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ALBION CRICKET CLUB., Issue 8009, 11 September 1889
ALBION CRICKET CLUB.
The annual meeting of the above was hold at the Prince Alfred Hotel last night, and was attended by some twenty members; Mr M. Cohen ir the chair. The following report was submitted by the Committee; — Your Committee, in presenting their twentysixth annual report, have pleasure in stating that although the club cannot boast of surplus funds, owing to hiving shared the general depression under which all athletic associations have labored, yet, when comparison with other clubs is made, the members haye reason to feel gratified, as our liabilities exceed our assets by only the small amount of LI 15s lid. The chief event of the seison was the union of the North Dunedin Cricket Club with ourselves, and which has proved beneficial to the two clubs and to cricket generally, the members having worked together very satisfactorily. The playing strength of the club was greatly increased, and during the season fair results were obtained. The first eleyen played ten matches, winning five, losing four, and drawing one; they were also second in the ,cyp matches, being defeated by the Gtange in the final. W. Gollar secured the batting aveiage with 11.8 runs per innings, with Croxford 9.9, Crawford 8.8, and Gordon 8.4 next, Carr did best in the bowling, securing twenty wickets at a cost of 6,7 runs each. P. Turnbull comes next with an average of 7.8 for forty, one wickets. Gordon took twenty-six at 8.0 runs each, aud M’Farlane twenty-three at 10.4. The club was represented in the intorproviucial match by ,T. M’Farlane, Owing to the number of members, the Match Committee had to play two second elevens, which proved difficult to place in the field. The combined teams won ten matches, lost seven, and drew one, and had the pleasure of being the only junior team to defeat the Warehousemen First, the premier second eleven for last season. The beat individual averages obtained are as followsßatting: Kelly 13.3. M'Kenzie 12,5, M’Cormack 10 3, and Ross 7.4. Bowling : Bray secured twenty-two wickets at a cost of 4.7 runs each ; but M’Glaahan and M’Master divide the honors, as each took twice as many wickets as Bray, the former taking forty-eight at 5.2 runs each and the latter forty-four at 5.4. In conclusion, your Committee would urge upon its members, if they wish to make the club a success, the necessity of obtaining plenty of practice in all departments of the game, turning up punctually aud regularly at patches, and being prompt in payment of subscriptions. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, regretted that the outlook of getting a ground at the north end of the City for cricket remained so gloomy. The fact was that the present state of the northern reserve, and its crowded state during a season, greatly militated against the production of good players; and the surprise was that with the difficulties they had for years labored under the club had been able to make such a good fight of it, and put forward so many promising players. The .club had been runner-up for the Challenge Gup ,[p.at season, and it was unfortunate that the Association’s finances prevented them froi» rewarding a creditable performance of that kind, H® hoped that next season something would be done to revive the interest in junior cricket, which was deserving of every encouragement. He noticed that last year the honors were divided—the Albions having a representative in the bowling and batting departments, but were hard-pressed by the old North Dunedin men.
The report was unanimously adopted. The following office-bearers were elected : President, Mr James Allen, M.H.R.; vipe ■ presidents, Messrs A. H. Shelton, S', Hunter, Cohen, Brown, and Fairbairn.; ggpretary, Mr B. Ringer (reelected); treasurer, Mr W. Hutchison (reelected) ; committee oi management, Messrs J. M'Farlane, Gordon, Croxford, Id‘Master, and Beissel.; match committee, Messrs Gollar, Croxford, and Gordon; auditors, Messrs Jd'Master and Ritchie; captain, Mr (jfajlar; deputy-captain, Mr J. M'Farlane. Mestp P. Kemplin and Ringer were ap-, pointed delegates to the Cricketers’ Association. It was decided to poqimenoe the season on October fi, ivith a .captain v. deputycaptain. "
ALBION CRICKET CLUB., Issue 8009, 11 September 1889
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