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à tilt against him. But he does not work by rule; he could give you no rule when to be natural and when not; he is guided by an unconscious and incommunicable instinct.
The Master in returning thanks to Mr. Image said he thought that a good many of us would still offend against Mr. Image's canon by judging according to the popular test of resemblance to Nature. In fact that was a quality in a work of art which appealed directly and irresistibly to a great many spectators who had not the finer susceptibilities which could appreciate the more subtle character of highly imaginative work. He thanked the lecturer for introducing in the course of his lecture the name of Mr. Ruskin, and took the opportunity of saying how much he owed himself to Mr. Ruskin's - Modern Painters” and “ Stones of Venice."
The President in conclusion only regretted that it had not been possible to put before the audience some typical pictures, showing the cordial differences of the naturalistic and imaginative schools of painters. He hoped that with Mr. Image's help, some photographs might be obtained of pictures in the National Gallery, which would serve as illustrations of the principles they had heard laid down.
There were present 13 members, of the school 10, other visitors 15.
The meeting for Thursday, June 12th, had to be put off ; the next meeting will be June 26tb, and there will be another later in the term.
SCHOLARSHIPS' EXAMINATION. The Scholarships have been awarded as follows:
Senior. 1. A. H. Girdlestone, Upper v. 2. R. C. Abbott, Middle v.
C. G. Spencer, Lower v.
Junior. 1. B. M. Smith, Lower v. 2. F. S. A. Slocock (House Scholar), Mr. Meyrick's,
Crawley Down. 3. W. H. C. Minns, Remove (b.) 4. J. B. Wood, Leamington College. 5. A. S. Warman, Upper Shell (a.) 6. T. G. Gilling-Lax, Remove (b.) Hon. mentioned
J. A. Reiss, Mr. Lloyd's, Winchfield.
Debating Society. On Wednesday, May 28th, H. 0. Fox moved “that this house considers that the claims of women householders should be satisfied in the present Franchise Bill.” H. Latter opposed. The speakers wereFor the motion :
A. B. Poynton
E. K. Chambers
Recommended for Free Nominations
R. F. Ticehurst, Miss Sanderson's, Cheltenham.
H. M. Cooper (Home Tuition). Modern School Scholarships :
Junior-ş. G. Macpherson. Authors' Mathematical Scholarship
H. M. Lewis,
2 The votes of the whole house were also taken. For the motion
13 Against ...
Junior, R. B. Burnaby. Music Prize-A. Webber.
Hon. Men.-D. E. Martin
3 On Wednesday, June 11th, H. Coape-Smith proposed " that this house, when dead, would rather be cremated than buried.” A. B. Poynton opposed. The speakers were :
For the motion : Against :
First Class in the Classical Tripos at Cambridge.
J. H. C. Dalton, Scholar of Trinity College, 12th Wrangler.
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Waterloo House, Marlborough.
was agair up to the mark. With such cautions let
us introduce the reader to a history of the disaster. Our match with the above club resulted, as will Padwick, failing for once to be unlucky, won the be seen below, in a defeat of a crushing character. toss, and led the way to the wickets in company with People are quite ready enough to take a gloomy Meyrick, where the two M.C.C. professionals, view of matters, and there will be plenty of Hearne (Lyne's end), Fothergill (San Lane), awaited "croakers" prognosticating failure in the Cheltenham them with sinister intentions. Steady defence was and Rugby matches. To take a more cheerful view opposed to their attacks for some four overs, Meyrick of the case, however, there is plenty of ground for snicking Hearne prettily to leg for 3. Padwick's consolation if not for encouragement. In the place patience, however, could not stand the persistence of honour we must put the true reason so ingeniously with which the two “professors” sent down ball discovered by our contemporary, the Marlborough after ball just out of hitting reach, and after giving a Times, in the “practical account” to which Ford very hard chance to the M.C.C. captain at mid-off off turned his knowledge of our XI's play. To Hearne skied one of Fothergill's, which broke away suggest other reasons to the sceptics disinclined to Nickalls at extra cover, who cleverly secured it to find herein a sufficient explanation, the same on the bank. Buchanan followed, but Hearne's first team easily defeated Wiltshire on the next day, ball left his wicket less flourishing than his bat, and with this difference in our favour, that Ford was he retired without augmenting the original score of batting for Wilts, and that the Wilts team made legs | 7. Cheales joined Meyrick, and narrowly escaped in their second venture than we did. True, the | being again run out. This danger surmounted, Savernake ground was not all that could be desired, however, the pair played very good and steady but on the other hand the pitch our second cricket. Both batsmen had narrow escapes; Wheeler innings was played on was worn and rotten, and our should have stamped Meyrick off Fothergill, but the batsmen much younger and more liable to panic. ball bumped, and Cheales gave a generous chance to Then again, Cheales has proved himself again an excel point. Still the score crept up, so Fothergill handed lent steady bowler, and bowling was what we chiefly || the ball to Ford, and with the score at 58 Cheales Deeded; also, it is needless to say, that our fielding i took too much interest in a well-pitched up one to
the off and drew it into his wicket. Keeling filled the vacancy, but after avenging his predecessor by hitting Ford to leg for 3 in his second over and cutting him for 4 he played outside a shortish one from Hearne, which came across and found its billet among his stumps. Meyrick, who was now joined by Firth made a fluky four in the slips, and Firth scooped one of Hearne's high up round to leg for 5, bringing up 80. Ford, with whom the bowlers were beginning to take liberties, was here superseded by Fothergill, and shortly after Courage took Hearne's place, a change which proved fatal to Meyrick, as after another fluky one in the slips, which went into and out of Fothergill's hand, a full pitch cannoued off his legs into his wickets. He had made 29 in his usual careful style, and till the end had given no chance except one for stumping off a ball which bumped, and consequently eluded the wicket-keeper too. He keeps to his ground far better than he used to last year, and all his strokes to the on are both pretty and effective. Behind the wickets on the off is the weak quarter, and whenever he does make a stroke there he fails to get over the ball. Sale joined Firth and was missed badly by Nickalls at mid-off where, to anticipate, he was shortly afterwards secured by the M.C.C. captain. Firth had previously guided one of Hearne's into his wicket, and retired for a useful if not ornamental 13. Sheppard and Chaine were now tonants of the pitch, but Fothergill evicted the Irishman, and Ash. field came in as care-taker. He made a 3 to leg and fluked a 4 through the slips, a second attempt at which landed the ball in the expectant hands of Wheeler. Megrick-Jones, who whipped in, succumbed to his first, and disappointed Sheppard of making a big score. It is a pity he did not go in earlier as he was playing in good form, and with more confidence than most of the later wickets. The innings closed for 108, the last 8 wickets having fallen in little more than three-quarters of an hour, an omen of gloomy significance for the second essay.
Marshall, who had in the previous week made 90 and 70, v. Uppingham, accompanied Hearne to the wickets for the M.C.C., Cheales (town end) and Sale preparing to give them a warm welcome. Things looked most promising at first. Hearne was dismissed by a theatrical catch by Firth in the slips off Sale, and Wheeler was dismissed at once by a beauty from Cheales. When, however, Ford joined
Marshall, who plays in no very taking style, but meets every ball with the middle of his bat, the School found themselves in for a bad thing. Ford gave a tolerably easy chance of being stumped when he had only made 4, going out to a short one from Oheales, but the ball came by the leg-stamp, and evaded the wicket-keep. Both batsmen proceeded to pay considerable attention to the bowlers, and
came all the faster as Nickalls, who had a considerable reputation as a runner at Eton, had pat his two legs at the service of Marshall. Sheppard, after 50 was hoisted, took the bull for a few overs from Cheales, while Sale, who had been punished to the tune of two “fivers' by either batsman, gave way to Keeling, when 70 appeared on the board, at which period also Sheppard, who had pitched his slows persistently short, retired in favour of Ashfield's somnambulistic deliveries. A high cut for 5 by Marshall, a beautiful straight drive over the canvass by Ford, both off Keeling, brought up the first century and caused Keeling to hand the ball to his captain, but this and other changes were for a time equally useless. Ford made a species of cat for 4 off a 'yorker' from Padwick, and Marshall a beautiful off-drive for 5 off Sale—two of the most noteworthy out of a host of similar strokes; and it was only with the score at 171, 152 having been put on since the fall of the second wicket, that Ford was neatly caught at leg by Ashfield, off one of those bad balls that often do get the best wickets. Possibly, Sheppard knew Ford's weakness to leg and bowled it intentionally. Ford had played a wonderfully steady innings for him, with no very big hitting-his score included two 5's and only four 4's—but the bowling he had completely demoralised. His enormous reach sets the bowler a difficult problem which, unless he is exceptionally good, is generally abandoned in despair. The ordinary good length ball is not out of hitting reach and the short ball is liable to be ' hooked' to any quarter of the field. It seems to us that Cheales' length balls gave him most trouble, and we should have been inclined to retain that bowler at the crease longer.
Bourdillon came in and played out time with Marsball on the first day. The night's rest was worth fifty runs to the School, as their bowlers came back to their work next day like giants refreshed. Cheales made short work of Marshall, who had played an excellent innings for 74, with—so far as we could
kind to inspire him with much confidence.
Too much cannot be said for Buchanan's innings: even viewed alone it was a display of sound and effective cricket, and, taken in connection with the rot which had firmly established itself before he went to the wickets, was as plucky a stand against good bowling as we are likely to see. Result of the game, a defeat in one innings by 109 runs. Subjoined is the full score and analysis of the bowling
M.C.C.C. 1st Innings.
2nd Innings. F. G. Padwick, c Nickalls, b Fothergill 3 b Hearne
0 L. O. Meyrick, b Courage 29 c Marshall, b Fother
0 T. G. Buchanan, b Hearne Ob Ford
28 J. P. Cheales, b Ford
27 c Marshall, b Fothergill
2 H. T. Keeling, b Hearne... 9 c & b Fothergill
4 E. C. C. Firth, b Courage 13 b Fothergill
1 T. R. Sale, C Courage, b Fothergill Ob Fothergill
0 E. B. Sheppard, not out
3 c Nickalls, b Fothergill 0 J. Chaine, b Fothergill
1 c Nickalls, b Ford C.E.Ashfield,c Wheeler,bHearne 7 run out F. Meyrick-Jones, b Hearne ... 0 not out
11 byes, 12; leg byes, 4 16 byes, 5 ; leg byes, 3 8
M.C.C. J. R. Marshall, b Cheales G. G. Hearne, c Firth, b Sale Wheeler, b Cheales W.J. Ford, c Ashfield, b Sheppard J. A. Bourdillon, c & b Cheales C. W. M. Dale, b Cheales C. A Wilkins, b Sale G. R. Ward, b Keeling N. T. Nickalls, run out A. G. Courage, not out... Fothergill, c Ashfield, b Sale Byes 19; leg-byes 8; wide 2;
no balls 1,
0 82 19
9 12 2 2
Hearne Fotbergill Ford Courage
BOWLING ANALYSIS. M.C.C. 1st Innings.
2 3 balls 0
Hearne Fothergill Nickalls Ford
Cheales Sale Sheppard Keeling Ashfield Padwick Meyrick
see only one miss hit, toward cover, all the time he was in.
Dale was also bowled clean by the same performer for a single, at 197. Wilkins, who appeared next, treated Sale with very little ceremony, as when still quite a new comer he knocked him hard over the bank for 5. After this he settled down to a steady game in company with Bourdillon. He lost him with the score at 216, c and b Cheales. Ward succeeded Bourdillon and slow cricket was the order of the day, Cheales and Keeling both bowling well on the spot. Ward was cutting well, but neither batsman made any fine hits, and their cutting met with a serious obstacle to their progress in the active Buchanan at point. Ward was at last dismissed by a hard one from Keeling and Nickalls took his place to see if he could score any runs to his own bat. He did not seem to be very pleased with his reception and the result of the united efforts of the batsmen only produced one single in six overs. After this the play was a little more lively, rathe too lively for Nickalls who put a ball into the slips where Chaine might have reached it as he was standing back for Keeling. It was a relief to the spectators when Wilkins was bowled by Sale for a very careful 34, including nineteen singles, and shortly afterwards with the score at 271, the ninth wicket fell, Nickalls being, judice Thornycroft, thrown out by Cheales. Fothergill who, with his Captain, was now in possession, after smacking Sale for 2, was canght off the same bowler by Ashfield, and the innings closed for 275.
With 167 runs to the bad we began our second innings. It is now a matter of history that it closed for 58, and that four batsmen succumbed to their first ball. Little or no stand was made till Buchanan came in, third wicket down, and found that Cheales had seen Meyrick, Firth, and Sheppard retire for the aggregate total of 1. Cheales however soon went the way of all flesh, caught at slip off Fothergill. Padwick made only a very short stay. Keeling did better, remaining while 13 were added to the score, four singles being his contribution, and after him Ashfield, who drove Hearno to mid-on for 2, and seeing a convenient opening between Ford's legs, despatched the ball for 2 through them, and Meyrick-Jones were the only scorers. The latter deserves credit for the plucky game he played after seeing his predecessors fall so fast, especially as his performance in the first inninga had not been of a
4 22 2
Where the silent river floweth,
My boat rocks idly on the stream,
The School Eleven has hitherto played five matches, of which three have been lost and two drawn. The match against the Hampshire Gentlemen which was played on Thursday and Friday, June the 19th and 20th, was perhaps our most successful venture this season. We compiled the very large score of 445, of which Cheales was responsible for 171. There was unfortunately no time to play the game out, and the visitors, who made 208 in the first innings, had lost four wickets for 120 in the second when the match came to an end.
The game was remarkable for the brilliant scoring of Cheales; his score is as far as we have been able to discover the highest that has ever been made on our ground by a member of the school in foreign matches since 1850, before which date no record exists that we can find. The second largest score that has ever been made by a member of the school is A. G. Steel's 128 against Rugby in 1877.
The game against the M.C.C. presented an unfortunate contrast; the match which was played on Wednesday and Thursday, June 25th and 26th, ended in a single innings' defeat for us; the M.C.C. scoring 275 against our scores of 108 and 58, and thus winning by an innings and 109 runs.
First Ties of House Ground Matches have been played off :
Ford's (Maltese Cross) beat Littlefield.
Gould's (Star) beat Way's (Crescent).
Cotton House beat Preshute, and Horner's (Cross Arrows) drew the bye. Second ties have been drawn and some progress has been made with the games. Hart-Smith's (Mitre) play Horner's (Cross
Ford's (Maltese Cross) the bye. Next Sunday will see the last service in the present chapel. In order to ensure a large attendance of O.M's it has been decided to reserve all available seats for them and to exclude visitors until the claims of Old Marlburians have been satisfied. Meanwhile the building of the “shed,” which stands in front of hall and which is to be the substitute for Upper School, has rapidly advanced during the past fortnight, and it will shortly be ready for use.
We are sorry to record that Mr. Raynor is at present unable to take his form owing to a temporary attack of illness. Mr. Tatum is supplying his place as one of the VIth Form masters, his form being taken in the mean time by R. C. M. Harvey, Esq., O.M.
The Secretary of the Marlborough College Mission Fund wishes to acknowledge with thanks the re ceipt of a donation of £20 on behalf of the Mission from H. E. Bullock, Esq., of Providence, Berbicè, West Indies.
The gates, have, as usual, been opened in the evenings after hall until preparation, and the field has been put in bounds at that time, to the great joy of the votaries of “snob" and those who practice the art of catching.
The Penny Roading, of which we publish an account in another column, came off on the evening of Saturday, June the 21st, and was we believe quite up to the average level, the musical part being the best feature of the performance.
It will interest our readers to know that the two teams of O.M's., of which J. A. Bourdillon is the captain, on Friday and Saturday of this week will be selected out of the following list :-Messrs. R. Alford, J. A. Bourdillon, E. H. Backland, A. V. Backland, C. E. Currie, H. Freeman, G. R. Garnett, C. R. Gunner, C. H. Loaf, H. J. Mounsey, F. G. J. Page, E. D. Pawle, A. L. Porter, F. E. Rowe, H. R. Reiss, C. Sewell, F. N. Templer, H. P. Thomas, F. Vand