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SECOND GRADE MATCH, OTAGO v. CANTERBURY. The second gnide match Otago v. Cantcrburv was commenced yesterday on tho North" Ground. There was quite a largo number of spectators present, and a collection taken up during tho afternoon reali*ed £1 15s, which rocs towards defraying the expenses of tho match. It had been intended to play on tho Grange wicket, but on inspection* in the morning it was discovered that some vandals had not onlv turned on the water and flooded one end of the pitch, buti made doubly sure that it would bo rendered useless by making deep heel marks in tho soft turf. Fortunately the' Albion wicket was in fairly gond'eondition. and on this tho match was played. Canterbury batted first, Milliken and Lawrence opening. When he had made 11 Milliken fell lbw to Holderness. but the veteran Lawrence went on to 35, made bv tonnd batting, Haughey meantime getting double figures, Sinclair made top score (41) bv good, steady play, and Russell 26 bv a'nice, free innings. Burnside came 'out with the best bowling figures, but Holderness and Cameron also bowled verv,well. Otago began very well, two wickets being down for 45. of which F Hai# made 26 soundlv. Then there was a collapse, the next four wickets falling for an additional run. White, aided by Cameron and Shaw, improved the position, and at tho call of time the -score stood at 113 for nine wickets. White deserves great praise for a workmanlike innings, his form being easily tho best shown by any of the home team'. Following are the (scores : Canterbury.—First Innings. |T. Milliken lbw b Holderness U It. Lawrence, rim out O0 !•;. Haughey c F. Haig b Hutchison ... 11 C. Guinev'b Holderness « O Sinclair c and b Burnside 41 V. Edgar b Ilutchit-on , 0 G. Russell b Burnside '9 H. Strange b Burnside 9 If. Penin st Milburn b Burnside ... / T. Thomson b Cameron ° U. Wilson not out J.' Extras _ W Total lbß Howling Analysis..--dlolderness ICB balls, 5 maidens. 38 runs. 2 wiek-ns : Burnside, 63 balls. 1 maiden. 39 runs. 4 wickets ; Marks. 24 balls. 16 runs; Hutchison, 42 halls, 45 runs, 2 wicket-; Ca-meiou. 24 balls. 10 runs, 1 wicket. Otago.— First Innings. F. Haig b Haughey ?o .1 Haig c Wilson b Ru?r-ell A ,Ins. Marks b Edgar ■ Y. Hutchison c and b Edgar '' T. Thorn b ICdgar _^ U. White not out - '-'-' \V. P.umside b Kdgar V N. Cameron b Finery 6 A Milburn b Fdgar ■? P Shaw c Haughey b Sinclair 'a V. Holderness not- out /[ Extras _ ] ' Nine wickets for ] '■> WELLINGTON v. AUCKLAND. This match wns begun at Auckland yesterday. The visitors halted. The open--111- pair were soon accounted for. but a fine third-wicket partnership wa-s established. The board at 5 p.m. showed 215 for the loss of two wickets. Scores : Wellington-.—Find Inning. Midlaue b Howden • 2^ Hiddleston o Rountree b Sneddon ... - Baker not out l 9i Burton not out '<'' Kxtras - 11 Rain at Wellington delayed a start with the match Marlborough v. Wellington. The. visitors were dismissed for 102, Uogers being credited with eight wickets for .105 runs. At 5 o'clock Wellington Ipd tost two wickets for 46. t HRISTCHCUCH v. OTAGO. The. wicket on the Caledonian. Ground was slow and easy when representative elevens from the Otago and th« Christchurch and Suburban Leagues met. The visitors butted first, and though they were at tho wickets for just over two hours thev only put together 63 runs, the batsmen displaying the. greatest restraint. Otago were "at the wickets for 80 minutes and made 71. Scores : CiiHisTcurncii.—First InniiiL's. W. Grammer o Hodge, b Symonds ... 7 G. Sanies a Butler 0 A. Peters b llutU-i- 19 W. Hardie lbw b A. Torrance 0 H. Grammer lbw bA. Torrance ... 9 .). Kettle lbw b A. Torrance 4 K. M'Quiikni not out 15 T. Warren hj A. Torrance. 1 l\ Stevejison, b A. Torranre 0 M. Griffin b Butler 5 W. Crossan run out 1 Extras 7 Total 63 Bowling Analysis.—Butler. 156 Kails, 15 maidens, 19 runs. 3 wickets; Symonds, 48 balls, 1 maiden, 23 runs. 1 wicket ; Torrance, 104 balls. 8 maidens, 19 runs. 5 wickets. Oi'ACO.—First I linings. A. Symonds b Crossan ■■> A. Torrance run out 0 W. Butler run out 8 H. Hodge b Crossan \i F. Paris lbw b Cro-ssau 5 A. Hodge <• Hardie b Sanies II I'". Holleyman b Crossan 0 G. Jones b Crossan 0 Dr Ross c U. Gramnier b Minns ... 15 .1. Richmond c Peters bW. Grannner 5 G. Turner not out 19 Extra- ... 5 Total /I Bowling Analysis.---Crossan. 78 balls, 4 niftidfiis, 26 runs, 5 wickets ; Stevenson, 66 bails, 5 maidens. 18 runs : Samcs. 18 balls, 1 maiden. 14 runs. ?, wickets : W. Gratnmer. 10 balls. 8 runs. 1 wicket.

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CRICKET, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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CRICKET Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914