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The Opoho Club opened the season on Saturday with the match President v. Vicepresident. .It resulted in a win for the Vice-president's side by 7 run.B. In the Albion Club's match, President v. Vice-president, the President's side won by 30 runs.

The Hendley Club opened the season with a match President v. Vice-president, the Vice-president's side being victorious by 17 runs.

At Mornington over forty players took part in the match Captain v. Deputy-cap-tain. The Deputy-captain's side won by 51 runs.

The Fourth Standard of the High street School defeated the Fifth Standard by an innings and 22- runs. The following story is being retold. If we mistake not it appeared some few years; London 'Cricket,' and was based upon the intention to resume part of Lords Ground for a railway. Mr Christian, who tells the story, anticipates a match between England and Australia played at Lords in the year 1904. In his account of the match he relates how " Lyons, driving Attewell's firafcball bard, it fell on to the 11.3 a express for' Sheffield. The batsmen, of course, ran, and the fieldsmen saw that it was hopeless to attempt to recapture the ball, which fell

through the window of the guard's brake. The Englishmen cried. .«Lost ball"';"the umpire, however, ruled that a ball is not lost when you knowwhere ibis. After consultation it was decided to' telegraph to the station-master to'return the ball, and subsequently Mr Stoddarb was sent by the 1.10 train in pursuit cf the leather. The. 1. lit is a slow train, and on arriving in the evening at Sheffield Stoddart found, to his mortification, that the station-master had sent the ball back by parc?l» post. The parcel did not reach Lord's till I.3o.uext day. Persons on the ground will not easily forget that the Englishmen sat watching in front of the pavilion while the batsmen continued to run. When the ball was again secured Australia hanl scored 1,849* and the innings was declared closed; . . . The Englishmen naturally failed to equal this gigantic total; but it was felt that the luck had, to some extent, been against them."

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CRICKET., Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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CRICKET. Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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