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



One of the best batsmen the club possesses is Whiting of Training College. Equipped with sound defence, he watches the ball closely, and has an attractive array of strokes. A Wanganui representative, he compiled a confident 46 in his first game for the seniors a fortnight ago. For the seconds this season he has played some splendid innings.

Frank Parkin has been the batting mainstay of the seconds. He has scored 358 runs at an average of 29.75. with 84. 78 and 69 as his beat scores. Actually he has been the only really consistent batsman in the team. R. Edgley. J. Stevens. L. Sandford. and It. Burnard have all played useful innings on occasions without attaining the consistency that has marked Parkin's batting.

Smith shows promise both as an opening batsman and as a wicketkeeper. He is one of the quartette who have kept for the seniors in one match or more this season, the others being Harding. Blandford and Sheffield, F. Saxton and G. Craig, promoted from Junior B half way through the season, scored 53 and 41 respectively in the match with Hutt.

J. R. Stevens has been easily the most effective bowler, with 31 wickets. Used as a stock bowler, he has proved particularly useful in breaking up dangerous partnerships, With Just a little more luck, W. Drake would have taken nearer thirty than twenty wickets. There have been days when he has bowled with real venom and at times he has been the best bowler in the team. Greig. Edgley and Fitzgerald have all had some success with the ball, and the presence of Doug. Dean in the last two matches has lent much-needed variety to the attack. Greig may be a useful senior bowler next season, for he can keep a length at medium pace and has the added virtue of coming fast off the pitch.