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CURRENT SPORT. Saturday was the busiest day thus far in the season in connection with cross-country athletics in the South of England. At Oxford, the Oxford University Hare and Hounds beat the Blackheath Harriers by 13 points—21 to 34-although the losers supplied, in W. Manning, the first man home. The Cambridge University Hare and Hounds took two teams to London, the first contingent beating the Ranelagh Harriers by 20 points-or 19 points to 39-and supplying the first man home in W. Winterbotham, of King's, while the second team defeated the South London Harriers' second team by three points-or 26 points to 29-the losers supplying the first man home in H. P. Jones. At Hampton, the local barriers held a five miles open steeplechase, in which J. T. White, of the, Promoting Club, was the winner (with 3min. start), beating J. Binks, Unity A.C. (30sec. start), by a yard or so, after an exciting race. J. H. Fellows, C. H. Crowley, and G. W. Bishop accomplished a fine ride, on a triplet bicycle, at the Crystal, Palace :track, on Saturday, when they rode 50 miles in the fresh record time of 2h. Omin. 39 3-5sec., beating Clarke, Litchfield, and Little's previous best, which was made at Herne-hill over four years ago by 44 1-5sec. Fellows, Crowley, and Bishop rode without the assistance of pace-makers, and started on level ground, whereas the previous holders started from the top of the banking and were paced throughout. In Saturday's ride 26k miles were covered in the first hour. A motor cycle meet- ing was held, in the presence of a large number of spectators, later in the day, when the following events were decided: Five Miles Handicap: C. Jarrott (scratch), 1; C. Sangster (scratch), 2; and A. McCormack (scratch), 3. Won by three lengths; time, 8min. 59sec. Ten Miles Handicap: C. Sangster (1-3rd mile start), 1; J. W. Stocks (1-3rd mile), 2; and C. J. Wridgway (scratch), 3. Won by a length. Time, 18min. 1 2-5see. It is doubtful if any hockey club has ever possessed a team as strong as that which is now doing duty for Teddington. On Saturday, the Bushey Park eleven J were again in their best form, and Surbiton were beaten by four clear goals. Blackheath are showing their best form just now, so that Oxford University did well to effect a draw. Ealing gave East Sheen a rather better game than was expected. The revival of county lacrosse (remarks a writer in the Daily Chronicle) in the South of England on Saturday resulted in two very even games being played, and these close contests will do much to in- crease the interest in future fixtures. The most san- guine supporters of Surrey did not expect them to get within a goal of the strong Middlesex team at Wimbledon-park, for four of the men originally chosen were unable to turn out. However, after Middlesex had held a two to none advantage at half- time, Surrey later on led, at five to four, and even- tually were only beaten by six to five. Equally close was the match at Blackheath between Kent and Essex, and again the result was something of a sur- prise, as the home team were rather favoured, pro- bably on the strong form of Catford this season. An even first half left the score at three all, and the victory of Essex was only gained by five goals to four. Such was the density of the fog over the Midlands and North of England, on Saturday, that of the nine Association football matches set for decision in the League Championship only four were played out, that is excluding the Derby and Sunderland fixture, abandoned in the second half of the game. But amid the many disappointments from the weather there stood out prominently one feature of success — the clever victory of that very skilful side, Sheffield United. The United's football has been consistently excellent this season,, and away from home they gave another demonstration of their prowess on Saturday by beating Preston North End by one goal to none. Their success may have been well expected, from the fact that Preston have fared pretty badly this year; but the North End occa- sionally develop some of their old form, and, in addition to this, they had the advantage of playing at home. However, Sheffield won. and their victory gives them a lead of four points over Aston Villa, the two clubs having played an equal number of matches. Details: Preston North End v. Sheffield United: United won by one goal to none. Liverpool v. Atlton Villa: Drawn, three goals all. Burnley v. New- castle United: Newcastle won by three goals to one. Glossop v. Notts County: Nothing scored game drawn. Sunderland v. Derby County Game aban- doned through fog. Thick fog necessitated the postponement of the following games: Stoke v. J Bury, Notts Forest v. Manchester City, West Brom- wich Albion v. Blackburn Rovers, and Wolverhamp- ton Wanderers v. Everton. j The one second division match, Middlesbrough v. Loughborough, had to be postponed owing to fog. The Southern League.—Southampton v. Brighton United. Southampton won by four to one. Swindon v. Sheppey U nited,-Swindon won by four to none. Bristol City v. Cowes.—Bristol won by five to none. The Association Cup (Qualifying Competition Fourth Round).—Fog interfered with several ties in the North. The results of those played to, a finish were Millwall beat Chatham, at Millwall, by three to none. Luton beat Wat ford, at Luton, by three to two. Chesham beat Richmond Association by three to one. Reading beatMarlow by two to one. Queen's Park Rangers beat Civil Service by three to none. New Brompton v. Thames Ironworks drawn. Bristol Rovers v. Portsmouth drawn. 13ediiiinster beat Bristol East by four to one. Crewe Alexandra y. Burslem Port Vale drawn. South Shore v. Southport Central drawn. Chesterfield beat. Ilimsiet by six to none. Chorley v. Darwen drawn. Willington Athletic beat Bishop Auckland by two to none. Stalybridge Rovers beat Stockport; County by two to none. The Glasgow Cup. (Final Tie).—Glasgow Rangers Y. ceitic.-Rangers won by one to none. Other Matches.—Corinthians v. Queen's Park: Corinthians won by two to one. Old Corinthians v. Oxford University drawn. Old Westminsters v. Cambridge University drawn. London Welsh beat London Caledonians by one to none. Tottenham Hotspur beat Bolton Wanderers by four to none. With their victory of three goals and a try to a try over Gloucestershire, on Saturday, Devonshire made their position as champions of the west country division at the Rugby game pretty socure, for they had already beaten Cornwall; while Somerset, whom they meet on the 9th of next month, are not rated very good this season. Saturday's match was decided at the County Ground, Bristol, and was witnessed by 5000 people. Devon beat their opponents both forward and behind, and their tries were nearly all the work of a well-developed attack. Gloucester's last match (against Somerset) is fixed for Saturday next at Bath. The Yorkshire and Lancashire match at Keighley, on Saturday, after being begun, was aban- doned,, in consequence of fog, early in the second half of the game, there being no score. Neither Yorkshire nor Lancashire has been beaten this season. Rugby Club Mr. telies.-OXford University heat Har- j lequins by four goals and two tries to none. Cam- bridge University v. Blackheath, drawn. London Scottish beat Richmond by seven tries to none. Ken- sington beat Old Leysians by one goal and five tries to one try. Marlborough Nomads beat Croydon by two goals and one try to one goal. R.I.E.C. beat Old Merchant Taylors by one goal and two tries to one try. St.. Thomas's Hospital beat Rosslyn Park by one goal and two tries to one try. Lennox beat St. Bartholomew's Hospital by three goals and one try to none. Newport, Mon., beat Coventry by three goals and seven tries to none. Swansea beat Cardiff by two goals and two tries to none. Guy's Hospital beat Bedford by two goals and three tries to one goal. Manchester beat Liverpool by one goal and four tries to two goals and one try. Park House beat London Irish by one goal and one try to nene. Northampton beat Castbford by five goals and four tries to one goal and one try. A good many fixtures were abandoned owing to the fag,



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