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BOSTOCK'S CREEK CRICKET CLUB.
Members and supporters of the Bos ttck'a Creek CricketjCiiiblield, a, very enjoyable social on Wednesday 'night in the OJdfcllows 1 H?iL The tables, wbioh were loaded with an abandtoca of t veiy thing rcquHh.', had been prettily decur attd with il mere, including na'iva blos eoms, fur the occasion by a Dumber uf lauy eupportcrs'of the c!ub. - Thos the ladies though abient from tli? (estiva gathering;, 'were rcpresautedr by in'och' that nis dainty lo fl iral drccrUiyD?. Prccoediuea opened with the tuaft, "The Kin?." by tho chairman, .Mr. H. Gitaiop/wljich wivloyilij buner?ii. | , FELICITATIONS. Mr. Garusnu Baid that he was. very pWed to oo'presout. Ha pail a. tribute of praise t? tho hon. ?ecretary of the olnb (Mr. \V. Gliugiu) for tb? indefatlg ?bl? say h? had worked in the interests of tba team. To Mr. Gamsou fell the task of projmslnj; sacceaa to Iha clnb. eoupltd with the Damon of Mefsrs. Tipping (presidrnt ?nd captain) aud Mr. W. Ollngin (hun. secretsrj). Mr. Gsmaon eot'fesxvd thH wheu It ?? first mootfd ! to est&biish a cricket club at UestocVs Creek, he.waa nut tou B.iDguli:e itbjat its toccefs. But, happily, Ills anticipation proved wrong. Tbe nsy tho club was mauaged was an object lesson to many otherp, ardtba players Tfere mosteoihaa l?Btic. Tho c'nb was vky fortunate in tho passeftion of a good secretary, and a! hist-r?tu prceidont end captain. "Cricket ma a gnnjo which engendered j ?tid developed all the qualities of manll [cefs in the players. No matter-how cl<sely the ganjo was coules'.ed the 'cppoMDg pUyera parted good frieuds In football players were liiblo to receive bumu^, which might cause a little cold net* for (he time—but do doubt each bumps were accidental. He had much | pleasure la submitting the toast. Messrs. Clingin and Tipping responded for the club in appropriate and happy terms. ■" .' . THE AKNUAL EErORI. .. " The aubual repurr, aa read.by the eecreUry, showed' that; the"club bad a i memberahip of aboot fifty.five, forty five ■of whom vcre eotive members' and had played [in. several, matches during the ecasou^^Th'eclub-had Bpant £13 In put chauing material, in improving the :wlcket, and in other necstsary nqnieitea. tThe*number of matches played during the eeaaou was 23,. including 14c!ub matches, of which the clnb won 6, lesti 7 and tied ,1. Sine home mutches for Iccil mem bers were played.' The total nnmbst of inns tcored by the club was 1093, and the total agalntt the club wss 1123. As ■it waa oDly tbe eecucd year the club had bceu in txisteuce the result was deemed very silisfactory. : The clnb tendered its best thanks to the - ladies fir providing afternoon tta ht somo ■of the matchts, which added great ei-j'-y-! ment to tbeg?n:es; also to the donoro of, tha trophies aud the pitronb. I ' Therep<rt closed with an Intimation | that tbe club wunid endeavour to make further progress next year. (Applaase).^ WINNERS OF TKOPHIES. ! ITulluwiog are the wfoneis of trophies daring the past beascm : — ,'t *; - ' i Trophy, value 10a 61, presented by ! Mr. Crosby foe highest batting' averige for 60 per cent, of ths matches. Won by U. liland, 16 inLUga, 1 not out, 93 bighett score, 288 rune, ay.-rage 19.2; 'Jo!d medal, presented by Mr. J. Tipping, for beet bowling kv_>rag9'fur 60 per cent, of the matches. Won by O. Bland, 692 balls, 68 wlcketa for 267 tuns, average 4.6. Morocco pocket book presented by Mr. W. Cliogiu for highest indlvldtHl tore, nincer must bi.va played iv 60 per sent.
.■-.■.. -i--..J- of the matches. Won by C. Bland, 93 rnoa agalulS Tuliiidett. , s Stiver ciguetio c\*o, presented by Mr. J. Hickcy for bset bi'.tiog average, for members that bavo played cricket in no other c;ab bat BoetookV, wiurer m'.ut bave played In 60 per cwt. of nutohea'. Won by W. Pirrett, 14 ionin?", 42 highest ecore, 130 rans, average 9.3. ■;. Hacds'.'mo Batliuy pipo, presented by Mr. J. W. Moore for best bowling average for mxmbera thut played cricket only, nilh Bnstnck'd dorlng the eoa?on 1907 8 and played la 60 per cout, of I he mitohe*. Won by W. Ulingiu, 333 U?ll*, 35 wlclist*, for 196 rano, average 5 6. 'i It wm stated that there irere olheia who had good averaups, bat bid not played In tla rtqoirad, number of malches." --•■-• .. , i