The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 6, 1963 · Page 51
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 51

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, January 6, 1963
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' fWnn- fin?? ' J Grand slam J (I I " ImVJ Mil winner down . NjVSf fllflV I1 ' ' M rp n r? (P n rp c? By Mran '' i v;M P L(0)-) QuIs win i: - - i-ll-:! ULJ LznNii R0dLaverraffer - CJI flU ! m UWV. i;: v.V lennis ranks, V II iliykl n A' W rpr? fcould become Ihe . l -X.rJ .S?:- iht' .-1 MX MMD) i? i'.flff f lUn, ,11 had ovtr Laver was. very ind the of kd not iish 1 ot ing "a ket ne ers len isi-e." n n '$ n n "4 .'( Jk ' ' I , " X rm irnei 9 o 03 "Chucker" Gary flian Combined XI us piece of cricket "'i'he Gtrdrrftan," said Brakty's action "properly belonjis to I he fa:rtfrounds and the i-ocomrf shies." Rebukinc the Tasmania!! Crickei Association, Row-botham said: "It surely is no service to a keen young cricketer to condone faults by not recognising them, instead of striving to correct them." Ian Wooldridge, in the "Daily Mail." called Brakey "the first true and indisputable chucking fast bowler of the tour." Wooldridge aid: "The bent-arm hunk clerk" would plav a second match against M.C.C. and "Siter thai nothing more will be heard of him." day had been jm outrageous breach of the laws of cricket and had obviously disturbed the TnglKh team. 1 gather that this young man, upset alter having been caught up in a "chucker" stir yesterday, had not been keen to bowl today. Brakey "called" It Has good that be should hate been persuaded to drop his pace and strive for correct action. Brakey's four overs with the new ball yielded 14 runs. Tasmanian newspapers today revealed that Brakey recently was "no-balled" by W JM Ma V. impires reprimand Davis Cup team member Ken Fletcher has been reprimanded for remarks he made to an umpire during the N.S.W. championship final a month ago. Fletcher received notice of this from the secretary of the N.S.W. Umpires' Association, Mr C. C. Kelly, yesterday. The association had reported Fletcher to the N.S.W. association and .the Queensland Lawn Tennis Association. The letter asked for disciplinary action to be taken against Fletcher. Fletcher became upset in the final of the State championship f against . Ncale Fraser when five successive calls went against him. the chairman of the Tasmanian Selection Committee who chose the Combined team to play M.C.C. Mr Ron Morrisby, of Hobart. Morrisby, a former international batsman, a month ago played in a Hobart club match in which Brakey was a member of the opposing team. Morrisby, sometime after he had batted, was an umpire in the match, and it was then that he "called" Brakey. It is understood that he takes the view that until an official umpire "calls" Brakey, the selectors should not be expected to take any action. n if m 2 II V I I I IV V V 7 i i tg w i- a LJ A V By ALAN CLARKSflN Rod Layer last nightjost his first professional match in 105 , minutes of action-packed tennis at White City. Laver, winner of the amateur Grand Slam Jast year was beaten 6-8, 6-4, 6-3, "8-6 by former Wimbledon champion, Lew Hoad. A crowd of 8.000 people sat enthralled at the spectacular play. It was the biggest crowd to attend a White City fixture outside a Davis Cup, since the major professional series four years ago. Although he lost, Laver wiil receive 1,500 as his share of the 6,000 gate. 'That's the hardest match I have ever played and Lew is certainly the best player I have ever met," was Laver's comment. Although beaten Laver was not disgraced. He fought for every point but the failure of his service to function properly, coupled with the devastating line-splitting accuracy of Hoad proved too much for the red-headed Rockhamp-ton boy. Laver leads Laver took the first set. 8-6, after fighting back from being down 4-2. He showed in this pick-up that he will develop into a top-class professional. He has the brilliant array of shots that can always produce a winner at a critical stage. He showed this last night when he hit two great winners and another return of service that Hoad just managed to get his racquet to to force the break back. He again produced winners to take Head's service in the 1 4th game for the first set. But fhen his service started to lose its sting off the dew-dampened court. And Hoad, showing intense concentration, began to fire his shots to the corners to have Laver perpetually racing to. retrieve them. Hoad amazed the crowd with some of his shots, particularly his heavily top-spun backhand which he seemed able to place just wherever he wanted it to go. Laver was disappointed at not winning his first match but quite satisfied with his form. "Must tighten" "I thought I played well although I realise I must tighten up on some of my shots," Laver said. "This particularly applies to my volleys. "Lew always had me in trouble with his service which is the most accurate 1 have struck." ; Laver was asked to make a comparison between amateur and professional tennis. "There is no comparison at all, the pro. tennis is much, much tougher," Laver said. Hoad was surprised at the standard of Laver's. play. "He's much better than I thought. he was," Hoad said. Delighted "Once he tightens up some of his shots he'll be a very tough proposition." The crowd was delighted with the . standard of play during the four sets. It was easily the best match seen at White City ' for many years. After losing the first set, Hoad came back and, aided by the slackening in Laver's service, played some of the best tennis seen from him for some time. Former world swim star llsa Konrads de lighted a large crowd when she won the N.S.W. 110yds freestyle title at Kcrlh Sydney Pool last night Miss Konrads came away over the last 20 yards to beat Adri Las-terie, of Holland, and Lyn Bell, of the Swansea-Bel mont Club. The win completed a sprint double for Miss Kon rads, who at an earlier carnival won the 220yds championship. Her time for the 110yds was 63.6s, which was a full second outside her own State mark for the distance. It was well below the world record of 59.9s, held by Australia's Dawn Fraser. The field for the 110 yards included four Empire Games representatives, plus Dutch champion Adrie Lasterie, who was appearing by invitation. Miss Lasterie, who is the European middle-distance champion, surprised last night by being well up at the end of the first lap. Crept up She touched just behind Miss Konrads, but had some difficulty with her tumble turn. As heads were turned for home Miss Konrads took a 9k r v: rEN ROSEWALL who will play Laver this afternoon. m He took Laver's service m the seventh game to lead 4-3, and after this the players put on their spikes because of the slippery surface. Hoad served out the game to . win 6-4 and then shot away to a 4-0 lead in the third set. He Jed 5-1, but laver would not give in. He held his service to make it 5-2 and then broke Hoad's service to make it 5-3. ' . The fourth set was a thriller, with games going with' service until the fourteenth, when Hoad, after taking the first point, played some great tennis to take the match-winning break. Results: SINGLES: L. Hoad beat R. I.aver. f-8, 6-4. 6-3. 8-6; B. Mackay beat I.. Ayala, 8-6. uuuklm! l. Ayaia. A. tiimeno beat B. Mackay, B. Buchholz, 8-6. ILSA KONRADS (right) and Adrie Lasterie, of Holland, relax after the final of the 110yds open freestyle championship at North Sydney last night. Miss Konrads won, and Miss Lasterie was second. slender lead and gradually increased it. Miss Konrads had the race in , her keeping from the 20yds mark. The Dutch girl put in a powerful burst towards the line and just touched-off :::::;;.:::';;::: a" Laver played well in-eed in bis first profes-'onal match fast night, yhen he was beaten by ew Hoad in four sets. It was one of the finest natches of the year. The crowd Dlaved every point with both layers it was obvious .hey came to see how well Laver would fare. It was a close contest. Hoad has lost nothing during the last few years. He covered the court Jvith great 'speed and in many respects his ground strokes were ven more table thi'n ' Laver's. Einttf a A erf Laver won the first sett His passing shots from hoth hHrkhand and fare- hand were superb. , There is no question Z whatsoever that the two great players, in their brilliant shoimaking, sur- passed anything that 1 have seen, from the amateurs. Hoad won because not only is he still a great player he has matured in the proles es- ! sional ranks. ?r .... RYfniinnrYn fr , i,.J Vi' Laij Lai tr 3V 7W m- ' ::.: . ::.::-: :. cw.: r Miss Bell with Ruth Everuss almost in line. After the race Miss Konrads said. "I am quite pleased with my form. It is the best I have shown for some time. "1 feel ; like swimming again and it feels good." As she climbed out of the water she seemed surprised that she had won so comfortably. The State record was equalled by Raylee Sawtell, of Stoney Creek, when she won the under 13 years 55 53 THE SUN-HERALD, JAN. 6, 1963 53 And the slight euge he had over Laver was very x 1 f I WW nouceaoie oecause Hoad 4 never missed the easy? shots. Jj Laver has '-been ac-; customed to winning allj! his matches against- top-! line amateurs without Z much effort. Finest array Both Hoad and Laver produced the finest array of ground strokes, volleys and serving that I have seen for many a long day. I would think that Laver s match against Hoad will blood him fori his contest with Rosewall today. J FUT11A If THIRD Win BRISBANE, Saturday. Victorian craft Futura, skippered by George White, has a mortgage on the Australian Lightweight Sharpies title with one heat to be sailed. Futura won her third heat in a row when she beat Queensland's Rojemar's Im-. age (B. Downing) by 36 seconds in the fourth heat at Shorncliffe today. 0 . n 1 1 VLr I V -T I r 'y:-j'h yards breaststroke championship. She recorded "40.6s to win from Pam Wenning. of Forbes, and Barbara Glover, of the Parramatta-City club. Miss Wenning, who is only 11, swam 41,9s to lower the under 12 years record for the distance. Fifteen-year-old Nan Duncan, of Bankstown, was a double winner. Miss Duncan took the i 10yds junior backstroke and 10 minutes later raced away with the 880yds open freestyle title. mmmx i

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