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DOG AND THE CRICKET BALL

lluW A MATCH WAS IXTKK-i;ci'TI-:d. ('rii-kot .stones are something like fishing atones; tiny want to be ;uceptvcl with ii. Judicial mind'(says th." ' Evening I'ost'i. Hub .-.inu'thiit- really happened in tlio niatrh botw.eu Wellington and Marlborough on tile Basin Reserve. Uodgcrs and ('ate had been piling np the. score for Wellington with monotonous regularity, when a stray (leg I'll ling'about the green in chase of mvaginavy camel espied the- hall rolling towards him. Whether he took it for quad, rabbit. «;• some, other kind of strange, '.tame, he immediately retrieved and ran vfi with the ball in his mouth looking for hi* master. He ran all over the held with Marlborough in chase, apart from tho.se who were helpless with laughter. Tho faithful animal dodged pursuit and dipped awav from his ballled pursuers, still holding'the precious ball in his mouth. Spectators joined in the chase, but the dog beat, them all. and was making- off with tli-' ball for the Kent terrato entrance, and th«' pimc might have come to a full stop, when ho saw his master at the gate. With nuieh wagging of tail and <>th«.-r tvniptom.s of pleasure at the discharge_ol (futv. tho clou' yielded possession. The master returned 'the bill! to the field, but the dog thinking it all in the game went after it, and again all might have been lost had not one of the fielders got there first and vigorously repelled the cricketing canine with the "boot. Finally the intruder was expelled from the green, and the game, alter iive minutes' pleasant in terlude. was resumed.

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DOG AND THE CRICKET BALL, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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DOG AND THE CRICKET BALL Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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