The Spike or Victoria College Review June 1914
Victoria College v. Canterbury College
Victoria College v. Canterbury College.
We met Canterbury College on January 21st and 22nd on Wellington College ground, and after many weary years of trying, at last managed to defeat them.
Canterbury batted first, and scored 115 (Guiney 26, Gurnsey 29). Dempsey bowled well, taking seven wickets for 43, while Morton secured three for 16. In our first innings we made 306. Broad, the reliable (54), tired the Canterbury bowlers, one of whom, in desperation, bowled at him under-hand. Griffiths (62) batted well, and C. Joplin "whanged" lustily for 45. At- more (43) batted in his usual good style. Others scorers were Dempsey 23, Fanning 20, Martin 18.
Canterbury, in the second innings, made 287. Hollis (78) out-Broaded Broad for patience. Luttrell scored 51 very breezily, and Moore (55) and Smith (54) also batted well.
Requiring 97 runs to win, and having 45 minutes to get them in, we commenced our second innings. Griffiths (43) and Fanning (45) scored the runs, with ten minutes to spare, each hitting vigorously. V.C. accordingly won by nine wickets.