Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Trove Tuesday - Hulme families cricket match at Milawa.

In 1887 my Hulme, Land and Bartsch family members played a cricket match against Oxley at Milawa in North East Victoria.


CRICKET.
Hulme Families v Oxley.
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
This novel cricket match was played at Milawa on Thursday, by way of celebrating the memory of St. Patrick, and done, too, it was to perfection— a festive day was spent. The former were cricketers chosen from a number of relations, who desired to try their skill against the local team, which they did, and were, watched with no common interest. The whole of the day's amusement was by no means confined to the national game, but picnicking, in its usual fashion, helped to complete the pleasure. Refreshments for the numerous spectators and cricketers were supplied with a most liberal hand by Mr. Edward HuIme, sen.
Perhaps a more social game at cricket was never before played on the Oxley ground; and it was quite certain that so many Hulmes, in masculine vigor feminine beauty never graced at one time the park before, for representatives of the Hulme families, inhabiting a very extensive district; were present — a large tribe; indeed and a good old English stock, to be the forefathers of that already, familiar name, " Hulme," of the generations between this and "Kingdom come." The match was commenced at one o'clock and was played with vigor till sunset. The Hulme families went first to the wickets and put together 45 runs in their first innings. Oxley, in their innings, however, exceeded this score by 28; out of the grand total, 73, Ellis making 21 and J. Reid 14. 
The former team played a   second innings, scoring this time 48. Time not permitting a continuation of the game, the match was decided in favor of Oxley. Some good batting and bowling were at times very conspicuous on both sides. 
The fielding was of a first-class order. 

Appended are the scores:
Hulme.Families; — First innings. 
A. J. Hulme, b Reid .......... 3 
E. Hulme, b Ellis .......... 1   
John Hulme. b Ellis .......... 2 
A. Land, b Reid .......... 5 
J. McCarthy, b Reid ..........11 
Arthur Hulme, b Ellis .......... 2 
J. C. Hulme, b Reid .... 1 
J. Land, c Reid .......... 2     
Jos. Hulme, c McAliece .......... 0 
Alf. Hulme .......... 6 
Jeremiah Hulme .......... 4 
Byes ..........8 
45 
Second innings.   
A. J. Hulme, c and b Winning .... 0 
Alf. Hulme, b Winning ........ 4 
E. Hulme, b Winning ........ 5 
J. Hulme, b McAliece ........ 7 
A. Land, b McAliece ----- 1 
J. McCarthy, b McAliece ........ 8 
John Land, b Ellis ........ 17 
Arthur Hulme, b Reid ........ 1 
J. C. Hulme, b Reid ........ 0 
Jos. Hulme, b Reid ........ 0 
Jeremiah Hulme, b Reid 0 
Byes 5 
. . 48 
Oxley. 
Lloyd, b A. Hulme ........ 5 
McKenzie, b McCarthy ........ 10 
M. Reid, run out ........ 0 
Ellis, b McCarthy ........ 21 
Reid, b Land...... 14 
McAliece, b Hulme ........ 6 
Gardner, b McCarthy ........ 1
Winning, b McCarthy ........ 1 
G. Kettle, b McCarthy ........ 4 
J. Kettle, b McCarthy ........ 2 
Bartch, b McCarthy ........ 1 
Byes 8 
73

2 comments:

  1. Many of these names remain in the area today!

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  2. That is good to know thanks Sharon.

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