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Thursday, July 1, 1971
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y a 'r v ' v'V r - - Pig 13 Sport ... 13-15 Weather ... IS Finance . 16-19 Classified ' ' ' Shipping ... 20, (; Index .... 20 SECTION 2: Sport, Finance, News, Arts, Classified THURSDAY, JUIY1, 1971 BILLIE-JEAN KING BOWS TO A PLAYER OF DESTINY' Boks in Evonme sweeps into final; at Wimbledon LONDON, Wednesday. Australian wonder girl 19-year-old Evonne Goolagong scored a smashing upset by beating number two seed Mrs Billie-Jean King, 6-4, 64, today. Earlier Margaret Court beat Judy Dalton 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 to make it an all-Australian final at Wimbledon. Rosewall's win hailed LONDON, Wednesday. British sporting: writers today hailed Ken Rosewall's win over Cliflf Richey at Wimbledon yesterday. 'The Times' headed its report of the mara- thon match "Rosewall overcomes 12 years and stays four hours." It said that had the match been written in fiction, no-one would have believed it. The "Daily Express" said "Little Giant Ken" had performed the impossible. "Rosewall has achieved all sorts of worldwide triumphs and won hundreds of thousands of dollars. But this last winning set was truly his finest hour." The "Daily Telegraph" said the match transformed sporting values into something transcendental, but added "after Rosewall's efforts yesterday it is hard to see how a man of 36 will have either mental or physical energies left to carry him further." Rosewall edged Richey 6-8, 5-7 6-4, 9-7, 7-5 In a four-hour marathon epic and qualified for a semi-final meeting with John Newcombe. Rosewall and Richey got a thunderous standing ovation from the 15,000 fans on the centre court. Richey walked off the court with his arm round Rosewall's shoulder. BRINK OF DEFEAT The 36-year-old Rosewall came back from the . brink of defeat to win a match which, in the third set, looked like Richey's for the taking. In the third set Richey led by two sets to love four games to two and 30-love a situation from which no player had the right to make a comeback. Richey, 12 years younger than Rosewall and ranked number one in his own country, saved four match points in a remarkable 10th game in the fifth set. In the fifth set he also had two points for 4-3, three for 5-4 and two for 6-5 with his service to follow on each occasion. It was a match of incredible contrasts. In the first two sets Rosewall looked lethargic and indifferent and Richey played with composure and strength. But mid-way through the third set Rosewall, for the first time, found some purpose and attacked Richey with more zest, producing some of his virtuoso stroke play. Rosewall had exhaustion written all over him but he reached back into his huge reservoir of experience to fight Richey point by point and game by game through to the dramatic and tremendous final set. As he thrust his final winning volley beyond Richey's despairing reach, he raised his tired arms above his head to receive the acclamation of the CrOWd, ' ,, i ' ' '' 'i WIMBLEDON DRAW Lover Gormen Pa run Smith Rosewall Richey Dibley Newcombe 8-6, WIMBLEDON ' DRAW - WOMEN Court Shaw Melvill. Dalton Gunter (Rlchoy) Goolagong Durr King Gorman 9-7, 8-6, 4-3 Smith 6-3, 6-4 Rotewall 6-8, 5-7, 6-4 9-T, 7-5 Newcombo 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 Court 6-2, 6-1 Court' 4-6, 6-1, '.'::-. '. Dalton1 '..' 6,-2, J-6, 6-3 Goolagong . 6-3, 6-2 , Gollagong -4, 6.4 King ' ..." . , , Miss Goolagong, playing in only her second Wimbledon, electrified the capacity crowd by winning the opening set 6-4. Then she and Mrs King turned pn - the finest women's- tennis of this Wimbledon and the crowd saw the happy little Australian take it out again by six games to four. One commentator called her a "player of destiny." Miss Goolagong, a game point down, hit back to capture Mrs King's service in the opening game of the first set. She made it 2-love without conceding ' another point, forcing Mrs King to change rackets. It did her no immediate good. She trailed love-40 in the third game and although having herself back to deuce the American faced another game point before finally shaking herself clear of the Australian's grip. Miss Goolagong, perhaps showing her one weakness, had a lapse of concentration and lost her service in V ':-, EVONNE GOOLAGONG. the fourth game to enable Mrs King three times a former champion and twice runner-up to level at 2-2. Miss Goolagong then gained more and more in confidence and dealt severe, ly with many of the American's loose shots and broke service again to lead 4-3. Miss Goolagong finally clinched the set in the 10th game when a fine smash took her to 40-love. She needed only one of the set points winning it with a delicately delivered drop shot. Miss Goolagong swept into her first Wimbledon final with a 6-4 6-4 win achieved in 52 minutes. The second set ran little differently from the first, -MEN 6-0 with Miss Goolagong still dominating. Mrs ; King had a slim chance- of retrieving the situation in the fourth game after Miss Goolagong made a rare fault on her backhand. Mrs King had a break point for a 3- 1 lead, but failed to press home the advantage. Miss Goolagong served cleverly, forcing Mrs King to mis-hit repeatedly. Showing no nerves at all, Miss Goolagong smiled at her own faults. The American again changed rackets but it did no good although she had several fine passing shots. Mrs J. Dalton, playing fine attacking tennis against Mrs Court, took: the first set 6-4. Mrs Dalton, unseeded, was upsetting the number one seed with powerful, well-placed returns. Twice Mrs Dalton captured Mrs Court's service. The first time enabled her to lead 2-1 after her opponent had struck two weak volleys into the net. But with an opportunity to take a grip on the match Mrs Dalton played her one bad game to lose the advantage straight away. In a poor fourth game she twice double-faulted and hit out on two other fairly easy chances. Once this minor setback was behind her she still looked full of forceful tennis and broke service again for a 4-3 lead. . This time Mrs Court failed to produce anything to save the set. . . Mrs Court, without reaching her best form, turned the match dramatically in the second set, winning the first five games before taking it 6-1 in 27 minutes.. ' By the end of it she was looking a more confident player although still had trouble with her first service. If the second set was a disappointment for Mrs Dalton, the third was a disaster. ' Mrs Court took it without loss to win the match 4- 6, 6-1, 6-0, having swung the issue dramatically after losing the opening set. WOMIN'S DOUIIIS. Paortn roundi -Mri J B ChanTreau and Mln P Durr (Fr) tt . Mr! H Maithotl and Mri L Orth (Gar-many) 84 5-3. MIXID DOUILII tMrd round! R a Maud (S Africa) and Mill . F Siova (NatrO M A Matravall and v Mill O Moroiova (USSR) 6-3 3-6 S-4. MIXID OOUILIS fourth raundl T Koch (araill) and Mill F Horn, calll (Peru) ot ft D Crealy and Mill K Harrli (Aoitl 7-3 6-J. . L W CaIIIm arv. Mil, W Apprahv (US) and Mrt J A 6-1 ! i-S. hy (US) bt D L Dall (US) A A aenuer (aweueni YACHTS NAMED IN CUP TEAM LONDON, Wednesday. - The three yachts to represent - Britain in the 1971 Admiral's Cup hare been selected. The - team is Morning Cloud (Edward Heath), Prospect of Whitby (Arthur Slater) and Cervantes IV (Bob Watson). ' ' The Admiral's Cup contest is a series of four races sailed next month in which ocean racers from about 16 countries, including Australia, will compete. The United States at S resent holds the cup, won 1 1969. The cup series begins with the 225-mile race on Friday, July . 30, from Southsea to just off Le-Harve and back, which takes nearly three days, ' There are two one-day races on August 2 and 4 of . about 30 miles. These are during Cowes week when ' the courses are set, around the buoys on the day,'- 1 -- Finally comes the longest of the; four courses, the Fastnet race with- sailing '."over 60S miles. . v The race starts on Saturday, August .'7. and lasts several days' From Cowes the yachts issThe Sell-lies, round the Fastnet Rock and finish at Plymouth. - I i ... iw WSCL-. d ulJ-3 l sr. Ken Rosewall's victory over Cliff Richey at Wimbledon drew a new high In superlatives from those lucky enough to see It. The strain of coming back from two sets down to win 6-8, 5-7, 6-4,9-7, 7-5 shows plainly In Rosewall's face. When It was; over at last after four hours 1 the spectators stood and applauded. The beaten Richey, 12 years younger, olfered his handshake and this hope for the final: "I hope II will be Kenny." DA VIS, KNIGHT O UT IN By JIM WEBSTER . ,-, Greg Davis, who has been the Australian captain in Rugby Union .; Tests for the past two years, has been left out of the NSW team to play South Africa on Saturday week. ) The big centre Stephen Knight has also been dropped in a general shake-up of the State team for this vital prelude to the three Tests against the Springboks. Only nine of the players who appeared for NSW against Queensland last Sunday have been kept for this Sports Ground game. . Prop Roy Prosser and hooker Peter Johnson have been restored to the team, and so complete a Test front-row with John. Howard. . (i . ' Johnson will lead the team. ... , The selectors .' have brought in two new tack-rowers in Tony -Gelling and Hugh Rose, who add valuable inches to the back of the lineouts to match the height of the tall Springboks. They replace Paul Dawson and Davis. Gelling will be pleased he is in the backrow, instead of the second-row where he played against the Lions. He is too light for a tight forward. - He was only a reserve for NSW Country yesterday, and now finds himself playing for the State. . - Rose has been' a con Last on Canterbury-Bankstown Rugby League club last night bought Country Seconds' full-back Gary DowHng (pictured) to make the last major signing of 1971. Canterbury agreed to pay . the $2,500 transfer fee and signed DowHng for three years on the final registration day for footballers this season. - Dowlioi, 19, a fullback cum centre, for Group 6 club Oak. dale, will make his first appearance for the club this weekend If selectors can fit him Into one of the learns. . - . ' -f ' ! " '. - vV . --' sistent Test representative for the past few years, but has been completely ignored by selectors of all levels mis season up till now. The team changes, which seem such a shock, are actually fully justified- in most cases. , ' Knight has not been playing' well this season and it was only a matter of time before Gordon's Dave Burnet, who is con GREG the list Dowllng li a . class goal-kicker and a smart mover with the ball. He Impressed keen Judges by his display In the annual . Sydney Country clash at the SCG in May. Canterbury secretary Peter Moore said the club bought Dowllng because he can play both full-back and centre and these positions were un-. certain for next season. Lei Johns will see bow he shapes for the remainder of this season before deciding his future while Johnny Greaves will also look at hit Injured knee 4 .j 'A 1. - ,"- vi "j" Vs." "x ' RU SHAKE UP stantly placed higher improving, dis-him in these representative teams. Davis has similarly been below top form. He has even been relieved of captaincy of the Sydney team, picked ear- Her this week, to allow him to concentrate on getting his game in better shape. Peter Horton had to go after being heavily beaten in the scrums against Queensland; Johnson might not be as good a forward, but he has no DAVIS From BILL WHITTAKER ' BRISBANE, Wed-nesday. BUI Carrier will replace young jockey Graham Horsel-man on form horse Spillane In 'Saturday-week's Doomben Cup , (110. Camer has a 100 per cent, record of two rides for two wins oil Spillane, . but Horselman rode the fielding competently in his ast two wins at- Rosehill. Trainer Bert Lyell had" the onerous task of weighing Camer's vast experience against Horselman's outstanding promise. . He plumped for Camer because Doomben can be tricky for any rider especially one lacking in Gamer given Cup ride ZAMBARI FIRMS Sydney punters yesterday solidly backed Zambari to win the Doomben Ten Thousand on Saturday. They backed the gelding straight-out and in doubles to win amounts ranging from $8,000 to $30,000. Zambari Was coupled in doubles . with Spillane to win $30,000, with Ricochet for $20,000 and Makarta for I $10,000. - ; ' " : The punter tlfr snapped up all the .' I . , - . i peer anywhere as a hooker. Stuart MacDougall is a good prop, but Prosser's experience in the scrums and his aid to lineout jumpers is worth far more to the team. The referees for the Springboks first three games in mis state were also announced last night They are against Sydney, K. Crowe (Qld), NSW, C. Ferguson, NSW Country, W, Cooney. Qld fail to impress Queensland .won - their game against NSW Coun--' try yesterday, won .Rugby ' Union's t-Wallaby, Trophy ' as a result, but failed to win any form of praise from their coach Bob Templeton. "Shocking," he declared, after their unconvincing 12-6 victory at Chatswood - Oval. "The Australian selectors who were watching must have been appalled by what they saw from both teams. "And the Springboks they would have been very amused to think these were two of the strongest teams they are . going to meet on their tour. "If our team plays like ' that against them, they will whip us by 30 or 40 points." Queensland's taller forwards were at an advantage in the lineouts, just as they were against NSW at the weekend, but again on practice around its comparatively sharp turns.1 Spillane, a winner at his last four starts in Sydney, affords Camer an excellent opportunity to win his second successive Doomben Cup and perhaps the $10,000 Cup double. FANCIED Camer will be on the strongly fancied filly Tropic Jewel in the first "leg", the Doomben Ten Thousand on Saturday. Camer's engagement for the versatile Spillane almost certainly wilt lead to the Sydney representative firming from his present 5-1 quote for the Cup, Jj their backs wastefully misused possession. Five-eighth Geoff Richardson was guilty of some poorly aimed kicks and of stepping back into the forwards and centre David Milter threw some ground-level passes at vital moments. Before he went off, fullback Lloyd Graham also kicked weakly and failed to gather a loose ball, which resulted in Country's only Queensland's points were scored by their slight left-winger Jeff .McLean, with a try and three penalties. The try was' the high point of the afternoon, with veteran breakaway Jules Guerassimoff breaking clear and timing his inside pass beautifully to McLean, who stepped through Peter Bunting s tackle to score. ' Country had two eager beavers in John Hipwell and Geoff Shaw, the Test backs. Hipwell's service was superb, and both did some strong defensive work. , QUIINSLANO 1J- (J McLean try; 3 pan goals) beat NSW COUNTRY a (G Comelion try: S Wabstar pan goal). Crowd! 970. NSW UNION TEAM Backs A McGILL (D'moyne) J TAYLOR (Syd Uni)' D BURNET (Gordon) G SHAW (Kiama). R BATTERHAM (Gordon) R ROSENBLUM (Syd Uni) J HIPWELL (Newc) v-c Reserves: T Stegman Davis (D'monye) S MacDougall (Canberra). ' Spillane Ricochet (George Moore) is the ruling favourite at 4-1. Camer rode Oklahoma in last Saturday's Tattersall's Cup at Eagle Farm and that horse was expected to be his Doomben Cup mount. i( But Oklahoma raced moderately and is now unlikely to start in the Doomben CUp. Oklahoma is a stablemate to Ricochet, both horses' being trained by Jack Denham. Trainer Bert Lyell Is worried that Spillane may not travel well to Brisbane. - Even should he travel badly the gelding will have a full week plus two days 12-1 which was on offer on Zambari in the straight-out market on the sprint. The move resulted in bookmakers cutting hit price from 12-1 to 9-1. Zambari now Is on the fourth line, of favouritism with Queensland sprinter Brogilla .and Tropic Jewel, who has eased slightly from 8-1. ' Bookmakers have the favourite com- . bination Baguette and Ricochet at 12-1 : ' in latest markets on the Ten Thousand- 1 . Doomben Cup doBole. , ' ' runaway 43-nil victory over SA ADELAIDE, Wednesday. The South African Rugby team ran away from South Australia in the second half of their match at Norwood Oval today. The Springboks put on five converted tries and a penalty goal m the second naif for a runaway 43-0 win. Springbok five - eighth-Piet Visagie, scored 25 of the Springboks' points with five penalty goals and five goals. The Boks had to contend with an unruly mob of demonstrators but managed to polish their football after a sluggish first spell. - They led 15-0 at half-time, but could manage only one try in this period scored by right-winger Hannes Viljoen in the 23rd minute. But after the break they moved into top gear, with the backs involved in some sparkling raids. First, the r left . winger, I Gert Muller, flashed into I the corner I five minutes I after the ' break, then Visagie cleaved through to put his centre, Joggie Jansen, over near the posts. - From that point, the Springboks ran pretty near at will, with centre Cronje, winger Muller and breakaway Lourens adding smart tries. South Australia held up valiantly until the late stages, with the centres, Wally Fraser and Kevin James, running into their opposites stoically. The -Springbok backs stole the show from their forwards, who looked a little sluggish at times and were high in the rucks. They still bad the power, however, to earn their backs enough possession to give them plenty of running. ' ' r - .- The f Springboks, nevertheless, have considerable improvement yet to make, ' particularly in getting their forward game going, before they strike the major matches of the tour in NSW next week. Only a couple of minutes' interruption was caused by demonstrators who ran on to the field and, despite a lot of distraction and smoke, the players showed no major effects. SOUTH AFRICA 43 (0 Muller 2 H Vllloen 3 Janian P Cronla T Lourent trlei: P Vliaol S foils S penalty goali) beat OUTH AUSTRALIA 0. Forwards P SULLIVAN (Gordon) A GELLING (W Wyalong) H ROSE (Norths) R SMITH (Norths) O BUTLER (Canberra) R PROSSER (Norths) P JOHNSON (Rand) capt J HOWARD (SydUni) (Easts) G Grev (Kiama) G to settle in at his Hendra stables. He is due to arrive her by train) tomorrow morning. . ... Trainer Phil Allotta tonight confirmed he was pleased with Ten Thousand favourite Baguette's condition. . ' Baguette will work fast over half a mile with his great filly rival Dual Choice tomorrow morning. The successful Brisbane . jockey Colin O'Neill will ride the Victorian sprinter Levian in the Ten Thousand. - Another interesting riding switch today was L. (Mick) Dittman, for Terry Lucas, on Intrepid Clipper in the Doomben Cup. Lucas cannot make Intrepid' Clipper's weight of 7-8, but Dittman should prove a worthy substitute. One of the biggest single bets of the day at Albion Park was the $10,000 to $230 laid against the two-year-old filly Chorus Girl, for the Ten Thousand. Chorus Girl also Is trained by Tom Smith. ' . MISIANI MAP.KITS ' TIN THOUSAND Jt Maa efW. S-4 laauatte 7 Tayio a Irft, irgpic jeww 10 Mrnner. Ifjva Treat. Miliar HuMi, Choice 20 Porea IS. Ratal lunttr, SJ Wsmintlt., Ltvju 40 rlnet M4t, Chorui Qlrl, KaU ONIt IO MOMtM (.Mat 1BO Hal Ceeet 10 'ayaat. DOOM! UN CUP 111. 4 Pico- nmai Mihita 11 Titta if imrtfM Mr It QoWtti 10 Print Ctil m en. I iter. ilualuh II nil IS Mv latt a. Raaal hwthm. Tauta an Martlcl M eaal ittentf . Carilff :rlnca. aerian vpaw teaa ivawaav. Men, ;

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