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On Saturday the Grange commeuced a two-days' match against the Phcenix on the latter's ground. Phoenix won the to3s and went to the wickets. W. Parker, E3pic, and Downea were well on the spot, and captured three wicket 3 each, Phcenix being all out for 62, W. Morrison making 16 anu Fleming 10. As aga'nst this poor total, however, Grange made but an indifferent response, Haskell and Frith despatching eight of the batsmen for 30 runs, Johnson (12, not out) being the highest scorer. The Phoenix showed to the best advantage in fielding. Albion First met Carisbrook First on the latter's ground, where a very tidy wicket had been prepared. Carisbrook went in first, and were disposed of for 78, the highest scorers being Stronach (21), Bell (21), Johnton (15),' and Fox (11). The Albious responded with 61 for eight wickets, Gollar (not out, 13) being at the head of the poll bo fir. The only other batsman to reach double figures was J. M'Farlsne, who put up 12 rrns before being caught off Butlin's bowling. Wanderers First v. Warehousemen First promises to be an interesting match. Each side has completed an innings, with the result that the Wanderers have 63 aud their opponents 58 runs. Keogh with 19 and M'Farlane with 10 are tho highest scorers for the Wanderers, and on the othor side Stephenson stands alone in double fi?ure3 with 24. "The Port Chalmers Club pbyed a match between eide3 chosen by President and Vicepresident. The president's side the scoring being GO to 53. Leonard (18), Davidson (15), Taylor (14), and J. H. C.-aw-ford (10) batted very steadily for their runs, while Fostsr, Hunter, Rutherford, and Smith divided the bowling honors. The first elevens of the Edendale and Excelsior met at the North Ground, the result being a win for the Edendale by ten wicketi and 8 runs. Scorn : Excelsior, 30 ard 41; Edendale, 67 and no wickets for 12. M'Glashan, for Edendale, took thirteen wickets for 25 runr. Albion Second v. High School No. 2 team was played on the Asylum Ground, resulting in a win for the Albion by 34ruDS. Soores: Albion, 91 (Dobie 29, Gilkß 15, Finnigan 15, M'Master 12); High School, 57 (Haig 21 and Mason 8). Gibson and Dobie bowled best for the Albion, and J ones and Macassey for the School. Warehoußemen Second Eleven defeated Wanderers Second Eleven on Saturday by 38rans. Warehousemen, 73; Wanderers, 35. A one day's match between the Grange and Phcenix Second Elevens ended in a 34 runs' victory for the former. For the victors, J. Tnomeon (23), Caff (14), P. Muir (11), J. Lucas (11), and for the loiers James (16) reached double figures. A Christchurch telegram states that the two unfinished senior cup cricket matches were concluded on Saturday. The first heat is as follows :—Midland Eleven beat Lancaster Park by 62; United Eleven beat Addragton Eleven by eight wiokets ; Lancaster Park Fifteen beat Ashley County Eleven in one innings. The Auckland cricket season was opened on Siturday. The senior matches were Auckland United v. Gordon and Auckland v. Alpha. Auckland United made 141 in the first innings, and when time was called the Gordon Club had two wickets down for 21 runs. Alpha made 60 in the first innings in the match against Auckland, whose total for five wickets when time was called was 46.

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CRICKET., Evening Star, Issue 8055, 4 November 1889

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CRICKET. Evening Star, Issue 8055, 4 November 1889