OTAGO CRICKET ASSOCIATION
AUCKLAND TRIP NOT TO BE UNDERTAKEN.
Mr J. ,1. Clark presided over a meeting of the O.C.A. executive, held yesterday afternoon.
Tho Otago Cricket League wrote applying for affiliation with the association, and notifying that Mr A. .Melville had boon appointed their delegate.—Application accepted, the Chairman expressing the pleasure of the association at the decision of the league to become affiliated. The West Harbor Club also applied for affiliation, and this was unanimously granted. The Canterbury Association wrote stating that they were anxious that tho junior representative matches between the two provinces should not be dropped, and" offering to send a second grade team to Dunedin at Christmas time, tho visitors to pay their own expenses. The team would be strong enough to bo termed a representative team.—The Chairman mentioned that this iixture had been abandoned last year at Canterbury's request.— Messrs Thomson and Haig were strongly of the opinion that these matches should b<s continued.—lt was resolved to inform tho Canterbury Association that tho CCA. would ho pleased to welcome a junior team at Christmas, as suggested.— Messrs Wycherley, Thomson, and Haig were appointed a committee to select the Otago eleven to meet this team and to make all arrangements for the match. The Secretary reported that arrangements had been made for tho use of the Carisbrook Ground for the match Otago v. Colts on Thursday. . Mr Wycherley, on behalf of tho committee set up to go into tho matter of the disputed boundary hit made during the match Albion v. Carisbrook A, reported that they had come to the decision that 4 runs should not have been recorded for the hit.—Some discussion arose as to the effect this decision had on the result of the match, and it was resolved to notify tho clubs concerned of the decision, and to deal further with the matter should an appeal be lodged. Mr Martin reported that the umpires officiating in the match Carisbrook A v. Dunedin on Saturday last had declined to act after 6.30 p.m.. and left the ground, despite the fact that the captains had agreed to continue play np to 1 o'clock, in the hope of finishing the match.—Resolved that the Umpires' Association be written to, asking them for an explanation. Telegrams and letters from the Canterbury and Wellington Associations, declining to alter the dates already fixed for their matches with Otago were read.— The possibility of making the trip to Auckland was ftil!v discussed, and the general opinion of the delegates was that in view of the nature of the replies from the two provinces named, and the improbability of a representative team being got together to travel to Auckland after tho holiday season, combined with th? somewhat serious financial aspect, the idea of playing there this year be abandoned.—lt was therefore resolved to notify the Auckland Association to this effect, thanking them at the same time for the offer of financial inducement. It wa3 decided to instruct the Selection Committee to choose 12 men for the tour to Christchurch and Wellington: also that a manager be sent —Mr I). H. Thomson being appointed to the position.
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OTAGO CRICKET ASSOCIATION, Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914
OTAGO CRICKET ASSOCIATION Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914
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