CRICKET, many terms from which have come to denote what is right conduct and what is not, has always figured prominently in the lives of our younger people. The game did not figure so early in the life of the town as football because the necessary grounds were not so easily obtained. This, however, was overcome and the Levin Cricket Club came into existence. The town now has three flourishing clubs - Levin, Weraroa and College Old Boys. The two spacious enclosures - the Levin Park Domain and Weraroa Reserve - provide ample space for this attractive sport. There is space for another ground at Horowhenua College. "King Willow" has had some excellent exponents in past days. The late Stuart Mackenzie was one of these. He could bowl a very good ball, was an excellent field and his batting, especially on the leg side, was pretty to watch. Arthur Rose Was Fine Player Arthur Rose, of the Bank of New Zealand, was probably the finest cricketer Levin ever saw. He played strokes on both sides of the wicket and was a powerful hitter. One hit of his became almost legendary. Batting at the stand end of the wicket, he hit a ball straight over the hedge into Bath Street West and it landed in a garden on the opposite side of the road. Then the cousins, Hartland Bull and Filmer Phillips, added lustre to the game. It was common for a batsman who had lifted a stroke to immediately commence his walk to the pavilion if he saw Filmer going for the ball. Jack O'Connor was another stalwart, a fine slow bowler and great in the slips. Older followers of the game will remember the duels between Sloan and Auckram. Ernie Field took many wickets. One of Levin's most dashing players was Horry Baumber, who had many centuries to his credit. He featured in a fixture with Manawatu for the Hawke Cup and his batting performance was mainly responsible for the cup coming to Palmerston North. Horry also performed creditably for Manawatu in an encounter with a touring English eleven. The players who helped to make the game so interesting are too numerous to mention. One is compelled, however, to add two who apparently almost lived for cricketGeorge France and Billy Walker. The younger generation of today are worthily upholding this sport, which, above all, teaches and brings out so many admirable qualities in the youth of our nation.