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bay were defeated Ly Canterburr by an innings and .149 runs. The second veutiue of the homo team yielded 99 vims, or 10 more thnn their first ventuic. For Canterbury M'Lachlan took live wickets [<'.• .17 ri;:i.-/Thomas three for 6. Bishop imp' for 19. Patrick none for 23. bcmietl none for 14, Sandman none for 7. and Hickmott none for 2. The Wellington team to meet Canlcrbmv to-morrow for the Plunket -Shield will be : \V. K. l!;iker, F. A. Micllane, .J. S. Riddles-tone, M. 1-:. Burton, W. 31. L. Oibbos. S. brieo. C. G. Wilson, C. It. Pvohiiwon. W. bray, T. Southali, and A. ('ate. Th'* two!fth man is J. Rodger.*. The Auckland team i-ays tile 'Herald') were unlucky in not regaining the Shield. I'Jickinott. who made 56, was caught behind the wickets before ho had scored, ami again when 44 he was caught, and left hi-- crra.-e for the. pavilion before tho umpire gave a decision in his favor. On the. other hand. Wood?, of Canterbury, was given out by a doubtful decision. The work of two men on the Auckland side calls for prai-e —lv V. Sale, the captain, for hi- mauniiicent fielding, and 11. Rountree. the wicket-keeper, who, despite the fact that he was suffering from a broken finger, earned the ndmiratinn of tho visitors and spectator.-; by his clean work. It was regrettable that when be had two bad decisions driven against him he should have shown himself to be provoked, Rain fell so steadily in Sydney -on December 2°. as to cause tho cricket ground to become sodden. A* a result the match between tho New South Wales and Victorian colts had to be abandoned, and the visitors" returned to Melbourne.

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CRICKET, Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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CRICKET Evening Star, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915