The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918
A Cricket Club has been formed in the 2nd L.H. Trng. Regt. 1461 Corporal C. E. Blockley, 7th L.H. Details, Hon. Secty., would be glad to hear from secretaries of other clubs that can arrange games.
A. I. F. Headquarters C. C. played eight matches last month and won five of them, the remainder being drawn games. The B. team, in their match against Army Audit Section C. C., scored 269 for eight wickets; their opponents made only 22. A feature of this match was the bowling of Hannam, 5 wickets for 5 runs, and Baker, 5 wickets for 7. The latter performed the hat trick. The scores in the A. team's match with the Y.M.C. A. were: Y.M. C.A., 172; A.I.F. H. Q., 5 wickets for 178.
On June 1st. a team of Australians and New Zealanders from D. M.C. Rest Camp journeyed to Cairo to meet a team from New Zealand Headquarters, the match resulting in a win for the Port Said team by two wickets and 20 runs. la the first innings H.Q. made 95 runs (Murley, not out, 42; Alley, 12), D.M.C. responding with 56. (Stewart, 17; Lieut. Lamb., II). In the second innings H.Q. made 63 (Alley, 25) and the Port Said team made up their deficiency in the first innings and passed this score at a cost of eight wickets.
A team representing the 3rd. L. H. Training Regt. visited Cairo recently to meet the A. I. F. Headquarters C. C. The match resulted in a win. for the home team by 7 runs. H.Q batted first, making 105 runs When the Moascar team had lost only 5 wickets for 82, the match looked a certainty for them, but the "tail failed to wag", the last five wickets producing only an additional 16 runs, making a total of 98.
A match was played between the Australians and New Zealanders in the Rest Camp on May 23rd. The N. Z. team batted first, malting 81, to which the Australians replied with 5 wickets for 160.