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ENGLAND V. VICTORIA.

The Melbourne Cricket O round waa crowded again on Saturday by a great concourse of pcoplo who uUcnded to wit- ness the contmuaiiui. ot tho mutch Decwccn tho Gentlemen of Tngland and the Victorian Hieven. During tho day there must hav o been nearly 9,000 persons present, and tho keenest interest waa taken in the play On lndaj, it will be remembered, the Lnglish mcn made a total Bcore of 218, and the Vic- torians lost six wickets for 112, Boyle and Moule being the not out men Some ven- tured to hope that the fortunes of the local team would improve on the following day, but it nos seen, soon after the resumption of the game, that there was a probability not only of their hav mg to follow their innings, but alBO of their bei ig beaten bj an innings. Emmett and Lucas were put on as bowlers, and were both in excellent form Bojle and Moule, after playingatuidilj for a half hour, and adding Id mid 11 respectively to their scores, viere both bowled by Lucas Mul- lagh, the aboriginal, showed some beautiful play, but was bowled bj Lnimett when ho had only made 4 Cooper s wicket was soon ttftcrwurds taken by the sume bowler, and the innings closed with a total of Mi or 102 behind Lord Harria s elev en '1 he Victorians being more than 80 runs behind, had, accord- ing to the law s of the game, to follow their m niHL,B An up hill game was before them, but they refuted to believe that all hope w as gone, and thej started afresh vv itb unabated courage Emmett, as before, bowlod from the west end while Absolotn went on at the other Slight and Baker, a reliable pair of bats, were sent first to the wickets and made an able defence for a time 1 hey hit out w ith v lgour w hen a chance offered, but splendid holding pre- vented many runs being made 'Hie holding of Loid Harris a team was indeed magni- ficent 'lhey worked together like a well regulated piece of mecliaiiiam.and nev er made a mistake li one e\celled more than tho others, it was perhaps Hoy lo at cover point, whose dextentj in stopping all kinds of balls waB marvellous Lmmctts balls, which were generally delivered a considerable diBtance to ti coff.were most tempting to tho batsmen, and the danger lay in hitting them, for almost the whole strength of the field was placed on the oil side, and the balls were so pitched that an effort to send them away waa likely to rCHult m a catch Consequently most of them w ere left alone, or simply hit to the ground The temptltion, however, eventually proved too strong for the first four batsmen, m, blight, Baker, Horan, and Cumpbell, all of whom had their fates re- corded thiiB-c Hoyle, b Emmett Baker, however, had previouBlj scored 17 and Horan 31 Blackham had the misfortune of being given out leg before wicket just after ho had made a 4 hit Tho principal stand of the innings was made by Mullagh and Alexander Mullagh's play was an exhibition m itself. His long reach, his cool artistic stjle. Ina judicious treatment of dubious balls, and his vigorous drives, called forth demonstrative applause After making 30, the top scoro of the innings, he waa uovvlcd by Schultz. Empty applause was not his only reward. He w as presented with a good sum of money which was spontaneouslj subscribed for him on the ground, the lion J G francis going round on his behalf hat m hand A\ lnlst Mullagh and Alexander w oro still in Hornby was put on to bowl Ina underhand grubbers To the spectators, judging from their expressions, this chango did not give much satisfaction, but it -was nevertheless ellective, for it proved fatal to tw o such good batsmen as Alexander and Bojlc'lus successor Alexander mado 31 runs, 21 extras were obtained, and the in- nings closed for a total of lr)"> 'lhere were thus 53 to the good, and the Englishmen had to make öl in order to win It was now a few minutes after 5 o clock, and tho tima fixed for drawing the stumps was b p m 64, how ev er, w na not a Inrge number to make if the] nglislimenobtained runavviththeirusu.il rapiditj,and Lord Harris thereforesuggested to Bojle, the captain of the Victorians, that the match should be finished that evening, his opinion being that it would be all over bj 10 or 15 minutes past G o clock Boyle agreed, and plaj was at once resumed, but the results were verj dillcrcntto what Lord Harris ex- pected In a few minutes Hornby waa bowled bj Alexander, and the wickets of Mackinnon and Uljett fell in rapid suc- cession to Palmer, whose bowling proved more deadlj than even on the pre- vious duj Ihrce xvickets had thus fallen, and only for 15 runs, when Lord Harris vv ent to lill tho last v acancy His lord- ship now seeing that it w ould be impossible to finish the match w lulst the light remained, or in time for the banquet to be held at 7 o clock, said they had better abide by tho first arrangement Soon after ho was bowled bj l'aimer, and retired to the pavilion in the belief that the Victorian captain was agreeable to the stumps being drawn at o Ho was succeeded by Webbe, and AVebbe, along with Lucas, who had been m from the first, brought up the score to 3L At about 0 o clock Lord Harris, observing that the plaj was being continued, went again into the field, and it then appeared that Homo misunderstanding had arisen. The Victorians understood that an agree- ment had been made to finish the match, and under the circumstances thej were naturally desirous to continue the plaj There waa a good deal of quiet discussion at the wickets, and then the Btumps were drawn, lhere were cries of "Go on and "limsh the match ' from the spectators, and a rush to the pavilion after the plajers There waa a little groaning, and some individuals in tho crowd attempted to force on a scene, but they were immediately silenced by three cheers being called for and given for Lord Harris 1 he match w ill bo concluded to dar. The x lsitors have 23 to make to win, with sir wickets to fall

Play was resumed at 10 minutes past 11 a in on Saturdoj, Moule and Boyle conlinuliiL, their innlnga for Victoria Emmett commenced bowling from tho west end to Moule, and deliiered a maldon over Lucas was put on at tho other end, and also bon led a maiden Moulo sent ono to log off Emmett for 4 , then ho scored a pretty dril o off Lucas bj Boylo for 1 Einmott was bowling as usual, last round arm to tho off, and Lucas was putting in medium paced variedly pitched balls Fii e maiden oi ere, and then a cut by Moulo off Lucas for 1, and 4 for au overthrow by Lord Harris to the lenco 120 up A cut by Boilo off Lucasfor 2, neatlj put anaj, and anothor braco by Moulo to short log off Lmmett Boylo thoa sent Lucas lo mid oil for a single A m dden from Emmett, and in tho following over Lucas bowled Moulo with an lnsidlouB break 7-Id-127 Mullagh, tho aboriginal cricketer, was sent to fill tho vacancy, and his appearance waB greeted M ith cordial and ro pcated applause Ho touched Lucas Immediately to Bhort leg for 1, and after play lui, BOI oral of Emmott'a balls ncally, droio ono for anolhor Binólo lho noxt ov er from I ucas waa a maldon then 1 for Bojlo olï Finmctt, and 130 up A straight drlvo by Bojlo off Lucas for a singlo, and tho remainder of tho ovor waa plajcd hi Mullagh gracefully, but without result Thrco maiden ov ers, and thon Mullagh sent Lucas to leg for 2 llojlocut Emmett for aelnflo, andMullagh was nearly thronn out, but just escaped Tnobjos were obtained, and Bojlo got a snick off lucas for 2 A wide by Emmett, and Boylo then mado a Bplcndid driv c for 4 along tho grass to long ou 140 up A malden from Emmett to Mulhc,h, aftor which Bovlo vi as bowled by Lucas 8-17-14S Mullagh was joined by Palmer Ibero nero now only two wickots to lall, und 105 jet to malto tocnual tim acoi o of tho v lsitors Palmer play ed tho remainder of tho over, and Mullagh received n maldon from Emmett T» o malden ov ers, and thon L lj ott rollovod Lucas at tho cast end l'ho overs followed without nnj runs being mado, after which Mullagh succumbed to a ball from Lmmett 0-4-144 Cooper, tho last man. took tho v scant place A leg bj o and a bj o w oro obtained, and Cooper was then bowled hy Liumott bcforo ho had scored anj thing 10-0-140

Being Btlll 102 runs behind, the Victorians follow od their innings Blight and Baker-tho ono a steady plajor and tho other a fast scorer-woro sent first to tho Wickels blight took tho first ovor, at tho upper end, from Lrnmctt lho only result of thp over was a wide ball Absolom bowled from tho othorond, and w as lill along tho grass bj Baker to long off for 1 Ho then scored ofTLnunctt bj ntouch to leg for 2. Slight plaj ed a maiden over from Absolom, and Baker thon cut Emmett for 8 lho latter drovo Absolom. to long off for a shifclo It was beautifully fielded by Hono, but tho run was easily got Sticht then pul Absolom to leg for 3, and 10 went up A leg bjo was obtained in tho following over, and Slight nit Absolom for a singlo But for somo hesitancy on tho part of Wobbo at Clio wickots, ho would, howovor, hnvobcenstumpod at tills Btago Baker mado somo vigorous hits oil Absolom, but the fielding of the Englishmen was ox collent, and only a single run was secured. Ho thon put Emmott quietly to Bhort leg for 1 Slight had. the noxt ball, which vvout to leg, and turning round ho glanced It away for 3, Aftor a maldon ovor from Absolom and anothor from Emmett, Slight mado a. dril oolong tho carpet to long on forl In tho noxt over, howover, ho was easily caußht off Emmott by Boylo at cover point 1-8-10 Horan thoa Joined Bakor, and Bent Emmott to short log for 1. After two maidens be had astraigki drive oft AbsoUm for anothor singlo Bakor thon sont tho ball right into Emmett s hands at point, hut it was too hot to hold Horan hit Emmott to long flold-off for 4, and

again for 2 Tho last wont near llono at mid off, but

was missed He then sent Emmett to short-leg, and the fields hav ing been just removed from that eldo 2 vi ore caallj obtained. Baker hit Absolom to long off for 1, and 30 went up Another singlo was modo by Baker, and a wldo waa called for Emmott. Lucas now rcliei ed Absolom as bowler at tho upper end, and waa hit hard to long off by Balor Tho ball Bhot ulong tho grass to tho chains, and 4 wore recorded A wldo again by Emmett, and Horan put ono from Emmott to mid-on for a ilnglo An adjournment was mado at half past 1pm for lunch, and tho scoro thon stood at

88 for ono wicket

Alter lundi, Horan commenced with a singlo oft Lucas Baker followed suit with a hit to long on for 2 40 up Horan put Emmett to mid on for a Bingle Bakor then gai o Boj lo an easy catch at coiorpoint.whlchwnBhold 2-17-42 Canipbollwaa now sent lo bear Horan company One moro for Horan by a driv o to mid on off Lucas, a maldon, and then Campbell putLuua away tolongonforj Horan mado a splendid hit to leg off Emmett for 1 A malden by Emmett, and anothor bj Lucas, then a hit by Horan to mid on for 1 and 60 up Horan put Luces to long on tot 2, and a0-aiu to lej-bung mwa

the fence lor 4. In the next over he drove Lucas long ou to tho chains tor 4 again, and the hit v deservedly applauded 60 up. Absolom rcllei Lucas, and bowled a maiden, which was followed another maiden trom Emmett. A drivo (or 1 Boran oft Absolom brought that batsman's score to 30 Anothor by Horan to mid on oil Emmett.

leg bye concluded tho results of the ov cr A malu try Absolum to Campbell and then Horan sent at off Emmett In the air to cover point, whero it v easily held by Royle The hit was spoiled, and I chance given by the bat turning in his hinds 3 -03 Blackham, who was tho next man, caught ball from Abcolom at full pitch, and sent it to sepia leg (or 4, butin the foliowingovcrho reached forws toacomewhatBimilar ball, and nursing it vv-is gfv out leg before wicket 4-1-00 Mullagh «as se to the vacant place and was again heartily cheered tho spectators Camnbell struck at one of Emmet oil balls, and, as was to bo expected, sent it in tho a It was held b) Royle, as usual, at cover poii 6-2-07 Alexinder joined Mullagh and imir dlalcly Bent Emmett to square leg for 4 70 u Mulloi;li made a straight dine oft Absolom for 1 ai pla) ed a iraiden from Emmett A si lglo b) \le ander off Ab olom and 2 for a driv c off E nmctt tin a maiden over from Ab^ilom to Mullagh and fro Emmett to Alexander A snick b) Mullagh < Ab jlom for 2, followed b) a leg b)e Then a Irr byMu"a7hto Ion ' off-reachln r tho fence for-i hlt which Was applauded w.tli como warmth SO u Asin'ilc vvass olenbv Vlcxandcroffa foi*ardblt,ai ho scored another 1 I)) putting Emmett to mid o The Lame bat man drove Absolom to long o£f for Alexander then made a powerful forward hit to ti chains for 4, and 00 went up lie treated the no ball in a Blmi'ar way and drew forth repeated a S lause Ul}ctt was tent to bowl from the upr er ci

1 place of Absolom and his first over wes amaidi to Mullagh Another fine hit forrard b) Alcxand was stopped befero reaching tho chains, but 2 ru were obtained A legbje off an over by Uly el and Mullagh sent one of Emmett s to tho ch-iins f 4, and leo went up He repeated the pla) for 2, ai thus brought the total up to 102 the number requir to balance the visitors majont) Four b)cs we then obtained Alexander glanced ono to leg for single and then sent Emmett to leg for 4, and 1 were telegraphed A maiden by Ul)ctt to Mullag, another from Emmett to Alexander and then Mullr drove Ul)ctt rnagn flcentl) for 4, and followed

by a snick for 1 <H this stase llombv relieve Tjlyctt and ttorted willi his ¡j)dne) grubben which were Jeer d at b) the sp tito j H third ba'l was nut c- ii) to leg by Uexandcr for ? In the next over, however, ho tcok Vlexandet w cket 0-31-122 Mullagh was now joined h Boyle Ml lagh i d Bo)lo had one co li off Ennnot Another made b) Mullagh brought lils score up to 21 Bo)lo put one of Emmett s to m d on tor an cas single Mull»"ri was pla)in" magnificent cricket. perhaps the prettiest exhibition o i la) in the mvtel In the next over irum Hornb) Boj le s mid Ho stum was taken b) a fast grubber 7-2-120 Palmer sui ceeded, and alter two maidens, MuHash snicke Emmett for 1 >ourb)cs followed off the grubben 130 up Alter two or three maiden overs, Palme caught one of Emmetts off balls on tho edge of hi bat, and sent it to mid off, where it «as hold b) Lor Harris 8-0-131 Moule took Palmers place ¡ maiden over of gi jbbcrs from Hornby to Mullagh, an then Moule made a nice drivo off Emmett t long off for 1, and another off Hornby in th same direction A pretty drive off Hornb; by Mullagb for three, ami then a wide from Emmett Other two pretty drives for 2 each by Mullagh ol Emmett, anil the aboiigitial was cheered to the echo 140 up Hero Schultz relieved Emmett at the eas end His first uclded a leg b)0, and his third-a full Eltcher-took Moule s w cket 9-2-142 Cooper

ist man airain, filled thovacancy A duve by Mu! lajh for a single and a 6nick for the samo ligure Then a lee bye and two ordinär) b)es were run Emmett was placed as bow 1er at the east end, and de livcrcd a maiden over to Cooiicr A 2 hit to s luore leg hy Mullagh oil Schultz secured that batsman th< highest position on the scoring sheet 150 up Hi then had another drivo ter 4 A leg bye, also a snicl by Cooper forl and then Mullagh was bowled bj Schultz. 10-30-155 Mullagh rccelv ed an ovatioi as ho arrived at the pavilion The Englishmen hae1 now, it will bo seen, to make 54 to win

At 5 minutes past 6 o clock tho V ictorians took the field Lucas and Hornby assumed tho defensive Palmer commenced as bowler from the Westend ant delivered a maiden over Alexander took the ball al the other end and one was scored by Hornby off hu Mut ball A maiden by Palmer, owing to the good fielding Lucas then effected a 4 cut oil Alexander After fotr uneventful overs a leg hil was made by Lut~s for 4 off 1 aimer 10 up Alex ander then took Hornby a \v icket with a beautiful!)

pitched bi'l 1-2-10 Mackinnon was sent to iii! the vacancy One for Lucas off Palmer, and anothei for Mackinnon off Alexander, Lucas running a narrow cecapc of being thrown out Lucas scored another Bingle for a drive off Po'uicr, and Mackinnon followed

toit w th another 1 One for Lucas and Pilmer then bowled Mackinnon 2-2-15 TJI}ett joined Lucas, and was immediately bowled b) Palmer, who was cheered hcarttl) 3-0-15 Lord Harris succeeded and Lucas had a drive for 2 off Alexander Lord Harris scored 1 off Palmer A maiden from Aloinder to Lord Hirns and another from Palmer to Lucas Lord Harris then made a snick off A'ex ander for 1, and a drive for 4 off Palmer 20 up With the next hall however, Palmer ho vied his Lord Bhip 4-6-23 VS ebbe next joined Lucas and had avery nai ow ccape irom Palmer s last ball Lucas scored 2 off Alexander and Palmerdellvere 1 arandin over to W ebbe A leg b)C was obtained off a maiden over from Alex-inder Another malden b) Pilmer, then \\ebbe bpl ked ¿'exandcrfor 4 and cored on other single The core had reached 31, and the play was concluded for the day under tho circumstances narrated at 3V o Appended ore the ecorcs -

VICTOniAV ELEVEN

niibi ixxrsos

G /'exander, c VA ebbe, b Emmett 0 J Slight, 1 b Emmett 1 T Horan 2,11,1,1,11,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,4,2,1,4,4,1,4,1,

3,1 3 1 1 b ¡jchultz 40 D Campbell 14c Hone b Lucas 5 J Blaekliam, 3,2 1 3,1 1,4 3 1,1,4,3,1,2,1,2,1,4,2, e

Lord Hal is h Emmett 39 F Baker, 12 2112 1 c Bojlo, b Emmett 10 H F Bo)le, 4 12 1,111,2 4, b Lucas 17 W Moule 2 4 6 ° b Lucas 13 J Mulla ,h, 11" b En -nett 4 O Palmer, not out 0 W H Cooper, b Emmett 0

B)es, 4, lc" b)es, 3 vvides, 4 11

Total 140

BOWLING ANAI.VSIS -Emmett, ISO balls, 41 ians, 27 maidens 4 vvides, 0 wickets Ul)ett, 80 balls, 20 runs, 13 maidens, Lucas, 100 halls, d2 runs, li maidens, 3 wickets , Schultz, 30 balls, 25 i uns, 1 maiden, 1 wicket, Absoiom, 40 boils, 17 iocs, 3 niMdens, 1

w.ckct

SECOND rwrvGS

J Slight, 3,1 3,1, clio) le, b Emmett 8 F Baker, 1,2,3,1,1,111,4," c Ro)le, b Emmett 17 T Horan, 1,1,4 2,2,1,1,1,1,4,1,2,4,4,1,1, c Royle,

b Emmett . . 31 D Campbell, 2 c Ro)le, b Emmett 2 J Blackbom, 4 lhw, b Absolom 4 J Mullagh, 1,2,4,4,2,4,1,1,1,1,3,2,2,1,1,2,4, b

Schultz sa G Alexander, 4 1,2,11,3 4,4,2,1,4,4, b Hoinby 81 H F Bo) le, 1,1, b Hornb) 2 G Palmer, c Lord Hains, b Emmett 0 VV Moule, 1,1, b Schultz . 2 VV H Cooper, 1 not out . 1

VV ides 4, leg b) cs 7, by es 10 21

Total 155 BOVVL'NU ANAVBI? -Emmett, 208 balls, 03 runs, 23 maidens, 4 wides 5 wickets, Absolom, Sa hails, 23 runs, 8 maidens 1 wicket, Lucas, 30 balls, 20 runs, 3 maidens, Ul) ctt 20 balls 0 runs 3 maidens Hornb), 00 balls, 11 maidens 2 wickets, Schultz, 21 balls, S runs, 2 maidcnB 2 wickets

QENTLEMEl» OF ENGLAÎ.D

First innings . 218

SECOND rSMN-OS

A F Lucas 4 4 11,1,2 °, not out 15 A. N Hornb), 1,1, b Alexander 2 F Mackinnon 1,1, b Palmer 2 TJljott b Palmer 0 Lord Harris, 11 4, b Palmer 0 A. J Webbc, 4 1, not out &

Legb}c 1

Total for four wickets . 31

THE BANQUET

Lord Harris and his team were entertained in the ev ening at a farewell banquet given to them in the Victoria Club, Collins street, by the Melbourne Cricket Club, and to which His Excellency the Marquis of Normanby was also inv ited The guests were received m the Town hall, and on the arrival of the Governor at holt past 7 o clock, the National Anthem was plas ed by Mr David Lee on the organ Mr Lee also plas ed several other selections, and the company then proceeded to the banqueting room in the Victoria Club About 150 gentlemen were present The Hon J. G Francis, MIA, president of the Melbourne Cricket Club, occupied tue chair with His Excellency on his right, and Lord Harris on his left The room was profusely decorated with fern trees, and m front of the chairmans table stood two columns of ice The bill of fare was ingeniously appropriate It was in the form of a fan with a feather for each course The feathers

represented cricket bats, on w hich appeared

the names of Lord Harris s team whilst on the cover there was a sketch of the Mel bourne Cricket-ground, and a wicket sur rounded by oak and fern Dinner over,

The toast of "I he Queen was given It waa celebrated with musical honours

The CHAIRMAN said the next toast he had to propose w as that of His Excellency tho Governor (Applause) There was not one present who would not join with him m showing a fitting respect to the represen tative of Her Majesty in Victoria (Ap plause ) They were not dome; this on ordinary grounds, but on the grounds of the knowledge that they had in the Marquis of Normanby a gentlemen, not only well skilled m aUthe arts of diplomacy, and possessing proper governing qualities, but who bad an experience that enabled him to come as a weil tried pilot to steer our state ve3sei through surrounding difficulties into safety and peace (Applause ) Politics on tina occasion was a torbidden topic, and properly BO, neverthelesa he (Mr Trailers) felt justified in expresiing a belief that the careT of our new Governor would be one of peace to the citizens and of com fort to himself AY hat we wanted, and oil we wanted, was good order, sober govern- ment, and a contented, mdustnoua and sue cessful people (Applause ) If left to de- velops our own energies, avoiding over legis lating for or dealing hysterically with the cir cumstnncea with which we were surrounded, we would be able to bring Victoria again to that respectable position among Her Vlojesty s dependences which she was vv ont to occupy and enjoy He was glad and proud to feel that we had not only a Governor who would let well alone, but one who would rule in a quiet and constitutional manner (Applause ) It would be inexpedient to dilate upon past disorganisation, and he would, therefore, merely say that as a community we were

young, as a people we were energetic, and as I Zngusomen we were uof easily depressed, i

and that we were still hopeful of resumm leading position

The health of His Excellency waB dm

with enthusiasm

His EXCELLENCY, on rising to reply, waa ceixed with prolonged cheering He saul Mr 1 rancia and Gentlemen, I thank j sir, most heartily for the kind and too llatl ing manner m which you have proposed health and you, gentlemen I thank cqut cordially for the very kind manner in wh j ou hav e receiv ed the toast I ara not v enough to suppose that the way in which j have done so is attributable in anj way to t merit of my own I come among you a co parative if not a total stranger, and I kn that the kradand cordial way in which I hi been receiv ed in Melbourne since I first j my foot on your shores is attributa to tint loyal feehns towards Her Majes and that lov e tow arda the old countiy, wh induces all of you at a" times to receive vv cord ahty pud kiudness the ropre3entative the Queen who comes amongst you (< 1 lause) I tniBt however that in futí years when my term of office is ended may have been able to ga n some personal gard and affection from j ou (Applause) say that I know that the reception which j have given me is attributable to the loja of the people of this colony I am no n hand m Her Majesty a colonies and where' I have gone I have always found that feeli predommont (Applause ) The inhabitai of all the colonies regard with aflection t Queen who presides over them, and they lo

with veneration on the institutions uni which they are governed Happy is ti feeling, and much do I rejoice in

but I am not surprised at it, beean jou have over jou the best Que that ev er pat on a throne and y ou lix e uni a conotitutiou which is the admiration a envj of the rest of the world (Applaus Gentlemen, I pretend to nooratoiy, and tin is nothing which I hate mo-e than hean my ovv n v oice and on au occasion of t! lind when I have just come among yc new to your countrj and new to whit h been goin^, on here I cannot be expected saj much 1 will not, therefore presume

occupj your time now 1 can only assu jou that in eveij colony that I have had t honour of presiding over it has always be mj constant endeavour to identify inys< with the interests of the countrj- (applaus -to identify mjself with its inhabitants ai as for as possible to join in and identi mjself with their amusements (Applaus« 1 therefore must return jou my Bincc thanks for having invited me here this eve ing to join with you in wishing God speed

the English Eleven on their journey hon -(appluuae)-and for having given me th opportunity of congratulating these gentl men on the hard contests w Inch thej hai had and on the laurels they have garnet (Applause ) dicket was a noble and a wel loved game in old Lngland, but I think thi

if our forefathers had been invited to tr v erse the w orld from one side to the othe for the sake of playing a certain nun ber of games of cricket, it would hav made them stare (Laughter) Hovveve Bteam, railwajs, and telegraphs hav Bince made the world very small, and think it is a happy thing for these colonii that the inhabitants of the old counti and of the new should be able to join an compete in games of this kind (Applause An Australian team went home last year an tamed great laurels and I have no doubt the many m England who had not a veiy oleo and diBtmct idea of the geography of thes parts of the world, turned up their maps t see where jour eleven came from, and havm done so, they then probably made som further inquiries about the Australia colonies (Hear, hear ) And now we hav an eleven of English gentlemen, who hav come here, and who will return and tell thei irienda at home that the peoples of these du tant shores are as civilised as themselves that they have institutions which vvoul not disgrace the mother country, tha they were received with a kind and cordn good will, and with a hearty love for ol Lngland and her institutions Hell gentlemen I think that all this can bu work good (Applause) It creates a feehn, of brotherly lov e and good vv ill among th different ports of Her Majesty s dominions and although I regret that I m j sel t am ni cricketer-1 had not- the good fortune t< serve my apprenticeship at a public schoo in England which is the best place 1 believe for msti'hng a love for crickets-j el at the same time 1 fully appreciate thatnobk game, Bud I tiust that the competition he tween Australia aud the mother country vvi11 not tetroinate with thecpceaeiit visit (Vp plause )

The Cmntuvv then proposed-' Oui Guests the Gentleman Cricketers of Enr land, coupled with the name of Lord Harris It was no ordinary thint, but indeed a very plucky undertaking to give it ne higher title for Lord Hains and his team to throw aside all the obligations with which they were surrounded ir England, and to come on a cricketing toui to the antipodes '1 hat they had found foe men worthj of their steel at this end of the w orld was not only a source of pride to the colonies but it would be one also of gratili cation to themselv cs I heir conduct through out their visit had been such as to win regard, and thej had shown themselves to be worthj representatives of the gentle man cricketers of 1 nglnnd (Applause ) The cheers at the cricket match were Eerhaps not at all times so fairly distil

uted as xvould ha\ e been the case on the " Lords ground or elsewhere but it was only natural that \oung Austrr'm should wish to see Australia win and he (Mr Trancis) had onlj to ask the Lnglish gentlemen to make a reasonable allowance for the difference of temperament of the Australians

The toast was celebrated with much cheer

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Lord HARMS, in replying thanked the chairman for the manner in which he had proposed the toast the gentlemen for their hearty response and His Excellency for his good w i»hes He also seized the opportunity to tnark the Melbourne Cricket Club for the honour they had done the gentlemen encketers of England bj inviting them to send a representative team to these colonies "ft hen that mv itation was received a year ago, Mr Walker was most anxious that the team should be composed entirely of gentleman cricketers, and until the end of the cricketing season they believed that this would be pos Bible The press at horn e waa v ery hard upon them, damning them with faint praise and prophesied their ill success One paper went so far bejond the bounds of truth and courtesy as to say that their trip would degenerate into a " gate money affair Ile need hardly say that that was contradicted on the earliest opportunity (Applause ) The formation of the team wa3 criticised as beint utterly wrong, and they were set down as presumptuous Ihe team, they were told ought to have consisted of five or six. gentle men and five or six professionals, but that would not have been in aceordonce with the invitation of the Melbourne Cricket Club The terms of the invitation were, that the Melbourne Club would be glad to seo a team composed of 12 gentlemen or if that were impossible, of 10 gentlemen and two pro feBsionols, and that invitation was accepted in the spirit in which it was sent (Ap plause) They wished to do credit to the old country, and at the same time, if they were able, to show the colonies some good encket (Applause) For these reasons they made an alteration in the team, and brought m two prof esäiomls, and no one ev er regretted that their choice fell on those two good fe'lows-Emmett and Ulyett (Applause ) He now desired to say aomethingaboutthatmost unfortunate affair which happened at Sjdney He would have spoken what he wished to saj now in Sjdney, but he was never afforded an opportunity of doing so No one regretted more than he (Lord Harris) did that most unseemly not It was to his team a moBt gross insult-(hear, hear)-and if m a hot moment any of them had acted inadv isedly their conduct xvould have been regarded as inexcusable He was however, proud and happj to aaj that he did not regret one single act of his own or of anj member of the team (Applause) He had sent a letter home on the subject, and he trusted that when it should be read in the colonies and in Sydney particularly, it would be considered impartial

He had now referred to the matter because he did not wish it to be thought that he was afraid to Bpeak out on the subject in the colonies The objection raiBed to their umpire m Sydney, if based on the decision in Murdock a case, w as in their opinion, most absurd There w ere two fieldsmen, point and cover point, standing armare with the wicket, and, con sequently, in a position from which they conld see what took place, and their opinion was that the decision was a fair one Against Murdocks opinion, then there we»e the opinions of three men and on beha'f of the English Ele ven he (Lord Harria) had to say that during their tour they had met with no better or fairer umpire than Mr Coulthard (Ap plause ) Another thing he regretted was the way in which they had been treated by a Çortion of the New South Wales presB

hey had therein been referred to, umn tentionally, he trusted, but with questionable courtesy, aa if they were strolling actors, rather than as a party of gentlemen It was still more to be regretted that the ongm of the not at Sydney was in the pavilion itself An other complaint he had to moke waa that the Sydney Evening News had made an accusa tion that their umpire had money on the match (Shame ) The style in which they had playea in the colonies was sufficiently known to moke it unnecessary for him to say more (han that, hod there been the Blighteat

grounds for that charge that umpire would never have stood for them again (Hear, hear ) No sooner had they well got out oi Sydney than a gentleman named Reid rushed into print and endeavoured to take him (Lord Harris) to task for using his clbowa ni the crow d. Well, be certainly did use his elbon a in an endeavour to disperse the crowd, and he thought his offortB were as effectual as those of the Sydney police, who appeared to take things very eas). Keid also said that he (Lord Harris) showed in a letter that the Melbourne Cricket Club had foisted an umpire on them That, however, was simpl) a gross perversion of a statement. His (Lord Harris s) words were, that the M C C had told him that the) had tried Coulthard, and found him competent, and that the) were per- fectly willing to give him leave to act, if they (tlie English team) would try him It might be thought that his language was too strong but it was not to be wondered at, for he had good reason to be indignant Ho and his colleagues had come out here to play cricket, as it was played at home, and he ventured to think that there were roany present who be- lieved they had endeavoured to play it as gentlemen and cricketers should (Applause ) They had one thing to congratulnte them sehee upon They had, he believed, ¡>ur passed the performances of any other Eng lish Lleven who had visited these colonies, hav mg made he thought, the extraordinary av crttge of about 225 an innings The colonists had been told that they were a fair batting eleven, a first class fielding eleven, and a poor bowling eleven They had proved firat-clasa at batting, and but moderate at fielding He moBt sincerely regretted the difierence of opinion w Inch had arisen that day between Mr Bo)le and himself Ile could assure them that he now regretted exceed ngl) that he ever went out, and appealed to Mr Bo)le to pull the stumps at C o clock-(applause) and also, that he would never have done so if he had not been under the impression that an understandiiu existed between Mr Boj lu and Inmse'f, that the stumps should be drawn at that hour Mr Bo) le s impression was that the) njreed to draw the stumps at half pastG o clock A misutiderstaiidingarose somehow, and it vv ia not a question of w hat was settled m the pavilion, but of what was said when he (Lord Harris) went in to bat himself It was a great pit j that an) thing had occurred to mar the good feeling mid good fe"ow »hip which had existed throughout their matches with the Melbourne Cricket Club (Applause) Before leaving he felt hound to pa) a passing tribute to the excel

lence of roloniol cricket We had large numbers of good bats, good bowlers, and good fields We had made wonderful strides Eince the advent of the first English Eleven, and there w as no reason why colonial cricket Bhould not go on improving, ond continue meeting the mother country m the field in friend!) mair). Colonial cricketers, how ever, should remember that the) had at turned to their present position b) diligence and hard work, and that if they intended to advance still further they would have to con tinue cheriBkmg a determination to excel

And now he would say "farewell -awordre gretted by them all, for they were about to part irom mans whom they now looked on a3 friends (Applause ) Cricket was not the only object of the team when they came out here, but tliej a'l had an idea that they would leam something ma larger school than they had been in Defore They kept m mind that they were coming to see a new world, founded and governed by English men, and that they might be able dunn; their short visit to do at least some little good, and when they returned home, each in his little circle would be able to tell what vast strides the AuBtrahan colonies were making towards the goal of prosperity, what kind hearts beat there, and how readily they welcomed an) one from the old countr)

(Applause ) They could never forget the kindness they had met with on these shores, and they left in the belief that the) had made many friends (Applause ) The health of their friends here, the proa pent) of the Melbourne Cricket Club, and above nil the wtllfareof these colonies would be the constant wish and fervent prajerof each one of those who in 187S 0 in Australia had the good fortune to form the English Lleven (Prolonged applause )

" The Melbourne Cricket Club' was then given b) Lord Harris, and responded to b)

the Chairman

During the evening Mr Lee performed at intervals on the Town ha'l organ, and the

proceedings were now brought toan end by j the playing of the " National Anthem "

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