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WELLINGTON v. OTAGO. A DRAWN GAME. [Psr United Press Association.; WELLINGTON, January 4. The match, vac* concluded to-day in bright sunshine. Up to the time of drawing stumps on Saturday tbe < AVelliugton representatives had scored 498 in their first innings, and Otac;o had made 139 in the first innings and, following on, had secured 41 for tho loss of three wickets in the second. The day'e play was chiefly remarkable for the fine stand made by J. N. Crawford, who batted nearly all the afternoon and compiled tho substantial total of 178 not out, although eight different bowlers wore tried on him. Late in the day he was associated with Eckhold, who also I shaped very we.ll, getting together 60 without losing'his wicket. Bruges contributed 67. With, such material scoring tho visitors v.ere able to pass the first innings score of the Wellington team, and thus make the match a, draw. Siedeberg (13 not out) and Bruges went ill at 2.10 p.m., the latter opening to Robinson's over. 'lhe three balls wore unproductive- Gihbes then took the ball, and Siedeberg sent one to the en boundary tor 4. Woon afterwards he hit a beauty' to the opposite boundary, and raised the scoie, to 50. The changes were rung on the bowling between Robinson, Gibbes, and Hiddlestone, and 70 was hoisted after 15 minutes' play. Five, minutes later Siedeberg cut ono of Robinson's to the. slips, where he was caught. 77—4 -19. Crawford was tho incomer. Bruges knocked the ball about freely, and the century was leached at a quarter to 3. Just afterwards Bruges gave a chance in the slips-. Soul-hall's'first* ball was sent by Crawford to the on boundary. The left - bander's slow but well-aimed deliveries looked, dangerous, and one of them nearly got Crawford's wicket. One hundred and thirty appeared for an hour's play. Crawford "presently had a life. He raised one of Southall's'to the deep slips, but Dickson was unable to hold tho ball. The same batsman nearly vent out through an unfinished, run, just'.reaching his crease- in the nick of time. At 3.25 the total was 150. Ten runs later Bruges was neatly snapped up by Midline. Ho was 75mm at 'the wickets, and his score included eight 4's. The partnership produced 83 runs. 160—5—67. , < Tell succeeded B ruses. The boari showed 180 at 3.40 pm.. the Southerners then being 179 behind their opponents' first innings score. Bell had a narrow escape of losing his stumps to Robinson, and in the next minute the second hundred was attained. Crawford reached 75 after 95 minutes' p!av. Bell then hit a single, and immediatdv* afterwards was clean bowled. He was three-quarters of an hour koldinc up his wicket, and his score included four 4's. one, 3, and one 2. His 'partnership with Crawford yielded 72. ?32—6 Galland. opened with a wipe off Hiddleftone towards the on boundary, off which three runs were made. Crawford followed with a 4 to the screen, and reached £4. He repeated the -performance, and took the total to 250. Another 4 made him 92. After scoring 5 Galland lifted one of Gibbes's t$ the long field, where L'iddlestono brought off a brilliant catch. 263 Galland was replaced by Eckhold, who started with a single, and then ran out 3 off Gibbes. Crawford reached his centurv at 4.35 p.m., after being two hours and live minutes at tits wickets. Three hundred vent up at- a. quarter to 5, Crawtord bem 2 120. After putting on a couple of single--, he brought bis score to 128 with a soaring shot to the southern boundary off Hiddlestone. Shortly after 5 o'clock accidents began to happen. First, of all Crawford received a knock en the jaw, which caused a slight delay. The game had on'y been resumed when Eckhold hurt bis foot, and tho next thing that happened was that, the ball cams in violent contact with. Crawford's knee. _ Fortunately the injuries were not of such a nature 'as to compel tho batsmen to retire. Subsequently Eckhold stopped one just above bis pads and another on his foot. Ho then registered a simile, and made the total 35C. "* " The Wellington score was equalled at 5.2-5 p.m., cmd the tea-ai conti-iwxed. "Wattivvp:. Crawford -was 149. and his partnership with Eckhold had so far produced 95. Four hundred went up a. quarter of an hour from time. Near the- finish of the match Crawford was twice in danger of goiti" out- to Gibbes through missing late breaks. The cjame ended in a draw at 6 o'clock with the score at 428 for seven wickets. Crawford's 178 not out included one 6, twtntv 4's, and three 3's. The CrawfordEckhold partnership produced 165 runs. Eckhold knocked up half a- dozen 4's and an equal number of 3's. The following are the scores: Wellington. First innings 498 Otaoo. First innings ... • 1-39 Second Innings. Siedcberc c Gibbes b Robinson ... ... 19 Shepherd b Brice. S Alloo b Brice _ «. ... 0 Watson b Robinson - ..* ..- 11 Bruges c Midlane b Gibbes .w ... >.. 67 Crawford not out ..« Bell b Robinson 24 Galland a Hiddlestone b Gibbes „. 5 Eckhold not out ..." ... 60 Extras ... . Total for seven wickets ... 428 Bowling Analysis.—Brice, 12 overs, 3 maidens. 34 run's. 2 wickets; Dickson, 4 overs. 21 runs; South-all, 13 overs, 52 runs; Burton, 1 over, 2 runs ; Hiddlettone, 19 overs, 2 maidens, 74 runs ; Robinson. 20 overs, 2 maidens, 102 runs, 3 wickets; Gihbes, 3 8 overs, 78 runs, 2 wickets; Bray, 2 overs, 10 runs. CANTERBURY RETAINS PLUNKET I SHIELD. ! [Per United Phe93 Association.] AUCKLAND. January 4. TTie Plunket Shield match between Canterbury and Auckland was brought to a conclusion to-day- amid excitement, tho ninth vicket falling when Canterbury wanted only one run to make a draw and retain the" Shield. Sandman made the winning stroke, a snick to the boundary, and Canterbury thus retains the trophy The partnership between Woods and Hickmott put en 81 runs for tho fifth vicket. There was a- period when the wickets fell quickly, and seven were down for 231. Canterbury thus wanted 60 runs iiith three wickets in hand, and Auckland's prospects of securing the Shield were fairly bright. The eighth vicket, however"" added 35. It fell at 268, and the ninth at 289, and Canterbury won by one vicket. Scores:Auckland. First innings ,-._.« ».-. 212 Second innings *.-. ~-, 286 Canterbury. First innings „ ... .... 203 Second Innings. Real b Harvie ... Carlton lbw b Ctunmings ..., „. ... 42 Patrick o Sale b Snedden ... 13 Hickmott. b Snedden „. ... ._. ... 56 Bishop lbv b Snedden. ... ... ... ... 12 Woods c Rounire© b Da ere ,„ 34 Whitta, b Harvie Thoma:; e Horspool b Snedden 20 Sandman not out ~* -.'27 Bennoti »t*© b Harvie ... ... 10 Eesshall not out .- 0 Extras .»_.-*... ... ... 23 Total for nine wickets ..., ... 293 Bowling Analysis.-—Harvie, 34 overs, 9 j maidens, 63 runs, o wickets; Sneddon, 34 j overs. 5 maidens, 104 runs. 4 wickets: ! Taylor. 4 overs, 25 rims: Cummings, 13 overs, 2 maidens, 33 runs, 1 vicket; Horspool. 7 overs, 23 runs; .Brook-Smith, 6 overs, 1 maiden, 16 runs; Dacre, 1 oyer,

VICTORIA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The match 'between -South Australia and Victoria vas continued at Melbourne- yesterday. South Australia concluded their iirst innings for 324 (Pellew 72, Willsmore 39). Victoria, in their second innings, had at the call of time scored S5 without loss of a vicket (Parkin 26, Ryder 26).

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CRICKET, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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