Wellington.—The cricket season was opened on Saturday. There are only six teams in the- senior grade owing to the inroads on the membership by the departure of the military force?.—North, playing against East, made 170, and East got 116 for seven wickets.—University made 150 against- Ontral, who have 58 on for four wicket*. Qhristdum-h. —Beautiful weather was experienced for the conclusion of tho first round of grade matches. East Christchurch. who pul up 564 against West Christchurch in the first innings film previous -Saturday, at once declared to day. West made 176 (Ur Foster 54) in tho first innings, and East- in the second had made 74 when play stopped.- Riccart.nn put up 150 in tho 'first innings against Sydenham's 243. Riccarton made 155 runs for nine wickets in the second innings,— Svdenharn B put up 559 (K. IV. Skelton lie, G. C. E- Wilson 88) against St. Albans’ 275. —Lin word, requiring only 17 runs in their second venture, won from Kaiapoi. —'Wednesday (Ticket. The an mud meeting of Tcnrcsck (.Ticket Club was held in the A.retail Tea Booms, when there was a fair attendance of members. In the absence of the president (Mr H. K. Bennett), Mr J. A. Haig was voted to the chair. The annual report and bal-ance-sheet. kindly audited by Mr J. Caldwell, was submitted by the secretary, and treasurer (Mr 5. G. Uamcrc-n) ami adopted, showing the club to be in a- good financial position.—The Chairman spoke a few words of appreciation of the club’s record during last season, when they played nine matches, won six. lost two, and drew one. At the* beginning of the season the club made Mr Strung a nice preedit for past services. and later on donated towards a preset, tation made to Mr C. Ilot-z from theOtago Wednesday Association. The thanks of the club arc <Tue to Messrs G. A. FindJay, W. Strain:, and H. E. Bennett for donations towards the club's expenses, to tho Press for the publicity of the club and the Wednesday game generally, and. also to these gentlemen who kindly acted as umpires and scorers throughout tho season,—lt was unanimously decided to alter tho namo of the dub, which will in future be known as the St. Kilda- Wednesday Cricket Club.—The following office-bearers were elected for tho ensuing season: Patron, Mr T. K. Sidey; president, Mr A Johnson; vice-presidents—Mcsere H. E, Bennett, G. A. Findlay, D. C. Cameron, iun., W. Strang, W. T. M'Farlanc, W. Murdoch. A. E. Barsdell, and J. W. Gawno ; practice captain, J. Haig; deputycaptain, B. Edwards; hon. secretary and treasurer, S. O. Cameron; selectors— Messrs Jones, G. Edwards, end captain of team (to be elected) ; auditor, Mr J. Caldwell ; committee—J. A. Haig, H. H. Johnson, A. Jones, S. G. Cameron, J. Elliott, B. Edwards, and. G. Edwards; delegates to 0.W.C.A.. G. Edwards and J. A. Haig. —-A, vote of thanks to the chair concluded the”meeting.
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CRICKET, Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914