball for 4, Dcr* bowled from the other end, and runs came freely from both bowlers.- At 26 Trott clean bowled Wigley with a very fast yorker. 26—1 —13. Barry, sen., was next-, but. after aett-ing two singles chopped one on to his

wicket. 34—-2—2. "Callaway followed, but shortly niter 40 had been hoisted . Trott <_aime"d bis third victim, bowling Sims with & good length bailer. 45—3—18. '-Lawrence joined Callaway, but as the- half century went up Callaway sent a hot- one back to Trott, and the ball was up in the air in a twinkling. 50—4—8. Strange partnered bis club mate, and opened with v. fine square leg hit to the boundary. Tn Trott's next over Lawrence tried to drive him, and was olean bowled. 66—5~-5. • Garrard was next, and el-ieily through Strange's efforts 80. went up. The "same bat-man made himself t-»«p .scorer with a nice off drive. In Dent's. next over, however, the Midland— was clean ....uli'd by ;i half volley. which he tried to Jul. 83—6-26. Wilding opened his acr -mnt by hitting Dent, to the leg boundary, Ncmhng' DO up. In the following over Gar-:.u-<l put nit e-isv one from Trott into Dent's ii mtU. al >I.ort feg. 95—7—4. Barry, jnn., iillfd tlie gap. jind pent Trott to leg* for 4. A Miiffle to*\Vildmgsent ICO up, as the result •it ,in hour and twenty minutes' play, and gul into doubles with :■■ crand off drive.. Horn, h.-irl Ins revenge by getting the Lancaster I'iirk colt l.b.w. in the same- over. Ill— 8- 13. Bennett was the but after a lew .•.ingle', was bowled with a fast- one from J)fiit. 119—3 —5. Boxshall was last-man, _nd got a single with a skyer, and 3 to the A-i-me hats-man took the score to 124. The players then adjourned for lunch. "("May was resumed at 1.45. Boxshall hit Dent for three twos. ;i four, and a single, and then lilted Trott's first ball grandly to the on boundary, but the next ball, a Tart one, just shifted bis* bail. The innings had lasted just two hours,. The Canterbury men took the field shortly after two o'clock, Callaway opening the bowling from the pavilion —id. Cato and Hawke being the first batsmen. Sims bowled from the other end, and 9 were scored off his first over. In Callaway's next over, Cato was caught at the wicket. 14—1—4. Core followed, but after getting a 2 and 4 played Callaway on to his wicket. 26—2—6. Trott's appearance was the signal for applause. Hawke kept busy, and Trott sent up 4Q with a grand cut. Bennett then relieved Sims, whose 30 balk had produced 30 runs. The change came off, for Bennett at oncegot Hawke Ibw. 42—3—20. Hill joined Trott, and five maidens in succession were bowled. Trott f-ent 50 up with a drive for 4, wheh should have been fielded, and play livened up, the professional getting nearly all the runs. At 66 Barry, jun.. relieve Callawav, and in his second over clean bowled Hifl, who had been in half an hour for two singles. 69—4—2. Marshall followed. Trott kept the field busy, and 80 soon went up. Wilding took the bail from Bennett,'and Callaway bowled again in.-nlace of Barry. Trott sent 90 up with a •fine,off drive, making -his own score 50. Two more good drives to the boundary off Wilding .sent the 100 up. Barry, seix, had n turn with th«i ball, and in his first over bowled ■Marshall. This partnership had put on 35. of wheh the outgoer had made 3. 103—5—3. Dent partnered Trott, who cut Callaway hard against the pavilion fence, but mi thi same over the crack batsman was caught at the wicket. 108—6—68. Young tilled tins, vacancy, but hesitation on the part of the batsman'and a good return by Garrard saw the ingoer run out. 109—7—1. B. Cotterill was next, and a boundary to each batsman sent' 120 up. Both were batting conlidentlv, and at 134 Bennett bowled in-ja.-_.id of Barry. In Callaway's next over Cotterill opened out at a half vollffv, and v.._ clean bowled. 135—8—11*. Hussey filled the gap, but after getting a single was clean bawled by Bennett. 136—9—1. K. Cotterill, the last man, went in,- and singles s>.iw the Canterbury score equalled. Several good cuts by Dent sent 150 up, and Barry, jun., relieved Bennett. The runs still icarne freely, and later on Sims took'a. hand, but the tens mounted, and at 184,, Lawrence bowledfor the first time.* At 198 Beti|'gavea poßirible chance at point, a single -resulting. Strange went on in place of Sims, and howled .Dent with his -first,ball, th- innings clotting at 5.20*' "--.'- _ Canterbury started their second _n_angs s at 5.35< Sims and Barry, jun.,' faaang tha bowling * of' Trott and Dent: The k-ttyrV; second over' was fatal to,Barry,.who whs bowled withj" a fast one.; appeared as Strange went in. Sims- got into doubles, and sent 20 up by cutting Trott fori 4 and 2. - Dent then got another fast Yorker past /-■Strange. 20—2—2. Wilding followed, and ■runs came, f raely--ohiefly off TtStt. Wilding got into doubles with a big. leg hit that banged- against "the fence. Fifty" went up, , after forty'minutes' play. Hawke bowled un over to enable Trott and Dent to change ends; -*Play slowed down a bit, but a. fine lot hi.t to*each batsman, sent 70 up. Th the. Jivsfc over Dent got,a good one past Wilding _j.73-_3i_.l9, aad time was then called. -y';The game will be continued at 10.3Othis morning. The foilo-wing are the scows ~ - •■ .'.CANTERBURY. - ,V t\ '. -.-First .Innings. •' * '.' ,- W. 0. H. "Wjgiey, 4 „; it" A. Sime, 4328111111. b Trott ' „., ?V rl .R, "W. Bsny, sen- 11, b "Trott ...-• „.."*2 .S. T. Oall-WW, -13811, c And-b; Trott _,■*•** 3. -D. * Lawrence, 131, b .Trott ... V *...--.■« 5 R. I Str*ngey4_4l293si4, b Dent-. 5 ..; y'r ... ;26 &y?. Garrard, 23, c Dent,b Tsott ;/-.«. 4. Wildin_y««, >«;** b Sent ,'..;; *-- ~y *« R; Vf. Matty. -Smu v 4111111111.; Apt outj... .IA , J, H.'Bennett. IU; *-# ..".' \By«*i 4-42, leg* bye* 1M -y s„» y'; •~YfJ s - -'"- - ~ Total r " .. * V,- %.." ; ''' ' v"'- v :sm' . YBowHrig Anlml9ab-^tM t i^%b&*--<&. aafderts* sS'tun-» t % *Pwtei^»ettV J l|B bslls, ,l -maiden, M'turnf, 3>wicketa'j G^iJiawksY*/ 'Jfatta, 0 maidensu.l wicket. *■~•;.'*• -" \- y* „■ -' hawke's:" bay,- - y .-„ '-y ■ \' /.. :, :^First,lnnings*.Y,.■''*.',\*-*--Y v .'<rVCaio,..l"*v ct-_K*»h»tt, 'b';Ca"&way i : y r »YYV b Bpnnetty . ,^» AyH.' Gore, -IV, b, Callaway -„-?*• f " '* -^*-.«» "*> - A. E. Trott. U42H-Jt4Bl32a3l*l4lU«il2<r «Vi .'c Boxsb-H, b Orilsn-QTI--"->.'» \K,4' « vFi Hill, U. a b ButryyiwitY-. "■■ -ft: MarthallYlU, h'Maxry; ,aca.y,.y~i-'-\..i >& . ny DentY iiminmotemiioxiiuiimtf':* - h j?At*toge' x .-... ;' ... . ,'i.«>Y\~' -»',. §6' W.-Y<jung, 1,,-run, out ... y "',.*.Y.t...;.;. ;l _r/_dtter_lrt«"_in;-b -... )X J.Hu'usey. 1, ly.'Bennett .V. -■ J-''.-S'-> -... '.-4,; '. -Y-Bye** «3i% *- 7y: ■***.> ; <^.% y''!'. ' Total'V- ,'J;- A .V4'"'' .1 1-?" y .: Bowliiijjt An»lysi*t**S. T; o*lHw*y, 174 4 •m*idens£ I W' l( ru_*;* 4''-wieite|»-j,'A. Sims, *S6 hall*, so msid'enft iiYruns,- 0 tickets j *.J< _~ 1» haD?,, o'm»ide_is. 17 .was., o,^ , wfC-ef-r H; Bmftf, 3U&.5&4 bstUs, S Uimiden*. -OP «ins, _ 42 WIKf.2 31 runs, <l.;-Vnoket-**- B. Barry,, sen.'i o:»«Ideaf»;--t8 tuns, 1 wicket;' X !D. -liiwrencs. 18» haHa, 4 ;,0 maidens..'lo runs* 0 wicketsrß, Strange,4 ball, 0 maidens, oruns,. I wicket. ' .<.'- , - ; L y- ~oa3!T_Jbbury/ :,y. y- ■' SfCond Innings. -s,--. '■" A;' Sims, 13-nt21213,1142143, not out „. '39 'IV Bsrry, jnn., -I, b Dent ... '■ .„- . R. Str_Dg©, It, b Dent .~ ~ '..., .. 2 A. /Wilding, 11123114114, b Dent;... ...' 19 - By«K, 43; "jegr byes }l ~. ' ' .., 9 ~ - ' , ,_ • 7'?Ppil'i6r three wickets "...' . ..." 78 ■IhAt^gM'3^ 'fickets for 22 and -Vott none for 41 t x>^'.l._:.- . . ■,

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INTERPROVINCIAL MATCH., Press, Volume LIX, Issue 11167, 7 January 1902

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