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THE GRAND CRICKET MATCH.

This contest for superiority, between eleven natives of the Colony, and a like number of Europeans, excited considerable interest, and although     for what might be termed little, other than nominal   stakes - the object being emulation rather than money getting, - private bets to a considerable amount abided the issue. We therefore furnish our sporting readers

with the following account, which the non-termination of the game on Wednesday prevented us from giving last publication. The wickets were pitched at the usual hour, and a considerable number of spectators

assembled to witness the trial of skill, among whom   the fair daughters of Australia shone conspicuous, being desirous, perhaps to inspire their youthful  

countrymen with that thirst for distinction which the     presence of the fair ever produces. The Australians attributing their recent defeats by the military, to the injudicious selection of players from among the

members of the club, eleven had agreed to challenge     any eleven Europeans in the colony, and this match

was the result. Among the latter were six military  

officers, and the remainder were gentlemen, of ac-   knowledged science in the game, for which reason   the natives were generally expected to come off second

best. Betting was consequently all against them,   but nothing discouraged, they cheerfully came to the

trial, resolved to show their opponents their true mettle.          

The game was opened by them, and the first

innings was as follows : -    

FIRST INNINGS.        

AUSTRALIANS.          

1 James Brady b. by Hardy 1   2 George Freeman c. Adj. Faunce 42    

3 E. Flood b. J. Hardy 16 4 James Lindesay b. Mason 1  

5 M. Clarkson b. J. Hardy 2

6 Thomas Broughton run out 17   7 W. Hill b. Adj. Faunce 5 8 J. Rickards c. J. Hardy 4 8 George Wall b. Ditto 13   10 R. Gardner not out 8 11 James Flood b. Mason 2  

Byes 27

Total 137

During this innings the play of the Australians was excellent, and afforded a clear prediction to the other

side that they meant winning and nothing else.   Messrs. Freeman, Broughton, and Edward Flood, dis-   tinguished themselves in particular, by their superior batting. The Europeans, meanwhile displayed consi-

derable energy in fielding, especially Mr. J. Hardy   and Captain Mason. The last wicket being down, the latter took possession of them, and notched.

MILITARY.

1 Lieut. Faunce thr. by Gardner 0     2 John Hardy thr. Broughton 1

3 O'Reilly run out 18 4 F.Stephen c. Lindesay 0   5 Lieut. J. Faunce b. Wall 0   6 Furneaux c. E. Flood 4 7 Mason b. Clarkson 25   8 W. Hardy b. Wall 7 9 Williams b. Clarkson 0  

10 Campbell c. Freeman 0   11 Monypenny not out 0

Byes 2

Total 57    

During this innings some excellent play was shewn     by several of the party, but the Cornstalks were too  

much on the alert to leave them any chance of suc-   cess ; and the disadvantage under which their oppo-

nents closed, was received with loud cheers.  

After partaking of refreshments, they proceeded to

the    

SECOND INNINGS.        

AUSTRALIANS.  

1 George Freeman b. by Mason 12     2 James Brady b. J. Hardy 0    

3 E. Flood b. Ditto 32     4 J. Broughton b. Ditto 3   5 W. Hill b. Mason 18 6 R. Gardiner leg before wicket 0

7 John Rickards b. J. Hardy 2  

8 George Wall st. Mason 8    

9 J. Flood b. J. Hardy 3 10 J. Lindsay c. H. Faunce 22

Byes not out 30

Total 143

The play in this innings was much the same as du-

ring the first, and, although Mr. J. Hardy and Captain   Mason, shewed fielding rarely surpassed, the Austra-

lians maintained their superiority till the end. Their adversaries nothing discouraged, then took the game  

in hand, and proceeded as follows.    

EUROPEANS.   1 F. Stephen not out 15

2 O'Reilly c. by Clarkson 6 3 Mason c. Brady 4   4 Lieut. Faunce c. Wall 0   5 Lieut. T. Faunce c. Lindesay 2

 

6 John Hardy b. Rickards 0        

7 Furneaux b. Wall 4      

Total 31

At this stage of the game, the sun went down, and   it was mutually agreed to adjoin the completion of the

game till next morning. They accordingly met again on Thursday, and the Europeans whose innings were to come, made another effort to retrieve if possible the losses of the previous day ; but as the following result will shew, unsuccessfully.

7 F. Stephen b. by Clarkson 0   1 W. Hardy b. Wall 12

9 Monypenny b. Rickards 0   10 D. Campbell. b. Ditto 15 11 Williams not out 2

      Total 29

The match was thus won by the Australians by the overwhelming majority of one hundred and sixty-four

notches. Loud shouts of rejoicing immediately rent   the air, and the blue ribbon began to float in all direc-   tions. The Europeans, however, attributed this bad fate rather to the frowns of Dame Fortune, than to

their own want of skill, and have accordingly chal-   lenged their conquerors to a return match, which has been agreed upon, and will come off next Friday.

' Robbery.-A very daring robbery was committed on Wednesday evening, in the hous]} * of Mr. Durand, publican, of Goulburn-strcet. 't'lle;* thief, watching his opportunity, when Mrs. D.1wa&* engaged serving customers in the bar, slipped into the * bed-room, and forcing open a draw with, a chisel,-' rifled it of £12 in money, and other property. Mrs.¿ D. happening to go to the door, met the rawali coming out with clothes and other property inrt'Bis arms. She very courageously endeavoured toi stijpv his progress, but after some struggling he succeeded» in getting back to the chamber window, through, which he succeeded in effecting his retreat. Another man, who had been in his company, and wasevi->

dently looking out at the door as a sentry, was given >. into custody. '.' **">' ;

Female Factory.- We are assure'd'th^ an enquiry has been made into the truth, of .cer(àjn.j. imputations, cast upon the conduct of Mrs, Gordon, in the management of this establishment, »na^tnafr the Commission has freed her from blame.^T'l.&flft-. ties of the Matron aie most ardous, and we 3$,nWÏÇfa to learn, that the vehement accusations" of »¡?g|")$i, and partiality so lavishly bestowed upon fjter, origi-f nate in personal pique ; or that the neglect ^sjs^^ah the Board of Assignment, when such is experienced, by any applicant. ,; v ^«¡v-u^

Moke Hiim-buo and AtARM.-A-4S>jEIier Herald states, that it is said, more bushraiigersiaies out in that district of Cabal and disaffection thB>J¥é*-'* ter, and upon the authority of eye tiVitn^asisfifeoin« missioned no doubt by the alarmist, tot cftö-af.out in- subordination, (which has -not yet beerwliscové'red) it adds; "The Hunter's River districtsj »{03 htwe-ver, " generally quiet." These tiding« from «heir own mouth-piece, the silly fry will perceive,- tlestrjoy»

their " avocation," and proves that the '_/f6rc|l<f has. ' lent its columns to the propagation t>f rumours ta auit a political party, who have failed in their ridiculous

objects.

Messrs. Hughes and Hoskins are erecting a new steam engine at the Albion Mills, It is of sixteen horse powet,

The tpubliihers of a ? contemporary are about to take out a patent for the safe and easy ship- ment of Cattle. The logical and harrowing picture

of thç bestial sufferings in the two last numbers of that Humane bullock loving oracle, and advocate for liumaiÄ Severity, are quite in unison with the con- sistency and generous feeling that animate iu political conductors.

A man walked into the shop of a per- son named Jennings, in Kent-street, on Monday even- ing, and asked for some water, which was given him. This was done no doubt for the purpose of reconnoi- tring, as in a few minutes afterward, tie went in again and snatched up a quantity of tobacco, with which

lie made off.

The system of robbing houses after watching the temporary absence of the inmates has been very general of late. On Wednesday last, some thieving vagabond or other got entrance in this way to a house opposite the King George the Fourth ¡public-house, in Clarence-street, and carried off several articles of wearing apparel.

It is intended to put up a leaping bar "in ' the Military Barracks, for the practice of the Mounted Police. The necessity of it must be ob- vious, and we are surprised it did not strike the notice of the Military Authorities before.

It will be seen by an advertisement in our columns of this day, that the Sydney Races are lo take place upon tho 30th current, and 2d proximo. The road to the Race Course, never of the first-rate

order, is now in nearly an impassable state, owing to tho late rains, and m order to prevent accidents at the ensuing Races, it would not bo amiss slightly to improve it* state. A tew days employment there of Eomc of our street gangs would not be ill bestowed, and we think Shaw, whose recent improvements on the South Head Hoad are so conspicuous, that they need no comment, would, with the assistance of lus gang, be able to remedy the principal defects in a, few days.

Contempt 01? Court.-The gentle- men of the press-are not' over scrupulous in closing their eyes, and taking a comfortable nap in the Police Office. Yesterday two votaries of the quill enjoyed this oblivious pleasure for nearly an hour. This will account for some of the beautiful specimens of com- position which at times ornament the columns of our contemporaries.

It appears to1 be in the contemplation 4 of the Government to erect a commodious gaol at Berrima, near Bong Bong. The plan, it is said, reflects great credit on the designer, and the execution 'of his, we understand, to be carried into effect with

' out loss of time.

During the cricket match on Wednes ' day afternoon, His Excellency honoured the Course with his presence, and appeared to take considerable interest in the sport of the "day.

The bridge immediately beyond the 'toll gate on the Parramatta-road, having lately fallen

in on one side, the Government ought to have cer- tainly placed a fence around the spot to prevent the loss of life which might ensue from any cart or car- riage driving by accident over the. precipice in the nighttime.

T<îc Shares in the Bank of Australia (upon each £20 had been paid) were sold by Mr. J. Paul at auction on the 25th March, and realized £350.

The sale of Welsh poriies, horses, &e. belonging to the Australian Agricultural -Company, which took place yesterday by Air. J. Paul, at the London Tavern, amounted to £430, being on 'an average £25 6s. per head.

A Coroner's Inquest assembled at'the sign of the " Sioan with Two Necks," yesterday fore neon, to enquire respecting the sudden decease "of John Collins, -a free man, who resided on the estate of Edward Charles Clo e, Esq. M.C. at Hunter's River. It appeared that Collins had come to Sydney on business, and put up at the above-named inn, where his sudden decease took place on Tuesday evening last. Surgeon Neilson examined the body,

and certified that the deceased xlied from the effects of water on the brain. A verdict was returned1 of " 'Died by the Visitation of God."

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