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WELMNQTON v. OTAGO. As stated in our issue on Saturday, Wellington's innings closed for the fin© total of 498. Midlane, who carried his bat for 222.. was given a garat ovation. Some vears ago Tucker made 221 in a match between tho Canterbury Midlands Club and the Wellington team, and this stood as a record for Wellington cricket, but 3lidlane broke that by 1 run. His innings was a ■terling one, the only chance being the =harp catch behind the wickets which Chadwick missed. It *««> however, a difficult chance. Midlane hit 25 4's and one 5. • The Otago bowling had been tested to the full, and, with the exception of Crawford 3nd Watson, had been ineffective. Crawford maintained a splendid length, and kept the runs down. Watson bowled we!) after lunch, his average for that period being two wickets for 9 runs. Otago began their inning_s with Siedeberg and Fxkhold at 2.4 a p.m. They made a poor stand, being all out after two hours and 20 minutes* play for 139. Otago followed on, and when stumps were drawn had lost three wickets for 41, Scores ; W FXUxoTO>\ —First I nnings. Midlane not out »., ... ... 222 Baker b Crawford 28 Hiddleston Ibw b Crawford 5 Gibbes b Crawford 2 Burton b Crawford 2 Bray b Watson 82 Brice c Shepherd hj Siedeberg 68 Dickson b Crawford 2 Robinson c Eckhoff b Siedeberg ... 23 Paterson Ibw b Watson 24 Southali b Watson Extras 39 Total ' 498 —Howling Analysis.—■ Overs. Aldus. Runs. Wickets. Crawford ... 40 3 149 5 Eekhoff ... 23 2 87 0 Alloc. 20 2 91 0 Siedeberg ... 22 1 85 2 Rati ... ... 3 0 22 0 Eckhold ... 3 0 12 0 Watson ... 5.1 0 13 3 Otago.—First Innings. Siedeberg e Midlane b Robinson ... 5 F.ekhold b Robinson 0 Shepherd c and b Robinson 17 Watson run out 1 Bruges c Hiddleston b Brice 36 Crawford b Hiddleston 6 Bell b Brice „. 26 Galland b Brica 27 Alloo run out .„ 4 Chadwjck not out 2 Eekhoff b Brice ... ... 0 Extras 15 Total 139 —Bowling Analysis.— Overs. Mdns. Runs. Wickets. Robinson ... 14 2 32 3 Southali ... 10 3 30 0 Hiddleston ... 7 1 34 1 Brice 8 0 19 4 Gibbes ... 5 0 10 0 Second Innings. Siedeberg not out 13 Shepherd b Brice .... 9 Ailoo b Brice 0 Watson b Robinson 11 Extras 8 Total for three wickets ... 41 THE PLUXKET SHIELD. AUCKLAND v7"cANTERBURY. Fine weather was experienced at Auckland on Saturday. The match stands in an interesting position. Auckland's second innings closed for 286, leaving Canterbury 291 to win. When stumps wevo drawn for the day Canterbury in their second innings had scored 25 without loss. A feature of Auckland's second innings was the bowling of A. W. Thomas for Canterbury, who secured eight wickets for 99 runs, lie was not tried in the first innings. Scores: AtTCKLAND. First inning 212 Second Inning?. Hemus c Carlton b Thomas 7 Horspool c Hickmott b Thomas ... 59 Snedden low b Thomas 16 Taylor b Thomas 4 Mason b Thomas 11 Dacre b Thomas 4 sale lbw b Thomas 9 I'limmings c Woods b Carlton 73 Brook-Smith c Carlton b Bennett ... 65 Rountree b Thomas 2 Harvie not out 6 Extras 50 Total ... 286 Bowling Analysis.—Sandman. 8 overs, 2 maiden.-. 40 runs; Thomas, 48 overs. 20 maidens, 39 runs, 8 wickets; Bennett, 26 overs, 12 maidens, 45 runs, 1 wicket; Hickmott. 4 overs, 1 maiden, 15 runs; Carlton. 22 overs, 10 maidens. 45 runs, 1 wicket: Beal, 2 overs, 10 runs; Patrick, 2 overs. 6 runs. Canterbury. First innings 208 Second Innings. Beal not out 7 Carlton not out 17 Extra - 1 Total for no wickets 25 VICTORIA- v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The Interstate cricket match Victoria v. South Australia was continued, on tho Melbourne. Cricket Ground on Saturday. Victoria concluded their first innings For 400. the other double-figure men being— Matthews 65, Souter 25. South Australia, at call of time had lost five wickets for 265—Mayne 30, Steele 85, Pellew uiot out) 72, Wilfemore (not out) 30. LEAGUE CRICKET. The following are the fixtures for the set-ond round : January 9.—Y.M.C.A. v. Reid and Gray : Railways v. Kay wards; Tramways v. Orokonui; 'Hillside B v. Hillside A; Shacklocks v. Standard. January 16.—flilMde A v. Reid and Gray : liaywards v. Y.M.C.A. ; Orokonui v. Railways; Standard v. Tramways; Shacklocks"t. Hillside B. January 23. —Hayw-ard3 v. Hillside A; Oiofc-onuf v. Y.M.CvA. : Railways v. Standard ; Hillside B v. Reid and Gray; Tramways v. Sliaeklocks. Jamia.i'.v 30. -Oro&onul v. Hillside A, Sund-iurd v. Y.M.C.A. : Tramways y. Railways ; Haywards v. Hillside B ; Reid and Li ray v. Shacklocks. February 6.—Standard v. Hillside A ; Y.M.C.A.'v. Tramways; Orokonui v. Hiileido B: Reid and Gray v. Haywards; I Railways v. Shacklocks (on Hillside ) Ground). Februarv 13.— Tramways v. Hillside A ; lUilwavs." v. Y.M.C.A.; Hillside B v. .standard ; v. Reid and Gray; llavwards v. S'hoeklocks. February 20—Hillside A v. Railways; Tramways v. Hillside B ; Standard v. Reid and Gray; Orokonui v. Ha.vwa.rds ; Shacklocks v. "Y.M.C.A February 27.—Hillside A v. Y.M.C.A. ; Railways v. Hillside B ; Reid and Gray v. Tramways; Haywards v. Standard ; Orokonui v." Shacklocks. March. 6.—Hillside B v. Y.M.C.A.; Railways v. Reid and; Gray; Haywards v. Tromways ; Orokonui v. Standard; Shacklocks v. Hillside A. All matches will bo played mi the grounds of the club, with the exception of Railways and Shacklocks, on February 6, which will bo played on the Hillside" Ground. The match between the Wellington ar.d Wairarapa mid-week representatives was concluded on Saturday, the home kam winning by an innings and four inns. Wellington had made 273 runs far the first innings when stumps' were drawn on Friday. Wairarapa went in on Snturday raorning, and made 157 in their first innings. They followed on, and marto 159, while Wellington knocked no 27 rot ti«t • lorn of no wickets.

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CRICKET, Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915

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CRICKET Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915