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A. B. Poynton

C. Ll. Davies

DR.

M.C.C. CLUB.

1884. B. G. Ussher.

£ 8. d.

Sept. Amount received from Padwick 67 5 8 On the question being put to the society, then

Hart-Smith's

7 19 2 Baker's

8 10 8 voted

Horner's

9 4 8 For the motion

14
Gould's

8 1 8 Littlefield

8 7 6 Against ...

15
A House...

10 5 6 Way's

10 1 6 Preshute...

8 3 6 Majority against ... 1

Fergus'

1 13 10 Summerfield

2 6 2 On the votes of the House being taken, there

Ford's

8 16 6 voted

Cotton House

7 2 0

12 00 For the motion

Chambers, for horse
64
Loan repaid by Race Committee

8 00 Against ...

16
Mansell's

1 12 0 Jan. 1885. Hart-Smith's

8 4 6 Ford's

8 18 0

8 0 10 Majority for ...

Gould's 48 Littlefield

7 16 6 A House

11 00 Fergus'

1 11 6 SCHOLARSHIPS.

Horner's

8 13 0 Way's

9 4 10 Preston's

1 19 8 Beesly's ...

2 3 0 The Scholarships have been awarded as follows:

Preshuto

4 13 4 Senior:

£251 15 6 1. T. LI. Davies, Lower vi. 2. E. M. Kohnstamm

Middle v.

CR.
B. M. Smith

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Upper v.

1884.

Sept. 29 Mr. Bambridge (Wilts County) 3. H. M. Fletcher, Upper v.

Oct. 1 Cheque to Bursar
Junior :

Gould's

Baker's, 1883 and 1884... 1. E. L. Sale, Lower v.

Horner's

Cotton House 2. R. E. S. Hart, Remove (a).

Ford's 3. E. E. Forrester, (House Scholar), Mr. Lloyd's,

Littlefield...

Potter's Salary
Winchfield.

Oct. 1 Potter's Account 4. H. D. Carey, Remove (b).

Joe Potter's Salary

Oct.14 Edwards, for Lunch 5. H. Knowles, Mr. Lloyd's, Winchfield.

4 Chambers

5 Verdon, for six weeks 6. C. M. Harrison, Upper Shell (b).

18 Verdon, three days 7. F. B. Prideaux, Mr. Lloyd's, Wincbfield.

Nov.5 Potter's Salary

Potter, for Average Bat and Ball, &c.

7 Dale
SCHOOL PRIZES.

19 Cheque to Bursar
20 Cane

27 Burdon Master's Translation Prize

Foster

Dec.10 Leadley
A. B. Poynton

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Printed by Chas. PERKINS, at his General Printing Office,

Mr. Alford
A. F. B. Williams
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2 Potter's Salary, £6 13s. 4d.,
Jan. Potter's Salary, £13 6s. 8d.

Mar. 5 Ditto, £6 13s. 4d.
SCHOOL HONOURS.

23 Rolling grounds, £3 12s. Od., (April

9th) Rolling grounds, £3 12s. Od...

Stamps, &c.
Humphry Davy Rolleston, Scholar of St John's Mar. Potter’s

Salary for March (not entered
College, Cambridge-1st Class in
Class in the Natural

by T.G.B.)

Chambers, for horse
Science Tripos.

Balance
Hugh Longbourne Callendar, Scholar of Trinity
College, Cambridge-Bracketed 16th Wrangler.

L. O. MEYRICK.
Arthur Fenton Hort, Scholar of Triuity College,

J. S. THOMAS, Bursar. Cambridge-1st Division of 1st Class in the Classical Tripos.

High-Street, Marlborough.

20 00 6 13 4

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CONVERSATION.

they may be. A man will come into a railway DR. JOHNSON used to express unbounded contempt carriage or an omnibus, and immediately pour for all talk that was not discussion. A subject worth forth a stream of remarks that are quite good talking about was to him the indispensable condition enough for mixed company. The Irish are adepts of talking well. But such opinions are a cut above in this way: and are often envied for the easiness us ordinary Englishmen. We do not care to praise and grace of their talk. But if we examine the talk the good old times and reproach the present degen we find that it is based on saying everything and erate age with the extinction of the true art of anything that comes into the mind, and revealing conversation. What we want is an art which will the smallest facts of personal history. A stranger teach us how to talk to strangers. We, who are is always interested and amused by this personal without any real aids to conversation, can imaginegossip. The only objection is that the talker is what a relief it would be if some competent person generally thought a fool. This does him no harm were to devote himself to the study of the great and he enjoys the pleasure of being listened to: but art of conversation, and tell us how we ought to it deters others from following his example. The proceed. It is only when conversation is difficult difficulty is to make up one's mind to talk in this that the art would be needed, but then conversation way, not to talk in it if once the resolution is made. is sometimes as difficult as the Lancers to a person Perhaps the national objection to thus opening the who has never learnt them. With a well-informed mind is not altogether a matter of congratulation. sociable man or woman the talk flows on easily in a If we were more like the Irish in this way we should continuous stream without any awkward pauses. probably be more sociable : but we must take But when we meet a good worthy every day English national prejudices as we find them; we have very man then we feel the want of some art to teach us little chance of altering them. No art can give the how to talk.

Irish facility in conversation. The level aimed at There are persons who can and will talk at once must be low, we do not want to shine in conversato anybody, who never feel any difficulty, and who tion: we only want to avoid the annoyance of not immediately engross the conversation wherever knowing what to say to passing acquaintance.

to talk about. They can discuss the places they have visited: compare the hotels at different places : then you probably get on a common subject of grumbling. If the person addressed seems inclined to be sociable, talk about the hardness of the beds and the dirt of the bedroom: if he seems reserved and reticent, talk about the weariness of the tables d' hüte.

It ought to be observed, however, that the art may not always be successful. There are some people who resolutely shut themselves up and refuse to be drawn out, who answer 'yes' or 'no'till one's whole battery of questions is fired. Then we may rest on our oars with the feeling that we have done our duty and well deserved the luxury of a few minutes' silence.

to say

Cricket. PROMOTIONS.—July 4th.

Into XI.
H. F. Hayhurst.

Into XXII.
G. A. Miller,
H. M. Lewis,
A. N. Lubbock,
A. T. Keeling.

We do not hold remarks on the weather to be conversation at all. They are mere preliminaries: the flag of truce to show willingness to enter into conversation : a sign that we do not mean to be discourteous. But then what is to come next? If people are aware that they have special pursuits in common, no difficulty is felt. Two cricketing men, two foxhunters, two farmers or soldiers can go straight to their favourite subject of talk, and people who live in the same society can discuss their common acquaintances. But when we are introduced to a man or woman whom we have never seen or heard of before, and never expect to see again, and to whom we wish to be tolerably civil,—what are we

? We think that two rules will be found to cover almost all cases. Talk about the Inventions Exhibition or the Academy, while they are open : and for the rest of the year talk about travelling.

Some people think it a good plan not to go to the Exhibition at South Kensington or the Academy. There is much to be said for this. If you have not been you can play the part of the attentive listener, occasionally helping the conversation by a question, and drawing out the person to whom you are talking. But on the whole we think it is better to go. If you do not go, you may meet with another person who has followed the same plan as yourself, and then difficulties might arise. Almost everyone has been either to the Inventions, the Healtheries, or the Fisheries. If you meet a person who has been to all three there is boundless source of talk. Compare them with one another: talk about the beautiful illumination of the gardens, and the wonderful crush of people there. From talking of the crush you might lead on to the subject of hot and crowded rooms; and then when you have a common grievance to grumble about, the conversation can hardly fall through.

If it is impossible to talk about the Exhibition at South Kensington or the Academy, talk about travelling. Everyone travels : and the great object of travelling is to have something to about. This is why the Yankees, and not a few Englishmen as well, speak of doing' a place, and when they have done' the place, say with a complacent air, Well, now I guess I can say I have seen so and so, whatever the place may have been, that has just been honoured by their scrutiny. Well-travelled people have always plenty

M.C.C.C. v. E. H. BUCKLAND'S XI.

Our opponents brought down a strong team. The weather was unsettled and cold; otherwise the match was a success.

We got innings and Meyrick-Jones and Meyrick commenced. The former did not last long as he fell to a catch off Buckland for 12. But Meyrick and Lazenby fell to work and gave our opponents a great deal of trouble. Meyrick's defence was perfect and Lazenby made some very pretty cuts. However, bad luck dissolved the partnership by a 'run out' for which Lazenby was really to blame. Kitcat joined Meyrick who lowever fell to a catch at the wickets We believe he was not out, but he was the only person who can really tell. Kitcat hit well on the on side; if he could only cut! but he must learn, for had he possessed the art he would have made 60 instead of 41. After this Houseman came and went ; and rain caused long and frequent interruptions, The noticeable feature of the rest of the indings was Ashfield's performance. Despite flukiness at first we have not seen a neater innings this year played on our side; bis cutting was extremely taking and

we went in again. Kitcat made a merry 24, including a couple of four's and a marvellous seven off Buckland. Meyrick made a patient 18, and MeyrickJones a thoroughly satisfactory 38 not out. On the whole the match may be regarded as successful. Our bowling was fair, our fielding very promising. Kitcat showed us thoroughly sound cricket in the first innings especially, but if he could only cut! We append the score :

M.C.C.C. L. 0. Meyrick, c Lower, b Nickalls

17 c and b Nickalls ... 7 F. Meyrick-Jones, c Cobb, b Buckland

12 not out

38 F. Lazenby run out........ 21 b Ricketts.......

8 S. A. P. Kitcat, b Ricketts 41 b Ricketts H. De L. Houseman, b Barmby 2 c and b Barmby 11 C. E. Ashfield, not out

49 not out

9 F. J. Poynton, c Druitt, b Nickalls

0 H. C. Bett, run out

1 F. H. Browning, b Nickalls 0 H. F. Hayhurst, b Buckland 16 W. H. Robertson, c & b Nickalls i Extras 23 Extras

11

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24

all his hitting well kept down. We hope he will contince the form he showed in the match. Poynton deserves praise for the form he showed, because he allowed Ashfield to make runs. After he was out Hayhorst rattled up a most lucky 16. Of the rest little need be said. The end of the day and innings left Asbfield 49 not out. The Oxford bowling was not strong. Buckland was most difficult. Nickalls was very expensive and Ricketts had an odd length, There was an uncertainty about running that must be remedied, and Bett's run out was mere folly.

Our innings soon closed on Saturday morning for 103, a fair total. Cobb and Key then went in to the bowling of Bett and Hayburst. Before long Cobb was caught at point off Bett for nine, and Barmby took his place. These two batsmen ran the score up to 64 before they parted company. Barmby hit Hayhurst finely over the bank for 4, and Key did the same thing for 5 the same over. Robertson then took Bett's place and Meyrick-Jones Hayhurst's. Barmby was hitting in fine style and soon made a braco of 4's off Robertson. '50 up' brought on Hayhurst and Bett again, while Robertson took Hayburst's place at long off, where his fielding was of the best. At last Hayhurst had Barmby caught at point, for a freely hit 36, and Newton joined Key, but soon made room for Walker, who brought the slow bowler on again; runs still came fast in spite of some good fielding, till Key was "1.b.wid” by Meyrick-Jones. 90-4-31. The very next ball from Meyrick-Jones made a hole in Buckland's wicket, cannoning off his pads. Hornby joined Walker, but was almost immediately taken by the vigilant Browning off Hayhurst, who had taken Robertson's place. Hayhurst then dismissed Nickalls, and another stand was made by Druitt and

and Walker, who was playing in excellent form. Runs came fast in spite of all possible“permutations and combinations” of our bowlers, till Druitt was sent back by Bett for a good 33. Walker showed absolute impartiality to all our bowlers, making 3's and 4's right and left. Lower was sent home immediately by Meyrick-Jones, but on Bull joining Walker a third stand was made. Houseman in the deep field refused a good offer from Ball, who was eventually caught off Bett, Walker being not out for a first-rate 78, Ball having made 17. So the innings closed for 238, not a surprising total considering the last wicket had put on over 30. Though there was no chance of finishing the match,

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108 1st INNINGS.

2ND INNINGE. Overs. Mds. Rns. Wkts. Overs. Mds, Rns, Wkts. E. H. Buckland... 39 21 43 2 6 3 12 N. T. Nickalls 31 15 45

13 2 25 1 F. T. Barmby 25 14 30 1

4 0 1 K. J. Key ..... 4 1 14 0 3 1 12 0 G. W. Ricketts ... 13 3 30 1 10 4 15 2 A. E. Newton 7 2 7 0 A. Druitt

2 1 9 J. G. Walker......

3 1 10 A. R. Cobb

3 1 7 H. Lower

2 0 2
E. H. BUCKLAND'S XI.
A. R. Cobb, c Hayhurst, b Bett.........

9
F. J. Barmby, c Poynton, b Hayhurst......... 36
K. J. Key, lbw., b Meyrick-Jones

31 A. E. Newton, c Hayhurst, b Bett.............. 3 J. G. Walker, not out ....

78 E. H. Buckland, b Meyrick-Jones......

0
G. W. Ricketts, c Browning, b Hayhurst...... 2
N. T. Nickalls, b Hayhurst

0
A. Druitt, b Bett
H. Lower, b Meyrick-Jones

1
F. E. Bull, c Meyrick-Jones, b Bett............. 17
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O.M.S' MATCH.

A fairly strong team of Old Fellows came down to meet us under the captaincy of Rev. S. C. Voules. It chiefly consisted of those whom we have ourselves seen representing the school in the last few years, but it proved quite strong enough to defeat us decisively by 9 wickets.

The game opened with some promptitude shortly after 12.30. We had the good fortune to win the toss on a splendid wicket. Voules and Currie started the bowling, and Meyrick and Meyrick-Jones the batting. We were doomed to disappointment in the start, as the latter was bowled by a good ball from Currie with the total at 2. Then Lazenby joined his Captain, and they kept up their wickets till lunch time. Meyrick played uncertainly at times, but Lazenby made two capital leg hits for 4 off Voules and A. V. Buckland, who subsequently took Voules' end, and several neat drives and cuts. After luncheon E. H. Buckland bowled from Lyne's end, and Currie from the town end. Off the latter Lazenby made a fine 5 cut through Padwick's legs, and after some steady play a 4 off a similar stroke, and a leg hit for 2, which punishment brought on Voules, who captured Lazenby for a brilliant 44. Poynton took his place, and opened with a good leg hit that did not get all it deserved, but then was caught in the slips—71-3-2. Martyn came in, and also commenced with 2 to leg, and then played rather tamely; meantime Meyrick was most foolishly run out; it was not his call, but there was a run if Martyn had started at once. He had played steadily for 18. The brilliancy of the opening performance was thus very much tarnished. Ashfield drove Voules for 3, thanks to Bull, who ran for him, but then fell to a catch at slip off Currie, who resumed for Voules-91-5-4. We noticed a cut for 4 by Martyn and a disgusting stroke by Bett, for which he deserved to lose his wicket, and did—85-6-0. Browning cut Buckland for 3 and skied Carrie and Buckland for ditto, and encouraged Martyn to drive the latter for 3, and continued merrily after this fashion; meantime, by the worst of play, Martyn put back a ball to Currie--102-7-12. -Hayhurst played more suissumo, Alston waxing vicious at the wicket, and then Browning's lively 18 was concluded by anl.b.w., Hayhurst retired soon afterwards for a livelier 16 from an abominable attempt

at driving a short ball. Robertson brought up the rear, and hitting reigned supreme, a drive for 4 by Robertson and a cut for 4 by Ball being the most noticeable items. Buckland went on for Currie, who had become very expensive. Finally, with the score 150, Bull was caught by Padwick. The tail deserve great praise for their plucky efforts to double the score of the first five batsmen. However, we should be sorry always to have to put our faith in so ruthless a treatment of slows.

Rowe and Porter opened the O.M.'s innings to the bowling of Bett and Hayburst. Rowe, in trying to smack a full pitch, skied a ball to Robertson at short leg. E. H. Buckland came in, and this time did not fall so easy a victim. After some quiet play with the score at 17 Porter was sent back by a catch at the wicket for 1; the catch, however, lost us Browning's services. The play became slow, but was enlivened by a grand cut for 6 by Buckland off a very bad ball from Bett. Meyrick-Jones displaced Hayhurst to be cat for 3 by Buckland; Bett was also taken off, and none too soon, as his pitch was uncertain. Robertson bowled from Lyne's end. Buckland skied a ball off Meyrick. Jones to the canvas and was almost caught by Martyn, and drove him again for 4 in the same over; in the next over he continued with a 3. MeyrickJones then gave way to Poynton, but the scoring continued, though Leaf gave something like a chance to Meyrick at short leg. Poynton's bowling being short, Hayhurst resumed and bowled Leat with a good ball for a most steady 15. Voules came in, but shortly after Backland was run out by a magniicent bit of fielding by Hayhurst-70-4-46. Voules hit Hayhurst for 4, but fell to any easy catch at slip off a bumpy ball—77-5-6-so that we were in a good position when half the wickets were down, and this we improved by dismissing Wynne. Weeding and Padwick both drove Hayhurst for 4, and various other bits brought the total to 100, when Robertson went on for Bett. Weeding however continued hitting, and the two were together at the call of time. When we arrived on the scene next day a fine catch by Hayhurst had just dismissed Weeding for a capital 37, Carrie and Padwick were in and our score had been passed. Padwick hit Poynton for 5 to log, which brought on Bett at Lyne's end. This move was successful, as Currie was caught off a half hit at short leg. Padwick brought up 180 with drives off Bett and Robertson; the latter being very

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