LADIES’ REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET
AN EXCITING FINISH CANTERBURY'S CLOSE GALL Pioneers in the sense that they were participating in the first ladies’ representative cricket match to be played in the dominion, the Canterbury and Otago elevens that met at Logan Park on Saturday demonstrated that the game has distinct possibilities for girls, and the several hundred spectators who packed the grand stand in the afternoon witnessed some bright cricket and saw an exciting finish. The match was confined to one day, and after a close call the Canterbury girls won by five runs on the first innings. The visitors were at an advantage, as it is understood that in Christchurch regular competition matches are played, whereas the Otago team was drawn almost wholly from the Girls High School or ex-pupils. Yet both sides showed most commendable keenness, and the more experienced players on each side shaped quite impressively. When play was resumed on Saturday afternoon Canterbury had lost four wickets for 37, but with the exception of Miss M. Norman none of the others made much of a stand, though Miss E. Jones put together 9 runs. Miss Norman went in second wicket down and batted through the innings, her tally being 39 npt out. She made her runs in cricketlike style, and made some powerful strokes in front of the wicket, finding the gaps in the field quite cleverly. Although she had only G to her credit, Miss 11. Symons batted attractively. The innings closed for 95, extras accounting for 16, there being a few wides. The attack generally, however, was fairly steady, and Miss N. Miller, who took four wickets for 35 runs, bowled with quite considerable pace for a girl. She had a good action in delivering the ball, and was one of the outstanding all-rounders of tho match, as she also batted very well when Otago went to the wickets. Miss 1. Stuart kept a good length and took three wickets for 21 runs, while Miss B. Juriss, coming on later in the day, secured tho good figures of two wickets for 5 runs. (Hago’s fielding throughout was keen and the return that brought about the dismissal of Miss Kennerley would have done credit to an experienced cricketer. Otago made a disastrous start, and four wickets were down for 14 runs, Miss B. To llangi, the Canterbury speed merchant, taking two wickets with successive balls. Miss W. Clark averted a complete debacle, however, and faced the fast bowler with confidence. Eventually, however, Miss Dickson bowled her after she had scored 10. Six wickets were down for 24 when Miss M. Johnston and Miss N. Miller became associated, and a good stand by these girls changed the aspect of tho game considerably and gave Otago a fighting chance of pulling the game out of tho fire. Their partnership realised 37 runs, and the contribution of each of these girls to the sdore was 21. Both batted brightly and displayed some good strokes, scoring at a good rate. Miss H. Johnston, who is one of Otago’s best-known lady hockey
players, put together 12 runs, and_ for a while it appeared as if she might give Otago victory in the first ladies"' representative match. With on® wicket to fall Otago still required 8 runs to win, but Miss Johnston went soon after the advent of Miss Ramsay,; the home side’s total being 90. Report concerning tho bowling ability of Miss B. Te Rangi had preceded the Canterbury girl, and she certainly; lived up to her reputation, taking six wickets for 17 runs. She bowled with! plenty of devil, and few of the Otago girls were at home against her fast deliveries. Miss E. Dickson also bowled well and took three wickets for 17 runs, though she was inclined to overpitch. Canterbury’s fielding was scarcely as good as that of the Otago girls, and some of the returns to the wickets were rather wild. The game throughout was played in a splendid sporting spirit, and as aJ departure from orthodox cricket was productive of quite a lot of interest, indicating that there is scope for a girls’* competition in Dunedin. Messrs F. T.Badcock (a member of this year’s New Zealand eleven) and F. Williams (who is one of the New Zealand Selection Committee) had the distinction of ijmpiring in the first interprovincial ladies"' match. Details:— CANTERBURY.First Innings. J. Jamieson b Stuart ... ... ... 0 M. Kennerley run out ... 10 M. Richards b Stuart ... 0 M. Norman not out -... 39, B. Te Rangi b Miller ... .... ... 8 R. Symons b Miller ... ... ...; >.. 6 B. Fellowes b Miller ... ...; ... 2 E. Jones b Miller ...; ... 9 E. Dickson b Juriss ... : ... : .... 0 R. Cursons Ibw b Juriss ... 2 S. Garner b Stuart ... 3 Extras ... 16 Total ... ... ... 95 Fall of wickets: Ono for 5, two for 11, three for 15, four for 31, five for 39, six for 43, seven for 84, eight for 85, nine for 89, ten for 95. Bowling Analysis.—l. Stuart, 19, overs, 6 maidens, 21 runs, 3 wickets,. 1 wide; H. Miller, 25 overs, 10 maidens,. 35 runs, 4 wicketSj 1 no ball;] W. Clarke, 4 overs, 2 maidens, 6 runs,; 2 wides; R. Benzoni, 7 overs, 2 maidens, 10 runs, 1 no ball; P. Ramsay,; 1 over, 2 runs; B. Juriss, 7 overs, 3 maidens, 5 runs, 2 wickets, OTAGO. First Innings. H. Hamilton bTe Rangi ...- ... 0 G. Mitchell b Dickson >.. I I. Stuart bTe Rangi >.. 0 W. Clarke b Dickson ... 10 B. Juriss bTe Rangi ... ... ... 1 M. Johnston b Te Rangi .;. ... 21 P. Benzoni b Dickson ... 2 N. Miller b Symons 21 H. Johnston c Symons b To Rangi 12 M. Bewley b Te Rangi 6 P. Ramsay not out ... 0 Extras ... ... ... 16 Total ... ... 90 Fall of wickets: One for 2, two for; 2, three for 11, four for 14, five for 21, six for 24, seven for 61, eight for, 79, nine for 87, ten for 90. Bowling Analysis.—B. To Rangi 15.2 overs, 5 maidens, 17 runs, 6 wickets; E. Dickson, 10 overs, 3 maidens,17 runs, 3 wickets; R. Symons, 9 overs,1G runs, 1 wicket; R. Cursons, 4 overs,1 maiden, 10 runs; B. Fellowes,, 3 overs, 1 maiden 10 runs; E. Jones,. 2 overs, 1 maiden, 4. runs,;
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