CANTERBURY RETAINS PLUNKET SHIELD.
The match Wellington v. Canterbury ended in favor of Canterbury bv 92 rims, Wellington failing badly in the second innings. The challengers completed their seconS strike for 232, which left the -homo team 208 to get to- win. This task on a wearing wicket was beyond them, the innings yielding only 115. ,
When our report dosed yesterday Canterbury had 194 on for the loss of six wickets. The seventh, eighth, and ninth wickets all fell at 214, but Sandman and Boxshall ma,ringed to add an additional 18 runs before the innings- closed. Wellington sent Midlane and Baker to the wickets at 5.45 p.m. Forty appeared after three-quarters of an hour’s play, and then Midlane waa caught by Carlton close in off M‘Lachlan for 13. Hicldlestone was the incomer, and the- score was raised to SB. Baker waa soon after caught by Bishop in the slips off M'Lachlan. Two for 53. Gi-bbes took the vacant place, and Carlton bowled instead of Thomas. The now partnership opened rather slowly, Gibbes merely blocking most of M'Lachlan’s stuff until he hit a 5 off him over to the eastern boundary—tho first 6 of the match. In M'Lachlan’s next over Hiddlestone lost his wicket to a fast one. Three for 68, The next man was Bray, who was several minutes at the wickets without scoring, and then spooned one of M‘Lachlan's back to the bowler, who hung on to it. Four for 68. Burton filled the vacancy, and a single from each batsman reduced the deficiency to 118. Boundary hits were becoming rare, play being of a cautious order. Tho score progressed by singles to 77, when Burton’s
wickets fell to Carlton. Wilson went in, j and Carlton completed his over for a j maiden and a wicket. M‘Lachlan’s fifth bail to Gibbcs was sent towards the on boundary for 3 runs, and 80 was posted. ‘ The last ball of M ‘Lachlan’s same over and the first received by Wilson upset , the latter’s stumps, Wellington's skipper j, thus earning the pair of spectacles. Brice went to the wicket, and without any addition to the score Gibbes was bowled by Carlton. .Six and seven for 80. (Robinson was now looked to to stop the rot, but , _M‘Lachlan faced him with a maiden over. 'Brice then knocked a 2 and a. single off ‘ Carlton, but the first boll of M‘Lachlan’s next over took Robinson's wickets. Eight j for 83, Burns went in and faced M‘Lachlan, whose average was now six wickets for 24. Burton snipped a single off IM‘Lachlan, and Brice sent a splendid 6 off the same over to the north boundary, ‘ raising the total to 90. Four runs later Burns was caught by Bishop at mid-off off 1 Carlton. Nine for 94. Southall was last • man in. Brice struck a. 3 and a. 4 off . M‘Lachlan, and Wellington passed tho ■ century at 5 o'clock. Free hitting ensued, * and JO were added in five minutes. Brio© ' skied one of M‘Lachlan’s to the long field, 5 and Hickmott ran to it, but had to drop 1 it. At 12 minutes past 6 Brice was clean ' bowled by Carlton for 20, and the match ’ ended in a win for tho shield-holders by 92 runs. Scores : I Canterbury. I First innings 244 | .Second Innings. i Whitta, b (Robinson 21 j Bishop hj Brice 31 . j Hickmo-tt Ibw b Hiddleatono 28 Beal hj Brice 4 [ Carlton Ibw b Brice 50 , Woods c Midianc b Gibbcs 28 , Patrick c Burns b Gibhe? 6 [ .Sandman not out 17 , Thomas b Brice 0 , M‘Lachlan b Brice. 0 5 Boxshall b Brice 7 [ Extras 40 5 T cA.-t} 252. Bowling Analysis.—Robinson, one wicket for 40 runs; Southall, none for 31: Hiddlcstone, one for 33: Gibhe.s, two for 55; Brice, e;x for 51, Brice bowled two no- ' balls. 1 Weletnotok. i First, innings 259 Second Innings. Baker <• Bishop b M‘Lachlan 24 .Midiano c. Carlton hj M‘Lachlan ... 15 Hiddlcstouo hj M‘Lachlan 15 Gibber, b Carlton J6 ’ Bray c and hj M ‘Lachlan 0 Burton b Carlton 3 i Wilson b M‘LarhJan 0 j Brice b Carlton 20 Robinson b M‘Lachlan 3 Burns c Bishop b Carlton 2 j JSoutlia.il not out 6 I Extras )3 I°Ctl 115 Bowling Analyst is.—Carlton, four wickets for 38 runs; Sandman, none for 6; M‘Lachlan, six for 43: Thomas, none for 15. N.S. WALES v. SOI TH AESTRALIA. Showers caused some delay in starting tho interstate cricket match at- Sydney yesterday, and when, the South' Australians went out to continue their first innings the wicket was difficult. The innings closed for 215—Fellow 24, SterJin 45, Whitby (not out) 39. Now South Wales in their eecond innings had two wickets down for <4 runs j (Bardsley not out 58) when stumps were j | drawn for the day. j
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CRICKET, Evening Star, Issue 15699, 13 January 1915