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A VETERAN . CRICKETER,

Mr George iMoore, of (Maitland, the voteran cricketer, celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday last. "This grand old man of Australian "cricket,".

with others, assistod in establishing the game in Maitland, and frequently visit ed Sydnoy with northorn teams, to -play against Sydney elevens. Ho playod against tho first three All-England teams —H. H. Stcphenson's 1801-2, George Parr's ISG3-4, and. W. G. Grace's 1873- -4. Hie was a mo'mber of the first Aus tralian Twonty-two against Stephen ?" sod's elevon, in; tho match which was started at Sydney on [February 13,-18'G2, ?when tho Englishmen woro dismissed for 60 in tho first innings, and for 75 in tho second, the result largely of .GeoVgo Moore's ifinq bowling. He captured 10 wickets, and accounted for another with a catch. His brother, tho late.James Moore, fathor of William and Loon Moore, who were more recent 'represen tative playorss, was also playing in the' match. Tho Australian -Twenty-two scored'lol -in the first innings, and. 35 for nine wickots in the second , , thus win ning by 12 wickots. Tn 1872 he was mado tho recipiont of a ball, mounted on a stand, in recognition of his bowling in an intercolonial match, and in 1873, for similar, services, ho was ?presented with a handsomd marble ' and bronze clock. (110 still follows tho game with intorost. His last match was playod in 1895, when ho was 74 years of ago. One of his grandsons, Mr 0. >Q. Macart ney, of 'Gordon, was a mombpr of tho Australian toam that lately visited Eng land, and) who is noted for tho many conturyi scores ho has put up in ? first class matchos. The weight of adlvanc ing yoars of courso is tolling on the vet. oran in a physical sonsOj but mentally ho is as good as ho has boon for the last 10 yoars, and ho can almost read with out his glassos. Ho has four, children: Mr iA. F. Mooro, nn ox-Mayor of Now eastlo; Mr George Moore, jun., of High street; iMrs.Mar,k Winter, of West Mait land; and Mrs J. B.'Macartney/of Gor don.

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