RANDWICK v CENTENNIAL PARK.
The cricket season was unofficially opened on Saturday afternoon, when the Randwick District Club played a team representing the Centennial Park Junior Association at Centennial Park. The match was more of the nature of a picnic fixture, and was arranged mainly for the purpose of pro- viding practice in preparation for the official opening a few weeks hence.
It was interesting, however, from the fact that J. M. Gregory, the international fast bowler, was included in the Randwick team, and that Alan Kippax played with Centennial Park. Gregory was given only three overs. Kippax failed to get going, and after scoring six runs was smartly caught by Merchant off C. Ward.
Centennial Park batted first, but with the view of giving the seniors batting practice, many of the team retired after scoring a few runs. McMah topped the score with 19 not out. Barbour was highest scorer for Randwick, his total of 39 in- cluding two sixes and four fours. Carter ran him close with 33, which included one six and four fours. Gregory also had a "sixer" in his
score of 15.
Randwick won by 106 runs on the first innings.
CENTENNIAL PARK.—First Innings.
F. Cope, retired, 10; A. Duncan, retired, 13; T. Britt, b Carter, 5; L. Lane, retired, 5; S. McMah, retired, 19; A. Kippax, c Merchant, b C. Ward, 6; G. Graham, l.b.w. b C. Ward, 0; B. Chard, retired, 4; A. Weekes, not out, 9; A. Everson, b
C. Ward, 0; W. Young, c Gregory, b McCristal, 0; sundries, 11. Total, 82.
Bowling: McNamee, none for 12; Gregory, none for 8; Merchant, none for 18; Carter, one for 12;
C. Ward, three for 12; Marks, none for 8; McCris-
tal, one for 1.
J. Gregory. b Lane, 15; E. Barbour, b Graham, 39; M. Ward, c Duncan, b Cope, 7; A. Marks, b Young, 19; C. Ward, c Britt, b McMah, 3; A. McGrath, c and b McMah, 5; W. Byrne, retired, 19; W. McCristal, b Kippax, 11; C. Rigden, c Everson, b Young, 0; F. Merchant, not out 16; J. Carter, not out, 33; R. McNamee, b Young, 9;
sundries, 12. Total, 188.
Bowling.—Lane, one for 19; Duncan, none for 36; Cope, one for 21; Graham, one for 27; McMah, two for 19; Young, three for 27; Kippax, one for
15; Perry, none for 12.