(By "Wicket.") The names of the first representative cricket eleven for the season 1892-93 are published thia morning, and tbe selection committee of tbe flawke's Bay Cricket Association will have to listen to the various objections to their team, for there are so many who have their favorites that it would be di£Beu!t to pick a team to anib everybody, bat I think the majority of cricketers will congratulate the selection committee on having performed their difficult task so satisfactorily. I will endeavor to give a short criticism of each player:— R, Bruce (County)— A medlun>pace left arm bowler with high delivery, bonnd to get wickets if in good form this season. Is good both with bat and ball, good field, and throws in well. This department of the game should be practised more by crlcketeis. A. U. Bennett (Mercantile)— Undoubtedly the weak man of the team. H^. a i , v^ J ? ood defen ce, but not sufficiently (tried for a representative team. He short-sfopa for his club. H. Fannin (Mercantile)— lt is his first ftppearanca in a representative team. Fast over-arm bowler ; would do well to vary his pace occasionally ; rather slow in the field, bat is Improving ; hard hitting tat. W. H. Hawkins (Dauevirke)— The wicket-keeper of the team. If he oonld Ret more practice he would undoubtedly develop into a Blaokham. He is a hardhitting bat. H. B. Leak (Unlted)-An old Auckland representative ; fast scoring bat ; will no doubt prove an acquisition to the ranks of Hawke's Bay cricketers ; a good bowler —one that will not give a batsman much show of making nine. H. Martin (Napier)— A very pretty bat, with Rood defence ; probably in as good ferm as any bat in the team, and is bound to score on a good wloket j his fielding at til place has probably never been »ur. passed in Hawke's Bay ; would no doubt piake a good skipper. 0. R. Smith (NspleO-The bowler el jtfie teas) feowu with grwt jtfpawt,
I. varying bis pace considerably, and being a left-handed bowler he naturally breaks from the off; a painstaking bat, and will lio doubt scoro. J. G. Tniaroa (Comity)— A Kood allround man, and if he will only be putient will give n good account) of himself with the bat; at present is in good form with the ball, and is a good field. G. White (Napier]— An old tepresoutfttivo man ; has nhvnys scored well ; ho hasn't shown bin old form this sea&on yeb ; ho ought to value his wicket wore, ami nob run onb to looso balls too early In his innings ; a good cbango bowlor and a rattling field ; returns tbo ball woll. H. B, Williams (County), a man that every cricketer will be glad to see in the team ; he has learned to play the game, and has made some good scores, hits very hard both on the leg and off; a good change bowler and splendid field. J. Wolstenhelme (Napier), probably one of the best bats in Hawke'a Bay, has a good defence and splendid execution, anil hits very hard when once set ; a fast overhand bowler, with rather a low delivery, always gets wickets, and is a good field. With this combination Wellington will have to play np if they want to return to the Empire City unbeaten.
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CRICKET NOTES., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXVII, Issue 9216, 22 November 1892
CRICKET NOTES. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXVII, Issue 9216, 22 November 1892
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