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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. f The inter-divisioual hockey irial season was brought to a conclusion on SatunUiy by the meeting of the Iidla!ld alld Snnfh ¡;! Xort,h- ampton and of the East and North at (. am- bridge. The former match, the first of the kind to lie played at Northampton, provided a sensation in the decisive victory of the South by 5 goals to 1. The Midlands were the fancied team. but the visitors displayed remarkable form both forward and in de- fence, and thoroughly deserved their hand- some victory. A great fa(.tor .;ii tii-lil* success was the brilliant play of the !c? wmg. Crutt- ?-sll and Stocks. The latter was moved up into that position vice Matthews, who was un- able to play, and gave a wonderful exhibition, scoring three splendid goals. e The Cambridge match produced an unusual number of goals, the East winning by 8 goals to 4, after a game In which both defences were rather outplayed by the forwards. The North defence, strong as it is, crumpled up before the fierce rushes of the brilliant East attack in the second half. At the University athletic sports at Oxford IOTI Saturday afternoon, much interest was taken in the meeting of the Oxford president, !A. N. S. Jackson (Malvern and Brasenose), and the American and Olympic runner, N. S. Taber (Rhode Island and St. John's), in the mile. The expectation of a magnificent race -was fully realised, Jpekson not getting in front until 100 yards from home, when he ppurted and won by iive yards, in the re- cord time for the track of 4min. 22 3-5see. A good performance was also made by the South African Freshman D. G. Rudd (Graharastown and Trinity), who won his Sieat in the quarter-mile in 50see., a time which has not been beaten at Oxford. A.other heat in the quarter-mile was won by C. F. Baldwyn (Bradfield and Pembroke'. iwhose time was 51 3-5sec. V. B. Havers (Rutger's College, New Jersey, and Christ Church) accomplished the fastest time in his heat in the 100 yards (10 l-5sec.), and also ran away with the hurdles, no one being able to extend him. Edward Wainwright, the fine Yorkshire cricketer, has been appointed coach to Shrewsbury School. It will be remembered that, pending the retirement of Schofield Haigh from the Yorkshire eleven, Wain- wright acted as coach at Winchester College last season. At a meeting of the Committee of the Wor- cestershire County Cricket Club at Worcester, on Saturday, Major Reddie was appointed secretary in succession to Mr. A. W. How, -who has been unwell for some time. Major Reddie, who lives at Powick, is the secretary 4of the Worcestershire Territorial Association. In their report the committee of the Sussex .cricket Club speak hopefully of the future, in oSpite of the fact that although last. sea- Man's workings show a profit on the club ac- count, the deficit standing against the club amounted to over £1.300. As a result of th yublic meeting in the pavilion at Brighton nearly £ 800 hs been promised, and the Jam Sahib of Nawanagar has cabled a promise of fnlbstantial support toward,s clearing off the loss on the n-ursery of £3.0(1. Weeks have been arranged at Horsham. Hastings. East- bourne, and Brighton. Owing to the bad weather during the Yorkshire match at Hastings, set apart for Vine's benefit, the -wh.ole of the profits of that match, which slightly exceeded £ 137. were voted by the committee to their famous professional, in- stead of his takint a percentage of the re- ceipts, as originally intended. The appointment of Major General Sir Douglas Haig to be chairman of the Hurling- bam Polo Committee is an event in the his- tory of the game. says the Globe. He is a polo player of nearly thirty years' experi- ence, first at Oxford, then in the 7th Hussars, and later in the 17th Lancers. General Haig "has had the notable experience of having played in the winning team of two regiments in the international tournament—the 7th Hussars in 1885-6 and in the 17th Lancers in 1903. Besides, he was in 1883 in the Oxford team that beat Cambridge at Hurlingham. He also played in the winning team of the 7th Hussars in the Indian inter-regimental. The official circular in connection with the Amateur Golf Championship has been issued by the Royal St. George's Club, Sandwich, Kent, over whose course the event takes place in May next. According to the number of entries the championship will begin, if necessary, on May 18th, otherwise on Tues- day, May 19th. The entrance fee, as usual, is one guinea, and entries must be made to the secretary of the Royal St. George's Club not later than Tuesday, May 12th. The draw -will be made on Wednesday, May 13th. The Lancashire Walking Club's annual handicap for the Lancashire Cup was held on Saturday afternoon over a thirteen and a-half miles course, starting and finishing at Fallow- field. The event attracted considerable in- terest, and a large crowd witnessed the finish of the race. R. Bridge, the English cham- pion, though finishing last,, returned the best time (2h. 3min. 40sec.), and won the cup for the second time. Three of the four teams playing at home in the fourth round of the Football Associa- tion Amateur Cup on Saturday were ousted from the competition. The feature of the games was the success of Tufnell Park over Dulwich. Hamlet. The Old Reptonians gained an easy victory at the expense of the Old Brightonians in the semi-final of the Arthur Dunn Cup. There were many extraordinary results in the League football matches on Saturday. For instance, Sunderland and Burnley were both beaten at home. Bradford City scoring a solitary goal victory over Sunderland and Preston North End being successful at Burnley. There was another unexpected re- isult at Blackburn, where Tottenham Hot- spur drew with the Rovers. Chelsea met -with a decisive defeat, the famous Aston Villa team scoring thrice at Stamford Bridge without response. No praise can be too great for the display of the Villa, declares, the Standard, and had the Cup-holders won by half a dozen goals the score would not hare flattered them. No fewer than four teams playing away from home gained the maximum points in the Second Division. The consistent play of the leaders, Notts County, ios one of the features of the season. They went to Bradford, and won easily by 3 goals to 0. Woolwich "Atsenal just got through by the odd goal of three against Blackpool; but, Clapton Orient I gained an easier victory over Hull City than [ was anticipated. Even Allowing for the lowly position Notts Forest hold in the table, I Fulham did well to draw at Nottingham. The leadership of the Southern League changed hands by reason of the fact that Crystal Palace were beaten by West Ham United, while Swindon obtained success at Norwich. Queen's Park Rangers gained a creditable victory at Southampton; and Mill- wall, by winning at Southend, established a record for them, inasmuch as they had never previously gained a goal or a Southern League point at Root's Hall. A remarkable game was seen at Hudders- field on Saturday, where the home Northern Union team defeated Swinton Park in the Northern Union Cup by 19 goals and 27 tries to 1 goal. Before half-time Huddersfield had scored 64 points to 2, and in the second half they did almost as well. After one of the most disappointing games played between the two countries Scotland and Wales drew in the Association Inter- national match at Celtic Park, Glasgow, on Saturday, neither side scoring. Most of the honours, such as they were, went to Walel. The football was, according to the critics, of the poorest quality imaginable, and for the amoa4 part devoid of interest.

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