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The annual and finalmeetine of the Caversham Cricket.Club was held in Mr Wootton's BhoTla™ evening Over twenty members attended, and Mr R. Norman occupied the chair. The secretary read a report and presented a balance-sheet, and tdeie were adopted. J. Casey secured MrT. K ijidey a bat for the best batting average, and w" Mackerseys average came out best for bowling On the motion of Mr Briggs it was resolved that n»£S * ha * dub were compelled to disband owing to their being unable to obtain a ground the material be sold and the amount realised be handed over to the Gymnasium' Committee Several members spoke to the motion, expressing regret that the club would have to burst up ■ but it was generally .recognised that, as the persons who might have been expected to help m overf£ m !f \vT e dlf fi cu lty ■ were apparently indifferent about the matter, j the members were for the present helpless, and-had fairly come to the end of their tether. The final motions for disbanding were therefore accepted, and the meeting terminated with hearty votes of thanks to the officers who had worked so well to keep the club alive in reference to this we may remark that Cavershams position is singularly unhappy. Those of ?u r lo™*.I o ™*. tten various times have taken the lead in trying to promote manly outdoor sports in the district have,met with one rebuff after another, now from landowners who simply said no and at other times from ;public bodies, until, after being bustled about all over the place the lads were glad to get the use of a piece of ground at St. Clair This, thcngh not handyfor the majority of club members, was made gooduse of until the recent reading and cutting up of the paddpck sent the athletes once more to the rightabout, and they now have no ground at all. This means that Caversham lads must for the present drop cricket and football. It is in the public interest that suoh a reproach to a district should be removedCwithout delay if at all possible; and we have faith in the Caversham inhabitants to believe that if they give the question the consideration its importance deserves some way will be found out of the difficulty. The lads have done all they, can to help themselves! and now that they are jammed through no fault of their own they may reasonably ask the commumty as a whole to lift up-the need for a reorea. tion ground to the level of a public question It has not transpired that the cricketers and foot, bailers prefer this; request on, their own behalf but we do it for them, and suggest that aTa"w. ginning the mayor might call a public meeting totals the matter over.

The Waverley Club play President v. Vice, president on the North Ground. -

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CRICKET., Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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CRICKET. Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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