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

Three Teams Fielded — Cricket Club in Strong Position

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Three Teams Fielded

Cricket Club in Strong Position

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.

Second XI

Henry Moore's boys are doing very well in Second Grade. They are second in the Competition, and have high chances of winning it. Apart from a loss with a weakened team to Hospital and a draw with Institute-St. Pats, they can show a record of good wins.

Bowling is the weak point, and some of the younger members could learn much from Harry Bailey in the field. A big loss recently, was Olsen, a man who could be depended on to get wickets Saturday after Saturday. Mullins is still too erratic, but Henry Moore is serving up the wily agate as of yore. Skipper Moore's policy is to give the younger members of the side every possible chance with the bat, and those to show up well include Loveridge, C. Gajadhar, Vance, Olson and Berry. Bailey and Moore can get them too.

Third XI

Laurie Berg is now in charge of this keen team, and is showing real form with the bat himself. Others who usually get a few include Bowie, Darnells. West; and for bowling there is Watson, McWilliams and Bowie. This side is at a disadvantage in having fluid personnel. It is a happy team, which enjoys its cricket even if only moderately successful.

On Anniversary Day a couple of University teams had a most enjoyable day's cricket on Kelburn Park, with Springer, Wilson, Moore, Wilde and Berg doing well in their own respective departments.

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