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COLWALL v. LEDBURY. I

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CRICKET CHAT. I [BY THE TYKE. "] I Colwall and Ledbury met on the former's ground on Saturday, and the game ended in a draw, Colwall having one wicket to fall and requiring 51 runs to save them from defeat at the call of time. Ledbury, who were minus the services of their captain, C B Masefield, T H Hayes officiating, won the toss and took first knock, Hoult and Brown going in first, and facing Dagger and Spills- bury. With 20 on the board Hoult was bowled by Spillsbury, and Jim Smith suc- -ceeded him. The pair made a useful stand, and brought on a change of bowlers, which proved effec- tive, as at 56 Brown was bowled by Giles for 22. James was the next batsman and he soon set a merry tune, laying on the wood to good effect. At 92, however, after scoring 27 out of 36 for the third wicket, he was splendidly caught on the boundary by Sanderson, and made way for Harry Smith, who only scored a single before placing a ball from Giles in the safe hernds of Brookes at square leg. Hayes then joined Jim Smith, who had been batting stolidly, but at 115 the left-hander was cleverly taken by Spills- bury close in on the leg side. Smith had made 42, which proved to be top score of the match. Williams joined the acting captain, but it was his fate not to receive a single ball, and he was run out at 122. Guy Smith only made a single before Dagger bowled him, but with Clarke in another useful stand was made. Clarke was suffering from a sprain and could not bat with his wonted freedom, and moreover he had to have a runner soon after he went to the wickets. In company with Hayes, however, he made a useful stand, the wicket adding 26 runs before Haves was bowled by Meakin for a brisk 32, which included five 4's. Kendrick and Watts were soon dismissed by Spillsbury, and the venture closed for 159. Colwall opened their innings with Sander- son and Giles, and Williams and James were the bowlers. The batsmen made a very useful start and sent up the 50 by good cricket. Jim Smith and Hoult were requisitioned in the attack, and at 59 Giles was well taken from a running catch on the leg side by Kendrick off Jim Smith for a steady 23. At 74 Hoult bowled Sanderson for a fine 39, and James and Williams resuming the attack wickets fell fast, Meakin being the only other batsman to make a stand. With the score at 108 for 9 wickets stumps were drawn, and another over would probably have finished the match. Meakin made 2i. James had 3 wickets for 24, Williams 4 for 40, Jim Smith 1 for 16, and Hoult 1 for 21. Eastnor were visitors to West Malvern on Saturday, and a capital game resulted, in which Eastnor triumphed by 26 runs. Bat- ting first the Castle men made a bad start, losing Court at 2 and Crookes at 16, while Maddox departed at 33. This brought Phillips and Browning together, and the pair put on 35 runs. Phillips played a capital innings for 35, and Browning's 14 was a useful contribution. After this the bowlers got the upper hand for a time, but Butler and C Winter made a useful stand for the ninth wicket, which added 32 runs, of which number the younger player was responsible for 21. There was no further addition to the score, and Butler was left to carry out bis bat for 10. A F Evans secured 5 wicketij. A Evans* 3 and Cook 2. West Malvern made a better show with the bat than they usually do against Eastnor and replied with 101, 26 short of their opponents' total. lbev lost two wickets cheaply, but Wilson (28) and Austen (20) made a good stand for the third wicket, adding 47. Then McDonald (12 not out) and Fitzsimmons (12) put on 19 for the seventh wicket. Court and Winter bowled unchanged, the former being credited with 6 wickets for 45 runs and Winter 3 for 44.

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