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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 9 August 12, 1955

Men's Indoor Basketball

Men's Indoor Basketball

The members of the team are as follows:—
  • R. Salt, Captain (Forward), Hawke's Bay 1951-52, VUC Blue 1953-54, NZU Blue 1954 NZU "A" 1953-54, Wellington 1954-55.
  • P. Darracott (Forward), Otago "B" 1952-53, NZU "B" 1952, Wellington "B" 1954, VUC Blue 1954. NZU "A" 1954, NZ YMCA 1954, Wellington 1955.
  • J. Lewis (Centre), Wairarapa 1950-53, NI "B" Grade 1951, Wellington "B" 1954, NZU "A" 1954, VUC Blue 1954, NZ YMCA 1954.

Vuc Men's Indoor B.B. Team 2

  • E. Wright (Guard), OU Blue 1954, Otago "B" 1954, NZU "A" 1954, Wellington 1955.
  • C. Hoy (Guard), Wellington 1955.
  • P. Doogue (Guard), NZU "B" 1954, Wellington B 1955.
  • J. McPhee.

Vuc Men's Indoor B.B. Team 3

The club is having a lot of trouble finding eight people to travel to Tournament and at present have only six certainties.

However, the team will field a very strong forward line with Salt, Darrocott and Lewis. Salt and Darrocott were members of the Wellington team which won the North Island Champs at Gisborne last month and both these players have been consistent scorers in the local competition. This combination, all NZU players last year, has shown when on form that they are the best attacking forward line in Wellington.

Another member of the NZU "A" team last year in E. Wright, formerly of Otago, ensures a sound defence and provides a valuable set shot when the team is faced with a tight zone defence.

Other guards include C. Hoy, a young player, who until injured a few weeks ago was improving consistently and it is hoped that he will return to form quickly when he resumes his place in the team. Both these guards have played for Wellington this season in provincial games.

P. Doogue will prove a valuable player from the "B" team being able to fill both the centre and guard positions and having gained experience at the North Island "B" Grade Champs, where he represented Wellington.

Unfortunately G. McDermott and J. Hamilton (of swimming fame), two promising "B" team players were not available. It is hoped that John McPhce, a guard with plenty of ability will be able to travel with the team.

If the members of the team play up to form Victoria should again win the Title. Two factors which the team will have to note if they are going to repeat last year's win are quick service from guards to forwards in fast breaking play and the ability to move the ball in order to break a tight defence.