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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington Vol. 24, No. 6. 1961.

Sports Notes

Sports Notes

[... They were cast into darkness and there was much weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.]

Why. I don't know, but we got the Wooden Spoon again. Victoria was last in Defence Rifles, Yachting, Women's Athletics, Rowing, third in Cricket, Women's Outdoor Basketball and Swimming, with Men's Athletics, Water Polo and Tennis notching second place (all to Otago incidentally). No wins, notice.


The boys had a bad time and more than their fair share of bad luck. Two hours in water as cold as washes the Dunedin coastline would be enough for anyone, not to mention the odd breakage, so the yachting boys are excused.


The Victoria Cricket team, needless to say, was not the team that annexed the Wellington Senior Championship. They played well and hard, but despite their unfortunate declaration against Lincoln, were not an inspiring team to watch. The loss to Lincoln was indeed an epic one, and one which most people would not have foreseen at the beginning of the last innings, with Lincoln requiring something like 119 runs to win. The situation see-sawed until with two overs remaining, Lincoln were nine runs in arrears, with nine wickets down. The result is now common knowledge.