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LORD HAWKE'S CRICKET TEAM

* The Match Against Westland

The Englishmen resumed their first nniugs at 2 30, the score being 6 wickets ;or 41). t Johnson, the not out man, and c banning wero the batsmen, Johnson Q aeiug O'Donnell. The first over was a p Miden, then Johnson put Ongley to leg [>r 2. Currie stopped a hot "one from ohnson, another maiden resulting from v > Donnell. On&ley at this stage was owling very well, repeatedly beating the e< atsmen. Stanning hit out at Ongley c: nd w*s lucky in not being caughfc, He o<

again hit out at Ongley, and this timo was well caught in the long field by Leatham, the next batsman, v?aa never at home with Ongley, and shortly fell a victim, being cleau bowled.— s9 8 1 flargreaves was the next on tho scene He drove Ongley for 1 and slipped' O'Donnell for 2. Johnson now had a life, for in running out to Ongley he mishit and was missed in tho slips. Hargreaves made a couple »f good strakes to leg ©tt Ongley, but no score resulted owing to the good Qeldmg on tho p*rb of Horton Johnson went out to an enticing one from Ongley, an d just tipping i 6 was caught at the wickets by Kobson. He had made top score with 27, marred however by three chances. Raphael was the last man. He had a life, Ongley failing to accept a hot catch off hia own bowling. Hargreaves had a bit of luck in not bemg caught in the outfield. The ond was not lon* in coming, u'Dunnell scattering Raphaels stumps. The Englishmen had only compiled 69 mns, which is far the smallest score they havo yet made on the tour, and id the first occasion on which they have failed to reach the century or to surpass the first innings score »>f their opponents. This is in a great measure due to the excellent bowling of O.igley, who achieved the remarkable average of 8 wickets for 36 runs, bow ing 23 overe, including four maidens, lie had h number nf chances missed off his bowling. He was coached by A E Pratt, and by this performance he has a very strong claim for inclusion in the New Zealand leani. O'Donuell by his good length and with the assistance of the fieldsmen kept down tbe runs. The Westland team opened their 2nd innings with Low and Ongley, facing the bowling of Thompson and Hargreave. the score was started by Low hitting Uargreaves for a single, and he also hit Thompson for a single. The next ball proved too much for him and he was bowled off his pads. Adams, the next man, played the rest of the over safely. Adams started hia account b/ putting Hargreaves through the slips for couple and repeated the stroke for a single, Thompson bowled a good over to Adams, but the defence was too good. Onglev, who had been playing carefully and well, got singles off both bowlers The English captain was apparently anxious to prevent these batamon getting set. Frequent changes were mnde by the bowlers bowling on both aides of the wicket and then changing ends. Burnup sandwiched an over, winch was relished by both batsmen. Uugley scored a single off the first ball and Adams then drove the same bowler for a couple. After the adjournment for afternoon tea Ongley hit Thompson to leg for three and got thrae singles and then was nearly stumped. fle then put Thompson through the slips for two. Play was then interrupted by the rain and play was stopped for the day. Play will be continued this morning at 11 o'clock, when a close and exciting finish will probably bo witnessed. The following are the scores :— Englishmen— Ist innings Thompson c Horton b Ongley ... 4 'Whatman b Ongley '. ... 0 Pane b Ongley ... ... ... 6 Taylor c Adams b O'Donnell ... 16 Warner c E Currie b Ongley ... 3 Burnup b Ongley ... , 2 Johnston, c Eobson b Ongley ... 27 .Scanning c Knell b Ougley 4 Leatham b Ongley ... ... ... 1 Hargreave (noc out) „ 5 Raphael b O'Donnell 1 Total ... ... ... ... 69 Bowling analysis— Ougley 23 overs, 4, maidens, 36 runs, 8 wickets, Minehan 12 overs, 5 maidens, 24 runs, 0 wickets. O'Donuell 11 overs, 4 maidens, 9 runs, 2 wickets. Westlanu, 2nd iunings. Low b Hargreave 2 Ongley (nut out) ... 12 Adams (not out) ... , 5 Total for 1 wicket ... ... 19 Bowling analysis— Hargreave 11 overs, 4 maidens, 1 wicket, 8 runs. Thompson 10 overs, 5 maidens, 8 runs, 0 wickets. Burnup 1 over, 3 runs, 0 wickets.

In the evening some admirers of Currie and Ongley assembled at the GiJmer Hotel and presented each of them with a bat, suitably inscribed by Mr Shilt&n, in recognition of their splendid performances with the bat and bail. The Captain and two of the Englishmen were present, and iv replying to the toast of the English cricketers Mr Warner said that before leaving Nelson they were told that they were going to the worst; place and to meet the worse team in New Zealand ; but they were wroug. So far Westland wns the only team that had given them a game, Wellington not excepted. In referring to Mr Ongley's performance with the ball Mr Warner had nothing but praise to say about it j he kept a splendid length, and broke both from the off and leg For sujli a young player he predicted a great future for him as a bowler^ but at the same time, without wishing to detract from the merit of his performane, he would like to see hioi playing in an eleven aside match on a turf wicket to properly gauge his capabilities. Ha thought Mr Ongley should be considered wheu picking the New Zealand team* It had been reported in som« places that he waa one of fche selectors for tha N"evr Zealand team, but there was no truth in it. Referring to Mr Currie, he laughingly said that if bis style was amusing it was certainly effective, and said they had all sorts »f traps set for him on Monday. He was very much impressed with the fielding of the Westland team, and in contrast instanced a case where 18 wera fielding they had run up a score of 400. The tetm had enjoyed their trip to the Coast, and he thanked them for their hospitality . Mr Joe Ongley is in receipt of the following wire from the Right Hon the Premier : " Congratulate you on your splendid bowling against the irresistible Englishman All West Coasters delighted with you and the team as a whole, at gthe worthy manner in which Westland has upheld the noble gams 'of cricfcet.«-.R J Seddon."

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LORD HAWKE'S CRICKET TEAM, Grey River Argus, Volume 57, Issue 10520, 2 February 1903

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LORD HAWKE'S CRICKET TEAM Grey River Argus, Volume 57, Issue 10520, 2 February 1903

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