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ATHLETIC CHATTER.

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ATHLETIC CHATTER. The result of the match, St. Mary's Juniors v. Barry VillA. 2nds, played at Barry last Saturday week, was a draw, not a win for the Villa, as we stated in our last issue. After several weeks' absence, J. Vickery, captain of the Barry Y,M.C.A. C.C., will play against Dinas Powis 2nds next Saturday. Mr A. J, Abercrombie, of Barry Island, is pro- moting a walking contest open to grocers and assistants in South Wales for a silver cup, the walk to be done in heats or parties, such as Merthyr to Pontypridd party, Cardiff to Barry Island, Aberdare to Pontypridd, Newport to Cardiff. Pontypridd to Cardiff, and any other parties who can arrange a twelve mile's walk. First second and third in each batch to walk in the final from Cardiff to Barry Island and back en September 2. The heats will be walked on Wednesdays and Thursdays during June, July, and August. Any parties wishing to join should communicate with Mr Abercrombie. H. Ayre made a good stand at the wickets for Barry Island C.C. last Saturday against Barry Y.M.C.A., making 22 runs not out. Clive- road School C.C. would like to arrange fixtures with junior teams. Apply to the secretary, G. McLennan, 20, Red brink-Crescent, Barry Island. The loyal members of the Dinas Powis Cricket Club have been much encouraged by the promising form displayed by several young cricketers in the village in the last couple of matches. Although the club has not yet notched a win, signs of improvement were evident in the all-round display of the team at Whitchurch last Saturday. What the club is most in need of is two or three seasoned bastmen to give more stability to the batting. Percy Vivian has strengthened the club in every department. Perc is undoubtedly one of the best all-round men in the team. He bats in a steady and confident manner, bowls a puzzling ball which requires some watching, and is a capital fielder in any position. Above all he is a prime favourite with his fellow-players. D. Wakeford, one of the most promising young players in the club, won general praise at Whitchurch last Saturday by his superb batting. Young Wakeford possesses a few good strokes, which include a half-cut past cover point, a taking forward stroke, and is particularly strong on the leg-side. He was batting 40 minutes for 15 runs against Whitchurch, and will be a decided acquisition to the villagers. Another young player of much promise is J. Evans, who is fast developing into a first wicket man. His batting is extremely cautious, and plays well over the ball. He supplies a much needed want by wearing the edge off the bowling, which was lacking since the secession of Waters. W J. B. Smithson. who has played Rugger football for Cardiff and Newport, and also wielded the willow for several prominent clubs, including Whitchurch, and Cardiff 2nds, has promised to assist the club regularly after some practice. Smithson is a stylish and forcing bat, a capital field, and throws down a good ball. Vazie Simons, lately of the Pontypridd Cricket Club, through whose untiring efforts the club in that district owes much of its flourishing condition, has intimated his intention of donning the pads for Dinas Powis. The attack of the Dinas Powis club is still well- maintained. and the biggest need is efficient fielding. Much has been written lately about fielding that young and old cricketers ought to I tage the advice to heart. More matches are won by good fielding than anything, and there is nothing I more discouraging to a bowler than to see catches dropped and runs given away through indifferent fielding. Mr Arthur Manning, in his notes in the Evening JExpress last Saturday, wrote :âTonypandy on Tuesday held a meeting, and provided plenty of variety and was well patronised by local talent. In the flat events a young runner, in the person of J. O. Beddoe, of Newland-street, Barry Docks, did very well by winning the sprint and running second in the quarter. Beddoe is a comparative novice as yet, but he has caught my eye on more than one occasion by his game running. Properly looked after, he should improve a deal on his present form. Beddoe during the Whitsun holidays won no less than 422 in prizes at four meetings.

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