INTERCOLONIAL LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT (#5)

The Sydney Morning Herald

Yesterday proceedings in the tournament at the Association Ground, Moore
Park, were considerably interfered with by the weather, which was
threatening in the morning, and settled down to a fine drizzle in the
afternoon, making the ground slippery and the balls heavy, to the detriment
of the players, who, under the circumstances, could not be expected to
show their best form. A large attendance is expected to-day, as it is the
last day of the tournament and all the final matches will be played. The two
pairs left in the Gentlemen's Double Championship are Messrs. Riddell and
Coldham (the crack Victorian pair) and Messrs. Salmon and Ismay, and a close
and exciting match may be expected. Messrs. Salmon and Riddell are the two
left in to compete for the Single Championship of New South Wales, and as
both men are playing in good form a grand match ought to result. For the
Ladies' Championship Miss Lamb and Miss Gordon are left in, and the match
ought to be interesting. The two players left in the Scratch Pairs are Mr.
Cropper and Miss Rodd, and Mr. Salmon and Miss Gordon, and in the Challenge
Pairs Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb have to meet Mr. Salmon and Mrs. Want. The
play resulted as follows:

LADIES' CHAMPIONSHIP OF SOUTH WALES
Miss Lamb beat Miss Fitzgerald ... ... 6-2 6-4
Miss Gordon, a bye.

This was a good match, both showing good form.

LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S CHALLENGE PAIRS
Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb beat Mr. Fitzgerald and Miss Fitzgerald ... ... 6-2 6-5
Mr. Salmon and Miss Want beat Mr. Metcalfe and Miss Rodd ... ... ... ... 4-6 6-5 6-4

Tho second set, between Mr. Cropper and Miss Lamb and Mr. Fitzgerald and
Miss Fitzgerald, was a very well contested one, the former pair playing well
at the finish. The match between Mr. Salmon and Mrs. Want and Mr. Metcalfe
and Miss Rodd was hardly contested throughout.

GENTLEMEN'S DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Messrs. Salmon and Ismay beat Messrs. King and Rolin ... ... 6-3 6-3 6-2
Messrs. Riddell and Coldham beat Messrs. Merewether and Merewether ... ... 6-1 6-1 6-3

Both these matches were very easy wins.

GENTLEMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Mr. Salmon beat Mr. R. Allen. 8-6 3-6 6-0 6-0
Mr. Riddell a bye.

Mr. Allen showed good form in the first two sets, but afterwards fell off in
his play. With practice Mr. Allen would make a first-class player.

SCRATCH PAIRS- Partners drawn by lot,
FIRST ROUND

Mr. Webb and Miss Bloxsonme beat Mr. King and Miss Manning ... ... ... ... 2-6 6-1 6-3
Mr. Cropper and Miss Rodd beat Mr. Martin and Miss Cox ... ... ... ... 5-6 6-1 6-4
Mr. Riddell and Miss Fitzgerald beat Mr. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Want ... ... ... 6-2 3-6 6-4
Mr. Ismay and Miss Lee walk over. Mr. Clive-Smlth and Miss A. Gordon absent.
Mr. Salmon and Miss Gordon beat Mr. Whyte and Miss Moring ... ... ...6-5 6-1
Mr. Fletcher and Miss Lamb beat Mr. Coldham and Miss Scarvell ... ... ... 6-3 6-3

SECOND ROUND
Mr. Cropper and Miss Rodd beat Mr. Webb and Miss Bloxsome ... ... ... ... 5-6 6-1 6-3
Mr. Riddell and Miss Fitzgerald beat Mr. Ismay and Miss Lee ... ... ... 6-2 6-2
Mr. Salmon and Miss Gordon beat Mr. Fletcher and Miss Lamb ... ... ... 6-4 6-4

THIRD ROUND
Mr. Cropper and Miss Rodd beat Mr. Riddell and Miss Fitzgerald ... ... ... ... 6-3 6-1
Mr. Salmon and Miss Gordon, a bye.

As will be seen by the scores, some of the above matches were very closely
contested.

VETERAN'S MATCH

FIRST ROUND
Dr. Shewen, walk over, Mr. Garrick absent
Mr. G. N. Griffiths, walk over, Mr. J. R. Jones absent
Mr. C. Griffiths beat Mr. Mansfield ... ... 6-2 6-1
Mr. S. A. Want, walk over, Mr. Walker absent.

SECOND ROUND
Dr. Shewen boat Mr. G. N. Giifflths ... ... 6-3 6-3
Mr. C. Griffiths, walk over, Mr. S. A. Want absent.

FINAL ROUND
Mr. C. Griffiths beat Dr. Shewen, 6-3 6-1, and won the 1st prize.

Mr. C. Griffiths and Dr. Shewen both showed good form, and can still make a
good match with players many years younger.

A consolation match for those beaten in the first and second rounds of the
Gentlemen's Championship of New South Wales was won by Mr. J. B. Ismay.

To-day, at the undermentioned hours, the final matches in the competitions
will be played:-At 10 o'clock, the Gentlemen's Single Championship; at 12
o'clock, the Gentlemen's Double Championship and the Ladies' Single
Championship; at 2 30, the Scratch Pairs; at 3.30, the Challenge Pairs; and
the prizes will be presented by Mrs. S. A. Want to the winners at 4.15.

Related Biographies:

Joseph Bruce Ismay

Relates to Place:

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Acknowledgements

Retrieved from the National Library of Australia web site,
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

Contributor

Mark Baber

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