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32- Saturday 11 December 1982 i Swans' forward Silvio Foachini could earn about $1 50,000 for the next three years, a Supreme Court judge has been told. DAM I EN COMERFORD reports 31 The World Hockey tournament has begun with an upset thet could help Australia. QERRY CARMAN reports 31 mil . i. Chappell, 115, leads onslaught ; BOB SIMPSON"! L l MM r" ' vr-'Ti ' - fXT t - " ic r, - v -v -a v- - - -, American Sammy GiammaZva Gash the giant After a .day when his killer instinct was mucn in evidence. 17-year-old Pat Cash yesterday reached the quarter-final of the Marlboro Australian Open, where he now meets Paul Mc-Namee. Cash, from Melbourne, is the youngest Australian to reach the last eight since Brad Drewett. also 17, lost to Ken Rosewall in 1976, McNamee, aiso or Melbourne, last reached the quarter-finals two years ago when he lost to Brian Teacher, the eventual winner .in " four sets. Much has been said about Cash's temperament, most recently after he was fined $350 last weekend for hitting a ball against the back court. But if it shows anything, it is that Cash has the aggressive streak associated with champions. He showed it yesterday in his third and fourth round victories over Tim Wilkison, the 10th seed, and fellow Australian Wally Masur. His facial expression I . 1 MfiraTfeg II. 1 ' , . , J Don't miss the fire of the Third Test, Australia vs England live from Adelaide;! today & torhorrpw v ii.bwaiiiwuiavuMip. WIDE WORLD - be mere! Spongjired by McDonald's Coca-Cola Datsun Australian United Foods Australian Dairy IndustryCouncil Ampol Johnsons Johnson Email Dunloppiympic HoUam Permanent Building Sociei stretches to the limit on the way "Now I'm real eager again." By RICHARD YALLOP seemed to harden each time he hit a winner. "What about Lew Hoad? He was no pansy." national coach Kay Ruffles said last night. "I can't complain about Cash's attitude. He wants to win. He won junior Wimbledon because of his temperament. He won the US junior title because of his temperament, and he won the Australian hard court because he was calm when he kept facing match point." Cash is playing better than when he reached the semi-final of the Melbourne indoor in October, losing to Eliot Teltscher. There has been an all-round improvement in his serve, volley, and return of serve. In the morning he beat Wilkison 7-5, 6-1 on centre court and in the late afternoon he beat Masur 6-4, 6-2 on an outside court. "I've had a couple of hard work-outs with Neale Fraser. and my volleying has improved so KCROTV4302 to beating John Alexander: Plcture. PETER tHARLES killer? much." Cash said last night. "And I returned so well I couldn't believe it. If I can handle the atmosphere against McNamee I think I will be all right." McNamee yesterday beat American Mike Brunnberg, 6-3, 4-6. 6-3, after Brunnberg had eliminated the tournament's eighth seed, Chris Lewis, in the morning. The winner of the Cash-McNamee quarter-final will then play a semi-final against the winner of the quarter-final between Johan Kriek, the number one seed, and Drew Gitlin, of the US. Kriek, yesterday beat Charlie Fancutt 6-2. 6-2, while Gitlin, who took a set from Jimmy Connors in the third round at Wimbledon this year, beat Damir Keretic 6-3, 6-4. The other two quarter finals, at the bottom of the draw, bring together Brian Teacher and Hank Pfister, the fourth and sixth seeds, and the unseeded 19-vear-old American Sammy Giammalva and Steve Denton, the Number two seed. Denton beat Jeff Boro-wiak 7-6, 6-3, and Giammalva provided one of the day's upsets, beating John Alexander 4-6, 7-6, 6-1. Giammalva is the son of Sammy Senior, who played Davis Cup for the United States in Australia in 1956. Continued; PAGE 28 Pacing upset PERTH. Gammalite, the 47 favorite, was beaten into second place by 61 chance Black Irish in the final of the Australian Pacing championship at Gloucestr Park last night. Details: 61 MASK IW3H fC. J-Sf-,t),,1: i 7 fJV- GAiMlVIA-LITii CP. Coupon). 2: 14. '1 OYWl THREE (J. Ltonird). 3. Scr.: Burrows. Won by 3 m. iri!.L8so.Eiows. g-SiJS: irii,71?S0i,Olily P'5": J )JSIk Irish 0V1). JH4J50. Subs.: J Mok Adkw W- ADULT TENNIS etlNIC MONDAY-FRIDAY t.30 Pm-t JO p.m miNCCM HILL T.C. BIOINNEM - INTCNMIDIATE 10 HOUDS COACHINO 165. JOHN HAMMOND TCAV 4342021 SNOWBIRD INN MT HOTHAM VICTORIA SKI BOOKINGS Now open for the 1983 Ski Season from $170 OBB for 5 nights. Wa will also be open for Easter and the Bright Autumn Festival and special rates will apply for this period. Ploaso phono Both (083) 18389 or your travel agant Gamble worth a try ADELAIDE. I have never understood or agreed with the theory that sending in the opposition was taboo in a Test match. I It may have made sense In the days of uncovered wickets when teams feared being caught on a sticky or even when Australian wickets broke up and spun on the fourth and fifth day. But in nearly 25 years experience with Test cricket I cannot remember more than a couple of wickets which have become unplayable through spin on the fourth and fifth day. On the other hand I have seen many games won following collapses on the first day due to inconsistencies in the wicket which were usually caused by too much moisture in the first few hours. ! As most attacks are based on speed these days and few teams have spinners capable of bowling the opposition out, it makes sense to give bowlers the best opportunity of success by using them when the wicket is likely to be most helpful. I Yesterday, Bob Willis did just what I expected him to do by asking Australia to bat. Greg Chappell took the view that he should give his fast bowlers every opportunity and this means bowling first. From this I imagine he would have sent England in had he won the toss. i Australia's attack is based on speed and Chappell has shown no reluctance at all In the past two Tests to put England in after winning the toss. I That it hasn't worked for Willis on this occasion will certainly earn him a tremendous amount of criticism. That Is the gamble a captain has to take. ! There is no way that I can see this wicket spinning a lot. While England appears likely to face a big score, the wicket will probably be just as good on the fifth day as the first. ! The Australian batsmen have taken full advantage of it. All of them have been in top form but none better than Chappell. I His first 40 were scintillating, In fact almost too carefree, and I thought at one stage that Greg would get a brilliant SO and then get out. I have seen this happen often in the past. But once Dyson was dismissed Chappell pulled himself back in line and while his remaining runs were hot quite as attractive they were still a pleasure to watch. I Kepler Wessels was also In top form and I felt this was his best Test innings to date. Laing, Clarke win appeals By GLENN LESTER The Victoria Racine Club com mittee last night upheld appeals by trainer Eddie Laing and apprentice jockey Michael Clarke against their 12-month disqualifications imposed on 22 November. I The committee took 23 minutes to reach its verdict after hearing evidence and submissions for almost 6'i hours. i Clarke, 20, embraced his father Arthur moments after the decision. "It's been killing me, having this hanging over our heads," the young rider said. "It's better than winning the Melbourne Cup." I Laing, 52, said the pressure had been unbearable. "I would have had to sell up it would have been the finish," he said as he went to phone his wife Sylvia. Laing and Clarke were disqualified for a year each by stewards inquiring 'into the running of Stookland in the Grey Smith Stakes (2000 metres) at Fleming-ton on 6 November. The horse, starting at 331, finished ninth to Nicholas John after being well back for much of the race. Clarke had been found guilty of improper practice "within the meaning of the rules of the Victoria Racing Club". It was alleged he rode the gelding in such a manner as not to permit the horse to run on its merits. Laing, Stookland's trainer, had been found guilty of being a party to Clarke not riding the horse on its merits in the Grey Smith Stakes. I Clarke said he didn't want to get out of bed the morning after the disqualification was imposed. "I knew I was innocent," he said, adding that his father insisted he get up and go to track-work. Clarke and Laing were both granted a stay of proceedings pending the appeals yesterday, meaning they could go about their jobs normally. ' Test owe way AUSTRALIA FIRST INNINGS K. WESSELS, c Taylor, b Bottom J. DYSON, c Taylor, b Botham C. CHAPPELL, c Gower, b Willis K. HUGHES, not out G. LAWSON, not oat Sundries 0 lb, lOnb) TOTAL for thrt wickets 265 FALL: 76 (Wessels), 138 (Dyson), 264 (Chappell). BOWLING: R. Willis 16-4-54-1, L Botham 24-4-70-2, D. Pringle 20.2454, G. Miller 10-2-16-0, E. Hemmings 23-9-46-0. Batting time: 362 mlns. Overs: 6S. Crowd: 16,540. Century-maker Greg Chappell Before the appeal was heard Clarke had been booked for four mounts at Flemington today. Two of them, Saxon: Slew and Sharp Lady are trained by Eddie Laing, who also has Perspicacity and Tell Me Do engaged. The VRC committee heard evidence from 15 people, several of them character witnesses for Clarke, during the lengthy proceedings yesterday. Three vets, including VRC veterinary steward Dr John Bourke. also gave evidence, j Dr Cliff Pannam QC, for Laing and Clarke, claimed in his final address there was very little motive for malpractice and that suggestions of collusion were "flights of fancy". What could have been an ill-judged ride should not "by intellectual exaggeration" be elevated to a major offence, he said. Mr Neil McPhee QC, for the stewards, questioned explanations given for the performance, such as the horse not being genuine, having a bad back and lugging. "This lugging all-the-way explanation was an explanation of convenience," he told the committee. VRC chief steward Pat Lalor, the first witness yesterday told the committee he believed the TV and official films of the race showed runs available to Clarke in the early part of the straight which "he made no effort to take." . He said he believed if Clarke had improved his position and taken a run on the inside of Great Century, he would have secured a run right along the rails. "I don't believe he would have run into a dead-end at that stage," Lalor said. McPhee asked: Lalor if, as; far as he rnulrl observe, did he con sider Stookland was laying out to a degree that the jockey could do nothing on mm. Lalor: No. Continued PAGE 31 K"' iff I , &mmmimammlf&mmmmimmmmmi mm h in n t Mlns 10 1 239 182 8 4s ' - S 1 4 44 44 115 51 O II in classic form yesterday. VICTORIAN FOOTBALL Seeks applications from BOUNDARY GOAL to officiate at V.F.L Senior, Statewide Cup and Under 19 matches for season 1983. Applicants will be required to attend an . assessment session on Thursday 3.2.83 at 6 p.m. prior to the commencement of official training the following week. Applications from athletes without umpiring experience would also be welcomed. 1982 Umpires seeking re-appointment must apply. All applications stating age, experience, sporting background and other relevant details to be forwarded to Umpiring Administrator. V.F.L, Box 1449 N, G.P.O., Melbourne by December 17, 1982. imm Quick. That boss of ours has just gone head-over-helmets and sliced prices by up to $25. So, if you've got your head screwed on, bring it into Just Sport just as fast asyoucan. C&D Cricket Helmets Normally $5499 Now Just $29-99 $43.99 $2499 $4299 $19-99 Chadstone phone 568 8532, Northland phone 478 2121, Prahra n phone57 5511, Southland phone 5849529, Knox phone 221 1600, Boronia Shopping Town phone 762 2697 Altona Gate Shopping Centre phone 314 0881, Caulfield Shopping Plaza phone 211 5406, . GlenShoppingCentreplKne2339360. JUS069 ADELAIDE. A monumental misjudgment of the Adelaide Oval wicket by the touring England cricketers has allowed Australia to take a firm grip on the third Test match after only one , day's play. The Australian batsmen- took full advantage of the decision by England captain Bob Willis to send them in after he won the toss on a superb day and on a wicket which turned out to be a batting Utopia. Led by captain Greg Chappell, the Australians had amassed 3 265 by stumps and England's task of even saving this match has all but evaporated. Chappell led the Australian onslaught, scoring 115, his second Test this series, his 22nd Test century, his ninth against England and his 71st in first-class cricket. Surprisingly it was Jiis first Test century on the Adelaide Oval, the ground on which he -learned his cricket before he moved to Brisbane. The decision to give his bowlers a chance on the first day is one which Willis and the rest of the England hierarchy will long rue. From midday on Thursday when the tourists first viewed the pitch they were convinced it had too much moisture and would aid the seam bowlers. That view did not change when the players arrived at the ground yesterday morning to find a strip rather drier and, in the view of those with experience at this ground, perfect for batting. From the outset the Australians knew they had benefited from a classic miscalculation. Only three ' captains in the long history of the Adelaide Oval have sent the opposition into bat and all have been penalised. In 1958-59. Peter May sent Australia in and lost the match by 10 wickets; 16 years later, Mike Denness did the same thing and lost by 163 runs and in 1978-79 Graham Yallop sent England in and lost by 205 runs. The Australians opened well with Kepler Wessels and John Dyson putting on 76 for the first wicket, The Australians lost only one wicket in each of the three sessions. Wessels looked in ominous -" form after his century in his first Test a fortnight ago but was dismissed 20 minutes before lunch for 44 when he attempted a seemingly harmless leg glance off Botham and gave Bob Taylor an easy chance behind the stumps. Such a solid foundation was built on in no uncertain fashion, first by Chappell and Dyson and later by Chappell and his vice-captain, Kim Hughes. Chappell's innings was a peculiar mixture of blatant aggression and after he had passed the half, century, watchful defence. LEAGUE experienced HORSE ATcD Todayis Malaysia vs Pakistan vs Welcoming Australia vs Tomorrow's Games Netherlands vs China12.30pm Germany vs England. 2.3Qpm ' Australia vs New Zealand, 4.30pm Tickets at Enquiries 3291311. From PETER McFARUNE He and Dyson added 62 in 69 minutes for the second wlcnec The 50 came in only 47 minutes, with Dyson contributing -only two runs. Such was the violence of Chappell's after-lunch attack. The captain appeared at times almost desperate to stamp his authority on an attack he obviously believes is not up to Test-standard. He cut,, hooked and drove Willis in a bewildering 40 minutes after the break Of his first 15 scoring shots eight were boundaries and his only moment of worry came when Willis got a short ball to follow him and almost crash into his face as Chappell took ungainly action to avoid it. The departure of Willis and lanky medium pacer Derek Prinsle from the. bowling crease, brought a new response from Chappell. He was tied down for more than an hour by Botham and Eddie Hemmings who wheeled down his off spin with great accuracy if not penetratK-n. Dyson, departed for. 44, only one run after he had been missed: in the gully by David Gower. FaH-. ing to benefit from the let off, Dyson pushed - -forward in Botham's 14th over and gave Taylor a straight forward catch. ' The best batting of. the day in front of an appreciative crowd of 16,540 came when Hughes joined Chappell and the pair . added 126 in 169 minutes for " the third wicket. 1 . At first it was a time for. con-, solidation. Hughes, who in the past two Test matches has added a new maturity - to Jjift. great natural attacking talent, was. content to be the more 'solid bit -the . pair. By contrast. Chappell was always ready to hit the loose bail to the boundary, maimy the short square boundaries on this superb ground. Chappell's 50 came off only 69 deliveries and it took another 106balls for him to reach the three figures. Just when it seemed he was set for a huge individual contribution Chappell slashed Willis through the hands of Graeme Fowler at cover point to the boundary. Again he did not profit He slashed the next ball at tremendous pace wide of gully where Gower, diving away to his left, held a miraculous left handed catch at shoulder height With 10 minutes to go before stumps. Geoff Lawson came in instead of Allan Border who finally lost his precarious hold on the no. 3 position after a team meeting this morning. Chappell, who has been reluctant to take on the most vital batting position, proved that clearly he is the best man for the job. - r But the biggest mistake of the day was made by . Willis. When late in the day he refused to take the new ball when, it was due after 85 overs, the scope of his error was obvious; 1 '"Eg&aH - OF THE YEAR SHOW Show Jumping 'at ia bat DECEMBER loth, 11th and 12th Noon-9pm Compttlton' tnlria dot Ucmdcy 6lk Dtambtr '. ADMISSION: Aduluchild C family $10 International Arena (VEC) Emerald RL, Upper Beaconsfleld (058) 44 3791 Melwayi 211 D8 EsandaVyorld HockeytMZ Tournament Stale Hockey Centre, Royal Park. Rear of Zoo. December 10 to 19. : Games China 11.00am India. 12.45pm Ceremony. 2.30 pm Canada 3.30pm Bass or at the gate. wmaf

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