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98. Ashfield carried out his bat for a capital innings of 30. The performance was disappointing, for Currie ought to have been playable on such a good wicket.
The O.M.s had only 34 to win, and sent in Rowe and Porter. Bett and Hayhurst bowled. The former was sent by Porter for 4 over the bank and the latter by Rowe for 2, which but for Bull would have been 4 or 5. The batsmen were in Cambridge form, and Poynton went on for Hayhurst and got Rowe's wicket off a full pitch! Weeding came in and saw Porter win the match by 9 wickets.
The cause of our defeat was our break-down in batting In both innings there was
great deal of poor batting. Had not the tail been favoured by luck in the first venture we must have been beaten in an innings; of course we sorely missed Kitcat, but good as he is he should not have made so much difference. In fielding we ought to show well even against Cheltenham, and we shall be much surprised if Meyrick-Jones does not come off in batting. The bowling, however, wants strengthening and variety. In conclusion let us wish Hayburst as much success next match, and hope for one more victory at least this year.
M.C.C.C. L. O. Meyrick, run out
18 b A. V. Buckland 13 F. Meyrick-Jones, b Currie 1 b Currie .........
1 F. Lazenby, c and b Voules 44 c and b Currie
5 F. J. Poynton, c Wynne, b E. H. Buckland
2 c Buckland, b Currie 3 A. Martyn, c and b Currie 12 c Rowe, b Currie...... 19 C.E.Ashfield,cBuckland, bCurrie 4 not out
30 H. C. Bett, c Weeding, b Currie 0 c Padwick, b Currie... 12 F. H. Browning, 1.b.w., b Currie 18 H.F.Hayhurst,cWynne,bCurrie 16 c Voules, b Currie F. E. Bull, c Padwick, b Voules 16 b Voules W. H. Robertson, not out 10 c Buckland, b Currie 4 Extras
9 Extras .......
expensive at this period was superseded by Hayhurst. Bett relieved us of Alston, who had not been much at home with the bowling. A. V. Buckland whipped in. Padwick drove Hayhurst for 4 and subsequently brought ap 200. Buckland deriving inspiration somewhence drove Bett for 4. However, Hayhurst brought matters to an end by a splendid "c&b" from a hard return by Padwick, who had given us a fine sample of his great powers of hitting. The innings may be termed Hayhurst's from our point of view, his own bowling and fielding dismissing 7 of their men. The fielding was fair but not brilliant. Hayhurst we have mentioned. Bull deserves praise for his rapidity and dash. The picking up was not good, the returning, however, was an improvement on previons performances. Total 214.
Meyrick and Poynton started our batting to the bowling of Currie and Buckland. Runs came slowly, the bowling not admitting of liberties being taken. Meyrick drove Currie for 3, and then gave a hard chance to Leaf at point. But before many runs had been scored a capital catch at slip dismissed Poynton. Lazenby followed, but immediately after the lancheon interval put back a catch to Currie's left hand. Martin joined his captain and play became very slow, only relieved by a 3 to leg from Currie, bringing up 20 as the result of 40 minutes' play. The same batsman then made a really good drive off Buckland and another less productive, thanks to Rowe, in the next over, which brought on “A. V."; but the separation came from the other end, as Martyn gently deposited a ball of Currie's into Rowe's hand at point. He had played well, though at times tamely, for 19. Further disasters were in store, as Meyrick was bowled by Buckland for 13, which represented an hour's batting—41-4-13. Meyrick. Jones again failed, bowled by Currie. Asbfield opened his account with two cuts for 2, and sent Buckland over the bank for a brace of 4's; following his example Bett dispatched Currie for 4 to leg. E. H. Buckland resumed from Lyne's end. Soon afterwards the innings defeat was averted. Bett, after hitting Currie for 4, tried to repeat this performance and was caught at cover-point. Buckland bowled Ball with the score 80; Ashfield gave a chance of stumping, which Alston mulled ; Hayharst's fortune failed him; Ashfield drove Currie for 5 and 2, but Robertson fell to a neat catch at slip; and as Browning could not bat the innings ended for
97 1st INNINGS.
12 4 1 E.H.Buckland104 39 12 1 116 20 15 1
33 1st INNINGS.
Feet fleet as yours were wont to climb
The Mound, and Bank, and C House stair. And when the habit's grown on you
To fight your battles o'er again, You may not have as much to do
As Senex, when he counts his slain.
To his age, and your deeds, that seem
That he wrought-which will kick the beam ? Well, that's my say, and yet perchance
I've lost my road and missed my mark, At Jack o' Lanterns thrust my lance,
And fought with phantoms in the dark. Tame cats have sometimes turned out wild,
Maid's dress has erewhile masked a man,
though dandies deem the psalm
2ND INNINGS. Balls. Rng. Mds. Wkts. Balls. Rns. Mds. Wkts, H. C. Bett 120 60 11 3 27
20 2 0 H.F. Hayhurst...134 56 8 5 20 12 F.Meyrick-Jones 32 24 3 F. J. Poynton ... 36 23 0 1 4 1 0 1 W.H.Robertson 116 35 9 0
Poetry. Perhaps cricket was not of so high a standard that light made any difference.
“Was not a football player ! “He is so much older."
Vide letters in last Marlburian.
Rejoice, by all means, in your youth
You young ones! but when fancy fans
'Twere well to spare us veterans.
Delight the swell whom each adorns,
May tread less roughly on our corns.
With kink of eye or head that wags;
You whisper, “ Bless us, how he brags.”
The Nestor every schoolboy knows,
Too prone, perhaps, to preach and prose !
Who sniggered as old Nestor spoke,
Than garden shrubs the forest oak.
Your juniors think small beer of you !
A proverb you'll acknowledge true.
They boast some score, or race, or prize,
Of deeds admired by Plancus' eyes.
The force of what these poor lines say,
And you're the dog that's had his day.
Were not, though you may think so, rare ;
Love lay hid in an amaranth dell
Dreaming of mischief, his innocent bow
And kissed his soft cheek, while the light breezes blow, Scarce stirring his hair, and strange creatures crept
And looked at young Love as he lay there and slept. But soon he awoke, and he rubbed his bright eyes,
And lazily thought of his mischievous dreams;
My Lilia's arbour just catching the beams
As he strung his keen bow, and sharpened his shaft.
And Love lay hid in that mirror of blue ; I saw not his arrow, but truly it flies, And poisons my heart-strings with love through and
through. And Love flew away, and he merrily laughed
To see the fell work of his treacherous shaft.
INVOCATION OF THE NIGHTINGALE,
(From the Aves of Aristophanes).
Come, sweet gossip, cease thy slumbers,
Loose thy thrilling voice divine, Wailing oft in noble numbers
Poor lost Itys, thine and mine; Let those quivering notes flow free From clear wells of harmony.
Through the woodbine's leafy twining
Steals the music of thy strain, And the echo of thy rhyming
Fills the halls where Zeus doth reign ; Golden-haired Apollo hears, Soul-responsive to thy tears. Hark! he strikes the ivory lyre
Answering thy woe and love; The full strophe, mounting higher,
Heaven's melodies doth move, And immortal voices raise Unexpressive choric lays.
MARRIAGES. May 14th, at St. Luke's Church, Abbottabad, Punjab, Charles Grant Mansell Fasken, 2nd Sikh Infantry, to Eveline, youngest daughter of the late Rev. William Pratt, of Harpley, Norfolk
June 2nd, at Naini Tal, East Indies, Arthur E. Comerford Casey, Bengal Civil Service, to Edith Annette, second daughter of the late Gen. Sir Thomas Wiltshire, Bart., G.C.B.
June 24tb, at St. Mary's, Burghfield, Alfred Francis Street, M.D., Cantab., to Alice Grace, daughter of the Rev. T. Brock, sometime Vicar of St. John the Evangelist, Guernsey.
ARMY. The Oxfordshire Light Infantry-Lieut. Frederick J. F. Fyler, to be Captain.
3rd Battalion, Somersetshire Light Infantry-John Guille Millars, to be Lieutenant.
Honour School of Jurisprudence.
Classical Tripos, Class III., Div. I.-D. Ellison, Selwyn College.
Theology, ordinary B.A. degree, Class III.-C. E. C. deCoëtlogon, Selwyn College.
Theology, ordinary B.A. degree, Class III.-L. C. R. Thring, non-collegiate.
General Examination-W. Chaine, Trinity College.
PRIZES have been obtained at Pembroke College by A. W. Yeatman, for Greek Testament.
At Jesus College, by C. W. Horsburgh.
At St. John's College, by H. D. Rolleston, for Natural
Cricket has been thriving lately and House grounds have reached the final stage. Full accounts up
appear elsewhere in our columns. In first ties, Horner's beat Hart-Smith's, Cotton House beat Ford's, Gould's beat Littlefield, Preshute Baker's: Way's a bye.
In second ties Preshute beat Horner's, Cotton House beat Way's: Gould's a bye.
In Semi-final ties Cotton House beat Gould's: Preshute a bye.
Our only school match since the last recorded in our pages resulted in a most unsatisfactory defeat by 9 wickets. It was against the Old Marlburians on Friday and Saturday last.
A second team of O.M's was to have arrived but numerous disappointments reduced the number to four. The school supplied the other seven, but the game was abandoned after each side had had an innings.
In the Inter-university Match we were represented by E. H. Buckland for Oxford.
The annual competition for the Royal Humane Society's Medal commences to-day.
The Penny Reading has fallen through as no date could be fixed for it. The record of one only throughout the year does not contrast well with previous years.
SATURDAY, July 25th, will in all its essentials represent Prize Day. The principal prizes will be given in the Bradleian and a dinner in the evening will crown our joys.
The Sub-librarian hopes that leaving members of the Sixth will enter in their memoranda the fact that it is their duty to present their photographs and a book. He also begs to thank J. Williams, O.M. for the continuation of his handsome present of the new Encyclopædia which he is publishing.
A final debate was held on Wednesday, July 1st. There were 62 present. The total attendance 300 this term, is, we believe, without parallel.
THE Rifle VIII has been very successful of late and has not lost a match. Their score against Clifton was a marvellous achievement.
The sixth form examiners are A. Sidgwick, Esq., Fellow of C.C.C., Oxford ; Rev. S. H. Sing, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge ; C. Smith, Esq., Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
The Prince of Wales has appointed the Hon. Alwyn H. F. Greville, King's Royal Rifle Corps, as Equerry-in-Waiting to His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward of Wales, K.G.
The Duke of Richmond, President of the Board of Trade, bas appointed Algernon Robert Peel as his private Secretary.
Mr. Ritchie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, has appointed G. B. Voules as his private Secretary.
We beg to acknowledge the following contemporaries : Meteor (Rugby), Cheltonian, Hailey . burian, Wykehamist, Wellingtonian,
Newtonian, Reading School Magazine, Our School Times (Foyle College, Londonderry), Mason College Magazine, Epsomian, Blundellian, Glenalmond Magazine, Radleian, Rossalian, Cliftonian, Exonian, Fettesian, Lorettonian, Reptonian, Sedberghian, School Magazine (Uppingham), Melburnian, Lily, Force Scholasticce, Pelican, Clavinian (Weymouth College Magazine), Elizabethan (Westminster School), Tonbridgian, Alleynian, The Blue, Felstedian, Brighton College Magazine, Bathonian, Geelong Grammar School Quarterly, Malvernian, Columban, Iancing College Magazine, Shirburnian.
with his promotion in September, while in the other terms a fellow who works thoroughly hard and is high up in single figures, has to stay where he is for another term. Is not this manifestly unjust ? Nor is it a matter which cannot be rectified. Promotions into the Sixth should be made about even for each term, by only promoting in September say ten or twelve, which would allow for about eight promotions in January and about the same number in May. Excuse my having occupied so much of your valuable space.
I remain, yours obediently,
THE RIGHT REVEREND GEORGE MOBERLY, D.C.L., LORD BISHOP
OF SALISBURY. Our readers will be very sorry to hear of the death of Bishop Moberly, who has been connected with so many generations of Marlburians. For many years he had been failing, and we remember that for two years past he had been unable to hold the annual confirmation in the College Chapel. It would be out of place for us to point out the many qualities that endeared him to those who knew him, but the kindly interest he took both as Bishop of our Diocese and President of our Council will be affectionately remembered by many Marlburians.
To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIR,-I make so bold as to meet Common Sense's challenge and state some of the reasons against his proposal that the places in the Race Committee should be held esofficio. He wants to see the Captain of the Eleven, and of the Fifteen, and the racquets’ and fives' champions always belonging to it, and his argument is that the different posts should be filled by members who know most about them. Now the four posts now held in the Race Committee are for Races, Gymnasium, Racquets and Fives, and it remains to be explained why the Captain of the Eleven and Fifteen necessarily know most about Races and Gymnasium. He might at least be consistent and include the Champions at Races and Gymnasium ; in that case the Captains of the Fifteen, and of the Eleven could have no place, which would be rather absurd in such a body as the Race Committee. In the second place the work this body has to do is very little more than routine business, such as putting up lists of hours, and this does not require a very intimate knowledge with the game in question, or a specialist for the office. As it is the Race Committee is a place of honour for, presumably, the four most popular fellows in the school; and, independently of other considerations, it would be a pity to take away the only thing approaching the excitement of an election from the school.
MORE COMMON SENSE.
To the Editor of the Marlburian. SIR, -Allow me through the medium of your columns to ventilate the opinions of one who has suffered under the present system of promotion in the upper part of the school. It has become the rule, and is annually becoming more so, for fellows to leave at the end of midsummer term, owing to advantages to be got by going up to the Universities in October, in preference to any other time. This of course makes a large gap in the Sixth form, and all the places are promptly filled up at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Take as a fair ex. ample this last school year. Some twenty left at Midsummer, 1884, and eighteen were promoted. At Christmas two left, and there were three promotions in January, and exactly the same number in May, out of the Upper Fifth. So this is the case ; in the Midsummer term, a fellow who does hardly any work, and is low down in double figures in form order at the Midsummer examination, is rewarded
DEAR SIR,—Would it not be a beneficial thing if there were
nets” given on the XI ? I have often been up on fag-day mornings and afternoons and have seen about four nets up with about a dozen fellows practising at them. I have noticed that very little real practice goes on at Honse nets whereas fellows would take pains at net on the XI. Hoping this will meet with notice,
To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIR, -Why should there not be school bathing on Sundays between 12.40 and dinner ? The bathing at 7.55 is not disorderly, why should it be so after middle chapel ? I am sure a dip after the fatigues of chapel would be very acceptable. Hoping this suggestion will be acted on,
To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIR,—The letter of L. T. Racquet in your first issue of this term does not appear ot have bad much effect on the “obdurate minds of the cricket authorities.” Surely it is not fair to restrict Lawn-Tennis to 3 hours a week. Of course cricketers say that Tennis would draw fellows away from cricket, if it was allowed to be played at all times. But I do not believe it would. At other Public Schools Tennis is played without doing any injury to cricket. At present I do not see how it could be played in the afternoon, because almost every inch of the ground in the field is monopolized by cricket; but what reason can be there against Tennis being played on Fag-day mornings from 12 to 1.30 ? Anyhow it ought to have as fair a chance as Fives or Racquets. Then again many fellows are absolutely unable to play on half-holiday evenings, and it is very hard that they should be deprived of the game because of a foolish prejudice some people have ; and supposing that Lawn-Tennis did make cricket lose popularity, it would only prove that it was the better game and more worthy to be played. I hope the Captain of the XI next year will seriously reconsider this grievance. Apologising for the inordinate length of this letter,
I am, yours, etc.,
Δίκη. . To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIB,-In answer to your correspondent in the last Marlbarian concerning the House Gymnasium Challenge Cup, I may refer him to the previous captain's letter (H. T. Keeling) in No. 301, Dec. 17, 1883, which I will request him first to answer before he makes any further statements. I am, yours, etc.,
To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIR,– I have been reading the correspondence in the Marlburian between “A Sister,” Canon Bell and “The Aunt” re Blacking and other matters. I am not going to enter into the controversy. I merely wish to say, as a contemporary of the Canon's, that “The Aunt's” remark that “Mr. Bell was not a football player" rather startled me. Why, Sir, he was the first captain of the Twenty. He won the Bull Cap and I think introduced the system of football as now worked. If “The Aunt” would read some of the back numbers of the Marlbarian she would find that anyhow he knew how to drop goals occasionally, and that in one match, Sixth v. School, he was immortalised in the following lines for one of the longest drops perhaps, at M.C.:
“For with drop of wondrous vigour
HOUSE GROUNDS-FIRST TIES.
Gould's v. LITTLEFIELD. Gould's went in first and made 48. Grylls with 13 was the only one who reached double figures. Palmer bowled most successfully, taking five wickets for 9 runs.
Littlefield's first innings closed for 51. Evans (11), and Radley (24) being the chief con. tributors. Gould's bowling was not at all good and the score would bave been much larger if Gilmore's had given it the punishment it deserved. Gould's were more successful in their second attempt, scoring 129. Coke played steadily for 12; Dawson-Thomas and Barnes hit well for 33 and 31 respectively. Padwick took four wickets. la Littlefield's second innings Padwick bit freely for 17, but after he was out the wickets fell rapidly and the indings closed for 50, Barnes taking six wickets and DawsonThomas three. Gould's were thus victorious by 76
PRESHUTE V. BAKER's. Preshute won the toss and made 97. The wickets fell fast, and eight wickets were down for 50. The ninth wicket then put on 15 runs, and the last two men made an unexpected stand until Harington was well caught at point for a dozen, Cairnes being left not out 31. DeWinton took four wickets for 18 and might have bowled more. Baker's then went in and lost four wickets for 22. The next day Baker's innings closed very soon for 56. Belk and Lewis got the last five wickets very quickly. For Baker's, De Winton (18), Davies (15), Cooper (12) were the only double figures. Preshute then went in and were all disposed of for 51 ; Batty took five wickets for 13, and G. P. Chappel three for 11. Martin (21), and Taylor (15) were the only double figures.
Baker's then had 93 to win. The wickets fell fast until H. R. Chappel and Milnes got together at the fall of the seventh wicket but the former was caught at short leg for 22, and the innings closed soon after for 70, Milnes having played carefully for eight; thus Preshute won by 22. Lewis got most of the wickets. Better fielding on the part of Baker's at the end of the first innings might have made the result different.
HORNER’S (CROSS ARROWS) v. HART-SMITH'S
(MITRE). Horner's won the toss and put their opponents in. Harvey and Fisher made a good start, taking the