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Oxford v. Cambridge
A commentary during the first day's play, by E. W. Swanton, from Lord's Today the rival universities start on their second century of matches. Last year's game was the hundredth, and of these hundred Cambridge have won 46, Oxford 38, and 16 have been left drawn. It is an interesting, if somewhat disquieting, reflection on modern cricket that of these sixteen drawn matches five have occurred during the last ten years, and a similar tendency has been noticed in the Eton v. Harrow matches. All the same 'Varsity cricket is usually cricket at its best, with both sides all out to win, and the match this year should prove to be a closely fought game.
The 'Varsity match is generally regarded as a testing ground for future amateur county cricketers, and more than a few who have proved themselves in this game at Lord's have gone on to win higher honours. Among these might be mentioned C. B. Fry , A. P. F. Chapman , E. Crawley. E. R. T. Holmes , R. W. V. Robins , Norman Yardley , P. A. Gibb , and the wizard Duleepsinjhi.

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Unknown: C. B. Fry
Unknown: A. P. F. Chapman
Unknown: E. Crawley.
Unknown: E. R. T. Holmes
Unknown: R. W. V. Robins
Unknown: Norman Yardley
Unknown: P. A. Gibb

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