St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The Matches St George's Park - 1867 - Port Elizabeth Cricket Club vs 86th Regiment
1867 - Port Elizabeth Cricket Club vs 86th Regiment

On Saturday last a cricket match was played between the Port Elizabeth Cricket Club and the 86th Regiment, which resulted in a victory for the military by 25 runs on the first innings.

At 6.30pm, when the stumps were drawn, the 86th had four wickets to go down, and only 11 runs to make.

The Port Elizabeth Cricket Club first handled the willow. Jackson and Chatfield started bowling (not quite so steadily as usual).

The latter was very difficult to play, as with one ball he endangered the life of "cover point," with the next he nearly smashed the "stumps" with a leg-shooter, none know this better than Jackson, who will carry the marks of that afternoon's amusement to his grave.

When six wickets had fallen, the Cocoa-nut Colt came on at the "pavilion" end, and succeeded in removing Solomon's off stump in the first over.

None reached high scores, the only ones who made any stand were Todd, Solomon, and W Smith. Todd was out of luck, but he has evidently not forgotten the glorious days of "Alfred Minn" and "Fuller Pilch."

The 86th commenced by sending in Captain Roe and Private Hall, the former rolled between the wickets quite as fast as the ball.

The Colts came next. Three wickets for 10 runs. C Jackson then appeared. Well, he did not play badly; but then he's a "Knickerbocker."

Chat followed; he's a "knick" too (and a very good one), but then "he don't like them little 'illocks" so frequently met with in South Africa.

Graham, Sergeant Conway, Huggard, Brown and Captain Brockman, shewed that they have seen cricket before; but we wish the latter gentlemen would handle the bat less like a marling spike.

In the second innings the Port Elizabeth Club came well to the front, and 93 appeared on the telegraph before they were disposed of.

Cumberland, Bowler, and Smith, played in capital form; Hudson and Chalmers also played a useful innings. The little one was out of luck, and his score was "tres pettit."

The 86th, in the second innings, scored 54 for the loss of six wickets. The only remarks worthy of note in this innings were, that Solomon and Cumberland were shying a "balloon" at him, that Ruck Jackson (with face and hands smeared with butter) had to be dosed with S and B on account of the heat of the sun, and that the Cocoanut Colt was hurt through wearing a ring on his finger: if people will wear rings!!! - but never mind!!

Earnest Mal Travers fielded for him, and it did one's heart good to see him in his old place asleep on one leg.

Well, the match was a very jolly one, although no one was found "under the table" after luncheon. The two Clubs have now won two matches apiece, and we think they may rest content.

"Africander" has proved that he has not degenerated under Afric's burning sun, and the indomitable spirit of the soldier has, and will again carry him through many a hard-fought field.

We are sure the 86th will never forget the homely welcome and kindly greeting they have received at the hands of all, and in time to come, when they may conjure up associations and the days of'auld lang syne," their stay at Port Elizabeth will revert to them as a bright gleam of sunshine in their path, and the remembrance of friendly faces will remain in their hearts long after thew ship's a speck and the land's a line.

Port Elizabeth Club
1st Innings2nd Innings
Chalmers, b Chatfield
Cumberland, hit wckt, b Jackson
P. Heugh, l.b.w., b Jackson
Todd, b Chatfield
Bowler, run out
Hudson, b Jackson
Dunsterville, c Brockman b Jackson
Solomon, b Goldsworthy
Pettit, not out
W Smith, c C Jackson, b Chatfield
Dean, b Chatfield
Byes:5,Wide Balls:7
Total
0
0
0
7
0
0
2
7
0
7
0
12
35
b Chatfield
run out
c Brown, b Goldsworthy
b Goldsworthy
b Goldsworthy
c and b Jackson
b Chatfield
b Goldsworthy
b Goldsworthy
not out
b Jackson
Byes:8,Wide Balls:10
Total
8
16
4
3
19
7
0
0
1
16
1
16
93

86th Regiment
1st Innings2nd Innings
Capt. Roe, c Heugh b Smith
Private Hall, b Chalmers
Ens. Goldsworthy, c Cumberland, b Chalmers
Lieut C H Jackson, not out
Private Huggard, c Todd, b Smith
Lieut Chatfield, b Solomon
Sergt Conway, c Smith, b Solomon
Drum-Major Brown, b Solomon
Ensign Graham, b Solomon
Capt. Brockman, b Cumberland
Ensign Jackson, b Solomon
Byes:4,No Balls:1,Leg Byes:3
Total
4
2
2
29
8
1
1
0
0
2
7
8
64
b Solomon
run out

not out
c Dunsterville b Cumberland
c Bowler, b Cumberland
b Cumberland
not out

b Solomon

Byes:9,Wide Balls:1,leg bye:1
Total
6
11

21
0
0
0
2

3

11
54

Eastern Province Herald
December 3, 1867.
Cricket.
By Our Special Correspondent.


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