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34 IHEl AGE, Thursday 5 December 1985 IKStBBBBBHJ 9f Cabbie Bill does Shiva with a good turn rich at expense of South Africa's poor' -6 lieve that sport in South Africa is integrated at all levels.-"--1--- . The view Is held more strongly by the youth (65 per cent of under 25s) than by older South Africans (49 per cent of over 50s)j and by. residents of Pretoria and Cape Town (both 62 per cent) and Dor-ban (60 per cent). ' The survey, conducted recently by the Markinor Research Group among 1000 urban white adults, also reveals that 53 per cent of By ALAN SHIELL JOHANNESBURG, 4 Dec. The rebel Australian cricket team is "well-washed and greedy", according to a leading colored cricket administrator. Mr Ahmed Mangera, secretary of the South African Cricket Board, said today that the Australians had come to South Africa for only one reason to make money. The SACB represents South Africa's colored cricketers. It is affiliated with the South African Council on Sport which is linked with the London-based South Afri can Non-Racial Olympic Committee, and subscribes to the slogan "no normal sport in an abnormal society". Mangera said sport in South Africa could never be normal under the apartheid system. He said SACB players would be banned for life if they attended any of the rebel Australians' matches in South Africa. "We have people monitoring this," he said. "Under no circumstances will we give any credibility to Hughes's players. We are ignoring them. They have come here for only one reason to earn money. "They are playing solely for the sake of money. They will have a good time and a good fling, and they will be getting practically a lifetime's earnings in two years. But they are doing it at the expense of the people who are suffering in this country. ; j "There is so much malnutrition. The two Australian tours will cost more than 15 million rand ($A8.5m) money that could be used for the benefit; of so many disadvantaged and suffering people. . -. . -why throw it away on 16 cricketers? They are rebels who have come here for money because they could not get into their national team. "And where is the money coming from? The South African Cricket Union has never given a proper account of it Gate-takings could not provide it alL They would be needed just for normal expenses," Mangera said. He said the SACB was trying to distribute 30,000 pamphlets de-: tailing its opposition to the rebel tour, but many of them had been "disappearing at post offices". "We are making a call ' for people to reject the tour." he said. "Cricket in South Africa remains racial. The coloreds have hopelessly inadequate facilities. "The Australians will play and . go, but the problems of South Africa will never change until apartheid is eradicated. Whites have the say in this country. Until they say everybody has equal voting rights, injustices will prevail "The country's situation is changing dramatically because of pressure from the outside world. -South ; Africa has to rethink its position. We need food more than we need minerals. "There must be peaceful change. Within five years, apartheid should and will be eradicated. Then ail the cricket people can get together in the right way. It will happen automatically," be said. Mangera said the SACB had nearly 10,000 registered (colored) players compared with the SACU's 12,000 to 13.000. of which barely 100 were colored. - "So many of our players are coming back to the fold." be said. "Their position is with the people who are suffering." . Meanwhile, a Gallup poll published today reveals that 56 per cent of urban whites do not be those interviewed said South Afri I ca would never enjoy normal International sporting contacts jj long as the country was run by? white government : j oi Rebels 'getting 7 "x VFL. Gilchrist has got it and may flaunt it in the Standish toairaf ?' I .114 wins new power edited by "N GLENN LESTER J Laxman Shrvaramafcnshnan By PATRICK SMITHOS WARRNAMBOOL. Bill Tory, a tt-year-old Warrnamboal taxi driver, has little ia cammoa with Laxman Shlvaramakrishaan, Is, aae of the rising stars at interna-tianal cricket Yesterday, the international travels of Shivaranukrishaaa, or Shiva as he is popularly known, took him to the Victorian coastal town where he was able to share with Tory their common delight the craft of leg-spin bowling. While Tory can re torn to his cab today and turn on the meter contented with his performance against the touring Indians, Shiva most be concerned about the present lull in Us chosen career as a professional cricketer. Shiva did not complete his formal education in India, having been called away to play Test cricket in the West Indies at the age of If. He won international prominence last summer when he wreaked havoc among the Englishmen in India, taking Is wickets in two Tests. His startling form continued when he led India to victory in the World Championship of Cricket in Melbourne, claiming It wickets (more than any otber bowler) and reducing many of the world's most accomplished batsmen to incompetent wrecks. His bowling so far th!a Our has been suable nly fir iij w- It might seem an improbable combination for the occasion a man who mixes training with his job as a ranger for Chelsea Council and a seven-year-old horse who carries a broken screw in one leg and who had net until yesterday, won for four years. However, Michael Gilchrist and Flaunting Star might be the team to beat in the $35,000 Standish Handicap at Remington on 1 January.-: "There were plenty of knockers who said he wouldn't see the track again," said 38-year-old Gilchrist yesterday after a fine training feat to get Flaunting Star back in winning form in the Major George Newson Welter (1000 metres) at headquarters. It was the first leg of a drought-breaker TAB double (second leg winner To The Wind had not won for almost three years, but more of that later). To appreciate Gilchrist's task in placing Flaunting Star in the top order of Standish Handicap prospects, you have only to scan the horse's racing record since early 1982 or lack of it After FebHiary that yecr he did not yrert " s-.:i n - ' ;f i.- a. t - Michael Clarke grits his teeth and ''- irktun-.oeom amvtJ sends Flaunting Star to the front Newsom welter at Flemtngton yesterday. i i i b 5; A date to remember with The Don By RON CAITBt VFL dubs last night gave the VFL commissioners the go ahead to switch important games to the MCG next year and to plan for 14 teams in the competition in 1987. Club directors unanimously voted to give the five commissioners almost unlimited power to run the VFL for the next three years. The only powers they will not have will be to expel or include a team and to sell VFL assets of more than $100,000. The commission has already promised to freeze admission charges at 1985 levels for next season, with future Increases fixed to the rate of inflation. The five commissioners are the chief, Jack Hamilton, and four T.'i'X t'--irs . P!t?r NlroR, aa SeUJoo. They were appointed a year ago but with limited powers. Hamilton said the clubs agreed to the transfer of many of their traditional responsibilities to enable the commission to implement its plan for the long- term welfare of the VFL and the game. "The clubs accepted the fundamental argument for a commission approach to management and for decisions to be made free from the pressures of self interest" Hamilton said. "While the commission's faith in the future of football has remained healthy, it believes that several tough decisions must be taken to ensurse that the VFL retains its historically prominent role In Victorian society. "It's most immediate aim is to address the problem of falling attendances," Hamilton said. A key issue in the commissioners' blueprint to lift attendances includes scope to reschedule the Snedden defends Demon signings By HUGO KB1Y Sir Billy Snedden, in the role of Melbourne Football Club chairman for the last time, defended his administration's handling of the signing of Peter Moore and Kelvin Templeton at last night's annual general meeting at the MCG. Addressing a boistrous audience of about 600, Sir Billy confirmed that the club had purchased real estate in Queensland with a view to paying the two players from the profits made from a later sale of the land. The land had not appreciated as expected but Moore and Temple-ton had been partially paid. Sir Billy, whose place as chairman has been taken by former player Stuart Spencer, said that Melbourne, along with three other clubs, bad desperately sought the services of both players and did not regret the decision to buy ' them. Responding to a written question from reform group solicitor Alan Herskope, Sir Billy confirmed that several Melbourne players had not been resigned for next season. Amid booing from the audience and cries of "answer the question", he said all players would be re-signed. Sir Billy said there was still hope of retaining Gerard Heaiy. er again -w-v... Young Richmond batsman David Harris, who scored a superb first innings century, yesterday nit an unbeaten half-century to help steady the Victorian second XI in the second innings of its match against South Australia at the Albert Ground. At stumps Victoria was 7179, a lead of 175, with Harris on 54. SA had earlier declared at 7317, following a powerful 86 by captain Steve Wundke, and 51 by talented all-rounder Jamie Pyke. Medium pacer Pyke; with 424 off 11 overs, and spinner Mark England. 340 off 21 overs, tore me heart out of the Victorian second innings. ' : Apart from opener Andrew Grant, with a weO-compUed 49. Michael Gilchrist: fine training feat. . Cranbourne at 501 when he was 10. They had said he wouldn't run again. He had crook joints but he was a goldmine to us." Gilchrist's memory is sharp. In January 1979 the veteran Gold AJ-!tTt wrt-i 3 n-,'--, ct :;::-!,' work with Jack Gilchrist at an age when most horses are retired. Gold Albert had not won since 1976, but showed encouraging form at the picnics and was considered a certainty by Michael the day he won at Cranbourne. Gilchrist obviously learned something about handling joint problems from the old horse. When he took over Flaunting Star, about six months ago, be decided on a training regimen of swimming in the Patterson River and beach work to get the horse back in nick, leaving the once troublesome near fore joint alone but having "a very good vet" to advise him. Yesterday, having his fourth successive race down a straight course (one. at Victoria Park, the rest at Flemington), Flaunting Star picked up the flying San Juan Amigo when the Adelaide gelding looked home 200 metres out leaving in his wake snappy sprinters such as Chester Field, Martec, Muffler. Aerolino. The Speaker. Hivortic and last season's Standish winner Maniwreck. To The Wind, whose last win was in February IMS, gave Peter Hayes bis first Melbourne winner and almost broke the track record for 14N metres wbea be cut dowa the pacemaker Miner's Man to take the John Maddea Welter. Hayes, who is now establishing himself in his owa right as a trainer at Oakbank after working with his father, Colin Hayes, for many years at Lindsay Park, explained that as with Flaunting Star, much had goae wrong with the gelding since his early days as a promising Mmiler", whea his wins included a Schweppes Cup. ' Navicular disease of the foot and soft tracks bad seriously affected To The Wind's preparation, and after he bad shown a glimpse of form at Gawler ia October be had raced too fiercely with blinkers at Beadigo at Us next start, dashing to a big lead before weakening to finish fifth to. Bullion Broker, who smashed the course record. Yesterday the blinkers came off, and Pat Hy-land was able to have the six-year-old just off the. pace and with something in reserve on straightening. Leading jumps jockey Nick Harnett was yesterday suspended for six weeks on an improper riding charge arising from the Hugh Glass Hurdle at Flemington. Stewards reported that Harnett, who rode Fair Creature, rode his mount in on to Togari (Peter Dur-kin) soon after being bumped by that horse on landing over the hurdle near the 1700 metres. They said that as he rode his mount in, Harnett shifted his body in towards Durkin and twice put his left elbow "over on to Durkin". He was suspended until midnight on 15 January. Fair Creature ran eighth and Togari seventh. As the stewards' report also showed. Lady Padroug earned a badge for persistence in the Edith Widdis Handicap (2000 metres). Stewards mentioned the mare several times. Near the 1600 metres lady Padroug, who was pulling hard, was tightened for room by Rose Of Benarca. Soon after Lady Padroug made contact with Rose Of Benarca's hindquarters, hit the running rail and had to be checked severely. Near the -1400 metre lady Padroug, when reluctant to hold her position on All Flower's inside, shifted out end bumped that mare's hindquarters. And finally, near the 100 metres, Lady Padroug shifted in and tightened Stop Snoozing, who in turn then bore out over the final stages and inconvenienced her. I And lady Padroug wem. Jack Hamilton: several tough decisions must be taken a- : . - -- I ' draw from next year, enabling the transfer of games of major interest to Use MCG or VFL Park. .', AJihcGsS MtIbO'.:Te and VJcl ! w.'V-;--;;-r:. i only seven home games. There 4s ; provision for three Sunday games and six Friday night games at the MCG next year. Although Collingwood last night voted to give the commissioners the extra power, its president Ranald Macdonald said; earlier yesterday that his board j was determined that Victoria Park would have at least nine; Collingwood home games next year and beyond. ! ' Q " Hamilton said it was possible' one Collingwood game could be transferred from Victoria ParkJ ... "but thai has a lot to; do with their on field performances". , : He said that only games which warranted being switched would, be moved to the MCG. I The commission "which prcj posed the expansion of the VFLi competition to,; 14 teams jin 1987, will now go ahead;' with negotiations to include teams' from WA and SA. - I . .- i Sir Billy Snedden who has been signed by the Syd- ney Swans. I a : "The good Doctor Edeteten ha seemed to have signed every play? er around the place. The fact is that he has got a salary cap $l2m tor 50 players. If he pays aft the players what he has said he is going to pay them be will well and truly exceed the salary cap." Heaiy, who finished second in the club's best and fairest award, was not present to receive his tro-i phy. It was accepted by his father,' Des Heaiy. v f - ' Earlier, finance director Ralph-Lane announced a $473,000 oper-; ating loss. The payment of $255,000 from Dr Edlesten was not included in the loss, he said.1 Sir Billy quashed a potentially hectic question session when he' abrubtly closed the meeting after' one and a half hours, j Several members later said that they bad no chance to formally voice their, complaints. :f : w ' After the meeting, Geoff Slade said his reform group may call an-extraordinary general meeting In? late Janurary, depending on the-results of a letter seat; to dub members last week.- - - ' If the group recieves, the re-" quired 200 signatures the meetlmj' would go ahead, he said! in tha runs . .-'4 . m 5 HUGO KBIT: uUti and a brisfe-24 from Ian McMu Harris was the only other batsmah to get on top of the accurate. SA bowling. :. . ". j Harris was lucky to survive pa$V 50 when keeper Tom Bircball pot. down a chance off England, - j Victoria will look to set SA a target of over 200 for. victory today. SCORES: VtC 313 m 7179 (Hjrnt S4ml ( , 7JI7 49. Py 4. 340) S tWMH Ok, 51) UNDO. lOCAtMVJaY. Mt Scftoo iSnmi) 4222 (C trailni I37)k yttcM irmt 712 d (Burt WiaS: TactMUl Sdnek ls4) w arc ccs a aac tae ea-re cus which most players have han dled It. Yesterday, despite taking two wickets, he caused little con sternation among the ranks of ate Victorian country al. ' His first wicket came from the second ball he delivered a full toss which Neville Billington smashed straight back for a caught and bowled. . Billington was the only bats man yesterday to fall for the full toss, which appeared almost a stock ban. If Shiva had taken a wicket with every full toss he bowled, he would have ran through the rural side. His other scalp was that of Tory, caught at first slip going for an overly ambitious drive. This was not before Tory had played the shot of the innings when he danced down the wicket and slapped his fellow leggie tnreugn cover tor lour. Asked how he found Shiva's bowling, Tory said: "Pretty easy. He bawled too many full tosses and he dldnt seem ta do a great deal off the wicket." He then added diplomatically; "But his flight was . good. He's a class player. They're all class play-ark?- The Intriguing battle between the spinners continued when Tory tossed Shiva a xoogly which the. Indian did not read and had- nasnunps snanerea. 'Tlfs always good to get back at a spinner," said Tory, who rated tt w&kat an, even greater mo- fWWWjrih howled Eng- BajrslbwJw a - oountry game at Cf ''ypraijears ago. lrrjO0f take a wicket In tlaWae played against Sri Lanka in the lead-up to this series (he missed two Tests through injury), and although he took five wickets in India's win against South Australia, he was sadly out of form. -Yet he appears likely to play In the Tests ahead of off-spinner Shivlal Yadav and alongside left-arm orthodox spinner and vice-eaptaln Ravi Shastri. Indian, captain Kapil Dev described Shiva la Adelaide as the side's mala strike bowler, and yesterday he offered a reason for his poor form on torn- so far. "He comes from a very warm city, Madras, and he might not be controlling it well in the wet season we are having here," he said. "But he will be all right for the Tests," Dev said. We do not know what Shiva thinks of that theory because of the Indian Cricket Board's baa oa its players speaking to the meoia. -The ban, Just the tonic to re verse the waning interest ia the game after the small crowds which went to see New Zealand play, Is written lata the players tear coatracts ia what is believed to be a retributive move against the Indian press for its criticisms of poor performances. Asked about the muzzle on his players, team maaager Venkat said: "They deal speak to the ess, taars it. I dent know why. Ask my board." only Kapil Dev is exempt. No deabt he will tire of handling all the media atteatiea oa his owa over the next two-and-a-half Oaths, fust as the Aaatrallaa paoUe will tire of hearing his views.. And, of coarse, we will never know If Laxman Shivaramak- rtftaaa thinks BUI Tory Is good oagn to puy tor Australia, or Mtier fee should stick to drfv- lf eahe. Tory, for hU part, will watch Shiva's progress with la- Yietarlaa Coaatry XT 21 G Salmon 21, Lang 20, Maay 217, GSai 2lS v India 17S (Veax- ttfrarU aot oat; Srikkaath 2$, Vf H; Newland 241 ni for whom he scored his previous two wins, at Werribee and Sandown, in November 1981). He was then out of action until last December and January before . another comeback, this time for Gilchrist and his new co-owners, last month. The result was that for all his ability, Haunting Star had been restricted to just 16 races going into the Newson Welter. He had a cracked sesamoid -bone, said Gilchrist and still carried a legacy of the joint trouble a screw which broke when a pin was being taken from the leg. This means that the gelding's racing is kept to straight courses at tracks such as Flemington and Victoria Park in Adelaide, avoiding the pressures of cornering. , Such problems did not deter Gilchrist or co-owners Chris Crofts, Hugh McMuIlan and David Barclay. "My father Jack had a horse a few years ago called Gold Albert," said Gilchrist "He won at Robert de Castella has still not decided if he will make his comeback in Melbourne in the Zatopek 10,000 classic at Olympic Park tomorrow fortnight. De Castella, who lived in America from May to November, last raced here in the world cross country selection trials at Bun-doora last summer. His coach, Pat Clohessy, said yesterday that de Castella was still making up his mind whether to run in the Zatopek. ' . His appearance, and that of the great Emil Zatopek himself, would make it one of the biggest nights in athletics for many years. We have had our own share of sacked and replaced VFL coaches since the end of the season, but even visiting coaches know the feeling. - According to my contact in New York, the coaches of the two visiting American gridiron teams to-play at VFL Park on Saturday night have already been fired. The game in Melbourne will be their last ' as coaches of their teams. The University of Texas El Paso coach is Bill Yung and the Wyoming Cowboys' coach is Alan Kincaid. Stick around fellas, there could be openings for here next year in the VFL. NZ moves into squash final CAIRO, 4 Dec New Zealand upset second seeded Australia 2-1 and Pakistan beat favorites England 3-0 yesterday to set up a clash for. the world team squash title tomorrow. : Kiwi Ross Norman, the world open finalist overcame world No 5 Greg Pollard in an argumentative match in which Pollard was first given a public warning by English referee Nigel Swann for persistent disputing of decisions, and then given a code of conduct penalty point for throwing his racquet the length of the court in dissent The Australian was beaten 9-2. 7-0. 8-1. 9-1. This levelled the scores after Anthony McMurtrie's earlier defeat to the former world open finalist Dean Williams, and world No 4 Stuart Davenport then won the decider by beating Austrta-lia's Gleh Brumby 9-5. 9-2. 9-7. In the other semi-final, Pakistani champion , Jahangar Khan starred in his country's 3-0 victory over England. ' near the finish of the Major George m Sir Donald Bradman: a return to the MCG Raelene Boyle, Robert de Castella (twice) and Dean Lukin. . Carlton Football Qub president John Elliott put Blues members at ease at the annual meeting on Monday night ; ;ui Elliott as we all know, has just lost his driver's licence for six months. He said: "Before we start the annual meeting, I hope someone in the audience will be able to give me a run home.";; i Another nice line i from the night came from Ken Kleiman, Carlton's assistant property steward for the past 15 years,, who has his football priorities right On being made a Carlton life member, he said: "It's better than winning Tattslotto." last laugh gave up for a month, because I was feeling just so much j pressure from everyone, wanting me to go on. But when they let me go I felt all right and I was dying to get out on the court again," she said. ' The top three seeds were outed in the quarter-finals of the Australian Boys Championship at Kooyong yesterday , The shock results i left New South Wales' Mark Jeffrey, at No. 8, the highest-seeded player in the battle for the title. The No 1 seed, Czech Petr Korda, was beaten 6-ti2-6, 6-1 by Queensland's Neil Borwick in the day's biggest upset ' Finn Veil Palohelmo, the second seed, fell to another Queens-lander. Shane Ban", 6-3; 6-3, while' third seed Cyril Sufc brother of Czech Helena Sukova, went down to Jeffrey 6-0, 6-z. b Steve Foriong, the illth seed from NSW, had a tough fight before beating unseeded New Zea-lander Brett Steven 14, 6-3. 6-4. The boys final will be played tomorrow. ;. i; r nana" -w It will be a December lunch to remember in the Long Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next Tuesday for the very good reason that Sir Donald Bradman will be there. Rarely does Sir Donald, 77, leave Adelaide and rarer still are his public appearances. On this occasion, the man himself is expected to say a few words. And when The Don talks, it is worth hearing. The last time Sir Donald was at the MCG, the venue of his first Test century against England as a 20-year-old back in 1929, was for the Centenary Test in 1977. The greatest batsman in the history of cricket will honor the MCC committee with his presence to publicise the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, which will be housed in the MCG's Australian Gallery of Sport to be opened early next year. It should have been completed last month but was delayed because of , problems with the BLF. The initial inductees into the Hall of Fame will be announced at the lunch. And guess who No. 1 on the list will be. Bradman; who else? The MCG holds a special place in Bradman's amazing batting career from 1925 to 1948. In his first Test series against England in 1928-29, he made 79 and 112 there to become the youngest player to Wendy the Junior tennis star Wendy Eraser does not mind suggestions that she has little future in the game. Fraser, 16, who had been hailed as a potential champion, has suddenly been labelled a "has-been". "About 10 people, especially the parents of kids at tournaments, have said that I'm a has-been," she said yesterday after her third round win over Brazilian Roberta C&dos in the Australian Open junior championships at Kooyong. "One lady even came up to my mother one day and said: 'I think Wendy's had it'. It doesnt do your confidence much good. But I just laugh now at these people because they've just got no idea." . , Fraser, from Asquith, NSW, may not be Australia's best-known junior, but that wasn't always the case. : 4 - - . '- "When I was 12 1 was getting so much publicity because I was winning ad the major tournaments for 12-yeax-oIds. But since then if s just stopped. I doot realty know why because I aa vent been doing that badly." she said. c 3 RON CARTER score a Test century. (The honor went to another great Australian, Archie Jackson, in the next Test.) At the MCG in the 1935-36 season, Bradman scored 357 for South Australia against Victoria. The names of almost 550 Australian sportsmen and women were put forward for inclusion among the first 120 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Apart for recognition at the MCC Long Room lunch next Tuesday, they will be honored again that night at the Sport Australian Awards dinner at the Southern Cross Hotel. Australia's most popular sporting personality is always one of the more interesting winners at the annual Sport Australian Awards. This year, the winner will be either Test cricket captain Allan Border, world boxing champion Jeff Fenech or golf champion Greg Norman. 1 fancy Fenech. Previous winners have been Evonne Cawley, Dennis Lillee, write - off has By KARB4 COOPBt Since she burst into prominence , five years ago as an exciting 11-y ear-old and was accepted into Tony Roche's coaching squad, she has been to the US four times, Italy once, and just recently to Japan. She has competed in NSWs junior cup squads three times, and the McDonald's International junior challenge four times, although - she was surprisingly overlooked for both teams this year. She is ranked four in the 16s age group in Australia and is in the top eight in the 18s. She said she was disappointed to miss selection for this year's NSW Wilson Cup team (a states . competition for 18s). "You win a tournament and they pick the person you beat" she said. -; , Australia's juniors have been criticised this year for their poor, performances at major tournaments. Fraser says the juniors just dont need this sort of pressure. "At the beginning of the year I

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