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Gold Medal Play 3 January 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 5 January 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

The New South Wales Bowling Association give a   gold medal and a trophy annuity to the two best men of the year. For these prizes there are this year thirty-six entries, and the candidates for the  honours of these competitions took place on Wednesday last on the Ashfield bowling green, the combatants being Mr. Walter Akhurst, of the Balmain Club, and Mr. Newton, of the Newtown Bowling Club, Victoria Park. The match was very closely contested, Mr. Akhurst winning by only one point. The issue of the match was discounted in advance, as Mr. Akhurst is an old and very strong player, whereas his opponent has been playing the game for considerably less than a year, and it was a considerable surprise to many that he pushed Mr. Akhurst so hard, the game, before the last end, being 30 points all. The green was In perfect order, and the result gave satisfaction to everybody concerned. Dr. Wilson acted as scorer and referee In the interests of both the principals, and was cordially thanked by them for his courtesy and attention.  



Gold Medal Play 6 January 1894 and Pennant Draw


The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 8 January 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

A match in connection with the Bowling Associa- tion's gold medal competition took place on the Ashfiold green on Saturday afternoon, the con- testants being Mr. L. H. Whittle (Secretary of the Ashfield Club) and Dr. H. Wilson. From the outset it was apparent that the players wore pretty evenly matched, and throughout the game neither got much ahead. When the scores stood at 29 all Mr. Whittle managed to get two balls in, and then won an ezcellent match by two points.

The drawing in connection with the pennant   matches has resulted as follows -Ashfield v. Redfern, Newtown (Victoria Park) v. Newtown (Erskineville-road), Rosehill v Balmain.  


Champion Medal game,  Redfern Singles Championship, "The World" and "The Australians" for the Toohey trophy Teams, 4 & 5 January 1894

Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 13 January 1894, page 38

 Bowls.

A well-contested game, one of the competitions for the champion medal and trophy of the New South Wales Bowling Association, took place on January 4 on the green of the Ashfield Bowling Club, between Mr. Walter Akhurst (Balmain Club) and Mr. M. Newton (Newtown V.P. Club), Mr. Akhurst proving tho victor by 1 point. Some idea of the equality of the game may be gathered from the fact that the players tied no fewer than five times, the last tie being at the 30th end when they were 30 all. Mr. Akhurst contrived to get in two fours, which is the largest number that can be scored in one end, but this did not seeom to discourage tho tyro, who pegged away most persistently and with considerably effect, as was proved by the state of the game at the end, when the players were 30 points all. Dr. Wilson officiated as scorer and referee to the satisfaction of both parties. The Ashfield Club very kindly placed its splendid green at the disposal of the players, and " Dick," the obliging caretaker, had it in perfect order. The weather was perfect, and the match passed off with- out a single hitch.

A match was played on the Redfern Green on Wednesday, the 4th inst., in the presence of a large number of bowlers and others, for the championship of the club, between Messrs. G. W. Howe and Wither- ston, and ended in a win for Mr. Howe by 10 points. The scores being-Howe 32, Witherston 22 points.

Mr. T. C. Hinchcliffe has been selected by the City Club to act in conjunction with others to select a team of Australians to play against the world in the forthcoming contest Australian Team v. The World Team. Mr. J. Forsyth has been selected to act with others to select the World team.

A meeting of the committee of the N.S.W. Bowling Association was held on Friday, 5th inst., at Young's Chambers, Pitt-street. One of the vice-presidents, Mr. J. W. Mortley, occupied the chair, and there was a large attendance. It was stated by Mr. Cohen . (secretary) that the credit balance of the association at the bank was £87 16s. The secretary of the Victorian Association wrote, stating that five members of the association intended to visit New Zealand, and   asked if any of the N S.W. members would join them so as to make up at least three rinks. The matter was allowed to stand over for the opinion of the members to be obtained. The secretary of the Victorian Association added that a team would visit Sydney to take part in tho usual Easter matches. The draw for the seoond round of the pennant matches has resulted in the following fixtures : Newtown Erskineville-road v. Newtown Victoria Park, Ashfield v. Redfern, and Balmain v. Rosehill. These matches are to be played on Saturday, January 20. In each case they will be contested on the first-named club's green.

The following teams were selected to play in the matches between "The World" and "The Australians" for the Toohey trophy :-"The World" : Messrs. Drake, Wortley, Kershaw, Reeder, Sandford, Butler, J. Forsyth, Coker, Muir, W. Gelding, Messel, Fleay, Sweeney, Mercer, Woderstrom, Roberts, T. T. Forsyth, Alexander, Kondio, and Varley. "The Australians " : Messrs. Whittle, Cohen, Hinchcliffe, Conlon, Dalrymple, Lane, Howe, Punch, Evans, Toohey, Jervis, Goddard, Ackhurst, Gordon, Dickin- . son, and Hannigan. The members of the two teams met last week for the purpose of selecting captains.

The first round for the Toohey Trophy is to be played on the City - Green on- Saturday, Februàry 3 ; the second round on Saturday, February 24,' on the, St. Leonards Green; the third round on; Saturday, March 10, on the Ashfield Green ;. the fourth on Saturday, March 24, on the Redfern Green ; and the fifth round on Saturday, . April 7, on the Balmain Green.

It was resolved that all the rounds in the champion  rink matches be played on neutral greens. The first round was fixed for Wednesday, January 24. A draw placed the competitions as under : Ashfield v. Glebe, St. Leonards v. Waverley, Redfern v. City, Newtown E.R. v. Rosehill, and Newtown V.P. v. Balmain.

A match was played on the Ashfield Green on Saturday afternoon in connection with the Bowling Association gold medal competition between Mr. L. H. Whittle, secretary of the Ashfield Club, and Dr. H. Wilson. When the scores stood at 29 all, Mr. Whittle managed to get two balls in, and thus won an excellent match by two points.


Pennants Semi Final Ashfield v Rewdfern, Balmain v Rosehill 
20 January 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 22 January 1894, page 6

BOWLS.


The City and St Leonords clubs met in a friendly contest on the green of the latter "Neither clubwas     represented by its full strength St Leonards won by six points Scores: -  

No. 1 Rink: -St. Lconard: J. Trimble, H. H. Bligh, T. T. Forsyth, W. Alexander, 25.City: J. James, D.   Nightinglae, W. H. Goddard, H. Hughes, 24.   No . 2 Rink:. St. Leonards: W. Wilkie,W. H. Perry, jnr., Kearey, W. P. Moore, 26. City:     P. Bedford, J Hcdges, H. Harris, C. W. Knight, 25.

No. 3 Rink:-St. Leonards: F. I. Cahill, J. Peat, T. Jelley, J. Stevens, 25. City: E. Cansdell, U. W. Carpenter, S.   Gelding, A. E. Butler, 29. No. 4 Rink-St. Leon ards 1 R. C. Brindley, A. M'Leod, D. G. Snodgrass, F. Punch, 27. City:         J. H. Morris, A. Wright, R. Muir, A. Coker, 19. Totals: St. Leonards, 103: City Club. 97.  

A match took place on the Ashfield Green on Saturday between the Ashfield and Redfern clubs   in connection with the second round for the Bowling     Associations championship pennant. The match     was won by Ashfield by 30 points. The following were the scores -  
No. 1 Rink -Ashfield: E. R. Hinder, H. Dixson, W. H. Hoskins, W. gelding (captain), 30. R. Brown, A. Mibell, 
J. Brogden, C. Roberts (captain), 19. 

No. 2 Rink:- 
Ashfield, J. Groth, J. Schfield, J. W. Mortley, G. Miller   (captain) 33. Redfern: G. Hall, W. Rose, R. Gray, G.  
Howe (captan) 18. 

No 3 Rink: Ashfield, J. Hankin, 
C. Bailey, G. Laurence, J. Davies (captain), 32. Redfern:   D. Perkins, E. Parker, J. Medcalf, J. Hanigan, (captain), 
16. 

No 4 Rink- Ashfield: H. Drake, G. Jones, F. J.
Josephson, L. H. Whittle (captain), 26. Redfern: W. Richardson, T. Dearen, R. W. Greirson, B. Wilderstrom (captain)
38. 

Totals: Ashfield, 121; Redfern, 91; 
majority for Ashfield, 80.  

At the conclusion of the game the health of the visitors was proposed by Mr J. W. Mortley (presi-   dent of the Ashfield BC), and in responding Mr Howe (vice-president of the Redfern BC ) expressed a hope that the Ashfied Club would succeed in winning the pennant.

Rosehill and Balmain met at Balmain on Saturday afternoon in a pennant match, the result being a decisive win for Balmain by 153 points to 82.

Scores -
No 1 Rink: Balmain: Captain Heselton, Dr. Kelly,   Mr W. Akhurst, Mr J. H. Jervis, 28. Rosehill: Mr F. Meads, Dr W. S. Brown, Mr W. Hart, Mr F. C. Cox, 27.
 

No. 2 Rink: - Balmain: Mr W. Hegstram, Mr B.
Kershaw, Mr. J. R. Hamilton, Mr W. Cruikshank,   53. Rosehill: Mr J. Gibson, Mr R. M.   Virtue, Mr A. Johnstone, Mr A. Payten. 16.        
 

No. 3 Rink-- Balmain: Mr J. P. Ruffley, Mr W. H.
Dalrymple, Mr G. C. Murdoch, Mr H. B. Cohen, 43.   Rosehill: Mr G. Hart, Mr J. W. Cowper, Mr W. H.
Tunks, Mr S Walker,19. 

No 4 Rink-Balmain: Mr    
G. Batson, Mr S. P. Hogg, Dr Wilson, Mr J. J. Reeder, 29. Rosehill: Mr E. Ellison, Mr S. Drummond, Mr J.      
Finlayson, Mr A. L. Hayes, 20. 

Totals: Balmain, 153;  
Rosehill, 82. 





Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 27 January 1894, page 40

Newtown v Rosehill Champion Rink Match

Sydney Morning Herald 
Thursday 25 January 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

A match between the Newtown (Erskineville.road) and Rosehill Clubs, in connection with the champion rink matches, took place on the Ashfield Park green on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Sweeney captained the Newtowns, and Mr. A Payten the Rosehills, Newtown won bv three points. The following were   the scores -Newtown; Dalrymple, Pritchard, Fleay, Sweeney (captain), 27. Rosehill; Walker, Fullager, Hayes, A. Payten (captain), 24. Majority for Newtown, 3.


Ashfield Second Sixteen v Waverley 3 February 1894, 
Balmain Bowling Ground Company Limited AGM


The Sydney Morning Herald , Monday 5 February 1894, page 6

BOWLS
.

A match between the Ashfield Club's second sixteen and the Waverley Club took place on the former's green on Saturday afternoon. The result was a somewhat easy win for Ashfield. The visitórs were unsuccessful in every rink, but this they accounted for by the fact that their club has only recently been formed. The rinks were :

No. 1 rink: Ashfield-Brentnall, Schofield. Jones. Alphen (captain), 29: Wavcrley-Chaptin, Horrccks, Gardner, Clarke (captain), 14. 

No. 2 rink: Ashfield;
Hinder, Robertson, Eagling. Dixson (captain), 31 ; Waver- ley-Dr. Rutledge, Watkins, Sadler, Andrews (captain),
22. 

No. 3 rink : Aahfield-Pierce, Thomas, Norris, Hutch-
ins, (captain), 22; Waverley-Thomas, Barnes, Blanchard.
Mulholland (captain), 20. 

No. 4 rink : . Ashfield-Kellett,
Beattie. Davis, Josephson (captain), 31 : Waverley-Dr.
Moore, Fitzgerald, Haycroft, Wain (captain), 10. 
Totals :
Ashfield, 113; Waverloy, 75; majority for Aahlleld, 38.

At the conclusion of the game the visitors compli- mented the Ashfield Club on the effiencey of its members, and extended to them a cordial invitation to visit their own green.  

In consequence of the Newtown Club withdrawing from the semi-final match with Balmain for the championship pennant, the Ashfield Club, which had drawn a bye for that round, will play the Balmain Club on its own green on tho 17th instant.

BALMAIN BOWLING GROUND COMPANY, LIMITED.

The annual meeting in connection with the Balmain Bowling Ground Company, Limited, was held on Saturday evening, in tho board-room. Darling-street, East Balmain. Mr. W. D. Cruickshanks, chairman of the directors, presided, and the wholo of the board of management were present. The report for the year presented was a very satisfactory one. The election of officers resulted as follows :-Mr. W. D. Cruickshank, chairman of directors ; and Captain 'Haselton, Captain F. U. Trouton, .J.P., J. D.   Cronin, and Charles Manuelle, directors ; secretary   and treasurer, Mr. H. Rollinson; auditors, Dr. H. A. Wilson and Chas. Datson. The election of officers for the Balmain Bowling Club for the forthcoming year will be as follows :-President, Dr; R. A. Wilson : vice-prcstdents, Messrs. B. Kershaw and C. Manuelle ; committee, Messrs. J. D. Cronin, F. H. Booth. Hubert Cronin, and Captain Heselton ; trustees, Messrs. W. D. Cruickshank, G. C. Murdoch, and Dr. Wilson ; hon. sec, Mr. H. B. Cohen (re- elected) ; hon. treasurer, Mr. Chas. Batson (re- elected).  

 

Champion Rink: Redfern v Newtown (Erskineville-road), Glebe v Balmain, Gold Medal Match Ashfield v City Club, 
7th February 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald , Friday 9 February 1894, page 6


BOWLS
.

Two matches in connection with the champion rink competitions were played on the Ashfield Green on Wednesday afternoon the contesting clubs were-Redfern v Newtown (Erskineville-road) and   Glebe v Balmain. The former match was a very closely contested one. When tim» was called the clubs were equal, but after consultation with the judge it was decided to play another head in order to avoid a draw. Mr. Lawrence acted as referee.

After an cxciting game Redfern won by 2 points The results wero as follow -Redfern;-R W. Grier- son, J. Halligan, B. Wilderstrom, G. Howe (cap- tain ). Newtown:-Dalrymple, J. Pritchard, A.     F leay, S. Sweeney, totals Redfern, 26, New- town, 24, Majorityfor Redfern 2.

In the Glebe y Balmain match the former had it much their own 
way, though for one half-hour they
failed to score at all the results were-Glebe; H. E. Vaughan, C. F. Messell, J W. Dickinson, M. J. Conlon (captain) Balmain; W. Akhurst, J. H. Hamilton, J Reeder, H. B Cohen (captain)

Totals Glebe, 35; Balmain, 16, majority for Glebe, 19.

In the champion rink competition only three clubs now remain in, viz, St. Leonards, Glebe, and Redfern, St Leonards has drawn a bye, and will play the winner of the Glebe v. Redfern contest.

L. H. Whittle (secretary Ashfield Club) played A. Coker (of the City Club) at Strathfield on Wednes- day in the gold medal contests. The Ashfield man succeeded in winning by 7 points, the scores being   Whittle 31, Coker 24.

The Newtown Club which has been drawn against Balmain Club in the champion pennant matches, has applied for a postponement of the game for one week, on account of the municipal elections.

The Intercolonial bowling matches will be played in Sydney during Easter week. There will be three days' play, and the victors will have to win two matches out of the three. One of the matches will in all probability be played on the Ashfield green.  


Australia v The World 3 February 1894


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 10 February 1894, page 39

Bowls.

Australia v The Worid.

A match was played on Saturday on the City Club's Green between those bowlers who are natives of Australia and those who come from other partsB of the world. Considerable interest was taken in the match, and there was a large attendance of bowlera and others. After a good game the Australians won by 35 pointe, the scores b:fng : Australia, 131; World, 96.  

Two matches for the City Club champion medal and trophy were played on the City Green on January 31. One was between Messrs. J. Hedges and R. Muir, and resulted in a win for Mr. Hedges, the scores being 31-24. Messrs. W. Andrews ' and J. Beveridge then met, the game resulting in a win for Mr. Androwa, the acores being 31-17.

On the City Club's Green on February 2 matches for the Champion Medal and Trophy were played be- tween Messrs. A. Cokor and W. Crawford and H. Harris and C. V. Solomon, Mr. Crawford winning by 31 to 22 and Mr. Harria by 31 to 27.

A match between tho Ashfield Club's second 16 and the Waverley Club took place on the Ashfield green on Saturday afternoon, reaulting in a win for the Ashfield Club.

A match in the second round for the City Club Championship Medal and Trophy was played on the City Club's Green on Monday afternoon between Mr. H. Harris and J. Hedges, and resulted in a win for Mr. Harris, the scores being-Mr. Harris 31, Hedges 25. Mr. Sandford was umpire and scorer.


Pennant Final Ashfield v Balmain 17 February 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 19 February 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

The final match in connection with the pennant championship contest was played cn the Bal- main Bowling Green on Saturday, when Balmain beat Ashfield by 9 points. The general opinion was that it was one of the best contested games played seen on the local green. The even character of the play was significantly shown on No. 4 rink, where Balmain's most successful players scored a dead heat with the Ashfield men, each side making 26 points. At No 1 rink most excitement was occasioned, for there Messrs H. B. Cohen (Balmain) and L. H. Whittle (Ashfield), the   respective captains of the rink, played a neck-and neck game, and there were never more than two points separating them, there being that number in favour of the Ashfield rink at the conclusion. The officials were-referee and scorer.Mr W. R. H. Creber, umpires, Messrs. W. Cruickshank (Balmain) and J. Davies (Ashfield) and each gave the requisite satis- faction. Mr. H. B. Cohen (honorary secretary of the New South Wales Bowling Association and secretary of the local club) is deserving of praise for the successful manner in which the necessary arrangements were carried out.

At the conclusion of the game Dr. R. A. Wilson (president of the Balmam Club) proposed " Success to Bowling, coupled with the name of the Ashfield Club". Mr. J. W. Mortley (president of the Ash- field Club) responded, and in turn proposed " Success to the Balmain Club." the following are the de- tails of the play -

No 1 rink -Balmain Dr P. J. Kelly (leader), W. H. Dalrymple, G. C. Murdocn, H. B. Cohen (captain), 21. Ashfield H. Drake (leader), J. Norris, F. J. Josephson, L. H. Whittle (captain), 23. No 2 rink -Balmain: H. Selfe (leader), B. Kershaw, J. R. Hamilton, W. Cruickshank (captain), 30. Ashfield: E. R. Hinder (leader), H. Dixson, W. H. Hoskins, W. Gelding (captain), 20. No. 3 rink: - Balmain: F. P. Ruffley (leader), A. Christie, Walter Akhurst, J. H. Jervis (captain), 23. Ashfield: J. Hankin (leader), C. Bayley, G Lawrence, J Davies (captain), 22. No 4 rink-Balmain: C. Batson (leader), S. P. Hegg, Dr. R. A. Wilson, J. J. Reeder (captain), 26, Ashfield: J. Groth (leader), J. Schofield, J. W. Mortley, G. M. Miller (captain), 26. Totals-Balmain, 100 points, Ashfield, 91.

The City Club, being the present championship pennant holders, will fly the pennant until the 30th September, and Balmain will then fly it from the 1st of October till the 30th of Septembor, 1895.

The St. Leonards Bowling Club met the Waverley Club in a friendly match on the green of the former. The result was a victory for St. Leonards by 59 points. Scores - No 1 Rink -St Leonard: W. H. Perry, T. G. Brockle- hurst, T. T. Forsyth, W. Alexander 31.Waverley: Major     Blanchard, G. J. Waterhouse, W. Andrew, J. C. Waine, 24. NO 2 Rink -St. Leonards: F. J. Cahill, J. Peat, J. Kearey, J. Stevens, 36. Waverley: H. King. E. Bennett, 11 Magnes £ B bavüle 16 No 3 Rink-St Leonards H. Musgrave, R. C. Brindley, W. M. Gordon, F Punch, 54.   Waverley: A. Horrocks, L. Baines, W. Griffiths, H. C. Evans, 15. No. 4 Rink -St. Leonards: R. Forsyth, J.   Earl, J. Jago, T. Jelley, 13. Waverley: .E Thomas, G. Sadlier, Watkin Wynne, Captain Kondio, 31. No. 5 Rink,     St Leonards: J. Trimble A M'Lead, D. G. Snodgrass,   W. H. Stephenson, 34. Waverley: Dr Moore, J. Haycroft, J. M'Leod, J. Mulholland, 24.

Results: St Leonards, 168 points; Waverley 109.

Only eight competitors now remain in the contest for the association's gold medal, the next round of   which is to be played shortly.


Teams for NSW v Victoria Intercolonial Match 

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Thursday 22 February 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

A meeting of delegates of the New South Wales   Bowlers' Association was held last night at Young's chambers, Pitt-street, for the purpose of making arrangements for the intercolonial match with Vic- toria at Sydney in March. Alderman H. Chapman occupied the chair. The following 10 players were chosen by the delegates present with- out ballot, and it was decided, after con- siderable discussion, that they must be chosen for the first of the three days' play -L. H. Whittle (Ashfield), Dr. R. A. Wilson (Balmain), T. C. Hinchcliffe (Citv), M. J. Conlon (Glebe), James M. Toohey (Newtown, Victoria Park), A. T. Hay (Newtown, Erskineville-road), G. W. Howe (Red- fern), J. Finlayson (Rosehill), W. M. Gordon (St Leonards), Captain Condio (Waverley). The following 10 were then selected by ballot, making 20 players altogether-that is, four rinks and four emergency men:- A. Coker (Citv), 8 votes: , F. Punch (St. Leonards), 8, J. H. Jervis (Balmain), 7, H. B. Cohen (Balmain), 7 , W. Gelding (Ashfield), 6 , W. Hankin (Ashfield), 6 , C. W. Knight (City), 6, J. Dickinson (Glebe), 5 , J. Varley (Waverley), 5 , R. Muir (city). In the first ballot Messrs. Hayes (Rose-   hill), Muir (city), and Vaugnan (Glebe) were a tie with 4 each, and the second ballot went in favour of Mr. Muir. It was resolved that the 1st day's play take place at     St. Leonards on the 27th of March, the second at Redfern on the 28th, and the third, if the "rubber" were necessary, at Ashfield on the 30th. Mr. A. E. Butler was unanimously appointed umpire. The hon. secretary was instructed to communicate with the players, requesting them to meet at the City Green on Tuesday, at 5 o'clock, for the purpose of selecting captains, who will then pick their teams.


2nd Round Champions Medal 21 February 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 February 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

In the second round of the Bowling Association's champion rink matches L. H. Whittle defeated A. Coper, H. B. Cohen defeated H. C. Evans, C. W. Knight defeated C. T. Lane, T. Brogden defeated W. Akhurst, T. C. Hinchcliffe defeated J. Varley,   James Hanigan defeated T. T. Forsyth, J. J. Reeder defeated B. Kershaw, G. W. Howne defeated W. M. Gordon, and J. Dickinson defeated J. R. Hamilton. At the Ashfield green on Wednesday afternoon Reeder defeated Hinchcliffe in the third round of the .above competition by 4 points, getting 31 to his opponent's 27. Those who play in the third round are-Brogden v Kanigan, Howe v Dickinson and Whittle v Knight- Cohen has drawn a bye.  

For the Ashfield Club President s trophy, Hankin (with 2 points) defeated Denham (12), Norris (5) defeated Seaward (12) Eagling (5) defeated Brandis (12) Dixson (3) defeated Corbett (12) Kellett (5) defeated Selfe (12) Josephson (scratch) defeated Barley (2), Brirley (7) defeated Kent (12), Laurence (2) defeated T. T. Tones (12), Brenthall (8) defeated Hoskings (scratch), Searle (S) de- feated E. H. O. Smith (5). Those still to play are -Davies v Geldrig (scratch), Robertson (5) v Ross (8), Whittle (scratch) v Fehon (12),  Ellis (8) v Schofield (5), Duparm (5) v Alphen (5), Drake (2) v Haigh, (10) Thomas (6) v Pierce (5), Shenstone (8) v Hutchens (2), Rofe (4) v Hender ( 5), Pye (8) v Miller (scratch), Groth (2) v Moore (7), G. F. Jones ( 5) Gourlay (7), Upward (8) v. Beattie (8), Hayes (10) v Hammond (12)

In the matches for a pair of bowls presented by Mr M. S. Browne for competition among the mem- bers of the Ashfield Club, Drake scored 31 to Haigh's 9 , and Josephson 31 to Kellett's 24. Pye gave Mortley a bye. On Wednesday afternoon Pierce scored 31 to Brierley's 25 and Geldig 31 to G. F. Jones's 28. The latter match was an excellently contested one, the play being very even nearly all through. Those still to play in this round are Miller v Laurence, Moore v Ellis, Hankin v Beattie, and Groth v Bailey.

The Semi-final Champion Rink Match, under the auspices of the New South Wales Bowling Asso- ciation, was played off yesterday afternoon on the Balmain Bowling Green, between teams representing the Glebe and St. Leonards Clubs the result proving a very closely contested win for tho former by three points. The teams were -Glebe: Mr H. Vaughan, Captain Messel,l Mr J. Dickinson and Mr M. T. Conlon. St. Lennards: Mr W. M. Gordon, Mr. T. T. Forsythe, Mr A. G. Board and Mr W. Alex- ander. The results of the scores were as follows -St. Leonards: First half-hour: 3; second, 12, third, 13; fourth, 16; fifth, 20, total, 64 points. Glebe: First half-hour 3, second, 8; third, 11; fourth, 17 fifth, 24. total, 67 points. Majority for Glebe, 3 points. At the conclusion of the game, Dr R. A. Wilson, president of the Balmain Club, was thanked for the efficient manner in which he had carried out the duties of umpire.

The final of the Holroyd Bowl for competition in connection with the Baimain Bowling Club was played off on Wednesday on the local green. Dr. P.   J. Kellv succeeded in winning this year's honours from Sir. J. J. Reeder, the scores being 31 points to 25.   Dr. Kelly is therefore the holder of the bowl for this year.    

The semi-final round of the Consolation Prize was played off on Tuesday afternoon, when A. T. Fleay defeated S. Sweoeny, after an exciting game, by two points, the scores being : Fleay, 31 points : Sweeny. 29 points ; and W. Dolman beat H. Garland by 31 points to 26 points.  


Nominations for Victoria v NSW Game, Pennant Final Ashfield v Balmain  17 February 1894



Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 24 February 1894, page 40

Bowls.

Mr. H. B. Cohen, the association hon. sec, is so far in receipt of the names of Messrs. Wm. Gelding, J. F. Josephson, J. W. Mortley, J. Hankin, J. Groth, George M. Lawrence, and L. H. Whittle, from the Ashfield; hon. sec, and those of Messrs. H. B. Cohen, B. Kershaw, J. H. Jervis, J. J. Reeder, R. A. Wilson, from the Balmain Club, in reply to his request for names to bo submitted to the association, from which to select players to represent the colony against Victoria, in Sydney, on March 24 and 26 next. Other club secretaries would do well to send their nominations along without delay.  

The final match for the pennant trophy was played on the Balmain Green on Saturday between the Ashfield and Balmain Clubs. There was a large attendance of bowlers and others. The Balmains won by nine points, the scores being : Ashfield, 91 ; Balmain, 100.

The St. Leonards Bowling Club met the Waverley Club in a friendly match on the green of the former. Tho result was a victory for St. Leonards by 59 points.

The West Australia Gold Fields Company (says a London cable) has limited its issue of shares to 65,000, at £1 each. Of this amount £20,000 is already subscribed.

Mrs. Lynn Lynton, one of the busiest of lady journalists, is 70 years old. She never went to school, and her education was considered complete when she had mastered the three R's. She wrote her first book at 24.

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1st of 3 International Matches: Australia v The World
  24 February 1894

Selections for NSW Team to play Victoria

Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 3 March 1894, page 39

Bowls.

A match was played on the St. Leonards Green on Saturday afternoon between the teams known as the World and Australia (natives of the colony), for the Toohey Trophy. There was a large attendance, including many ladies. The scorer and umpire for the World team were Messrs. D. Solomon and J. Jago, and for the Australians Messrs. A. Solomon and W. P. Moore. The game ended in a win for the World, the scores being-World 106, Australia 92.

The Waverley Bowling Club visited Parramatta on Saturday afternoon, and played a match with the Rosehills but were easily defeated. Scores: Rose- hill 124, Waverley 69.

The N.S.W. Bowling Association delegates met on February 21, at Young's Chambers, Pitt-street, to make arrangements for the international match with Victoria at Sydney in March. Alderman H. Chapman occupied the chair. The following 10 players were chosen without ballot, and it was deoided, after considerable discussion, that they must be chosen for the first of the three days' play : L. H. Whittle (Ashfield), Dr. R. A. Wiison (Balmain), T. C. Hinchcliffe (city), M. J. Conlon (Glebe), Jamea M. Toohey (Newtown, Victoria Park), A. T. Hay (Newtown, Erskineville-road), G. W. Howe (Redfern), J. Finlayson (Rosehill), W. M. Gordon (St. Leonards), Captain Condio (Waverley). The following 10 were then selected by ballot, making 20 players altogether-that is, four rinks and four emergency men : A. Coker (city), 8 votes; F. Punch (St. Leonards), 8, J. H. Jervis (Balmain), 7; H. B. Cohen (Balmain), 7; W. Gelding (Ashfield), 6 ; W. Hankin (Ashfield), 6; C. W. Knight (oity), 6; J. Dickinson (Glebe), 5; J. Varley (Waverley), 5; R. Muir (city), 7. In the first ballot Messrs. Hayes (Rosehill), Muir (city), and Vaughan (Glebe) were a tie with 4 each, and the second ballot went in favor of Mr. Muir. It was re- solved that the first day's play take place at St. Leonards on Maroh 27, the second at Redfern on the 28th, and the third, if the "rubber" were necessary, at Ashfield on the 30th. Mr. A. E. Butler was unani- mously appointed umpire.

A City Club handicap was played on the City Club's Green on Tuesday between Mr. Quong Tart and Mr. J. Bernie. Mr. Tart's handicap was 18. The match was watched with much interest and the green was in good condition. The game was won by Mr. Quong Tart, tho scores being-Mr. Quong Tart 31, Mr. Bernie 16.



Round 4 NSW BA Champions Medal
Ashfield Presidents Singles Final
3 March 1894


The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 8 March 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

J. Halligan (of Redfern) played J. J. Reeder (of Balmain) in the fourth round "for the association's champion medal on Ashfield green on Monday afternoon. Reeder was victorious by nine points, the scores being- Reeder 31, Halligan 22. Dickenson having defeated Howe, the players in the next round of the champion match will be H. B. Cohen, J. Dickenson, J. J. Reeder, and C. W. Knight.

Upward and Beattie played in the Ashfield pre- sident's trophy matches on the Ashfield green on Satur- day. Each player received eight points, and the result of the game was a win for Upward by 16, the scores   being-Upward 31, Beattie 15. The bowls presented by Mr. M. Browne bave been made a second prize.   The first prize in that competition ia a trophy.


 Match 3 of 3 the World versus Australia
 
2nd round of the Ashfield Club's champion medal
contest
10th March 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 12 March 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

The third of the series of matches, the World versus Australia was played on Saturday on the Ashfield green, resulting in favour of the World by  35 points Scores -

No 1 rink-World: K. Muir, J. Davies, A. E. Butler, J.   Forsyth. Australia: F. Thomas, C. Batson,W. Goddard, J. Dlckenson, 25. 

No. 2 rink- World: H. Drake,
A. T. Fleay, J. Mortley, W. Gelding- 27. Australia: Han
kin, Norris, J. Harrigan, G. Howe, 22. 

No. 3 rink- World:  
H. Groth, T. T. Forsyth, B. Kershaw, J. J. Reeder, 30.  Australia: Dickson, Dalrymple, W. Gordon, J. Toohey, 23.

No. 4 rink-World: C. Messell, T. Widderstrom, T.   Sweeney, A. Coker, 38. Australia: Brindley, Upward, J.   Whittle, M. Conlon, 17. 

Totals: The World 122, Aus
ralia, 87.

H. B. Cohen having defeated ,T. Dickenson on Friday by 31 to 19, J. J. Reeder, C W Knight, and Cohen are the remaining competitors left in for the association's champion gold medal.

Mr John Young has invited the members of the Ashfield Club to take part in a friendly bowling match at Kentville on the 23rd instant.

The following is the result of the drawing for the second round of the Ashfield Club's champion medal contest -Josephson v Bailey, Pierce v Moore Gelding v Laurence, Hankin v Mortley, Drake v bye. These matches are to be played off before the 19th instant.  



INTERCOLONIAL BOWLING MATCH.


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Wednesday 28 March 1894, page 8

INTERCOLONIAL BOWLING MATCH.  

Perfect weather favoured the opening of the seventeenth intercolonial match between New South Wales and Victoria on the St. Leonards green yesterday The scene was a lively one, among the spect- ators being a large sprinkling of the fair sex, while the green, which was in capital order, was surr- ounded by spectators, who manifested a lively interest in the proceedings. Upon the arrival of the Victorian team they were welcomed by Alderman Barry, in his capacity as Mayor of North Sydney, on behalf of the borough, and by Mr. H. H. Bligh, as president of the St. Leonards Bowling Club. Mr. Archibald Aitken, president of the Victorian team, and vice-president of the Vic- torian Bowling Association, briefly expressed his thanks for the hearty welcome accorded his team, after which play commenced, the rinks being made up as follows -New South Wales; No. 1 rink, Captain Kondio, W. Gelding, H. B. Cohen, and A. Coker (captain); No. 2 rink, J. Finlayson, J. H. Jervis, J. Dickinson, and M. J. Conlon (captain); No. 3 rink, C. W. Knight, F. Punch, G. W. Howe, and J. M. Toohey (captain); No. 4 rink. R. Muir, Dr. Wilson, L. H. Whittle, and T. C. Hinchcliffe (captain). Victoria: No. 1 rink, F. Mackay, W. Pearson, H. Mortley, J. Speirs (captain); No. 2 rink, W. Cleverdon,   J. S. Savage, W. Spry, and J. Grayson (captain); No. 3 rink. E. C. Crockford, S. Spry, R. S. Inglis, and W. Cuddon (captain); No. 4 rink, T. C. lrving, H. Lonie, C. Clark, and A. Aitken (captain).   The play started in favour of New South Wales, the   result of the first end being that the New South Welshmen scored 12 points to love. Later on the Victorians played better, having evidently gauged the green, and the result was a close contest. the scores being- 
N.S.W. : No. 1 rink. 14, No. 2 rink, 30,
No. 3 rink, 22 ; No. 4 rink, 33: total, 99. 
Victoria:  
No. 1 rink, 24 , No. 2 rink, 23 . No. 3 rink, 25, No.
4 rink, 16. total, 88. 

New South Wales, conse
quently won by 11 points, No. 4 and No. 1 rinks being the highest and lowest scorers for the home team, while No. 3 and 4 occupied similar positions in regard to the visitors. About 3.15 the Governor arrived. accompanied by Major the hon. Rupert ,A.D.C., and was received by the Mayor of North Sydney, the president of the St. Leonards Club, and by Mr. John Young (president of the N.S.W. Bowling Assocation).

After the game, those present adjourned to the pavilion, and Mr. John Young spoke. He said it was his pleasant duty to announce that the New South Wales bowlers had won the first round of the game, and he trusted the result would be the same when they met on the Redfern green on the following day. He felt sure, if they did win that the Victorians would not begrudge them the victor. He called for three cheers for the Victorian team coupled with the names of Mr. Aitken, their presi- dent. The cheers were heartily given.  

Mr. AITKEN, in responding, said that Mr. Young was not satisfied with the victory, but had rubbed it into them. They had come here on this occasion with as weak a team as could have possibly been got together. (no, no, and laughter.) However, he thanked the bowlers of New South Wales for their kind reception, and hoped that at Redfern the result would be different. He trusted that on the final day   (Friday) they would have a good game, and let the best men win. (Applause.) He hoped the outcome of their game on the Redfern green would be that they would have a contest on the Ashfield green to finish up with. In conclusion, he called for three cheers for the New South Wales team and for their president, which having been duly rendered, the pro- ceedings terminated.  

Among those present were .-Mr. W. Rigg, Mayor of Newtown, and president of the Newtown (Vic- toria Park) Bowling Club, Dr. Wilson, president of the Balmain Club (playing). Mr. J. G. Waterhouse president of the Waverley Club, Mr. R. N, Sadlier, president of the City Club, Mr. J. W. MorfJa? president of the Ashfield Club, Mr. Sutherland, president of the Carlton (Vic) Bowling Club, and numerous Rosehill bowlers.

Tomorrow morning about 9 o'clock a special train will convey the two teams to the Hawkesbury River. where a picnic will be held.


NSW v Victoria Picnic 29 March 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 30 March 1894, page 6
BOWLS.

COMPLIMENTARY PICNIC TO THE VICTORIAN BOWLERS

The bowlers attended a complimentary picnic given by the members of the New South Wales Bowling Association yesterday. The party, which included representatives of the Ashfield, Glebe, Balmain, City, Parramatta, Rosehill, Waverley, Redfern, and St. Leonards clubs, left Redfern station by a special train at 9.15 a.m., and arrived at the Hawkesbury River about 11.30. The party boarded the steamer General Gordon, and, after partaking of refreshments, proceded up the river. After journeying up the river for about 15 miles the steamer hove-to, and a banquet took place on board. Tho chair was occupied by Mr. John Hulme (president of the Bowling Association and Mayor of Annandale), and among those present were Mr. J. W. Mortlev (president of the Ashfield Bowling Club), Dr. Wilson (president of the Balmain Ciub), Alderman Gartou (president Redfern Club), Mr. R. N. Sadlier (president City Club), and Alderman M. J. Conlon (vice president Glebe Ciub), Mr. W. C. Evans (Waverley Club), Mr. H. Cox (Rosehill Club), Aldorman Dnvis (Redfern Club), Mr. J. M. Toohey, Rev. Hugh Dunlop, Mr. H. B. Cohen (hon. secretary of tho association), and a number of ladies.

The first toasts were those of " The Queen " and of " The Governor," proposed by the chairman, and received with musical honours.  

The CHAIRMAN then proposed the toast of " The Victorian Bowling Team," coupled with the names   of Messrs. Aitken and Baxter. It seemed to him that   almost all sports in these davs were destroyed by gambling, but bowls were sufficiently interesting to make gambling superfluous. He was glad that their devotion to the game had induced theo Melbourne mon to come over, and although they hnd been de- feated, it should not be forgotten that the New South Wales men had sustained defeats at their hands on other occasions.

Mr. AIITKEN- (president of the Melbourne team, and vice-preeident of tho Victorian Association) re- sponded. He said it was a great pleasure to the Victorians to comeo here to play.

Mr. Baxter (Becretary) also responded.

Mr. AITKEN" proposed "'The New South Wales   Bowling Association," coupled with tho namo of Mr. John Young (president).

Mr. YOUNO, in responding to the toast, said that the intercolonial matches would materially assist in bringing about the federation of the colonies.

Mr. Cohen also responded.

Mr. Toohey proposed the toast of " The Visitors," and Mr. R. S. Inglis in responding, said that the Victorian team was thestrongest team availablo.    

During the trip musical selections, recitations, &c,., more contributed by members of the party, the various items being vigorously applauded. The steamer returned in time to meet the 5.10 p.m. train to Sydney.  

At the Ashfield Bowling Green yesterday after- noon Hankin (31) beat Josephson (23) in the fourth Round of tho Champion Medal Matches. On Wednesday afternoon Pierce (31) beat Drako (17) in the fourth round of the club's general handicap.

Owing to the pre-arranged third round of the intercolonial match being found unnecessorv through New South Wales winning the first two, a number of the Victorian bowlers have consented to play a friendly game on the Ashfield Green this afternoon. 


ASHFIELD v. VICTORIA 30 March 1894.

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Saturday 31 March 1894, page 7

BOWLS.

ASHFIELD v. VICTORIA.

An interesting match between the Ashfield club and the members of the Victorian intercolonial team took place on the Ashfield Park green yesterday afternoon. At the commencement the game went somewhat in favour of the visiting team, but during the succeeding half-hour the local team gradually pulled up, till they were only one point behind their opponents. They then began slowly to forge ahead, and eventually won a really well-contested game by six points, the scores being--Ashfield 106, Victoria 100. The rinks were as follows:  

First Rink.-Ashfield : .J. Horkin, C. Bailey, G. Law- rence, J. Davis (captain), 24. Victoria: Crockford, Mathew. Cudder, Inglis (captain}, 36.

Second Rink.-Ashfield : Groth, R. Gourlay, J. W. Mortley, G. Miller (captain), 20. Victoria : S. Pry, Savage, Greyson, W. Spry (captain). 17.

Third Rink.-Ashfield: H. Drake, J. Hutchens, F. J. Josephson. L. H. Whittle (captain), 29. Victoria: H. Ferguson, Pierson, H. Mortley, F. Mackay (captain). 26.

Fourth Rink-Ashfield: E.R. Hinder, H. Dixson, W. Geldinsg J. Young (captain), 27. Victoria: A. Mortley, Louie, A. Aitken, C. Clark (captain). 21.

Totals: Ashfield, 106 ; Viotoria, 100. Majority for Ashfield, 6.


Ashfield Club's Champion Gold Medal 


The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 4 April 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

Messrs. Lawrence, Pierce, and Hankin are the re- maining competitors for the Ashfield Club's champion gold medal and Mr. M. Browne's bowls. Only two rounds of the competition remain to be played.



Ashfield's General Handicap and Champion Gold Medal
4 April 1894


The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 7 April 1894, page 7

BOWLS.

At the Ashfield green, on Wednesday, Hinder (handicap of 5) played Dixson (3) in the general handicap and defeated him by 6 points. Scores Hinder 31, Dixson 25. In the Ashfield general han- dicap Eagling has given G. Lawrence a bye. The     final draw in the Ashfield club's champion medal contests took place on Wednesday, and resulted in Hankin being drawn against Lawrence, Pierce getting a bye. At the Ashfield green, on Thursday, Hankin and Drake played a match in the club han- dicap, the result being a win for the former by 12 points Scores-Hankin 31, Drake 19. Hankin will play G. Lawrence for the club champion trophy, the winner to play Pierce, who has secured a bye.  


The Victorian Team.


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 7 April 1894, page 40

Bowls.

The Victorian Team.

The principal event in bowling circles during the week was the reception, entertainment, and arrange- ment of matches for the Victorian team of bowlers. The second match between Victoria and New South Wales took place on March 28 on the Redfern Green, in the presence of a large and representative gathering. The fact of the mother colony Scoring the first win on the previous day lent additional interest to the play, and each rink played all they were worth to secure a victory. There was a large attendance, among whom were the Mayor and Mayoress of Redfern (Mr. and W. Davis), Mr. John Young (Mayor of Annandale, and president of the N.S.W. Bowling Association), Mr. R. N. Sadlear (president of the City Bowling Club), Alderman Rigg (Mayor of Newtown, Mr. J. W. Mortley (president of the Ashfield Bowling Club), Dr. Wilson (president of the Balmain Bowling Club), Alderman C. G. Gorton (president of the Redfern Bowling Club), Alderman W. Allen (Mayor of Alexandria), and Aldermen Marr, Henry Chapman, Richardson, and Roche. The intercolonial players arrived at the green shortly after 2 o'clock, and were cordially welcomed by the Mayor of Redfern, Alderman Gorton (president of the Redfern Bowling Club) also welcomed the visitors, and said he felt proud of the presence of the Victorians. Mr. Aitken, manager of the Victorian team, suitably responded.

Play was commenced about half-past 2, the Enter- prise Band playing popular selections during the afternoon. At a quarter past 4 the game stood as follows :-No. 1 rink : New South Wales, 26 ; Vic- toria, 10. No. 2 rink : New South Wales, 17 ; Victoria, 12. No. 3 rink: New South Wales, 12; Vic- toria, 15 ; No. 4 rink : New South Wales, 68 ; Vic- toria, 41. The game resulted in a win for New South Wales by 39 points. Totals : New South Wales, 117 ; Victoria. 78.

Messrs. Baxter and Butler acted respectively as umpires for Victoria and New South Wales. During the two days' match their decisions were not called into oncation. Tho players and rinks were :

No. 1 Rink.--New South Wales: Gordon, Jervis, Dickenson, M. J. Conlon (captain), 36. Victoria:

Clarke, Sonie, Irvine, A. Aitken (captain), 15.    

No. 2 Rink.-New South Wales : Captain Kondio, Cohen, Golding, A. Coker (captain), 29. Viotoria : Spry, Ferguson, Cleverdon, Grayson (captain), 23.

No. 3 Rink.-New South Wales : Knight, Punch, G. W. Howe, J. M. Toohey (captain), 35. Victoria: Mortley, Pierson, Mackey, Speirs (captain), 17.

No. 4 Rink.-New South Wales : R. Muir, Dr. Wilson, Whittle, T. C. Hinchcliff (captain), 17. Vic- toria : E. Inglis, E. A. Heather, E. Cookford, W. J. Cudden (captain), 23.

At the conclusion of the game Mr. John Young called for cheers for the visitors, and Mr. Aitken returned thanks.

On March 29 a complimentary picnic was tendered to the Victorian bowlers by the members of the New South Wales Bowling Association. A large party journeyed to the Hawkesbury River, and a most en- joyable day was spent. At dinner Mr. John Young presided, and proposed the health of the Viotorian team, to which Mr. Aitken suitably responded.

On March. 30 the Victorians paid a visit to the Ash- field Green, and played a friendly match with the Ashfield Club. The game was a most interesting one, and resulted in a win for the local club, the scores being : Ashfield 106, Victoria 100.

On March 31 Mr. John Young, president of the New South Wales Bowling Association, entertained the visitors at his residenoe, Kentville, Annandale. During the afternoon a match was played between the visitors and a team selected by Mr. Young, the latter winning easily. At the conclusion of the game Mr. Young called for cheers for the visitors, and stated that New South Wales bowlers had always been treated with kindness in Melbourne. Mr. Baxter suitably replied for the visitors.  

Several members of the Victorian team left Sydney for Melbourneo on April 2. On the following day Mr. Quong Tart entertained the remainder of the team and several New South Wales men at his rooms in King-street. Toasts suitable to the occasion were proposed and responded to, and the meeting passed   off very satisfactorily.

On Monday, in response to an invitation issued by the president of the City Club (Mr. Sadler), the Victorian team visited that green. There was a very good attendance of bowlers of both colonies. Flags were hoisted in honor of the visit of the team, and the secretary, Mr. S. Gelding, J.P., and members of the club did all they could to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of the visitors.


Ashfield Club's General Handicap
11 & 12 April 1894
 

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Friday 13 April 1894, page 6


BOWLS.

A number of contests in the third round of the   Ashfield club's general handicap have been played during the week. The results were:  

Upward (handicap 6) beat Kellett (5), 23 ; Hinder (5) beat Dixson (3), 25; Hankin (3) beat Drake (2), 19. Joseph- son beat Gourley a bye, and Eagling gave Lawrence a     bye. Whittle (scr.) played Searle (8) on Thursday afternoon.

The game was commenced rather late, and was so well contested that it was found impossible to com- plete it that evening- The game was accordingly adjourned, when the scores stood-Whittle 26, Searle 24. 



Australia v The World, Ashfield General Handicap, Ashfield's selection for side to play Newcastle, Newtown (Victoria Park) v City club 
14 April 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 16 April 1894, page 3
Ashfield General Handicap

BOWLS.

The championship match between the world and Australia was played on Saturday afternoon on the Balmain green, in the presence of a large number of bowling patrons. The result was a win for Australia by 48 points. Mr. W. V. Creber and the Rev. Hugh Dunlop officiated as scorers. The details were as follows:-  

No 1 rink-The World: S. P. Hogg (leader), J. R. Hamilton, A. E. Butler, C. Knight (captain), 22. Aus- tralia: J. Hannigan, F. Punch, G. Howe, J. Toohey, (captain), 25. 

No. 2 Rink - The World: Captain Kondio
(leader), T. T. Forsyth, Dr R. A. Wilson, J. J. Reeder, (captain), 22. Australia: C. Batson (leader), J.   Stevens, J. H. Jervis, H. B. Cohen (captain), 21.
 

No 3 rink -The World: Captain Messell (leader), J. D.  
Cronin, J. Widestron, A. Coker (captain), 15, Australia: W. H. Goddard (leader), Walter Akhurst, L. H. Whittle,
T. C. Hinchcliffe (captain), 36. 

No 4 Rink -The World:  
H. Drake (leader), J. King, A. T. Fleary, W. Gelding (captain) 15. Australia: J. F. Dalrymple (leader), W.
Medcalf, J. Dickenson, M. J. Conlon (captain), 40. 

Totals  
The World, 74 points, Australia, 122 points. Majority for   Australia 48 points. The half-hour scores were: Aus- tralia 21, 52, 72, 98, 122, the World, 16, 26, 38, 57, 74.  

Miller (scratch) and Norris (5) played in the Ashfield Club's General Handicap on Saturday, the result being a win for the former by 2 points. Scores:

Miller, 31 Norris, 29. The draw for the next round of the Ashfield General Handicap took place on Sbaturday and resulted-Whittle or Searle v Bretnall, Upward, Hankin v. Alphen, Gourlay v. Bretnall, Laurence v Miller, Pierce v. Groth or Hayes, Hinder a bye. To be played off on or before the 28th instant.  

The following members of the Ashfield Club proceed to Newcastle on the 12th May to play the local men -Messrs G. Laurence, L Groth, J. Davies, Jones, Upward, J. W, Mortley, H. Drake, Schofield, Alphen, Haigh, Bretnall, E. R. Hinder, Norris, F. J. Josephson, Thomas, Harrison, Eagling, and F. J. Howard. The players will be selected from the above.  

The Victoria Park green was the scene of a four rink game on Saturday between the Newtown (Victoria Park) and City clubs. After a pleasant game the totals gave the City members the victory by 13 points. Scores -

City Club-No 1 rink: J. Graham, A Mackinlay, J. Gelding, J Hedges (captain), 23, No 2 rink J. James, J. Cowley, S. Gelding, H. Harris (captain), 30. N0 3 rink: J. H. Morris, J. Fhemm, H. Hughes, R. Muir (captain),   26. No 4 rink: E Cansdell, J. Sheldon, D. Nightingale, U. W. Carpenter (captain), 11. Total 90

Newtown V. P. Club -No 1 rink: H M'Kenzie, W. D. Rowsell, W. Rigg, J. Young (captain), -24. No 2 rink : C. Matthews, Newton, J. B. Gibbs, C. W. Wiseman (captain), 17. No 3 rink: H Goodsell, Lee, R. Mercer, C. J. Lane (captain), 16. No. 4 rink: W. J. Louden, Biddulph, E. J. Harber, J. Cutter (captain), 20 Total, 77.

Mr. R. N. Sadlear, president of the City Club, acted as umpire and scorer .


Ashfield v Rosehill 18 April 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 19 April 1894, page 7

BOWLS.

A single-rink match between teams representing Ashfield and Rosehill Clubs was played on the Ashfield green on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in an easy win for Ashfield by 19 points. The teams were :-Ashfield: J. Groth, J. M. Pierce, J. W.   Mortley, J. Davies (captain), 30. Rosehill: F. Meads, A. Newling, G. Coates, R. Cort (captain), 11.


City Club General Handicap 11 & 12 April
President of the Newtown Victoria Park Club's trophy
Ashfield Club's General Handicap 14 April 1894


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 21 April 1894, page 40

Bowls.

A match in connection with the third round of the City Club general handicap was played on the city green on April ll, between Messrs. H. Hughes and C. V. Solomon, and resulted in a win for Mr. Hughes, the scores being : Hughes 31 points, Solomon 23.

A match in connection with the City Club General Handicap was played on the City Club green on Thursday, April 12, between Messrs. J. Sheldon and A. Coker, and resulted in a win for Mr. Sheldon, the scores being : Sheldon 31, Coker 13. A match was played between Messrs. J. Hobson and J. H. Morris, and was of a very interesting charaçter, and resulted in a win for Mr. Hobson, the scores being : Hobson 31, Morrie 24.  

A match for the president of the Newtown Victoria Park Club's trophy was played on that green between Mr. Bigg and Mr. Newton, and after a good game resulted in a win for Mr. Newton.

The following members of the Ashfield Club proceed to Newcastle on May 12, to play the local, men:   Messrs. G. Laurence, L. Groth, J. Davies, Jones, Upward, J. W. Mortley, H. Drake, Schofield, Alphen, Haigh, Bretnall, E. E. Hinder, Norris, P. J. Joseph- son, Thomas, Harrison, Eagling, and P. J. Howard. The players will be selected from the above.

Messrs. Miller (scr) and Norris (5) played in the Ashfield Club's General Handicap on Saturday, the result being a win for the former by 2 points, scores :   Miller, 31; Norris, 29.


Ashfield Club's President's Handicap
New South Wales Bowling Association v Balmain
Rosehill v Strathfield 
21 April


The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 23 April 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

Rosehill and Strathfield teams met on the Rosehill ground on Saturday afternoon, and, after an excit- ing game, Strathfield secured tho victory by five points. Scores -

No 1 Rink -Rosehill Messrs Grimes, Newling, Tunks, and Brown, l8. Strathfield Messrs Brinnling, Tebbets, Liggina, and Bird, 25. 

No 2 rink: -Rosehill: Messrs.
Gibson, Burkett, Cowper, and Payten, 28. Strathfield: Messrs Kipson Saddington Williams, and Smith 25. 

No.
3 rink -Rosehill Messrs Hart, Drummond, Finlayson,   and Coates, 22. Strathfield: Messrs Dimden Cowdery, Blaxland and Robin, 18. 

No 4 rink- Rosehill Messrs.
Pollock, Gur, Lavors, and Cox l8. Strathfield: Messrs.   Lisvermore, Taylor,Thompson, and Alt, 18. Totals:   Strathfield team,86; Rosehill, 81.

In the third round of the Ashfield Club's President's Handicap, Pierce defeated Groth by 31 points to 24. Hankin and Alphen played in the same contest on Saturday afternoon, the result being a win for the former by 15 points.

The president of the New South Wales Bowling Association (Mr. John Young) paid an official visit with a team selected from affiliated clubs to the Balmain Green on Saturday afternoon, where they met the local club in a friendly game. There was a numerous attendance of bowling patrons, and also a number of ladies. It is worthy of note, that for the first time the president's team suffered a defeat from the hands of the Balmain Club by 21 points, the same club being successful in winning this year's Champion Pennant Match Mr. W. R. H Creber acted in the joint capacity of umpire and scorer. The details were as follows -

No 1 rink -Balmain H. Selfe (leader), F. Lemm, G.C Murdoch. H. B. Cohen (captain), 26. President's   team: J. W. Mortley (leader), H. Hughes, L. H. Whittle, T. C. Hinchecliffe (captain), 22. No 2 rink -Balmain: Dr P J Kelly (leader), S. P. Hogg, J. R. Hamilton, J. H. Jervis (captain), 25. President's team: W. Gelding (leader) H. Chapman, R. Muir, John Forsyth (captain), 27. No 3 rink-Balmain: C. Batsen (leader), A Christie, Dr. R. A. Wilson, J. J. Reeder (captain) 27. President's team: W. Goddard (leader), C. W. Knight, A. Coker, John Young (captain) No 4 rink--Balmain: F. P. Ruffley (leader), W. H. Dalrvmple, J. D. Cronin, Walter Akhurst (captain), 33. President's team: Captain Messell (leader), W. Rose, H M'Pherson, M. J. Conlon (captain), 22. Half hour scores -Balmain 40, 52, 70, 87, 111. President's team 10, 37, 60, 75, 87. Grand totals-Balmain. 111 points, President's team, 87, majority for Balmain, 24 points.

The sixth game in connection with Mr. J. M. Toohey's trophy, The World v Australia, is setdown for next Saturday, to be played on the Newtown (Victoria Park) green. 


Ashfield v Rosehill 18 April 
City Club General Handicap 17 & 20 April


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 28 April 1894, page 38

Bowls.

A match in connection with the City Club General Handicap was played on the City Green on April 17, between Messrs. J. Hedges and E. Cansdell, and resulted in a win for Mr. Hedges, the scores being-Hedges 31, Cansdell 27.

A single rink match was played on the Ashfield green on April 18, between the Ashfield and   Rosehill Clubs, and resulted in a win for the   Ashfield Club by 19 points. Players.-Ashfield : J.   Groth, J. M. Pierce, J. W. Mortley, J. Davies (cap- tain), 30. Rosehill: P. Meads, A. Newling, G. Coates, R. Cort (captain), 11. 

Two matches in connection with the City Club
General Handicap were played on the City Green on April 20. The first, between Messrs. H. Hughes and R. Muir, resulted in a win for Mr. Muir, the scores, being Muir 31, Hughes 30. Mr. D. Nightingale then met Mr. S. Golding, the game resulting in a win for Mr. Nightingale, the scores being Nightingale 81, Gelding 26.


Ashfield's President's Trophy and the Presentation Bowls 
11 May 1894
Ashfield v Newcastle
Newtown
(Victoria Park) and City 
12 May 1894


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 14 May 1894, page 7 

BOWLS.

A match of four rinks was played on Saturday on Cook Park bowling green between the Newtown (Victoria Park) and City Clubs. After a pleasant   game the City players'won by 33 points: the scores being-City Club, 110, Newtown (VP) Club, 77. Mr R. N. Sadleir acted as umpire and scorer. Scores -City Club No. 1 rink-J. James, J. Hodges, H. Chapman, H. Hughes (captain), 24.   No. 2 rink-J. Sheldon, V. L. Spear, S. Gelding, H. Harris (captain), 30. No 3 rink:-E. Cansdell, A. Mackinlay, D. Nightingale, A. Coker (captain) 27; No. 4 rink-A. Rofe, J. Beveridge. K. Muir, H. E. Vaughan (captain), 29. Newtown (VP) Club: No 1 rink-W. J. Louden, W. Rowsell, J. Gilfillan, F. Johnson (captain), 17; No. 2 rink-H. J. Pryde M. Williamson (sub ), W, Rigg, C. W. Wiseman, (captain), 20; No 3 rink-H. Hewlett, J. E. Lee, J. B. Gibbs, C. J. Lane (captain), l8; No 4 rink: A. M. Wright (sub ), M Newton, U. W. Carpenter (sub ), T. Cutter (captain). 22.

A team representing the Ashfield Bowling Club journeyed to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon for the purpose of playing a five rink match with the representatives of the local club. The visitors num- bered 25 including players and emergency men, and were met at the railway station by the officers of the Newcastle club, and escorted to the green. Lunch was provided in the pavilion, and at 2. 30 p.m. the match was commenced, the Rev. Hugo Dunlop acting as umpire and scorer. The heaviness of the green, as compared to their own, told greatly against the visitors and in a very short time Newcastle commenced to forge ahead. Having obtained the lead the local men continued to maintain it each succeeding half hourly record showing their position   to be slightly bettered. Eventually they won the game by 29 points. At the conclusion of the game the visitors were entertained in the pavilion and   heartily cheered by the members of the Newcastle club. Mr J. W. Mortley (president) returned thanks for the Ashfield club and invited the Newcastle players to a game at Ashfield on an early date.

At the Ashfield green on Friday afternoon Hankin and Lawrence played in the semi-fiinal round for the   president's trophy and the presentation bowls. The   game which was watched with great ínterest resulted in a win for Hankin by 31 points to 19. Pierce will now play Hankin for the first prize the loser playing Lawrence for second. In the fourth round of the Ashfield general handicap, Pierce defeated Upward and Brentnall defeated Hinder.


Ashfield v Redfern 19 April 1894


 The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 21 May 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

A four rink match between teams representing the Ashfield and Redfern Clubs was played on the Ash- field green on Saturday afternoon. Redfern were two men short, but the Rev. Hugh Dunlop and Mr. Gourlay were selected to fill the vacancies. Soon after the commencement of the game Ashfield began   to lead in most of the rinks, Redfern being ahead in   No. 2 rink only. Thence the half-hourly totals     showed Ashfield to be maintaining a steady lead and   at the call of time they were 28 points ahead. 

The
rinks were - 
No. 1 rink- Ashfield: Hankin, Dupain,  
Lawrence, Davies (captain), 28. Redfern; John-     son, Mihell, Roberts, Hanigan (captain), 14. 
No. 2  
rink -Ashfield: Groth, Schofield, Mortlev, Miller (captain), 22. Redfern: Rose, Dearin, Brogden, Howe (captain), 26. 
No 3 rink - Ashfield: Hinder,
Pierce, Norris, Hutchings (captain), 21. Redfern: Locke, Richardson, Gorton, Widderstrom, (captain),     23. 
No. 4 rink- Ashfield: Drake, Thomas, Geld
ing, Josephsen (captain), 34. Redfern: Dunlop, Gourlay, Perkins, Brogden (captain) 14. 

Totals:
Ashfield, 105; Redfern, 77. 
Mr F. J. Howard
hon secretary of the Ashfield club acted as scorer and timekeeper. At the conclusion of the game the clubs exchanged the usual courtesies and the president of the Redfern club renewed the invitation to Ashfield to visit that green at an early date.


 Waverley v Balmain, Redfern vAshfield, Newtown's Old World v Australia: 19 April 1894

Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 26 May 1894, page 40

Bowls.

A friendly match was played on Saturday afternoon between the Waverley and Balmain Clubs on the Waverley Green. There was a large attendance, in- cluding a number of ladies. The game resulted in a win for the Waverley Club by 2 points, the scores   being: Waverley 108, Balmain 106.  

A match between Redfern and Ashfield was played on Saturday afternoon on the Ashfield Green, and   resulted in a win for the Ashfield players, the scores being : Ashfield, 105 ; Redfern 77.  

A match was played at Newtown on Saturday between members representing the Old World and Australia, ending in favor of the Australians by 7 points. The following are the names of the players and scores :    

First Rink.-Australia : H. J. Peyde, H. J. Hewlett, W. H. Rowsell, C. W. Wiseman--34. World : H. Herbert, C. F. Jones, J. B. Gibbs, J. Gilfillan 18.

Second Rink.-Australia : J. M'Lachlin, J. E. Lee, J. Carlaw, W. Rigg-23. World : W. J. Lowdon, J. M'Cann, M. Newton, R. Mercer-31.

Total : Australia 57, the World 49.

For the President's Trophy C. W. Wiseman, 5 bh scr, beat C. Mathews with 6 points-31 to 26. C. W. Wiseman thus takes first prize, C. Mathews second, and M. Newton plays J. Beiton for the third.   


Balmain v Strathfield, Ashfield's President's Trophy Final



The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 29 May 1894, page 3

BOWLS
.

The Balmain Bowling Club visited Strathfield on Saturday afternoon and met the Union Recreation on the local green, and a pleasant game resulted in a win for the latter by 19 points. The following were the details :-

No. 1. Rink.-Union Recreation : Livermore (leader), J. C. Taylor, T. J. Thompson. J. C. Smith (Captain), 28. Bal- main: C. Batson (leader), V. Martin, H. Selfe, J. J. Reeder (captain). 28.

No. 2 rink.-Union Recreation : L. Myles (leader). J. H. Aldous, Dr. Wayland, H. S. Bird (captain), 26. Balmain: Dr P.. J. Kelly (leader), V. Cronin, Dr. R. A. Wilson, H. B. Cohen (captain), 19.

No. 3 rink.-Union Recreation : Oakey (leader), Cowdery, T. Garratt, T. B. Robin (captain), 28. Balmain : A. Christie (leader). S. P. Hogg, W.. Cruickshank, J. H. Jervis (captain), 18.

No. 4 rink.-Union Recreation : W. R. Dimelow (leader). Liggins. Shaddington, T. R. Allt. (captain), 26. Balmain:   F. P. Ruffey (leader), W. H. Dalrymple. J. D.. Cronin, W. Akhurst (captain), -24. Totals : Union Rècreation, 108;   Balmain, 89. Majority for Union Recreation, 19 points.

The concluding match for the President's Trophy
was played off on the Ashfield Green on Monday afternoon, and after an exceptionally keen contest resulted in favour of Hankin by 2 points. The game was one of the most stubbornly -contested ever played on the green, and lasted for nearly three hours. Pierceo led at the beginning, but his opponent soon pulled up, and from thence to the end the play was very even. When the score stood at 29 all Hankin succeeded in getting 3 in, and thus won the contest and theo trophy. Pierce and Laurence will play for the second prize, a pair of bowls presented by Mr. Moss Browne.


Newcastle v Waverley 21 May 1894
Newcastle v City 26 May 1894
Ashfield Preident's Trophy Final 16 May 1893
Balmain v Strathfield Union R.G., 28 May 1894

Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 2 June 1894, page 39



Bowls.

Queen's Birthday was a red letter day with the Waverley Club, the occasion being a visit by the Newcastle Club. The place was gaily decorated with flags, and the green was in good order. The energetic secretary of the Waverley Club, Mr. Evans, did all he could to ensure the enjoyment of all present, and Mr. Oram, the caretaker, and his assistants were busily engaged looking after their wants. Shortly after 1 o'clock the players sat down to a luncheon laid in the pavilion by Mr. Helmore and the inner man having been satisfied, Mr. M'Leod proposed the health of the visiting team and expressed the pleasure the Waverley Club felt at having the Newcastle players on the green. It did not matter whether they won or lost, but they would do their best to win. They would learn all they could from the Newcastle players, and hoped to meet them on their own green on an early date. Cheers were then given for the visiting team and the president of the Newcastle Club. Mr. Smith, vice-president of the visiting club, in replying, said that he hoped that they would keep up their reputation. Cheers were then given for the Waverley Club and its president. A friendly game was then indulged in.

The following were the players and scores:  

Rink No. 1.-Newcaatle : R. Hall, Turner, W. Harris, T. Smith, 12. Waverley : E. H. Parsons, T. Magney, Captain Mulholland, W. Macleod, 23.

Rink No. 2.-Newcaatle : F. Alcock, T. Watson, A. Fenwick, P. Gardner, 18. Waverley: E. E. Wahlberg, A. H. Waterhouse, E. Baines, W. Wynne, 21.

Rink No. 3.-Newcastle : W. Neve, D. Miller, J. Porter, H. Hingst, 30. Waverley: H. King, G. Sadler, H. C. Evans, J. Varley, 27.

Rink No. 4.-Newcaatle : W. M'Leod, W. Beau- mont, W. Gilbert, W. O'Neill, 24. Waverley: E. Thomas, J. M. Prior, A. Horrocks, Captain Kondio, 19.  

Rink No. 5.-Newcastle : F. P. Wilson, W. K. Lookhead, Geo. Hollinshead, S. Hughes, 19. Waver- ley: P. M'Elhone, J. Barnes, R. Shankland, W. Andrew, 30.

Rink No. 6.-Newcastle : A. Green, S. Ashman, A. Tillet, J. Frost, 21. Waverley : J. Graham, A. Gardner, G. T. Clarke, F. Punch, 25.

Totals : Newcastle 124, Waverley 154, Waverley thus won by 30 points.

A match waa played on Saturday between the City and Newcastle Clubs on the City Green. There was a good attendance of bowlers and others. Flags were hoisted in honor of the occasion. The president of the City Club, Mr. R. N. Sadlear, the secretary, Mr. S. Gelding, J.P., and the caretaker, Mr. Warren, were busily engaged throughout the afternoon looking after the requirements of all present. The game re- sulted in a win for the City Club, the scores being : City, 106 ; Newcastle, 65. The usual interchanges of good feeling were indulged in at the conclusion of the game.                  

Tho concluding match for the President's Trophy was played off on the Ashfield Green on May 28, and after an, exceptionally keen oontest resulted in favor of Hankin by 2 points. The game was one of the most stubbornly contested ever played on the green, and lasted for nearly three hours. Pierce led at the beginning, but his opponent soon pulled up, and from thence to the end the play was very even. When the score stood at 29 all Hankin succeeded in getting 2 in, and thus wonthe contest and the trophy. Pierce and Laurence will play for the second prize, a pair of bowls presented by Mr. Moss Browne.

A match was played on Saturday afternoon at Strathfield between the Balmain and Strathfield Union R.G., and resulted in a win for the Strat field Club by 19 points.


Ashfield v Waverley, Rosehill Championship Final 2 June 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 4 June 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

A six-rink match between the Ashfield and Waverley clubs was played on the Waverley green on Saturday afternoon. The green was in exceptionally   fast condition, and the game a very close one. The half-hours were-Ashfield, 29. 63, 94, 123, and 144 : and Waverley, 22, 5I, 87, 111, and 141; Ashfield thus winning by three points. The Rev. Hugh Dunlop acted as umpire and scorer. The rinks were : -

No. 1 Rink.-Ashfield : E. R. Hinder, R. Gourlay, C. Bailey, W. Gelding (captain), 27. Waverley : W. A. Firth. O. Carroll, E. Baines, G. T. Clarke (captain). 22. 

No. 2
Rink.-Ashfield : H. Groth. F. J. Howard, D. Schofield, F. J. Josephson (captain), 33. Waverley : E. Thomas, J. Graham, H. C. Evans, Watkin Wynne (captain), 18. 

No. 3 Rink.-Ashfield : A. H. Kellett, F. Thomas,
J. E. Hankin, G. M. Lawrence (captain), 13. Waverley : Dr. Moore, J. M. Prior, M. J. Fitzgerald, Captain Kondio (captain), 30. 

No. 4 Rink.-Ashfield : J.
Harrison, J. Upward, G. T. Jones. J. Davies (captain), 22. Waverley : E. E. Wahlberg, R. G. Watkins, Major Blanchard, W. M'Leod (captain). 23. 

No. 5 Rink :
Ashfield : Dr. Lockhead, J. M. Pearce. J. E. Norris. J. W. Mortley (captain), 32. Waverley : J. A. Livingstone, J. F. Chaplin, Captain Mulholland. J. Varley (captain), 19. 

No. 6 Rink.-Ashfield : H. Drake, F.
Bretnall, G. Dupain, J. Hutchings (captain). 17. Waverley : F. M'Elhone, J. Barnes. H. Shankland, W. Andrew (captain), 29. 

Totals : Ashfield, 144 ; Waverley,
141. Majority for Ashfield, 3.

At the conclusion of the game the players as- sembled in the pavilion, and Mr. M'Leod (vice president), on behalf of the Waverley Club, con- gratulated the visitors on their victory. Mr. J. W. Mortley (president) replied, and invited the Waver- ley Club to a return match at Ashfield on an early date.

The final match for the championship of the Rose- hill Bowling Club was played on Saturday afternoon,   between Dr. W. S. Brown and Mr. A. L. Hayes. Great interest was taken in the match, and after a most exciting contest Mr. Hayes won by 31 points to 28.  


Ashfield v Waverley, Waverley v Redfern, Rosehill's Championship Final 2 June 1894


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 9 June 1894, page 39

BOWLS



A "friendly" game was played on the afternoon
of May 30 between the Waverley and Redfern Clubs on the Redfern Green. The umpire and scorer for Redfern was Mr. W. L. Jennings, and for Waverley the Rev. H. Dunlop, and they carried out their duties in a manner that gave satisfaction to all, as did also the caretaker, Mr. King. The game resulted in a win for the Redfern Club, the scores being-Redfern 135, Waverley 68.

The final match fer the championship of the Rose- hill Bowling Club was played on Saturday afternoon, botween Dr. W. S. Brown and Mr. A. L. Hayes. Great interest was taken in the match, and after a most exciting contest Mr. Hayes won by 31 points to 28.

A match was played on Saturday at Waverley between the local club and Ashfield, and resulted in a win for the latter by 3 points ; the scores being Ashfield 144, Waverley 141.


Ashfield Club's general handicap Winner,  
Death of Mr. E R. Hinder, 
Rosehill v Waverley 
 16 June 1894


 

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 18 June 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

The first prizes in the Ashfield Club's general handicap and the president's trophy matches have been won by J. Hankin. G. M. Laurence and Pearce will play off for second prize in the latter event.

The Ashfield v. Strathfield match, fixed for Saturday, was postponed on account of the death of Mr. E R. Hinder, a member of the former club.

Rosehill and Waverley clubs played a six-rink match on the Rosehill green on Saturday afternoon, when the former club scored a decided victory by 201 points to 116. Scores -

No- 1 Rink- Rosehill:
T. W. Pollock, D. D. Henderson, F. Meads, and S. Waltar, 31. Waverley: E. E. Wahlberg, A. H. Waterhouse, J. T. Chaplin, E. S. B. Saville, 25. No 2 Rink- Rosehill: Grimes, J. W. Cowper, A. Newling, A. Hayes, 42. Waverley: H. King, J. Barnes, E. Baines, W. Wynne, 16. No. 3 Rink- Rosehill: Burkitt, C. Gow, Dr. Brown, F. C. Cox, 27. Waverley: R G. Watkins, D. Mitchell, H. C. Evans, W. Macleod, 20. No. 4 Rink- Rosehill: S. Wickham, Rev. J. Patter- son, A. Johnstone A Payten, l8. Waverley: W. A. Firth, E. H. Parsons, J. Graham, W. Andrew, 23. No 5 Rink- Rosehil:l G. Hart, S. Drummond, G. Coates, S. Lavors, 41. Waverley: J. A. Living- stone, E. P. Kirbv, M. Blanchard, H. A. Magney, 16. No. 6 Rink- Rosehill: N. Stewart, Gibson, W. Tunks, J. Finlayson, 42. Waverley: Dr. Moore, A. A. Locke, A. Horrocks, J. C. Waine, 15.


Redfern v Ashfield 
St. Leonards v Newtown Victoria Park 
20 June 1894



Australian Town and Country Journal
 Saturday 7 July 1894, page 39

Bowls.

A match was played on Saturday on the Redfern Club's green between the Redfern and Ashfield Clubs. There was a large attendance. The play resulted in a win for Redfern by 12 points the scores being Redfern 99, Ashfield 87.

A match was played on the St. Leonards Club Green on Saturday between the Newtown Victoria Park Club and the St. Leonards Club, resulting in a win for the former club by 12 points.


Ashfield v Waverley 

Australian Town and Country Journal  
Saturday 14 July 1894, page 39

Bowls.

A friendly game was played on Saturday, on the Ashfield Green, between the Ashfield and Waverley Clubs, and resulted in a win for the local team by 53 points.



Ashfield v City
21 July 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 23 July 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

A closely-contested six-rink match between the City and Ashfield clubs took place on the formers   green on Saturday afternoon. Both clubs were a   man short and consequently a player on each side had to play four bowls. At the outset the City Club had considerably the advantage scoring 45 to their     opponents' 29 in the first half-hour. In the second half hour however, the visitors pulled up consider-   ably, the scores standing-City, 62: Ashfield, 60. In the third half Ashfield had obtained the advan-   tage the game standing- Ashfield 98: City, 97. During the last hour the-visitors fell off considerably in one or two rinks and the final scores showed a lead of 21 for the City. Mr. Hinchcliffe acted as scorer for the City, and Mr W. P. Creber for Ashield. The rinks were -

No 1 rink- City: A. Rofe (playing four), A. W. Carpenter, A.Coker (captain), 18. Ashfield: Aitken, A.   H. Kellett, J. Norris, L. H. Whittle (captain), 15.
 No. 2  
rink -City: E. Cansdell, J. Wheeler, S. Gelding, H. Harris (captain), 24. Ashfield: J. Groth (playing four), J. W. Mortley, G. Miller (captain), 11. 
No. 3 rink- City:  
A. M. Wright, A. Mackinlay, J Hedges, A. E. Butler (captain), 17. Ashfield: H. Drake, F. J. Howard, Hugh Dixson, W. Gelding (captain), 23.   
No. 4 rink - City: J. Graham, M. Green, E. Hughes, C.
W. Knight (captain), 22. Ashfield: J. C. Harrison, D.   Schofield, G. Dupain, F. J. Josephson (captain), 24. 
No. 5
rink-City: J. Sheldon, A. P. Bedford, - Varley, H. E. Vaughan (captain) 21. Ashfield: J. Harrison, J. Upward,       T. Hankin, J. Davies (captain), 35. 
No. 6 rink -City:  
R. E. Lyons, J. James, W. H. Goddard, - Nightingale  (captain), 39. Ashfield: T. Serle, F. Thomas, C. Bailey, G. M. Lawrence (captain), 16.

At the conclusion of the game the players assembled in the pavilion and Mr. W. H. Goddard (vice president), on behalf of the City Club called for cheers for the visitors. The compliment was acknowledged on behalf of the visitors by Mr J. W. Mortley (president of the Ashfield Club). 


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 28 July 1894, page 40
 
Bowls.

A closely contested match was played on the Redfern Green on Saturday between the Redfern and Waverley Clubs, resulting in a win for the latter by two points. The scores were :-Redfern : Rink 1-Brown, Dearin, Clarke, Mihell, 22; Rink 2-Parker, Parker,   Perkins, Gray, 14; Rink 3 - Richardson,   Richardson, Rose, Halligan, 27 ; Rink 4 M'Namara, M'Namara, Roberts, Widerstrom, 23; Total, 86. Waverley : Rink 1-E. Thomas,   E. Baines, H. C. Evans, W. Macleod, 26; Rink 2-G. T. Clarke, Captain Mulholland, J. A. Livingstone, W. Andrew, 26 : Rink 3 E. E. Wablberg, A. Gardiner, J. Graham, J. C. Waine, 21; Rink 4-A. H. Waterhouse,   Major Blanchard, W. Wynne, Captain Kondio, 15; total, 88.

A match of a friendly nature was played on the City Club's Green on Saturday between the City and Ashfield Clubs. The umpire and scorer for the City was Mr. T. C. Hinchcliffe, and for Ashfield Mr. W. R. H. Creber. The game (a good one) resulted in a win for the City Club by 21 points, the scores being City 143, Ashfield 122.


Opening of Manly Bowling Club
2 August 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald
 Thursday 2 August 1894, page 3

BOWLING.

The opening of the new bowling green adjoining the Clarendon Hotel, Manly, took place yesterday aftemoon, when many visitors from Sydney and residents were present, with representatives from most of the Sydney and suburban clubs-viz., the St. Leonards, City. Balmain, Strathfield, Waverley, Victoria Park, Erskineville, and Annandale-includ- ing Messrs. John Young (president of the association), J. W. Mortley (vice-president), and H. Cohen (secretary), Rev H. Dunlop, Major Strong, Messrs. Toohey, Fleay, Lane, Swyny, M. Conlon, Murray, Pritchard, Gelding (secretary City Club), W. H. Goddard (vice-president City Club), and F. J. Howard (secretary Ashfield Club). Mr. J. Young, of Annandale, performed tho duty of declaring the ground open, and after bowling the first ball made a short speech, in which he congratulated the Manly peopleo on the inauguration of this, the first of its kind in the district, and predicted a complete success for the club. Three rinks were   then formed as follows -No 1 J. Young (captain), Pritchard, Fleay, Sweeney v. Toohey (captain), Batson, Lane, Forsaith. No. 2 Cohen (cap- tain), Selfe, Cronin, Wilson v. Croker (captain), Goddard, Murray, Gelding. No 3 Board (cap- tain), Forsaith, H. Dunlop, H. H Bligh v. Wayne (captain), Horrocks, Woods, Punch. An enjoyable afternoon was spent on the ground, and afterwards, at the invitation of Mrs. Kilminister, all   present sat down to an excellent dinner, when several toasts, including that of " Success to the Manly Bowling Club," were duly proposed and honoured. The green, although it consists of only three rinks, is capable of considerable extension, and will no doubt eventually become one of the best in the colony. In conjunction with it is a small but neatly-designed pavilion, conveniently situated in one corner of the grounds. Trouble has apparently not been spared in perfecting the institution.


Rosehill Champion Rink Final, Strathfield v Ashfield 4 August 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 
6 August 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

The final match of a series to decide to which was the champion rink of the Rosehill Club took place on Saturday, between teams captained by Messrs A. L. Hayes and A. Newling, and after three hours' play, Mr Hayes's team won by 27 points to 22. Each member of the winning team will receive a gold medal.

An inter-club four-rink match between Strathfield and Ashfield was played on the formers green on Saturday afternoon. The ground was in splendid order, and some excellent play was shown on both sides. From the outset of the game Ashfield began to lead, the first half-hour showing the scores to be-Ashfield, 20 Strathfield, 17. The three succeeding halves showed Ashfield 36, 56, 81 and Strathfield, 41, 52, and 72. The finals were-Ashfield 96 , Strathfield, 85. The Rev. Hugh Dunlop acted as umpire and scorer. The rinks were -No. 1 Ashfield-Searle Brentnall, Thomas, Laurence (captain), 15. Strathfield-Dime-   low, Bunting, Williams, Allt (captain), 39. No. 2 Ashfield-Pierce, Howard, Dupain, Josephsen   (captain), 21, Strathfield-Kopsen, Sadding- ton, Thompson, J. C. Smith (captain), 23. No.3 Ashfield-Groth, Upward, Dexson, Mortley (captain), 36. Strathfield-Oatley, Cowdery, Bird, Rollin (captain), 6. No. 4 Ashfield-Drake, Norris, Hutchings, Whittle (captain), 24., Strathfield Myles, Taylor, Garrett, Toohey (captain), 17. Totals: Ashfield, 96 Strathfield, 85-majority for Ashfield, 11. At the conclusion of the game the customary compliments were interchanged, and the Strathfield Club were invited to a return match at Ashfield at an early date.


Opening of the new bowling green adjoining the Clarendon Hotel, Manly, champion rink of the Rosehill Final, Waverley Under 40's v Over 40's, Strathfield v Ashfield , Dunedin, (N.Z.) Club visit City Club

Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 11 August 1894, page 40

Bowls
.

On the 1st instant the opening of the new bowling green adjoining the Clarendon Hotel, Manly, took place in the presence of a large numbor of Sydney visitors and residents. Mr. J. Young, the father of the sport, declared the green open, and after bowling the first ball, made a short speech, in which he congratulated theo Manly people upon the inauguration of the first bowling green in Manly, and predicted an unqualified success to its first bowling club. Among the Sydney and suburban clubs represented were the City, St. Leo-   nards, Balmain, Strathfield, Waverley, Victoria Park, Erskineville, and Annandale. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent on the ground, atter which at the invitation of Mrs. Kilminster, all present sat down to an excel- lent dinner. Mr. J. Young, Annandale, pre- sided, and the following toasts wore honored : "The Queen," " Success to the Manly Bowling Club," responded to by Major Strong ;" The Residents of Manly," responded to by Mr. John Woods; "The Presidents of Bowling Clubs," responded to by Mr. J. Young. A smoke concert was afterwards held, and good fellowship maintained till a late hour.

The final match to decide the champion rink of the Rosehill Club' took place on Saturday, between teams captained by Messrs. A. L. Hayes and A, Newling, and after three hours' play, Mr. Hayes's team' won by 27 points to 22. Each member of the winning team will receive a gold medal.

An interesting match was played on Saturday afternoon on the Waverley Green, between the members of the club over and under 40 years of ago, and resulted in a win for " under "40."

A match was played on Saturday on the Redfern Green between the Victoria Park and Redfern Clubs. The scores were Redfern 104, Newtown 75, the former winning by 29 points.

A match was played on the Strathfield Green on Saturday alternoon between the Strathfield and Ashfield Clubs, resulting in a win for the Ashfield Club, the totals being Ashfield 20, Strathfield 17.

Some members of the Dunedin, (N.Z.) Club who are on a visit to Sydney, visited the City green on August 6, and received a cordial welcome.    


 Ashfield ruin City Club's Pennants Season 

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Wednesday 26 September 1894, page 6

BOWLS.

The hon. secretary of the City Bowling Club (Mr. Samuel Golding) has prepared a statement, on behalf oi the club committee, showing that during the year the club won 10 out of 11 interclub matches, and scored 1757 points against their opponents' 1295 points. The club competed in the Pennant matches, but, being defeated by Ashfield, failed to winl the trophy. During the year Mr. F. Gannon presented a pair of silver-mounted bowls for competition, Messrs. A. F. Bedford, S L. Spear, and H. Harris presented flags, Mr A. Gardner, a donation towards prizes, aBOWLS.nd the late Dr. Craig Dixson, an electric bell service for the clubroom. The champion medal was won by B. Kershaw, G. W. Howe being runner up. The general handicap resulted as -follows -first prize, won by Mr. D. Nightingale, second prize, won by Mr. J. Hobson third prize, won by Mr. K. Muir , fourth prize, won by Mr. J. Hedges , fifth prize, won by Mr. S Gel- ding , sixth prize, won by Mr. H. Hughes. At present there are 100 members on the roll. The credit   balance of the club, after allowing for all outstand- ing liabilities, is £56 4S 11d.

The fourteenth annual general meeting of the New South Wales Bowling Association is advertised to be held at Youug's-chambers, Pitt-street, on Thursday, the 4th of October.  


Ashfield v Waverley
22 September 1894


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 29 September 1894, page 40

Bowls.

A match was played on the Ashfield Bowling Club's green on Saturday afternoon between the Ashfield and Waverley Clubs, and resulted in a win for the Ashfield Club by 21 points. The Rev. Hugh Dunlop acted as umpire and scorer for Waverley, and Mr. F. J. Howard, hon. secretary, for Ashfield. The rinks were :

No. 1 Rink-Ashfield : Kellett, Pye, Norris, Laurence (captain), 20. Waverley : Dr. Moore, Parsons, Livingstone, Fitzgerald (captain), 29.

No. 2 Rink-Ashfield : Searle, Dr. Lockhead, Dupain, Josephson (captain), 29. Waverley : Carroll, Blanchard, Magney, Clark (captain), 21.

No. 3 Rink-Ashfield : Mitchell, Sohofield, Alphen, Mortley (captain), 20. Waverley: King, Vial, Evans, Horrocks (captain), 19,

No. 4 Rink-Ashfield: Drake, Haigh, Upward, Hankin (captain), 31. Waverley : Sadler, Gardner, Barnes, Andrews, 20.

No. 5 Rink-Ashfield: Armitage, Davies, Thomas, Bailey (captain), 31. Waverley: Wahlberg, Haycrott, Wynne, M'Leod, 21.


NEW SOUTH WALES BOWLING ASSOCIATION MEETING
Announcement of Team to visit Victoria for Intercolonial Matches

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Wednesday 3 October 1894, page 8

NEW SOUTH WALES BOWLING 
ASSOCIATION.  

A meeting of the New South Wales Bowling Association was held at Young's-chambers, corner or Pitt and Park streets, last night Mr. J. W. Mortley (vice-president and president Ashfield Club)   occupied the chair Ashfield, Waverley, Balmain, Newtown, Erskinville, City, St Leonards, Glebe, and Redfern clubs were represented. The annual report was submitted by the secretary (Mr H. B. Cohen), and, with the balance-sheet, adopted. Players to represent the colony in the intercolonial in Melbourne, in November, were nominated as follows -Ashfield, 3, Balmain, 2. City, 9, Glebe, 1, Newtown, E. R. , 0, New- town, V.P., 0, Rosehill, 0 Redfern, 2, St. Leonards, 1, Strathfield U.R.C , 1, Waverley, 5, total, 26. The ballot resulted in follows -Ashfield: J. W. Mortley, E. H. Whittle. Balmain: W. Akhurst, J. Young. City: A. Rofe, R. Muir. J. Gelding, H E. Vaughan, F. Lerame, U. W. Car- penter. Redfern: G. W. Howe, C. Gorton. St. Leonards: T. Punch, T. T. Forsyth. J. Stephens, D G. Snodgrass. Strathfield: U.R.C., J. M. Toohey. Waverley: J. C. Waine, A. Horrocks, O. Carroll.


 5th Ashfield Bowling Club AGM 10 October 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald
 Friday 12 October 1894, page 6

ASHFIELD BOWLING CLUB.

The fifth annual meeting of the Ashfield Bowling Club was held in the pavilion, Ashfield Park, on Wednesday night Mr. J. W. Mortley (president) occupied the chair, and was supported by Messrs W. T. M. Fehon and T. T. Jones (vice-presidents). Mr Fehon apologised for the absence of Mr Chris Brandis (vice-president). There was a good   attendance of members Mr. T J. Howard (bon. secretary) read the annual report, in which the   club was congratulated on its highly satisfactory position. At the beginning of the year there were 79 members on the roll and, notwithstand- ing losses by death and removal, there were now about 70, including those newly elected. Sympathetic reference was made to the death of the late treasurer, Mr G. F. Jones. The report was adopted, and pleassure expressed with its satisfactory nature. The   balance-sheet, submitted by the hon. treasurer (Mr. J. Davies), showed that there was a credit balance of £42 13s. The statement was received with applause Mr Hankin was then presented with the champion medal and the president's trophy, after which the election of officers was proceeded with. The follow- ing were unanimously re-elected -President Mr. J. W. Mortley, vice-presidents, Messrs. W. T. M. Fehon, Chris. Brandis, and T. T. Jones, secre- tary. Mr T. J. Howard , treasurer Mr. J. Davies auditor, Mr. W. Shenstone , and delegate, Mr J. Davies. Messrs. Upword, Thomas, Lawrence, Miller, Searl, Golding, Whittle, Norris, Gourlay, and Dr Lochhead were nominated for the committee, for which a close contest took place Messrs. Thomas. Lawrence, Searl, Upward, and Whittle were eventually elected. Under the head of general business the secretary was instructed to enforce the rule relating to visitors, and attention was drawn to the danger resulting from the near proximity of a cricket pitch. 



Ashfield Bowling Club Meeting 16 October 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 20 October 1894, page 10

ASHFIELD BOWLING CLUB.

A meeting of the committee of the Ashfield Bowling Club was held on Wednesday night. Mr J. W. Mortley, president occupied the chair. Sub com- mittees tor the year were appointed as follows - Green sub committee, Messrs T W Mortley and J Searl selection sub committee, Messrs Upward,   Whittle and Thomas; refreshment sub committee, Mr J Davies. It was decided that selection com- mitttees for home play be chosen monthly from among the members It was also resolved to close the green and commence top dressing on Monday next.



Itinery for Intercolonial Matches v Victoria
Strathfield Union Recreation AGM


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Friday 26 October 1894, page 6


BOWLS.

THE INTERCOLONIAL MATCH.

At a meeting of the Victorian Bowling Association, held at Melbourne on the 10th instant, the rinks were chosen for the forthcoming intercolonial match with New South Wales.

The intercolonial matches will beplayed on the Port Melbourne, Albert Park, and, if necessary, Melbourne greens on Monday, 5th November, Wed- nesday, 7th November and Friday, 9th November. Mr Allan Baster has been appointed to act as umpire for Victoria.

On Wednesday afternoon a meeting of the players selected to represent New South Wales in the intercolonial match was held in the City Club's pavilion, Cook Park Mr A Rofe (secretary to the team) read a copy of a letter he had forwarded to the Victorian team, stating that the majority of the local players would leave on Thursday and Friday. and asking that they might be received at the railway station. It was also requested that a match with the Ballarat Club might he arranged. In reply, Mr Baxter stated that the requests would be complied with, and that   greens would be provided for practice. At the suggestion of Mr Toohey, it was decided that matches be played with both of the Ballarat clubs.

Tomorrow the Waverley Club will play Redfern on the latter's green, and Ashfield will play Victoria Park (three rinks) on the latter's green.

The annual meeting of the Union Recreation Club was held in the clubrooms. Strathfield, last night. Mr F. A. Oatley (president) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance of members. The 13th annual report was adopted.


NEW SOUTH WALES BOWLING ASSOC IATION MEETING
Closure of Glebe Club
29 October 1894



The Sydney Morning Herald  Tuesday 30 October 1894, page 6

NEW SOUTH WALES BOWLING ASSOCIATION


 
A well attended meeting of the committee of the above was held at Young's-chambcrs, Pitt and Park streets, last night Mr. John Graham, president City Club occupied the chair. The clubs represented were Ashfield, Balmain, City, Redfern, St Leonards, and Victoria Park. On the motion of Mr. H. B. Cohen (hon., secretary), seconded by Mr. H Chap- man, M L A , it was rosolvcd,-" That with deep regret for the occasion thereof this meeting desires to place on record the loss this association has sus- tained through the removal by death of its late well-belovod patron, the Right Hon. Sir Alfred Stephen, P.C., G.C M.G., C. B. , and the great loss to the country generally of so estimable citizen. That a letter of sympathy and condolonce, accompanied by a copy of this resolution, be for- warded to the family of our late respected patron, and signed by the president, Mr. John Young.

The treasurer reported a credit balance of £61 12s 10d. Mr. Larsen intimated that the Glebe Club had   temporarily ceased to exist It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. Chapman,-" That each indi- vidual member of the team winning the champion   rink prize receive his fourth of the prize the hon. secretary taking the receipt for the same. "The ques- tion as to how the champion Pennant matches for this year should be played led to a great deal of discussion Mr. Beveridge moved -"That the resolution of the annual meet- ing of the association on the subject be adopted."

Mr Davies moved, as an amendment,-"That each club play one match with the others (not on neutral greens), to be so arranged that, of 10 clubs entering for the trophy, no club play more than five matches on its own green, the club winning most of the games to be declared the champion." The motion was carried on the casting vote of the chair. The matches will accordingly he played upon neutral greens, and each club, as defeated, will fall out of the competitions. Drawing for the first round of the Pennant matches then took place and resulted as follows -Redfern v Balmain, Victoria Park v. Union Recreation (.Strathfield), Ashfield v. City, St Leonards v. Waverley, Newtown v. Rosehill. It   was resolved that all the matches in this round be played on neutral greens, on 12th January, 1895,, the green to be mutually agreed upon.


 Balmain v Ashfield, City v St Leonards 3 November 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 5 November 1894, page 3

BOWLS
.

The Balmain Club played their second match this season on the local green, meeting the Ashfield Club, there being present a large contingent of bowling patrons. The following are the details -

No 1 Rink - Balmain: Captain M'Clemens (leader), A.   Marshall, H. B. Cohen, John Young (captain)- 33. Ashfield: R. Gourlay (leader), F.Brentnall, J. Norris, W. H.   Hoskings (captain)-18. 

No 2 Rink - Balmain: C Bat-  
son (leader), G. Turner, H. Selfe, J. J. Reeder (captain), 21. Ashfield: Pearce (leader), F. Thomas, J. Hankin, J.   Hutchens (captain),-15. 

No. 3 Rink - Balmain: T.
Akhurst (leader), W. H. Dalrymple, G. C. Murdoch, J. H. Jervis (captain)-25. Ashfield: J. Searle (leader), J. Up- ward, G. Dupain, W. Gelding (captain)-27. 

No. 4 Rink.
-Balmain: A. Christie (leader), S. P. Hogg;, W. Cruikshank, Dr R. A. Wilson (captain)-14. Ashfield: J. Groth (leader), F. J. Howard, H.Dixson, G. M. Miller   (captain), 40. 

Balmain: half-hour scores) 23, 36, 53,64,  
96., Ashfield: 16, 41, 83, 95. 

Total scores Balmain, 
96, Ashfield, 95. Majority for Balmain, 1 point.  

A four-rink match between the City and St. Leonards Bowling Clubs took place on Saturday afternoon on the green of the latter club, the result being a win for St Leonards by three points, The rinks and scores were -

St. Leonards -No 1 rink: J. Trimble, J. Jago, J. F0r- syth, and J. Stevens, 20. No 2 rink: R. C. Brindley,W.Wilkie, W. H. Stephenson, and W. P. Moore,26. No. 3     Rink: J. B. Moore, G.J. Barry, T. Jelley, and W. Alex- ander,32. No. 4 Rink: J. Halstead, F. J. Cahill, J Hobson and A. T. Board, 22. Total, 100.

City Club: No 1 Rink: E. Cansdell, J. Graham, J. Beveridge and C. W. Knight, 26. No. 2 Rink: J. James, J. Wheeler, J. Hedges, and A. Coker, 32. No. 3: J.   Sheldon, H. C. Usher, S. Gelding, and H. Harris, 28. No. 4 rink: R. E. Lyons,. J. H. Morris, W. H. Goddard, and H. Hughes, 16. Total, 97.


Newtown (Victoria Park) v Ashfield, Waverley v Redfern, 
27 October 1894,
Redfern AGM,



Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 3 November 1894, page 3

Bowls.

A match was played on the Redfern Green   on Saturday afternoon between the Waverley   and Redfern Clubs, and resulted in a win for, the Redfern Club. The scores were :     Brown, Rose, Clark, Roberts 27, Sadler, Mulholland, Andrew, Wynne, 23   M'Namara, Snôdgrass,Mihèll,,Hanigan 55, Locke, Chaplin, Magney, Fitzgerald. 14   Locke, Dearin, Widerstrom, Brogden, 28. Livingstone, Baines, Clarke, Kondio, 23. Johnson, Richardson, Gorton, Howe 35. Thomas, Blanchard, Wahlberg, Evans, 21.  

Totals: Redfern 145, Waverley 81. Redfern Club winning by 64 points. The usual speeches followed.

The fourth annual meeting of the Red
fern Bowling Club was held at the club's pavilion, Mr. Gorton in the chair. The report and balance-sheet showed a satisfactory state of affairs. The following officers were elected :-President, Mr. W. D. Davis (Mayor) ; vice-presidents, Messrs. C. Gorton, T. Clarke, J. Brogden, G. W. Howe, J. Heni- gan, J. Johnson ; delegate to the N.S.W. Bowling Association, Mr. T. Clarke ; treasurer, Mr. J. Slade; hon. secretary, Mr. W. Rose.

The Victoria Park and Ashfield Clubs met on the green of the former for a friendly contest. The game was very exciting throughout, and ended in favor of Victoria Park by one point.  


  Ashfield v Rosehill, Newcastle V Waverley 
9 November 1894

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Saturday 10 November 1894, page 7

BOWLS.

Ashfield and Rosehill played a three rink match on the Rosehill green, Parramatta Park, yesterday afternoon the green was in good condition and the game was very close. In the first half hour the home team led by three or four points but   in the second Ashfield obtained the lead and in varying degrees maintained it all through. Mr John Searle acted as umpire and scorer. The rinks were: -

No. 1, Ashfield- Kay, Thomas, Groth, Gedley (captain), 14. Rosehill- Burkitt, Johnstone, Finlayson, Coates (captain), 22. 

No. 2, Ashfield- Pierce, Upward, Dupain,  
Josephson (captain), 31. Rosehill- Cort, Druin, Tunks,     Payten (captain), 31. 

No. 3 Ashfield- Drake, Howard,  
Hutchings, Dixson (captain), 21. Rosehill- Stewart,     Henderson, Ellison, Cox (captain), 20. 

Totals; Ashfield
55; Rosehill, 62. Majority for Ashfield, 4.    

NEWCASTLE V WAVERLEY.

The Waverley Bowling Club green which had been closed for some weeks was reopened yesterday, when a team from Newcastle met the local bowlers whom they defeated after a stubbornly contested game by seven points. The attendance was numerous, and considerable interest was shown in the game by the spectators. The picturesque   grounds and pavilion were decorated with bunting and the local players endeavoured in every way to afford enjoyment to the visitors. At the termina-   tion of the game Alderman G. J. Waterhouse (preident of the Waverley club) proposed the health of the visitors and Mr. F. Gardner, of the Newcastle  club, responded. A five rink match was played the result being as follows: -    

No. 1 -Newcastle: Messrs. W. Neave, W. Beaumont,     W. O'Neill, J. Frost (captain), 36. Waverley: Messrs. G. J. Waterhouse, J. L. Haycroft, H. A. Magney, Watkin, Wynne (captain), 24. No. 2. - Newcastle: Messrs. A. Green, G. C. Martin, T. Smith, A. Watt (captain), 22. Waverley- Messrs. H. King, A. A. Locke, E. E. Wahlberg, W. Macleod(captain), 23. No. 3- Newcastle: Messrs. R. Hall, W. K. Lockhead, Jas. Porter, Frank Gardner (captain), 27. Waverley: Messrs. J. A. Livingstone, J. Barnes, J. C. Waine, H. C. Evans (captain), 30.   No. 4 -Newcastle: Messrs A. Ashman, H. Chandler, G. Hollingshead, H. Hingst (captain), 25. Waverley: Messrs. E. Thomas, Captain Mulholland, G. T. Clarke, Captain   Kondio (captain), 24. No.5, - Newcastle: Messrs.  Alcock, D. Miller, A. Fenwick, J. Rodgers (captain), 28. Waverley : Messrs. G. Sadlier, Major Blanchard, M. J. Fitzgerald, W. Andrew (captain), 28. The half-hour scores wero : Newcastle, 25, 60, 80, 109, 136 ; Waverley, 26, 44, 68,109,129. The totals were : Newcastle, 136; Waver- ley, 129 ; majority for Newcastle, 7. The Newcastle club will play a match on the St. Leonard's Club green to-day against the local club.


Ashfield v Redfern, Newcastle v St. Leonards 
10 November 1894 
Extensive improvements at the Waverley Club's premises
Intercolonial players the victims of hotel robberies in Melbourne




The Sydney Morning Herald 
Monday 12 November 1894, page 6

BOWLS
.

The Newcastle Bowling Club played a four-rink match with the St. Leonards Bowling Club, on the green of the latter, on Saturday afternoon. St. Leonards wore successful in scoring 105 points against the visitors' 95. The local men treated their guests most hospitably. Tha green was gay with bunting and was in excellent condition. After the match the health of the president of the Newcastle Club was drunk, and the compliment was re- turned to the St. Leonards Club, the two teams parting amid cheering. The scores were -St. Leonards.-No. 1 rink: W. Wilkie-Brocklehurst, Jas. Hobson, and J. Stevens (captain), 38. No. 2 rink: A. Moore, J. Trimble, A. M'Leod, and A. J. Board (captain), 25. No. 3 rink: J. Earl, H. H. Bligh, T. Jelley, and W. H. Stephenson (captain), 21. No. 4 rink: J. B. Moore, R. Brindley, J. Jago, and   W. Alexander (captain), 21. Total, 105. Newcastle.-No, 1 rink: - Christie, F. Alcock, A. Fenwick, J. Rodgers (captain). 21. No 2 rink: A. Green, G. C. Martin, T. Smith, and A. Watt (cap- tain), 19. No 3 rink: H. Chandler, W. Beaumont, G. Hollingshead, and J. Frost (captain), 28. No. 4 rink: R. Hall, - Neave, Jas. Porter, and F. Gardner (captain), 27. Total 94.

A three-rink match between the Ashfield and Redfern Clubs was played on the Redforn green on Saturday afternoon and resulted in a win for the visitors. Ashfield had 8 points to the good at the end of the first half-hour, and considerably increased its lead during subsequent half-hours. The rinks were - No. 1.- Ashfield: L Drake, Pye, Hankin, Josephson (captain), 24. Redfern: Locke, Clarke, Parker, Brogden (captain), 38. No. 2 - Ashfield Gourlay, Norris, S. Gelding, W. Gelding (captain), 41. Redfern: Brown, Macnamara, Rose, Mihell (captain), 13. No. 3. -Ashfield: Aitken, Howard, Thomas, Miller (captain), 29. Redfern: Johnson, Wadley, Conlon Medcalfe (captain), 24. The half hour scores were -Ashfield: 1st, 20; 2nd, 37; 3rd, 54; 4th, 83; 5th and final, 94. Redfern 1st, 20; 2nd, 23; 3rd, 38; 4th 56; 5th and final 75. Totals: Ash- field 94, Redfern 75, majority for Ashfield 19.

A number of extensive improvements are in process of being carried out at the Waverley Club's premises. The lawn tennis courts have been moved   back a considerable distance, and on portion of the space formerly occupied by them a new green is being formed, at a somewhat lower level than the existing one. The new green will not be so long as the other, but every care is being exercised to ensure its efficiency. A large and handsome pavilion has also been erected for the convenience of the members of the tennis club. It contains ample accommoda- tion, and is a really fine addition to the club's premises.

On Friday (Prince of Wales' Birthday) Mr. John Graham (president) entertained a number of bowlers in the City Club's pavilion, Cook Park. A number of toasts were honoured and a cordial welcome home was extended Mr. B. Kershaw of the City Club   who had lately returned from England. Rinks were subsequently selected for bowls.  

A number of the New South Wales intercolonial players have been the victims of hotel robberies in Melbourne. One of tho most prominent of the   players-president of one of tho principal clubs, was relieved of about £30. He had left his bedroom for a few minutes, leaving the money therein, and on his return found it had been stolen. Other members of the team suffered, but not so severely.


Intercolonial Contests.
Newcastle v St. Leonards
Redfern v Ashfield 

10 November 1894


Australian Town and Country Journal 
Saturday 17 November 1894, page 41

Intercolonial Contests.

The 17th intercolonial bowling contest between New South Wales and Victoria was concluded on November 7 on the Port Melbourne Green in most disagreeable weather. Scores :-New South Wales, 73 ; Victoria, 110. Win for Victoria by 37.

A telegram from Melbourne states that the New South Wales team of bowlers were the guests of the Ballarat Central Club on Monday. The visitors, after being driven round the oity and suburbs, played a match with the Central Bowling Club, eventually winning by 106 points to 104.

A match was played on Saturday between the Newcastle and St. Leonards Clubs on the St. Leonards Green. The wèather was all that could be desired and there was a very good attendance of bowlers and on- lookers. The first half hour the score stood : Newcastle 21, St. Leonards 28. Second half : Newoastle 43, St. Leonards 41, Third half : Newcastle 54, St. Leonards 53, Mr. D. G. Snodgrass was umpire and scorer, and did his duty well, and the green was in good condition. Scores: St. Leonards, 105; Newcastle, 95.

A match was played on the Redfern Green on Saturday between the Redfern and Ashfield Clubs, and resulted in a win for the Ashfield Club by 19.


Ashfield Club Meeting, City Club Meeting,
14 November 1894
Lawn Bowling at the SCG?


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Friday 16 November 1894, page 6

BOWLS
.


 A meeting of the committee of the Ashfield Club
was held in the paivillon on Wednesday night. It   was decided to reopen the green-which has been closed during top-dressing-on Saturday afternoon.  

At a meeting of the committee of the City Club held on Wednesday afternoon under the presidency   of Mr John Graham, Messrs. A. E. Butler, J. Beveridge, and S. Gelding, hon. secretary, were appointed a sub-committee to select players to repre-   sent the club in the pennant matches.

A movement is on foot for the formation of a bowling club among the members oí tho Association Cricket Ground. A green is already in existence on the ground, and it is thought that a good club might be formed.  

The proposed Randwick green, if brought into use, will be one of the best of its kind in the eastern suburbs. In addition to a green-playing six rinks  one way and four across-it is proposed to establish tennis courts and other conveniences in connection with the institution.


Reopening of the Glebe Bowling Green??


The Sydney Morning Herald  
Tuesday 20 November 1894, page 3

BOWLS.

The City Club has selected a team to represent it in the match against Ashfield for the championship pennant. The city representatives will be selected from among the. following -J. Forsyth, C. W. Knight, J. Belbndge, W. H. Goddard, H Hughes, J. Hedges, A. Coker, A. E. Butler, A P. Bedford, H. Chapman. H. Harris, J Golding, T. C. Hinch- cliffe. R. Muir, H. E. Vaughan, O. Nightingale, S. Gelding, U. W. Carpenter, E. Cansdell, and H. Morris. The match will probably be played on 12th January, 1895, on either Balmain or Strathfield greens, as mutually arranged.

A movement for the reopening of the Glebe Bowling Green, Wentworth Park, has been initiated. Mr. G. F. R. Burcher presided at a meeting of players, held in the pavilion, on Saturday afternoon, when it was unanimously resolved to re-establish the club on a sound basis. It was decided to hold a public meeting in the Glebe Town Hall next Friday night to carry the resolution into effect, and the opinion was expressed that it, would be advisable to have some celebration on the green on the occasion of the reopening. Mr. J. K. O'Toole was appointed hon, secretary pro tem., and was instructed to make all necessary arrangements. Certain improvement, to the club premises were advocated, and the meeting resolved that these be carried out. It is confidently anticipated that as a result of the reorganisation a really representative club will be formed at the Glebe.

Preparations are being made for the top-dressing of the Strathfield and Balmain greens. Both are yet in very good order, but it is desired to have them as perfect as possible for tbe ensuing season. Quite a large number of members attended the Ashfield green on the occasion of the reopening on Saturday. Owing, however, to the recent spell of dry weather, the green, though fairly good, was not in the best condition.

The senior and junior match of the Waverley Club, which was to have been played on the Waverley green on Saturday, was postponed, ordinary rink matches being substituted therefor. Further wins of the New South Wales intercolonial bowlers in Victoria are -Against St. Kilda, won by 16 points . against Central Ballarat, won by 2 points, and against Eastern Ballarat, won by 1 points. These performances compare most favourably with those of the Victorians in similar matches in this colony.


New Glebe Bowling Club
Ashfield v City Pennant Teams
St. Leonards Pennant Team


The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 26 November 1894, page 6

BOWLS
.

The new Glebe Bowling Club, Wentworth Park, was successfully inaugurated at a meeting held in the Glebe Town Hall on Friday night, Mr. G. F. R Burcher presided, and a good number of bowlers were present. Mr. Hogue, M.L A . moved,-" That the Glebe Bowling Club be reformed and continued on its former lines, and that this meeting proceed to elect officers of the club " the motion was seconded and carried unanimously. It was resolved that the subscription be two guineas, payable half-yearly. The election of ofiicers was then proceded with, and resulted as follows -President, Mr. A. J. Hogue M. L. A. vice-presidents, Messrs. H. Vaughan, G. F. R. Burcher, and A. M'Kinley , hon. treasurer, Mr. J. G. Purves, hon. secretary, Mr. J. K. O'Toole, committee, Messrs H. M. Vaughan, H. Fogden, H. Taft, J. Dickenson, and Charles Tomlinson. The president, theo secretary, and Messrs. Burcher and M'Kinley were appointed a sub-committee to draw up rules.

The following are the rinks selected to represent the Ashfield Club in the championship pennant match against the city, to be played on the   Strathfield ground on 12th January, 1895:   Harper, Dupain, Laurence, Davies (captain) ; Drake, Norris (or Thomas), Hoskings, Whittle (cap- tain) Kay (or Aitken), Hutchings, Josephson, Gelding (captain) , Groth, Dixson, Mortley, Miller (captain). Emergencies. Brentnall, Gourlay, and Sohofield. The city will be represented by Messrs. J. Forsyth, A. Cohen, C. W. Knight, T. C. Hinchcliffe, R. Muir, S. Gelding, H. Harris, J. Morris, H. Chap- man, E. Cansdell, A. E. Butler, J. Hodges, W. H. Goddard, D. Nightingale, J. Beveridge, U. W. Carpenter, A. P. Bedford, H. Hughes, H. E. Vaughan and J. Gelding. The four first mentioned   have been elected captains and Mr John Graham (president of the club) has been appointed umpire. Messrs. W. Wilkie, Snodgrass, Stephenson, J. Stevens, J. Tremble, A. M'Leod, T. Jellev, A. J.   Board, J. B. Moore, F.Cahill, W. P. Moore, W.     Alexander, R. C. Brindley, J. Forsyth, T. T. Forsyth and F. Punch represent St. Leonards in the pennant matches.  


Pennants Draw??


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Wednesday 12 December 1894, page 3


BOWLS.

A meeting of secretaries: convened by Mr. S. Gelding (secretary of the City Club) for the purpose of drawing up a programme of matches, was held at the City Clubs pavilion, Cook Park, yesterday afternoon. There n were present Messrs. S. Gelding (in   the chair), P. J. Howard (Ashfield), H. C. Evans (Waverley), A. J. Board (St Leonards), W. Rose (Redfern) and J. Dalrymple (Newtown). It was announced that the Balmain and Strathfield clubs would not commit themselves to a regular programme and that the Victoria ParkClub committee had not come to a decision on the subject. Mr Howard stated that he was unable to   commit his club, not having received instructions from his committee. It was pointed out that the arrangement of a definite programme of matches   would be at the greatest service to club secretaries, and would be a convenience to members generally On the motion of Mr. Evans it was decided that a   list of engagements til; 30th March be   drawn up. The resolution was carried, and tho following programme decided upon - 5th January, at City and Waverley gréens, 19th January at Waverley and Newtown gréens, 2nd February, at City and Redfern greens, 9th Feb- ruary, at St. Leonards and Newtown greens, 16th February at Newtown and Redfern greens, 23rd February at Redfern and St. Leonards greens, 2nd   March at Redfern and St. Leonards greens, 9th March, at St. Leonards and Newtown greens, 16th March at City and Waverley greens, 23rd March, at Waverley and St. Leonards greens 30th March,   City and Redfern greens. It was arranged   that, as far as possible the matches be home and home among the various   clubs represented. It was suggested that on the   completion of the engagements an effort be made to induce other clubs to fall in with the arrangement.

Two matches for the trophy offered by the president (Mr Tohn Graham) were played at the City   Green yesterday afternoon J. Varley defeated R. Harris by 21 to 16 and S. L. Spier defeated A. Howie by 21 to 8. The remaining contestants are A. Coker v H. Hughes, T. Hedges v J. James, C. W. Knight v A. L. Butler, J. Sheldon v A. E. Vaughan, S. Gelding v W. H. Goddard, J. W.   Morris v H. E. Usher, R. Muir v W. Horrocks, D. Nightingale v T. C. Hinchcliffe, J. Graham v J. Forsyth. The round is to be played off by Tuesday week.  


St. Leonards to build Tennis Courts
The newly formed Randwick Club


The Sydney Morning Herald 
Tuesday 18 December 1894, page 3


BOWLS.

The championship pennant match between the Newtown and Rosehill clubs will be played on the  Ashfield green on the 12th January.

The trustees of the St. Leonards Park have granted the local bowling club an extension of ground, to permit of the formation of tennis courts in connection with the club.

Some good play is expected from the newly-formed Randwick club, which numbers amongst its members several of the best players. Although its premises have not yet been established, the club is already taking part in friendly interclub matches, withgood prospect of success.

Quite a large number of handsome trophies have been offered for competition among members of the Redfern Club this year, thanks to the generosity of the president and several of the officers and mem- bers. Among them is a special prize, to be com- peted for by the more aged members.

The Glebe Club has been re-established under   most auspicious circumstances. The officers and members are taking the liveliest interest in the welfare of the institution and in all probibilty the club will not be long in regaining the position it formerly held among the metropolitan clubs.

Waverley Club is offering handsome trophies in connection with its club contests this year. No less than five prizes, ranging in value from five guineas     to one guinea, are offered in one event, and the trophies offered in the others are also well worthy of  competition.  

On Boxing Day the Newcastle Lowlands Club will meet the St. Leonards Club in a friendly match on the latter's green. The representatives of St. Leonards have already been selected.  

The match between Strathfield and Ashfield clubs,   which was to have been played on the latter's green, was prevented from coming off through the un- propitious state of the weather.  

An effort is being made to arrange a return match between the old Newcastle and Ashfield clubs, on the     latter s green at an early date.

Alderman S. E. Lees, Mayor elect of Sydney an. old member, has signified his intention of rejoining the City Club. He recently visited the green, and was warmly congratulated on his election.  

An ex-member of the Canterbury (N.Z.) Club has been successful in carrying off a gold medal, and with it one of the British club Championships. The contest was an extremely keen one and the win very popular.

On account of the cricket match last Saturday several interclub matches were postponed.  

At the City green on Saturday afternoon, Messrs. W. Horrocks and R. Muir played off in the last round for the president's trophy. The game resulted   in a win for Mr. Muir by 1 point, he scoring 21 to his opponent's 20. Mr. Hodges acted as umpire and scorer.  


St. Leonards v Newcastle
26 December 1894




The Sydney Morning Herald 
Saturday 29 December 1894, page 5

BOWLS
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A four-rink match was played on the St. Leonards green on Wednesday between the St. Leonards Bowling Club and the Newcastle Bowling Club when, after a good game, the home team won by 9 points, scoring 115 against the visitors' total of 106. After the game those present adjourned to the pavilion, where Sir Frank Punch as captain of the St. Leonards Club proposed the health of the New- castle bowlers and in doing so wished them success The toast having been duly honoured, Mr Rodgers, captain of the Newcastle Club, returned thanks.

The rinks and scores were --  St. Leonards -No. 1 rink: R. C. Brindley, H. H. Bligh,   T. T. Forsyth and F. Punch, 30. No. 2 rink: Dr A. Moore, A. M'Leod, T. Jelley, and A. J. Board, 23. No. 3 rink: W. Wilkie, T. Hall, W. H. Stephenson and J. Stevens, 27. No. 4 rink: J. B. Moore, J. Musgrave, D. G. Snodgrass and W. Alexander, 35. Total: 115. 
Newcastle -No. 1 rink: R. M'Cornmick, D. Watson, J.   Silcock, and W. Harris, 16. No. 2 rink: J. D. Duncan, H. Chander, J. Porter, and J. Frost, 29. No. 3 rink: S. Genge, J. Maughan, J. Burgess, and J. R. Rodgers,33.   No. 4 rink: A. Tillet, W. M'Leod, W. O'Neill and H. Hingst, 28. Total 106.

A four-rink match between the Waverley and Glebe clubs will weather permitting, be played on the latter s green Wentworth Park this afternoon.   The Waverley Club will be represented by the fol-   lowing -Carroll, Magnejy, Wynne, Thomas (captain): Blanchard, Parsons, Horrocks, Evans (captain): Wahlberg, M'Leod, Andrew, Barnes (captain) , Livingatone, Clarke, Graham, Kondio (captain).

A three-rink match between the Ashfield and Victoria Park clubs is being arranged for an early date.

The first round of the Waverley Club's champion medal and general handicap contests will be brought to a conclusion on Monday. The match between Horrocks and Andrew proved especially interesting, but eventually resulted in a win for the former by a fair number of points.

Notwithstanding the unfavourable weather, a very large number of persons assembled at the   Melbourne green on Boxing Day to witness one of   the great matches of the season-namely that between the Victorian and North-Western bowling   associations. The green was in good order, and prior to play the visitors were entertained at a luncheon at which Mr Aitkin president of the Victorian Association occupied the chair. The North-western team was arranged in very mysterious   manner, each of its rinks with one excoption be- longing to one club in the association. The Victorian team on the contrary, consisted entirely of mixed rinks. As will be seen from the following the North-western had much the best of the play -

North-western rinks No. 1 (Eaglehawk) -28; No. 2 (Castlemaine) 28; No.3 (Maldon), 18 No. 4, (Bendigo), 24; No. 5 (Kyneton)28; No. 6: (various) 16.  

Victorian Rinks No. 1 17;, No. 2, 15, No. 3, 18; No. 4, 15, No. 5, 23, No. 6, 31.

Totals North western 142 Victorian 119. Majority for North western 23.

Unforunately for the Victorians five of their selected players failed to attend, the return match will be played at Kyneton on 16th March 1895.  

On Boxing Day, Port Fairy defeated Hamilton by six points on the Port Fairy green Scores-Port Fairy, 95. Hamilton, 89. The M. C. C. also defeated Albert Park on the former's green by 30 points.  

 

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