MATCH FOR BARNETT TIKI
The visit of eight rinks from Christchurch was certainly very happily timed ac regarded weather conditions, and the afternoon play on; Saturday was carried , forward, as during the morning, under a summer sky. The balance of the ; mbrcjng's friendly games was just in , favour of Wellington, who defeated the visitors 149 to 146 points,: but the. Christchurch bowlers settled dowri to earnest business in the afternoon, and \ the Barnett tiki went .back with them,' Wellington beiiig defeated by six games to two, and 204 points to 153. Three of the games were' remarkably close, Wellington 27-25, Christchurch 17-I*6, and 22-21, but in most other games the winners-had fair margins. The day. was in every respect an enjoyable one, the home players extending every hospitality to the visitors. At midday the Christchurch bowlers were entertained at luncheon, over which Sir. S. Potter, President of-the Wellington Centre, -presided, and at which complimentary speeches wcro made of ;the guest* and particularly of Mr. Matt. Barnett, the. donor of the very fine tiki trophy for competition between the two centres for all time. Mr. A. J. Benzie, president : of the Christelrorch centre, and -Mr.-: Barnett, in reply, expressed the great pleasure of the Chrwtchurch bowlers atthe visit and the happy arrangements made for the match and for their entertainment. Mr.'Barnett suggested that the-:Wellington Club was surely entitled to change its name to the Now Zealand Club, for it was the resort of every bowler who called at-Wellington. • ■The results of the afternoon's play were' as' follow :— .
Wellington — Mowbray, . Thomson, Ramsay, Hodgins (s) 27; Chri«tchurch— Brunsden, Calvert, Mazey, West (s) 25. Christchurch--Rutherford, ' Maddren, M'Cullough, Billcliff (s), 32; Wellington —H.. Bennett, P. Myers, Laws, Meadoweroft (s), 14. Christchurch—Brien, Kilner, Good! Spiller (s) .30; Wellington—W H. Beunetfc, Jones," Shepherd, M'Arthur (s) 24. •■■ ■ • ■
ChriStchurch—Barnett, Burson, " Angus, Redpath' («)'' 17; Wellington—Salek. Bary, Bririsden, Frost (s) 16. Wellington—Carr, Holdsworth, Kershaw, Allen' (s) ' 25; Christchurch--Brown, Penlington, Williams, Cooper (c) 15. ■;:■-. ■■■ ' ;-. :
Christchurch^—Herrick, Drake, Almond, ,'Behzie.' (s) 27; .Wellington—Geddis, Stone, Donpghue,'Potter (s) 12. Christchurch—Marrie,' Bascand,' Da Feu, Dobbs (s) 22; WellinKtoni-John-vson. Dempiity, Thompson, Gleridinning (s)'2i;;-.. ■ ■;.-■•• ■ ' ::: - , •;. ■'
Christchurch —3T. Copper, "Main, Chambers, Hanley (s) 36; .Wellington— Townsend, Dixon, Keith, Norwood (s), 36.: ■ ■',,., -•- ..-.. v..-
Result: Chrietchurch,. 6 games,; .204 points ; Wellington, 2 games, 153 points. 1 Immediately after the last game, Mr.; S. Potter announced the victory of the Ghristchurch team. (He said he was very pleased with the result, and was Bure the enjoyment was greatest for the Wellington players, who had done their best to make the visit a, success.. He hoped next year to be able to visit Christchurch for "the contest, and Wellington/ would look forward to the trip | .with pleasurable anticipation. He, thanked the officers of the centre for all j they had done that day, and they were all indebted to the' Wellington Club for the use of their green and appointme;i3. At his calli three hearty cheers were given for the winners; for Mr. Barnett, the. donor of the tiki shield, and to the ladies who presided at the .tea tables, to all of. whom they owed; a debt of gratitude.
Mr. A.\T..Benzie responded; and asked for. three for the local players, which were heartily given - ■ f Mr. rF. Meadowcrbft also congratulated, the winners.
KHANDALLAH v. JOHNSON- I '-■".••. ' VILLE. . ■ ■ ■ ■-■■ I .The se'eoad match of a series of three four-rink games was played on Saturday i at Johnsonv-ille; between the Khandallah arid Jolrnsonville club's, for the interI club^gup, and was won by the former by two points, the scores being (Khandal- ! lah .mentioned first):—Taylor, 'Hod-'s- | son,- Bourke, Monro (a),' 28; Morgan, I Washington, Smith, Cooke (s), 11 Living, ■ Crump, ' Nalder, Bringans (s), 18; Wackrow, Angell, Johnson, Jacobs (s), 1 19. Bevin,,Hare, Mulford, Butt (si 25: O'Neill, Mills Neal, Orr (s), 23. Barj low, Bath, Fletcher, Robertson (s), 13; I Wright, Skinner, Embury, Turner ,s), jThree friendly games were also played (Khandallah names bein r mentioned grst):—Amoore, Desborough, Anderson, Bates (s), 23; Bryant, Richardson Mills A., Joneses), 12. Mackay, King, Stephens, Waldie (5),14; Nordell, M'Millan, Johnson, Dee (s), 23. Billman, Shaw, Ross,'Lucas (s), 21; Robinson, Richardson,. Beaumont, Carman (s), 17.
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MATCH FOR BARNETT TIKI, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 33, 9 February 1925
MATCH FOR BARNETT TIKI Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 33, 9 February 1925
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