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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 1 March 28, 1944

Cricket Club

Cricket Club

The cricket club this year has grown from two teams to five owing to the inclusion of three "Training College teams appearing in the local competitions under the club's name. Two played the second half of the season only but the other played the whole season in the second grade with moderate success.

The seniors spent the greater part of the season "fooling around." Potentially a strong batting team with steady bowlers they proved to be gloriously inconsistent except in fielding in which they were consistently shocking with about three individuals excepted. Considering this, the three most successful bowlers, Wilson, Stare and Brian, secured quite good figures for the season. The excellent work of Colquhoun as wicket-keeper was of course a great help. The team finished with a great burst by defeating Old Boys, Kilbirnie and Air Force, the first two being very strong teams. There were quite a string of batsmen with fair performances, finishing the season with not much between them on averages, but perhaps the best were de la Mare (33.25), Seator (24.2), Stringer (25.5), Wilson (23), Paetz (24.5), and Burnard (27.6). Gilbert Stringer, the captain, again played for the Wellington reps. In both games with fair success.

The second grade "A" team, like the seniors, were inconsistent, and also like the seniors were handicapped by the lack of good bowlers especially when Jack Stevens left. They had several good wins, however. The "B" team proved that despite being budding school teachers they knew nothing of the alphabet by twice helping Don Board to defeat the "A" team.