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It is impossible to pleseo everybody. So long as the. greatest interests arc ecrved w« ought 10 he aatssfied. and I think il will be generally agreed that the nam which pnvented Hampshire from boating Derbyshire was most beneficial. even if it spoiled criakct.
But Hampshire should hate had the match * on Saturday morning. They massed their chat 00 thj first day. when Derbyshire could hi been dismissed for a moderate total.
I do not wmomber so many calches dropped in a first-dase match am was the case on this oooaoion. Both sides were fanners m an equal degree. Matters became to bad that you could not depend even upon a "sitter' being bold.
There baa been unquestionably a marked decline in fielding in recent years. No team has been exempt; and I ain not sure that the prof, mo nab are not worse than tbo amateurs.
At any :mte, the men who pay to play sh< more •kc.-nness in the field, on the whole, than those who arc paid for playw*.
There is no exru*c for bad fielding. A dropped catch in the «Lps is aanetanas pardonable, cause the ball * on you before you can 1 and occasionally it an awkward height and at a difficult angle.
But in other positions, which give one a cl to see the ball coming all the -may, a oata hand sbou^i never be dropped unlos% the speed is something out of the ordinary.
The rort most frequently missed arc the skier*— the easiest to take if one watches the ball down to band. Most p&ayurs, however, fail to bring the eyes down with the ball until it is in the bag."
There is too much carnlevnes and too much over-confidence displayed nowaday*. A cricketer should never use one hand in fielding when he can employ the two hands.
I do hope that some stfpa will be taken to recover the "high reputation which the Hampshire team formerly enjoyed for good Adding. The suggestion to deduct a certain amount from talent money for each catch missed is, I understand, still under consideration.
The great 1

Such biting as his, rigorous and fesrlrm, delighted the spectators In this came the wish** of the crowd coincided with the interests of the team.
C. B. Fry and A. C. Johnston kud tbe founda-tiou of Mampahlrem big total byi their eaceUent hetLng. The manner m ahkh the former was dmnmetd was curious.
In playing back to Wmrren the hall mtruek him on the thigh, and. causing him to ksc hss balance, h* heel knocked the wicket down. He was put on the scormg books as having Lit wicket, bui :t trawpsred next dm* that Umpirm ISon had given Iran out Ibw.
H Heakelh Pridsard's reium (o the Hampshire
distinguish himself.

•polling days of J„

ind if only the mild and moist the pruspec of tlie #aann on Uie 16th wi It has kvn a grat* Mar-fly on moat of the southern riv«n_ ,
tionally gooa.
The lUiien pmli&bly heads the list fo number of rish taken. Big trout has been mom, and. Iteing in fine condition they pi very good fights before the landing net wn under them.

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In regard to Uig p so much damage recw Ituncimau. President of the Hoard of Agriculture and Fisheries, said the other day that tire question of the pollution* of streams near roads that had been tarred would have to he dealt with by administration, and, poeoiUy,br.legia-latiou. In any came, mnmetlung would have to be done. And so say all of us!
Sea anglers an* doing well all nrnnd the smith and souUi-east coast, and. with favourable weather, there should be some nice bam* taken at the well-known resorts.
Southampton aea anglers Ashing from the Pier have not had a happy time lately, and it is very doubtful if a cat could I* kept fat on | the amount of fish that were caught last week.
Some bass have airi%*d. but they are for the. most part quite small, and do not bite freely. 1
One afternoon last week the writer happened | to be on the Pier, and entered into con versa- | tion with an angler, who said that ho had been , fishing for a couple of hours without a bite.
About Inlf an hour later an official came up. and remarked that one of the electric lamps behind the angler had been alight. He put it 1 out. saying. "They will bite all right now." J " Yes." replied the angler: " they could we ] the hooks before."
It was not long afterwards that the point of the rod began to jerk frantically while the angler was lighting his pipe. Ho hastily snatched it up and beg*n to wind in. After a long time a small baas made its appearance, and was hauled up in triumph.
A rather unusual tiling si nut this fish was lliat it wa# hooked twice, one hook having en-
texvd its mouth, while it liecame foul-hocked with another which lodged in ita side.
It is surprising what interest the anglers and others take in the capture of & Ssh. No matter how small it is, to see it landed is a great attraction to the crowd, whkh quickly assume* large proportions round the fortunate angler, who is lucky if ho does not get his gear trampled under foot and smashed to pieces.
Also tie is almost bored to death with the senseless questions he is asked by rarious per-
If the weather keeps bright and the nights are warm for a while grey mullet should soon by on the feed. The beet bait is. pefhapa. a rag worm, although a cube of V white bread takes a lot of beating.

There was some fine golf in the bogey competition at Aoneham on Saturday, it» spite of the really bad weather conditions.
Mr. Harrkcn, the winner in the firit division, plsyed emotionally well, having hes bandieap of two. &ad flnimhing level with be*rey. Mr. Baun. dera had another good round from scratch, finishing all square.
Mr. C. Brook was all square from the six mark, and so was Dr. Young from eleven.
Tn the second division Dr. Hearn Parry was three up on lib handicap of'lj; Mr. R. H. Davis was all square from 15, as was Mr. B. Copp on
A remarkable sequence of ti«i has occurred in the flrd, round of the Wembley Club's foursome tournament between Mr. H. 8. Kelly and Mr. A. Leavey on the one aide and Mr. J. Bell and Mr. A. P. \V. Bamberger on the other.
, The (Battalion team of tf»e Con naughts won the ! Hants County Challenge Cup, a competition open I to nH Service*. H.MjS. .Excellent were second.
Private Gale, of the 4th Hants, secured the j first under the member*' ticket, and Private H. Smith, of the 7th, the recruits' brbnae medal. | The Company Challenge Cup was won by "B" j Company of the 7th Battalion. *
Shooting at llighfield last week, under the ! auspices of the Southampton Ctub League, Mr. ! W. Stuart compiled the exosRent score of 208 out of a ipomiblo 210. Mr. Stewart dropped into the ! eight* with his first shot to count at the 25 yards, and on (the longer range* he scored
Other scores put up in the third aerie* of ; matches were —Messrs. H. Mill*. 201; V. H.
Gibson, 201; X E. Evans, 201; and W. Page, 199. ! The principal seertm made on the Highfiekl range* in the following competitions are:—
The winner* of the handicaps are: 1, H. Harding, 99 plus 3.3; 2, W. Page, 91 plus 8. The first was at 25 and the second ai 50 yards
So Norfolk has won the Queen Alexandra Cup. a competition bettor known aa the county championship. This suocsam at the London meeting of tbo Society of Miniature Rifle Culba wis an exceedingly popular one, inasmuch as the trophy
tr. R. L. Anderson, the Oxford University president, did another great performance in the 1*0 yards hurdle raoa doing IS 2-5 sees., and heatiug rich a champion aa Kenneth Powell ia over the "atickm."
"Hiero is not the slightest doubt that walking as a sport is booming locally. Since ths II.A.A.C issued notices for a road walking race for business houses, public bodies, etc., there have been a lot of talk, and not a little seioua training.
Over thirty entries have been received, and it ia understood that the first twelve home will represent "Queen's" in the big race referred to above, snd which takes place on June 19th.
ever held in Southampton, and will produce
______ excellent sport, as, in addrtion to the tnavy
who fancy themselves, there are rumours el "dafk horses " galore.
Ia a surprise packet in store* The championship of the ^nfateur Athletio Association will bo decided at Stamford Bridge, London, on June 22nd.
i In si I probability entries will be received from Canadian. Australasian, and American, competitors, who will break their icurney on their wuy to Stockholm for the Olympic Games
suited lift. liii. This i
[\\. h. Brown, 36, South F
Names of Players (back row): \V. Harrison. A. Colbournc. F. White (rapt.). W. Randall, J. Rogers, K. Wvatt, II. Robinson; (front row) K. Andrews. J, Shergold, A. Small, C.« Andrews.
The couples have met on rib fewer than foui oocosions, and each time the result has been 1 halved match.
The roocHt opening of several munk-ipil rourws directu attention to the degree to which the am. kindred interests have built up golf chu> and (tames in Scotlaod.
Edinburch, for instance, hsa more golf dub* than anything else, ranging from the famous . Honourable Company of Edinburgh golfws, with s hWo.j rollmg nark dose upon 200 yasrs, to th* clubs connected with the churches.
, Merchants, bankers, private firms, architect*, rrooacs, commercial travellers, gas employe*, silo«s. pchtal officials, fruit traders, pupil teacher*, hernials, photographers, and telegraph me*, n. r»T» are among the interests which have rluba of
is 6!ubs play on the various roui*e* |p and id the city, which are the finest in the world, ost of the other Scotch towns are rimilaily niwd. and all have fine courses. Scotland be-indeed the golfers' Mecca
The meeting which concluded lest week was always well attended, and (ha years gathering boat all previous records, both as regards the number of awnpetiters and the number of targets
Many of the first string selections for the Olympic Gaim* were competing, and the meeting waa all thYACHTING.
The big-dasn racing season opened en fisturday wiUi the annual races of the ltoral Thames Yacht Club, from Southend to Harwich. The wind WM xastorly and rather variable, and there waa also a hase. 'lire reappearance of the two 23-metre cutters. White Heather and Shamrock, after a year s rest, was a feature of the races The P**r looked iii fine trim as they were manoeuvring for position at the start, with full light wtather canvas set. Their start waa not a particularly good one. Shamivck waa first over the line. With a little more kick than her opponent she securcd a lead. She moved with more life than Whit* Heather, and steadily added to her aAantage. It waa a turn to windward 1 for the great,v part of ths journey, and with the brreee improving in the afternoon Shamrock woo by IBmin. Hie raoo for the 19-metre dam brought out the same four boats that gave such fine snort last year. Ttere was additional interest in thai race owing to the fact that Norsda is bail* HU thus token by amateur helmsmen. The feature of the ISmetro class sas the presence of Istna, the new Nicholson-deegned (oat. She led her opponents across the lino at the start,, and retained the lead for some Mme, but Vanity passed her In the second reach. During the remainder of the journey Is trie (sailed by Captai 11 A. Diaper, of Itchen Ferry) recovered, some of this, and was ultimately beaten by Imin. Msec. Oatara was only Usee, astern of Istrla at the Swin Middle, but ftnwhed nearly 12m«n. astern. Mariska made rather a poor show all day. Tbo old cutter Bloodhound opened her season well. She put hereelf on the wrong side of the line before gunfire, and, not observing her recall number immediately, lost nearly 5m|n. in rocrosaing. But aided later by a good breesc, whkh put hor rail under water for some minutes, she recovered herself sufficiently to aave her lime for first prise. Onda, the scratch boat in the handicap, was also over the line too soon, and just as she waa re-, crossing her topmast carrktl away. Creole went away with a lead. Creole was leading Carina at the Swin Middle, but lost her piace later, and took third prize, Carina taking second.
The King of Spam s 15-metre racing yacht Hispania and another Spanish yacht of the some elss«, Tuigs, owned by the Due de M.. ____I I,__,.._J -V.,r4.

louth Territorials figured prominently at
the Hants Rifle Association's annual held at Browndown lost week.
Ths Iyird-Lieutenant's Championship Cup wo« woo by (W.4krgt. Vine, of the 6th Hanla. a consistent shooting member of the Connanght's Club, for the third time. This was his second successive win iri this popular event.
Col.^er*t. CeUry. also of the *h Hamtf. secured the 6rst in the aM eomeM." end Laoco^orpl.
mio promoting club secured this, though not I without a great atruggk with the bolder*. Rlaek- I h«It was a remarkable race, the "Polo" boy* ! display hue excellent judgment. %eThen Aptdegarth and DA rev printed better ' U«n the ««umth. which gave Nicol a twenty yard* lead for the last quarter.
Seaili'mae. for llluckheath, made a gallant ejfort to catch Nicol, and, although he reducd tho pap considerably, he was unable to overhaul the Polytechnic representative.
Tho plarinpa were as follows: —
lst, P"l>-teclmie Harrier*—P. R Mann. W. H I Apphyartli. V. II. DArey. and (J. Nicol.
2nd. Rlarkhraih Harriers—J. T. Souttsr. F. T. | Browne, K. A Lindsay, and C. N. fxedhouae.
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The Royal PpTtarivnuilb Corinthian Yacht Glib I Opened their racing on Saturday afternoon at Souths.* with matches for the Solent dasses. It ere was a good breete at the start, but ft did ' not last, and tho Redwing class had a late finish. Vent ana, steered by Mr. O. Keele, i-gain won In the 8-metre»' ram. Anbwernia taking the second prije. This was Antwerpias last race, as she Is to be shipped at Southampton to-morrow to be nonveyed to Antwerp. Bndrttr won in the 7-metre race, and the Ciyde^lewigncd craft seems going in improved form. Oinevra ha
The West Quay Regal la Club had a couple of rsev,, on Saturday afternoon in the under three tons class, but Ihm weather was bsd, and tho courses had to beeurtailed. Only Mr. F. Hole's Ideal finislie»KrttTe~~?o*rnd in the racers' clam, and ■won. In tho cruisers' section Lilr. Mr. F. flay wanl. made her first appearance this season, and won.-the sseomd prise going to Mr. P. Durham's Inyoni The dub have races again on Saturday next for the under three tons dass in two sections—cruiser* and rac<«rs—also a match for cruisers 3 to 13 tons (Thames measurement).