Cotton House with 43 to make, began with some very slow cricket, the first hour only producing 20 runs ; 6 wickets were down for 23 when C. Miller took advantage of the leg-balls bowled to him, and practically won the match by hitting Barnes for 6 at

Dawson-Thomas bowled the

8th and 9th wickets by consecutive balls when 42 was

score to 33, when Harvey was dismissed by Isacke

2ND TIES. for 21, and Fisher soon followed for a carefnl 13.

PRESHUTE V. HORNER's. The fact that the remaining 8 wickets realised 9 Preshute won this match after an exciting game by runs speaks for itsell, bringing the total to 44. two wickets. Horner's winning the toss took inHorner's made a very poor stand against the bowling nings and made 171, the top scorers being of Harvey and Fisher, no one reaching double

Annesley 68, and Crookenden 38. Lewis obtained figures except Benson, who compiled 11. Harvey seven wickets. took 5 wickets and Fisher 4. The total reached 35. In their first innings Preshute just managed to Hart-Smith's began their second innings with Blore save the follow on by making 99, owing to scores of and Harvey, who were soon dismissed. Field, who 29 and 26 respectively from Lewis and Lubbock. played very well for 15, found no one to stay with Isacke was most successful getting 7 wickets. him, and the whole side were out for 35. Horner's, In their second innings Horner's collapsed, only with 56 to win, sent in Crookenden and Pennethorne. making 55, Pennethorne (18) being their chief The latter was soon dismissed, and without the fall scorer; the wickets were divided between Lewis (6) of another wicket the runs were soon bit off by and Harington (4). This left Preshute 128 runs to Crookenden. Horner's success was largely due to win, which they obtained for the loss of 8 wickets. the fine bowling of Isacke, whose analysis was 10 Lubbock making 56, Lewis 20, Taylor and Coape. wickets for 29. Robinson's bowling also deserves Smith 15 each. Robinson bowled very successfully for some praise. Hart-Smith's fielding was smart in the Horner's at the end of the innings. first innings, but fell to pieces in the second. Horner's thus won by 9 wickets.



This produced an exciting match, terminating This was begun on Tuesday. Nockolds won the in a victory for Cotton House by one wicket. togs and sent in Lias and H. Smith to the bowling of Gould's wont in first and scored 84. Latter carried Miller and Keeling. The two first men were quickly his bat through the innings for a steady 28, dismissed. Risley, after giving a chance, looked and received most support from Dundas and Loring like causing some trouble, but was cleverly caught who made 10 each. The bowling was very steady by Mavrogordato at slip, after making 5, the highest and never really mastered. Keeling took 7 wickets score on the side ; the remaining wickets fell rapidly,

for 31 runs.

Cotton House went in and made 90. and the innings terminated for 21 runs. Thompson's Gould's made a mistake in not changing their began batting at 3.30, with Watson and Mavrogordato bowling, Dawson-Thomas and Barnes being on both of whom failed to score. Miller and Merry getting almost the whole innings. The chief scorers were G. together put on runs rapidly until Merry succumbed Miller (13), Merry (12), Pease, who was not out for to Nockolds for a freely hit 12. Miller continued a good 10, and Simon, who hit pluckily for 14. In batting well and saw Pease and Keeling out, and Gould's second innings the wickets went down very was then bowled by Nockolds for a well-played 21. 8 were down for 24 when Grylls by some lucky Jowitt by some merry batting added 25 runs to the hitting made 19. Maurice (8) was the only one who score, and was the last wicket to fall. The innings gave him much support. The innings closed for 48. closed for 86. 2ND DAY.–Ford's went in with 65 to

G. Miller bowled best, taking 6 wickets for 16 runs : save an innings defeat. The first ball dismissed Keeling took 4 for 26. Nockolds; Lias played well for 12 runs, but no were caught in the slips. one else reached double figures. The innings closed for 41 runs, thus leaving Thompson victorious by an innings and 21 runs. Keeling bowled remarkably well throughout, taking in all 13 wickets for 28 runs. Miller took the rest. For Ford's Nockolds bowled well, taking 6 wickets for 31 runs. Thompson's fielding the critical moment. was good throughout.


No less than five of Goald's

Stack, going down first, found the elevation directly; they were followed by the capital shooting of Sergt. Hulbert, who made a pretty total of 61 ; all the rest who followed shot equally well ; at this range wa made the excellent score of 241, there being only 2 shots which strayed beyond the magpie line. For Clifton Lieut. Luce and Bugler Warren were doing good individual shooting, but they could not reach our total at 500, making 214. The match tbus en. ded in a victory for us by 464 to 431. Most unfortunately our visitors had to hurry for their train and were only able to enjoy for a few short minutes the good cheer which the Bursar had provided for them. We may fairly congratulate ourselves on our scoring, having an average of exactly 58, but we must strive by steady drill to practice the combination of firmness of hand and coolness of mind which are essential to good shooting. The full scores were:

200 yds.

500 yds. Tot. Corp. Robertson...... 4545434-29 4455353–29 58 L. Corp. Stack

5445543-30 5455335–30 60 Sergt. Hulbert

4444444-28 4554555–33 61 Sergt. DeJersey

4243415–26 5535544431 57 Corp. James

5324444--26 5544545-32 58 Priv. Streatfeild.. 3443151-27 4154544-30 57 Sergt. Cheke

3554525-29 4354543-28 57 Priv. Spencer

4115353-28 55252 15-28 56

Bugler Warren Sap. Sinnott Corp. Craig. Sap. Lewis


Probert Corp. James Lieut. Luce.


241 464 CLIFTON R.V.C. 200 yds.

500 yds.

Tot. 5444544-30 5541351-30 60 3143454_-27 4555255-31 58 5124112 - 25 2413355-26 51 3455143-28 3244522-22 50 2441442-24 4454522-26 50 4241354-26 5430443–23 49 4444544-29 2452 441-25 54 44144-28 4513555-31 59

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214 431 The Farrar cup has been shot for and won by Sergt. Cheke, whose score is very good. Sergt. Hulbert was second, and the third prize fell to Corpl. Robertson. It was shot for on June 13th and 16th on our own range and at Roundway, on June 23rd. The chief scores are below.

made; but Simon proved equal to making the run required to win. Dawson-Thomas took 6 wickets for 16, and Barnes 2 for 21.

The winners were the better bowling and fielding team, but perhaps the losers bad more batting in them. The Cotton House captain saved many runs hy showing in the first innings that he knew how to change the bowling; while Gould's in the first innings allowed their opponents to score more runs than was at all necessary.

The following letter has been sent to Messrs.

Dzar Sirs,-You have doubtless read the correspondence on the Public School Racquet Matches which has lately ap. peared in the Field. In accordance with Mr. Bouverie's suggestion made therein we beg to propose —

1.- That a list of regulations for the matches should be drawn up, printed, and forwarded to each of the Schools concerned.

2.–That it should be specified in these regulations that each School may, at its option, appoint its own umpire and a delegate to act for it at the drawing of the tios.

3.—That a notification of the time of drawing the ties should be forwarded to each competing School annually.

4.-That the balls to be used in the matches should be selected by a committee and should be thrown to the players by some one not a professional nor a member of either School at the time competing, and that it should be unlawful to discard any ball so thrown till it has been used for at least one round. As it is easy to tell a bad ball from a good one merely by the feel, this rule might possibly give rise to dissatisfaction unless carried out in its entirety.

5.--That, always supposing that it is impossible to restrict practice on the Match Court for a longer time, it should at all events be used by no player likely to represent his school during the Term immediately preceding the match.

The Rifle Corps.
On Saturday, June 27, we shot against Clifton
College, where the Ashburton Shield at present has
its home, and succeeded in defeating them by 33
points. We were favoured by beautiful weai her,
very sunny with a slight left wind; our visitors did
not arrive till about 2 o'clock, and after a tiresome
journey had the misfortune to lose the toss, thereby
getting the left target with an awkward shadow upon
it. At the 200 range both teams were very equal,
Marlborough eventually being ahead by 6 points.
There was no remarkable scoring, the home eight just
averaging below iriners. On going to the 500 however
the Marlborough eight shot splendidly, there being no
less than five who got into the thirties, the other three
being as near as could be. Corporals Robertson and

200 yds.
500 yds.

Tot. S. Tot.
Sergt. Cheke 354414428 4351515-30 58

5544454 - 31 3544544-29 60

5445447-30 4231353-24 54 172 Sergt. Hulbert 4141255-28 23-15342-23 51

444555-31 5554224-27 58

4344554-29 4553031-24 53 162 Corp. Robertson averaged

53 4545353–29 2453353-25 54

3434414–26 2355552-27 53 160 Priv. Spencer

4545444-30 5554535--32 62 4244445-27 4323241–22 49

3544411-28 225 2055–21 49 160 Corp. James 4335454-28 2543523-24 52

5454435-30 341252242252

433 134-26 2545514–29 54 158 On the second of July we shot a return simultaneous match against Glenalmond, in which Sergt. Cheke and Corp. Stack each made the first-class score of 62; with the exception of these two and Corp. Robertson the shooting was not brilliant, but good enough to secure an easy victory.

In our last number p. 81, b. 1. 21, for " as the wonderful exploits of an Udolphoread as all the wonderful exploits

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


perfoliata, which has not been taken in our district 200 yds.

500 yds.
for many years.

After a short interval less energetic Corp. Stack....... 4444445-29 4455555-33 62

members returned from neighbouring hay stacks and Corp. Roberston 554344-29 245455-29 58 Sergt. Hulbert

5415545-32 2223254-20 52 shady corders, and had a further treat in being Sergt. DeJersey

3444544-28 0424555-25 53 shown Mr. Smith's valuable collection of eggs, and Priv. Edwards

5344144-28 4444440424 52 then lay down to tea on the lawn. A pleasant drive Corp. James 3431345—24 5351035—25 49

home varied by a few mishaps brought to a close & Priv. Spencer 451513429 2432233-19 48

really enjoyable day; and no one who was there Sergt. Cheke 4444445-29 5555544-33 62

will soon forget the hospitality of Yatesbury 228

208 436 Rectory.
200 yds.
500 yds. Tot.

Q.M. Sergt. Dykes...... 5335413—27 2552223—21 48
Col.-Sergt. Clavering 4113154-28 4350341-23 51

On Wednesday, July 1st, in a fairly full house G. Sergt. Scott 5335313--26 2235304-19 45

S. Curtis moved that in the opinion of this house Gourlay

4442544-27 5334445-28 55 the disestablishment of the Church would be for the Priv. Trotter

3324334-22 0253443-21 43 welfare of the State. H. R. Chappel opposed.
2414233-22 2235404-20 42

Speakers :
3154344-27 2243232–18 45

For the motion : Against the motion :
4435034-23 2232353-20 43

G. S. Curtis

H. R. Chappel 202 170 372 C. LI. Davies

A. B. Poynton On Saturday, July 4th, we shot against an eight

A. J. Mavrogordato T. LI. Davies from Swindon at 200 and 500 yards, 10 shots at each

W. H. Chappel, Esq. range. We just gained a victory by 13 points, the

Neutral : scores being 613 to 600. Priv. Spencer made the

E. K. Chambers fine score of 88 for us, and Corp. Roach made 89 for On the motion being put there voted : our visitors.

For the motion

5 At the county meeting held at Roundway, on Against the motion.

16 Monday, June 29th, Spencer and DeJersey succeeded in carrying off prizes in a competition at 500 yards.


11 The president for next term will be A. F. B.

Williams, vice-president H. Latter.
Natural History Society.
On Saturday, July 4th, the society paid a most

SCHOLARSHIPS. enjoyable visit to Yatesbury. The numbers, reckon.

Modern School Scholarships. ing bicyclists and equestrians, amounted to 45,

Senior, E. Eardley Wilmot. including six members of Common Room and N.

Hon. Men., E. A. Pochin. Manders, Esq. The drive was intensely hot and the

Junior, F. I. S. Neill. shaded schoolroom which had been prepared for our reception by the kindness of the rector, the Rev. A.

AUTHORS' SCHOLARSHIP. C. Smith, provided a welcome change.

After an

Mathematics : Hon. Scholarinspection of the old church, the whole company

R. C. Abbott. proceeded to the rectory where they met with a

Scholar, E. Eardley Wilmot. most hospitable welcome from the Rector and Mrs. French, C. R. McVicar. Smith, and enjoyed a great treat in seeing one of the finest private collection of birds in England. More

SCHOOL PRIZES. than half the specimens had been secured by Mr.

James Prizes {

S B. 0. Roe for History. Smith himself from the Nile, Spain, Portugal, South

R. P. Mabaffy for Literature. of France and Norway. There was hardly a bird Plater Prize (English Verse) E. F. Benson. that is not more or less rare, and not the least

Hon. men., A. B. Poynton. interesting were some that have of late


dis. Member's Prize (Latin Hexameters), B. G. Ussher. appeared from Wiltshire. The favourite was perhaps a gigantic Bustard from Lisbon, said to be the finest

SCHOOL HONOUR. stuffed specimen in Europe. After further refresh

Humphry Davy Rolleston, Foundation Scholarment on the charming lawn of the Rectory, the

ship and Exhibition at St. John's College, Cambridge. company broke up and proceeded to business. The immediate neighbourhood was not very promising for

ERRATUM. the botanist or entomologist, but thanks to a halt at Silbury, and the enterprise of Mr. Hart-Smith, the total flowers observed reached the respectable recorded in Udolpho.number of 161, of which 22 were first notices; of these G. H. Proctor claimed as many as 9. Mr. Back numbers of the Marlburian may be had of the Hart-Smith got as far as Calston, a mile to the West

Printer, Waterloo House, Marlborough. of Cherbill, and there found a petrifying spring, the source of an abundant stream, and the plaut Chlora

High-Street, Marlborough.

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VOL. XX.-No. 327.

JULY 25TH, 1885.


The younger

Two better days for cricket were never designed than July 10th and 11th, the date assigned to our annual match with Cheltenham. Hostilities commenced at about il o'clock, when Wright and Blyth made ready to fend off the insinuating attacks of Bett and Hayhurst. Cricket was dull and slow at first, and scoring but moderate, though Bett sent up a lot of full pitches which hardly got what they deserved, and it was not till Meyrick-Jones and Robertson had come on that a separation was effected, the former, after being cracked for 4, bowling Wright for a very patient 12. One for 25. Glass followed, but was bowled by a beauty from Hayhurst, who had relieved Robertson, and made a vacancy for Champain. The new man was not in a very sparkling mood at first, and seemed thoroughly puzzled by Hayhurst, who was bowling well, better certainly than Bett, who seemed to try too many head-balls, in the shape of slow "tosses, which hardly got what they seemed to ask for, but, for all that caused the Captain to invite Meyrick-Jones to exchange the pads for the ball. Off his second ball Little missed a moderately diffi. cult catch at point, standing deep, deeper than ever




point stood before for a slow bowler; in fact a more abnormally-placed field we never saw, and do not wish to see again. However, after a snick for 4 and a cut for 3 to Champain, Meyrick-Jones pulled off a beautiful catch-left-handed-at point, and sent Blyth back for a very patient and, withal, sound innings of 30. Three for 62. Hereabouts the sun was in great form, and playing a very hot innings, including some very brilliant strokes to the discomfiture and thirst of batsmen and field alike; we never remember anything more sultry. To Blyth succeeded Ward, panting for mighty hits, even from the first ball. Had Meyrick-Jones removed one of his four deep-fields from the on to the off side, Ward would have retired : as it was, the skyer fell in. nocuous between Meyrick and Ashfield, a chance that was no chance. Inflated by this escape, the batsman went on in lively, lucky fashion, undeterred by a “ trimmer" from Bett that disposed of Champain, among other good and lusty blows, putting Hayhurst on to the Lower School ground for 6, and driving Bett grandly for 3, a hit worth 6 but for the pluck and vigilance of Martyn. Yet another 3 to Ward, and the hundred was hoisted, the bell began to ring, and cricket gave way to lunch. By 2.15 things were in full swing again and Ward, defeated by Hayhurst,

concerned. The two batsmen took up position at ing at and about the wickets. Both were careful, but hitting, especially on the off-side, and that, although the fielding was close and the bowling, especially of

A. Glass, straight and plodding. The first notable

yielded place to Turner, after a brisk and amusing in either innings. If not very deadly, he is certainly innings of 24. The last arrival was not happy with too good to be left out in the cold-save the mark ! Hayhurst, who sent the ball humming all round his -when two batsmen are well set. wicket, while Oliver was lucky in being missed, and Meyrick and Kitcat were the first to appear on our badly missed, in the slips, as,-alas ! the day,--was behalf, and both did yeoman's service. Blyth and Turner, and that not once, but twice, by Meyrick the younger Glass opened the bowling, but our men and Meyrick-Jones. Bad luck this for Hayhurst, soon got a sight of them and runs came merrily, till, who was bowling in good style, and disheartening to at about 20, the captain came on, only to be hit over the fieldsmen who were playing up in real form, the bank by Kitcat for 5, while Blyth was sent to the heat notwithstanding. The batsmen, however, the off for 4 by the same batsman, who was playing were playing fine cricket, Oliver getting a long-hop excellent and strong cricket. The scorers soon over the bank for 5, and Turner, after a couple of announced 30, and a few runs later Kitcat hit a ball threes, hitting Bett to the off for 4, a hit that up in the direction of point.

Thoms couldn't see, Martyn would have fielded in a more wakeful and Price didn't know, so the batsman got the moment. At last, after a genial cut for 4 to Oliver, verdict. Right or wrong, it was a very hard case to Hayhurst operated with success on Turner's leg settle, and we venture no opinion. Hereabouts stump, and sent him back to rest and shade after a Richardson ousted Blyth, and began bowling well, capital 24. Six for 160. Glass the greater followed, left-hand, slow, with a marked "break-back"; how on hitting intent, and, indeed, he hit Hayhurst very ever, Meyrick got hold of an over pitched one, and finely to the canvas for 4, before Oliver substituted dashed it over the bank for 5, a sympathetic field his leg for his bat and had to depart. The end was adding an extra 2, in the shape of an overthrow; now at hand; Glass was smartly stumped, Plomer total 7. Runs still came fast, though the bowling tried to “ hook " Meyrick-Jones and—shall we say it ? was frequently changed, and the hits were not pro-had to “ hook it ” himself, while Hayhurst proved digious, till at last Kitcat confidingly hit a fulla match for Richardson and finished off the innings. pitch into mid-off's hands, and that gentleman Total 133, to which "extras” contributed a moderate thankfully retained it. One for 72, of which 48 fell 13. Barring and excepting the catches dropped, to Kitcat, who had worked hard and well for his some of them really difficult, the fielding had been

It was hard luck to have to succumb before excellent, Lazenby quite the best of the bunch, being the half-century, though it must be recorded that always safe and often brilliant; Hayhurst and his last stroke was a parlous bad one. Meyrick-Jones did some good things, and Bett was opened well with a grand for 5, but the often smart at the wicket, but it was a terrible younger Glass then skimmed off his bails with a handicap to the side that they had no regular beauty, and with the next ball induced Martyn to “custodian," and that bowlers had to do duty be play foot-ball instead of cricket, the out.come being hind, as well as before the wickets.

As touching
discomfiture, 1.b.w.

Meyrick-Jones, who followed, our bowling, we would say that Hayhurst was out seemed to mean business, and with a couple of and away the best; he kept a good length, was fairly "pulls” and a straight drive brought up 100, a feat straight, and often sent in a really difficult ball, his that was loudly applauded. analysis being very creditable. Meyrick-Jones took Meyrick, and all was over for the day. 3 wickets, but, besides placing his field badly, he

Saturday proved as satisfactory as Friday, from bowled a lot of very loose balls, of which more re the cricketer's point of view; more so, perhaps, as solute hitters would have made great hay ; the same

there was a suspicion of breeze, grateful alike to all remarks seem to apply to Bett, and we would suggest to these two that they are more likely to get

about 10.20, and showed every symptom of sojournwickets by steadily "pegging away”-there is no other equally-expressive phrase-than by trying

to carefulness Meyrick-Jones added some slashing “head-balls” and fancy breaks. Robertson seemed straight, but plain, and we, in common with others, were surprised that Ashfield was not tried



A fine cut for 4 to

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