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Clifton Sports.

The annual sports were held on the 1 Society’s ground on Wednesday afternoon, and despite, windy weather and strong counter attractions, were largely attended. The sports were most enjoyable, and voted the best yet promoted by the Society. The office-bearers worked hard, and their efforts were much appreciated. The Garriteon Band was in attendance, and played a capital programme of music. The various booths were well patronised, and the luncheon supplied by Mrs Gillies was the subject of favourable comment. The various events were well-contested —= especially in the sawing and chopping, and the handicapper apparently understands his business, as some very close finishes were the result. The wrestling match between Ford and Johnston was keenly contested, but Johnston proved himself victor every time. Mr E. W. Wright was instrumental in promoting children’s races, and in the juvenile mind he was quite a hero. The office-bearers are to be complimented for the way, they kept the ring clear and allowed the outside public to obtain a good view 7. Mr T. C. Gillies, as secretary, and Mr Holloway, treasurer, had a busy time ; everything passed off like clockwork, and the lengthy programme was got through in good time. In the evening a concert and ball was held in the hall, and was largely attended. A -word of praise is due to the Society for the very nice w'ay in which the grounds are kept. Although a high w y ind w r as blowing, good shelter was obtained from a belt of 'trees to the wesit of the convincing arena, and those who attended Clifton sports w 7 ere more than pleased w T ith the outing. The railway department provided every facility in the way of accommodation. Subjoined is the PRIZE-LIST. CASH EVENTS. 100yds Maiden—J. A. N. Hanan 1, J. Boniface 2 ; three starters. lOOyds Handicap—J- Collins 1, P. A. Field 2, C. M. Couling 3. Half Mile Handicap—W. Couling (scr) 1, A. Couling (10yds) 2, Poster (30yds) 3. 440yds Handicap—J. Collins (20 yds) 1, G. Foster (T 8 yds) 2, W. Couling (14yds) 3. Clifton Handicap—£7 and trophy, £3, and £1 10s- —Collins 1, Field 2, Hamilton 3. A close finish. 220yds Handicap—G. Foster (12 yds) 1, C. M. Couling (10yds) 2, W. J. Mann (4yds) 3. One Mile Handicap ; £4, £2, £l— Couling (scr) 1, A. Couling (20 yds) 2, T. Small (70 yds) 3. AMATEUR EVENTS. lOOyds Handicap—W. P. Trembath 1, W. F. Anderson 2, R. Nash 3. 220yds Handicap—W. F. Trembath, (7yds) 1, C. L. Smith (2yds) 2, W.; P. Anderson (7yds) 3. Half Mile Handicap—C. L. Smith (scr) and W. F. Trembath (10 yds) dead heat, S. C. Nash (18 yds) 3. One Mile Relay Race (amateur) — Gore Harriers '6C. L. Smith, W. P. Trembath, R. E. Bust, and W. Ross); 1, Invercargill Harriers (R. Nash, P. C. Stokes, W. P. Anderson, and P. Nash) 2. Hard Times (obstacle) Race—G. Miller 1, R. E. Bust 2, S. Nash 3. CYCLING EVENTS. Half Mile Handicap—W. McAra (40 yds)’ 1, H. Harvey (10 yds) 2, W. Harris (20 yds) 3, Six others started. Mile Handicap—H. Harvey (20yds)' I, A. Fotheringham (80yds') 2, ,W. McAra (80yds) 3. WRESTLING. Collar and Elbow —T. Johnston 1, F. Keenan 2, W. Porde 3. Catch-as-catch-can—T. Johnston 1, F. Forde and W. Forde tied for second. Cumberland Style—F. Forde 1. W. ; Foule 2, H. Payne 3. CHOPPING AND SAWING. Sawing Handicap (18in. logs)A. and J. Laughton 1, Waldron and Lane and Kendall and Co. dead heat for second. Standing Chop (18in. Logs)— R. Blackburn (SOsecs) 1, H. Mitchell (scr) 2, J. Davis (50 secs.) 3. Handicap Underhand Chop, 18 in. logs l —H. Mitchell (scr) 1, J. Laughton (50 secs.) 2, J. Kendall (35 sees:) 3. OTHER EVENTS. Irish Jig—H. Stewart 1, J. Slattery 2. Highland Fling—H. Stewart. Sailors’ Hornpipe—H. Stew r art T, J. Slattery 2. I 120yds, boys under 17—J. A. Hanan 1, W. McKenzie 2, L. Hanan 3. Running High Leap—McFadyon 1, McKenzie 2. 100 vds, boys under IT—G. Gray 1, . T. Baird 2, L. Hanan 3,

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Clifton Sports., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906

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Clifton Sports. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906