.A.J.C. SPIRING MEETING".
- BJANDIWÏCK FlLATE.
(By Telegraph from our Correspondent.)
SYDNEY, Septemher 19.
The A.J.C. Spring (Meeting was con- cluded at Randwick to-day. The weather was again fine, and there was a fair attendance ot spectators.
The racing, however, was not especi- ally interesting. In the High-weight Handicap Bethel, who was not thought to have a show, jumped away and was never headed, though pressed closely at the finish by the iavouute, Bonanza, the rest of the field being eight lengths away. The Memberfe' Handicap pro- vided a close finish between S'abretmche and Survivor, who fought out every inch from the distance The Second Steeplechase proved most disastrous to backers. Chus was made favourite, hut he, with all the rest of the field ex- cept Reckless, fell. Bushman, -«ho fell a't the last fence, was remounted and rode in second. The Waverley Handi- cap proved True Blue's excellence, as he disposed of his field easily, with the ex- ception of Honitcn, whom he headed in tho last few strides. The Randwick ¡Plate was the easiest of walk-overs for Tire. Toreador, who was a dozen lengths off second, was found on weign ing in to be short of weight, so New- man was placed second and Gozoezar third. The Final Handicap resulted In a neck win for Loch Leigh, after a harJ fought-out race.
The (following are the details of the ¡racing :
IHIGH-W'EIGHT HANDICAP, a han- dicap sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, 1 for- feit, with 200 sovs. added ; for three-year olds and upwards ; second horse 50 sovs. from the prize ; lowest weight 8st. 71b.; 6 furlongs.
Bethel, Sst. 101b.(Laycock) 1 Bonanza, 8st. 101b.(Moran) 2 Namesake, Sst. 71b....CM. Harris) 3
The other starters were-Attachment, (Astronomer, Aeolus, All Bight, The Chief, and Dandy Dick.
Betting : 7 to 4 v. Bonanza, 5 to 1 'Astronomer and Namesake, 10 ^o 1 The Chief, Pharamond, and Aeolus.
Bethel made all the running, and won hy half-a-length, three lengths separat- ing the second and third horses. Time, imln. lCsec.
iMBXIBERIS' OETANIXFCAP, a handicap sweepstakes of D sovs. each, 1 forfeit, with 200 sovs. added ; for three-year-olds; second horse 60 sovs. ifrom the prize ; 01 mile and 1 furlong.
Survivor, Sst. 121b.(A. Delaney) 1 ISaibretache .(M. Gallagher) 2 Huret .(Huxley) 3
The other starters Avere-¿Adoration, Rustic, and The Turk.
Betting : 2 to 1 v. Huret, 3 to 1 Sur- vivor, 0 to 1 Adoration and Sabretache,
ao to 1 the others.
Won by a neck, three-parts of a length separating the second and third horses. Time, 2mln. 2sec.
SECOND STEEPLECHASE, a handi- cap sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, 1 for- feit, with 250 sovs. added ; second horse 50 ¿ove. from the prize ; about 3 miles.
P.eckless .(Underwood) 1 Bushman .(Hendricks) 2
The other starters were-Over,' Chris, Confusion, and Mountain Deer.
TBettlng : 7 to 4 v. Chris, 2 to 1 Con- fusion, 8 to 1'Bushman, 10 to 1 the
Won easily. Confusion, Chris, Bush- man, Mountain Deer, and Over fell. (Bushman was remounted. Time, 7mln.
WAVERLEY HANDICAP, a handi- cap sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, 1 for- feit, with 300 sovs. added ; for tluee year-olds and upwards ; second horse 60 sovs. from the prize ; 1% mile.
True Blue, 9st. Sib.(A. Delaney) 1 Honiton, 7st. lib.(Frank Fielder) 2 Leonidas, 7st. Ulb. (Lamb) 3
The other starters were-The Skipper, Resprnse, Kallatina, and Newman.
5 to 1 v. Newman, True Blue, and Leonidas, 7 to 1 The Skipper, 10 to 1
Won by a head, two lengths separating the second and third horses. Time, 3m!in, 17sec, /
RANDWICK PLATE, a sweepstakes of 10 sovs. each, 1 forfeit, with 400 sovs. added ; for three-year-olds and upwards; second horse 75 sovs. and third 25 sovs. ïrom the prize. Unless the race is run in 5mln. 45sec. or under, the added money will he reduced to 200 sovs., and the second and third money to 25 sovs. and 12% sovs. respectively; but the com- mittee, having regard to the state of the course, may, If they think fit, at any time up to one hour before the time fixed for sarting such race, vary or alter the above conditions as to the time within which tha race Is to be run. 3 miles.
Tire, 6st. 91b. (H. Cook) 1 Newman . (M. Harris) 2 Gozoezar . (P. M'Carthy) 3
Toreador also started.
Tire led all the way, and won easily hy ten lengths from Toreador, who was disqualified for short weight, and second place given to Newman, with Gozoezar third. Time, 5m'in. 52sec.
' FINAL HANDICAP, a handicap sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, 1 forfeit, iw'ith 200 sovs. added ¡second horse 50 sovs. from the prize ; for three-yeai olds and upwards ; 1% mile.
Loch Leigh . (P. Fielder) "1 Rack-a-rock . (W. Walker) 2 E. K. (H. Laycock) 3
The other starters were-Brookleigh, Checkmate, Messmate, Steward, The Captain, Alblcore, Clive, Kelso, Patrona, Armenia, Redavni, and Vigilance.
Betting : 3 to 1 v. Rack-a-rock, 7 to 1 Steward and Patrona, 8 to 1 Redavni and Loch Leigh, 10 to 1 Alblcore, 12 to 1 Kelso and the others. Won by a long neck, a similar cistar.ee separating the second and third horses».
ALBION PARK RACES.
The Brisbane Racing Club brought off their usual weekly meeting on the Al - blon Park course on Saturday after - noon, when there was a good attend-
ance. The proceedings passed off with- out a hitch, and as the majority of the finishes were close, an enjoyable after- noon's sport was witnessed. .The principal event, the Newstead Handi- cap, was won by Lady Norman, who went to the front aftet thiee furlongs had been traversed, and won, after a good finish, by a neck from Kildare, who came with a remarkably fast run at the
After the final event, a foot race for - the Cross-country Championship, 3 miles, open to members of the South
Queensland Athletic Association, was
run off.» and was won by the East Bris- bane Harriers, who secured the greatest number of points. Low, of the East
Brisbanes, finished first ; Finn, of the ' Noith Bilsbanes, second ; and Wootten, i of the East Brisbanes, third The win- ,
ner went to the fiont soon after the ]
start, and, leading the whole way, won by about three yards from Finn, who ran-very pluckily. Time, 17min. 5914 sec
" Over £800 passed through the totalisa- I . tor machine. The details of the racing « are appended :
' FLYING HANDICAP, of 15 sovs.; ' second horse 2 sovs. from the prize ; 5
C. Jones's b.h. Recovery, by Phil
Athol-Lydia, aged, lOst. 8tb.
. (Jones) 1 'W. Webb's b.f. Safeguard, 3 years,
,7st. ".. (Hopkinson) 2 J. M'Glll's b.m. Minster Belle, aged,
' 9st. Ulb. ..".. (Mr. F. M'Gill) 3 ' Other starters-Banker, 9st. 71b.
(Brightwell) ; Pero, 8st. 21b (Wrigley) ; Lady Melissa, 8st. (Heaslop) ; and Lady Norman, 7st. 71b., and 3tt>. over (Holmes). From a fair start Recovery was soon to the front, and showed the way from
Safeguard, Pero, Banker, and Minster Belle, In that order, all the way round the back and to the home turn, and, coming first into the straight, won by two lengths, a length between second and third. Time, lmin. 5sec. Divi- dend, 12s.
HIGH-WErGHT WELTER ¡HANDI- CAP, of 15 sovs.; second horse 2 sovs., and third 1 sov. from the prize ; 4 fur- longs.
W. Gray's blk.h. Pakeha, by Ener
.Muriska, 4 years,. 9st. 12Tb. (Holmes) 1 J. Grant's br.h. Westport, 6 years,
9st. 21b. ...;.(Booth) 2 I. Mooney's h.g. Swift, 4 years, lOst.
31b.(Lloyd) 3 Also started-Faust, 12st. 71b. (Mul- lins) ; Capture, lOst. 71b. (Jones) ; Pun chess, 9st. 131b. (Tucker) ; Fishermaid, 9st. 51b. (Selby) ; Nelson, 9st. (Waddell) ; and «Minerva, 7st. (Scott). The field, with the exception of Fishermaid, who turned round when the barrier was raised, and took no part in the race, and Capture, who got caught in the tapes, jumped away well together. Westport was the first to show in front, but Swift soon headed him, and led from Westport, Faust, Pakeha, and Punchess all the way to the home turn and into the straight, where Westport caught him and appeared to have the race well in hand, when Pakeha came with a great rush and won by a head, a neck between second and third. Time, 52^sec. Divi-
dend, £1 2s.
WELTER HANOÏCAT», of lo sovs.; second horse 2 sovs. from the prize ; 5%
E. Doling's br.-m. Lady Maud, by
Archie, lOst.(Bailey) 1 D. Keogh's g.g. Pero, aged, list
. (Tucker) 2 'Mrs. Ferguson's h.g. Exchange, aged,
Sst. 01b.-..(¡Mullens) 3 Ilma, 12st. (Booth) ; Scot, 8st. 61b. (Wrigley) ; and Beanstalk, 8st. 41b. (Mr. E. M'Sweeney), also started. Lady Maud jumped away in front, and showed the way from Pero, 'Scot, Ilma, Ex- change, and 'Beanstalk,' all the way round the back to the home turn and into the straight, and won easily hy three lengths, a--length between second and third. Time, lmin. 14sec, Dividend,
HIGH-WEIGHT HANDICAP, of 15 sovs.; second horse 2 sovs. and third 1 sov. from the prize ; 5 furlongs.
C. O'Connor's ch.g. Faust, by Or-
mond-Marguerita, aged, 12st. 21b.
. (Mullens) 1 J. Grant's br.h. Westport,. 0 years,
Ost..-. (Booth) 2 I. Mooney's b.g. Swift, 4 years, 9st.
121b. (Lloyd) 3 Other starters-Lord Lorne, lOst. 111b. (Tucker) ; Punchess, 9st. 81b. (Wrigley) ; and Pakeha, 9st. 7lb; and 51b. penalty (Holmes). From a gcod start Swift was the first to show In front, and led from Lord Lorne, Westport, Pakeha, and Faust to the three-furlong post. Here Pakeha headed him, and showed ihe way to the h'ome turn, where both Swift and Westport passed him, a'nd carne Into the straight together. T'hey appeared .to Have the race between them, when Faust came with a great run, and won hy h'alf-a-lensrth, the same distance separating second and third. Time, lmin. 7!,lisec. Dividend, £2 19s.
? NEWSTEAD HANDICAP, of 25 sovs.; second horse 3 sovs. and third 2 sovs. from the prize ; 7 furlongs.'
P. O'Ralley's br.m. Lady (Norman, hy
Pugilist-'Perfect, 4 years, 7s't. 61b.
. (Wrigley) 1 J. Annan's b.g. Kildare, aged, Cst.
101b. (Hopkinson) 2 J. Scully's ch.m. Sybil, 5 years, Ost.
Ulb. (Selby) 3 The other starters were-Ilma, 8st. 121b. (Booth) ; Olive Branch, Sst. 7m. (Scott) ; Caradoc, Sst. 61b. (Tucker) ; Adonis, 7st. 111b. (Holmes) ; Sir Hugh, 7sit. Ctb. (Rändle) ; and Safeguard. 7st. (Heaslop). The field were despatched to a splendid start. The order as they ran past the Stand for the first time was Olive Branch, Sybil, Lady Norman, Ilma, Caradoc, With the rest tailing off. This order was maintained to the three furlong post, where Lady Norman ran to 'the front, and showed the way from' Sybil and Caradoc to the home »turn. Lady Norman was first Into the straight, and won by a neck from Kildare, who came with a fast run from the turn, Sybjl half-a-length away third. Time, lm'in. 33M;sec. Dividend, £3 15s.
There was a good muster of polo players and spectators at Eagle Farm on Saturday afternoon. The weather was all that' could be desired, and the game was fast and fairly open ; although at times there seamed an in- clination for slow, sticky play, the very dusty state of the ground to some ex- tent would 'account for this. The fol- lowing players took part in. the prac- tice :-«Captain C. Pyne, Messrs. D. Rich, J. Alexander, Adolph Feez, A. H. Davis, J. A. Walsh, R. Spencer Browne, and A. T. Pearson. Three '' boute" of twenty minutes each were played, and at times some very good colmibined play was noticeable. Con siderable improvement in the play of some of the junior members has taken place, and it seems a pity that they did not start playing earlier in the season. The matches next Saturday against the Toowoomba Polo Club should prove very close and exciting ; a good days rain between now and then would put the ground in real good order.
LONG DISTANCE CYCLING.
A RACE TO IPSWICH AND BACK.
Officials.-Judge and starter, John A. Clark ; timekeepers, Messrs. Roberts and Bennett ; referees-Brisbane, F. Bat son and C. Beak ; ipswich, H. Edwards
and O. Hitchcock.
The much talked of long distance bicycle road race from Brisbane to Ipswich and bf'.ck, under the auspices of the League of Queensland Wheelmen, eventuated on Saturday afternoon last under very favourable weather condl I tiona. It was the first long distance j event that has been run in the colony, ' and ever since the publication of the
handicaps excitement ran high among the competitors and their friends as to the ultimate result of the contest. Prior to Saturday's event, Cleveland (21 Vi miles), has been the longest race out- side Brisbane, and When at first it was proposed to put on a race from Too- woomba to Brisbane (100 miles) the piü ject met with much favour, but ulti- mately that distance was reckoned too far in the warm weather, so to Ipswich and hack Was In the end agreed on. To provide prizes was the next ¡tem, and the Queensland Cycle Agency, of Stanley-street, South Brisbane, offered to present the league with a Peregrine track racing machine, of the value of £2C, as a first prize. The generous offer was at once accepted. The other agencies piomised piizcs at some future date, so the committee had to find se- cond and third prizes out of the funds of the' League, putting them down at £G and £2. The Dunlop Tire Company, Melbourne-the makers of the tire ou which it Is safe to say by far the majo- rity of the present wheels in the colony ?run-were asked for a fastest time prtze, and they a't once .through their representative, Mr. H. B. J'ames, who was in Brisbane a few days agor pro- mised a grfd medal valued at £5 5s. to the rider wh'o should make the fastest time It was at first intended to make the Post Office in Brisbane the starting and finishing point, and the Ipswich Post Office the turning point, but the probability of accidents confronted the committee, and they wisely decided to make the start on the Boggo-road about seventy yards from the railway bridge, where little or no traffic would be en- countered, and the risk of accidents oon«
ecquently minimised. This, of course, was also the finishing point. The course as 'is well known lies over undulating country until Goodna is approached ; thence onward stiff hills are met with. The only good -going Is from where the race started to just beyond Oxley. Afterwards the roads do not mend, and as Dinmore, Bundamba, and Ipswich are approached the roads are even worse than at the outset of the jour- ney. That the ride .would be a severe one, that the speed quali- fies of the m'acnines and the stamina of the men would be taxed to the utmost went without saying, and how well the competitors appreciated the handi- capped efforts will at once be apparent when it is stated that out of twenty three entries eighteen started. Sande man was made the scratch man ; Walne was given 4mln. Why Walne was given a start, or why the positions were not reversed, was accounted for by the fact that Walne had no road performances to his credit, while the other rider held two of the principal Brisbane records. The limit man, Elmes, was given a start of 35min.; le was thought to be too much, but in the end proved to be hardly enough. Just before the time for starting, hundreds of people gathered round the officials. The following started :
W. Elmes, 33m!n.; T. Moore, 25min.; J. Donaldson, 25min.; P. Campbell, 21min.; J. T. Herbert, 19min.; W. White, 19mln.; W. Herbert, ISmln.: E. J. Herbert, 17min.; D. Taylor, 17mln.: W. Roche, 17min.; W. Holcroft, 16min.; J. Birch, 14mln.; . E. L. Mines, 12min.; R. Holcroft, 12min.; F. Beak, umin.; J. Adam, Smin.; R. H. Walne, 4mln.; R. Sandeman, scratch.
As each rider left his mark and
plodded on up the,steep hill past the
Boggo-road Gaol, many were the re- marks passed by the onlookers as to how he was shaping, or would shape at the finish. Three hours was reckoned the time in which the race -would be run, but two and a-half proved to be sufficient. Sandeman, the scratch man, was the last to leave on a chase of somp forty-seven miles, and by the time he started the limit man must have been well between Oxley and Goodna-eleven miles. A steady north-east wind much favoured the competitors on the run to Goodna, more especially those on high gears. It is safe to say that all, or nearly all, of the contestants had the assistance of friends on the road, who acted as pacemakers, though some, of course-especially the middle-mark men -had more than the others. Coming down the hill from Dinmore into Bun- damba, the scratch man caught sight of the limit man, Elmes, who was on the return journey. Half-a-mile further on White was met, and then at Intervals of a-half mile or so all the others were passed. Sandeman plodded on up Limestone Hill, where a barrel was placed on the road, and round which all the competitors had to pass, and receive a check. Here, again, were several hundred Ipswich people as- sembled. The run nome then com- menced, and as on the journey out, the roads were lined with people, some of whom good-naturedly handed oranges or lemons to the riders as they passed, or in a few Instances douched the riders with water. At Dinmore, on the run out, Beak collided with Adam, and sus- tained a bad fall. Beyond Redbank two or three of the limit men were passed by Sandeman, and when the lat- ter reached Goodna he learned that Walne, when descending a hill, had fallen and Smashed his machine. The accident happened Within a short dis- tance of where he had a spare ma- chine waiting, so, mounting this, he started off again. Just beyond Goodna, Donaldson was passed, and before Oxley was reached the scratch man overtook Elmes, the limit man, and several others. Beyond Oxley R. Holcroft was passed, as well as Mines, and as Rocklea came In sight J. T. Herbert was overtaken. Sandeman, aided by a pacer, plodded on, and as Walne could not be seen, nor White and Taylor, the first-named con- cluded tfiat his chance of a place or the fastest time was nil, but he finished strongly. The race was then found to have been won by White, W. Taylor second, and E. J. Herbert third, and that Sandeman had made a close tussle with Walne for fastest .time, and that by beating him by half-a-mlnute had won the medal.
All of the men, it is safe to say, had " a bad time," more especially on the run out. Again, on the home journey the many hills took a lot out of the riders, and to this must be attributed the fact that so few finished. After Walne's first spill it is said ho mounted two different machines.
The following shows how the riders finished, and the time in which it took them to cover the distance :
Time of Riding1 Finishing. Time.
W. White .6h. 25min. 2h. 39min.
D.,Taylor .... 6h. 28%mln. 2h. 40i£min. E. J. Herbert 6h. 30*/i>min. 2h. 42%min. R. H. Walne . 6h. 33%min. 2h. 32?4min. J. Adam . 6h. 36mln. 2h. 39mln.
R. Sandeman. 5h. Sí^min. -2h. 32i4min.
The fastest time -was thus made by Sandeman, who beat Walne's time -by half-a-minute.
. The winner rode a OBrantford, Taylor an Elswick, arid the third man a Cen- taur, while Sandeman rode a Humber "geared to 63in. Their machines were all fitted with Dunlop tires.
ROAD R'AOE TO SANDGATE.
A road race was run under the aus- pices of the Brisbane Bicycle Club on 'Saturday afternoon. The race was from
the Breakfast Creek Bridge to Sand- gate, finishing on the lower road, a few hundred yards past the station, a dis- tance of exactly eleven and a quarter miles. Although the weather was perfect, the conditions were not favourable to record-breaking, as the road was very dusty, and there was a strong head wind. Of the seventeen entered fifteen started, and with the exception of an accident when ncarlng Sandgate, the race was a very close one. The following are the names of those who started, together with the handicaps and times of starting :-C. Le Brocq started at 3 hours (handicap, 6min. allowance) ; J. D. Murray, started 3 hours lmln. (allowance 5mln.) ; C. Le Brocq, 3 hours lmln (5min.) ; A Balding, 3 hours lmln. 30sec. (4min. 30sec.) ; H. Paton, 3 hours 1 ¡min. 45sec. (4min. JSsec); G. Lake, 3 hours lmln. 45sec. (4mln.lSsec); S. Clark, 3 ^îours 2mln. 30sec. (3mln. 30sec.) ; H. F. Brier, 3 hours 3mln. (3min); G. Hughes, 3min. (3mln.) ; P. C Saps ford, 3 hours 3 min. 30sec. (2min. 30sec.) ; F. Smith, 3 hours 5min. 20sec (40sec.) ; E. K. Perry, 3 hours 5min. 20sec. (40sec); A. V. Dudwell, R. Curtis, and H. B. Gray started at 3 hours Gmln., being the scratch men. As the time allowances were thus given at the start, the first man home was the winner. Spills were decidedly the order of the day, the
majority of the riders coming in more or less 'bruised, and bearing evidences of having some into contact with mother earth. From the start the scratch men made their way upon the others until Curtis, Gray, and Dodwell all came to grief at the corner of the Toombul-road. They were not much hurt, and soon were mounted, to continue, however, a hope- less chase. Balding held his own well, and was in front when turning into the station road. Here Brier, Hughes, and Clark were close on his heels, when a collision occurred, and all came down. This let Balding away, and although Brier was quickly on his mount again, with a badly cut knee, he could not catch Balding, who came In a winner by about sixty yards. Had it not been for this mishap it looked as if it was Brier's race. The fastest time was that of H. B. Gray, 36min. 30sec" the record for the distance being 32mln. The following is the order of finishing, with each man's time for the run ¡-Balding, 40min. 43sec; Brier, 39mln. 23sec; Clark, 39min. 67sec; Gray, 36min. 30sec; Perry, 37mln. 12¡>ec.; Dodwell, 3Cmin. 4Ssec; Hughes, 39min. 48sec; Lake, 41mln. 31sec ; 'Murray, 42min. 25sec. ; Paton, 42min. 55sec; Saps ford, 42min. 43sec; C. Le Brocq, 4fimln. 37sec; F. Smith, 42min. 25sec.; Curtis, 41min. 4Ssec; and P. Le Brocq, 47min. EOsec. Mi-, iMandclson acted as time- keeper, and Mr. C. A. Hawkins well ful- filled the position of judge. At the winning-post a small crowd had col- lected to see the finish, and a number of cyclists followed or preceded the men down. The winner rode a James weigh- ing 271b.
Kangaroo Point v. South Brisbane. A match between Kangaroo Point and South Brisbane clubs was commenced on Saturday on the Kangaroo Point Sports Ground, and so far the play has been very even. The local team batted first, making 106 rans, towards which C. Ciouch contributed 37 not out, Ferguson 15, Clarke 15, and E. Crouch 11. At the conclusion of th-i day's play the South Brisbanes had six wickets down for 88 runs, Morgan 20 not out, Johnston IS, Harris 16, and Wells 11 being the prin- cipal scorers. Against the Points Mor- gan took seven wickets for 41 runs and DIggles one for 2. Aga'inst the Souths Crouch .took three for 20, Kay one for 17, and Allen two for 22.
Albert v. Oakfield.
The season of 1896-97 was opened by the above clubs at the Exhibition Ground, where a very fair wicket h'ad been prepaied in spite of the fact that the ground had not ieceived any top drosbing this year. The Alberts won the toss, and decided to bat, but, with the exception of W. Crouch (late of the Bal- morals) and J. Cowan, none of the bats- men showed good form, and the innings closed for 129. To this total W. Crouch contributed 67 by vigorous batting, and, although lucky in placing the ball, his innings was only marred by two dis- tinct chances, and was of great service to his side. On the Oakfields going In to bat, Crouch Was again to the fore With the ball, securing an average of six wickets for 28 runs. Austin was the only batsman to shape really well, and he played a very good innings for his 32, being the only one to got into double figures, the side being all disposed of for the small total of 62. The match will be resumed next Saturday.
Tho following are the scores :
Albert C.C.-First Innings.
J. Cowan, b. Carter.r 24
T. Buckle, b. Austin . 4 W. Gower, c Carter, b. Austin ".., 12 W. Crouch, c. Austin, lb. 'Moran . 67
G. Ferguson, b. Miller . 0 H. Silvester, b. Miller . 1 W. Kitchen (a), c and b. Moran .... 7 II. Earnshaw, c. Edwards, b. Moran. 0 W. Davies, not out .Vi. 1 R. Harwood, c. and b. T...A. Doran .. 0
R. M'Graw, run out*....'.. 2
Sundries . 11
Total . 129 Bowling for Oakfields.-¡Austin 2 for 29 ; Miller, 2 for 26 ; Carter, 1 for 13 ; Moran, 3 for 23 ; and T. A. Doran, 1 for 1.
Oakfield C.C.-First Innings.
J. Doran, b. W. Crouch. G <R. Doran (a), b. W. Crouch . 2 , A. Austin, c. Earnshaiw, b. W. I
Crouch . 32
T. A. Doran, b. W. Crouch . 6 T. Moran, c. Cowan, b. W. Crouch... 7
E. Edwards, run out . 0 J. Power, c. Silvester, b. M'Graw ...i 2 D. Miller, c. Davies, b. M'Graw. 2 J. W. Dorsett, b. W. Crouch.7. 0
P. J. Carter, not out ., 1 ' A. Smith, c. Silvester, b. M'Graw .... 1
Sundries . 3
Total . 02
Bowling for Alberts.-R. M'Graw, 3 for 31 ; W. Crouch, C for 2S.
- / MINOR.
Wentworth' (A Team) v. Carlton.-? This match, which was commenced on 12th instant at Junction Park, was concluded on Saturday, and resulted In a win for the Wentworths by HO runs. Wentworths, with seven down for 1S3, resumed batting, the not-out men. Ramsbotham and Berg, taking the score to 199, when Berg succumbed to a yorker from Maher. Two batsmen being ab- sent, the innings was declared closed. Carltons then took the creases, but did not score very fast, their last wicket falling with the score at 89. The fol- lowing are the principal scores ¡-Went- worths : B. Howard 32, !R. Mills 39, E. Beard 31, Wotton 47, Woodward 23, and H. Berg 13. Bowling for Carltons, Maher took seven wickets for 47 runs, and J. M'Allan one for G9. Carltons : A. M'Allan 24, C. Betzel 21, and M. Maher 16. Bowling for Wentworths, Wood- ward took four wickets for 26, Wotton five for 27, and Beard one for li.
Coorparoo v. Wentworth (B Team). This match was played on the Coor- paroo ground on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the Coorparoo team by two wickets and 2 runs. Coornaroo : "Batting-Smith 26, Newton 14, Nicklin 13. Bowling-Nicklin four wickets for 28 runs, Smith three for 30, Brooks three for 7. Wentworth : Batting-R. Gray 16, W. Overland 16. A. Woodward 15, and Holland 12. Bowling-Holland took four wickets for l8 runs, Overland three
for 22. |
Church of Chi 1st, Brisbane, v. Zill- ¡ mere.-This match was played on the I 12th instant at Zillmere, and resulted in I an easy win for the former by nine Wickets. The scores were : Brisbane Church-first innings, 66 (Fiancis 23, W.
Mills 16, and Lind 14) ; second innings, |
one for 3. Zillmere Church-first inn- i
ings, 29 (W. Albury 21) ; second inn- , inga, 39 (J. Albury 16). Bowling for the
Brisbane Church, T. Lang took six j
wickets for 16 runs, Collins five for 5, I
and Lind two for 3. For the Zillmere Church, Roberts took seven wickets for 14 runs, and Bridges three for 17.
Civil Service Training College v. First Ipswich Grammar School.-Played on the School's wicket, Ipswich, on Satur- day, and resulted In an easy victory f°r the Training College by 95 runs. The Grammar School won the toss, and batted first, but only put together 51 îuns, the principal scores being-Roger 23, Palmer 10, and Campbell 8. The Civil Service Training College then took the creases, -and put together the fine total of 146 runs, to which W. Hoare contributed the splendid score of 100, W. Bell 19, and J. A. Mulcahy 10. Bowling again.*t the Grammar School, W. Hoare took seven wickets for 20 runs, and J. T. Mulcahy three for 16 ; for the Gram- mar School; Bell four for 32, Palmer one for 1», Cameron two for 33, and Camp-
bell three for 57.
Second Baroona v. First Maranoa. This match was played at Cribb's pad- dock, Milton, and resulted in an easy victory for the Second Baroonas by 49 runs on the first innings. The scores were : First Maranoa, 4D (G. French 21); Second Baroona, 98 (Howarth 31 and Hoskins 16). Lingard, Howarth, and Hosking bowled well for the winners ; and Mldgley and Butler for the Mara
Sylvan v. G. Hiron and Co.-This match was played on Sylvan Oval, and resulted in a win for the Sylvans by an innings and 6 runs. Scores : Sylvans, 70 (J. Wolfe 11, J. Avery 10, and S. San- derson 15) ; Hlrons, first innings 27 (Jus- tin 15), second innings 37. Bowling For Sylvans, Mooney took five wickets for 13 runs, C. Campbell ten for 28, J. Wolfe four for IS ; for Hirons, Alderdlce six for 23, F. Wolfe four for 26.
Chelmer v. Indooroopilly.-Played at Indooroopilly on the 12th and 19th in- stant, and resulted in a win for Chel- mer by 200 'runs and three wickets. Scores : Chelmer, 258 runs for seven wickets (F. Pratten 75, S. Huile 86 not out, and P. Pratten 50 not out) ; Indoo- roopilly, 53 runs (Gormley 25 not out). Bowling-For Chelmer, Artly six wick- ets for 28 ruiis, Keegan three for 27 ; for Indooroopilly, W. Carr four for 56, Gormley one for l8.
Comet v. Harry Rickards's Com- pany.-This match was played at the Association Ground, and resulted in a win for the Comets by 72 runs, the totals being : Comets, 112 ; and Harry Rickards's Company, 40. Batting for the Comets, J. M'Hurray 26, R. Spry 14, and F. Heden 13 ; for Harry Rickards's Company, Hardy 20. Bowling-For Harry Rickards's Company, J. W. Win- ton took three wickets for 27 runs, J. Doran four for 28 ; for the Comets, G. E. Dix five for 21, G. Cahill three for 15. The Comets drove the Company out in their drag.
Rockdale v. Presbyterians. - This match was played at Newstead, and re- sulted in a win for the Rockdales by two w'icke'ts and 5 runs. Scores : Rock- dale, first inning's, 20 (Chuter 7) ; second Innings, seven wickets for 59 (Harrison l8, Huch 10, Chuter 11 not out). Presby- terians, ilrst innings, 20 (Howe 11) ; se- cond innings, 54 (E. Stone 25, Howe 9). Bowling for the Rockdales : Huch 13 for 15 runs, Kelly 5 for l8, Barnes 2 for 35 : for the loosers Anderson bowled best, getting 14 wickets for 22. Messrs. M'Gulness and Walker acted as umpires. Petrie-terrace v. Christ Church.-This
match was' played at Douse's Paddock, Milton, on Saturday, and resulted 'in a win for Petrie-terrace by 9 runs on the first Inning's. Scores : Petrie-terrace, 56 (R. Kelly 14, A. Gilmour 12) ; Christ Church, 47 '(J. Humphries 14). Bowling for Christ Church : Snell 4 for 19, Rendle 4 for 13, Henly 1 for 7. For Petrie terrace : J. Leahy 5 for 13, B. Keen 3
Metropolitan v. Raymond.-Played at Metropolitan's Wicket on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the Metropolitans by ten wickets and 1 run. The totals ?were-Raymonds, first innings, 11 ; se- cond innings, 32. The Metropolitans, first innings, 31 ; second innings, none for 14. Bowling for (Metropolitans, Henry 4 for 1, Moseley 7 for 16, Hellte 4 for 7. O'Brien and Hoy bowled well
for the loosers.
A match was played on Saturday last between Messrs. Stewart and Hemmant and the Eight-mile Pla'lns Cricket Club, at the latter's ground, and resulted in a i victory for Stewart and Hemmant by 7 I runs. The scores were-Stewart and Hemmant, 43 ; Eight-mile Plains, 36.
?Brisbane Gas Company v. Grange Tannery.-Played at Newstead, and re- sulted in a Win for the Gas Company by 59 runs on the first innings. Scores ; Gas Company, 95 ; Grange Tannery, 36.
I 'St. John's v. 'Milton.-This match was played on the latter's wicket, and aftf-r a very exciting contest resulted in a vic , tory by St. John's foy 2 runs. Milton In
their finet innings made 40 runs (A. Aus- tin 20), and St. John's 42 (J. Turton 19). The fine trundling on both sides ac- counted for the small scores. For the Miltons T. Long secured eight wickets for l8 runs, performing the " hat-trick ;" and A. Austin two wickets for 6 runs. For the St. John's, B. Meggitt, six wickets for 25 runs, J. Turton three wickets for 12 runs.
BRISBANE CHARITY CUP.
Rosebank v. Ranger.-These teams met in the Queen's Park on Saturday, In the presence of about 1200 spectator's,
to play off their tie in the Charity Cup fixtures. Additional interest was lent to the game from the fact that it was the third time the teams had met for that purpose, the two previous matches having ended in draws. The game ended in a win for the Rosebanks by one goal to nil, the goal being obtained but a few minutes before the close of the game. The teams were Rose- banks: Inglis (4), Galt (2), W. M'Coy, T. Brown, J. M'lntosh, C. Hawker, and J. Skellern. Rangers : H. Ingham, W. Perrett, R. Archibald, A. Dobbie, J. Lindsay, J. Gledson,T. Dobbie, H. Bes- grove, A. Stewart, D. Waugh, and W. Wright. R. Galt captained the Rose- banks, and J. Lindsay the Rangers. The former won the toss and decided to play towards the river end. Stewart kicked off, passing to Wright, who with Waugh brought it down the field. A. Inglis secured and returned to Skellern, who centred to J. Inglis, and the Rang- ers' goal was in danger, but W. Inglis shot over the bar. From the kick-in Stewart secured and passed to his left. Dobbie and Besgrove put in a good run, but did not get the length of the Rosebank goal. T. Inglis passed ro the brothers Galt, who with J. Inglis put in a neat passing run, which ended in
a corner being awarded off Perrett The kick was a good one, but Ingham got the ball away, and Dobbie secured and centred to Stewart, who in turn passed it to Wright. The shot at goal M'Coy saved, but again the Rangers returned, and M'Coy was forced to con- cede a corner. Dobbie kicked, but the
goal was cleared, M'Intosh getting the , ball away to Skollern, and a fast run now put the Rangers' goal in danger.
J. Inglis sent in a shot, which just
missed by inches. Kicked off, Dobbie secured, but Hawker soon relieved him of it, aud passed to his left wing, who put in a pretty run, and centred to J. Inglis, whose shot went past. lucked off, Wright took possession, and soon the Rosebank goal was in danger, but a corner only resulted. The kick was a splendid one, but the Rosebanks cleared their lines and transferred the play to their opponents' goal. Skellern sent lu ti good shot, but Ingham was not to be beaten. Play in millfield now followed. Then the Rangers broke away and had a look in, but M'Coy saved just in time, and soon after the whistle sounded half-time, neither side having scored. J. Inglis started tlie play in the second half. A short attack was made on the Rangers' goal, but no success foljowed, and Archibald managed to get tlie ball away, and his forwards getting possession made mat- ters warm for tlie Rosebanks' backs-, who had some trouble in shaking them off. At this point some show of temper was made by one or two players on both sides, but it soon subsided. The game became very exciting. The Rose- banks now seemed to have got the upper hand, and, while their back divi- sion, notably M'Intosh, kept the oppos- ing forwards lu check, their (Rosebank) forwards were doing good work in front ; and after a mo.*t exciting piece of play J. .Skellern scored a beautiful goal Ave minutes before tlie finish. No sooner kicked off than the Rosebanks again pressed, but the whistle sounded without further scoring. 'Mr. T. Jenkin- son Was referee. Tlie Rosebanks will now meet the Rovers in the final, which will be played in Brisbane next Satur- day, and should prove an interesting