GRANGE CRICKET CLUB.
The annual meeting of the above club was held at tho olub room on Thursday evening* and was attended by twenty-nine members. Mr R. G. Stone (vice-president) occupied th e chair.
The following report was submitted:— "Your Committee, in presenting their annual report, have much pleasure in stating tbat there is a credit balance of L2 Bs. Last year we addod Bcvetal aew members, who did well for us, and our playing strength was considerably increased. The First Eleven played ten matohca without being defeated, winning eight matches and drawing two, and they had the proud position of winning the senior cup, thus becoming ths premier club of the icason 1888-89. Albert Turnbull secured tho batting average with 15.1 per innings, B. Ourrio being second with 14.5 per inning*. The lv wling average was obtained by W. Espie with 5.3, W. Parker being second with 5.19. The club having voted to the captain a special prize for general excellence, Mr Parker's name was withdrawn from competition in the other special prizes, which were allotted a< follows:—G. Restieaux for fielding, and Alec Downes for general all-round play. The Otago Cricket Association Cup is now in possession of th» representative of the club, and will ba formally presented to the club for the allotted time at tho general annual meeting. The Second Eleven played nine matches—won four, loot four, and drew one. The batting average was obtained by Charles Restieaux with 14.6, and the bowling averngo by Frank Wells, with an average of 4.10, Youc Committee very much reerret the lo?s of such sterling players as W. Carbon, J. Carson, and A. Grieve, who have left the district. The club wore represented in the intcrprovincnl match by two members—vz., Messrs W. Parker and A. Downes. Tour Committee recommend that a concert and ball be held in aid of the funds of the club for the ensuing deawm, more espfcially looking at the fact that a new carpet and pitch and cricket materiuls must be provided; and the Committee also recommend >hat the entrance fee be raised with the view of providing necessary funds." Tho report haviDg been read and dificussed. it was adopted, and a committee appointed for the purpose of providing a concert and ball at an early date, and it was resolved to raise the entrance fee, The chairman then formally handed tho challenge cup to thocaptain, aud Ithavlng been filled, it was handed round as a loving cup, and then returned to the Rafe keeping of the representative appointed by tho clnb. Fifteen new members were ballotted for and elected. Tho following office-bear-rs were then elected for tho ensuing fe»son : President, Mr R. G. Stono ; vice-presidents—Messrs B. Coxhead, W. Findlay, W. H. Smith (M'Garin and Co.), Alfred George. J. Munden, and J. Jago: captain, Mr W. P»rker; deputy-captain and treasurer, Mr G. Restieaux ; recretary, Mr F. Civrrie; selector of teams, Mr A. Muir ; committee—Messrs J. Baker, G. Restieaux, and Albert Turnbull; delegates to Otago Cricket Association—Messrs G. Restioaux and R. G. Stone. Mes»rs W. and J. Carson and A. Grieve were elected lifo members of the club. It was decided to play an opening match (President v. Vice-piesidents) on Saturday, the sth October.
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GRANGE CRICKET CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 8013, 16 September 1889