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FIRST DAY'S TLAY. OTAGOS poem SHOWING. ALL OUT FOB 103. (■AXTERBURvTII FOR FOCI! WICKETS. The first. Phmket Shield match \hW season w.ts commenced at Lancaster Park on Christmas Dav, Otago (challengers, rpeetinic Ganterburv (holders'!. '1 he wicket was easy, as the-, result of a hp;nt fail of rain in the earlv morning, and the weather was heautifully'fine, with u cool south-weM breeze. Crawford (Otago j won the toss Jrom Reese, and had inr hesitation in batting. The scoring was slow, the batsmen playins verv carefully, and little liberty could \w taken with the bowling. The first wicket fell at 16, and three more went at 25 Prices and Crawford made a. good stand, both batting carefully, and the score was carried to 65. when Crawford was caught at cover p.-tut. Bruges continued hatting confidently, and chiefly through his efforts the total was taken to 101 for seven wickets when the afternoon tea adjournment was taken. Bruges heir-; then not out with 41. The innings dosed short!v after the resumption of play for 108, having lasted two hours. At the close of the day's play Cant,:, burv had lost, four wickets for 111 runs. The following are the scoies:- - Otac.o.—First Innings. Watson lbw b Sandman 0 Shepherd e Real b Rresr- |i A lino b Reese ■- r and b Sandman '■> Bruges not out - ... J ci Crawford c Bishop b Carlton Si Bell run out •'' Galland Ihw b Reese Ramsden hj Hiekniott - Chadwiek b Reese ._ 1 Kokboff b Hiekumlt 1 Extras _ ... Total V:, Bowling Analysis. Overs. .Mdns. Runs Wkts. Bennett 13 5 22 Reese 17 7 'd'J. 4 Sandman 9 1 .Vi 2 Carlton <'■> 1 -I 1 Hiekniott 3.1 7 2 (.'an t ehdi'rv.- Firnt Inninus. Woods b Crawford 10 Bishop b Siedeh.-rg "J Hickmott b Crawford 73 Patrick not out 17 Butler b Craw-ford 4 Carlton not out ~ ... 2 Extras _ ... (> Total for four wickets ... ... 11l CRAWFORD'S BAD LUCK. WHAT OUR SPECIAL SAYS. Rain overnight ina<To the wicket i-iow. Crawford won the toss, and Marted with Wirf-son and Shepherd. F.->kho)d stood out. Watson was c'iven out Ihw to Sandman for 9. Shepherd shortly after tried to hit Reese io leg. and was (aught at (.-over-point. Alien played very ronfidently while h'> was in, but Siedeberg was eoon dismissed, caught and bowled Sandman. Although runs were coming tdowiy there wpvo frequent, changes j,, the bowlinpr. Crawford'* appearance, at the wickets whs the, cause of a round of applause. lie started carefully, and looked like making a score, when in making a stroke a piece broke off his bat. and be was caught. Bruges played a sterlinz innings, and ju.»titied hifi. selection. All the colts shaped well, nnd Bell w going nicely when run out. Ramsden and Chadwiek played balls on. The innings lasted two hours. Woods snd Bishop opened very briskly for Canterbury. Ten f:oon appeared, and mounted tip l-o 110 tor four wickets. The fielding and bowling on both sides was keen, although the wicket was rather slow for Crawford, but- our hope* are high with en iuvj,ir<ivin,jf »irkeU •

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THE PLUNKET SHIELD, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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THE PLUNKET SHIELD Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914