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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 4 March 29, 1939

A Cricketing Business

A Cricketing Business

Hard on the heels of Sir Julien Cohn's departure has come the news that New Zealand's finest all-round cricketer, H. G. Vivian, has accepted the magnate's offer of a business appointment in England and his invitation to play for his private cricket team.

It is not disputed that Sir Julien is a generous patron of cricket, but his actions leave one doubting the depth of his feeling for the real welfare of the game. Rather he gives one the impression of a business man with a hobby to which he applies the principles that won him success in the commercial world. In New Zealand, to the surprised disappointment of thousands, his interesting team, studded with names big in cricket, played so grimly and often so drably that one could not escape the conclusion that its owner was more concerned with preserving his reputation as a collector of skilful, unbeatable cricketers than of benefiting the game of cricket itself, which it was within his power to do.

Cricketers will probably regard the tour of New Zealand by Sir Julien Cahn's team with mixed feelings.