The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on February 1, 1955 · Page 12
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TK Sydney Morning Herald. Tuei., Fb. 1. 1955 Australia Must II lOKeck; Costsfaj VivU F. By Oxley In (Quick Wickets jy ...u m Hum 1 1 il . From TOM GOODMAN , ADELAIDE, Monday. England ' to-day recovered well on the third day of the fourth Test at Adelaide Oval, losing only .three wickets. On a slow turning pitch that showed little deterioration from Saturday, England with 3230 at stumps is 93 runs behind Australia's first innings score. Two of the wickets that fell to-day went to remarkable catches by Archer and Davidson. COMPTON "IN COMMAND" r'M 'J $SPrf2 , England has , Colin Cowtilrey, 77 not out, and Denig Compton, 44 not out, to continue a partnership that has already put on 68 runs. Three days remain for play. Hope' has sprung anew in tne fcngnsn camp. It. isi felt that not only has the team a strong -chance of faining a draw, in which case ngland would retain the Ashes, but that it may achieve a position where it can put batsmen in the second innings with the possibility of forcing victory. . But after Cowdrey and Compton and Bailey there is not much batting skill left in tne English team. Australia to-morrow will press again for early wickets, and will strive to ensure that England will not gain a sub stantial first innings lead to compensate for the last use of tne pitch. : It was another day of low scoring, yet it was rather extraordinary cricket. , It Droved a terribly disao- pointing Australia Day for the home team after two wickets Edrich and May had fallen for six runs off four overs in the first 15' minutes of play. Australia had no further success until 3.40 p.m., when Hutton, who had scored 80 in a dour but invaluable innings, was out to a freak catch by Alan Davidson close to the wicket, v. " : Denis Compton, seeing the ball very well and confidently dealing with any loose stuff that came his way, was almost a commanding figure in the fourth-wicket stand with Cow drey. Tbis has been a swinging matcn. 1 The nendulum swung Am. tralia's way with the fighting ninth wicket stand by Mad- docks and Johnson on Saturday.' It swung back towards Eng land with the Hutton-Cow-drey stand to-day. ; . . Will it swing in favour of Australia in the pre-luncb period to-morrow? ! The pitch had no "devils" la it to-day, though the early success of Ian Johnson and Richie Benaud had suggested that it would play an important part on this third day. I 'It allowed turn, especially BlaiiuiiiiiiiiSHiiilBS Australia ' . FIRST INNINGS, 323 England : FIRST INNINGS ... L. HUTTON, c Davidson, b Johnston .... 80 W. EDRICH, b Johnson ' 21 P. MAY, c Archer, b Benand 1 M. COWDREY, not out '.. 77 D. COMPTON, not out 44 Sundries : . 7 Three lor' 230 FaH: 1-60 (Edrkh); 2-63 (May); 3-162 (Hutton). BOWLING ,. .' -O , O. M. R. W. "' Muler ....... 5 2 15 0 Archer ............. 2 0 8 .0 Johnson ............ 35 17 37 1 Davidson. ,. 13 2 26 0 -Johnston ........... 23 6 54 1 Benaud 24 4 76 1 Biirke 2 0 7 0 Bye 1, leg-byes 2; no-balls 4 (Johnston). ; : Attendance 40,100; takings 6,61013. iiiii-HS-HiiiiHIiiiii to. Johnson's off-spinners, but it was slow throughout tne day. The batsmen usually found time to watch the ball on to the bat. . There must be further de terioration to come. But how long will it be before the batsman has to be wary of the occasional "shooter" that Adelaide usually produces after some days of play? jonnson tnrew in nis spin attack from the start of play. It was a long time since 1 we had seen two spinners start a third day s attack, on a dry pitch in Ausraua. . t The spinners Johnson, Benaud, Johnston, and two overs from Jim Burke stayed on almost throughout the day. The pace men took a back seat. ' -v.-'-'....!' J Ron Archer, though per fectly lit, did not bowl a ball. ' Fast-medium, left-hander Alan Davidson did get eight overs to-day, but Keith Miller had only two. i In the hrst ol these he tried medium-paced off-spin. The early threat from spin evaporated as the day wore on, but not until Hutton and the younger Cowdrey had battled through a critical neriod before lunch. As the day went, England's scientific batting, marked by intense concentration the brake was hard on all day prevailed over Australia's spin bowling that lacked penetrative power on the slow but turning pitch. Ian Johnson was allowed to send down 35 overs, including 17 maidens, for 37 runs. He had immaculate control of length and direction most of the time, and always looked the most, 'threatening bowler. .,,-. Yet he was hot able tty-bag another wicket alter he had bowled Edrich in .his first over. Johnson declined to call for tne new ball after 200 runs had appeared 40 minutes before stumps. . Whether he. will give his pace men a few ovAs with it first thing to-morrow ; re-mains to be seen. He reasoned to the end of play yesterday , that spin had to be the chief weapon on this pitch, and spin it was. But over the last hour Compton looked completely safe,, against the slows, and although Cowdrey kept in his shell there was no sign of a - breakthrough coming. from- the wearing pitch. England's reaction to that was a day-long ultra-careful vigil for meanness, which never at any stage of the day's piay snoweo up, Opening the attack from the Cathedral end, Johnson in bis first over had Edrich over reaching to miss a ball which came back far enough to hit tne on stump. That auick casualty settled tne day s may trom the spectator's point of view. ' From then onward .Hutton went- right into his batting shell and set the tempo which tus team-mates had to follow. Hutton s policy has worked out wen. England . has no need to pushihard for victory in this game. A draw will leave them with the Ashes. But his method of dealing with the spinners , is not one which he should recommend highly to his batsmen. . Off-spinner Johnson needs no greater help for his slow off-stump attack than to have a batsman play mm trom the crease. , . Pitch Normal DAVIDSON'S GRAND CATCH It would not have done any harm for Johnson to have tossed the ball to Archer or Miller for a couple of overs at that stage. Hutton set the example for England in solid, ultra-careful batting. There were no undue risks taken. If England could not win, then she must plan and strain for the draw which would thwart Australia's attempt to recover the Ashes. England's 173 runs yesterday were 12 more than Aus tralia scored on l-nday on an easy pitch. But 81 overs were bowled to England yesterday whereas only 58 had been bowled on l-nday. England on Friday had made much more use of the speed men, who take longer to bowl an over, and the weather had been warmer. But generally to-day, ' as throughout this series, there has- been smarter movement by Australia's men between overs and when .the field is being changed. It was surprising that Cow drey became slower as the day advanced. He added oniy io runs in the luo minutes after tea. Comnton added 41. It amnearerl that Cnwdrev was under strict orders to "stay there. . He was the sheet anchor while Compton hit the loose ball hard and placed it well. Many in the big crowd of 40, 1W tired or, tne slowness. They had been gripped by the tense struggle between batsmen and bowler-early in the day. After tea there was a lot of barracking and some attempts at the derisive stew handclap that is an amoving feature of criticism by crowds in England and on the Continent. . Some of the noise came while Benaud was actually bowling to Cowdrey, and it must have been distnruag. . It was a gnat pity, that Cowdrey should become the butt of a crowd s arose irony. y. It was harsh and anfair. This voting olaver did the Job his captain had imposed on nun. , .- i To Hutton's mind this' was to be no time for sparkling entertainment, not ; even ' late in the day tor a holiday crowd. Hutton had' said, stay there- England has a young cham pion in Cowdrey, and Sydney and Melbourne crowds know how handsome his stroke play can be. There were some glimpses of it to-day. - Cowdrey. in his initial Test series, has already made a century (102 in Melbourne). He probably win reach an other one to-morrow. After Hutton went he be came the spinal cord of the purposeful and . painstaking England innings of recovery. These were features ot the days s play: The : early failure of Edrich and May against the spin attack. The third-wicket stand by Hutton and Cowdrey, which produced 99 runs in - 165 minutes. Davidson's ' sensational catching of Hutton at forward short Jeg close to the bat off Bill Johnston. The ' Cbwdrey-Compton unfinished fourth-wicket stand with ' Cowdrey stolid and Compton making a show of enterprise. . Cowdrey followed Hutton s lead of concentration, control and batting science, mainly de-J tensive. The Australian players had considered Cowdrey was unsound against spin, but after a shaky start to-day Cowdrey never relaxed. He watched the ball all the way, and he played forward to smother the spin or back when the - ball was pitched snorter. ... . He made some lovely drives on either side 'of the wicket,' some delicately timed leg snots ana an occasional cut. This lad is going to be one for Australia to worry about tor 'years to come. Me is ewe to begin his three years national service - this year, but it is certasn that tswui lunitV'WiH -be siren bint andjtoplay against Australia next year. Hutton showedihat his spell from match play1 bad helped him to recover his full concentration. ,V .- v.- - ', I After Surviving some early street, Hutton was dour if not the masterful batsman we have seen on some other notable occasions. t He stuck to the task he had assigned himself. He unfolded a few classical drives and glances. . With the tea ' interval approaching, and the spin bowling beginning to take on again tne ordinary label it had been given before the match, if. seemed that Hutton and his young partner were on top, and might .later clap on me pace. Then . came - Davidson's catch. Johnston, like lad Johnson and Benaud, bowled -with a leg trap of two fieldsmen. He had Davidson a few yards from the bat at forward short leg. He sent down a. short ball and Hutton lay back to pull u. - But he mistimed the shot as the. ball went from near the top edge of his bat. He hit it hard enough, how. ever, to make it a. wonder catch as Davidson, leaning back instinctively as if to avoid being hit, then clutched tne ban below his waist with both hands. ' Edrich, groping forward. was bowled by Johnson in the first over, and May failed to Elay a rising spinner from enaud and was brilliantly caugnt oy Archer at hrst slip. unui luncn time it was a tough struggle with Johnson flighting into the cross breeze. Hut Hutton. prodding and pushing the ball while he steered it away from the close in newsmen, weathered the crisis. . Then Cowdrev. after some anxious moments, showed that he. was getting more comfort able by' bri Ilantlv sauare. cutting Johnson for four.' tor a while it seemed that the batsmen were being un truly intimidated, hut time was a factor and Hutton seemed content. At 3.40 p.m. came the dis missal of Hutton and three were out for 162. .-;.- In the last over by Johnson oetore tea cowdrey did not attempt a shot and the ball was deflected by his pad almost on the stumps. common finished the day with ablaze. getting Johnson io uie icncc wiin nu isvourne sweep shot. TOP: Richie Benand, fielding only a few feet away from the batting crease makes a desperate ' bid to catch Leu Hutton, who had scored 60, off the bowling of Ian Johnson. Right: Alan Davidson : . clasps the ball with two hands after he had taken-a remarkable catch from a hard leg-side shot by 1 Len Hutton. inners In jjOvu jjiuii Anniversary By GEORGE MILLER . A check three furlongs front home cost the favourite Oxley his chance of winning the Anniversary Handicap at Randwick yesterday. The grount lost meant the difference, between success and the long neck by which Oxley lost to Ace Pilot (5-1), . . . r . . ir '. I wno lea irom me nau-muc. The check cost jockey Bill Sp For Victory From W. J. O'REILLY . ; . ADELAIDE, Monday. Inugination has run riot here over the reputed deterioration of the fourth Test pitch. ; ., England and Australia both suspect the pitch will play a vital part in the closing stages, but it behaved well to-day. Australia to-day placed all her bowling eggs in the spin basket in a determined gamble to bluff England into look ing hard tor trouble it like a veteran of long experience, displayed the poise and personality of a really great cricketer. During his long nartnershln With Hutton. Cowdrev looked oy tar tne sater batsman. He-seemed to chafe at his captain's rigidly : imposed policy of playing the game the naro way. All the best shots of the day were his but that is no! admission that there-were many of them. Hutton, ' whose- ' patience seemed limitless, was dread fully unlucky to lose his wicket the way he did to Bill Johnston. Going on to his back foot to null a short-pitched ball from the left-hander, he was surprised into" hitting a. catch1 to Davidson at short square leg. The ball lifted quicker than expected off the pitch. Davidson s catch was such an amazing piece of work that one must truthfully .attribute most ot it to iuck. v It was one of those that stick." : v ! It was the second time that Davidson has taken a. glorious catch to dismiss .Hutton. The other was in -the Syd ney Test when he caught him at nne leg on jonnsion.- Anybody's Game Hutton made no attempt to get down the pitch to Johnson, and consequently Eng. land's task of hitting off the runs needed for a hrst innings' lead became long and pamtuuy difficult. jjesoite tne concern snown by both sides in to-day's play, the Adelaide pitch behaved normally for a three-day- kilder. Both Johnson and Benaud have taken some turn from the pitch. But the pace is so slow that too much time is allowed the I J i i Colin Cowdrey making a cover drive in the Test yesterday. batsmen to retrieve an early error in defence. To-day's,, play served to show' how ' fortunate England is to nave such an extraoroi narily V mature batsman as Cowdrey. . ' : Cowdrey replaced May, who had given him a particularly revealing example as to (he easiest manner to' find trouble ' with - leg-breaking Benaud. ( -', . " : May had gone hard on to his' back foot, to push the ball away -on the off side before he; had even guessed at -the pace of the pitch, or the amount of turn that Benaud was collecting. The catch to Archer at first slip, an elementary error, had England - definitely - on ; the wrong leg early in the day. stf w, Vim! In--" fcTl . -1.: 1 Cook his brightest chance of winning an Anniversary, which he has never accom plished. in tnree successive cup races Oxley has filled a minor place. He was third in the Sum mer Cup and second in Tatter-1 sail s uub cup. Alter those runs he finished fourth to Mary Ellen at Randwick last Saturday week. Oxley was checked yester day when Kalimah, who was running third,, tell bacK on mm. Cook' had to rein Oxley be cause Silence was running outside him. ' This enabled Jack Thomp son to send Silence forward quickly close on the outside of Kalimah, thus denying the favourite a chance of an early recovery. Cook explained later: was locked in until silence went through, and then I was able to get Oxley going at his top, but too late to catch Ace . This is anybody's game now. - England still can tot no a handy nrst inning s lead. But their unreasonable anxiety about the pitch to-day might develop into a mania in their second innings. Australia has given away their speed bowlers. Archer did not bowl one ball to-day and Miller' had two: overs, one of which was off-spin.- ' . But that, perhaps, was part of their huge bluff on. pin which mesmerised England into batting inertia. They may yet take an important part in the game. . Benaud has done a splendid piece of Test bowling so far. He has had more work to do than ever before, both as a spinner and as a close in- fieldsman in the dangerous short-leg : position to Ian Johnson. - . It -needs high courage to go within touching distance Of a right-hand batsman shaping up to an "lip in the air off- spinner. . ' , Splendid Job ' Rosewall rattled Hoad with well controlled tennis to win 9-7, 6-4, 6-4. ' Rosewall won his first Aus tralian title at Kooyong, Melbourne, in 1953. .. . . He was then the youngest player ever to win an Austra lian singles. At 20 years of age he has set a difficult record to sur pass. lne matcn did not provide the brilliant tennis of . the Rosewall-Trabert semi-final on Saturday.' v But Rosewall was playing a different player, faster on the court and ' more difficult to nass. , , - , - , ' . Although he maintained his perfect ball control, he substituted on most occasions the lob for the passing shot, and tried out only one drop shot., His angled shots rattled Hoad and his returns of ser vice were a match-winning factor. Hoad made 74 errors to Rosewall's 52. Rosewall made 35 placements to Hoad s 29, Tame Start Benaud did a remarkably good 10b there. The Australian fielding was first-rate, with Harvey. David son and Benaud shining. But they were never really tested with strong stroke-mak ing. . Any doubt about lan John son's knee trouble can be safely forgotten. . He performed a really solid bowling lob splendidly. ' None but a perfectly fit man could have done so. Appleyard England s trump bowling card in the remainder of this match. Their fast bowlers will carry out the support role of economy. Australia is fast getting into a spot of bother. Unless the' present Cowdrey Compton partnership is broken quickly England might have the advantage of being able- to send their taitenders in ah all-out drive for quick runs.'. "1 -'., . - : ' - Our attack might not show up very well in that event. Six-day Race ZURICH. Jan. 31 (A.A.P.). Australian cyclist Sid Patterson and his Swiss partner, vKamber, yesterday were in ' nttr Place in tne Zurich -six-day international But Cowdrey, facing up to professional cycle race. SECOND TITLE TO ROSEWALL ' From OUR 'SPECIAL REPORTER v ADELAIDE, Monday. Ken Rosewall to-day jibeat Lewis, Hoad in three sets to win his second Australian singles title.. . - : ' his service to love to take the set 6-4. Rosewall continued to play perfectly controlled tennis and broke Hoad's first service. But Hoad brought off some cheeky returns to break Rose-wall's service and even, at 1-all. Rosewall broke through again for a 3-2 lead, won his service and broke Hoad again to lead 5-2. Rosewall. showing his first sign of weak shots, dropped his service and Hoad kept in the game by -winning his ser- RESULTS Play started tamely on Hoad's service, which he won despite Rosewall holding two game points. . Oames went with service for 14 games, when Rosewall broke through Hoad for an 8-7 lead. He took the set 9-7 when Hoad made a weak return and Rosewall smashed a winner. The break came in the second set when Hoad, after saving two game points, netted a return and was then forced into an error to give Rosewall a 4-3 lead. ? 5 The score went to 5-3 on Rosewall's service, but Hoad, following his service into the net, made it 5-4. Rosewall. serving well and playing fits snots with cer tainty, rattled Hoad with his amazing ball control and won Goodacre's New Title Doubts State hurdling champion Geoff Goodacre said last night that he was again in doubt for the Australian championships in Adelaide next Saturday and Monday because of a pulled thigh muscle. Goodacre was previously in doubt because of his wife's expected', confinement. The baby, a daughter, has been born. Now Goodacre says that his muscle strain will not allow him to move over hurdles, although he can run on the flat. Goodacre turned out for training yesterday afternoon. He said he would have an in jection to-day. the result of which would decide his fitness for the championships. Men. lliwlMt K. Rnww.ll be.1 1.. Hoaa. V-7, 6-4, fr-4. lunlor bats' doublet G. Mniu-M. Green (U.S.A.) but N. NeUe-O. Stewart (Vic.). 16-U. IJi f,U JbdIot ctrli' dMblcsi P. Parntenter (Nis.w.VE. orton CoBblan-M. (Vic.) beat L McCalman (Vic), 7-5, Mixed doable. Hnalt ft Wnrthlne- ton-Mrs. T. Lons (N.S.W.) beat . Hoad.Mlsa 1. Stalev. ft-2. b-1.. Women, donbleat Mrs. M. Haw. ton-Miss h. renrow tn.a.WJ beat Mrs. Nell Hopman-Mrs. G. Tltlele, 7.5. 8.1. Inmlor nixed doubles. Semi.Anal: G. Stewart-MIss E. Orion (Vic), beat in. Nelti-Mlss M. Mccalman, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Final: G. Stewart-Mlis E. Orion ' (Vie), beat N. Gibson (N.S.W.)-Mlss L. Coghjan (Vic), 6-4, PAKISTAN IN CLEAR LEAD LAHORE, ' January ' 31 (A.A.P.). Pakistan were all out for- 328 an hour after lunch on the second day of the -third Test against India yesterday. ... At the close of nlav Pakis tan had taken three, of India's first innings wickets for 80. Pakistan s sixth-wicket oart- nership of Wazir .Mohammad and Imtiaz Ahmed put on a valuable 84 to the overnight vice from deuce to make the score 5-4 in Rosewall's favour. Rosewall returned to his best form, and took his service for the game, set and match. U.S. Victory Americans Gerry Moss and Mike Green won the junior doubles title, beating Vic. torians Neville Nette and Graham Stewart, 16-14, 3-6, b-4. The Americans combined well and deserved their win Nette and Stewart had four set points in the first mara thon set. .. . , Moss won the Australian singles final dn Saturday. Mrs. Mary Hawton and Miss Beryl Penrose (N.S.W.) retained the women s doubles title by beating Mrs. Nell Hopman and Mrs. Gwen Thiele, 7-5, 6-1. . op, b Pilot. Cook told stewards that Oxley had contributed further to his defeat by lugging under pressure in the nnal stages. Podmore's Skill But nothing that happened to Oxley could detract from Ace Pilots performance or the quality of Arthur Pod- more's handling of him. . Podmore took Ace Pilot to the front soon after the five furlongs and 'from there showed magnificent judgment of oace in keeping the lead. instructions to roomore from trainer Reg Harris were to take Ace mot to tne iront if the pace was mow. other wise allow something else to make the running. Hams said: "l was quite content when Podmore slipped Ace Pilot to the tront, and from there? I thought they couldn't catch him." Missed Start ' v Harris said that Ace Pilot was beaten by Willy Willy in the Randwick JEncourage On Saturday ' because . . he had missed the start ' . As a result, jockey Bui Fellows had to use him up early to get him into a handy position, leaving mm without the necessary reserve for the finish. . 'I have always thought the colt would be a good stayer, and but for a mishap he might nave won tne last A J .c Derby," Harris said. 'About 10 days before the Derby he went down on his heels in a gallop, and eczema developed, so that I had to withdraw him, he said. Ace Pilot yesterday notched his second win, with two placing;, from four starts. STEWARDS' REBUKE OF YOUNG RIDER - AJ.C. stewards yesterday told Brisbane trainer Kev Young to instruct his apprentice Mel Schumacher always to ride, out his mounts In future races. They took this action. after holding an inquiry into ' why Schumacher did notjj ride out his mount, the -I short-priced favourite, LadyfJ AdstocK. in tne riaviiaht Novice Handicap at Rand-jJ WICil. Lady Adstock. who started r at 5-4, finished a poor sixth tf n,:tu c.v,lma.i,M .,,. rl TTl.U UVUUIUHMiM JUJL Ollllllj against ner as tney passed the; post. ' "J Vendi, who started at 7-2.1 alter neing neavuy packed, from 7-1 to 3-1. landed several- big bets when she won the race 'I by a length and three-quarters trom fire Dancer t-zi and Mien spot (luu-ii. Ihe stewards told Schu-il macher that Lady Adstock hada been handy at the turn but he . had not moved on her over"! the closing stages. Schumacher said he wai- doing his best on the fillv. but.1 claimed that she was never ' racing ukc a winner. ."No Interest" "She had no interest in the " race and never took hold of, I the bit. he said. He admitted that he had not ridden the filly out over the closing stages - because he j realised she cad no chance of . catching the third horse. Chairman Mr. P. 3. Hartley told Schumacher that punters. who bet on the place totalna-'J tor are entitled to a run. Young said Lady Adstock seemed distressed when shs 1 Eulled up, and the only reason, e could offer for the showing' was that she had her tongn? twisted back over the bit after the race. . He told tb stewards that la bad had a bet of 100 oa; Lady Adstock at odds of ll-l i After questioning the two J owners. - the stewards round i that the Ally had been: genuinely and substantially acked and said there was no evidence that she had not bees allowed to run on her merits. Tennis Titles Show Profit ' ADELAIDE, Monday. --Despite the clash with the fourth cricket Test, the . Australian tennis championship was a financial success. s Gate receipts for the tournament exceeded 8,000. On Saturday the gate takings were 2,200 and io-day 2.900. ; ' ' The ' cricket ground and tennis courts adjoin, and many people to-day paid for seats at both. The cricket -ground Issued pass-outs until 2 p.m., and spectators were able to leave the Test to watch the Rosewall-Hoad singles final and return to the cricket. MATCH FOR PRAN MIKUS main event at Sydney Stadium rainier will ne guidine Mel- bourne southpaw Brian Mem-brey in his Sydney debut against Amerigo . Agostini, trained by McConnell. Each man will be righting for a match with promising lightweight Colin Clarke. Charlie Dunn, who was to have fought Membrev in Mel. bourne last Friday, may now be substituted for Jackie Ryan in next raonoay nignt s ngnt nguuui Augusun Argote, GREAT DAT FOR W. WATSON Australian middleweight champion Fran Mikus is ready to defend his title at any time and he will probably meet Carlo Marchini next Monday week. ' This would be the first nut. standing fight of the year at Sydney Stadium. The date will depend on the agreement ot Marcninrs trainer-manager,1 Bill McConnell. Ambrose Palmer, who manages Mikus, will be In the EE. XLJSSSrS rg State batsman Bill Wat- -son celebrated his 24th birthday by scoring a brilliant 181 not out for St. George against hit formeV club, Waverley, at Hurstville Oval yesterday. It was Watson's first gradi 1 century and he hit 24 fours. His only Blemish was a i chance behind at 89. Earlier - Watson had set club record - by taking six 1 catches for St. George, all ml different positions on the ground. A late closure by North Sydney captain B. Rae de prived his team of a first- lnmngs win over competition! leader Petersham at Petersham l Oval. North's innings closed at 235, leaving Petersham 1501 minutes to force a win. Good bowling bv B. Cham bers, who took 5-55 off 121 overs, almost brought a win. But a solid display by N, Hughes, who scored 63, and a third-wicket partnership of 44 by Hughes and C. John, ston, stopped North Sydney's chance of a win. Mosman halted Gordons four with a 38-run victory on the first innings. Mosman fast bowler T. Callaghan took 3-23 from II overs, while K. Gulliver took 4-51 off seven overs. ATHLETIC "FIND". -Fifteen-year-old Denis Tipping yesterday proved himself to be the outstanding athletic find of the season when be scored a double in the Country championships at Moore Park. Rosewall Turns The Tables From- ADRIAN QTJ1ST ' . ADELAIDE, Monday. Ken Rosewall turned the tables on hit team-mate Lew Hoad to-day to take the second National singles crown of hit short career.' On . the last few occasions on which they had met, Hoad '. had beaten Rosewall comfortably. -Rosewall was- able to re verse his previous defeats for three reasons:- Hoad was missing his bis first service, and so was com pelled to rely on his normal approach to the net on the second ball.- i - -i Rosewall rarely missed a shot. Rosewall earned the at tack to Hoad, whose ground strokes were not safe enough to withstand pressure. It was a tight match, with ootn players edgy. Rosewall irritated Hoad by into the net, his calm deliberation of taking up stance and quietly towelling himself on a seat hv the umpire's chair, while Hoad walked to the other end to take up his position. . In the first set, which was even all the way, Hoad served well, but one sensed that Rosewall was waiting his opportunity to pounce. : When the score was 7-all, Rosewall fired two backhands cross court which,, broke through Hoad's service, ' -In his own delivery, Rose-all occasionally left the baseline to take up a net position, and to some extent these tactics made Hoad bustle his shots and fluff easy returns Having won the. first set, Rosewal's ' confidence increased to such an extent that he was able to attack from deep balls. Faced with this type of approach, Hoad was unable to hit passing shots with enough accuracy to keep Rosewall away from the net., : i Hoad's tactics were to serve, crowd the net and either force the volley for a winner or bustle Rosewall into errors. His' greatest problem was to handle Rosewall's service. When he returned ;he ball he was forced to make a passing shot on the run because Rosewall skidded the , ball towards the' backhand corner and advanced to the net. Rosewall played with l greater control than Hoad, and it was only occasionally that Hoad showed patches of brilliance which outclassed Rosewall. ... It was Rosewall's ability not to waste shots, concentrate hard on every point and, above all, get the ball into play at all costs that won him a well-deserved victory, There is little to choose between these young players. Hoad - jnust t improve hw ground strokes' by constant-hard work, and then between them they will have the ability to bring back the Davs Cup next year, . : .

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