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fell to the sleight of hand of Browning immediately afterwards. Bett dismissed Webbe with a beautifal ball, and except Money and Cox, who played in their own styles for their runs, we did not notice much in our opponents' innings.
Browning kept wicket well but our fielding was not so smart as some times, though very steady. Bett was more on the spot than we have seen him at all this year, but Hayburst was loose.
We had 180 to win, and might have won quite easily as it seemed at one time. Meyrick-Jones went with Meyrick to the wickets and played a capital innings of 19, being bowled with an admirable ball from West. Meyrick and Kitcat played steadily when the latter fell for 16. Then Lazenby joined Meyrick and matters looked rosy for us. The adversaries' bowling, never strong, was of little avail against our defence. However, after slow play made slower by frequent delays for apparently trifling causes, the total was raised to 100.
Not loog after, Meyrick gratuitously allowed himself to be stumped for a first-rate innings of 42, which ought to have been enough to secure us victory. Lazenby followed him out; he played well and his cutting was noticeable, but he had several shaves of being bowled at the start. After this a rot set in. Rowell and Martyn showed some form, but what might have been a victory proved a defeat. However, the Eleven are to be congratulated in many ways on the performance.
H. LEAFS XI. West, c Martyn, b Bett
0 b Bett
0 A. C. Collier, c &b Hayburst... 11 c Meyrick, b Bett 25 J. R. Walker, b Meyrick-Jones 11 c Browning b Bett 8 H. Leaf, retired
45 b Robertson
12 A.J.Webbe,cM.Jones, b Lazenby 60 b Bett
32 Rev. W. B. Money, b Bett 12 b Robertson
14 W. Williams, c Ashfield, b Bett 21 st. Browning, b Mey.
2 Rev. S. Featherstone, not out 4 c Hayhurst, b Mey.
rick-Jones .......... 1 F. L. Cox, b Hayhurst 17 st. Browing, b Mey.
rick Jones F. W. Leaf, b Bett ........ 1
5 H. P. Kitcat, c Meyrick, b Bett 1 b Robertson
M.C.C.C. v. H. LEAFS XI. Weather favoured us for this match, of which unfortunately time has dimmed our recollection. Mr. Leaf won the togs and sent in West and Collier; West, of whose prowess quaint stories had been afloat in the School, was at once dispatched. After this came a little slow play, during which Walker and Collier were sent back. When Leaf and Webbe got together our bowling was mastered, both men playing splendidly; Webbe's cutting, and Leaf's driving and cutting being very noticeable. To mention every hit would be tedious, but thore was no lack of lusty smites. At last to our regret the sun proved too much for Mr. Leaf, and he retired for an admirable
Our troubles were not at an end, as Money took "a deal of shifting;" Lazenby, put on in despair, got rid of Webbe for one of the prettiest innings we have
Williams hit lustily for 21, and Cox was very lively, but the innings to our infinite satisfaction closed for 191. Our fielding was good mainly, and Bett had a good analysis.
Meyrick and Rowell went to the wickets; the latter was soon run out by a shot from the canvass. Kitcat joined his Captain, and made the stand of the innings. When they fell for 23 each nothing occurred at all noteworthy in our innings, unless it be a bit of Hayhurst, and the unusual success of Robertson. Our batting was very disappointing considering the wicket. The bowling of our ad. versaries was by no means strong, though very well managed.
With a considerable advantage Mr. Leaf sent the same pair to the wickets. West was dismissed first ball, but Collier made matters very lively for us. Hayhurst was changed for Meyrick-Jones, but the wicket was obtained by Bett from a smart catch at slip by Meyrick. Walker gave considerable trouble, but was sent back by a catch at the wicket; and Mr. Leaf, after showing us the way to cut, played on a ball from Robertson. Webbe however was very much on the spot, chiefly with grand cats in the slips and leg-hits. At this time there was a bad miss by Bett at cover, though the ball span, but Williams, the offender,
124 BOWLING ANALYSIS. 1st Innings.
2nd Innings. Orrs, Rns, Mds, Wkts. Ovrs. Rus. Mds. Wkts H. F. Hayhurst... 25 61 9 2 10 41 0 0 H. C. Bett
27 49 7 5 16 39 8 4 F. Meyrick-Jones 20 38 4 1 15 28 4 3 W. H. Robertson 17 18 8 0 8 11 1 3 C. E. Ashfield 6 7 1 1 0
0 F. Lazenby
3 11 3
M.C.C.C. L. 0. Meyrick, C
West, b Featherstone
23 st. Williams, b Money 42 W. J. Rowell, run out ...... 5 b West
8. A. P. Kitcat, b West 23 c F. W. Leaf, b West 16 F. Meyrick Jones, b Collier ob West
19 F. Lazenby, b Webbe
8 b West
33 C. E. Ashfield, l.b.w., b Webbe 2 b Money
0 A. Martyn, 1.b.w., b Walker 8 b West
19 H. C. Bett, c Webbe, b Money 8 b West
0 F. H. Browning, b West......... 7 not out
9 H. F. Hayhurst, not out......... 12 c Cox, b Money
0 W. H. Robertson, b Money 13 b West
157 1st Innings.
34 31 19 2 38 38 21 7
11 21 2 2 14 21 5 J. R. Walker...... 3 8 0
9 12 4 F. L. Cox
4 6 1 0 W. Williams
12 15 3
a Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India.
Priests—James S. Woodhouse, B.A. George Frederick
ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS, &c. Rev. W. W. Pulman, M.A., Rector of Westborough, Gran. tham.
Rev. J. S. Tyacke, M.A., Hon. Canon of Truro Cathedral.
Rev. W. H. Wilkinson, M.A., Curate of St. Mary's, Marl-
COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION.
A. J. Webbe ......
June 3rd, at High Wycombe, the Rev. George Henry
June 10th, at St. Mary's Beddington, Charles, son of the late Rev. Charles Duberly, Rector of Walsingham, Durham, to Anna Henrietta, daughter of late Henry Tutton, Esq., of Beddington, Surrey.
The King's Own Borderers-Lieut. C. L. Woolloombe, to be Adjutant.
The Yorkshire Regiment.-Captain Richard Phayre, to be Major.
Indian Army-Lieut.-Col. D. M. Strong, to be Colonel.
Bengal Staff Corps-Lieut.-Col. Henry Marsh Pratt, to be Colonel.
Bombay Staff Corps-Lieut. Charles Merewether Ducat, from the Suffolk Regt., to be Lieutenant.
Lieut. John Archibald H. Craufurd, from the Lancashire Fusiliers, to be Lieutenant.
3rd Battalion Liverpool Regt.--Lieut. Ernest Weldon, resigns his Commission.
4th Battalion West Yorkshire Regt.—Major Robert Graham Foster Pigott, 1st Battalion, to be adjutant.
The Queen has appointed Col. Edward Ridley Colbourne Bradford, C.S.I., Madras Staff Corps, agent to the Governer. General, Rajpootana and Chief Commissioner Aymere, to be
House Matches have been finished. In second ties,
Littlefield beat Way's
Ford's the bye
cup for the third year in succession.
The Liverpool match was not decided by the second day's play, as we stated in our last number.
The competition for the June Scholarships took place the week before last. We hear that the candidates for the Seniors were of more than usual merit.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Colonel Byron, who has lately given our cricket such patriotic support.
The collection on Sunday amounted to £16 16s.
We are requested by A. J. Burness, Esq., to print the following announcement :-The Marlborough Nomads' Sixth Annual Ball will be held at the
Kensington Town Hall, on Tuesday, June 30th next (the second day of the Oxford and Cambridge Cricket Match). Dancing will commence at 9 p.m. Prout's Band.
All Old Fellows who wish to play in either team of O.M's on July 3rd and 4th, should communicate with Rer. S. C. Voules, Ashley Rectory, Market Drayton, or L. O. Meyrick, the College, Marl. borough.
Owing to the increase of temperature, bathing has been very popular during the last fortnight.
WE beg to congratulate various members of the Sixth Form on successfully passing the ordeal of smalls.'
The sermon next Sunday, June 28th, is to be preached by Rev. C. J. Fletcher, Rector of Carfax, Oxford.
The resignation of the Bishop of Salisbury appears to be imminent.
His retirement will be a great loss to the diocese in general, and to ourselves in particular, as he is the President of our Council.
An interesting British Barrow has been lately opened at Ogbourne. Several members of Common Room and of the School took opportunities of witnessing the proceedings.
The Debating Society is extremely popular this term. On the last occasion, when a proposition was made to pass a vote of congratulation to Lord Salisbury and Sir S. Northcote, it was found necessary to adjourn to the Bradleian, as the accommodation in the Sixth Form class-room was insufficient. The arena was graced by the presence of several ladies.
We acknowledge with thanks the following contemporaries for June :
Pelican, Meteor, Alleynian (Dulwich), Shirburnian, Mill Hill Magazine, Bromsgrovian, Cheltoniun, Lily (Magdalen College School), Lawtonian (Oundle), Haileyburian, Uppingham School Magazine, East. bourne Cliftonian, Geelong Grammar School Quarterly, Durian, etc.
came in, but was soon disposed of. Evaps then appeared, and things began to look better for Littlefield, as 85 was up before Evans was bowled by Wilson after a very serviceable and well-played 29. Petrie followed, but did not stay long at the wickets. Hall then joined Lazenby for a short time, his place was then taken by Padwick, who soon fell a victim to Wilson, as had the two previous wickets. Lely then took his place, but had not been with Lazenby long before the latter was caught by Robertson after a capital innings of 58, played in very good form. Voss joined Lely, but was soon run out, and Beynon came in; Lely was bowled by Wilson and Radley joined Beynon, but was shortly disposed of by a brilliant catch by Chamberg.
Robertson and Lane went in first for Way's, but Lane soon fell to Padwick, Meyrick-Jones then joined Robertson and was bowled by Petrie after a rather too free innings of 14; H. C. Bett was the next to make any stand, the following three did not do much, Wilson played a careful not out 10, the last two were got rid of without much trouble.
Littlefield's second innings ended in a total collapse, chiefly owing to the deadly bowling of Bett, who took six wickets for nine runs, the highest scores being nine from Yeames and six from Radley, who made : short stand at the end with Hall.
Way's second innings was also not brilliant, the only two who reached double figures being T. C. Bett and Cunninghame, the latter playing a very plucky innings of 14 not out. The finish was very close ; three of the last five wickets fell to Lazenby for five runs.
58 b Robertson ......... 5 W. F. Brown, c and b Meyrick. Jones 7 b Robertson
3 W. Yeames, b Meyrick-Jones... 0 b Bett
9 R. G. Evans, b Wilson..... 29 cMeyrick-Jones, b Bett 5 C. R. Petrie, b Wilson... O cMeyrick-Jones, bBett 1 A. C. Hall, b Wilson
5 not out
2 E. D. Padwick, b Wilson......... 3 cMeyrick-Jones, bBett 0 G. P. Lely, b Wilson
5 c Lane, b Bett W. H. Voss, run out
0 c Meyrick-Jones, b
Robertson....... 0 H. L. Beynon, not out........ 7 b Bett ....... C. P. Radley, c Chambers, b Meyrick-Jones 2 run out
HOUSE MATCHES, 2ND TIES.
LITTLEFIELD V. Way's. This match was played on Lyne's end of the XI., resulting in a victory for Littlefield by five runs. Littlefield won the toss and elected to go in. Lazenby and Brown went in first. Brown soon succumbed, caught and bowled by Meyrick-Jones. Yeames then
35 WAY'S. W.H. Robertson, c Lely,b Petrie 7 b Petrie..... R. B. Lane, b Padwick
1 b Padwick....
7 F. Meyrick-Jones, b Petrie 14 c Brown, b Padwick... 0 G. L. Hildebrand, b Padwick... 3 c Padwick,b Lazenby 1 H.C. Bett, c. Yeames, b Radley 16 c Beynon, b Petrie ... 7
HOUSE MATCHES-SEMI-FINAL Tie.
FORD'S v. LITTLEFIELD.
Baker's were too strong for their opponents and won by 154 runs, although there were periods of the game when Preshute showed to advantage, as when Lubbock got rid of the two best batsmen on the other side in quick succession, and when Taylor and Elder played good cricket together The chief features in Baker's first innings were the rapid run-getting of Kitcat and Miles, and the good stand made by the four last men. On Preshute going in Miles and DeWinton, with the help of two good catches made by Prest and Reynolds, disposed of them for 61. Baker's second innings was in one way a repetition of the first, the middle men failing to make any stand, and the tail again doing good service. 200 was a hopeless task for the weaker XI, and the bowling was better than before, and so the end.
If there was nothing quite first class in the match, there was a good deal of promise in the fielding of G. Chappel, De Winton and Lubbock; in the bowling of Miles, De Wiuton, Lubbock and Belk; and in the batting of Kitcat, Prest, Coapc-Smith, Taylor, Lubbock, G. Chappel, Reynolds and Elder.
BAKER'S. 8. A. P. Kitcat, b Lubbock ... 40 b Harington ..... .... 26 E. H. Miles, c Lewis b Lubbock 23 c Pawle b Lewis, 7 S. B. Prest, b Lubbock .... 1 c Harington b Belk ... 22 R. F. C. DeWinton, c Cunningham, b Lewis 5 b Harington
0 D. E. Martin, c Belk, b Lubbock 0 b Belk
1 C. Ll. Davies, ht. wkt., b Belk 0 (sub) not out
0 H. R. Chappel, b Lewis
7 c Martin, b Harington 4 G. P. Chappel, b Lewis ......... 17 b Lubbock........ 22 S. H. Reynolds, c Lubbock, b Harington.........
24 c Taylor, b Harington 13 E. Cooper, b Harington 9 b Lubbock.......
9 A. J. C. Ross, not out
3 b Lubbock......... 12 Byes, &c.,
Byes, &c., 3
On the first innings this match proved most exciting, even to the extent of a tie, but in the end fortune declared in favour of Ford's, who gained a decisive victory. Littlefield won the went in and scored 78, to which four men contributed double-figure innings; of these Lazenby made a dashing 13, and Yeames' 17 was in every way steady and praiseworthy. The wickets were evenly divided, but Little, with the despised but fatal “lob,” had three wickets for 15 runs. A good catch by Tate and a smart piece of stumping by Browning deserve record. The most notable features of Ford's 1st innings were a brisk 14 by Ashfield, 13 by Browning (whose cutting was of the best) and a very valaable 26 by Lias, which contained some excellent leg-bits and was only terminated by the failure of the tail. Petrie took no less than eight wickets for some three runs apiece, a very notable performance. Littlefield in their second innings did not do valiantly. A somewbat treacherous wicket was quite in Ashfield's line and helped him to a phenomenal performance, eight wickets for eleven runs, which reminded the thoughtful spectator of Bere's performance last year. Ford's now required but 22 to win. Rowell unfortunately run out in the first innings-made no sigo, but Ashfield soon rattled up the required runs, and brought his house into the final tie.
LITTLEFIELD. F. Lazenky, b Ashfield
1 W. F. Brown, b Ashfield
6 b Ashfield
3 R. G. Evans, C F. Davie, b Ashfield...
12 c Browning, b Ashfield 0 W. Yeames, run out..
17 b Ashfield
0 C. R. Petrie, c Tate, b Little... 0 b Ashfield A. C. Hall, c Browning, b Nockolds 10 b Nockolds
1 H. L. Beynon, not out
10 b Ashfield .
5 E. D. Padwick, c Ashfield, b Nockolds
Ob Ashfield W.H. Voss, st. Browning, b Little 1
1 C. P. Radley, b Little....... c Rowell, b Ashfield... 2 A. P. Woolwright, run out...... 2 b Ashfield
Byes, 4; 1. byes, 3. 7 Byes, 2; 1. byes, 3. 5
118 PRESHUTE. W. J. Belk, c Reynolds, b De Winton
1 o Reynolds, b Miles... 0 A. N. Lubbock, b Miles
6 run out
5 H. Coape-Smith, b DeWinton 4 Miles
22 H. M. Lewis, b Miles ..... 3 o sub, b De Winton G. E. C. Martin, b Miles......... 0 c Martin, b DeWinton 5 F. P. 8. Taylor, c Reynolds b
De Winton ..... 26 retired
FORD'S. W. I. Rowell, run out
9 c Hall, b Brown F. H. Browning, b Petrie 13 C.E. Ashfield,c Yeames, b Petrie 14 not out J. F. Little, c Hall, b Petrie 0 not out H. D. Houseman, b Petrie...... 0 C. R. Lias, not out A. G. Nockolds, c & b Padwick 1 J. S. Risley, b Petrie
0 J. C. Tate, b Petrie.....,
3 R. T. Michell, b Petrie
0 E. C. Ferguson-Davie, b Petrie 0
Byes, 8; 1. byes, 3; wide, 1. 12 1. byes, 2.
If Kitcat had not just touched one which Brown. ing's deft hands captured things might have gone differently. But after him came the deluge; only Prest scored double figures, and some rashness was shown where only caution could have saved the day. So ended the House Matches of 1885, and the best side won.
32 F. H. Browning, b Miles.... 15 b de Winton
10 C. E. Ashfield, c Kitcat, b Miles 3 b Miles
1 J. F. W. Little, b Miles
9 c de Winton, b Chappel 22 H. de L. Houseman, c Cooper, b Kitcat.....
31 c Davies, b Miles...... 7 C. R. Lias, b Miles
6 c Kitcat, b Chappel... 2 A. G. Nockolds, c & b Miles 16 b Chappel. J. S. Risley, not out
2 b Chappel.... J. C. Tate, c Chappel, b Miles... 0 c Kitcat, b Miles...... 14 R. T. Michell, c Chappel, b de Winton Ob de Winton
3 E. C. Ferguson-Davie, c Ross, b Miles Ob Kitcat
0 B. 2, l.b. 3, w. 2
7. B. 8, w. 2, n.b. 1 ... 11
113 BAKER'S. S. A. P. Kitcat, c & b Ashfield 32 cBrowning, bNockolds 2 E. H. Miles, c Tate, b Nockolds 18 run out
5 b Nockolds
5 b Ashfield............... 3 D. E. Martin, b Ashfield......... 6 st. Browning, b Nock
6 C. Ll. Davies, b Ashfield
0 not out
2 E. Cooper, not out
9 A.J.C. Ross, c Little, b Nockolds 0 c Risley, b Ashfield... 0 B. 5, 1.b. 4, w. 1
10 B. 6, 1.b. 2.............. 8
COCK HOUSE MATCH. Ford's (MALTESE Cross) v. BAKER's (FLEUR-DE-LYS).
The antagonists in Cock House Match were fairly even in strength, though Ford's were on paper what the result proved them to be, rather the better of the two. Ford's won the toss and took innings. Whatever chance Baker's had was neutralised by their indifferent fielding, many runs being lost by slow throwing in, besides the actual chances that were missed ; Cooper and Reynolds, e.g., both missed catches given by Browning, and Miles missed running him out, Ross and Miles let balls through their legs, and Prest dropped an easy catch given by Nockolds. As these two batsmen scored a third of the runs for their side it was of no avail that Miles—who bowled steadily throughout-captured seven wickets and got rid of Ashfield and Little for small scores.
Houseman's 31 was a creditable performance. For Baker's, Kitcat and Miles made an excellent stand, putting on 50 before they were parted. As the total was only 97 it follows that they had but very poor support. Prest, with 21, made by some dashing play, got second score. Kitcat was missed by Nockolds not long before he got out, but otherwise played a good innings, punishing Little's lobs with severity. Ashfield was the mainstay of the bowling, well supported by Nockolds.
In Ford's second innings Ashfield's wicket, to the joy of the other side, again fell early. But Rowell stuck to his wicket like a limpet to a rock, and Browning and Little took to hitting fivers. This proved contagious, and Rowell actually opened his shoulders and hit one too, a very fine hit it was for him; he also judged the runs so well as to run up the score and demoralise the field considerably, so that when Tate had contributed his quota of 14 the total was 21 beyond the first essay, and Baker's bad 119 to get to win.
To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEAR SIR, -I submit that a Sister does not exceed her proper limit when she uses her sisterly influence to prevent a brother neglecting the ordinary refinements of civilized society. There is no objection to the father's old coats or the mother's old frocks at home. This may be unavoidable, but what is objected to is that the boys should come into the Hall on Prize Day with unwashed hands and unbrushed
It is not the blacking that is complained of, but the fact that the boots are not blacked at all the last day before the boys are sent home.
To the Editor of the Marlburian. Dear Sir,—This is prime, but by no means rare ; a letter from H. Bell in the Marlburian! I do indeed take an interest in my nephew's dress, and I hope he will have more respect for his sister than appears to have been the case in Mr. Bell's time. Would Mr. Bell like a Marlborough boy to walk into his drawing-room with his boots covered with Marlborough mud? Taking Mr. Bell to be slightly civilized, he would not like