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The opening of the season, fixed for today, was postponed owing to the grounds being wet. Oa Thursday, says the • Lyttelton Times,' at the Veterans' Cricket Club practice, the captain (Mr Willmer, father of oricket) was batting at onejricket—he is aged eighty-two —and Mr Puttman, who was at the opposite end, is also aged eighty-two. Mr W. Bush, aged aixty-four, was bowling at the captain unsuccessfully. Mr Hooker, who succeeded in obtaining Mr Pullman's wicket in ten minutes, was sixty-eight years of age. It will be thus seen that the total of the four cricketers' ages is almost 300 years.

The Clutha River bad risen yesterday at the Beaumont fully Bft above its ordinary level.

"I want to ask one more question," said little Frank, as he was being put to le 1. " Well," acquiesced the tired mamma. "When holes come in stockings what becomes of the piece of stocking that was there before the hole came ? "

Everybody should join Montague's Circulating Library ; subscription, 2s 6d per quarter. New books added weekly. Splendid reading.—[Advt.]

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CRICKET., Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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CRICKET. Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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