A final match has been arranged between the All England Eleven and a team including most of the best players from the various colonies. The match will com- mence on the Association Cricket Ground on Friday, and is to assume the character of a test match for the full strength of the Australian colonies prior to the departure of the English Eleven. The game will be played out, and our team promises to be a thoroughly representative one. W.
Giffen and Lyons - an excellent bowler - have agreed to come from South Australia, while Trumble, Bruce, and probably Blackham will represent Victoria. Should the
two firstnamed be unable to come, endeavours will be made to obtain the services of Blackham and Houston, and in the absence of Blackham O'Hanlon will probably be asked to go behind the wickets. If these players are backed up by such men as Garrett, Moses, Macdonnell, Jones, Allen, Ferris, and Turner, they should altogether make up a team requiring a great deal to beat them. Of course, the members of the English Eleven are far more formidable on a dry, fast wicket, than on those they have usually played upon, and with fine weather a great struggle for supremacy may be looked forward to. The right to the booths will be sold at Messrs. Harris and Ackman's rooms at noon to-day.
OUR BOYS v. NOMADS. - The Our Boys and Nomads met on the domain on Saturday last, the game resulting in
a draw in favour of the Our Boys. The Nomads took possession of the wickets first and compiled 86 (Robinson 40, Rose 14). The Our Boys totted up 55 for the loss of five wickets (Avear 13, Stafford 11, Breakwell 10, not out). The bowling of Robinson and Simpson for the latter was excellent, while Breakwell, Stafford, and Davidson trundled well for the Our Boys. The wicket-keeping of Connolly (of the Balmain Mertons) for the Our Boys was much admired.
FAIRBANK v. ST. THOMAS. - The Fairbank and St. Thomas clubs met at Summer Hill on Saturday last, the match resulting in an easy win for the former by an inn- ings and 26 runs. Scores : - Fairbank C. C., 62 (H. Teakle 21, P. Vaughan, and S. Gelding 7) ; St. Thomas', 20 and 16. For the winners, H. Teakle and N. Wilshire were the most successful with the ball, while B. Secomb took nearly all the wickets for the losers. The wicket-keeping of J. Webb was very serviceable to the winners.
SUFFIELD v. INVINCIBLE. - The Suffield and Invincible clubs met last Saturday, and the game resulted in a win for the Suffields after a very close and exciting game. Scores : S. C. C., 56 ; I. C. C., 48. For the S. C. C. Thompson, with 15 to his credit, batted well, as did Brooks and Unwin with 9 each. Evans scored very freely for the Invincibles, and compiled 20. For the winners, Thompson bowled very destructively, and also Rogers. It may be remembered that owing to the bad state of the wicket neither side were able to make a respectable score. The Suffields meet the Bur- wood Benedicts on Saturday, the 26th instant.
SURRY v. NORWOOD. - The Surry and Norwood clubs played a match on the former's ground on Saturday, and it resulted in a win for the former, after a close and exciting game, by seven runs. Scores : S. C. C., 48 ; N. C. C., 41. The batting of R. Brown, 34, for the winners, was good, as was also the bowling of J. Kenyon, who took six wickets for 16, and A. Brown, three for 8. For the losers, Dunn, Helmrich, and Sullivan did most service.
GIBBS, SHALLARD, AND Co.'s PRESENTATION CUP. - The match for the Gibbs, Shallard, and Co.'s Presentation Cup, between the clubs from the establishment of Messrs. Gibbs, Shallard, and Co., and John Woods and Co., Limited, was started on Saturday afternoon last, on the Grafton Ground, Mount Rennie. So far it promises to be an easy win for Gibbs, Shallard, and Co., who, in their first innings obtained 79, while their opponents at call of time had lost seven wickets for 21. Bennett with 21, Lamonte 20, and R. Wilson 16, were the principal scorers for Gibbs, Shallard, and Co. ; while (Ward 7 not out), and E. Wilson 7, were the chief contributors for John Woods and Co., for whom Baldock and Wilson were the most
successful bowlers. The match will be continued on Saturday, the 28th instant.