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Darlot Cup Contest ROWE'S GREAT DOUBLE

(By R.E.C.)

Last Wednesday the colleges » entered upon the last round of the Darlot Cup cricket competition. Christian Brothers' College won very comfortably from Scotch, and Hale triumphed over Guild ford Grammar School. As a result, Christians are undefeated at the head of the premiership table, with two vic tories to spare from Hale School. With

only two games remaining to be played, C.B.C. looked certain victors in the com petition, and in any case cannot do worse than to figure in a premiership play-off. They were last successful in 1928. ROWE'S SENSATIONAL PERFORM ANCE In the match between Hale School and Gulldford, at Guildford, Jack Rowe, the Hale skipper, covered himself with glory in scoring a brilliant 187, and without assistance from the fieldsmen, taking six wickets for 20 runs, on perhaps the most perfect wicket in the State. This per formance is probably the best all-round effort in the history of these contests. The nearest aproach to it sefems to be Jack Shea's 111 and seven for 34 last year, also against Guildford. A LONE HAND . Rowe scored 187 of his team's 280, and I Stubbs with a useful 37 was the only one !

who lent him, any assistance. His cen tury was posted in 120 minutes, and his next 87 runs came in only 75 minutes. It was exhilarating cricket, and this bril liant left-hander, who is the nearest ap proach in this State to Bromley, should make a name for himself in big cricket. He brought his Cup match tally to 598. ^ Campbell, the young bowler, took five for 38 with his accurate slow deliveries, and. was responsible for.Rowe's dismissal. The other bowlers were expensive, but 280 runs should not have proved insuper able to the C.E.G.S. batsmen. ' GUILDFORO COLLAPSE The Grammar team, usually a reliable bat.ting side, crumpled up on this occa sion. Their stars, Gardiner and Kemp ton, were out for 19 and 0 respectively. Brinkley, managed 18, but a partnership worth 40 from Campbell (22) ,and Twine (21) helped the total along to an even 100. SCOTCH'S BAD YEAR The formidable maroon team of 1930 has fallen from grace', and all its bait ting champions, Allnutt, J. Newman, Ironside, and Byass, have proved abso lute failures this year. It is disappoint ing. Christians dismissed them before lunch for 110. Geo. Ironside slightly re deemed himself with an attractive 27, and Geoff Newman fulfilled some of his early promise in confidently knocking up a similar total. J. Newman, Hampshire, and Grieve just got into double figures, but the rest formed a mere procession. CB.C.'S VARIED ATTACK The red-and-blacks undoubtedly pos sess the best attack in the public schools, and though Barney O'Shaughnessy onty secured one wicket on this occasion, Jack M'Leod returned to the pavilion with the flattering figures of four for 7. The consistent slow bowler, Ryan, gained two for 34, and Roily Brown with his pacy stuff took three for 41. O'SHAUGHNESSY ENTERTAINS THE CROWD

When stumps were drawn Christians had put together 406 runs for the loss of seven wickets, scored in 270 minutes. Every one of their batsmen looked like geting runs and got them. Jack M'Leod, shaky early, later settled down and drove with great power in scoring 75, his high est score in a cup match. G. Arthur, perhaps the most consistent college bats man of recent years, scored 44, but his display was marred by early chances. With Scotch's score passed B. Buzzard (51) and Brown (45) belted the woe fully weak maroon attack unmercifully. Brown hit one ball into Queen's Gar dens. But it was Barney O'Shaughnessy who provided the fireworks. He rattled up an even century, his second in cup matches, in 65 minutes. He scored no less than seven sixers and nine fours in a vigorous display. Every one of his big hits cleared the trotting track, one other went into Queen's Gardens, ana another landed near the trams outside the ground. It was a fine exhibition of clena batting. ' Byass with two for 59 and G. Newman with identical figures took the bowling honors for Scotch, but the rest were quite hopeless, and I doubt whether I have seen such a poor quality attack in a cup match before. Following are the leading batting and bowling averages: — BATTING Ins. N.O. R. H.S. Av. J. Buzzard, C.B.C. . 4 2 223 lOOx 111.5 J. Rowe, H.S. ... 4 1 294 187 98.0 G. Gardiner, C.E.G.S ? 4 1 270 170x 90.0 J. Shea, C.B.C. . .3 — 234 134 78.0 G. Arthur, C.B.C. .4 — 215 88 53.7 R. Brown, C.B.C. . .4 1 148 66x 49.6 K. Kempton. C.E.G.S.4 — 144 67 36.0 j. M'Leod. C.B.C. .4 — 144 75 36.0 BOWLING Wickets. Runs. Ave. J. Rowe, H.S ? 19 151 7.9 D. Ryan, C.B.C. ... 13 106 8.2 B. O'Shaughnessy, C.BiC. . . . .''., .- 16 136 8.5 Campbell, .CE.Gis. . 11 156 14.2 W. Byass, S.C. . . ' . 13 200 15.4