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To the Editor of the" USK…


To the Editor of the" USK OUSEEVER." Sir,—In your last impression there aimeared an account of a cricket ihateh played at Usk, on the 22nd inst., between the ITsk sad Magor elubs, which account was of so unusual a character, that, ItS a member of the latter club, I thiuk it ou^ht not to pass unnoticed. It was there stated that the match was played under protest (such was the case) because the Mia"or club bad broken one of its conditions, viz.: li that th«v were not to bring players from any towns." Now, in the first place it was explained both in the field and at the dinner that it the above condition had been made it had escaped the notice of our secretary secondly, that several of our members resided iu or neur the towns of Newport and Chepstow—thirdlv that as it vrouid be impossible to get up an eleven exclusive of such members, (he match would have been declined ani that « captain in choosing an eleven to play a town club, in all proba- bility superior to his Qivn, should exclude all his best men is manifestly absurd. With regard to the Usk eleven, the fact soon came out that at least three of their best players were not. members of the Usk club whereas there was only one of our players who had not been bona fide members of the Magor Cricket Club since its COllW¿e¡lcel))¡>7!t, last season. Now, Sir, under the,e circumstances, I venture to think there was no occasion for the protest made by the Uök gentlemen, and that, besides being an almost unheard of proceeding, it was certainly very far from reflecting credit on them. Of course, having gone to Usk with a view to having a good game of cricket, rather than spend time in useless argument, which would perchance have marred the pleasure of the day, our players quietly pocketed the unlooked-for protest, and the result was, that the worst fears of our opponents were realiz8d, for they were soundly licked." I am, Sir, yours very obediently, A MEMBER OF THE MAGOR CRICKET CLTB. Magor, 30th August, ISGj.

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