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THE CRACKED SOSPAN. THE LLANELLY TEAM ON TOUR. I r INTERVIEW WITH MR. GAVIN HENRY. One of my first quests on Wednesday morning (writes our sporting correspondent) was to go in search of Mr. Gavin Henry, the kind genius of the Llanelly football team. The Scarlets, as my readers are aware, had been on tour from the preceding Saturday until late on Tues- day night, Mr. Henry and Mr. J. Griffiths, treasurer and secretary of the team respectively, having been in charge of the combination during their peregrinations in the midlands. Oh, that midlaud tour! Ob, that; cracked sospan But away with these sad thoughts. Let us get to the facts of the tour. I found Mr. Henry gracious as ever, and however keenly he may have felt the iron" on Saturday, this I hasten to confess: that his cheery Stoicism on Wednesday helped me considerably to bear the burden of the crack. Despite the defeat," said Mr. Henry to me "this tour has been the pleasantest and most enjoyable I have ever shared in company with the team—and as you know I have shared not a few. When we got to Birmingham on Saturday night, we made up our minds to forget the past, on the principle that it is no good crying over spilt milk, and we settled down to enjoy ourselves. I am afraid some of us occasion- ally failed to do the necessary forgetting. I confess to yau that I did hear at times such bewaiiing6 as Mae'c record wedi myn'd' in dolorous tones. But Owen Badger shewed iu the hour of adversity the spirit of a true sportsman and a true captain. He simply would net have any regrets, and positively fell upon' anyone caught in the throes of sad reflection. Immediately after the game at Gloucester, he went up to their captain, shook him by the hand, and warmly con- gratulated him on his victory. I couldn't have done it for a crown. However, it proved that Badger is a true sportman to the core. To hark back a bit, I should state that we started from LIaneliy on Saturday morning by the 7.55 for Gloucester-28 of us, all told. We had a strong team, all being present except Darnells, who was unable to join us. Jack Evans kindly filled the vacancy. Cliff Bowen would have also come along but for an illness, the result of an injury sustained in the Devonshire and Surrey match. Unfortunately, also, two of our crack players, Ben. Davies and Morgan Williams, were not in form and had decided to stand out from the Gloucester match. It was, therefore, a rather mixed team that turned out to do service on the occasion. Had we turned out our full strength, we should have won hands down. It was, however, considered advisable to play two substitues, able and fit. rather than two exp«i-ienoed men unfit. There you have the situation in a nutshell. It was, of course, a big thing for two lads,playiug for the first time in an important match we all felt that, and it has to be conceded that they were incapable of giving satisfaction to the combination claims of the team. May I be permitted to say here that little D. Davies, playing without his colleague, did magnificently. Hsi performances on tour, indeed, have been the finest things he has done this season. The Gloucester three-quarters were very speedy and most determined tacklers. Our forwards, however, beat their's out and out, and this is a fact which leads me to the conclusion that on Saturday our tactics were rather faulty, Whenever the Llanelly line was beseiged, our forwards grandly relieved by a wheel and a burst. If this plan had been followed when we were attacking the home citadel, I believe we should have taken it time and again. However, our men essayed the charactero istic Scarlet game in attack and got the ball into the open, and the result was a series of mulls-not at all surprising in view of the disturbed combination behind the scrum in consequence of the changes in the consti- tution of the team. Misfortune also was with against us from beginning to end. Joe Davies had the hardest of hard lines. From a try ia the corner, he landed the ball against the post and the sanae thing occurred from a penalty kick with which he was entrusted. Then, there was the referee. I am not in the habit of complaining about referees, but really the gentleman who acted on Satur- day was most prejudiced in Gloucester's favour. We crossed the line three times, and even to the home spectators the tries seemed fair, and on two more occasions the whistle went as some of our men were crossing the line. If the referee at Gloucester had been as competent as the gentleman who acted at Leicester, we would have scored at least six tries. But enough of this. I must congratulate the Llanelly team oil the sportsmanlike manner in which they took their defeat. We left Gloucester soon after the match, and arrived at Birmingham about 6.30, and there a telegram awaited us from Mr. Wilkins, cheering us up, combined with an iujuiaetion to make amends for the defeat in the Gloucester match. After dinner, we made up our minds to carry out the advice to the letter. We spent a very pleasant time in Birmingham on Sunday visiting the various places of interest. On Monday we set out for Leicester, where we were splendidly received by a large crowd of officials and football devotees. Altogether, we had a most cordial reception-a reception that almost made us wish we had continued our journey thither on Satur- day night instead of I bidiiig a wee'at Birmingham. We were very much taken with Leicester, which we all considered a very fine town. Our defeat on Saturday woke us up to a seuse of duty, and we placed our best team on the field. The result, as you know, was a draw. I consider this to have been one of the finest games our fellows have played this season, with the exception perhaps of that against Newport. It was an exceedingly pretty contest, fast, open and exciting. The Midlanaers have greatly improved since they were at Llanelly. The Scarlets were very heartily received on the ground, and every bit of good play was cheered, whoever originated it. The defence of the Leicester men was most keen. On the day's form, however, we were a better lot and should, I think, have won. Thereferee- ingwas the most perfect it has been my pleasure to witness. Tuesday we spent in Leicester most enjoyabiy. We reached home at midnight."

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