The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on January 7, 1951 · Page 48
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 48

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, January 7, 1951
Page 48
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JANUARY 7, 1951 FACE TEN Rosewall Strokes Way O Games Reviewed AUSTRALIANS NEED HARD TRAINING l seaside wmrvERs i yjp Superb Tig Sunday Ilerald SporiinK Seriion W ww -Say". -Xl'i ci - fc mriiw TOP: Ken Rosewall winner of the men's singles at the Manly Seaside Championships yesterday. BELOW: Joyce Fitch, winner of the women's singles. COUNTRY TENNIS DRAW rr. a. ,h4 at watk cm- -" IMF.N'S SINCIRS CHAMPIONSHIT. a.aa.t H Wilson - Brlcse Intalch A. M. Scarf W. A a. F. Carter y Ci. ('.rant (O. T. Drucry V V. Toonev D.. . O N.H . H Kg rt. W McKay K. BeltcktK !' N. Bi t. j. ocoHor ict. r. oa- ua y a Ttwaitc IH. It. TL Carey ll. . Ha.kc y I . Stnlaraaoa U. . IVrcr . L. Vtaccr KV Nan-. Howe a winner I A), winaer Oil v winner IO. F. Skillicoru winnKT ID). Z.ZZ E . r D. (C. K. Pciw wion UU. icr wier Ol. J. Mtiacirl V "v..iV-s r-JAMrlON- SHIP m-m.: Mis. M. FiCT V Utm S. Lews A. Mt. . Holmes Mrt I HI IB. Mu M. Edwards Mt V CodJard IO. Mtm H. MfaBam Mni B. Sl IO. Mrv Neil IV Mra. Whmakcr IF). Mh J. Lock-ood v Mn. C. I)rce IF). M,v C. Dent Mrv H Hood -fm H. Uoarc v Mm MsVaci u. S.-MCLM.-I. J---' L M-T-r !i). C McMdla. . K Ttamm.w ia. R. Scherf v F. S.-eir0 D. K,T E. Murrw CO). t. yZ. I. Ffcwd IE). N Mi-all , I. Cam IC.l. O Brktte H. Cornc,. a Danaa . E. ForMcr. . Mam v t. ae. IH. 1 .-.: WlnT H) . , - - ( a) winner IB) winner (C). wwa. ZerlO) -inner IF). - Scjddoa V vto-iKSSl DOVBLIS rHAMMON-SHP.i m., Mrv I. Ellia and Mra. H.mea . Ma Bodn.ui and Mra Howe. Mrv MendHani and Mrv Nell v Ma M. Edwafda and Man FT. Mi Fiwvr and Mrv Dto Muses D. nd SIt. Mrv E. Hiinltanl and Miss Joaea Mrv 1. Tutford and Mrv And-rewv Mrv N. Otaraberlain and Mrv 5uSs Mr. S. lets and Mrv WritW. Mrwen D Goddard and Lockwood V ar C. Drm and Mrs. Custard. wTO-3 DOI BLES CIUMnONSHIF. 1 n.av: B. Thwaite and L. Canisoa V L vWer and T. Carey, . Hawke and M Snarr v H. Wilson aad K. C alien. A' Prror and . O'.Ned v . Pepper 21 CV Cram. K. rVrHelch and N. V-.Tcmaer andTJ. SWeaj. T I irrnerr mm w - - O'Ctsnnur and . Bryce. W. Ansnw and ifelvaa v 1. Mcllwaia and K. Alka. 10 JV I I MFN'S SFECIAL DOUaUTSk 4 G. Bridie and E. Welsk D. Kar and A. Schwana. G. and p. Wbeaton 1. Nankccu and H. Corner. R. Scaddoa and R. Wei R. Dawon and J. Floyd. D. Mnfcsf and L. Reel . D. Former and N. ArkinsraK. U. Bowen and L. Murnashe v R. Skherf and R.- Hoabuv R. Mro and B. Gram B. Kennedy and I. I aneriek. JtMOt BOYS' SINCLES. UNDCB 19. 9 a.rn.: A. Burns v J. MaU'heU tAK G. Entllsh V A. MclnKKk IB): B. Bennokl v C. Swan IO: R. Jones v R. Crowley (O): B. Bower P. Boyle (EH 1. Southwell y B. CNeil (F); P Clobcasy R. Hattander (Gl: A. Wallers A. NcNeil 1HI. I p.nv: G. Rabey V Winner (A): K. Bljcknti D. Priest: A. Pickeriiui v L. Wilson: W. Broks V Winner IB); A. Jaeger y T. Jenninas: S. Warner V Winner CO. A Mcdcall M. Kerlord: 1. Floyd y Winner ID): R. Miller r Warner IE). S n.a..i R. Beniamin P. Slewart: I. Kceaaa y R. Gietory: B. Cinett y Winner iFK P. Taylor y K. Binns: R. Myers v Winner IG T. Franklin v D. Robertson: R. Guatard v Winner "junior boys mnclfs. jnixk 17. 9 aunv: N. Newman v B. Trenc-maa (A): D. Moriarly v R. Windsor IB). 19 Vnvi J. Spaul v J. Mabjney ICl: T. Lemon y L. Sweeney 1: V. Dobb y W. Turner (Ei: T. WtlMM y J. Botand (Ft; S Merchant v . Fowler G: R. MifeiU y T. Ptainm. Us): 1. Cranston y C. Readinc II): T. Mason v K. Price Ol; B WoraaaU y O. Hopkins (KM: J. willaker y T. F oyster (L). II asvi J. Kciylill y C. Beard (M: E. Beckman v 8. O'NeM (N: E. ScoOeld y L. Wilson IO): J. Mrtcrtcll y T. CanlriU (PI: P. Cole . S Weyl IO). JUNIOR CIMLS' St-NGLCS. U.NDVJk 19. II ajn.i P. Wslkins y L. Cole 1A: J. Waser v I. McMillan (Bl: M. Wilson V J. Hillicr (C): W. Sacwart y N. Bruce ilH. E. LawstMi v P. Bcvaa (El. IS ans C. Saepbard y O. Snutt (FK N. Tranter K. Porter (1). JUNIOR Ciai.S SINCLCS. UNDER 17 Nnnn- B. Stephetuon v J. Eatl: P. Hart V A Martin: B. Glaaebroofc v H Farrel: R. Roney v M. Branoo; I B. SncOJoa y N. Wilson: Judy Melt-wain y Delvin: B. Rcjuiui y S. Besnard: I. Harris v r. Autirv a ywui L.' Pike' V J Collin. JUNIOR CIRLS' DOtTBUS. V.NOaTJI 9 1 n.avi J. Turner and I. McMillan i t N. Stewatl aad r Houllcr. J. Ualtoa Sixteen-year-old Ken Rosewall completely outstroked Jim Gilchrist to take the Manly seaside tennis singles championship yesterday. Rosewall won 6-1, 6-4. He is the youngest player ever to capture the seaside title. It was also Rosewall's first important win in a tennis tournament. Rosewall played almost flawless ground shots. When he did come into the net he made no mistake about volleying his winners. Rosewall's only weakness was his smash. He seemed to hurry this shot and in the second set he missed eight consecutive smashes. But he got away the ninth, which gave him a match point. He then made no mistake in winning the next point. ON HIS GAME In the first set, Rosewall was right on bis game. With Ha grand shots, par-Hdarir his backhand, ry-H beaatifuHy. be scssred straight wiawcn with drive to both ii .uMv trs a auick four- love lead, and lost only one game .nM the set in rapid time. It looked at this stage as though Gilcnnst was guing w be hopelessly beaten. But the former interstate player, who is noted for his i r.irvu, imoroved his Diiny w ' . . , play in the second set and had a good cnance 01 winuma i he broke through Rosewall's service to lead 3-2. He repeated the performance to keep in front at 4-3. But Rosewall had had his only lapse in the match. He regained t. .imlrin. farm and took nry J" " o Gilchrist's service to even the score at 4-all. and was not troubled to win the set, 6-4, and the match. SHOCK DEFEAT J. May and D. Rocavert combined splendidly to beat Bill Sidwell and K. Rosewall. 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, in the men's doubles. a w .ii '.it - u MnlMr and M. Walker: C. Shepherd and L. Bendelch y r. smnn and r. nevan. a --' . Bruce and J. Anderson y E. Holsteui and aa wiimi JIJNIOB. C11IIJP DOUBLES. UNDER 17. 3 pJVS B. Rcadint and J. Harris v P. Cunts aad A. Chapman: J. Wilde and K. Devlin v P. Xchon and R. Rabey: N Farrcll and P. Pfafflin v B. Swcodon and M. Bishop. 4 p.nvt J. Earl and A. Mania y B. Stepncnsoa and A. Col- "itxiOB BOYS' DOUBLES. UNDER 17. y p.m.: T. Maloncy and P. Snuc-mach v H. Coocan and T. Wiraoa: D. Hopkins and L. Wilson v E. Fowler and D. Stockwcll: E. Sconeld aad B. Wal-kina v F. Pfafflin and K. Price: L. Sweeney and B. Reading y Mikell aad B. Wormakl: W. Tremcnaa and J. Cooper v B. O'Neill and Newman: J. Roland aad partner v J. MiscaeU aad G. Moriarly. 4 fjmJ K. Edwards aad G. Donnelly y W. Stmpsoa aad R. Wilson: J. Spaul aad R. Barnes y L Craaatoa and 1. Lemon. JliNIOR BOVr DOUBLCS. UNDER 19. I y-m.: p. Cnoneasy and R. Crowley y B. O Neil and P. BerthoU: S. Wanner and D. Robertson v K. Miller and K. Rlacketl: J. Southwell and N. C reason y (i. Entliaa and D. Borer: A. Medea lie and T. Jennings v A. PtcLcring aad A. Jones. Langdon Scores Three Centiiries Western Australian batsman W. Langdon has scored three centuries since his return to Perth from Sydney. Langdon played for the Australian Eleven against the M.C.C. in Sydney in December. At his first appearance after his return he scored 204. and followed this with 110 and 115 all not out, Hi pennant aggregate now 639 and his average 213. The result was a surprise, but Sidwell gave one of the poorest displays of doubles tennis from his racquet for many years. Sidwell is considered one of the best doubles players in the world, but just could not do any thing right. After the mate be saM: "I let R CMC wall dawn badly. Nevertheless, law wia by May and R oca vert was meritorioos." New Zealand player R. Mc- Kenzie and Thelma Long lost only two games in beating R. I-elan and Mas J. Fitch in uvr mixed doubles final. FITCH HEADY Joyce Fitch played brainy tennis to beat Mrs. Thelma Long in the singles, although Mrs. Long played nrst-class ground shots to win the first set 6-1. At this stage. M looked as tboatgh Mrs. l-oasg 9ras going to wm caBf(rtabty. She woa the title last nar. But Miss Fitch chanced her style ot play, cltopping and slicing her drives to force Mrs. Long into making errors. bhe slowed up the came to suit herself, and between her chopped and sliced shots ahe cleverly sandwiched neat drop-shots and an occasional lob that had Mrs. Long worried. Mrs. Long began to show the effects of the hot weather. She has had little competitive play since she returned from her tour of Europe. However. Miss Fitch was too clever in dictating the style of play, and she made many splendid recoveries from shots which looked certain winners. CHAMPIONS WIN N.S.W. and Victorian chain piorts, Mrs. Mary Hawton and Miss Joyce hitch, won the women's doubles, beating Mrs. Long and Beryl Penrose, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Mrs. Hanvtoa and Miss Fitch made many aaueaBary errors ia the first art. But they settled down to good combination and a better understanding, and were not really troubled to win the next two sets and the match. STATE TEAM State selector Mr. E. Stephens yesterday announced the N.S.W. team to play New Zealand on the Killara courts on January 12 and 13. The learn b A. K. Qulst (captain), O. W. Sidwell, K. Rose. wall, and L. Hoad. The New Zealand team will be I. Robsoo. R. McKcnzie (captain). J. A. Barry. M. Otway. It will be the first time that an international match has been played outside the White City. Jsanor Swart in K. Brady beat D. Iffland. S-2. 4-4. 8-4. Jul ii ctrls gliaaJiai Mass F. Parker beat Miss B. Warby, 6-2. 7-5. Men's Slash ! K. Rosewall peal I. Gilchrist, n-1. 4-4. W aim's DiiIIiii Mrv M. Haw! on and Mias i. Fitch beat Mrv T. Long aad Miss B. Penrose. 2-4. 4-1. 4-3. Waaara's Saagleat Has J. Filch beat Mrs. T. Long. 1-4. 4-J. 6-2. Men's t ill In J. May. D. Rocavert beat W. SaiwcU. K. Roacwall. 6-4. J-6. Mlswd 4i.Hu: . McKeazk (N Z I. Mrv T. Long, beat R. Fclaa. Miss J. Fitch. 6-2. 4-0. Bsea-s ajirlil ilaglm TC. Herring beat C. Briodal. 4-4. 4-2: N. Fish beat C. Whealtey. 2-4. 7-5. 4-2. 1il lanlil B. Corniack beat K. Herrrngc- S-n. 4-J. Men's aprrJal i X McCurlcy. D. Weston beat P. Car swell. B. Csuadysrv 4-0. 4-1: J. McCurley. D. Weston beat A. Bray. R. Kcaraa. 9-11. Ft, 4-1: J. For. R. CrukkNhaoks beat F. Graham. H. McDonald. 4-2. 4-2. Sewsl4ntat: A. Driver. F. Hcrringc beat J. McCurley. D. Weston. 4-3, 4-1: K. Fol. R. Crukt-shanks beat N. Whilehead. E. Johnson. 4-2. 6-9. 6 2. Woasea's special atagks, sraw-4aal: Miss B. Warby beat Miss M. Sincljir. 4-4. 4-J. N. Fisher. J. Curlcy beat N. Bernasconi, W. Ikabna. 6-1. 6-1 By FRANK TIERNEY, who reported the Canterbury (N.Z.) Centennial Comes. Australians at the 1952 Olympics should improve on their 1948 performances if they are prepared to S a undertake hard training. This is the opinion of representatives of other countries at the Canterbury Gaines, which ended yesterday. They believe that Australians need better technique and must learn to condition themselves and hold form for long periods. The imchbi of the AttstraliaB eight will tarabaMy have a beariag on the section of Asjatralia's team for 1952. This crew brought Australia into the international rowing field to an extent which many in this country probably do not appreciate. It brought to an end America s 30-year-old supremacy in eight- oar racing, and the victory over the crack University of California crew answers critics who have tried to belittle the standard of rowing in Australia. GOOD CHANCE American coach Ky Ebright says unhesitatingly that sculler Mervyn Wood and an eight-oared crew such as that which won in New Zealand would give Australia a wonderful chance to take the premier double at Helsinki. PerfosTBuaces at the Caaaes partly BBawrrrd LW old claim that rsagptlhos-g froaa the SoatwCTw Hemisphere are handicapped when competing against Northern Hemisphere athletes in Olympic Games. Dutch swimming stars Irma Schumacker and Geertje Calliard, English runners Roger Bannister and Arthur Wint. and American sprinter Arthur Bragg proved what athletes can do if they are prepared to train. FINE SWIlvi Schumacker, in the 110 yards freestyle race on the opening night, swept aside the opposition to win in 66.7 seconds. This swim was only 2.1 seconds outside the world record for 100 metres, held by her countrywoman, W. den Ouden. who made her record in a 25 metre pool in Holland in 1936. In one of the 220 yards races Schumacker outclassed her rivals CAN USE What happened at Christchurch must jolt the attitude taken by athletes in Australia towards winter training. Many New Zealanders who have visited Australia in winter find it difficult to accept the state ment that the Australian winter is too severe for track or field athletes or swimmers to continue training. As anticipated, the games proved a triumph for Australia in track events. With the services of world sprint record-holder Marjorie Jackson. Olympic representative Shirley Strickland, the well-prepared Victorian and Olympic hurdler, Ray Weinberg, and Australia's second-best sprinter. Bill de Grnchy. Australia had the classiest team at the games. JACKSON IN PAIN However, they need considerable improvement before the Olympic Gaines. One disturbing aspect about Marjorie Jackson is the foot injury she suffered before the Games, when competing at Nelson. This injury has been worrying the yoaurg Lithgow girl more (hast ahe wiU acttiiM. and she was in pain when ru tming last Saturday ' and Sunday at ChraUcbtarcav. There is strong reason to to win in 2 minutes 30.6 seconds. She told John MisrrtcuB, manager of the Atistraliaa swimming team to the Ganaes, that this was the second fastest time of her career. Previously she had recorded 2m 29s over 25-metre laps when at peak form in Holland. Wint and Bannister, wno are both Olympic Games representatives, knew of their selection ' for Christchurch weeks ago, and both continued training. Whit had only a foftJjjgM . break after a aymwmcr aeaaoat oyersean, vrbile Hgnnrstrr had a slightly longer period. Wint soon demonstrated how he retained form when he ran. He was Rwver forced tbrar-oughly to rouse himself, asad bis times could hare been iaav-prored had the steed beca ' created. Bannister, a slimly built, long- striding English athlete, ran one of the finest miles in the world in the past two years when be won bis race in 4m 9.9s. A sharp bend 80 yards from the tape prevented the runners from being at top speed, and the dash for the tape was delayed. BEST TIME Bannister, who has been credited with running a faster mile on European tracks, told me afterwards he had never equalled the time be set at Christchurch. The pert onautnee of the American sprinter Arthur Bragg was cciwsidered another es-ample of what can be doae if crapetMoa Is apptvatrhed Selection of the American team was delayed until a short time before its departure for Christchurch. None of the athletes had recent competitive running in fact, Mai Whitfield was flown out from Korea and Japan to join the team at Honolulu. Bragg, a lightly built sprinter, was able to get down to something near his form in the shortest time. Towards me end of the athictica carnival, he had the uxaaaug of Agtsrraliaa sprisster Bill dc Grnchy over a fartot". WINTER believe she may have to take a short rest on her return to Australia and give the injury a chance to pecover. Suggestions come from the Australian camp that she might have been subjected to too much competition before the Games, during her tour of New Zealand. The swimmers did not enjoy the same successes as the track and field exponents, but young Western Australian Margaret Pascall derived considerable benefit from the Games. In her Australia has a backstroke successor to Judy Joy Davies. - Before leaving Australia Miss Pascall recorded las 2lMs for 11 yds backstroke, bat improved this to Ira 18.9s la her first comperitioR gwim. The Dutch girls, Schumacker and Galliard -the latter an Olympic Games finalist gave the Australians a chance to examine the latest methods used by overseas swimmers to gain maximum benefit from take-off and turns. Schumacker is so speedy off the boatd that in one race she was submerged when other competitors hit the water, and gained at least a yard lead by the time stroking began. Her somersault tura is so -swiftly perforined ' that she gatfutasteal ahe gains a ' BCitOtatf advantage with it.

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