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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1913

Victoria College v. Canterbury College

Victoria College v. Canterbury College.

Our annual game with Canterbury College was played on Hagley Park, Christchurch, on 21st and 22nd January. Canterbury College batted first, and made 261. Whether it was the result of our trip will never be known, but we failed badly in the first innings, the only ones to make any headway against the page 63 Canterbury bowlers being Howe (45) Caddick (31), and O'Shea (18), the total being 128. We followed on, and surprised even ourselves by making 322 for 7 wickets (innings declared closed); Broad batted splendidly for 134. The other chief scorers were howe (55), Dempsey (50), and Birch (48). In their second innings, Canterbury College made 91 for 1 wicket, and then stumps were drawn.

We took a reluctant farewell of our Christchurch hosts at the train, with lively feeling of gratitude to them for their splendid hospitality.