The Kaiapoi Philharmonic Society gave their second regular concert on Friday evening, at Mr. White's large room, on the Island. The attendance was larger than usual, and we notice with pleasure that both the class of music and the performance of it exhibited a decided improvement. The overture from "Guy Mannering," one by W. Bishop, and the march from " Massanie'llo," were well performed and applauded. Though we have abstained from noticing any, particular performer, we think the compliment justly deserved by the young amateur who performed on the Saxhorn, and whose style of playing promises well for the future.
Cricket.—-The Albion v. Kaiapoi and Rangiora. —" Punctuality in appointments " is a maxim that should be committed to memory and adhered to in practice by cricketers ; and particularly, we find it necessary to observe, by the amateurs of this province. Upon almost every occasion that it has been our pleasing duty to witness a match, we have had a little spice of annoyance infusad into our minds connected with this unfortunate want of punctuality. We want the Albions and the men from Kaiapoi and Rangiora to let their slumbers for the future cease at the sunrise of a match day, and to be on the ground ready to play punctually at the time appointed. Wednesday last, the day appointed for the return match between the Albion and the Kaiapoi and Rangiora Cricket Clubs, unfortunately for the players, was most disagreeably windy,: a strong gale from the north-east caused considerable discomfort. The umpires. Messrs. Croft and Dawe, having marked the ground, the Albions won the toss, and went to the wickets at exactly twelve o'clock—just two hours after the time announced for the commencement in the advertisements—and to the bowling of Wilson and Merrin made very good play. We must more particularly notice the really good play of Bailey, who made some splendid drives, and shewed altogether that though he has played but little in this province, the game is not new to him. J. Marshall made a good 6, and Bargrove 8, by 2 twos and 4 singles ; Withers' made a good 8; Pearcy made the capital score of 10, consisting of 4, 3, 2, and 1. Morgan carried his bat out with 2. The unavoidable absence of G. Turner caused the Albions to play but ten rnen in the first innings. The bowling of the Kaiapoi and Rangiora eleven was not very good, as will be seen on reference to the score. The total score of the first innings of the Albion, on which it will be seen the match deppnded, was] including 9 wides and 7 byes, 57. After a short interval the Kaiapoi and Rangiora took their innings to the excellent bowling of Bailey and Bargrove; but with the exception of a neat 7 obtained by Blakiston, consisting of 3 and 2 twos, there was no hitting worth mentioning; the score of byes was, however, very large, and the last wicket fell for 49 runs. The Albions were fortunate enough to get another innings, which terminated at half-past six o'clock, the time agreed for drawing the stumps. In this innings Bailey confirmed the impression we had of his play by making a score of 18; Pearcy made a good hit for 6 in a score of 9 : the total runs in this innings being 70. The game, however, was decided by the first innings, the Albions being victors by 8 runs. This, we must point out, was the result of the want of punctuality of the players. Had the game commenced at- ten o'clock, as announced, there would have been ample time to have finished the match, and it might have shewn a different result. Messrs. Newbery and Samuels were the scorers, the result of whose labours we subjoin : ALBION. FIRST INNINGS. SECOND INNINGS. Auckland, b. Wilson 3 b. Merrin .... 5 Marshall, J., b. Merrin ... 6 c. Merrin, b.'"Blakiston 6 Bruce, T., b. Wilson 0 b. Wilson ... 4 Bargrove, b. Merrin ...8 not out . "5 Bailey, J., run out 3 b. Blakiston. .. .. "l8 Hodgson, C. GL, run out... 0 b. Blakiston... . 0 Coe, 3., b. Wilson ... ... Ib. Blakiston... . " 3 Withers, c. and b. Wilson 8 b. Blakiston... ... 2 Pearcy, b. Wilson 10 l.b.w. ... 9 Morgan, not out 2 b. Wilson "'" 2 Byes, 7; Wides, 9 16 Byes, 7; Wides, o' !!!l2 Total 57 Total 70 BANGIOEA. Wright, b. Bargrove 3 Robinson, b. Bailey '" 2 Boddington, b. Bailey ." 0 Blakiston, c. Marshall, b. Bailey ... ... 7 Fuller, b. Turner _" 5 Wilson, b. Bailey ... ... "' 3 Mernn, b. Bargrove ... 1 Ollivier, not out 2 Beswick, c. Pearcy, b. Bargrove 1 T. Ward, b. Bargrove . .0 Mein, W. H., b. Turner "'. 2 Byes, 16; Leg byes, 2; Wides, 5 ... ".23 Total "48~
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Lyttelton Times, Lyttelton Times, Volume XV, Issue 870, 13 March 1861
Local Intelligence. Lyttelton Times, Volume XV, Issue 870, 13 March 1861
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