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CURRENT SPORT. At Lord's Ground on Saturday, Middlesex'* lecond innings against Yorkshire was completed for 282, and the 53 wanted by the visitors to wii Were obtained at the cost of three wickets. York. Bhire thus gained their eighth consecutive victory in the county championship. At Leyton Essex Continued, on Saturday, their second inning- against Warwickshire, having all 10 wickets to fall and 248 runs to get to avoid an innings defeat. This was accomplished, and when play ceased Essex had obtained 354 with only four wickets down. Mr. McGahey carried out his bat for 130. Tne match thus ended in a draw. At Nottingham, Notts could only make 181 in then z, second innings against Sussex, and sustained their first defeat of the season, the Southerners being victorious, mainly owing to the fine batting Of Mr. Fry and the leg breaks" of Vine, by 156 tuns. At Bournemouth,Kent's secondinnings against Hampshire closed for 233. The home team were left with 131 to make to win, and accomplished the task at the cost of six wickets, thus securing a meritorious victory over the Hop County team. Leicestershire offered a resolute resistance to the Lancashire attack at Leicester and were not dis- posed of till their second innings' score had reached 326, including 123 by Coe. Lancashire won by 199 runs. At Cambridge, the second inn- ings of Surrey against the University was com- plet ed for 224. The University were left 308 in arrear, and, as they were all out for 193, they were beaten by 115. At Derby, the South Africans easily defeated Derbyshire on Saturday. They had an innings to play and 84 to get, and this number was obtained with only one wicket down. Shamrock I., sailing against Sybarita, Meteor, and Kariad at the Glasgow Exhibition Regatta on Saturday, was first across the line home on the second round, and thus won the prize of £125 offered in that respect. Kariad, to whom she allowed 47min. 40sec., finished 2min. 40sec. behind her, and took the X125 match prize of the Yacht Racing Association. At the Queen's Club on Saturday afternoon the series of tennis matches arranged for Peter Latham's benefit fund began with a game between the champion and an amateur." Latham gave the long odds of half 30, and, playing splendid tennis, won easily by three sets to love—6—4,6—1, and 6-4. Two polo matches were played at Hurlingham on Saturday. In the final tie of the handicap tournament, Mr. G. Hesseltine, Mr. J. Bellville, Lord Shrewsbury, and Mr. A. Stuart beat Mr. W. G. Mclvor, Captain Lambton, Captain L. C. D. Jenner, and Mr. U. O. Thynne after a fast game by five goals to one. Hurlingham and Ranelagh, who met on the previous Saturday at Barn Elms, where Ranelagh won by a goal, played their return match, and Hurlingham won by nine goals to four. The polo pony show was made up of six classes, which were well supported. Captain E. 1, D. Miller's stylish chestnut mare Matchbox, who won the championship at Ranelagh on the previous Saturday, carried off the honours in the cham- pion class, again beating Comte J. de Madre's charming grey mare Mademoiselle. In the class for heavy weight ponies Captain C. G. M. Adam was first with Cygnet, and the second prize went to Mr. John Watson with Second Hand. Mr. F. Freake's Sprightly was first in the light weight ponies, and Mr. Walter Jones's Syren secured the second. In the jumping classes Mr. Tresham Gilbey's The Count carried off the first honours for ponies under 14-2, while Niss Isabel Blyth's Boodles was first of the ponies over 14'2. Mr. A. de Les Casas won the chief honours in the class for park hacks with Hawkstone. Captain D. St. G. Daly, Mr. J. E. Peat, and Mr. W. Buck- master were the judges. There was a htrong polo programme at Rane- lagh on Saturday, the principal game in which was Old Harrovians v. Rarelagh. The sides were: Old Harrovians. Mr. J. Bill, Mr. W. J. Jones, Captain E. D. Miller, and the Hon. D. Majori- banks. Ranelagh Messrs. J. E. D. Ezra, E. Ezra, G. A. Miller, and C. D. Miller. The Old Harro- vians won by five to three. In the other matches 1st Life Guards beat Ranelagh by 10 goals to one, Ranelagh beat Stansted by nine goals to three, and Northerners beat St. N eots by six goals to one. On the Mortonhall Club's links, at Edinburgh, on Saturday, J. Braid, of Romford (the open champion); Harry Vardon, of Ganton; J. H. Taylor, of Richmond; and Alexander Herd, of Huddersfield, played a series of golf matches, in the course of which Vardon, by doing a round of 68, lowered the green record of 72, held by Mr. W. B. Taylor and the late Lieutenant F. G. Tait. In a couple of single matches Braid squared with Taylor (each taking 75 strokes), and Vardon beat Herd by 7 up and 6 to play (Vardon taking 68 and Herd 75). In the afternoon a four-ball match was decided, and an international character was given to the game, Vardon and Taylor playing the best ball of Braid and Herd. At the turn the Scots- men were 1 up, and they ultimately won the match by one hole. The scores were: Braid 72, Herd 72, best ball 69; Taylor 70, Vardon 73, best ball 69. The Bushey Hall Golf Club on Friday and Saturday of last week held an open amateur meet- ing at Bushey, the conditions of play being two rounds of 18 holes each. There were four handi- cap prizes and a scratch award, while the first 16 players qualified to compete next Friday and Saturday for the Bushey challenge cup. Mr. D. F. Ranson (Tooting Bee) handicap, plus 8, won the scratch prize with 84 and 75 equal 159; and the handicap prizes were won by Messrs. Barker, Coles, Anderson, and Brown. The best returns were as follows: Mr. H. R. Barker (West Middlesex), 183-28 equal 155; Mr. Walter Coles (Bushey Hall), 185—28 equal 157; the Rev. E. P. Ander- son (West Herts), 167-6 equal 161; Mr. F. W. Brown (Tooting Bee), 169-8 equal 161; Mr. C. B. Stockton (Rochford Hundred), 175-12 equal 163; Mr. W. Wood (Bushey Hall), 189-- 24 equal 165. The remaining competitors who qualified for the cup competition were Messrs. F. W. W. Kingdon (Tooting Bee), 166 net; D. F. Ranson (Tooting Bee), R. V. B. Smyth (Porter's), and P. W. Pratt (Beckenham), 167 net; F. W. W. Graham (Bushey Hall), K. A. K. Stuart (Omagh), C. F. Wright (Bushey Hall), 168 net; P. C. Thornton (Royal Wimbledon), L. P. Hughes (Wembley), and G. Digby (Bushey Hall), 169 net. The third annual sports of the London County Council Athletic Association, at the Crystal Palace, on Saturday, brought out several well- known runners. H. G. Lloyd, the L.A.C. and Thames Hare and Hounds Challenge Cup holder, finished first for the Engineers' Depart- ment), and J. N. Cormack (Architect's Depart- ment) formerly of Ayr Academy and now of the L.A.C., was second, in the One Mile Inter- Departmental Team Race and Championship for the Welby Challenge Cup, which the En- gineers' Department won. Lloyd's time was 46min. 45 2-5sec. He also won the Half-mile Handicap Steeplechase from scratch with the utmost ease. An old Ranelagh Harrier, in C. T. Carter (Engineers) won the Mile Scratch Bicycle Race for the Dickinson Challenge Cup; J. A. Hutchins (Solicitors' Department), secured the High Jump at 4ft. 7in., and the Long Jump at 18ft. 2in. An the Notts and Middlesex match, at Lordi, on Monday, the scoring ruled low, but the cricket was keen and interesting. In their first innings the Midlanders totalled 165, Middlesex responding with 156 for five wickets. A timely stand by G. W. Beldam and R. E. More proved of great service to the home county. C. B. Fry played a great not-out innings of 2o7 for Sussex against Leicestershire, at Leicester on Monday, this being the highest score of the famous Oxonian's career. At the close of the first day's play the Sussex total stood at 491 for five wickets. At Bradford, the opening of the match between Yorkshire and Surrey was witnessed on Monday by a huge crowd. The scoring ruled low, Surrey being dismissed for 172, and the champions losing four wickets for 138. For the visitors, Hayward played a splendid innings of 91 (not out). Owing to an injured knee, D. L. A. Jephson, the Surrey captain, has to stand down. Hirst bowled magnificent lor tflte !t'JOIDe side. At Leyton On Monday, Essex very wsil against Derbyshire, completing an innings of oiv, while their opponents replied with 53 for one wicket. The feature of the play was the fine batting of Reeves, the young professional, who contributed 87 for the home county, the veteran H. G. Owen, who made 84, and Perrin, who contributed a capital 74. Thanks to some good displays by Wrathall (111) and Jessop (77), Gloucestershire on Monday, at Bristol, had the best of the day's cricket against Worcester- shire, totalling 242 for the loss of six wickets, in reply to an innings of 185 by the Midland county. The South African cricketers accomplished a fine performance on Monday against Cambridge University, scoring 519 for seven wickets, by far the total of their tour. M. Hathorn, who, in the opening match, scored a century against Hampshire, was on Monday night not out 203. Lancashire, at Liverpool, held the upper hand of Hampshire on Monday, as, with six wickets to fall in their first innings, they led by 133 runs at the close of the first day's play. This was mainly brought about by good bowling by Sharp and Webb, and consistent batting by various members of the home eleven. At Lord's, on Tuesday, Middlesex completed their first innings against Notts for 339, or 174 ahead. In their second innings the visitors, with the exception of Mr. Jones and J. Gunn, could do nothing with the bowling, and were all dismissed for 160, so that Middlesex were victorious by an innings and 14 runs. At Leyton, Derbyshire obtained 235 in their first innings against Essex, but their last five wickets were taken by Reeves in two overs without a single run being scored off him. The home team, with a lead of 144, made 212 for one wicket in their second innings, Mr. Owen contributing 106 not out. Yorkshire on Tuesday carried their first innings score against Surrey at Bradford to 290, or 118 to the good. After Surrey had lost three wickets very cheaply in their second innings, a fine stand was made by Abel and Hayward, and the score at the close of the second day's play stood at 224 for four wickets. At Liverpool, Lancashire carried their total against Hampshire to 413 for eight wickets, and then declared the innings closed. The visitors were left to face Arrears of 307, but scored rapidly in their second innings, and when play ceased had made 280 for four wickets, Captain Greig being 150, not out. Gloucestershire's first innings against Worcestershire at Bristol was com- pleted for 268. Worcestershire began their second innings 83 behind, but soon mastered the bowling, and at the close of Tuesday's play had made 391, with four wickets to fall. Mr. R. E. Foster, for the visitors, scored his first century of the season. At Leicester, Sussex only added 66 to their over-night score of 491 for four wickets against Leicestershire, the total reach- ing 557, of which Mr. Fry's share was 244. Leicestershire replied with 253, and, in the follow-on, obtained 46 for two wickets before Tuesday nightfall. The first innings of the South Africans against the University at Cambridge closed for the huge score of 692, Mr. Hathorn contributing 239 and Mr. Cooley 126 not out. The University were dismissed for 223, and, following on, had got 15 without loss at the close of Tuesday's play.

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