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NEXT SATURDAY'S FIXTURES.

ATHLETIC CHATTER.

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ATHLETIC CHATTER. What a change, The weather last Saturday afternoon was ideal from the point of view of a cricketer^, and was valued to a greater extent after theitteacherous climatic conditions of the previous ;\tfe^kV Was it possible to arrange for, such a delightful sunshine andsach a lovely azure sky every Saturday ?" was the one thought of the Barry cricketer. Barry Villa were defeated, by one run. Barry Islandtriumphedovertheamatt Villa team last Saturday, this; being the lead held by the homesters on the first innings of, the match.. *• The Villa defended the stumps first, and got together 31 runs, 14 of which came off the bat of T. White. The Island went one better, and scored 32. The Villa again went in, and made 49 for the loss of nine wickets, Dure hitting finely for 23. Things did not go so well with the Islanders at the start, four of their best men being out with the score at nil. ■ They brightened up, however, and when time was called the score stood at 35 runs, and eight wickets down. The Island, therefore, won as stated. ♦ F. S. Grogan bowled well for the Island, and acoomplished the hat trick in the first innings, taking another wicket with the last ball of the over. F. Dure was in great form with the leather for the Villa. Mid-Rhondda were visitors to Barry Island on Saturday last to meet the redoubtable Barry XI. Contrary to expectation, the visitors made the respectable score of 70 runs, and had their trund- ling been as good as their batting they might have won. It was in this department that they were beaten, and beaten heavily. » Si Jenkins and R. Williams opened Barry's innings, and 72 runs had been registered before they were separated. The former player made 28, chiefly from pretty outs to the boundary and the latter player obtained his 44 from huge on drives and hits to leg. A I The Rector (Rev H. H. Stewart) played a good innings, hitting up 18 in a very short time. When stumps were drawn Barry had scored 106 runs for the loss of four wickets, thus winning very comfortably. « When are Dinas Powis going to win a match ? They were badly beaten by Canton at home last Saturday by 109 runs to 34. Next Saturday Cadoxton-Barry me3t the crack Cardiff team, and we shall then have an oppor- tunity of gauging the respective merits of Dinas Powis and the Cadoiton eleven. The Buttrills Fields were the scene of busy operations. There were playing-Barry Y.M.C.A. v Cardiff Intermediate 01 Boys Barry Congrega- tionals v East Moors (Cardiff) and Barry Villa Seconds v Hannah-street Congregationals (Cardiff). In these encounters, the Y.M.C.A. were the only home team which proved victorious. So different was the display of the Y.M.C.A. from some previous matches, that, I am inclined to think, their form varies with the weather. However, last Saturday their victory was an easy one. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. Over after over was bowled, but very few runs were forthcoming, and ultimately the eleven players were dismissed for 25 ruM, holding I the field close on two hours. the field close on two hours. I On going to the wickets the Y.M.C.A. soon passed the ciVitor* tot-il. •*?!>! whfn" th« time had been played oat. 63 runs hyJ bemi knocked up for six wickets, B. Bunford and R Lewis scoring' 16 and 10 runs respectively, the forn.er making some good hits. Tne Y.M.C.A. Club welcome the return of the brothers J. and W. Vickery, who have been away from the district for several matches. Both are good trnndlers, and the reverses of the Y.M.C.A. this season can be attributed to a certain extent to want of bowlers. Next Saturday the Y.M.C.A. play Barry Island, who defeated Barry Villa lest Saturday by one run. The match is to be played at the Island, and the Y.M.C.A.. I am informed intend to make the journey with good intentions. Cadoxton-Uarry had an easy victory over Mr R. B. Miller's team last Saturday by 92 to 22 runs. Several of the winning side reached double figures, but not one of the vanquished did so. « ¥ R. Jakeman's bowling for Cadoxton was ex- cellent. He performed the hat trick, and took seven wickets for ten runs. « On the other hand, S. Livesay, who, by the way, I hear, is an ex-London County man, bowled well for Mr Miller's Xi. <* B. Bunford, one of the Y.M.C.A. team, is a stylish batsman, and knocks off his score in easy fashion. Last Saturday he hit up 16 runs for his side.

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