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THE CRICKET MATCH AT QUEAN- BEYAN. On Monday last, the return match between the Queanbeyan District and Goulburn Cric ket Clubs took place at Queanbeyan. All the Goulburn players arrived in Queanbeyan in the course of Sunday, Breen's Hotel, on this side of the river, being made the head quarters, the club room of the Queanbeyan cricketers being at Byrnes'. The weather was very hot, and playing on such a day was indeed trying work. The ground is situated at the Cooma end of the town, a few hundred yards beyond Byrne's, and to the right of the road. The place where the wickets were pitched had been watered and rolled, but in such weather as we have lately had, it is not surprising that the turf, being hard and lumpy, was not in good condition for play. Several booths for the accommodation of the cricketers and scorers, and for refreshments had been erected. The Goulburn Club did not send up an official umpire, but Mr. Wil- son, Mr. Rutledge's superintendent, kindly volunteered his efficient services. Mr. I. Davis acted in a similar capacicty for the Queanbeyan players. All the preliminaries being arranged, the wickets were pitched about eleven o'clock, the Queanbeyan gentle- men first taking the bat, with Messrs. Faunce and Fox as their representatives. The ar rangement of the field on the part of the Goulburn Captain was good, and all the men did their duty well at their several stations, Mr. Payton, as wicket keeper, especially dis tinguished himself, and the few byes scored by Queanbeyan attest strongly in favour of Mr. Church, the backstop. With a swift bowler like Richards, the gentlemen we have named held no easy billets. A gentleman of home experience remarked that he had seen few cricketers in England who excelled Mr. Payton in his own particular department. We thought that Mr. Richards, in this innings, hardly came up to his former performances as   a bowler. Young Charles Chisholm sur- prized his friends by his skill with the ball. We may mention that Messrs. Faunce and Barnett gained considerable credit by their skilful batting. The Queanbeyan gentle men succeeded in running up a good score of 71, and were naturally elated. The Goulburn party then took their innings, and only ob tained the total of 61. The batting of uMessrs. Roberts and I. Davis (a ditfferent style by the bye) was much admired. In the field Mr. Massy, of Queanbeyan, was the subject of general admiration; a very hard worker, he does everything with a right good will; as nimble and watchful as a cat, he was here, there, and everywhere. Of the bowling of Messrs. Davies and Fox, we have already had occasion to speak in terms of praise, and they upheld their well achieved reputation. At the conclusion of the Goulburn innings, a large party adjourned to Byrne's Hotel for luncheon, where the hospitality of the Quean beyan cricketers was abundantly displayed,   refreshments, including sparkling champagne, ad lib. On returning to the ground, the Queanbeyan players again took the bat; but the bowling of Mr. Richards was infinitely superior to his late effort --- and owing to this or some other potent cause the last wic ket was knocked down for 28 runs, leaving Goulburn 39 to go in and win. This was a matter of no difficulty, as the Queanbeyan backstop helped on defeat, by allowing our side to score no less than 12 byes in the course of half an hour. The game was over about five o'clock, the Goulburn Club being victorious by two runs, with eight wickets to go down. The announcement of the result was received with loud cheering, in which the defeated, true sportsmen, heartily and generously joined. "Better luck next time" is their motto, and we wish that it may be   practically realized. There was a strong   muster of spectators on the ground, but, though considerable interest was manifested in the game, there was but little betting, the Goulburnites being decided favourites . We append a copy of the scoring papers :-- QUEANBEYAN. A. D. Faunce, b Richards ...............11 W. W. Fox, b Richards .................. 3 F. H. Barnett, b C. Chisholm............10 J. Styles, c W. Chisholm ............... 9 J. A. Massey, b Richards .............. 8 W. Davis, b Richards .................. 0 S. H. Davis, c Blackshaw ............... 1 H. M. Davis, b Chisholm ............ 5 M. Herbert, not out........................ 7 W. Berriman, b I. Davis................11   A. S. Freestone, s Payton ............... 0 Byes .......... 6 71 SECOND INNINGS.   A. D. Faunce, b Chisholm .......... 1 W. W. Fox, b Richards . ............... 1 F. H. Barnett, b Richards ............. 0 J. Styles, c. W. Jones. ...... ........... 14 J. A. Massey, b Richards .............. 0 W. Davis, c W. Chisholm ............... 4 S. H. Davis, c Richards ............... 1 H. M. Davis, b Richards ............... 2 M. Herbert, b Blackshaw ................ 2   W. Berriman, b Richards ........... 0 A. S. Freestone, not out ........... 0 Byes ....... 3   28 GOULBURN. W. Jones, b W. Davis ............... 4 C. Chisholm, b Fox ................... 6 H. Payton, b Fox ......... 4 T. Richards, c Massey ............ 0 J. J. Roberts, c Faunce ............. 8 W. Chisholm, run out .................. 2 Blackshaw, a Massey ............. 0 Church, b W. Davis ..................... 2 I. Davis, b W. Davis .............. 13 R. Fletcher, not out ........... 7     Pettingal, c Styles ......... 4   Byes ....... 11 61 SECOND INNINGS. W. Jones, b S. H. Davis .......... 8 C. Chisholm, b W. Davis ......... 5   D. Payton, not out ................ 7 T. Richards, not out .............. 8 Byes ...... 12 40 A dinner was given in the evening at Breen's Hotel, at which the visitors from Goulburn were invited guests. About a hun dred gentlemen were present. H. Hall, Esq. J.P., who is Chairman of the District Club, occupied the chair, and W. F. Hayley, Esq., J.P., ably filled the vice. The usual com limentary toasts were proposed and duly honoured, and the conviviality was main- tained to a late hour. On Tuesday, the Goulburn players took their departure, highly delighted with their visit to the pretty little town of Queanbeyan, and grateful for the kindly and hospitable feeling that was shown to them on all hands. We anticipate the Queanbeyanites will not rest satisfied at their defeat, but that another effort will be proposed in order to recover their lost laurels.___________ FOOT RACE. --- An interesting race of one mile, for £5 a side, took place on Friday the 8th inst., between John Jobson, jun. and the renowned Tom Good, starting from Mr. Cohen's, the Harrow Inn, Towrang. Some spirited betting took place, the odds being somewhat in favour of the young'un, who after a well con tested struggle came in a winner by about 20 yards, amid the cheers of his friends.

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