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SPORTING:

VOLUNTEEE SOCIAL AT FBEMANTLE.

On Friday evening a succcasfnl ascial was given at His Lordship's Larder by the volun- teers of Fremantle, in honour of the visit of tiio Geraldton and Northampton volunteers. The gathering was in every respect a success.

Representatives of every corps in the town ¡ were present, and the most friendly feelings were manifested by officers and men. '

The chair was occnpied by Battery Ser- geant-Major Barratt, and the vice-chair by Hospital-Sergeant Birch, and amongst those present were:-Captain Mitchell, N.E.V., Captain Cowan, Geraldton B.Y., Captain Clifton, F.B.V., Captain Mayhew, Major Humble, Surgeon White, and Captain Scott,

S.A.V.

The following toasts were daly honoured : " The Queen and Boyal Family," " His Ex- cellency the Administrator," and "The Commandant, Major Pilkington."

CAPT. CLIFTON gave " The visiting volun teers from Geraldton and Northampton." Ho expressed his pleasure at being présentât snob a gathering, organised by the members of the two corps. They all knew that the northern towns of the colony were composed of energetic people, and Geraldton and Northampton showed their energy in the volunteer movement in a marked manner. He could speak from experience, for in 1885 he was at the north when Capt. Shenton was in command, and the men were a very smart, well dressed, and well drilled company then. From what he had heard from his friend Captain Cowan, with whom he served as a private in the ranks of the Metropolitans, the corp had become extra smart ia appearance and was a credit to the town. (Applause.) The Northampton company was formed after- wards, and he could only speak of 'what he heard of it. It appeared that there was -a very good corps in that town nnder his re- spected and esteemed friend, Capt. Mitchell. When the tournament was first suggested, ,the v general committee consideredr that the country corps Bhonld be invited, and he was sure they would agree with bim when he said that the Geraldton and Northampton teams had carried ont the wishes of the oom mittee in a very proper manner and had sent down splendid representatives of their corps. Although not very fortunate at the tourna- ment they did everything in a~ creditable" manner, especially the Northampton _ men in the manual exercise. As regarded the shoots ing, some five men were very enthusiastic, and the friendly matohes that-'had taken place with the corps of Fremantle had been very enjoyable to all parties, concerned. Geraldton men had shown that'they "were proficient with the rifle, and they bad -the reputation of being the' oráok' shots of the ?roieny.Lthey having T?aiflBd""tKe"Government prize for the last two years. He spoke of the Geraldton men having won one match oat of three, and concluded by wishing the ¡two visiting teams every prosperity in the f nture, and by expressing the hope that they would be with them again next year. ¿

'Capt. MITCHELL responded on ..behalf of the Northampton corps, and said that if had' afforded him and his corps much' pleasure to come down here, and notwithstanding, the slight disappointment in not winning any prizes they wire not discouraged from coming down, again. (Applause.) He was pleased to be present that night, and he was happy to say that'his squad had returned home thoroughly satisfied with the general kind- ness shown to them during the trip. (Ap- plause.) w |

Capt. COWAN, on behalf of the ^Geraldton Bines, also expressed his pleasure at the kindness shown., by the Fremantle | corps. , With reference to the allusion te the im-

provement of the corps, he could say that it always had been his earnest desire, and it was always that of the men, to make the corps second to none in the colony. (Ap- plause ) They would be quite satisfied rso long as they were on an equal footing with the other corps, and the only way that could be dene was for .every man to think that the credit of 'the corps depended upon him. If one man weutwrong it brought disgrace J on the corpa, therefore the true volunteer spirit was for every man to considor that the credit of the corps was dependent upon his conduct. (Applause.) He expressed a hope that two teams from the Fremantle corps would arrange spme' matohes on the Geraldton rauge, in order to oréate a spirit of emulation, and if it was not possible for teams to visit them, then they could arrange a Beries of thatches to take place on their respective ranges at the same time. "(Applause.) Begarding the tourna- ment, although his men did not win anything he was very proud qf them. They were heavily handicapped in having to compete after experiencing a very unpleasant voyage indeed, and that alone, to a great extent, destroyed their steadiness of nerve. He thought that next year it wonld arranged far the team to arrive a few days before hand.

Capt. COWAN proposed "The winning team of the Fremantle Artillery," and in doing so said the tea,m had proved] the say- ing that an Englishman did not know when he was beaten. The team had not had mnoh practise, and therefore on going to the long distance they were ten points behind their .pponents. It might haye been considered that their phanoqs ware hopeless, but they were determined nqt to be beaten, and *ttQe long distance their shooting was highly creditable. If his men had made such seores he would have felt very proud and the officer commanding the artillery must feel proud of the men shooting the way they did.

They looked upon shooting as one of_the_ great accomplishments of the volunteer«, ono they should practise most. He had great . pleasure, in proposing the health of the men 'who distinguished themselves on the ocoasion

of the recent matoh.

Sergt.-Majer BARRATT replied, and ex- pressed his pleasure at having captained the first artillery'team wbioh had beaten the infantry. They intendedto go on practising, and he had no doubt that the corps would soon possess as good shots as any in the

eolony. ,.

Lieut. IMBAT proposed " The Losing .Teams," and in doing so **M *; ^-¿ seen

good shooting in Victoria, but he must con- fess that he had seen superior ones in Weqt Australia. (Applause). He Relieved that ifi teams were got1 together they could beat any others in the whole of Australia! Individu- ally they might be beaten, but collectively theyr could, successfully compete: with the marksmen of South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania,! Queensland, or New South Wales. (Applause). He remarked that in the other colonies the conveniences for shooting were better than in this colony, and be hoped that some more attention would be given to volun- teers who were anxious to beeome exports with the rifle. He spoke of the spirit dis- plays! by the teams, of the good feeling shown towards one another, and of the pluck displayed by Geraldton men in tackling the Fremantle cracks on their own range. He hoped to see the teams once more competing, and although wishing them every snccesB he must confess that he would like to see the Artillery victorious again. (Laughter and

applause.)

Hosp.-Sergt. BIRCH replied for the F.B.Y., and Sergt. TRIOS for the G.55.V.

Capt. MITCHELL proposed " The 3taff," and referred to the different officers con-

nected with it.

Surgeon WHIT« responded, and said that every member of fhe staff had the interest of

the volunteers at heart.

Capt. MAYHEW proposed " The Forces of South Australia." He said he knew very little about the forces of that colony, bnt they had an officer of the corps, Capt. Soott, who took an immense interest in volunteer matters. He would like to see Capt. Scott attached to the West Australian forces. (Applause.) Although they had good officers they were sadly in want of men to take an interest in the cause, and be was certain from what he knew of Capt. Soott that he would look aftei the interests QÍ volunteers in this colony.1 ' '

Capt. SCOTT in responding, said he felt quite overwhelmed at the honour done him. He felt it WAS only another indication and another instance of the very great kindness be had oxporUnood from the volunteers of Western Australia, sinco^he had had the pleasure of liring amongst them. With regard to the vclnnteers or military move- ment in South Australia, it had been very successful for many years, and it had now developed to a largo extent into the militia force. Ho trusted that the movement in

this colony wonld develop into a similar force before very long. {Applause.) AB onercon nected with the forces for many years, having served in two branches, in cavalry and infan try, lie had watched their progress through

their various phases of development, and he told them candidly there waa nothing else for them but the militia. (Applause.) His old com- pany was sow in the militia, and if he waa in South Australia he would be a militia officer. There was nothing else for them to dor* but to assimilate the forces of the colony with the militia. They wonld know then that the men who believed in volunteering or soldier i ing would not be retarded by those men who would not attend drill and who were lax in their attention to dnty. There was no doubt that if this change was agreed to by tha Legislature of the colony, they would find it a success. The men connected with it wonld feel that they were tending to develop the forces, which, when they had that federation of the colonies they antici- pated, would form a very important portion of the united army of Australia. (Applause).

Capt. SCOTT proposed the toast of ."Re tired officers and absent friends." He refer- red te Capt. Shenton, Capt. Smith and Major Humble, expressing regret that the latter was on the retired list. He was snre that if there was any call for aotive service, their gallant major would be one of the first to come back to the ranks. (Applause.)

Major HUMBLE responded. He had served 25 years and he thought it was then time to retire and make room for' promotions amongst the other officers. He spoke of, the Geraldton shots, praising their shooting and) referred to the visit of the Fremantle corps' to Geraldton, some years ago.

Gunner W. F. WILLIAMS proposed " The Press" and Gunner W. ANDERSON re- sponded.

Dr. WHITE proposed " The Ladies " and Lieut Imray responded.

The ohairman and vice-ebalrman were toasted and the proceedings terminated shortly before 11 o'clock. Songs were con- tributed by many of the men, the piano being presided over by Mr. Boileau.

UNION FOOTBALL CLUB)

A meeting of the abovelClub waa held at the Commercial Hotel, Fremantle, last week, Mr. A. J. Diamond, being in the chair. It was resolved that the name be changed from Union to the Fremantle Football Club. The following new members were eleoted :-F. J. Townsend, E. Wells, & MeoreV?. MoGregor, B B. Boaehook, Jos. Woods, E. Fordham, F. Williams. The election of officers resulted as follows :-Patron, Mr. E. Solomon; Presi- dent, Mr." A. J. Diamond ; vioe-Presidents, Messrs. S. B. Dixon, J. Hayden, D. K. Congdon, W. Back, T. H. Marshall, and L. P. ' Alexander; Secretary, B. W., Hope; Treasurer, J. M. Ley ; Auditors, J. A. E. Humble, and W. Fitzgerald ; Captain, F. J. Knox; vioe-Capt, B. B. Boaoh ock; Ordinary Delegates, J. Haydon and_F. Knox : Extraordinaryrrdèlegate, A. J. Diamond; Committee, Messrs. Back, Fay, Fry, Woods and Fitz- gerald. A vote of,thanks,to the Chairman was passed, after which a disensiion took place as to forming another Senior Club, by the amalgamation of the Ports and Fremantle Juniors. ' ' !

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PEBTH CO. P. METBOPOLITAN C.C.

10n Satnrday af ternoan this matoh,' which had lasted fonr day3, was brought to a con. olnsion, ending in a victory fer'Perth by 53 rans ; thus making the Perth" C.C., premier for the year. On the previous Satnrday the Perth eleven had six wiokets down in their second innings, for 140 runs, and, as they were 26 runs to the good on the first innings, the game looked a certainty for .them. On Saturday, the previous Saturday's not outs S. Bindall (64) and Sinclair (6) continued their innings. The latter scored three off Piper, but the next ball dismissed his partner who had not added to his previous snore of .64. Ogborne cams in and contributed a usefuLlO before he was caught off Gale. Sinolair having made a useful 24, was run out. H. Sadler was bowled by Gale for 8',* and the innings dosed for 171. With 197 to get to tie, and 198 to win, the Mets, who had the misfortune to, play Wright short, had an< almost impossible task to perform. They opened badly ; Dr. Connor and Curtis went -first to the wiokets to face the bowling of Duffy and E. Bandell. Curtis made a cut forTtwo off Duffy j three maidens followed when1 in the fifth over Connor 'waa! olean bowled for a.duek. Mason followed, bat was dismissed for 2 by Duffy.-2 for llr\ Finlay- son partnered Curtis, but lost his partner the next over.-3 for 11. Things began to loek indeed bad, but'when N°rtb papered Ijinlay

son a «light stand wrç made, but with ^he Score at 23, Daffy got one pist Finlayson1, Gale, who took his place, only put on 8 when be was clean bowled by B. Bandell-5 for 34. George Parker came in and some brilliant hitting was the result, the soore being raised to 74 befqre North was caught by Sharlft- d off Duffy for a well played 28, Piper joined Parker and the pair gave the field some rare leather hunting, each hit sending the ball almost to the boundary. Bepeated changes of bowling .were, tried, bnt it was not until the score had mounted to 127 that Parker was given ont, l.b.w., for a most creditable 35. Buns bad been coming go, rapidly that the hopes of {be Me^s. were very much raised, bat whep, in_ the next over, Piper was clean howled, it was seen that nothing short af a miracle could 'save the matoh., Boo and Hills together raised the score, by some flaky hits, to 145) when the lattas was bowled by Duffy for 9, Boa carrying out his bat for 10. Nei- ther fielding or bowling was np to the mark, although Sbarland's 2 overs, 1 maiden, 3 runs,-two wiokets,-was a first¡class perform- ance. The following are the fall scares j-?

PERTH C.C-1st Innings. _ W. V. Duffy, b Finlayson ... 33 E. Ogborne, c Wright, b Finlay.

Son""..."T.4

J. Leach,'ran out ' ". 6 J. Sorymgeur, run oat ... : ' ... ¿11 T. Kelly, o and b Finlayson ... 9 T. Sharland, b Parker.23 H. Sadler, o and b Parker ... 9 8. Bandell, not out ," ' ... 24 E.;Bandallc?Srker,b Piper ... 23 W. D. Moore, b Piper.s. 4 A. J. Sinclair, b North ... .;. 2£

-jgttraa ,\\ . .."3k ¿ Total" ... ." ."177 BOWLINft£ANALYSIS.

Overa Buns Mds. Wkts. H. Wright 3, 11 0 0 B. H. Piper 16 30 5 2

F. Finlayson 20 , 59, 0 <3 d F.D. North 15 38 4 1 G. Parkor 10 20 2 2

Dr. Connor 2 8 1,0

PERTH C.C, 2nd. Innings. '

W. V. Duffy (capt.) b Piper' " ... 24

T. Kelly, b Piper ...? . .,. 0 . J, Leach, ruh eut ... ..'. ... <11 S. J. Bandell, not out r... ' r ... ,64 T. Sharland, run out . 3 E. A. Bandell c North b Gale ' ... 17 J. Sorymgour, c Wright b 'Gale ... ' 8 A. J. Sinclair, rnn ont . ¡24 E. Ogborne, c sub. b Gale. ; 10

H. Sadler, b Gale . 3 W. D. Moore, not ont . 0

Extras ... . j 7

Total . t .,. 171

BOWLING ANALYSIS.

Overs Buns Mdns. Wkts.

0 > 0 13, 3

2l i 0

1 0 0 0 2f 0 1 4

4

11 30

51 14

24 6

14 4

5

,5

-12 17

47 H Wright

B. A. Piper F. D. North Dr. Connor G. Parker Finlayson

W. A Gale

METROPOLITAN C.C.-1st Innings.

Dr. Connor, at Sadler b Duffy ... 6 A. Curtis, b Duffy ."

H. CB. liasen,h BuÇy H, Wright, b E. Randell F. D. North, run out

W. A. Gale, b E. Sandell

F. Finlayson, b E Bändelt... G. Parker, b Duffy ... B. A. Piper, b Duffy

A. G. Roo, b Daffy ... J. C. Hills, not out ...

Byes

Leg Byes

Wides ...

i

To$al.151 BOWLING ANALYSIS. ,'

Overs. Bnns. Mdns. Wkts. Duffy. 32 74 11 ' 5 E. Sandell ... 30 44 11 4 S. Sandell ... 8 13 3 tí Sharland ... 8 1 4 0

"*' 2nd Innings.

.

Dr. Connor, b Duffy.

.. 0

A. Curtis, c Ogborne, b E. Eandell.

. 8

i H. G. B. Mason, b Duffy ...

. 2

H. Wright (absent) ... > ... * . F. Finlayson, b Duffy

.' 7 F. D. North, c Sharland b Duffy .

. 28

W, A. Gale, b E. Sandell ...

. 8

Geo. Parker, 1 b w., b Sharland"

. 35

E. A. Piper, b Sharland

. 32

J. C. Hills, b Duffy.' 7

." 2 A. G. Roe, not out.

. 10

Byes .' .

. 7

. Leg Byes... ,r ...

.. 6 Total -...

145 BOWLING ANALYSIS.

Overs Buns Mdns.

Wkts.

Duffy.261 52. 7

5

E.Sandell .... 15 38 4

2

S. Sandell Jj... 12 32 3

0

T.Kelly ... *<3 .'?'-7 ' 0

0 T. Sharland ... 2 3-1

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THE SEVENTH AUSTRALIAN CEI

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ASEIVAL IN ENGLAND.

-[Br CABLE.]

. ' (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)

LONDON, April 26.

The Australian Cricket Eleven arrived

safely, to-day. tThey will commence practice on Monday, and will continue practising until the week after next, when they play their first match with Lord Sheffield's Eleven in Sheffield Park, Uckfield, Sussex, on May 8th.

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