SOUVENIR-CHARTERS TOWERS, 1872 TO JULY, 1950
FOUNDATION DAY WEEK-END, JANUARY, 1950
REGARDED as the greatest Cricket Carnival ever to be held in North
Queensland, this was certainly a
grand week-end of cricket, Fourteen teams competed from the following
Ayr (two teams), Hughenden, Ingham (two teams), Townsville,
Homestead, Cairns (three), Home Hill, Pentland, Ravenswood
and Charters Towers. All cricketers enjoyed themselves and practically
every team stated that they would be back again next year if a
similar carnival were conducted.
The trophy for the Carnival was a beautiful silver urn donated by the
Licensed Victuallers' Association and has been called the North
Queensland "Ashes." The standard of cricket was excellent and a fine
competitive and sportsman ship spirit existed right throughout the
Credit for the wonderful results achieved go mainly to Mr. Ian Mann,
Secretary, and the President, Mr. J. Meeson. The Carnival was won by
the Cairns team with Ingham as runners-up.
AYR No.1 Team
L. Hooper (Batt. Aggreg. 100; Highest Score 92), A. Rolls, L. Searle,
R. Lewis, V. Buckley, D'. Seldon, W. Bowater
(Bowl. Aggreg. 7), R. Cox, W. Dick, G. Swails (Bowl. Aver. 6.1, Highest
Score 11th Man 79),
J. Parker (Batt',Aver. 79,. Most Catches 3).
W. Flynn, C. O'Connor, C. Ingram (Batt. Aver. 31). C. Anderson (Bowl.
Aggreg. 4), B. Della Bosca, T. Hutton (Batt. Aggreg. 52, Highest Score
41), M. McMurtrie, W. Schultz, A. Jones, D. Gourley (Bowl. Aver. 8), S.
Cross (Highest score 11th man 13), White, B. Schultz, G. Gibbs (Catches
G. Edgar (Catches 4), L. Martin (Batt. aggreg, 136, batt. av. 68, high.
score 104), N. Stevenson, T. West, E. Christie, E. Muhling, H. Hunt, D.
Kennedy, A. Odgers (Bowl. ag. 8, bowl av. 8, most wkts. in innings 6),
J. Scragg; J. Anderson (High. score 11th man 1), Balanzategue.
J. Potts. B. Robson (Catches 2), G. Eardman, F. Castles (Bowl.
agg. 5, bowl. av. 10.8,
most wkts. 111 I11nings 3), W. Sharpe (Highest
score 41), F. Pardon (Highest score 41), R. Eardmanl. N. Cox, J.
Eardman, W. Stockman, M.. Quinn (HIghest score 11th mall),
AYR No.2 TEAM
J. Adcock (Batt. agg. 92, batt. av. 46 most
catches 4), J. Rolls, F. Kliensmidt J. Humphrey
J. Insh (Highest score 52), J. Bourke, F. Kelly,
B. .Bowater (Bowl. ag. 7, most wkts. in one I11nings 5), G. Irlam, J.
Hughes, D. Jack (High. score 11th man 23), Colquhoun (Bowl. av. 9).
R. Moore, T. Andrews (Catches 4), J. Hinds, F. ChrIstenson, B. Brackley
(High. score 11th man 8), J. Ecker, A. Jones (Bowl. av. 4) E.
Lyn.am, R. Richardson (Bowl. ag. 4, most wkts.
111 innings 3), R. Gartrell (Batt. ag. 111, av. 37, high. score 57), A.
Walsh, V. Brackley, N. Christopher.
T. .Lye, J. Wheeler, K. Gartrell (Batt. ag. 101, hIgh. scare 62). H.
Foxlee (Batt. av. 48
most wkts. in innings 7, bowl. ag. 17) L:
Boundy, C. Hooper, A. Shamrock (Bowl: av. 3), C. Hammond, K. Sellars
(Catches 3), H. Buckby, L. Edwards, A. Martin.
.B. J. Cockfield, A. Tregea, A. Koch, G. GrIgg, A. .Ford, V. Grigg
(Batt. ag. 125, batt. av. 31.2. hIgh. score 100, most wkts. in innings
4 bowl.. av. 17), A. Sorohan, R. Grigg, D. Sorohan (High. score 11th
mall), E. Sorohan (Bowl. ag. 6), E. Harrison.
A. Hin.sch (Bowl. av. 9.6), F. Skinner (Batt. av. 64, hIgh. score 100,
batt. ag. 129, catches 2), W. Allendorf, M. Kelly, J. Brophy (Bowl.
agg. 6, most wkts. in innings 4), D. Pelling (Catches 2), G. Peterson,
W. Magrath, J. Gear, A. North (High. score 11th man 1), G. Smith.
A. McLeod, J. Covell, A. Bosworth (Bowl. agg. 6, wkts. in innings 4),
N. Williams (Catches 3), T. O'Callaghan, V. Vitale (Bowl. av. 6, high.
score 11th man 26), W. Benyon, Bell, B. .Milne, G. Skinner (Batt. agg.
55, batt. av. 55, hIgh. score 58, catches 3), B. Anderson, N. Hunt,