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CLIFTON COLLEGE.


WON BY WON BY
1875. Drawn 1886. Cheltenham 5 wickets.
1876. Marlborough 6 wickets 1887. " 7 "
1877. " an innings and 1888. " an inns. and 71 runs.
170 runs 1889. Marlborough 9 wickets
1878. " 6 wickets 1890. " 39 runs
1879. " 15 runs 1891. Drawn.
1880. Drawn. 1892. Marlborough 7 wickets.
1881. Cheltenham 4 wickets 1893. " 7 "
1882. Marlborough 70 runs 1894. Cheltenham an inns and 34 runs
1883. " an inns. and 102 runs. 1895. " 102 runs
1884. Drawn 1896. 8 wickets
1885. " 1897. Marlborough 9 "
RESULTS OF CHELTENHAM v. HAILEYBURY MATCHES.
WON BY
1893. Drawn 1895. Drawn
1894. Cheltenham 1 run 1896. "


III. CLIFTON COLLEGE.

(Colours— White blazer trimmed with blue, and blue monogram on pocket; dark-blue cap and sash, with white monogram.)

Those who have had the pleasure of playing on the Clifton College ground can testify to the strength of their adversaries and the excellence of the wicket. The ground suffers somewhat from the inevitable football of the winter months, but careful management enables school-matches—to say nothing of county-matches—to be played on Big-Side. This part forms a plateau, falling away on two sides, and down these slopes—there are no boundaries except in county-matches—very big hits, with proportionate runs, may be made. At one end of the ground are the college buildings, and on the fourth side a row of trees and a road. The whole ground is managed by a mixed committee of masters and boys, but for the purposes of cricket certain recognised parts are assigned by the captain to certain "forms" for their "form-matches," of which more hereafter, and to the different houses for their nets. He also arranges for the practice at the professionals' nets; and naturally it is chiefly the eleven and twenty-two that are sent there, though any promising cricketer who comes under his notice gets his chance, as well as those who have already won their "colours." There are about three hours set aside for practice on whole-school days, some of which are given to match-practice, all fielding while two bat for a given