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SOLDIER ATHLETES

TWO ALL BLACKS WOUNDED

PROMINENT AUCKLAND PLAYER

Anion? the names of commissioned officers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force rewounded arc those of Second-Lieuten-ant AV. X. Carson, of Auckland, and SecondLieutenant G. A. 11. Bullock-Douglas, of Taurauga, formerly of Vanganui. Second-Lieuten-ant Carson is the well-known Auckland and New Zealand Rugby and cricket representative. lie played Rugby for Auckland on 17 occasions between 1030 and 1030, played for the North Island against the South in ISMS and 1939, and took part in the All Black trials in the latter year for what was to havg been the South African tour. He was a member of the New Zealand team which toured Australia in 103S and won all ■ its nine matches, scoring 270 points to 73. In partnership with P. E. Whitclavr, Carson was responsible for establishing a world's record third-wicket partnership in first-class cricket when they scored -1-15 runs for Auckland against Otago in the Plunket Shield match played at Carisbrook, Duncdin. in the 103G-37 season. Carson contributed 200 and Whifelaw .105. His all-round ability gained Carson a place in the New Zealand cricket team which toured England in 1037. His batting did not fulfil expectations, as his average for 33. completed innings was 10. wiilr a highest score of 86. He finished second in the bowling averages, with 11 wickets at a cost of 22.78.

Second-Lieutenant Bullock-Douglas was a "Wanganui Rugby and cricket representative for several years. He played Rugby for the North Island in 1031-32-33, and was a member of the New Zealand teams which visited Australia in 1032 and 1034. Ho was a gpecciv and useful wing-threequarter. Aucklandcrs will remember him as a member of the Barbarians' team which defeated Auckland thrco seasons ago.

Prior to the commencement. of the senior Rucrby match at Eclcn Park on' Saturday afternoon between Grafton and Garrison Artillery members of both teams stood iu silrnce for a minute as a tribute to tho memory of J. N. Smyth, a third erada and second grade representative player of tho Grafton Club, who was killed on active service. ■Respect to the memory of Captain W. ,T. Lyon, killed in action, a past president of tho Auckland Football Association, was paid by the teams on Saturday wearing black armbands. Thistle, which has black and white hoops, wore black and white streamers from the left breast. The flaps on the stand at Blandford Park were also at haltgiast.

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New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 23986, 9 June 1941

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SOLDIER ATHLETES New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 23986, 9 June 1941

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