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20 . Sport THE OBSERVER, SEPTEMBER 19, 1965 Wolves are hit Chivers's 4 in biggest League win by BOB FERRIER IT ALL HAPPENED at Southampton. From the enormous regularity of football, from time to time a team will emerge transformed, fused, elated. It seldom happens in the big name, on the great occasion, at Cup' Final or international match. It can never be anticipated. But it happened at Southampton yesterday, where ' the home - learn, leading the Second Division, i;eat the Wolves, accustomed to 'iroader pastures, but still highest vcorers in the League, by no less ihan 9 3. Southampton clearly played in the suspension of ecstasy. They "ill certainly not do this next week, nor the week after, and vueh performances defy logic and any rational explanation. Four goals were shared m the opening 12 minutes of the first half, live goals, only one to . Wolves, were scored in the opening 15 minutes of the second half. In the face of this dazzling and quite irresistible attacking play from Southampton, from beginning to end. Wolves, as would any other team, simply crumbled away. Chivers had four of the Southampton goals in what was their greatest League win. and Wolves' Iieavjest defeat, despite some sterling goalkeeping by, Maclaren. Law hat-trick Elsewhere, (he day was not short nn drama. The ' Villa had six coals at Fulham. their central attacks too crisp, ton much. Tor the lumbering local defence, and the remarkable West Rromwich team had six against Stoke. Norwich bad five at Bury. Stockport even at Bradford City. Mar"o-pools five at home to' Newport County, and, all told, von might ay there were goals galore. Denis Law. bruised hip notwithstanding, has been indicted for not nlaying well, and scoring precious Tew goals this season in Manchester llnited's moderate start. He responded with a second-half hat-trick against Chelsea who -may Results and tables on Page 19, with Rugby results and Racing. well now be pondering that the ame fixture at the climax of last season, when they were involved in the culmination of Cup and League, became something of a Waterloo for them. . Blackburn, almost certainly compromised by the epidemic that has plagued the town, were beaten narrowly by West Ham ifi a match 'hat may well begin to rehabilitate the talented London club. Peters 'leaded the winning goal two ninutes from the end, from a Kirkham corner kick. Spurs and Liverpool was as thrilling as could be, the players at Newcastle v. Burnley were collectively lectured after an hour For what might be called " over-enthusiasm," and at Sheffield, nhere the lively if unsung young United team just prevailed- over, the Wednesday, the battle was taken up on the terraces towards the end. PROFESSIONAL TENNIS Laver keeps his title from TONY MOTTRAM :'.OD LAVER retained his singles tie last night when he produced his nost deadly attacking form to over-ihelm the Spaniard Andres Gimeno 2, 6-3, 64, in the final of the International Professional Indoor ' awn Tennis Championships at the :'mpire Pool, Wembley. This brought him. the first prize of CI, 000, and confirmed the impression he made here last year that he is now i he world's greatest player.' The Australian left-hander showed a standard of service return not jqualled in this country this season. In the manner of Lew Hoad he met i he ball on the rise and swept it past :he oncoming volleyer with such irength and top-spin that Gimeno uas always troubled by its dipping (light. I have never' known the Wembley .Towd to be so silent during a singles final, though Laver's brilliant shot-making and tremendous speed off the mark .in parrying Gimeno's attempts to counter-attack produced a onesided match. New-style tennis suits Rosewall A new way to play tennis the server stands a yard behind the baseline and the winner is the first to reach 31 points was demonstrated at the I ondon professional championships at Wembley last night by Australian Ken Rosewall and Pancho Segura, of Ecuador. It cuts out much of the drive-and-volley game and makes ground strokes more important. The system was devised by lames Van Alen, a former Cambridge University team captain, who flew from America to see the exhibition. Rosewall won 31 27. U.S. boxer dies Willie (Pineapple) Stevenson, who suffered a brain injury in a welterweight fight against Roscoe Gregory a week ago, died in hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday. He is the fourth United States professional to die of injuries received in bouts this year. Ja Klndenle. riding Tropical Sky for Sir William Plggolt-Bronn. finished seventh to Gracieuv. a su-year-old ridden by M. Claude Rouget. in the Prix Aly Khan over two miles bi Le Tremblay yesterday. ' - .Mk " - JSl' J-jtvXa.ifi.u3 i am' ' m W&h 'i I i'ii winr Spurs goalkeeper, colliding with his left-winger, Weller, collects a sharp centre. Liverpool centre St John on right. OUTLOOK on SPORT Much ado about nothing A COMMONSENSE solution to the dispute between the League and the F.A. seems certain (writes Tony Pawson). On Thursday representatives of the ' F.A. Council agreed to recommend the holding of an extraordinary general meeting .with a view to exempting League clubs from the controversial rule. This will be in line with the original proposal that only amateur clubs would sign the statutory declaration on payments to amateurs. It was an amendment by Bishop,, Auckland forcing this on League clubs as well which caused the trouble. The amendment was passed because amateur interests are numerically dominant on the Council. Early in the dispute I wrote that the F.A. would be unwjse to force the League against its will on so trivial an issue. The mass resignation of League clubs from the F A has underlined the point. 1 Smooth Now Council members will be glad to heal the split, and it is likely that most will accept the sensible solution. The row is ended, but there are two lessons to be learnt. The League's angry reaction was as much against the dictation by amateur interests as against the rule. Cricket manages these situations better. The M.C.C. never passes legislation that will affect county cricket without ensuring through its advisory commute that such change will be acceptable to the majority of counties. The F.A.' needs a similar procedure if soccer relationships are to be kept smooth. The other need is to end the formal distinction between amateur and professional. Amateurism is important only as a voluntary expression of a particular approach to the game. It is a dead letter once amateurs Have to be coerced into being amateurs by statutory, declarations and the like. The distinction should only be preserved if it is of genuine concern to the players and of significance to the public. The- recent . squabble has heavily emphasised that the title is unhonoured and unnecessary in the modern soccer world. Tulloh fourth in two-mile race Geoff' North (Belgrave Harriers) beat a field that included European 5,000-metre champion Bruce Tulloh to win the invitation two miles at the London Fire Brigade meeting at the White City yesterday. His time was 8 min. 51 sec. Tulloh was fourth. Goal rush swamps from JOHN Fulham HERE was sad but incontrovertible proof of Billy Meredith's dictum " Every goal scored is the result of a mistake." Most of these nine came from elementary defence Bowlers. . This Aston Villa team will rarely look so good or score so many goals against modern First Division opponents. Fulham, alas, are as unreliable as ever but not such good fun as they used to be. No doubt Mr Buckingham by dint of double toil and trouble will one day convert them into an efficient run-of-the-mill side. For the moment, however, they are losing their old character without compensating by soundness. A goal came in the first minute when Hateley was left, unhampered, to head in a free kick. Midway through the half a cloudburst spectacularly cleared the terraces. As it eased. Aston Villa executed the kind of basic practice move which no one expects to' bring off in a match. Hamilton gave a studied pass to Macleod who ran along the right and Gilzean makes all the difference from HUGH MclLVANNEY : White Hart Lane, Sept. 18 Tottenham 2 THE THREE rowdies who provided a discouraging preamble to the afternoon by being dragged, dishevelled and struggling, from the crowd behind the Liverpool goal may feel that they were adequately punished by missing what was to follow. Certainly the 47.000 who remained can hardly expect to see a more thrilling and satisfying game of football this season. For the full hour and a half the . two sides met spirit with spirit, speed with speed, class with class. Theirs was a high-powered collision sparking an endless stream of brilliantly memorable incident. No team could have more spirit than Liverpool and few would claim to have greater sustained pace, so if Spurs just deserved to win it was because on this day they had a shade more class: Here the decisive difference was Gilzean. On. an afternoon when St John was labouring against the ungainly but effective Laurie Brown, Gilzean gave perhaps the most complete performance Tottenham have had from him. His reading of the play was faultless, his running tireless and always to the point but, above all, his actual playing of the ball, especially ' first time, was magnificent. The presence .There will be many occasions when Gilzean will find Greaves more explosively responsive, but that great man's very presence helps to undermine any opposition and in any -case, with Robertson and Weller.on hand, there was much more assistance coming from .the wings than there-has been lately. Weller had the sort of beginning to the match that most wingers Only dream about, twice leaving Smith stranded like a- man whose coat-tails had been shut in a door. Perhaps the humiliation of those early moments embittered Smith because in the second half he pulled down both Weller and. Gilzean with a wild abandon that should have brought strong reaction from the referee. Smith wore the No. 10 shirt, but from the start he was unequivocally at right back. Strong, wearing No. .2, switched- about with the recognised wing halves, Milne and Stevenson, each taking turns at falling back into the rear line of four and leaving the other two as link-men. ' Callaghan and Thompson, like Robertson and Weller, exchanged wings from time to time, but the vigour of Mackay and the intelligent covering and bold tackling of Mullery generally forced Liverpool to shoot from well out. Some of the shots were splendid, but none were too good for Brown. ARLOTT: Craven Cottage, 3 . Aston ViUa centred 'to give Woosnam time to demonstrate the elementary .skill of heading a ball into, goal without hindrance. As of old, Fulham had no defen-, sive cover: Cohen is still a mighty but solitary pillar of defence and there is no longer a Langley to retrieve disaster by acrobatics. Outstretched It was almost half-time when Haynes, always diligent and thoughtful if no longer .dominant, pulled back a free kick to Cohen, whose long, strong drive was diverted past Withers by Leggat's outstretched foot. The second half began with a spurt. Withers saved from Leggat and Kcetch cleared Hateley's header off the goal-line. Then, after a brief lull, Dyson. O'Connell and Haynes sent in Leggat to shoot a cool goal. A burst of shots by Fulham, a collision at the other end which left Macedo hobbling for the rest of the match; and Cohen sent Key up the-right wing to send over, a cross from which Leggat completed the unusual' for Liverpool 1 However,' ' even' goalkeeping brilliance would not have thwarted Stevenson in the thirteenth -minute when' his right-foot shot rebounded off an opponent to his left foot and the ball was driven low and true away from Brown from 25 yards, only to go past off the outside of a post. The -rain came and went making the turf even more slippery but the excitement stayed, flaring indiscriminately around both goals. Then in the twentieth minute Spurs scored a goal that even' White 'Hart 'Lane has rarely seen bettered. Swift, firm passes took the ball . from Greaves to Robertson, to Weller, and back to Robertson at" the 'right corner flag. It seemed , to be going out but the winger turned his body behind it with deliberate care and the cross came squarely off his' instep to Gilzean, short of the near-post and almost on the by-line. The angle was intimidating, but the centre's header was glanced beautifully up and over Lawrence to fall in the far-side netting. In the thirty-seventh and fortieth minutes Brown made two saves from Strong which may have decided the game. First he punched away a sparing left-foot shot from the edge-of the area. Then a Stevenson, pass was dummied on by Milne and Strong's drive, this time-right-footed and again from 20 yards, looked unstoppable, But Brown turned it over the bar and Strong, who was piaying a fine attacking game,. was entitled to his gestures of frustration. Astonishing When in the sixty-fourth minute Clayton saw a slightly ' ponderous left-foot shot come off Yeats's instep and curve viciously over Lawrence's left shoulder, it seemed that Liver pool would have to accept that they were beaten. If they did, Bill Brown had no reason to suspect it. He kneed out a flick from Callaghan, saved riskily at St John's feet and stopped a shot from Smith that was power fully delivered ' at the end of an astonishing 60-yard run. And after all that he lost a goal nine minutes from the end. Stevenson, always thoughtfully dangerous, -crossed skilfully and Hunt's header caucht Brown off balance. He could only slap the ball down ,and Strong strode it" into the net. Even in the Press box the tension-of the closinir minutes- was paralysing. " Couldn't . stand much more of that could you? " Somebody said at the finish. Only about an hour and a half of it every Saturday. Tnll.rh.ni TInl.nru-- W PrOWfl - NormaD. tf-nujlH Miilterv. L Brown. Mackay: Robertson. Clayton. Gilzean. Greaves. Weller. Liverpool Lawrence; Strong, Byrne : Milne Yeats, Stevenson; Caltagban, Hunt, St John, Smith, Thompson. Retiree : G T Powell, Mon. Fulham September 18 feat of a true hat-trick scoring three consecutive goals. A moment afterwards, from Leggat's precise and gentle pass, Dyson amazingly shot Wide from the yawning goalmouth. That miss was conclusive.' Within the next few minutes Fulham were swamDed. Woosnam pushed back a short ball to Tindall. who moved in and placed his hard drive low into the corner of the Fulham goal. Pountney sent Hateley wide of Keetch to the same spot with the same shot: woosnam picked bis way along the goalline and laid on a simple goal for Macleod: and finally,- Hamilton, picking up Brown's vnetie aberration, ran on. drew Macedo to ah indefensible posi tion and slid the ball Past him. Fulham had recovered from 0 2 to 32: Aston Villa from 23. to 6 3 ; scoring was too easy : lack' of space precludes the inclusion of the bowling analysis. Fnlham Mneedn : Oihen. Keelch : Brown. Dempsey. Robsoo : ' Key. . O'Connell. Leggat, Haynes. Dywsn. sun.: Pearson. Aston villa Withers ; Wright. Allien; Itndall, Slccuwcnnoek. rountney: Macleod, Hamilton. -Hateley. Woosnam. Park. Sub.: Macewan. nine DAVID NEWELL SMITH Leaping Law puts in three headers from TONY PAWSON Old Trafford, September 18. Manchester Utd ..4 Chelsea . .. .1 IT WAS HERE that Chelsea- championship hopes were shattered last season . and once again they were heavily defeated. But no longer were- they contemptuously dismissed like brash youngsters.- This was a fine challenging same settled by Denis .Law's brilliance ' as three times he headed home with a power and precision that left Boneiti motionless. Chelsea could only stand and watch as he made mock of all their midfield poise and method. For in the first half, at least, they had been the more controlled and purposeful team. Their openings were carefully contrived but at4he scent of opportunity the whole pack came thrusting through in full cry. So it was that Bridges ran free on the edge of the area and when his shot rebounded from the goalkeeper, Fascione was there to lob it back under the bar with Venables following it into the net. Aston's repertoire was limited for he always aimed to beat his back on the outside. Yet he had the speed to run free and no selfish ideas about what to do once he was clear. He' had taken Best's place to be direct rather- than clever and soon his low centres had the defenders sliding desperately for the interception. Finally it -was Charlton who met- one in full stride to send it skimming into the net. Flair By half-time there was no doubt'-bf the high 'quality of the football. The result, appropriately, was settled with flair and style. Charlton switched a long pass to find Connelly unmarked. The winger's centre hune temptinelv by the far post and Law came hurt ling in to head it home. His exultation was soon translated into yet more goals, for. soon Connelly was floating over another -centre and there was Law waiting calm and unmarked to nod it in with casual confidence. .- - Now he seemed 10 feet tall,.'; his golden hair streaming high above the tallest defender. . He outjumped Shel lito again to meet Crerand s pass squarely with his forehead, and .send the ball once more into the corner of the net. .Not even Law s domination threw Chelsea out of the even tenor of their play. After his first goal, when the game was still open, Bridges moved delicately through on his own only to shoot straight at Gaskell- Other chances eluded them for none of their forwards had the same flair in snatching goals. ' Manchester United Gaskell : Brennan, Dunne (A); Crerand, Faulkes, Stiles: Connelly, Charlton, Herd, Law, Aston. ,' Chelsea Bonelti ; Shcllilo. MeCreadle: Hollins, Young. Harris: Murray, Graham, Knutsson speedway champion A 70,000 speedway crowd at Wembley last night gave Swedish rider Bjorn Knutsson an ovation as he went over the line first in the nineteenth heat to win the 1?65 World Speedway Championship title. It was his first championship. With a final score of 14 points, his only defeat was at the hands of Bengt jansson, aiso or aweaen. Boston marathon CONTRARY to what appeared last Sunday the-31-mile Boston Marathon will be rowed today on the River Witnam from Stamp Lock, Lincoln, to Boston. There are a record 80 entries, 24 more' than last year and internationals Nick Cooper and Nick Birkmyre will again be sculling. There is one lock after nine miles at Bardney and the time taken to go round it is included in the total time. The race will start at 10 a.m. and will take about three and a halt hours for the fastest boats. Nomi Provan. the Australian Rusby League flayer who played in six Internationals against ngland. retired -after yesterday's Rugby League grand final at Sydney in which he helped his club. St George, to a 12 1 victory over aouin ayuncy. GOLF Thomson sprints to 6-stroke lead from JOHN STOBBS : Dublin, September 18 WITH TWO characteristically admirable rounds of 71, 67 for 138. Peter Thomson, who won his fifth Open Championship this year at Royal Birkdale. sailed away into a six stroke lead in the Duniop Masters tournament, which began all over again here today at Portmarnock after Friday's storm. Thomson said he did not find the course playing .to quite its full length this afternoon. The key to his round was cer- tainly that he was able to play his wedge eight times, used it impeccably, .and holed no less than five of the resulting putts; Be that as it may, he was playing at his formidable best; and some of Che rest of the' field found it the toughest golf, especially this morning, they had yet faced this season. The wind, which had torn most of the tents down during the night and set an improvised force several hundreds strong scrambling them up again from dawn onwards, did abate, especially during the later afternoon. But during the early part of the day it was still rough and gusty enough to. make the 7,100 yards of this championship course, in its wild sandhill country, with the sea enclosing it on three sides, very solidly testing at its par of 72. impeccable . Over the first round, only a handful managed to equal or better that The two best rounds came from Tony Coop and Bernard Hunt. Coop's was good putting; he missed quite a few greens, but holed a chip and needed several less than 30 putts. Hunt's round was the sort of work he described with his usual understatement as "quite a tidy round. " He got a lorigish putt in at the 3rd, chipped in at the 5th, dropped a stroke at the 9th, got his birdie 4 at the long 1.3th, and for the rest it was impeccable par after par. After lunch, though, both he and Coop slipped a couple of strokes early in the second round ; and Thomson promptly charged through the gap and went out on his own. His morning round had been excel lent in quality, and might have been in the 60s had fewer putts eluded him. He changed' his address with his centre shafted putter after lunch, cocking' up the curved toe of it slightly and at once began to find the line. A 20-footer dropped at the 1st He put a seven-iron three -feet away at the 5th, holed from 15 ft at the 8th, all but made another 3 with a long straight second into the 9th, wedged to 3 ft again at the 10th, then to 12 ft at both the 570-yard 13th for 4, and the awkward drive-and-pitch 14th a splendid stroke this for hu 3. Bold putt When, after two safe woods up the 530-yard 1 6th, he wedged up only a little off line, a 65 looked possible. But the ball broke and stopped 18 feet away, the putt missed ; and then a-sood three-iron from the rough at the 17th pitched and stopped dead at the-very front edge of the green. He went boldly at the first putt, ran six feet past, misjudged the return, and lost a stroke. Still, it was a fine round. The crowds will be out for him tomorrow. If there is any city with more enthusiasm for golf than Dublin, I don't know of it. O'Connor, always their favourite,, came through the day with no little credit After having had one of the best scores of his life washed out, a 73, through Friday's storm, he set off a little uncertainly today. But soon up came a pitch to 12 feet at the short 12th out by the sea, in went the putt, and as one broad-grinned enthusiast exclaimed: "There's the start He's away now." He was indeed.. Soon two slams with a driver into the teeth of the wind up the 530-yard 16th and a grand little pitch got him back to level par ; and a vast drive and a pitch to the 17th got him one under. He under-clubbed to- tho 18th though to be round in 72. In the afternoon he slipped a couple of strokes around the turn but duly got them back and finished joint second on 144. Leaders at the end of the second round were : J3S P Thomson (Aurt) 71, 67. 144 A Coop 70, 74, D Tbomaj -73, 71, H Hennlng (S AEricai 74. 70. C O'Connor 72, 72. K Nagle (Aust) 76. 68. 1 Greoon 71. 73. D Snell 72. 72. 145 G Will 73. 72. R Sou (Spain) 73. 72, N Coles 71, 74. B Jtimt. 70, 75. R Charles CMZ) 74, 71. 146 P Butler 72. 74. 147 H Boyle 73. 74. ;14S A Jacklin 77. 71, B Allen 74, 74. D Rees 76, 72. 14 J JStonin 75. 74. S Murray 76, 73. A Miguel (Spain) 74. 75. PAJliM 7K 73. J Panton 74. 75. 150 H Wectman 81. 69. T Horton 74, 76. H Bratbhaw 75. 75. Everton brush aside lumbering from ARTHUR Everton 3 ARSENAL OFFERED such wan opposition that Everton would have had to be worse than bad not to collect their points ; and to judge from the thin nature of the acclaim the fact was not lost on the crowd. Certainly Everton's three goals were sweetly taken, but what the fans-were rumbling about was the hatful that-was .missed. Arsenal were truly dismal. No looser defence is imaginable in a First Division side a four-man back row thinking slowly and moving with the sharpness off the mark of wardrobes'. Everton's forwards, once they cured their own flustered inaccuracy, by-passed and slit this line at will. Small wonder that Furnell, with trouble enough of his own, was yelling so furiously at his backs at the end. Indecision It took Everton more than half an hour to capitalise on all this incapacity, but they contrived an increasingly attractive build-up. Pickering, far too clever even at his heavyweight's pace for Neill, dropped his graceful ' long passes in front of Harvey and Temple, and both shot over at full pelt. And it was. Pickering himself .who scored first. Harvey put a looping ball up to him and Neill. Pickering trapped it, turned and ran. Neill was outpaced and Furnell beaten by the speed of the shot. Not a minute later Temple got the second. Indecision in the Arsenal MOTOR RACING Surtees beats off challenge from ALAN BRINTON Oulton Park. September 18 AFTER 40 laps of exciting cut and thrust, with the lead changing seven times, John Surtees won the International Gold Gup race for Formula 2 cars here today. Driving a Lola-Cosworth, he averaged 96.4 m.p.h. for the 1 10 miles. He finished a bare fifth of a second ahead of Denis Hulme in a Repco Brabham-Cosworth. In third place, only two-fifths of a second behind Hulme, came Graham Hill, in a Lotus-B.R.M. Jim Clark took over the lead in his Lotus-Cosworth on lap four, but on lap eight he "lost it" at the Cascades left-hander and the spin dropped him down to sixr teenth place. He carved his way back through the field and set a new Formula 2 Jap record 98.22 m.p.h. a time later equalled by Hulme, With a number of competitors retiring, Clark fought to sixth place and the single point he heeded to take the Autocar Formula 2 British Drivers' Championship. The final score, based on five qualifying races, was Clark 23 points. Hill 22, and Hulme 21.' Trouble Hulme, who led on the opening two laps and for another three just after half-distance, suddenly began to slow as his carburettor gave trouble. Then the engine suddenly picked up again and he set about recovering from fifth place. By lap 38 he had managed to squeeze past Hill into second,. But the effort failed, and Surtees was just able to take the winner's laurels before rushing to catch a plane to Canada, where he is due to take part in a sports - car race tomorrow. The 19-lap saloon-car event saw the tightly packed competitors bumping one another as they jockeyed away from the grid. Roy Pierpoint, favourite to win the British saloon-car championship in his Ford Mustang, came out of Old Hall Corner in second place behind Jim Clark's Lotus-Cortina, and .then .got into a terrific, series of swerves. Other cars cannonaded off him. as they tried to get through, and by the time he had sorted out his battered Mustang ne was well down the field. Though he managed to pull back to fourth place overall, this was not quite enough, for Warwick Banks won his class in a 970-c.c. Mini-Cooper " S." The race was won by Jack Brabham (Ford Mustang), who took the lead on the second lap from Clark and came home at an average of 84.44 m.p.h. Clark, who set a new class record in 1 min. 56.8 sec. 85.1 . m.p.h. finished 4.2 seconds behind. The 19-lap Formula 3 race was won by Roy Pike in a Brabham-Coswprfir at 92.53 m.p.h. He also set a new Formula 3 record, 94 48 m.p.h. 3-tO victory for British women Britain beat New Zealand 3 0 in the first women's squash rackets, international between the two countries in Masterton, New Zealand, yesterday. In the first match Pauline White, ot Derbyshire, beat Mamie Mddrum 91, 69, 93, 91,- and in the second Anne Craven .Smith beat Valerie Bliss 9 3, 94. 91. Fran Marshall, of Yorkshire, made it 3 0 for Britain by beating the New Zealand numoer one Megan waugn 96. 92. 91. Bav Adatta (Nlaeria) knocked out Glan carlo Local el 11, Italy, in the third round of a llgntweigni contest in marseiiies Crown Prince Harold of Norway won the unitea amies 3.3 meter sauing cnarnptoDsnip in rrom 111 aiuysief nay. new'Yorg. Arsenal HOPCRAFT Arsenal- ; 1 penalty area brought a trickling loose ball. Temple hit a defender with his first shot and lashed at the rebound to beat Furnell, trying- desperately to cross his goal. '.Everton's third goal was Harris's, two minutes after the interval. The Arsenal, defence . was here so hopelessly' unprepared that Young was able to shuffle a little circle with the hall tinder bis right foot while Harris ran 20 yards for 'his pass. Furnell, quite unprotected,, watched Harris lob over hira gently and perfectly. Everton indulged in, this lead. They elaborated their ; passing and tried eccentric solo experiments.' In this lull Arsenal managed a pipsqueak of a goal : a sidefooted tap from Baker, It was enough to shake a little sense back into Everton, and they returned to their long.passes and their short, fierce runs. They reached the goalmouth unhampered as if at practice, but there they shot as if badly in need of it. E.erton West : Wright. Wilson; Gabriel. Labone. Harris; Sbaw, Young. Pickering. Harvey. Temple. Sub : Morrissey. Arsenal Furnell : Howe. McCullough : McLjntock. NelU. Simpson: Armstrong. Rad-fvd. Baker. Suwneu. Eastbam. S"h : Court. Stars don't look down on money WESLEY HALL is to spend the winter in Australia under contract to a private club for a fee of 800. He will play for the club, coach the members and their children and make an excellent speech at the Christ- . mas get-together. Thus the fastest bowler in the world, one of the biggest draw cards in the game, will spend 5 per cent of his playing' life Down Under ,and forgotten. If Hall were getting rich at the same time it might make sense, but for a wage barely acceptable to a skilled labourer (40 a week), and probably Australian pounds at that, it's a crying shame. If Elizabeth. Taylor decided to live quietly among monks for six good filming months the wailing of Hollywood impresarios would sound like an air raid, but the great Hall can disappear from his public without a voice being raised in protest. We, I, or someone should feel ashamed of ourselves that this sort of talent can go unwanted the biggest insult of all being that while in Australia he is actually barred from playing first-class cricket. Poor rewards The M.C.C. touring party will be little better off. though at least they will be allowed to ply their trade. It will be an illusion of the good life when 80,000 people roar their approval in Melbourne, because of the 20,000 minimum they will have paid to watch that day, only just over 1 per cent will be the miserly total that finds its way into the players' pockets. Ken Barrington may make 150 runs and will benefit ho more than the twelfth man who brings him glasses of water. An automatic choice for the tour with 61 Tests and a dozen hundreds behind him, plus his fair share of grey hairs, Barrington will earn exactly the same money as Jeff Jones who has played just once for England. This is not to say that Jones, like Tyson, won't be worth the money once he gets there but he should surely earn it first. A basic wage should be paid to all, but then there should be, bonuses both for long service and actual performances. Another 20 for every Test match played would enable senior players, to have their families with them for a time if they so wanted. ' The family problem becomes increasingly acute with each tour abroad. After their many years of service for England surely players such as Titmus, Allen, Cowdrey and Barrington should be relieved of it. The backbone If this' really were a semi-amateur game played for kicks and everyone's general enjoyment all well and . good ; but nearly every one of the tourists to Australia is a thorough going professional who would rearrange the payment structure, given half a chance. Barrington tells me that when he was first capped as a youngster for Surrey he was on the same money as Alec Bedser, then in his prime. ".They didnt come to see me," Barrington saidj , " I wasn't worth the same to the club as Alec and it was siliy to pay us the same." ' Every county has, say, two bowlers and wo batsmen who play every match and do the brunt of the work, while the other seven are changeable and relatively make-weight.. These four should be given the star billing and salary they deserve, rather than the grate- -ful thanks of the club to loyal servants. I am not forgetting the benefit which comes their way, but. good, benefits are not so numerous' and in these days of dances, film shows and Sunday games bringing in the bulk of the money, it is the better businessman who gets the cash rather than the better cricketer. More money distributed in a more practical way is what I am after for professional cricketers. The distribution problem is easier, of course, than raising the total available, but there are so manv little anomalies that make the whole financial-structure seem unwieldy and outdated. Club members pay too little (they arc subsidised by supporters' pools). Test match profits, get blown to the four winds and even go to a county which is allowed to engage any amount of overseas players who can never play for England. County cricket begins to resemble a circus 'that has been on the road too long with the same acts, and I fear that hard cash is at the root of it all. of memorable meals CHARTREUSE The absolute end M B8

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