The last day's play in this tournament took place yesterday. The weather was
threatening in the morning, and in the afternoon it rained steadily and
persistently, which did not, however, prevent a fair number of spectators
from witnessing the matches. The play resulted as follows:
GENTLEMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Mr. Salmon beat Mr. Riddell ... ... ... 1-6 6-8 6-3 6-2 6-3
The play throughout this match was very good. Mr. Ridell took the lead in
the first two sets, and at one time looked as if he was going to win the
third set, which would thus have given him the match, but Mr. Salmon
eventually proved too good for him, as in the third set Mr. Riddell seemed
to be quite worn out, and in the fourth and filth sets did not make much of
a fight, Mr. Salmon ultimately winning easily, and thus becomes holder of
the New South Wales championship.
LADIES' CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Miss Lamb beat Miss Gordon ... ... ... 6-5 6-4
Miss Gordon played up very well, but Miss Lamb's back- handed returns were
too good for her. The ladies all through played a fairly good game, but they
require to practice the backhanders.
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S CHALLENGE PAIRS
Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb beat Mr. Salmon and Mrs. Want ... ... ... 6-1 6-1
This proved an easy win for Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb, but possibly the
victory would not have been so easy if Mr. Salmon had not had such a hard
day's work. As will be seen, Mr. Salmon was left in for the final in every
Mr. Salmon and Miss Gordon beat Mr. Cropper and Miss Rodd ... ... ... 6-5
This was o [sic] very close match indeed, and some very good play was shown
by Miss Rodd, her volleying at the net being very good.
GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
Messrs. Salmon and Ismay beat Messrs. Riddell and Coldham ... ... ... ...
7-5 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-5
This was a very good match. Messrs. Salmon and Ismay won the first two sets,
but lost the third and fourth, and in the final set the Victorian pair had
four games to three called in their favour, the set ultimately being five
games all, and vantage games being played Messrs. Salmon and Ismay just won.
The tournament has been a great success, and ought to be the means of
increasing the number of players, and no doubt in the tournament to he held
next year we shall see a much larger number of ladies enter for the several
events open to them. Great credit is due to Messrs. Salmon, Clive Smith,
and Cropper for the very excellent way in which the tournament has been
conducted, everyone being well pleased and thoroughly enjoying the six days
at the Association Cricket Ground. Mrs. Want kindly presented the prizes.
Joseph Bruce Ismay
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