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Sands Leaves State Ron Sands, the Midland-Guild ford wicketkeeper who has once played for the State, has left Western Australia to live in Syd ney. He intends to try his luck with the St. George club. At one stage Sands, brilliant at times, gave promise of develop ing into a first-class 'keeper and had he remained here might have been Kessey's successor min the State team. He developed skill as a 'keeper in services cric ket during the war and C. Puckett hailed him as a coming cham pion. He played for Subaco and then transferred to Midland Guildford, for whom he has played consistently well this sea son. Without Driver and Sands, Midland-Guildford is weakened considerably. Eric James, the Cranbrook spin bowler who. last season took 64 wickets at 12.04 for East Perth and this season has taken 49 at 16.0 for Nedlands, has given up first-grade cricket for this sea son. He has returned to Cran brook and Nedlands will miss him. He will be replaced tomor row by the 19-year-old Peter Lushey, who has made a rapid rise throngh the grades. Last sea son Lushey took 62 wickets at 8.66 in the C grade. Charles worth will be back in the Ned lands team tomorrow. The Claremont-Cottesloe cap tain, C. Bennet, will lead his team tomorrow against Bassen dean for the first time for some weeks. He has returned from a holiday trip to Adelaide.