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CRICKET

GALLICHAN TO JOIN

N.Z. TEAM

REQUEST OF MANAGER

AND OFFICIALS

SHORTAGE OF SLOW BOWLERS

[By COVER-POINT.]

N. Gallichan, the Manawatu and Wellington representative left-hand slow bowler, has been added to the New Zealand team which will leave for its tour of England next Saturday. The addition of this player to the 14 men already chosen was made by the management committee of the New Zealand Cricket Council yesterday, with the concurrence of the New Zealand selectors, on the recommendation of the manager, captain, and vice-captain of the New Zealand team. The announcement was made yesterday by Mr A. T. Donnelly, chairman of the management committee of the council, who said that in the afternoon a telegram had been received from M. L. Page, captain, H. G. Vivian, vicecaptain, and Mr T. C. Lowry, manager, all of whom had had a great deal of experience of English cricket conditions, reading as follows: —

“We are 'unanimously of opinion that the team as at present constituted is definitely short of slow bowling for such a long tour, and we suggest inclusion of Gallichan additional man if possible. Page, Vivian, Lowry.”

With the concurrence of the New Zealand selectors, said Mr Donnelly, the management committee agreed to the request, and Gallichan had been asked to join the team for England.

A Good All-Rounder

No action of any New Zealand selection committee in recent years has met with such opposition as the omission of Gallichan from the 1937 New Zealand team. Most of the dissatisfaction has, naturally, been in the North Island, for the Manawatu player has seldom been as impressive on his visits to the South Island as he has in matches in the north. . There is no doubt, however, that Gallichan will fill a decided want in the team. He is a fine slip field and a good forcing batsman as well as a left-hand spin bowler of ability. Apart from his special abilities the addition of a good all-rounder to the team will go far toward lightening the burden of the players. C. C. Dacre, the Auckland player, and a professional for Gloucestershire, has recently expressed the opinion that 14 men for such a long and arduous tour are in-

adequate, and he added advice to the New Zealand Cricket Council to spend the extra money necessary to send 16 men to England. He argued that the extra players would enable players not in form to be spelled and would prevent players in form from being overplayed to the point of staleness. Gallichan, who is an old boy of the Palmerston North Boys’ High School, has been playing representative cricket for more than 10 years, and he was seriously considered for selection in both the 1927 and 1931 New Zealand teams which toured England. His accurate spin bowling has been a big factor in the success of Manawatu in the Hawke Cup competition over a long period, and he has frequently assisted ■Wellington in provincial games. One of his best performances was recorded this year in the Plunket Shield match between Wellington and Auckland, in which the latter province secured a fine victory by three wickets in a highscoring game. Gallichan took five Auckland wickets for 90 runs in the first innings of 438 and two wickets for 79 runs in the second innings of 347 for seven wickets. The news of Gallichan’s selection will be very pleasing to cricket enthusiasts in his own district. It will be recalled that shortly after the announcement of the complete team for England the Palmerston North Chamber of Commerce offered to guarantee whatever funds were necessary for Gallichan to be added to the side.

EARLY CANCELLATION OF PLAY

COMBINED MATCH WITH

M.C.C.

“A VERY BAD EFFORT”

Several references to the early cancellation of play on Monday in the Marylebone Cricket Club’s match against the combined CanterburyOtago team were made at the final meeting for the season of the management committee of the Canterbury Cricket Association last evening. Before the meeting was declared open several members were discussing the subject, and just before the chairman. Mr W. L. King, had completed his report of the season he mentioned the possibility of an Australian team being invited to play in New Zealand nex' year. “I hope that they will play when there are days available for them.” remarked Mr I. B. Cromb. “That cancellation of play on Monday morning was a very bad effort by those responsible.” Other members also made mention of it in passing, although the matter was not discussed at all, as it was mentioned that the match was not within the jurisdiction of the association at all.

Mr King said that any movement to bring an Australian team to New Zealand would receive the support of the Canterbury association and also of the cricketing public of Canterbury. “Yes, it is time that pressure should be brought to bear on the New Zea land Cricket Council,” said Mr R. H North. Next year would be a good year, and it should be possible for the Australian touring team to visit New Zealand on its way to England. It was certainly about time that an Australian team visited New Zealand. Mr C. S. Thomson said that he was certain that the New Zealand Cricket Council would leave no stone unturned in arranging for the visit of an Australian team if it could be done.

N.Z. TEAM FOR TO-DAY’S MATCH

CARSON AND DONNELLY TO BE OMITTED

(PRESS ASSOCIATION TELSOE4.H.) WELLINGTON. March 23. W. Carson and M. P. Donnelly arc definitely out of the New Zealand team to meet the Marylebone Cricket Club to-morrow. The twlefth man will be decided later. Carson is suffering from a slight injury, CHANGES IN THE NORTH ISLAND TEAM

(press, association telegram.) AUCKLAND, March 23. - Because of a fractured wrist McMahon, the young slow bowler, has been dropped from the Auckland-Wel-lington. team to play the Marylebone Cricket Club’s team, at Auckland. Advice has also been received thal N. Gallichan is not available. The vacancies have been filled by the selection of McCoy and Sale, both of Auckland, with Emery, of Auckland, as twelfth man.

PETERSEN SHIELD

RESULTS

SYDENHAM CLUB WINS AGAIN The results of the Petersen Shield competition were announced at a meeting of the management committee of the Canterbury Cricket Association last evening. When the trophies were presented at the close of play for the season at Hagley Park, the presentation of the shield was withheld as the final result was not known. ~ . . Mr C. H. Ayling gave the results as follows; — _ , . Points. Sydenham •• •• 744, West Christchurch .. .. 709J Old Boys • • • • 618! Lancaster Park .. .. 568 i St. Albans .. ■. 533 East Christchurch .. .. 501 Old Collegians 332, Rlccarton 290, Boys’ High School 224, Christ’s College 171 i, Christchurch West High School 90, St. Andrew's 77, St. Bede’s 44.

Mr Ayling also reported on the Brabin Shield game against Wellington at Wellington. The team had badly lacked a slow spin bowler, and the players had not played enough matches together before the shield game. He moved that it should be a recommendation to the incoming committee that more games should be provided for the Canterbury Brabin Shield team before the Wellington match. He said that the Wellington team had played eight matches before it had met the Christchurch team, and was a very strong combination.

A request from the Christchurch Suburban Cricket Association that a match between the Brabin Shield team and a team from its juniors should be played at Hagley p Park on Easter Monday was agreed to, ’ and it was decided that play should start at 10.30 a.m.

MATCH BETWEEN OIL COMPANIES

A cricket match between Shell Company (N.Z.), Ltd., and the Vacuum Oil Company was played recently at English Park, and resulted in a very high-scoring game, the Vacuum Oil Company winning by 83 runs. Vacuum Oil Company made 308 runs (R. Biggan 100. J. Abbett 62, L. Carlisle 85). Bowling, for Shell, R. Dunn took three wickets 48 runs, J. Markby four for 54, and J. Blakely two fot 33. The Shell Company (N.Z.), Ltd., made 225 (F. Leckie 68, J. Markby 15. R. Dunn 36. J. Blakely 32, E. Andrew 21). Bowlfor Vacuum, R. Biggan took three wickets for 48 runs, J. Abbett two for 50, W. Barwlck two for 33, G. Hillier two for 18.

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Press, Press, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22049, 24 March 1937

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