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Hendy Cricket Club.


Hendy Cricket Club. On Saturday evening, April 23rd. a grand social tea and concert was held at Hendy Schoolroom on the occasion of a presentation to a worthy captain and pioneer of Hendy cricket, Mr. Carman, to whom, undoubtedly, the present high position of the club is mostly due. He has laboured in season and out of season, publicly and privately, to raise the standard of play to a first-rate and foremost second-class cricket team running in the dis- trict. And to raise the standard of play in a cricket match does not end with the perfec- tion of play; it also tends to refine character. It brings out the most gentlemanly manners in a man. As is well known, there is a "sorry" for every pain caused consciously or uncon- sciously in cricket—even when a wicket is broken; so that to-day, with the development of competency in cricket, there has also arisen a social unity amongst the athletes of Hendy. The presentation Saturday night was the outcome of such social unity. Therefore, it is obvious that this little appreciation on the part of the Hendy cricketers was well deserved by Mr. Carman. After a most enjoyable, luncheon the company retired to another room for a musical entertainment, under the able and genial conductorship of ('apt. H. G. F. Royle. In his address. Mr. Royle gave a few good points to cricketers. He also expressed his great pleasure in being present on the occasion when Mr. Carman, as a faithful and hard-working member of the Hendy Cricket Club, was going to be honoured for his un- tiring services. He thereupon proceeded with the programme, as follows :-Rong, "Ai.;leep in the deep," Mr. Albert Thomas. recitation, "The Women of Mumbles Head," Mr, Silas .Tames (of "Rhys Lewis" fame); song, Mr. Hill (chairman of the committee), who was received with acclamation. Then came the event of the evening, when Miss Thomas, Red Cow Inn, on behalf of the Hendy Cricket Club, presented to Mr. Carman his photo, which was beautifully executed by Messrs. Chapman and Sons, Swansea. Mr. Carman responded with broken voiee and unsteady accent, though with well-ehoseu and appro- priate words. He thanked all for. their kind- ness in presenting him with this lovely photo. The audience broke in with "He's a jolly good fellow." until their throats were hoarse. When silence was restored the programme was proceeded with—Song, Mr. Harold Samson; song, Mr. Joe Thomas. Then a song by the Chairman, wliich raised the audience to a point of merriment, especially the chorns. Speeches were then delivered by Mr. J. B. Edwards, a staunch supporter of the club, and Mr. Tommy Morgan, the genial umpire, all in praise of Mr. Carman's capabilities. Mr. Hill then moved a vote of thanks to C'apt. Royle for discharging his duties so ably as chairman; also for the encouragement the 11 Royles give to the Hendy cricketers- Captain Royle and his brother played for Hendy last summer, and their services are eagerly sought for this season. Mr. Hill thanked him also for his readiness in honouring the club with his presence on that occasion. Mr. Beynon seconded the proposition, which was received with cheers. Captain Royle responded with a few genial remarks. Then the piano struck up "God save the King," in order to clear up for the dance, which was anxiously looked forward to by the young folks. After an hour and a half's dancing a most enjoyable even- ing came to an end. Praise is due to Mr. Jenkin Jones, the honorary secretary for his efforts in making the evening a success. Also the pianist, Mr. Gordon Picton, LLmgcnnečh, the pi-ai?ist, Mr. G,. )rd(yii P i cloii.

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