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SOUTHAMPTON AND DISTRICT PICTORIAL.

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Outdoor Recreations. ("?%%,&')

Another Southampton week has come and gone, and again the financial results have been most
Citify iuz. The gentlemen who inaugurated this
tival did the County Club a real good turn.
Of course. the Club will not get nearly so much money out of the week as in former years, for the Australians. I believe, take half the proceeds, and the Yorkshire match was Stone's benefit.
The veteran stumper was fortunate in his choice of the match, and in the weather. He ahould clear over £400. and this will constitute a record for a Hampshire player.
There "has been much heartburning over Hampshire's defeat. It is generally agreed that the home side could have saved the game, but opinions differ as to who was to blame.
In the first place the Hampshire players who balled on Friday morning certainly lei their team down, by reckless hitting. Such an accomplished batsman as Captain Barrett found it necessary to real rain himself, yet other player* with less experience thought they could get a four off every delivery.
• One also wondered what induced the Hampshire captain to keep his men on the field during the last hour of the day when rain was falling ■harply. His bowlers, tired already, were further handicapped by a wet ball.
Had Yorkshire been fielding they would cer tainly have left the field. The runs scored during that hour had an important bearing on the re
Hampshire were outplayed from start to finish -on Saturday. In Hirst's caae fortune favoured the brave. * He hit out, well knowing the risk of doing so. and was lucky. A Blythe, a Dennett or a Woolley would have "gone through I the Yorkshire side in no time.
To put the truth in a nutshell, we did not have a bowler good enough to take full advantage of the wicket on Saturday morning.
The brilliant win over the Australians, however, to eome extent compensated Hampshire for their defeat bv Yorkshire, and made the Southampton week of "1912 memorable in the annate of Hamp. •hire cricket. \
G. B. Fry. Captain Barrett, and Mead all hat-ted in excellent form, the last-named obtaining the highest score made against the present Aue tralian team.
Then Alec Kennedy has taken 100 wickets for j the first time In first class cricket. More power to him! A local lad. he is only on the threshold of his career, and may yet make a name for bim-
ATHLETIC ITEMS.
Tte eleventh annual match between the South London Harriers and the Racing Club de France, hold a* Stamford Bridge Ground*, on Saturday, resulted in a win for the Londoners by four event*
The South London Club have now scored an wine to the Frenchmen's fire. F. Oiongo, the Italian Olympic sprinter, competed on behalf of the French dub. and won the sprint and quarter
The other event in which they were sucommful was the 120 yarda hurdles, won by R. Dortalis.
E. B. Greer won both the 800 yards and the three-quarter mile steeplechase,, and R. J. Morfey the one mile and three miles flat for the l^ondnnera.
Three open event* and a mile invitation relay
creased to loss of stroke and distance. If this cannot be agreed to, they recommend that the penalty be left to local rule.
The remaining alterations are largely of form, the spirit of the rule remaining.
Revision is of course necessary from time to time, and most of the alterations will no doubt, be accepted by the Royal and Ancient Club at its meeting, in September.
Golfers will note with regret the death of Mr. A J. Robertson, journalist and golfer, who founded the first golf paper, and who as a gallery-msn, twice won the Parliamentary championship.
His death was the result of a wound received -4'rotn a rusty nail which pierced his shoe whilst golflng. *
Nearly 100 rifle clubs have boon formed in tfc* North of Ireland during the last two yearn, IM it is the intention of,a law number of their members to make the Belfast meeting, which *i be held at the Kinnegar rang,-* next week, *
Thm meeting extend* till after the bolidav, bmk on Monday an event of an International A a veer I will take place. A similar event warn the principal attraction laat year, when England won the oo» test, Wales being a close second.
VISIT OF A CIRCUS AND MENACERIE. .
300 yard* handicap in 31 l-5eeos., and C. O. Say, the one mile in 4mine. 16 3-5seos. All very smart times, notwithstanding the handicap.
Th» relay warn captured by a strong team of the Polyteehiic Harriers, with Heme Hill second, and Blaokhoath Harriers third.
Although the English champion sprinter, W. R Applegarth, was unsuccessful at the Olympic game*, he gave several of the Continental champions and some Americans a taste of his quality at Copenhagen a few days later.
He won the 100 and 200 metre* scratch race*, boating Gerhardt (America) and Giongo (Italy) in 10 4-5secs and 22 l-5sooe—both new Danish reoorda
RIFLE 8HOOTIHC.
A peoular interest was attached to the 11 Mi toll at Boyutt Wood on Saturday last, when the East-leigh Club received a visit from Bittemo.
Eastleigh aw the cliangiiona of the Southsmp-ton and District League, and Bitterne maintained a uwk-ai»d-iieok struggle with them for tlie
So unusual interest w%a manifeat on Saturday, when these teams met under the auspices of tho Sarisbury League, tho morv so aa Bittorno were undefeated; their opponent* have only had to LnuckPe down once, and that warn at Weston.
Well, the unexpected hapi*-iied—it sometimes does in rifle shooting*—and Uilteme were defeated. But what a poor score the winning total proved to be—774 M! Many sides have lost with such a
CYMKHANA AT SWAYTHLINC.
London and South Western Railway.
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
&c.
In addition to the usual Weekly EXCUR-SIONS to LONDON, WEST OF ENGLAND, &c., Cheap EXCURSIONS will run from SOUTHAMPTON, &c.,
AUGUST 5th,
To PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT, EXMOUTH.EXETER, SHERBORNE. YEOVIL, for 1 or 5 days; to ILFRA-COMBE. BARNSTAPLE, BIDEFORD, &c., for ^ days.
To LONDON, PORTSMOUTH (for Southsea),POOLE. CHRISTCHURCH. BOURNEMOUTH*, WEYMOU.TH, DORCHESTER. CORFE CASTLE, SWAN AGE. SALISBURY. YEOVIL, SHERBORNE (Fete and Flying Eahibi. lion), &c , lor 1, 2 or 3 days.
ToBROCKENHURST. LYNDHURST. ROAD. LYMIXGTON, LEMXTHE. SOLENT, WINCHESTER. ROMSEY (Horticultural Show), WILTON (Fete), &C., for the day.
For full particular*, bookings from and to other stations, the usual LOCAL Bank Holiday Excursion., LATE TRAINS. &c.. see pro-
Certain ordinary train, will be altered c suspended during the Holidays. See bills.
H. A. WALKER,
lbs Wast Marias*,
■uthampton, on Saturday, August 10th, "with tkl greatest amalgamation of star artistas poeefWe W 1 procure."
Among the " turns " will be a performance to Sanger's famous sea lions, thoas wonderful UU» 2 bisns, part animal and part fish, which are billed
j to be the talk of the two hemispheres.
Other performers iu * long and thoroughly «4-I tractive programme n01 be the York hs* «# magic bounders and pantomimlsta; the Goldbeqp, i talented and novel instrumentalists; the Ttaaft Sisters Delia Casa. in a three elephant and tteM home tableau act; the Three 8ydneve, Australia's I premier versatile artistes; and the Foui daring and sensational equestrian troup
Then there will be Pimpo. " England's fot equestrian comedian, and the children's fne#u* who will introduce a number of fresh and original ' absurdities.
The Sanauro Troupe will make their Ant appearance in England as acrobatic tennis play** and juggler*: while a most amusing pantounM will be given by a number of elephant*.
These are only a few of the itoms, which a*# far too numerous to mention. Further partial < lars mav be seen in our advertising columns.
EXCURSION TO BRIGHTON.
Under the auspioec of the Southampton District Licensed Victuallers' Association popular annual erouraion to Brighton will '
ling the raoes there, as wdl
On Saturday last members of the Swaythling Tennis Club held a Gymkhana Our pictures show: (:) Amused spectators. (2) Ladies well " under way " in the hoop race. (3) A competitor in the egg-and-spoon race.
opportunity of attending the as of visiting the Aquarium,
Pavilion, and other places of attraction, oxrureion will leave the Terminus Station 7.36 a.m.. Northern 7J8. St. Denys 7 42. BwayHk* ling 7.46, and EssUelgh at 8.0, arriving # Brighton about 10.7 a.m.. and returning si BM p.m. the same day. Tickets may he obtained «* any member of the committee, or of the secretary (Mr. W E. W(l(*hlro), the Portland Arms. Above Bar, and No. 4, Portland-terrace.
HAMPSHIRE
ATHLETIC CUB.
Champions of " South of Thames."
GRAND
(Under A.A.A. Laws and N.C.U. Rules). :
Hants County Cricket Ground,
-Southampton,-
Later, he did even better by winning a 100 metres handicap from scratch in 10 3-5socs., which equals world's record.
E. J. Webb, lhc English walker, was also successful at the same meeting, winning the 5,000 metres handicap from scratch, and giving big -tarts away.
C. B. Kingsbury, the groat Portsmouth cjciist. and hc'«d«r of many championships, wsa defeated at Long Baton wport* on Saturday by R. L. Players of Cambridge, when competing for the 25 miles National Cyclist Union Championship. Ihe winner's time wu« 65mins. 7 4-5aeos.
If application* for entries are anjr criterion, we ire assured of a yenr fine programme of sport* at the athletic festival of the Hampshire Amateur Athletic Club at the County wricks* Ground, Southampton, on Bank Holiday.
Intending spectator* can form some ides of the keennea with which the events will be contested by viewing the splendid assortment of valuable prizes which are now on view in the town
COLF.
Some new rules have been drafted by the Rules Committee, which in conjunction with the Royal and Ancient Club, is sovereign in these matters.
They chiefly relate to "lost ball" and "out of bounds."
Under the present Rule 21 the penalty in match-play for a lost ball is the loss of the hole. For this it is proposed to substitute a penalty of stroke and distance.
In regard to "out of bounds," the current penalty for which is loss of distance only, the Committee suggest that the punishment be in-
Bitterno's total of 754 needs some explanation, and for a team of the visitor calibre it scans too bad to be true. The result seriously jeopardise* Bit tonic's chances, when one considers the remaining portion of the programme- of the Bar is. bury and District League.
The Weston and tibriabury Clubs were also cu-gaged ill a I*osgu«> match on Saturday, and though the visitors (Sari*bury)*ahowed considerable improvement on recent score*. Wes^nT"#ero wain victorious, thia time by ninn point*. Soon*: Weston. 767 off the gun, plus 15. tiarisbury, 755,
Some of the members of the Southampton Club have completed their scores in match seven of the Club League, while many too many in fact, are lagging most seriously, snd have not fired the previous matches in the given time. Scores up to date are: Messrs. W. Stuart, 206; H. M. Reed. 202: N. E. Evans. 196: W. A. Tags, 196; S. Fin layson, 186; P. P. Wallau, 185.
Tb«> Metropolitan Police Shooting League held their second "annual ' at the Ilam and Petersham ranges laat week. There wss a very large entry, and a great percentage took part in the seven events.
'l'lie present mrmbersaip of the League i* 4,335 an increase of 1,300 over the number when last yoara meeting was held.
It is quite evident that everything is done to further the movement in the force, snd that the men enter into the spirit of the pa*tinie_/nth ewfgv. A healthy iqiint of rivalry MAM between the DivWcoa.
Quito a novel idea of reducing the expenses ot practice ha* b*cn started In the shape of a I>«ague a in munition fund. A donation of 40,000 rounos from one well-known city gmitleman was something substantial to go on with.
AUGUST BANK-HOLIDAY, | 101a.
FIRST RACE at i.30 p.m.
CYCLING, RUNNING, WALKING, POLE JUMPING & RELAY RACES.
CHAMPIONSHIPS of HAMPSHIRE, >
ALL THE CHAMPIONS COMPETING.
The Enormous Entry of 350.
Admission 6d. Children 3d.
Stands Extra.
D. KELLY WHITLOCK, A.A.A.,
— 2(. Cumberland PUce. Soothftmptofl.
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