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THE AGE, Saturday, January 5, 1980 -29 Lloyd to play, Richards 12th PERTH. West Indian captain Clive Lloyd, anxious to regain his best form caused a surprise late yesterday when he included himself in the team to meet Western Australia in a four-day match starting at the WACA ground today. Earlier in the day, the West Indies manager Willie Rodriguez, announced a team of 12 that did not include Lloyd, 13eryfck Murray, Gordon Greenidge or Michael Holding. However, after a solid session in the nets in simmering heat, the team was altered. Lloyd was included, fast bowler Andy Roberts' was omitted and star batsman Viv Richards was named 12th man. Lloyd explained the late change when he said that Richards was in such good form that he could be rested. But he said he wanted the opport-tunity to play a long innings in an effort to regain his best form for the coming Benson and Hedges World Series Cup matches and the third Test against Australia in Adelaide at the end of the month. Lloyd missed the first Test and some minor games after he underwent an operation to his right knee in Sydney. He said yesterday that his knee was not bothering him and he was looking forward to scoring plenty of runs against WA. Lloyd, who scored 40 in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne last weekend, thrilled local fans in December, 1975, when he hit a dazzling 105 in only 79 minutes against Western Australia. In the same game Richards scored 175, including 22 4s and six 6s, in 185 minutes, and Perth fans will be most disappointed at the decision to rest him for today's game. The teams in probable batting order: WAi Graeme Wood. Greg Shiperd. Rob Langer. Ken McEwan. Craig Serjeant. Mark O'Neill. Tony Mann. Kevin WrlaM. Mick Malone. Terry Aider-m2i.SnJ&$!"i. Sfltr" Porter (12th man). . , V"J fNDHS: Diamond Haynes. Lawrence Rowe. Alvlo KalKharran. Lery Comes. Clive Lloyd. Colis Kin, David Murray. Joel Garner, Derek Parry. Martotm Mamtall. Colin Croft, Viv RKhardi (12th Experienced ; district players out By DAM I EN COMERFORD Some District clubs seem to regard today's one-day round as the moments of truth, Fitzroy has dropped its two most experienced players in Patrick Smith and; Ron Brentnall. . BsentnaiL 31, a batsman and Smith, 27, a'medium fast bowler between them hav played mora than 200 District games. Brentnall, who scored 366 runs last season, average 28, has scored 73 runs this season, average 10. Smith has taken nine wickets, average 28. These two were not the only Fitzroy players to be out of form. Skipper Jan Dunne has scored 96 runs this season, average 16, his highest score being 37 against North Melbourne in round six. Batsman Gary Hayes has an average of 17.6. He and Rod Watts are the only Fitzroy batsmen who have scored more than 40 in an innings; Kevin McLaine (from Euroa) comes up-from the Seconds to replace Brentnall and medium-pacer Stephen Cooke retains his place for the game against Northcote. Essendon has dropped leg-spinner Keith Kirby for its match against North Melbourne. Melbourne, strengthened by the return of batsmen Paul Sheahan and Jeff Moss and all-rounder Stephen McCooke will try to regain leadership of the competition at the expense of South Melbourne. ' Batsman Graham Yallop will make his first District appearance for Richmond against competition leader St Kilda. Rmgwood fast bowler Rod McCurdy, absent from his club for more than two months with a back injury, will share the new ball today against Hawthom-East Melbourne. Terry rocks seeds m Terry Rocavert: put out two seeded players. HOBART. Terry Rocavert was the star of the centre court in the Eurovox Australian hardcourt championships here yesterday. The 25-year-old Queenslander ousted two seeded players on his march to his first semi-final in five years on the professional circuit. Heading the victims was temperamental top seed American Hank Pfister, who complained about the state of the Domain tennis centre's $50,000 synthetic courts. Rocavert still fresh and not bothered by the conditions then' blasted sixth seeded South African Ray Moore out of the tournament in the afternoon quarter finals; Weary after 12 weeks of tennis in Australia and frustrated by the uneven court bounce and swirling wind, Pfister suc-cumber to the enthusiastic Rocavert with scarcely a whimper He lost the first set 6-4 and Two scalps on way to semis showed little interest after that to lose the second 6-1. Rocavert's game against Moore also ended oh a sour note " with the experienced South African hotly disputing the line call on the shot that gave the Queenslander the match 6-3, 6-2. He was one of two players who won second-round matches in the morning only to lose in the afternon quarter-finals. The other was Syd Ball who eliminated Queenslander Paul Kronk in the morning after staving off a brilliant Kronk comeback in the second set but went down to American Rick Fisher in the afternoon. Fisher, who knocked Australian Davis Cup player John Alexander out of the Australian Open in Melbourne, simply pounded back everything Ball nit at him. Unspectacular but highly efficient, Fisher has been steadily climbing the professional ladder on the Australian tour. His 6-4, 6-4 eclipse of Ball puts him into his first semifinal, of his six-year career. Results: MEN'S SINGLES: RD. 2: C. Kacftel (NSW) d. W. Hampson (Qld.) 7-6, . 6-4; T. Rocavert (Qld.) d. H. Pfister (US) 6-4. 6-1; S. Ball (NSW) d. Paul Kronk Qld.) 6-2. 7-6; R. Moore (S. Africa) d. J. Cohen (US) 7-3. 6-1. QUARTERS: R. fisher (US) d S. Ball (NSW) 6-4. 6-4: T. Rocavert (Qld.) d. R. Moore (S. Africa) 6-3. 6-2; R. Van t Hot (US) d. C. Kachel (NSW) 7-6. 6-1; S. Glickitein (lerael) d. J. Marks (NSW) 6-4. 3-6. 6-0. MEN'S DOUBLES. RD. 1: S. Ball (NSW). C. Letcher (Atist.) d W. Pascoe (SA). T. Rocavert (Old.) 2-6. 6-3. 6-2. QUARTER F. : B. Guan (NSW). P. Davies (NSW) d. G. Petrovic (US). R. Van't Hof (US) 6-1. 6- i7. 7-5; W. Maher (Vic). P. Campbell d. R. Moore (S. Africa). J. Trlckey (Vic.) 7- 5. 3-6. 7-6; J. James (SA), C. Kaciiel (N5W) d. C. Delaney (US), R. Bevran (UK 6-1. 6-1. WOMEN'S QUARTER F.: K. Gully (NSW) d. K. Griffiths (Tas.) 6-1. 6-2. Sadri's aces oust Carter AUCKLAND, January 4. Top seed John Sadri (US) beat David Carter (Aust.) 7-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the $NZ50,000 Benson and Hedges open tennis tournament here today. Sadri will now meet New Zealand Davis Cup player Russell Simpson. Tim Wilkison (US), the defending singles champion and Sadri's doubles partner, went through to the same stage with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win against Australian expatriate Steve Docherty (US). Sadri demoralised Carter by hammering in four aces separated by a fault to take the eighth game of the second set. Up to that point Sadri had held only a slight edge on his opponent. Eighteen-year-old New Zealander Mark Lewis pushed the sixth seed, Paul McNamee (Aust.) to two tiebreaker sets. Other Australian results: MEN'S SINGLES. Second round P. McNamee (Aust.) d. M. Lew.j (NZ). 7-6. 7. WOMEN'S DOUBLES. Quarter finals A Smitn (NZ)-B. Remitton (Aust.) d P. Whytcross (Auat.)-C. Newton N2) 1-6. 6-3. 7-5. Other overseas results: WOMEN'S SINGLES. Quarter finals J. Newnerry (US) d C. Nswton (NZ) 7-5. 7-5: P. Whytcross (Aust.) d. M. Gurdal (Belg.) 6-1. 5-7. 6-0: B. Perry (NZ) d. L. Harrison (Aust.) 6-1. C-2. MEN'S DOUBLES. Quarter finals R. Frawlev (Aust.)-P. Feigl (Austria) d. G. Avre-M. Bates (Aust.) 6-1. 7-S: R. Crealy-D. Col-lings (Aust.) d. C. Gunning (NZ)-S. Stanbury (US) 6-3. 6-4; B. Hie-bert-S. Harley (NZ) d. S. Docherty-J. C. Lewis (US) 6-4. 6-7. 6-2. WOMEN'S DOUBLES. Quarter finals J. Chaloner (NZ)-J. Newberry US) d. J. Plackett (UK)-S. Chapman (NZ) 6-2. 6-3. '''' r- fcS. iT-ftrraTriBimsiTTijiBni ir rfTir'rni irrjn imf wiimrin nil mmmmmmmmmmd&mmmf m m imi i iw uf Backing into trouble THE RIGHT WAY: Ray Lindwall in action. Lind-wall had a smooth approach to the wicket and was front-on at the point of delivery, says Marshall. By DAMIEN COMERFORD When Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee broke down during the tour of the West Indies in 1973, cricket followers anxiously awaited the outcome. Lillee's injury was diagnosed as stress fractures in the lower back. The medical experts said it was caused by the wear and tear of bowling a cricket ball at a fast pace, for a long time. Lillee was able to make an amazing; recovery, reclaim his ' place in the Australian team and bowl at a more than useful pace.' . But Lillee freely admits he has ' been unable to recapture the light- . ning speed he once had. He is just one of an increasing number of athletes who have had their competitive life retarded by injury. Former Test and Shield fast bowlers Alan Hurst and Ian Cal-len were sidelined early this season with back complaints similar to Lillee. Melburne orthopaedic consultant Leon Marshall is treating a growing list of cricketers of all ages with back problems. He believes the back injuries incurred by fast bowlers of today- are technique-induced. "They violently twist their spines on delivery of the ball," Marshall said. "The disc in the back performs two functions: it acts as a little hinge moving the spine forwards and backwards. It also acts as a shock absorber. "It is vulnerable to lifting and twisting. Nature never provided us with a check mechanism to prevent overtwisting. Marshall believes fast bowlers would have less trouble if they adopted a front-on approach when delivering the ball. 'Two of the greatest fast bowlers in history, Ray Lindwall and Harold Larwood, had perfect runups to the wicket and perfect follow-throughs. There was. no overtwisting in their action. "It is much less common for Technique can hurt front-on bowlers to have back trouble."; . Unfortunately. Marshall's theory . of front-on bowling will buy an argument with cricket coaches. All ihe coaching manuals stress to bowl fast and gain bounce the ball must be delivered from a Side-one position. Lindwall said: "I don't think I got back injuries because of my bowling. I've, had a bad back all" through my cricket career but. that was because I used to slip on the wicket. Sometimes your spikes don't catch." According to Marshall, a small percentage of people with back injuries end up in surgery but the majority always have a back that is vulnerable. David Zuker, physiotherapist for the Australian team at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, believes the body must be suited to the specific athletic activity. "Most sports are self eliminating. You rarely find footballers Who are good javelin throwers," Zuker said. "If an athlete is adopting an Incorrect technique he is more likely to have injuries. "The rules of sport can contribute to technique that doesn't follow a normal pattern of movement. "The hard thing about fast bowlers is that they can't run on the pitch after delivering the ball they have to dive away and twist their body in doing so. "Injured athletes rehabilitation should include video taping of the sportsman in action. It would lessen the incidence of technique induced injury." But fast bowlers are not the only sportsmen who are prone to technique induced injuries. Among sprinters, middle distance runners, jumpers, vaulters and throwers, Achilles Tendonitis is a common problem. . "It caii be a general inflamation around ' the Achilles or -a small : tear most commonly in the middle of the tendon, several centimetres above the heel bone. This tear causes localised inflamation and swelling of the tendon itself If ignored the injury can result in the tendon rupturing as in the case of Olympic triple jump champion Viktor Saneyev of the USSR. The two ends of the tendons at the side of the rupture have to be stitched together. The leg is . usually in plaster for three months. Saneyev had to have his Achilles rebuilt. Olympic sprinter Raelene Boyle has had four operations on her Achilles tendons. Three in her right leg and one in her left. In a recent edition of athletics magazine Track and Field', an American expert said 80 per cent of Achilles tendon ruptures were caused by four factors: Pushing off with the weight on the forefoot and with ankle extended such as in a sprint start out of the blocks; A sudden unexpected dorsi-flexion (toes coming up toward the shin) of the ankle in a throw or a jump; Sudden violent dorsiflexion of the sole of the foot; Bio-mechanical imbalance of the foot. The root cause of the injury is bad footwear and hard running surfaces. Dr. Peter Larkins one of Australia's best middle distance runners, is doing research on Achilles tendonitis and other common runners' injuries. "A combination of flat shoes and concrete will give you Achilles tendonitis pretty quickly," Larkins said. "Most Achilles problems should be prevented rather than cured ? adequate footwear, running on soft surfaces and stretching exercises to make sure the Achilles is strong." . Former 1500 metre champion Dr. Peter' Fuller has had tendon trouble for most of his running life. : - His tendon trouble has been caused by running in shoes that lacked support in the heel. Spurs of bone have formed on the back of his heel which rub against the tendon. "Most cases of Achilles tendonitis - are where - runners have increased their distance or changed abruptly from slow running to fast track work," Fuller said. "It can also be caused by changing to a running shoe that doesn't have enough height on the heel. "Because it is a tendon tissue it has a poor blood supply and takes a long time to heal. People become impatient waiting for it to heal and aggravate the injury. Once scar tissue has built up, it impedes normal movement and stretching of the tendon." Fuller recommends that runners should be sensible in their training and increase their running distances slowly. "As soon as a runner gets any pain he should pay attention to it. Put ice on the heel and put rubber in the shoe to raise it. "Even chronic Achilles tendonitis can be fixed without a runner having to stop running or having surgery to remove scare tissue of dead tendons." In American sport where the reverberations of broken bones and tearing muscles can cost big money, specialists in sports medicine are revered. In Australia where sports medicine is largely in its infancy some of this country's leading sports medicine specialists will gather in Melbourne in March for a convention on the subject. The convention has been set down for March 6 at the Hilton Hotel. The wrong way: side-on approach stamping down the left foot and violently twisting the spine on delivery. "t ft ll Sitting down gently says Marshall causes little or no stress on the disc (circled) as in figure one. But violent impact distorts the disc and can ultimately lead to back trouble (figure 2). SHEPPART0N Acceptances ' foe Shepparton Trots, Tuesday January 8. 1SS0: 7.45. HA HOG WEN TROTTERS' HCfV 34 or better. 2700 m. Laser fray, Flylno Saucer. Miss Fonz. fr.; Jodie Armagh. Chief Guy. Tartan Lawn. lO m: Pacing Pixie. Special Dollar, 20; Harekeke Lass (NSW) 30: Osste's Pleasure, 40 m. .1S. (1st teg -Double) (1st Leg Quad.). SHePPARTON GOLD CUP CONSOLATION DISCRETIONARY HCP. 1S rr better. 2700 m. Al Capane. Elide Olafin (NSW), just Guy. Stormy -Dual. Frisco Frost (NSW). Hondo Ben (Qld.). Wlnsaf-fair. Native Armagh. Toffee Gent, Jandra, Votartkl. Buffalo Chief, fr. Ai. (2nd Leg Quad). RHETT THaaa-YlAR-OC.0 HCP. 29 or better. 2300 m. Katta Petra. Mara-betn. Trump Meptune, Golbourne Skipper, flrroolr Laser, Bravado Roy-ale. Pi tarn. Buckhaven, Wrengarl. Susan icanna..Ponderover, Red Riah (NSW); . ( 9.13. (3rd Leg Quad.). SOUTH-IRN SANDS CITY HCP. 21 or better. 2300 m.- Kentara, Adios View, -Doctor's oy. Super Mover, fr.; Erica Jan. Minute Boy, Yola H on-over. Frre Sen.-10 m. 9.4S. (2nd teg Double). (4th teg Quad.). (Quinella). Trlfecta). SHEPPARTON GOLD CUP DISCRETIONARY HCP. 19 or better. 2700 m. The winner will incur a metropolitan penalty. Jacka -Direct. Treble Cash . NSW). Trudhwn. Flip Son, fr.; Wendy Robin. Margaret Shannon (Qld.). Kamwood Lad. Transpec. 10 m; Opallte. Nimble Yankee (NSW). Dean's Special. 16 m; Roma Hanover ONSW). 20 m. 10.1S. SKED SUPREME THRCC-YEAJt-OLD TROTTERS HCP. 39 or better. 2300 m. Dashing Cmdy, Magazine McDonna. Sylvia Marl. Yankee Sam, Anamato. Winning .ra. ng jsxe, maroe. rasi r-un. mm, mm High Carl, Speedy - Return, fr.; Tarra'S tool. 10 m.' OPALITE PROGRESSIVE HCP. 2S or better. 1830 m. Os-bert. Rowan Crest, Kendera Jean, Inlet Jumper. Misty Sue. Jersey Hal. Nimbus, Holy Fire. -Lady Margam, fr.: Dunbar Cass. 20 m. , 11.15. LEA SANDS INTERMEDIATE HCP. 25 or better. 2300 m. Lass O Dawn (emerg.). Earl's Folly, PeterfV. Tibet Boy. Star Treaty. Glentairn Again. Tulle Bret Even Sails. - Classy Bay. fr.; Leah Maree. Vailest, Delia Court. Charles Garrison,. 10. m. . . i HEALESVILLE Acceptances 'for Healesville - trots, Tuesday. January a. ' 12.10 BEGINNERS HCP. (1), no better than 2B when nominations close. 1770 m. Tarport Way. . Record Action, Amaroo Boy. De Baby. Allandale. .Money Train. Chasm, Katwood (NSW), Gin And Tonic. Initial Again. Wombalano, Christie Mac. fr. 12.40 BEGINNERS HCP. 2). no better than 28 when nominations close. 1770 m. Nathan Adios, Marshall Mac. -Phoenbt Queen. Lika-toff. Srenlea Tryax. Volo Chimes, Deep tight. Ragadon. Chapetton. Al-harbrian. Brahman Light. Midnight Blitz, fr. 1.10 TROTTERS HCP., 37 or better. 2370 m. Calypso Lad. Ky-valley Flash, Karamea Vain. Noterry. Phengory Boy. Billy Wanda, fr. right William, Ba-yuna. Corop Eve, Skipper Don (NSW). 10; New Winnie. 30: Ima Redleg, 40. 1.40 IMPROVERS HCP,, 27 only when nominations close. 2170 m. Paper Girl, Barley Sugar, Shereym, Bionlc Heel. Andrew Eden, Yankee Leanne (NSW). Cash Flow. Appellation, I'm A Londoner, Lucky ill. Legal Eye. Rutherford Erik. fr. 2.10 3-Y-O HCP., 30 or better. 2170 m. Brighton Dollare, Candy Dollar, sold Edition, Popular Aim. vintage Way (NSW), Hope Valley. Marl Lobell, Misty Flag, Lyss N Here, fr.; Warranor Lad, Count Vermont, Postscript, 10. 2.40 TRANSITION A NO CITY COMBINED STAKES. 22 and 21 only, mobile start, about 2170 m. Nylama (Old.). Kotare Knight, Supreme Power. Tanya Wealth, Seta-lite, coola Spirit. Sovereign Lodge, Scandalous, fr. . 3.10 (First leg Double) (First leg Quadrella) (Trifecta) COUNTRY CLUBS 4-Y-O CUP (2nd Qualifying Division). 4-Y-O pacers. 26 or better, which have not won a metropolitan penalty bearing race as a 4-Y-O (special handicapping conditions). 2170 m Final to be run over 2400 metres at Moo nee Valley on Wednesday. January 16. other qualifying divisions to be run at Mildura on -Friday. January 4. and Ararat on Wednesday. January 9, Winner of final to receive the appropriate 4-Y-O penalty. Happy Chap, Soft Co no. Pine Crest. Ultra Boy, Lisa Wealth, Super Scope, Francesca. Shareena, Time Master. Lena Vale Lad. Historic Ah-, Sea-chase, fr. 3.40 (Second leg Quadrella) PROGRESSIVE AND INTERMEDIATE COMBINED STAKES, 26 and 25 only. -Mobile start, about 2170 m. Bardelea Boy, Lincoln. Movie Queen, Yuroke Chief, Castleton Kid. Silas -Sarca. Senor Chesty, Temple Court. New Zeal, Feelay Hanover (NSW), fr. 4.10 (Second leg Double) (Third leg Quadrella) ADVANCED AND APPROVED COMBINED STAKES, 24 and 23 only. Mobile start, about 2170 m. Derby Pride, 'Miniature Law, Whata Chance, Springfield Van, Sen Morgan. Tessa Anne, Slmat, Salaaron. Bonnie Karamea. Jenray-ann, fr. 4.40 (Fourth leg Quadrella) (Quinella) NEW YEAR SWEEPSTAKE COMBINED HCP., Final. For horses 27 and 26 only, which Qualified In the divisions run at YarraGlen. on 'Monday, December 31. 2170 m. Yarra Valley. Alma Lee, We i Picked. Little 'Flower. Digger's Pride. Call Me Ed. Romantic Chris, Aryelcne. Ritual Fire, fr.; Pendant Lad, Demon future, Rygo Lad, 10. BENDIGO Bendlgo District Trotting Club TAB ""idly. 15th January. 1980. Quadrella coverags. . 24 and 21 only. MobHe. -Thor-le MadarnEflnga. Oerby Pride. Swift And Easy. Scobi Kilns. Intro-due. ank ; Talk. Wandering. Kid. Abe Brown. Regal Glow. Charles Garrison. Grand Try. Little- Chapel. Vailest. Whata Chance. Tessa Anne, Bonnie Karamea, Son Of Serene Springfield Van, Apr Vado, Bay Marlln. Moonlight Express. Brewers Own. Imperial Future. Georon Dale. Adios Marie, Puehln Time OD. Dollar Trek OD, Legal Studies OD front. Sublect to clarification: Shareena (Qld J. TWO-YEAR-OLD PACERS. 38 or better. Wltchie Pooh. Gerulatis. Moon Armbro. Calrpssle. andy. Klrklee. Good To Win. Mirthful Lad. Kentucky James, Clarr e's Idol. Wilson Adios. Todvale. Dallas Brigade. -Polish Thor;. Hong. Kong Tiger, Arbed. Dream Free, Llbby Low. Seagull. Fair Fortune. Flying Guy. Flying Traflagar. Parichouse Mill. Magnus Cabell. Reluctant Lad. Adrian Adios. Smart Performer, Hawaiian aiar, reiguwns uoio. Tough Dollar, Dellania, Besta Ned. Albert Flasher, Complacent. Kena-ree. Woodstock Lady. Grand Apollo. Hobby Direct OD. Apache Red OD. Waterloo Star OD. front: Liberal Alto, Romeo Bruce, Wonderland. 10 m; Super Dooper, 20. Sublect to clarification: Jayarra. THREE-YEAR-OLD PACERS, 30 or better. Chief Bannerman. Port Tak. Gallant Gift, Dame Edna. Viva Malta. Bonny- Return. Jeragirl. Brighton Dollare, Louisiana Purchase. Shefhn Heir, Twin Crown. Regal Dream, Arvllwav. Vintage Way (NSW), Tartan. Globe, Bama Sin. Art Son. Tan , Force. Tormey. Convivial Kate. Special Skipper, Madonna Bay. Rosamond. Trovolo. Tamdhu Lad. Candy Dollar. Comera. Southern Magic. Precious Dream. Barwo Hanover. Reneusis.- Jenna-drolt. Appro Glen. Nipper Goodwin. Julie Green. Paulo Brae. Cara tsme. Alpine Way (NSW). Marie Lobell. L tt e Whhte fac (NSW). RMimont Lad. Santac. Saunders Saphire OD, Takarl Adlps OD. aippir Boy OD. t's A Dollar O D. James Peter O'D. Sonic Power OD. Skippy APOllo (ROD) Lyss N Here ROD. Gramalley ROD. front- Suzy Alto, Rival Prince. Laugnlng Way (NSW), Bravado Royale. Saucy Smile. Marabeth, Kel-ray. Mighty Viv. -Kay -Patrice O D, Susan leanne OD. Red Rlah (NSW), ROD. 10 m. Horses with a Metropolitan assessment of 18 or better. Free for all conditions. Mobile. Taronga. Dean's Special. Freedom Day. Kamwood Lad (Qld.). Margaret Shannon (Qld.). Native Armagh. Roma Hanover (NSW). transpec, London Bound. Sally's Renl m. Junction Road. Brad Adios. Opallte. Nimble Yankee (NSW). .Brer Rabbit. Mark Radium. Son 01 Jackavln. . Wendy Robin. Arunga Hanover (SA). Warren Chief, Wlnterset. Tweedsmuir OD, Toffee Gent OO, front Sublect to clarHcatlon. Hondo Ben (Qld.). Shy Skipper (NSW). SHOWGROUND PROVINCIAL HCP. (4th QuallfrlnB Division). 26 and no better than 25. Nominations for thl race only have been extended and will now close at 4 pm. pn Wed., 9th Jan. 22 or better. Blue Chip. Patty Kiwi. Fiddler's Green. Pine Crest. Cavalio. Noble Stan. Handsome Guy. Setallte, Dominant King OD. Kiwi Mite ROD. front; Kentara. Eden's Return. Bounty. Cannaefly. 10: Toledo Smoke. Boston Alto. Saunders Salvador, Fireson, 20. - TROTTERS. 32 or better. Gang Leader, Pacing Dixie, front: Harekeke Lass (NSW). 10: King's Pride. Pipl Direct OD, Royal Nandlna OD. ossie's -Pleasure R0. 20: Billy Dee, 30: Rundale ROD. 40: Christian Leslie. 50. - BENDIGO CUP CONSOLATION OF $2000. For horses not selected in the Bendlgo Cup. If sufficient acceptors of approved quality. Mobile start, about 2300 metre. Team to beat all but Windies JOHANNESBURG, January 4. March marks the tenth anniversary of South Africa's last appearance in Test cricket, when Ali Bacher's side whipped Bill Lawry's Australians by 323 runs at Port Elizabeth, to give the home team a 4-0 victory in the rubber. But isolation has not stifled local interest or lowered the standard of South African cricket, writes Johannesburg cricket correspondent John Kennedy. "Indeed a Springbok side chosen today would probably be more than a match for the side which outclassed Lawry's men," he says. Kennedy lists his mythical Test side as: Eddie Barlow, Alan Barrow, Henry Foth-eringham, Graeme Pollock, Alan Lamb, Clive Rice, Mike Procter, Garth Le Roux, Vincent Van Der BijI, Ray Jennings (wicketkeeper) and Denys Hobson. "It boasts depth and consistency no. team, in the world, barring possibly the West Indies, could match," says Kennedy, who omits Barry Richards, Kepler Wessels and Ken McEwan, who are now living in Australia but could return home if South Africa were readmitted to Test cricket The 'Johannesburg Star meanwhile accuses the International Cricket Conference of not playing the game with South Africa. "It has still not released the report of the international delegation which inspected the state of our cricket last summer. If the report is favorable then South Africa has the right to see it released. "If it is unfavorable then at least cricket organisers should be made aware of where they are thought to be falling down, so that they can try to remedy the situation," the Star says. England on rack From Page 30. He was beaten five times in succession in Dymock's third over before he edged probably to his own relief Lillee straight to Greg Chappell at first slip. From 213 England never recovered even though the clouds had lifted and the sun shone. Greg Chappell was happy to ring the bowling changes alter-. nating Lillee and Pascoe at the Randwick end and Dymock and himself at the members' end. Peter Willey helped Gooch take the score to 31 before he thrust the open face of his bat at the persistent Dymock, and Julien Wiener, diving wide to his right from fourth slip, held a grand catch. Dymock at leg slip missed Gooch shortly after, but Gooch was out for 18 when he offered no stroke to a Lillee delivery which came back marginally and disturbed his off stump. One of the tragedies of cricket is to see a fine talent of a David Gower completely out of touch. Yesterday he lasted only three deliveries before he played indecisively and finally too late at a Greg Chappell in-swinger which was through him and into the stumps before the curly headed left-hander had decided what he should do. The first decisive batting came from the redoubtable Botham who smasnea n runs from 22 deliveries. The solid all-rounder was in no quandary about his methods. He lofted Chappell for a glorious six into the members' stand and was hitting out at everything that came his way when Pascoe removed him with a genuinely hostile delivery. To complete a miserable English afternon Brearley, who had promoted himself to No. 5, caught only half of Botham's intent. After some ineffectual defence he lashed out at Dymock but got only a top edge which . sailed high into the air. Len Pascoe at mid-on had only to retain his concentration while the ball dropped 100 feet to complete the dismissal. By stumps wicketkeeper Bob Taylor and Dilley had taken the score to 90 and Chappell had permitted himself the ex-priment of a Jim Higgs' over. The bad news for England is that Higgs turned the ball prodigiously, if slowly. But before the visitors have to worry about that threat, Australia has to attain a substantial first-innings lead. And much of that will depend on bow the Australian batsmen view the task as the pitch should improve today. Judging on their comments last night the Australian may make heavy weather of it against Botham and Derek Underwood, in particular! Running saga runs on THE running saga of hostility between the Victorian men's and women's athletics association continued this week. VAAA . executive director John Bruce said this column was guilty of two inaccuracies last week, and ' conveyed an unfair impression of the men's attitude. It was not true to say the VAAA had banned women from running against men in inter- -club competition unless they ' joined the VAAA. Bruce said . women may run against men if they get prior permission from-the VAAA. His letter to arena managers at Aberfeldie, Doncaster and Glen-huntly said '-members of the VWAAA may not compete by invitation in men's events at in-' terclub competition unless they can supply, in writing from this -Association, permission for them to do so." Bruce said the action had been taken to clarify matters in the event that women arrived at arenas wanting to run in men's competition. He said the men had not refused amalgamation on the 5050 basis suggested by the woman. But VWAAA president Margaret Mahony insisted last night that the men had refused to accept -their 5050 proposal. "The matter should be resolved one way or the other," said Bruce. ' "If the women don't want amalgamation, fine, we'll accept that: Obviously there are advantages in working as one body." The VAAA meantime is staging its own State championships for women next month, so Victoria will have two sets of women' champions, one of the VWAAA, -one for the VAAAs "I don't think the best way to" communicate is for me to tell "The Age' one thing and the VWAAA to say something else,'-' said Bruce. We couldn't agree more. ONE woman spectator at Koo- -yong's Australian Open men's final had to leave her seat as Guillernio Vilas served for th, match against John Sadri to'vf give birth to a babw rirl tf e7 0 . Vilas, of the winning charm-, wanted to give her a bunch oU flowers when he heard the news,1 If the mother In question wfl!.? contact The Age Vilas' Australian representative will deliver her the bouquet. THAT hefty lump of willow, the! "Jumbo" cricket bat, has become ; a big seller around the world, mainly through its exclusive use by West Indian thumper Viv Richards. But that "Jumbo" sticker on his bat has become a misnomer this season because he's switched from 2 lb. 12 oz. to 2 lb. 7 oz. regarded as featherweight in Test ranks. - Richards, who says he made, the change to make it easier to' play fast bowling, has proved-that theory correct with a host of: jumbo-sized scores this season. ' . Dave Viverito, of 4522 N. Sawyer-Av, Chicago, Illinois 60625, has noted Australian interest in baseball and is offering free question-and-answer sheets on baseball rules to all 'Age' readers. If you write to him please let him know whether you are an advanced or. average player. Baseball students aspiring to a coaching career would do well,, to heed the advice of the legend-I ary Vince Lombardi, of the Green Bay Packers, on how to survive as an American sports coach: . "Make sure you keep the five guys who hate your guts stay, away from- the five guys who can't make up their mind." If you're looking for a New Year cause, consider the Sunshine District Table Tennis Association, which is holding a 102-hour table,, tennis marathon starting on JaniK ary 24. The association's 300 members,. 70 per cent of them migrants, are seeking funds to buy a "Ro- bat" automatic ball-delivery machine to improve their coaching.' - Three pairs of club members will play for eight hours, then rest for four hours, from 9 am on January 24 until 3 pm on January 28. Sponsorship offers,1: and towels, to Peter Thomson 13 Compton Parade, North Sunshine, please. Geojf Dymocfe, the forgotten hero,-was poised for some long overdue, recognition yesterday, only to be denied by the start of play in tns Sydney Test Z The diligent Australian PressZ seeking a subject to fill the back pages emptied by the washed-out Test, latched on to a personal interview with Dymocfe, to make-him "live". Down they all trooped to see him and back they came, polishing their adjectives. Then came the announcement of a 3.30 start. Dymock the man was shelved for another day. Dymock the bowler was undeterred. It ended like a normal day 13-5-29-3. Linda McGill's swimming survival course has been rescued. Her "Don't Drown Aussie" campaign was in danger of not getting off the ground through lack of funds; But Linda told us last night that four companies (W. D. & H. & Wills, Bank of NSW, BP (Vic.) and An sett) will provide sponsorship worth $1 million. She hopes to finalise the deal next week.

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