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OTAGO TEAM IN CHRISTCHURCH

JIOW OCR MKX WERE TPKATLD. rx hospital lit allt.gld. Some members <>f the !■■ r-ril Cricket Association '.vliii m". onipauiod the Otngo team to t hristehurch have returned, and when seen this mornincr expressed in no uncertain manner their annoyance, at the iiouloi-t. amount in':; in j-tinn- cases to discourtesy, to which they and numbers of the Citato eleven had been subjected. Xo i-rii lector, or follower <>!' ihe needs to be. reminded of what .Mr .J. .). Clark- has done, for cricket, of ilip time; and money he has .spent in forward intr tho interests of ihe -rime, or of the share lie has taken in the fiH*"-rtniinncnt of visiting teams. His name and fame in this connection, indeed, is. or should be. well ciimish known throughout the cricketiiiiZ community of New Zealand. For that reason alone, anart from the I'aci that. Mr Clark- holds the dual position of president of id,- \,-\v Zealand Crieket ( oini'.-l and president -if the Olai/o Cricket- .Association, it have been expected that .some iit'lc courtesies would have been extended io him. Hut evidently tho Canterbury poople. have short memories, or are obsessed with wtiat they so--lit to lonsider are their oivn affairs, for wo understand thai- Mr Clark was eiitircly neoloctod bv the officials of botli coveruin- bodies." The s-"c[" tary of th.e as.-o< in!ion was

also eoiispii nous by his absence, and when the Oia.o iiianai'.vr rana up tho Canterbury captain a.-kiin.'- for tickets of admission for nionib'-.'s ■• f iiis team and nooouipanviio' ofli'Tiis. Mr lloe.s'. i.iform'-d him that ho knew liojhm.,' of the nmtt'■;-. and thai, in anv cas". lilavers M-er" char-od -.rl e,n hj i','. r the-- f;,'-k.*!s. ar-.-,rd ins 1" an arranconii'iii l-'twren th" [oral as.soeia - .on and the I.ane.-n-ter Park m-o--and the manager was lvrpiested to "Go easy on the . ■omplmif ntaries.'' 'J'ickotp for luncheon wore equally difficult to feenro. When the players went- fo tho ormind on the first day* of tho mrit.h Mr Crawford, llieir cajitain. was refused ■admit-tan.-e he had no tirket, and ;• was only w!ie:i he thrcateiM'd to cs> av. ay and take his men with him tiiat their bona lidos v .-orr reluctantly recro-nis.-n ~;ol they were, allowed t<> enter j;i order to take liar! in the match. Other small annoyances added to the discomfort of the trip; hut n was -na niy the treatment meted out to their presnC-n:, that aroiifed the ire of the whole f.arty. hj m.'iy ho :\<]i]r<] tlvd (Jus if-- not ';>> first time that Dunedi.; oibcials visit-nr.: ( iirisfchurcli have tio'-u envallorlv treated, bu! the feelin; of irritation sui.' pressed for the reason thai, unfort una! :-ly. our side had always been tho losers in the fiejd. and it was felt that a.ny f;;prossion oi disp,'itisfactinn mi-.Thi he- r.nerprotfd as riiairrin at th<hr d'd'o.i'.. 'lie coals of fire in the iorin of lavifii enterfainmeii! of Canlerbur;,- teams visiting 7)iiiiediii have evidentlv been ineffn tuah

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OTAGO TEAM IN CHRISTCHURCH, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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OTAGO TEAM IN CHRISTCHURCH Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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