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and sent Fox and Evans to the wickets against the bowling of Brune (the Cambridge bowler) and Davies. So well did these gentlemen 'trundle’ that they were never changed the whole innings. Filgate played a very good innings of 24, when an undeniable breakback' proved too much. Reid got a 'happy' 12; no one else made the least resistance. The last five wickets fell for eight runs-a fact which needs no comment. We much regret that Wise was not at all well, and unable to play the first day. Things looked dark for us, but it only served to put our bowler' on his rhettle. Fulton ought to have secured Fuller (an old Cheltonian) in the slips off Fox before he scored : his dozen were well got. At this time Brice bowled splendidly, wicket after wicket falling to him. A ‘Yorker' proved too much for Cuppage. Nine men out for 41.
Things were bright now, however. Mr. Fox came to the rescue, and scored 29 before our fellows knew what they were about. The ball was sent to all parts of the field with laudable impartiality. At 72, Brice bowled Mr. Grey, and finished the innings. Mr. F. R. Price kindly fielded in Wise's place.' We must not omit to mention a catch by Watts, at short slip: it was a very quick right-handed one; the certain air' with which it was done, caused much amusement.
Two hours more to play. Evans and Fox again started, but at 21 Fox was caught at cover slip. Filgate now joined Evans, who was hitting away merrily; at 42, however, he put one into short leg's hands. Evans made some good hits in his score. sorry to have to complain again of Evans' laziness and carelessness of running, both when in and also while fielding. Chandler supplied the vacancy, and a rare time of it the Richmond Eleven had. Filgate gave an easy chance to 'mid off' before he had made 10; however, Mr. Noble refused to have anything at all to do with it. After this he never gave the ghost of a chance till he had scored 60. A ball of Davies' 'popped' straight up off the thumb, and was caught by wicket-keep. His innings was a brilliant display of hitting, more especially to square leg. He was much cheered by friends and foes alike. Reid now faced Chandler, and there they remained till time was called.
Next morning about 12 the game was continued. Chandler was soon bowled off his legs, having only added one to his precious V score. He played very well indeed, occasionally making some fine drives. Brice was caught at long leg, and made way for Wise. 13 was his contribution-a well payed innings; he also was bowled off his pads. Strachan and Fulton fell victims to the slows very simply. Wade and Reid gave life to the game, hitting about
merrily. At 278, Reid was bowled by a fine break-back from Brune, having scored a very good 81: it was not quite without chances, but it was a very fine innings; and included some good drives and leg hits. Wade soon knocked up his score by some fine hits. He was twice badly missed; his hitting appeared to us rather rash at times.
Thus the innings closed, leaving Richmond 298 to win. Brice led off with five maidens and two wickets, one of which fell to a nicely judged catch at mid-off by Strachan. Neither Fox nor Chandler were in bowling form. so Filgate was tried, and in three overs got their wickets. They did not seem to understand him at all. There was not much to note in the innings. Brune played well for his runs. Walsh hit about him merrily, but was twice missed in long field by Evans, an unpardonable thing. Wade and Reid between them ran Walsh out very neatly. Reid took the wickets well, but our fielding was not at all what it ought to have been. So we won this match by 218 runs.
5 60 41 81
2nd Innings. J. Evans, b Davies
5 c subst., b Fox H. Fox, b Davies
2 c Orey, b Fox C. R. Filgate, b Brune
24 c Cuppage, b Davies A. Chandler, b Davies
8 b Brune J. J. Reid, c Fuller, b Brune
12 b Brune E. A. Brice, b Davies..
6 c Fox, b Brune J. Wade, st Cuppage, b Brune..
b Davies.. O. Strachan, b Brune..
3 b Walsh .. F. Fulton, not out
5 b Walsh .. E. H. Watts, b Brune
not out T. Wise, absent
b Davies Byes
2 Byes Leg byes
7 Leg byes
43 5 o
The next, and the last, of our London matches was against Upper Tooting, on Wednesday, July 1st. Brice won the toss, and sent Watts and Evans to the wickets. The ground was in perfect order, and long scores were expected. Evans was soon caught by long stop off his arm--a difficult thing for the umpire to judge. Filgate joined Watts and the play was very good. At 42, however, Filgate was clean bowled by Pauncefote for a good 14. Watts ran himself out badly after a very well played 31. Chandler played well for his runs, and Wise and Strachan did their best to make a good show, but their efforts were not seconded. 129 appeared a very small total on such good wickets. At first things went very well for us, four good wickets down for 45, Pauncefote and Baggallay being clean bowled by Brice. Greenfield now came to the rescue, and by some very brilliant hitting soon knocked up 48. He was missed very early in his innings by short leg (Fox) and again at the wicket. Filgate also once hit the wicket without removing the bail. Brice now bowled in fine form and soon disposed of the next three wickets. One more to fall and 4 runs to tiem anybody's match-great excitement. Lucas had one or two squeaks from Brice, but, recovering confidence, got a nice cut which made 130. Runs now came fast, our fielding being slack. At 147 Brice bowled the last man for 14. Congreve and Green played well. Brice and Fox started on second innings, but Brice, caught at the wickets, soon made way for Filgate. There was now a brilliant display of hitting, Filgate's square leg hits being splendid, and Fox's off drives almost rivalling them. At 73 Filgate was bowled off his foot for a faultless 37, Fox bringing out his bat for a very good 33. Time was called, Thus this match was left in a very undecided state. Baggallay's wicket-keeping must not be overlooked; no less than four of our wickets fell to his vigilance. Thus ended a very pleasant week's cricket in London. On the
over 200 runs.
'whole we cannot complain of the results; Filgate fully bore out the opinion formed of his batting powers—in his six innings he scored
The confidence we placed in Brice as our bowler has been fully sustained. Chandler and Reid also have ably done their share. Fox has done well with the bat, though he has not been so successful as usual in bowling. Wise, the new captain, played very steadily all through. In conclusion we must congratulate Brice most heartily on the success of his captaincy; we hope he will often be seen on the College ground bowling in his 1868 form,- we will promise him a cordial greeting on every occasion. In leaving us he takes with him the most sincere good wishes of all his school fellow's. As our Captain and as a Prefect he has set an example which, we trust, will be followed.
CHELTENHAM COLLEGE v. FLY-BY-NIGHTS.
On the 2nd and 3rd of June Mr. F. R. Price brought a 'Flyby-Night' team against us. Last year, it will be remembered that we suffered much disaster from the ‘Nightly Wanderers.' This time, however, we turned the tables so completely that not a vestige of that defeat is now visible. Mr. Price was unable to get together such a team as he had expected, and he was thrown over at the last by many good men, on whom he had relied. Several notable things occurred in this match: Filgate's 181 (as faultless an exhibition as can well be imagined). This is the highest score ever yet obtained on this ground. It is curious that in this match last year J. J. Sewell got 156 n.0.- the highest score up to that time having been 155, by F. Baker, closely followed by F. R. Price's 154. In Strachan's 20 there was a 10, 6, and single. The 10 was composed of a drive for 5 and an overthrow. This, we believe, is the only 10 ever got here. Mr. A. H. Leigh hit a clean 8 in the
year 1855. Bramwell, Wise, Fox, and Evans showed first-rate cricket. The 'F.B. N.' fielding was remarkably good. No demoralization. C. V. Eccles, Grey, and Wyatt's catches were very fine ones. We were delighted to welcome our late Captain (Abbott), and heartily congratulate him not only on his runs, but on the form in which he secured others. He had not touched a bat since he got 72 not out for us last June, against Marylebone, at London. Mr. Hemming played very well for his runs. Very nearly 800 runs were scored for 23 wickets-an average of nearly 35 a wicket. Moral to be learnt from this match by every Captain : Choose three good bowlers first.'