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DUNEDIN CLUB. Tho ilfth annual general meeting of the Dun'edm Cricket Olub was held in the City Hotel iast night, about thirty-five members being in preside 1 j 10e " The rresiJent Ir T - s - Graham) The Committee’s report for the 1896-0T season stated <s+ml! merl dub bas never before been so clulfin fac l°l ? ur having been the first f i Thlch Ilns cver pat live teams in L «,' ve ? l ' e speaking authentically) fvhfkt till Zv! at s{ ? ?v y p , roßress has been made, ca ' ,bre " f tbe plaj-ers as compared with ibw nm J p^nf S bas.if anything, been improved on. notmpe? « UK+v? e reasons the Senior Eleven did tent*lfL • * he sa , me amount of success as was f<? u » ho c ? rl - v Part of the season. They w0™,,," all , amu matches, four of which nnlnJu llve >st. A. Kinvlg has the uf beading both the bowV i af L- a i batting .averages, his percentage for whnJ'fJf 2 ' *i 5 for sixteen complete innings. ™“L e * n bo \ vll, !-b<-: secured thirty wickets at an lfornvim>o° °r> excellent all-round peril 5' f d ■ Groxford also deserves mention for his consistent batting throughout the ssasou. T ul JU , nlor , Cll l> team had a satisfactory record. 1 * yecl hfteon matches, winning eleven and losing four, thus coming out third in the list f.cT> C n°<, m F etl ?£ t , l ; a . ,n ; s - The club entered three teams for the third class championship, No. 1 team of which fairly maintained their prestige by a really good ponormauce. This team played in “• een matches, winning fourteen, losing one, P 0 ®’ :in( i, abbough placed as tunuors-up r , e cont est we think the honors between them k' o * a , . winners were fairly divided. Toe No’ 1 Very li , tt l e in comparison with the n reC °i d -° f eleven wi * s out of f°urDroud^f l'L 1 v lyo A ,s one tbe ” maj’ 'veil feel proua ot. Ihe No. 3 team, seeing that thev were much 5 ’s C mpcp^ S - did not meet with better ’e tut N Nevertheless, we predict The h'ilnnpn S V *°< r CUI lu near future, of po n .vf- ? hows a ? mall surplus in hand evnoliif v, bicb, considering the very heavy mict t * rc tucurred in purchasing material, etc., ".ntl.«- C ‘"” a ,r k “ d l aa ! satisfactory. The following rhm + ° nated P n ’P for competition H°H ut tbo season ?—Messrs W. H. Skitch. W 1 T l 'rP rc '"'f' Cowiu and Spatz, 0. wtek to * i J -. Edmond ; and your Coiumitlee inr ii • r V'' s opportunity of thanking them .or their kind contributions. The winter team 5?! d d v:s:t to Garoaru at Christmas time, a wiW if- 110 rusult'.Uß- , >V. Hutcheson, by cumS,.v? bio.uotoutm tin: match, placed to the s « dl t the first century scored since their secretary of the Caledonian society has notified your Committee that a horse ,awn mower such as is in use at Carisbrook and ekewhere has been ordered from Home, and may Je expected to arrive here about November. The use ot this machine on the ground will fill a long<v ST • ’ al ? d c 'ub are indebted to the society 'their action in procuring same. Before closing - -u report your Committee wish to record the Joss sustained to cricketers generally by the death ot mr James V, ilsun, the late president of the IL, i®l ) .pket Association. His genial disposition ■ana Kindly ways will be much missed in cricketmg circles. The balance-sheet showed tliat the receipts kor the year amounted to £72 17s 6d and the expenditure to £7O 7s. ihe Chairman, in moving the adoption of Me r . eporb and balance-sheet, said he hoped that in the season now approaching the olub would work up and try at the close of the year to present themselves in a higher position <w regarded results than thev occupied at [present. He trusted that the wrestle they gave '.no Carisbrook Club last year would be repeated, and with better effect, this year.—(Applause.) v v Mr K. Brown spoke in high terms of high praise ot the work done by the captain, the deputycaptain, the secretary, and the members ot the Committee. Ihe motion was carried unanimously. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year President, Mr T. S. Graham (re-elected); vice-presidents—Messrs R. Brown, H. S. Cole, J. Blauoy, IV. E. Edmond, A. Cowio ; captain, Mr W. H. Skitch (re-elected); deputy-captain, Mr J, Croxford (re-elected): secretary, Mr W. Maclean (re-elected); treasurer, Mr Ernest Wilson ; Selection Committee —Captain, deputy-captain, and Mr A. Kinvig ; General Committee—Messrs W. Brown, W. H. Skitch, J. Croxford, W. Fielden, H. Stalker, ani | G. Pram; auditors, Messrs D. Cameron and W. Brown ; delegates to Cricket Association, Messrs G. Croxford and W. H. Skitch. Thirteen now mombeis were elected. Messrs J. Pedcn and J. Douglas were elected honorary members of the club.

OCEANA CLUB. The annual meeting of the Oceana Ciicket Club was held in the Hallway Hotel, South Dunedin, last evening. Mr Charles Hodges occupied the chair, and there were fifteen others present. The retiring Committee congratulated the members on the fine position held by them in the junior and president’s cup competitions. Out of the sixteen matches played by the First Eleven twelve were won, three lost, and one drawn. The Second Eleven came through the season with a splendid record, for out of eighteen matches played sixteen were won and two lost, and secured for them the president’s cap, which they well deserved. Financially the club were In a sound position. The receipts for the year amounted to £32 Is 7d, and the expenditure to £29 5s 3d, leaving a balance in hand of £2l6s 4d. A concert and dance was held in April, and the club funds benefited to the extent of £lO 4s 6d. The Committee wished to place on record the loss the club sustained through the departure of Mr J. Smyth for Australia. The thanks of the club were due to Mr M'Beath and family for _ the many courtesies extended to them during the cricket season. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Logan, the report was adopted. The following office-bearers were elected:— President, Mr J. Elvidge; vice-presidents— Messrs A. R. Morrison, J. M. Callaway, R. G. ■Whstter, G. Reid, W. M’Beath, R. 0. Torrance, and G, Smithson; secretary and treasurer, Mr J. King; captain, Mr R. Richardson ; deputy-captain, Mr 0. Hodges; Selection Committee—the captain, deputy-captain, and Mr W. Butler; General Committee-Messrs Butler, Burke, Logan, Hutchison, Stalker, and the secretary, captain, and deputy-captain cx officio ; delegate to the 0.C.A., Mr D. Smyth. MORNINGTON CLUB. The annual meeting of the Mornington Cricket Club was held at the Mornington Tramway Office on Thursday night, Mr C. J. Payne in the chair. The annual report of the Committee congratulated the members on the position the club held last season. For the whole seasoa the club sent out three elevens each Saturday, and it was worthy of mention that men were never wanting] to keep the three elevens going, and that the club’s elevens kept every appointment and never lost a match by default. The First Eleven played fifteen matches (won ten, drew one, lost four); the championship elevens, Nos. 1 and 2, together played thirty-two matches (won twenty-one, lost ten, drew one)—a very good record, indeed, considering the number of young players in these elevens. Special mention should be made of the splendid bowling average of C. Cornish in the championship matches, as he secured 104 wickets at 3 runs per wicket, and the Committee recommended the incoming Committee to present a bat to that player. The balance-sheet, which was submitted to the meeting, showed a credit balance of £7O 9s Id. The report was adopted. Nine new members were elected.

The following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year President, Mr John Mitchell; vice-presidents, Messrs James Law and 0. P. M.' Butterworth ; captain, Mr C. J. Payne ; deputycaptain, Mr W. Robson; treasurer, Mr D. R. Eunson; General Committee—Messrs W. Robson, E. White. W. Gregory, Charles Williams, and R. Fleming: Match Committee, captain and deputy-captain ; practice captain, Mr C. Williams.

The Chairman said ho would give u bat to the member who made the moat runs during the practice matches ; those who had already won a bat not to be entitled to compete. The opening day of the season was fixed for the 25th inst.

The Chairman then presented the bats to the members referred to in the report as having won them. •

It was decided to allow the two boys having the highest batting average in the High street and Mornington Schools to be members of the club for two seasons without paying a subscription.

UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S CLUB. The fourth annual general meeting of the Union Steam Ship Company’s Cricket Club was held last evening; Mr T. W. Whitson in the chair. The report showed the club to be in a sound financial position. Mr John Edmond’s presentation bat was won by Mr R. A. Wilkie who headed the batting averages for the season with an average of 19.1 runs. The ballot for officers resulted in the election of the following—Captain, Mr J. Park Smith; deputy-captain Mr R. A. Wilkie ; secretary and treasurer, Mr T. Paterson; Management Committee—Captain deouty-captain, secretary, and Messrs W. hI Blacklock, J. W. Walcott, and H. Downes • Selection Committee—Captain, deputy-captain,’ and Mr E. A. Eva; delegate to Otago Cricketers’ Association, Mr T. Paterson.

A singular exhibit was recently placed be. fore the managers of the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne by the honorary surgeon. It consisted of a mass of hair, tightly matted together, weighing 21b, taken from the stomach of a female patient who had been operated upon for |a supposed internal tumor. It is conjectured that the hair was swallowed by the patient eighteen months ago while in a delirious state.

A French chemist has invented a blue soap which renders unnecessary the use of bluing in laundry work.

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CRICKET CLUB MEETINGS., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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CRICKET CLUB MEETINGS. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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