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r CRICKET CHAT. I [BY "THE TYKE. "] Ledbury second eleven were at home to Eastuor on Saturday, when the visitors, with a strong side out, Lriumphed by 50 runs. Ledbury had first knock, but made a dis- astrous start against the bowling of Court and Winter. H Smith and Corbett were the opening pair of batsmen, and the former after scoring five, was caught at cover-point off Court, who two runs later bowled Corbett. At 18 Jim Smith was lbw to the same bowler, and with the score unaltered, Clarke, who had hit two 4's and a 3, was caught at cover-point off Winter. With Guy Smith and Brown associated a useful stand was made, the former batsman doing nearly all the scoring, getting a four and two (j's by drives off Court. At 39 Brown departed, caught deep on the leg side. Guy Smith could get no one to stay with him for long after this, and the venture closed for 66, of which the skipper was responsible for 26 not out. Winter bowled as well as I remember to have seen him bowl. He did not send the ball down so fast as usual, but made the ball turn just that little to beat the bat. Although he only, secured three wickets, he bowled at one end all the time, and always had the batsmen playing. They could never score from him easily. Court secured four wickets, though he was somewhat expensive, and Phillips had three. Maddox and Court were the first pair of batsmen to do duty for Eastnor, and in the first over Maddox had a life, as he placed a ball from young Williams to fequare leg, but the chance was dropped to the exasperation of the fielder. Jim Smith bowled at the other end, and with the last ball of his first over bowled Court with a fast, straight ball which obviously deceived the batsman. C R Rowden succeeded him, and the batsmen gained the upper hand for a time, but at 46 Maddox hit a full toss hard back to Jim Smith, and retired with 19 to his credit. Phillips soon got going, but was bowled at 68 with a fine specimen of the "googlie" for 12. At 77 Rowden got his leg in front of a straight one from Jim Smith. The young batsman bad made 32 by good, stylish cricket, and he hit five 4's and four 2's. Harry Smith had relinquished the pads and gloves and taken up the attack at the pavilion end, and at 77 he had Crookes lbw. The only stand of note after this was by Winter (14) and Mullins (18), and the venture closed for 116, 50 runs ahead. Jim Smith bowled really weU for his 8 wickets for 59 runs, while Harry Smith had the other two wickets for 14 runs in nine overs, and gave another taste of his all-round ability on the cricket field. The ground fielding of the younger members of the Ledbury side left a good deal to be desired, in strong contrast to Eastnor, who missed nothing. ♦ Several of Ledbury's first eleven players were doing duty for Herefordshire Gentle- men against Worcester Gentlemen at Wor- cester on Friday and Saturday. T H Hayes, L P Hoult, F A James and W Williams were all in the visiting county eleven. Hayes made 4 and 0, Hoult 9 and 27, James 0 and 12, and Williams 8, while the Rev A E Green-Price compiled a brilliant 91 and 48 (not out), and C L Blew, of Red marley, 22 (not out) and 16. James took 6 wickets in the first innings and 3 in the second, and Hoult bad 1 in the first innings. The match was drawn, Herefordshire scoring 315 and 184 for 9 (declared), and Worcestershire 358 and 131 for 7. ★ Grice-Hutchinson, of the Upton team, was at it again on Saturday. He followed up his 60 not out against Ledbury with a score of 72 on Saturday against Worcester Railway. He scored his runs in about 20 minutes, and hit four 6's and eight 4's. Colwall entertained Barbourne on the Recreation ground, on Saturday last, when a most extraordinary afternoon's cricket was witnessed, as during the afternoon no less than 464 runs were scored. Two records were made for the ground, one the highest aggregate, and the other was the highest individual score ever made, the latter dis- tinction falling to A S Dagger, who, during his stay at the wickets compiled the huge score of 205. The previous best, I believe, was made some years by Douglas Smith, when playing for Colwall, and his score was 143. R C B Cave also scored 132, but Saturday's display has far eclipsed.all pre- vious performances. Dagger, who is a brilliant all-round cricketer, has done some good things for Colwall since he has been connected with the clu b, but of course his performance on Saturday will doubtless stand as a record for some time to come. Previous to his fine innings he performed a brilliant feat with the ball, his wily deliveries completely deceiving the Barbourne bats- men and he secured no less than 9 wickets for 23 runs. This dual success will probably never be eclipsed or equalled in Colwall cricket. The visitors on winning the toss took first innings, but from the starlrthey fared badly, none of the batsmen being at home with the deliveries of Dagger, and in just over an hour they were dismissed for the meagre score of 60, which considering-the excellence of the wicket was a poor score. Only one of the batsmen seached double figures, Dagger, aa stated, securing nine wickets. Colwall commenced with E Brookes and H Powell. The former was soon dismissed and Spills- bury filling the vacancy, the two young players at once commenced to hit out in fine style. The pair took the score to 60, thus equalling their opponent's score for 2 wickets. Dagger followed and again some good cricket was seen and the score rose rapidly, both batsmen hittieg out merrily and the score reaching 111 before Powell was bowled for a fine innings of 59. ♦ Dagger continued to bat finely, scoring freely all round the wicket. G B Saunderson proved a useful partner and runs came at a good pace until the latter was caught for 30. Two more wickets fell soon after and tJlen B L Mitford partnered Dagger, who com- pleted his century, a feat for which he was accorded an ovation. The fielders were now having a gruelling time, boundary after boundary being scored, and numerous bowling changes were tried, but met with no success. The score rose rapidly, and Dagger was now within sight of his second century. He still continued to play excellent cricket, and with Mitford also being aggressive he reached the half-century. At length Dagger reached his second hundred with a boundary, and on compiling this remarkable feat he was warmly congratulated. Just after, however, his brilliant innings closed for 205, which included thirty-one 4's and two 6' Although he gave one or two chances, his batting was briHiant, and he waa accorded a splendid ovation on returning to. the pavillion. B L Mitford carried out his bat for 63, the pair having put on 184 runs for the eighth wicket, and when time was called the score was 404 for 8.





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