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CURRENT SPORT. id* to The four first-class cricket matches unlinishedon f8 Saturday had all to be left drawn. That between "j Oxford and Cambridge at Lord's was characterised ™ by heavy scoring all through, and although the Dark Slues declared their second innings closed at 219 for -J' six wickets, there was at no time much prospect of a P definite result being arrived at. The closing "I stages, which were noteworthy for some excel- lent batting by Messrs. H. C. Pilkington, R. E. Foster, L. J. Moon, and J. Stanning, were* exceed- ingly well patronised, the weather holding fine until ai the finish. The full scores were, Oxford, 503 and s( 219 (declared); Cambridge, 392 and 186 for two. o At Scarborough, where Hirst scored a brilliant 155, 11 Yorkshire had much the better of a drawn game with f Notts, while at Manchester, Lancashire had the better 11 of the argument with Sussex, Mr. A. Eccles (63) *j playing a bright innings for the home county. Although Surrey declared at 522 for eight wickets, Cl against Leicestershire, at the Oval, the Midlanders creditably saved the game, scoring 270 in their second innings. Lockwood did not increase his overnight a score of 165. <:> w 0 The Royal Northern Yacht Club's annual regatta, 11 which was commenced on Saturday at Rothersay, 7 provided the most interesting sport of any of the Clyde 11 fixtures. There was a hard breeze from the north- west, and Khama, after a splendid display, won the big handicap easily from Caress and Brynhild. In 1 r, the race for Twenties, Senga beat Penitent by five minutes. n a Some very good racing was seen at the Royal f, Southampton Yacht Club's regatta on Saturday. In b the 36 feet class Sakuntala, the new Cowes boat, was first. Cuckoo won in the 20 feet class. Gadflly n the one-design-class, and Speedwell in the 18 feet class. The Reyal Corinthians had a race in two divisions from Port Victoria to Ramsgate. In the race for 0 boats exceeding ten tons Doreen won from Gull, P while Freya won the race for smaller craft. The Welsh Championships Lawn Tennis Meeting was concluded at Newport on Saturday with the d following results: Gentlemen's Open Singles (Welsh Championship): Final and championship round: S. H. Smith (holder) beat E. R. Allen (6—8, 9—7, fj—0, 7—5). Ladies' Open Singles (Welsh Cham- j' pior.ship): Final and championship round: Miss J1 Hill beat Miss Parr (5—7, 6—4, 6—2). Gentle- (■ men's Singles (Wales and Monmouth): Final round: F. H. Dauncey beat J. A. Jones (6-3, 6-1, 6-4). ° g The Kent County Championship Lawn Tennis ? meeting was concluded at the Manor Way, Black- 2 heath, on Saturday. Results: Gentlemen's Kent 1 County Championship: Final and championship P round F. W. Payne (holder) beat S. Rivers (6-2, fi 6—4, 5—7, 6—4. Ladies' Kent County Champion- ( ship: Championship round: Miss C. M. Wilson c (holder) beat Mrs. Waring (challenger) (6-2, &—4). In a golf match at Garden City, New York, on a Saturday, Walter Travis defeated Findlay Douglas ( by two up. The former thus secures the amateur cl championship for the United States. ti Mr. A. J. Robertson, Press Gallery (scratch), last year's Parliamentary Golf Handicap winner, beat w Mr. J. B. Hotham, House of Lords (handicap 9) at c the third meeting in the semi-final round of the Par- liamentary Handicap at Mitcham. Their two previous contest were halved. In the final of 36 ft holes, he will give five strokes in each 18 holes to 0 Mr. H. Seton Karr, M.P. (six). w J 0' R. H. Baker, the professional champion jumper of America, accomplished some extraordinary per- formances at Grimsby sports on Saturday. In the high iiirnp he cleared the wonderful height of 6ft. 7|in.—thus beating his own world's record by three-quarters of an inch. He also cleared 82ft. 9in. in six successive long jumps—thereby eclipsing his own previous world's best by 2ft. 4Jin. His last jump measured 16ft. 4in. The all-comers' competition for the M.C.C. gold challenge tennis racquets was brought to a conclusion at Lord's on Saturday, when J. B. Gribble beat A. W. Beauclerk in the final round by three sets to love, the score being 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. Gribble next plays Sir Edward Grey, Bart, M.P., the holder of the silver prize, and the winner will have the right to challenge Eustace H. Miles for the gold racquet. After Saturday's championship meeting at Stam- ford-bridge, the British Empire must (says the Dailv Chronicle) give best to the United States in the matter of short-distance running. If we still had a Bradley or a Downer at their best among our sprinters, and a Bredin or a Tindall among our quarter-milers, things might be different; but Americans are having their day, and we congratulate our cousins on their undoubted superiority, ard await the time, which must come, sooner or later, when more men of the class men- tioned !tbo\ e have been developed. It would, how- ever, have taken something more than a first-class man to have beaten Alvin Charles Kraenzlein on Saturday. His manner of clearing the obstacles is unique. There is nothing like the evidence of jump- ing which is prominent in other hurdlers; he literally runs over the hurdles, taking them in his stride. His time, 15 2-5sec., is world's record for a grass track. He has done 15 l-5sec. on cinders in i i America. Kraenzlein repeated his American performance of winning the long-jumping, as well as the hurdling championship. His 22ft. lO!in. was rather dis- appointing, but it should be remembered that a strong cross wind prevailed. Such a wind bothers jumpers even more than runners. Kraenzlein has done 24ft. 4?tin. M. W. Long, who secured the quarter-mile, is a splendidly built athlete. Under more favourable conditions he would have got very close to the British amateur record of 48|-sec. A. F. Duffy, Who won the 100 yards, looks anything but a champion sprinter. In build, he is the very opposite of Long, but re- markable smartness in getting off the mark and very quick strides enabled him to get home in lOsec., just as he had done in the United States championship. At hammer-throwing and high- jumping, J. J. Flanagan and J. K. Baxter, were, in their respective events, a class above their opponents. Baxter's style of jumping is grotesque but effective. If beaten in the sprints and field events, English athletes have the gratification of know- ing that in distance races they retain their supremacy The half-mile, mile, four miles, steeplechase, and walk were kept in the Old Country. A. E. Tysoe's perfect judgment enabled him to beat J. F. Cregan, of Princeton, by five yards in the final of the half; and in the other distance events the Americans were out- classed, although A. Grant, the United States cham- pion, managed to gain a place in the mile. The first of the Gentlemen and Players matches was commenced at Kennington Oval on Monday, and provided a feature in the brilliant batting of bit 'fi!°r- Professionals, who carried his bat through the innings, and at the close had scored a brilliant 153 out of 302. The Gentlemen on going in fared badly, as by the close of the first day's play four w.cke s had oeen secured for only 54 runs. At Worcester on Monday, the home county lost the toss, and Lancashire, in first/made 425 for the loss of seven wickets before the close of play. ryldesley batted in good style for a fine 142, whilst Mr. A. Eccles in two hours and 20 minutes compiled 86 not out. With C. B. Fry in their team, Sussex were at full strength at Sheffield on Monday. Batting first, Killiek and Ranjitsinhji displayed good form, but despite their efforts the Sussex total only reached 232. Yorkshire before nightfall had obtained 141 for three wickets, Wain- wright and Brown, sen., both failing. Against the Minor Counties, at Lord's, the M.C.C. recorded 412 runs in four and a-half hours, Captain Wynyard being top scorer with Some hard hitting by Mr. G. F. Vernon, old Middlesex amateur, and Mr. A. F. Somerset., caused 83 runs to be added in the quick time of 25 minutes. During the innings, Tomlin, of AorthumberUnd, wa8 no-balled for throwing. At Nottingham, the West Indians had a long day in the field on Monday, Notts subscribing 343 for four wickets. W. Gunn (161) and Iremonger (101) com- pletely mastered the Colonial bowling. Mr. N. P. Druce, the old Cantab, assisted his University against. Liverpool and District on Monday, and recorded a brilliant score of 124; the Light Blues having much the better of the day's play. The Players had on Tuesday evening obtained a icided advantage over the Gentlemen at Kenning- n Oval, as, at the close of play, with a wicket to .11, they were 340 runs on. On the Amateurs inings being resumed, the aide was out for 205, Dr. T. G. Grace being top scorer with 58. With a lead 97 on the first innings, the Players then scored 1: 13 for nine wickets, towards which Hayward com- led a brilliant 94. Playing for M.C.C. and Ground ;ainst Minor Counties, at Lord's, Mr. A. E. Stoddart w :ored on Tuesday 136 in the second innings. The n ounties were on Wednesday morning 464 runs be- t] ind, and had nine wickets to fall. Lancashire, ri iding 50 for their last three wickets to their overnight n :ore, brought their innings against Worcestershire S a Tuesday, at Worcester, to 475, A. Eccles obtain- 1< ig three figures for the first time this season. They t( ibseqtiently disposed of Worcestershire for 179, and v i tho follow-on had by Tuesday nightfall secured e: ve wickets for 92, the home county then requiring t< )4 to avert a single innings defeat. The Oxford tptain, R. E. Foster, completed his 1000 runs fot it ie season, and was top scorer for his side with 50 I orkshire did so well at Sheffield that they were VI ble to declare their first innings at 489 for nine r ickets. Ernest Smith (116), Hirst (71), and Rhodes w 79) batted in great style, and the latter pair dis- c lissed five Sussex batsmen for 25, leaving the 1 isitors 232 to get on Wednesday to avoid a single t, inings defeat. At Liverpool the Cantabs gained an t ght wickets victory over the local team. For the n light Blues Day scored 153, and Dowson in all took h 3 wickets for 172. For the Liverpool team Garnett t as top scorer with 97. The West Indians had t othing to look forward to on Wednesday but defeat ( t the hands of Notts, as, with only five wickets to g ill, they required on Tuesday evening 292 to avert e eing beaten in a single innings. 1

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