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MIDDLEMARCH SPORTS

The weather conditions for the thirtyseventh annual sports of the Strath Taieri Caledonian, ffociety, which, were held at Middlemarch yesterday, were most favorable, and made matters pleasant for both spectators and competitors. During tha afternoon over 600 people -were present, the takings at the gate amounting to £32. A large number journeyed from Bunedin, and there was also a large attendance of local people The * port a w*r« most interesting and enjoyable, a number of tha races providing most exciting finishes. The arrangements of the committee- were of a most satisfactory nature, mi the sports as a whole were a complete suooess. During the afternoon the Middle* raarch JJw.nd, under Mr J. IT, Mafcheson, rendered a number cf seiectioris. Mr JJ. Walker was a moat courteous and ene'rgnic secretary, and the other officials also carried -out their duties in a creditable manner. Following are the results of the various events :

7o Yard/5 Handicap.---First heat ; R. Hansson (Sydjs) 1, W. Moynihan (syds; 2. Second beat : C. Cookerili (syds) 1, W. Fisjier (scr) 2. Final : T). Haassoa 1, W. Fisher 5. C. (ockerilJ 3. Half-mile Bicycle Handicap (seven entries).- C Connor (3Gvds) 1, R- Yeeberg (lOydsi 2, J. Tohill (%d?i 3. putting the Stone.—l 3. Cameron (scr), 35ft 9in, 1 ; K. Gibson (3ft), 35ft Sin, 2-: J. Cameron (4it-,i, 34ft siu, 3.

Youths' Handicap (three competitors).— A. Huddlestone fsori 1, W. Prendergast (scr) 2. f 100 Yards Handicap.—First heat : W. | Moynihan /scr) 1, J. P. Ban- (4ydsj 2. j Second heat : W. Fisher («cr) 1, B. Haas- | eon (4vdsj 2. Final : Movnihan 1, Fisher | 2, Hai.si.on 3. 220 Yard* Handicap Hurdle Race.— W. Fisher (acr) 1, J. Frago (10yds) 2. Three entries. Three-mile Bicycle Handicap.—B-. Y*wberg (scr) 1, ,I.* Brohan (20yd*) 2, C. j Connor (80yds) 3. A \'<zrx close finish. One-mile* Bic\c,l<i i«uidici.p.—-ii. Y«j berg (10yds) l,* J. Tohiil (50yds) 2, R. I Connor (scrj 3. ..Six ftaru-d. Won corn- | fort-ably. ! Heavy-we i giit. Wrwitlitig- (Cmhber'ar.d | style; five entrie/;;. —l*. Cameron }, K. Cameron 2, .M. Cameron 3. Two-mile iiicy.ie .tlardir.ip.— R, Y'..-*. berg- feci') i. .!. Brohiin (70\-ds) 2. '.'. Connor ,'3lvd.»; 3. 120 Yards Handicap '*cver. entries).— First heat : A. M'.Skimming ilOyde; 1, W. Fisher :*cn 2. Second heat: A*. Williams ;4vd«) ], SI. Moyniha.n i4vdsi 2. Final : Williams 1. Moynihan 2. M'.-'kimmitsjf 3. Tug-of-war.---Four iw.ns competed. Cameron's 'fniii *>pn}],-.4 K,r,.= :'.s team; Taieri pull-d V :.;,<'i«-,. a n.h. Fmai ; Cannrons pulled Taieri, 165 iards n : '.',u'c.'j.-. 'three sntries). — J % Barr (3yd*; ;, A.' Williams ilyd) 2, W. Fisher fscri 3. 220^^ Yards .'four entries). -~ A. WLUix'ax : '7%'ds; 1. M- Movnihan .'SvJs) 2, J. .?. fi£!-r liityi'; 3. y ; <*:: :->y :•. oSL ? :!i of yards. M'.isical Chairs. Four entries.—S. M'Bratney 1. Heavy-weight Wrestiin? iCarcri-as-catch-oar.).—rj. Cameron 1. .]". Cr-mercn 2, G. Cameron 3. R. Hanson also eoinpeiedThrowins Hammer. Four entrieo.—DCameron, sft (98ft), 1 ; l'l. Cameron, scratch. (95ft lOin), 2: G. Peat, 10ft (91ft lOin), 3. Consolation Handicap. Three entries.— J. Cockerell (4y<&) I,' Maclean (7yds) 2. Fra<?o (scratch) 3. Consolation Race, 100 vards.—ACLean 1, CcclkivJl 2, Frego 3.

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MIDDLEMARCH SPORTS, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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MIDDLEMARCH SPORTS Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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