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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939


The poor standard of fielding among University players was the subject of some adverse comment at the Annual General Meeting of the club last week. At least one loss by the seniors was directly attributable to this failing.

The report referred to the achievement of J. A. Ongley in playing for New Zealand against Sir Jullen Cahn's team and in making a century in his first Plunket Shield innings. T. A. Harpur had also played in the Wellington Plunket Shield team.

A strong effort is to be made this season to have better practice wickets provided on Kelburn Park. The question of engaging a coach is to have the attention of the committee, and special attention will be paid to fielding practice.

Arrangements are being made for the playing of one or two practice games against outside teams before the competition season begins. It is hoped to play one of these against a Horowhenua representative side at Levin.