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CRICKET CHAT. [BY THE TYKE. "] UP All Reports of Cricket Matches played on Saturday should be at our office not later than the Tuesday morning following or earlier If possible. Ledbury paid their anndal visit to Ross on Saturday, and, contrary to their usual experience, achieved a victory on the pretty Park ground. The wicket was on the soft side, and all against run-getting. Masefield won the toss and took Hayes in with him, being opposed by Montgomery and Howell as bowlers. With only 2 on the board Hayes cocked one up to jeffery in the slips, and at 5 James was bowled in an effort to drive Howell. Hoult was favoured with luck immediately on arrival, as Howell failed to hold a hot return, and Jeffery dropped him in the slips. At 18, however, he lost the skipper's company, that player being bowled by Howell for 8. ♦ Brown and Hoult were next in partner- ship, but-at 31 Hoult was caught at third man for 13, and at 39 Brown departed with 14 to his credit, well taken at square leg off Montgomery. Harry Smith was bowled by Montgomery in endeavouring to force a ball to leg, while Clarke failed at a straight one from Howell, and 7 wickets bad fallen for but 55 runs, when Williams snd Jim Smith became associated. This pair made a very useful stand, which proved to be the best of the day, and both batsmen showed dis- tinctly useful form. Runs, however, were never very easy to get, except when Banner relieved Montgomery for a couple of overs, and Williams showed his appreciation of the slow bowler's deliveries by bitting him for 12 in one over. Whitehouse relieved Howell, and Mont- gomery came on again, and at 99 Williams was well taken at the wicket for a valuable contribution of 28, scored out of 44 added for the eighth wicket. The last two wickets both fell at 107, leaving Jim Smith to carry out his bat for 23, his highest contribution for the first team this season. Montgomery bowled finely, a good deal better than his 3 wickets for 31 suggests. Whitehouse secured 3 for 9, and Howell had 4 for 40. After the tea interval Ross commenced their task with West and Banner, the bowlers being Williams and James. Banner played the first ball from Williams to leg for a single, but the same over saw the pro. beat I and bowl West. At the other end James sent down a maiden, and Williams in his next over bowled Jeffery, while James followed this up by bowling Banner with a beauty which sent the leg stump out of the ground. Montgomery filled the vacancy, but had a life off the first. ball sent down, being missed at the wicket. A" Monty went on to score a fine 30 this was an expensive error. Meanwhile, however, with only 7 on the board Williams bowled Thomas, the third man to depart without having opened the scoring. Montgomery and Bennett then became associated, and mad e a good stand, which brought on Jim Smith for James, but the left-hander proving expensive James <■ took up the attack again after a couple of overs. Williams, however, broke up the partnership by clean bowling Montgomery, who had scored 30 out of the 37 registered while he was at the wickets. Wilden filled the vacancy, but left at 51, caught in ihe slips off James, who followed up this success by bowling Whitehouse the next ball. In his next over Williams bowled Bennett (who had batted well for 15), and Howell with the two last balls of the over, but he was denied the opportunity of accom- plishing the hat trick, as James in his next over had Meredith caught at mid-ou. The total was but 53, leaving Ledbury the victors by 54 runs. James bowled remarkably well, sending down 10 overs, half of which were maidens, for 11 runs and 4 wickets. Williams sent down a couple more overs, and bad 6 wickets for 23 runs, which included a 6 by Montgomery. The pro hit the stumps each time. Jim Smith's two overs proved costly. Eastnor accomplished a really smart per- formance on Saturday, when they visited Tewkesbury A aud defeated them by the close margin of nine runs. Eastnor totalled 117 runs, thanks largely to Winter (33), Court (20), Mullins (15 not out) and Browning (11). Eastnor made none too good a start, as they lost 5 wickets for 51 runs, but then Winter a.nd Mullins came together and carried the score to within one of the century before Winter was sent back with 33 to his credit, which included four 4's, two ,a s and two 2's. The last four wickets fell very cheaply. Rishworth was Tewkesbury's best bowler with five wickets to his credit. Tewkesbury's total stopped short at 108. Like their opponents they made none too good a start, losing their first four wickets for 27 runs, but then Deavall and Ball became associated and put up a good stand, carrying the score to 71 before Deavall returned a ball to Winter and retired for 33. Bassett proved anothpr useful partner for Ball. but left at 2S for 10, and even then Tew kesbury had a chance, but Phillips and Winter finished off the innings for 108. Winter secured four wickets for 52, Court 3 for 34, and Phillips 3 for 20. Colwall met Worcester Royal Grammar School at Worcester un Saturday. The School batted first, but fared badly against the bowling f Dagger and Spilsbury, who got the School out for the poor total of 36. no one getting double figures. Colwall replied with 128 for S WicketLq, thanks to some good batting by Sanderson, Dagger and Meakin. Dagger again bowled well, taking six wickets for 16, and Spilsbury 4 for 12. Baker was the most successful bowler for the School, taking 6 wickets.