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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Senior XI

Senior XI

Badly beaten by Old Boys in the vacation game, the Seniors are now showing signs of getting down to real business.

In the Old Boys' game, Barber's century was the predominant factor in the team's defeat. The brunt of the attack fell upon Woolley, Wilson and Smyth, who divided the wickets, but the only batsmen to do any good were Wilson, Colquhoun and Lewis.

In the next game, Karori batted first on the easiest of wickets, and the "Varsity attack did well to limit their total to 236. The "Varsity openers failed badly, but Smith and Woolley settled down to a really good partnership, both getting fifties.

In spite of good knocks by Paetz and Colquhoun, the side missed by 34 runs.

Against Hutt, the 'Varsity team, though weakened by the absence of Paetz and Wilson, showed good strength. Batting first on a wicket that was a bit sporting, the side put on 297 runs. Smyth batted patiently for 88 in conditions unsuited to his style and both Blakely and Colquhoun showed rare aggression. On the second day, 17 Hutt wickets fell for 291 runs; 178 in their first strike and 155 for 8 down in their second. Nearly an eight-point win! The 'Varsity attack fell upon Woolley, Brian and Smyth. Great credit must go to these three bowlers who kept going with the minimum of rest. Apart from one or two lapses the fielding was first-rate.