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SPORTS AND PASTIMES.

FOOTBALL. NORTH ISLAND v SO [.Til. PER UNITED PHJSSS ASSOCIATION. WELLINGTON, Aug. 12. The North Island country team met and vanquished the South Island country team to-day. The game was not a spectacular one and resolved itself into a series of scrambles with one or two occasional flahses. The Northerners prevailed to the extent of 18 to 6, though the difference in the score did not indicate the relative merits of the learrs. O'Connor (1) and Darby scored for the visitors. McKenzie converted two tries and kicked a penalty for the losers. O'Brien kicked two penalty goals.

CHRISTCHURCH COMPETITIONS. CHRISTCHURCH, Aug. 12. With the prospect of a successful series of interprovincial fixtures the Rugby Union had a trial match set down t\n- decision to-day, and though at times hard-pressed the selected fifteen finally won an interesting contest by 22 points to 14. Gray, Burns, Pyle, Carroll, Bain, Morris, Murray, Auld, Morgan and Hassell showed fine form for the B team. Fuller, Weston, Tosswill, Shadbolt, Humphries, Ward, Maxwell and Brown played well. Fuller and Shadbolt gave a first-class display. The game between Linwood A and Albion A ended in a win for the former by 15 to 8. The inter-'Varsity match between Canterbury College and Victoria College (Wellington) ended in the local team's favor by 11 points to 3. UNIVERSITY WINS OTAGO CHAMPIONSHIP.

PEE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION. DUNEDIN, Aug. 12. By defeating Dunedin to-day by 14 to 5 University wins the Rugby banner for season. Other results were: Pirates (20) beat Union (6); Alhamfera (3) drew with Kaikorai (3); ZingariRichmond (5) beat Taieri Rovers (3); Southern (14) beat Port Chalmers (6).

MAORIS DEFEAT WANGANUI. WANGANUI, Aug. 12. A football match between W 7 anganui and the Maori team was played on Saturday in the presence of a large crowd, resulting in a win for the Maoris by eight points to nil.

WELLINGTON "REP." TEAM. WELLINGTON, Aug. 12. The following Rugby team has been selected to represent Wellington against the Maoris next Wednesday:—Evenson, Cooke, Mitchinson, Daly, C Ramsden, J. Ryan, J. Tilyard, Sotheran, D. Sullivan, Elliott, McFarlane, Moffitt, Perry, Wilson, Bell. Emergencies, Hill, W. J. Ryan, E. Roberts, McLeod.

BULLER DEFEAT WEST COAST. WESTPORT, Aug. 12. The inter-union match resulted:— Buller, 16 points; West Coast, 10 points.

IN VERC A ItG ILL ATTRACTIONS

The interprovincial association football match between Otago and Southland will be played at lnvercargill on Wednesday next. The Southland Rugby Football Union also hold a seven-a-side tournament on Wednesday on Rubgy Park for which the following teams have entered': lnvercargill (2), Waikiwi (2), Star, Winton, Pioneer (Gore), and Athletic one each.

The team to represent Southland against Wangauui will be chosen on Wednesday next.

THE AUSTRALIAN GAME.

Bf ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.—COPYRIGHT. PISR UNITED I'IiKSS ASSOCIATION. ADELAIDE, Aug. 12. In the Adelaide football carnival under Australian rules Soutk Australia beat Victoria and Tasmania defeated West Australia.

SPORTING. GRAND NATIONAL MEETING. PER UN/IKII I"t:ESS ASSOCIATION. SOCKBURN, Aug. 12. The Grand National Meeting was coneluded to-day in beautiful weather. The attendance, though not so large as on the preceding days, was still very good, and speculation was even more spirited, the investments for the day totalling £32,425, making £92,679 for the meeting, as compared with £60,632 last year when bookmakers were licensed. The racing was marked by some capital finishes, and though there were several spills in the jumping races none of them were serious. Following are the results :

Hunt Clubs' Steeplechase, about two miles and a-half.—Silver Blaze, 10.4, 1 ; Glenmore, 10.4, 2; Oakley, 12.8, 3. Scrached: Lajjhmcr and Flamingo. Won by four lengths. Time, smin 9 l-ssec. Heathcote Handicap, seven furlongs. —Effort, 10.5, 1; Sea King, 9.8, 2; Iney, 9.11, 3. All started. Sea King just failed to win all the way, being beaten by a head, Iney a neck away. Time, lmin 30 4-osec. Styx Hack Hurdle Handicap, once round and a distance.—Cardiff, B.l'>, 1; Passive, 11.6. 2; Gaelic, 11.13, 3. Scratched, Hawick, Canterbury, Simon Pure and Mercede. In a fine finish Cardiff won by a neck, a head separating second and third horses. Time, 3uun 3 2-osecs.

Sydenham, Hurdle Handicap, one mile and three-quarters.—Windage, 9.2, 1; Espartero, 10.7, 2; Compass, 10.11, 3. Scratched: Hoanga. Continuance and Windage wvto prominent till the straight was reached, hut the top weight failed in the final struggle, .Windage winning by two lengths, the same distance separating second and third horses. Time, Bmin 17 l-osec. Lincoln Steeplechase, of 330 sovs. ; 3 miles.—Sir Lethe, 10.13, 1; Dorando, 9.11, 2; Winiata, 9.10, 3. Scratched: Hoanga. Won by 200 yards. Besides the placed hordes liibston Pippin was the only horse to finish. Time, smin. 48 l-ssec.

Itedcliffs Handicap, seven furlongs. —Eaglestone. 9.7, 1 ; Night-light. 9.0, 2; Santa Clans, 9.0, 3. Won by a length. Time, lmin. 32 1-osec.

Selwyn Handicap, six furlongs.— Czar Kolohol, 9.2, 1; Expansion, 9.3, 2; All Guns, 9.4, 3. Won by threeparts of a length. Time, lmin. 17 l-ssec. Hunters' Plate Handicap, one mile and a-half.-—Hawick, 13.9, 1; Shillelagh, 11.11, 2; Sea Dog, 11.9, 3. Won by half a length. Time, 2min. 47 l-ssec.

The following are the winning owners : J. George £7OO, J. A. Lucas £7OO, W. Smart £660, C. F. Vallance £3BO, J. Hennah £305, G. Green £2BO, "Mr Highden" £260, A. R. Maltby £215, Sir W. R. Russell £2OO, A. M. Wright £2OO, J. W. Lowe £2OO, J. G. Wilson £195, H. Witney £IBO, W. C. Vincent '£l7s, J. McKendry £l6O, H. Nurse | £l3O, T. M. Dowling £l2O, R. Barter £llO, "Time Paru" £IOO, H. Wimbleborn £95, C. Hales £95, G. P. Donnelly £95, H. D. Buchanan £95, J. Furze £9O, St. J. Buckley £BS, D. H. Roberts £BO, H. J. Cameron £55, F. P. Claridge £sl 10s, W. J. Douglas £SO, R. Tilson £SO, Sir George Clifford £45, H. F. Nicol and J. Casserley £30., T. Kett £3O, T. Murray Ansley £25, R. Emmerson £25, J. Cameron £2O, G. L. Rutherford £2O, L. Furr £ls, W. Grossan £lO, J. Christie £lO, A. G. McDonald £lO. C. W. Hammond £lO, W. Lawson £lO, J. Y. McCracken £lO, Reid and Elworthy £lO, "Mr Middle Park" £lO, W. B. Meshan £s—total £6441 10s. The prize-money was divided among 55 horses as follows:—Paritutu £7OO, Continuance £7OO, Undecided £660, Sir Lethe £330 } Captain Jingle £305, Windage £2BO, Boanerges £230, Gaelic £215, Effort £2OO, The Rover £2OO, Corazon £2OO, Harwick £195, Passive £175, Czar Kolohol £l6O, Eaglestone £l3O, Antarctic £l2O, Cardiff £llO, The Native £IOO, Gold Circle £95, Flamingo £95, Almapai £95, Wirral £95, Silver Blaze £95, Medallist £9O, Expansion £BO, Odessa £75, Hill Lass £7O, Glenmore £55, Busyland £sl 10s, Espartero £SO, Dorando £SO, St. Aidan £35, Sea King £35, Embrasure £3O, Compass I £3O, Nyland £3O, Somersault £25, Bonny Glen £25, Nightlight £25, Nedra £25, Winiata £25, Flitaway £2O. Shillelagh £2O, Iney £ls, Simon Pure £lO, Stayboy £lO, King of Trumps £lO, Turna £lO, Gold Pin £lO, Negative £lO, Alexis £lO, Santa Glaus £lO, All Guns £lO, Sea Dog £5, Oakley £s—total £6441 10s.

THE AUSTRALIAN STEEPLECHASE

BT ELECTEIC TELEGRAPH.—COPYRIGHT. PEE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION. MELBOURNE, Aug. 12. The principal event at the V.A.T.C. Winter Meeting resulted:— Australian Steeplechase, of 1500 sovs, about four miles.—Concave. 10.13, 1; Leah Kleshna, 9.7, 2; Minato, 11.5, 3. All the acceptors started. Grafnax led out from Leah Kleshna, Steam and Squirm. Leah Kleshna led the second time round, with Grafnax close up. Squirm unseated his rider at the treble and Steam fell on the top of the hill. Minato was with Leah Kleshna disputing the lead entering the straight the third time round. Bribery came down at the last fence of the treble. Concave went to the front at the back of the course and ran home an easy winner by six lengths, Leah Kleshna beating Minato for second place by four lengths. Time, Smin Bsec.

THE TURF IN QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, Aug. 12. The Queensland Turf Club Handicap resulted: —Burnie Lass 1, J.C. 2, Black Prince 3. Fourteen started. Won by a length, a similar distance between second and third. Time, 2min 9i{sec.

BOWLING. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. BT ELECTRIC TELEQKA.PH. —COPXEIGiJT. i>EE, UNITED PBMSB ASSOCIATION. SYDNEY, Aug. 12. Bryce won the State bowling championship.

HOCKEY. AUCKLAND v. WELLINGTON. TER ONITEP PRESS ASSOCIATION. WELLINGTON, Aug. 13. The representative hockey match for the Challenge Shield between Auckland and Wellington eventuated on Saturday at Day's Bay. The weather was bright and the sunshine was tempered by a cool southerly breeze. Close on 3000 spectators were present. The ground was in first-class condition. The game was brilliant right through and ended in a draw, each side scoring one goal. According to the conditions governing Shield matches an extra half-hour has to be played in case of a draw, and this was done, but no change in the scores resulted, and Wellington, which I Yeas defending the shield, consequently I retains it.

The game was played in a friendly spirit all through, and there were no injuries.

Wellington won the toss and defended the southern goal. With a splendid rush they reached the Auckland circle, but missed their chance, Hallam returning the ball up field. The Auckland forwards brought the ball down field, where it reached Reynolds, who shot it famt Dy©r, but the goal was disallowed on account, of Reynolds being obviously off-side. The ball travelled rapidly from 25 to 25, the clever defensive tactics of both sides being very prominent. Strack on one occasion made a pretty run into the circle, but Hallam came out to meet him and baulked the shot. Wellington soon had an excellent opportunity lor /scoring from a penalty corner, but Auckland were out like lightning and after Rome splendid passing between Wellington forwards and brilliant play by Aueklander's defenders the ball was moved up field. At half-time no score had resulted, and the spell ended with Auckland attacking. The visitors had the advantage in the opening stages of the second spell, but after a while the game went back to their 25. Some clever and unselfish play followed. Hallam stopped a hard shot by a Wellington forward, and then Con. Strack passed out to Andrews, who transferred to Davios, who went the ball on to !"x>ader, the latter registering first score. Auckland again attacked, and Welhain made an excellent run. Jacobsen managed to push the ball into the net, but the goal was disallowed as he was off-side. A few minutes from call of time Welham by iv brilliant effort scored Auckland's goal. From then on very fine play was witnessed, and excitement wis keen among the spectators, but both te:uns were very evenly matched, and no furjther score resulted.

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES., Mataura Ensign, 14 August 1911

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