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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 1 March 12, 1941



The 1st XI has had any but a good season. The personnel has undergone frequent and most bewildering changes. However, there has been one compensation—the consistently good form of Peter Wilson throughout the season, which culminated in a splendid 156 against Wellington College Old Boys in the last game. He was our sole representative in the provincial matches, although he failed to reproduce the brilliancy of his club innings. In the first innings of the Auckland game he scored 32. A very solid 25 came at a critical time in the second innings of the Canterbury match at New Year, and did much towards allowing the later batsmen to force the pace near the end of the game.

Greig, now in military camp at Dannevirke, was developing into a very useful all-rounder, and his 51 and 6 for 109 against Karori in the first round was excellent.

Much interest has been taken in the appearance of Larkin, the ex-Taranaki representative. In his final half-century against Wellington College Old Boys in the first round he produced crisp, clean shots—cricket at its best.

Although no games have been won this season so far, sufficiently good form has been shown to make them interesting and enjoyable. The Wellington match was exciting and crammed full of interest. It marked the re-appearance of Blandford and Massey, and the 'keeper's two stumpings off the ex-New Zealand slow bowler were real gems.