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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 3.

Steady Cricket

Steady Cricket.

The first eleven commenced its match against institute at the Basin on Saturday, March 16th. "Smad" was present, but the printing trouble prevented our report from reaching readers. Institute batted first and with 3 down for 13 and 5 for 49 our chests were puffed out, but Scott played delightful cricket for Institute whose total reached 226. Tricklebank, though obviously stale, bowled with great vim, while Harpur, Dean and Vietmeyer were steady. Vietmeyer appeared to us to be the best fieldsman on the day, while Blandford once again allowed no byes.

Blandford and Simpson opened with threequarters of an hour to play. Simpson raced his partner to double figures but Blandford connected cleanly in the semi darkness and square cut and pulled in brilliant style, running to 31 before time was called, after repeated appeals against the light. None for 52—a solid position.

Saturday, March 23rd. The not out men (blandford and Simpson) resumed 'Varsity's first innings and failed to add many runs to their previous score. The next three batsmen—Connell, Harpur and Stephenson, all helped the score along. Connell and Harpur both executed pretty scoring shots but were very lucky to stay the length of time they did at the wickets. The wicket was inclined to be bumpy and far too many players showed a tendency to nibble at a rising ball. Tricklebank. Jacobsen and Stevens all compiled useful scores and Tricklebank shaped better than the previous batsmen. Taken as a whole, the 'Varsity batting was unimpressive and the factors that gave them a first innings win were as much the mistakes of the opposition as their own good play.