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THE G U A RDIA X Sport. Wednesday September 21 I960 Rugby League Australian proposal on gate receipts rejected Italian venture falls on stony ground The Rugby League International coin. Consequently the match between Board, consisting of delegates from Australia and New Zealand at Leeds on i j w xt r, ij . the same day will be controlled by England, France, New Zealand, and e. Clay (Leeds). Australia, meeting in Leeds yester- K there is no play-off for the World dav reiertpd an Australian nrnnrmal Cup the final match will be between nay 'rejected an Australian proposal teams represcntirig the Northern hemi- that the share of gate receipts alio- sphere (England and France) and the cated to touring teams should be Southern hemisphere (Australia and revised. New Zealand- At present the visiting team receives 65 per cent and the hosts 35 per cent. Australia wanted this amended to a 50-50 basis, but England, New Zealand. to take the matter back to their Oldham won their home Northern respective boards for further Sugby aeue match wltn Featherstone consideration. Rovers 20-12 yesterday evening. On the question of international , Featherstone seemed most unlikely to expansion of the game the home J?se u"h-'n they were leading 12-5 at half delegates, pointing out that England tm!e' bul .? .splendid rally brought Oldham had alrpadv iih;rrihpr1 nvor f 1 1 nnn nf victory. ith some workmanlike forward the iS nrm if 7n trtll PIa-v and somc fast running and passing the 13,000 spent m trying to develop by their backs. Featherstofie completely the game in Italy, suggested that any overwhelmed the Oldham defence in the further contributions should be shared first half, but then the situation changed equally by the members of the Inter- abruptly. Oldham, inspired by Pitchford national Board from a fund or bv at scrum half, found new energy and, direct levy. This was defeated by three after two well taken tries by Patterson, votes to one. Australia and New a reserve wing threequarter, turned Zealand, who had each contributed n?riha,lmPst f " ,cl?Ieaf.n to.JS?K 1,000 to foster the game in Italy and Xrson P(2), McIntynT and South-France declined to make any future ,,-ard. and from four goals by Ganley. For contributions. Featherstone, Broom and Mullaney scored The conference decided to accept the tries, and Clawson kicked three goals. English interpretation of the play-the- Hull won 16-8 at Dewsbury. Dewsbury ball rule, whereby the acting half back managed to hold them until five minutes is compelled to part with the ball orn the interval, but in these minutes nthorwisp if hp is tnrkiprl in hikws. Hu11 scred tries through P. Whiteley , t K ,ico and Johnson, for both of which W. Drake sion a scrum is ordered. This also kicked the goals. In the second ha!f Finn applies if the man playing the ball and Harrison scored further tries for regathers and is tackled in possession. Hull, but no goals were kicked. A This interpretation has applied in quarter of an hour from the end of Fnplnnr! fnr nver ivan spasnns the game Dewsbury. who had been Zealand, who have tried it, and France were in favour of it. The new rule will apply in Australia from the start of their next season. It will not apply in the World Cup series starting on Saturday. An English proposal that in scrum- mages the ball should emerge from behind the second row instead of the front row was supported by France, but not by Australia and New Zealand, and was therefore lost. The match between Great Britain and France at Swinton on October 1 will be refereed by E. Martung (France). The delegates concerned could not come to agreement and the issue was decided by the toss of a Rugby Union CORNWALL CHOOSE SIX NEW MEN P. J. B. llichell, the Penzance-Newlyn scrum half, will captain Corn wall's Rugby Union team in its first game of the season, against Lancashire at Falmouth on Saturday. i Six plavers fresh to Cornish county games are introduced, and two of them.' D. Colliver. a lock forward, and K. ! Burroughs, a wing forward, are also from i the PcSzancc-Newlyn club. In all there ' are five players from this club in the side. One well-known newcomer is K. R. F. Bearne. a Cambridge University and Scotland No. S forward, who will be . U-intr in thp r-ramtv vi hnn ho st.-irts at I ......n ... - .... C amborne School of Mines in the new i term. The other new men are R. J. ' Movie, of Richmond, Luunceston. and the : Army. A. Nicholls. of Falmouth, and I', Bishop, from the School of .Mines R. A. W. Sharp, last season s Cornwall and r.ngland stano-otr halt, is not available for this game. The team is : G B,!'e fP?n-yr."t R J Ml'v!? 'UurTi D M;r:r'. P J. B M!e:i iPir.r'-.iv-X-..'s'n L-ii'' . r P. 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A SPECIAL AIR EDITION cm lishl-wcighi paper offers the quickest and cheapest news service to any part of the world Yearly subscription rates by air: Europe and Middle East 51.'- ; foiled Stan-, (hull: air service), 576 j United Slates. Canad.i. South Amrrira, South Africa. India, and Pakistan, 50 .1 : Australasia, China, and japan, 68 4. Send Overseas suhtcriptiuns in the Puhlishrr, (he Manchester Guardian Weekly. 3. Crow Slrcel. Manrhrvtrr 2 OLDHAM'S FINE RALLY p11?? j": suddenly sprang into f'th TilxiJ f LfS fff tseJlJ?J& tnPV could not add to their points. In the game at Keighley, which Huddersfield won 17-5, both sets of backs missed chances, and the only scores in the first half vere a try for Huddersfield &'arfateL nd ;J,r,L f KeiShe.v . y eit l&WeynS.S'S penalty goal but soon afterwards Dvson gave Huddersfield two points by the same means. Although Huddersfield lost Wicks, wh was injured, they went ahead again w.u,h ? 'rv by Smales for which Dyson p'0, fal;h?ywk,,SV pc na ty fc0aredah?s Ultl goal. Golf NO QUALIFYING ROUNDS The system of having qualifying rounds in the amateur golf chamnion- ; ship is to end. This was decided at the 'autumn business meetinc of the Rov.il and Ancient Golf Cluh at St Amirmc ! Last night. The championship committee reported that the sv cm ui qualiiyin" rounds lur tne amateur ehamp order to limit the HeW to manaeeable numbers, had been i in operation ihw seasons and that results had not lustuied its continuance The report added" " The championship committee have therefore rl,-ilrl r . j . L iktL-ii lu d Mt'nL in n:,T,nifviT control w hich was previously in operation The handicap limit for the 1!!61 amateur championship, lo be plaved at Turnberrv during the week beginning June 1" will be announced before the end of' the year." THE EXPERTS VISIT HARROGATE J. Hitchcock, the master golfer and E. C. Brown, the match-nlav chamDion. are in a neia ot nearly i!UU competitors ; -umeao. presiaeni 01 tne .Mexican Foot-j in the new Hammonds-Carling golf 1)a.1' Federation, announced yesterday, lie ; tournament which begins todav at . said he, match would be repaying the 1 Harrogate " i vlslt England made to Mexico (Jin in Slav, i T-hilI " , .. ... , 1!)."H. and added that the Mexican team , This is one of the biggest entries of the might also plav Holland Denmark Yii 'n-i season, and so the first two rounds today slaT-ia. ;tnc! fefhosloi akin IU.....I.UV. ire oeing neia over two and Starbeck. A , jiff Athletics urscs at I'annal lximum of 40 oualifiprs uill rrn n rr r-;i.,u. ... t.. ... : . . (? rvmainiriE 3li holes at Pannal An ' m i . V .T ...... i ' '"uiw..! on harmior. It. is not uncommon for a resort Kriday. All the members of the las I t.hV f l nwinr, iv hJh- .' ,,undr -Baclpn-Baden. perhaps, or Ustaad-to ISnlish fivder Cud tpnm arc in ihn finiri viuV-. - -rJ . reeara a lournaraeni wecK as a major hut the nnlv chH STrfrnm r-',ra,,?1,ton Town, made a loss of tourist attraction and to subsidise it are B ffand F inhSiH S''f T uspi.te J n'919 bcin ' accordingly. It draws support from the Solh from South AfrFca Johnson-Sed'b?' f,, the club Supporters' ; whole, town. lintel? m free accom- .vvsiicidiion. Imodation to competitors and shops put How to improve standards The 1960 championships and representative matches of the Universities Athletic Union have clearly shown how very disappointing is the general standard of track and field athletics at n,t nii., ana colleges, its affiliated universities apart from that at Loughb -oughborough Colleges, whose athletes, if available. Schofiold ( Durham ). who have returned consistently good. times. But the results ot contests, particularly inter-university matches have often been most depressing. Pew 4-W yards runners, for instance, have had limps hotter than the number of men who have achieved Vmcs ,nnslde, 2nlin' ?or the h.alf-mi!e. l"""- n'K miiK. or i-imin. 3USCC for the 3 miles is comparatively small. Hurdle races won in 17soc or 60sec. can field events a height of 6ft. or over has oeen acjuevea oniy ny two nien-jump Unranked In the 1959 senior national ranking t'xciuiiui siuoenis at ix)ugnoorougn onlv in the 880 vards did athletes who were still undergraduates in the previous season sunnlv more than 4 tier rent nf f the nanies listed in track events. Infield events there was some imorovement. for comprised aoout bo per cent of any w "JP authorities, since the most suit- run without a full panel of competent fully representative UAU team. ,,V,ln?J-s ohvl.usly near the end of officials, and several clubs have .aaasaass jHSSJvKS aavv m uii i-ijujiuiug improve:- iMJvciTiDer, mcreoy gr mom pvcpnl nt nvf,,i nwnu.iri, ,t,..;nr : fn. , Vhw, Zrr,". ; '', 'i:" " ;'."""vJ"J,'".?"" fortunate in having a ri ir -"-;-'. ; iuLc.imuuiioi suilus cin, iwu us ui;iiuvaiiiaijes in mac tne mpmhprs nf thpir stnfT urhn like .Manchester sC. Goudee and ft. Rirrpll examination tnnlr nlr. in .h ,:nn memoers oi in eir stall wno !?ih-;!HhIcsian..H. Payne,, and following the cnttbf that in which his nSSrWSrOT ('mtllirTi1nrc n -ln-ir-riTi fa nf .tr.An. 'inf, u raiiv Jor" ,VrVm iV, .I, i - . cerl3ln universities, as for instance set down as referee. The all-too-frequent n "p ZShf Tn Hi0 iJum : Mincf?ester and Leeds- an efTort to foster casual atmosphere of university athletics records ha f U V t HMw ?- athletics during the Lent term, and this is encouraged by badly planned orders of 'iw ir iS ,SPin , J ''""r 5 h.a? certainly met with some success, events, with long intervals between a ihrm, ? t ii-f. "-nJ "miT.1'" alhough quite naturally performances events, and by athletes " having a go " at fvin ihn ntlt tcn have .not been outstandingly high. The five or siv events in order to get points m mi mm. experiment is worth Derseveranrn. and for their sides. In one match last summer. 1 he corresponding fisure for each of the I, SLS Mr? Ta" 1,uy or more fixtures a week, sometimes high jump. hop. step, and jump, discus, Vt, c,s,?,,,a i , y ? a,vailaW. against weak opposition. Good competi-and hammer events was 6 per cent. a"l, SS'u?g-v arp Possible for such tion is not alwavs as easy to obtain in I 1 i ut they have as yet failed omise previously shown. , accented main obstacle s athletics development hort summer term is o rir,mir,otir,rr ;r,n r aDnroaching examinations. Training and ! comnptition are less than secondary con- I siderations in the last-minute rush to make nn leewav in studies or in the con- centration upon revision, eve.n though five or six hours a week devoted to athletics would surely prove beneficial relaxation from those studies. Since the war aradetnir- demands have certainlv become more intensified. Courses have in nipny onscs become more concentrated and. with the great extension of the nnno'iiinitips for university education, iandir(i ''ave generally become higher th-"i in 1939. If. therefore, it is maintained that 1 ' i ' Two Oldham forwards, Robinson Association Football Sheffield United now lead Second Division Sheffield United are the new Second Division leaders. They moved into top place over Ipswich Town and Norwich City, their East Anglian rivals, bv beating Portsmouth 3-1 at home last night. So Sheffield United maintained their 100 per cent home record. U. Shaw, who missed the England senior side's practice against the under-23s at Manchester to play for his club, scored one of his side's goals with a free kick from 45 yards and twice cleared off the goal line. Grimsby Town, the Third Division leaders, are still unbeaten. They maintained their sequence with a 2-1 win over Newport County in their first home league, game under newly installed floodlighting. Atyeo, injured in the first match of the season, made a welcome return lor Bristol Citv. He scnrwl lintli I (,'oals in their 2-1 iclorv over Notts i County and was the outstanding plaver ! on the field. City maintained their I unbeaten home record as did Walsall auainst Chesterfield, thanks to two goals from Kichards. : Bur. who beat Rrentfnrri 5.1 r,n Saturday, followed up their success uth another decisive viclorv, this time bv 4-0 over Colchester United. In the Fourth Division Peterborough United returned to winning form at Doncaster where the Rov-rs' largest home crowd of the season H.(H4 saw United win 2-1 In spite of the inability of the East l?m.!V,i X" traVel-J-nlanti l-nder-23 1 t should gain valuable experience from substitute match against a Denmark E '''"n XIoss,'dp: Manchester, tonight, ,nT jnw V10 a. tCh sWS" ,P-,an 1 r pla.5'u se,ieral f, tnc r s,,vor medallists fl" he. Romo !vmPic Games and thev h'L ;s,,rotV? enough to give a ! thorough test to OUng Lneland S Side r... - -.- . ' ix men piay tor tngianti under-23 for the first time Banks in coal, the halfback line nf Barber. I.ahone. and Moore, and Hill am! Bnrnside in the attack. r.VCiUMI -.MIEK-23. Pitik ll.ctivxier T'ty) Aieiis r.lumleyi, capt M-NVi' Mlfii:fsbro'Jchi' "Ivn T'Dlrrdl PaiEU' ' S 'JTh L-nto:i H.1' iBn'-nr. WiiTirteri-rs' Kt'kiv H'h,'rna'i Iti:-rjs'dp wsr Brnirmk-!! Albinni. r!:a:L:on Mmifslfr l.'nllcdi K Pf"tr-,eii p-1'j..n. An.lcruu. Mexico will play England in an international match in London on May 10. G. Birmingham Citv meet FC Pinesf nn:,r, in the first lir nf ihnlr fir..t.w,.,H i,.'- universities By a Special Correspondent H!,nli,C!rls ar, th,e .nIj- tai'so of these uihappumting standards in athletics, is ;hpn,-, 7, . i, solu"l,n o tne nLuorZrll nng no worries .ltu" uyjut tiia ties a difficult administrative overlap and the student the difficulty of obtaining a permanent post in the middle of a term. H is inconceivable that the academic authorities could be persuaded to return in thnso siihimn risi Kf r,nv,nn it,... gave the authorl- would be some advantage to athletics if the proposal, now being considered at "mvt-rauy at lease, lor cne division f the academic year into four terms were adopted. Winter meetings During recent yvars there has been tiie cominer winter season will cpp mnro such fixtures arranged. There are, however, certain drawbacks fnr -tntoi- athletics : the clash with other major ?pons ,ln wmcn a numher of athletes fseives tane part, especially with r.nad relay racing, now so popular at .nt tjF,.vthe otte2 "nidtourame .weather conditions; and ,c.am 'fl of the( ?aste5 aca,t'".a s 2 iucc.e.isfuI t.an-d 's'ngiLnffi?dfedV ,a.ltnou",. li means a sacrifice cjf part of the vacation and , additional expense because of the need to come into residence earlier. hutn a camp couia alternatively be held at cn, of tne Lent term. Postal on-st?:. llke those recently promoted y lne. r.ausau.v-uu, iuum aiso proviae incentives for winter competition. Experience of athletics meetings at the UAU universities since the war suggests that it is not only the examination comnlex that is responsible for poor performances during the summer months. There is also often a lack of incentive in the atmosphere in which the meetings are carried out. Facilities have greatly improved, and there are now few university clubs which have not a cinder track. Equipment is generally available : and Mumbtrson tackle Broom (Featherstone Rovers) at Watersheddings Lawn Tennis LTA TO INVESTIGATE THE BRITISH TOURNAMENT SITUATION All sources of revenue not yet tapped By David Gray The Lawn Tennis Association has up valuable pri.cs to ensure that the decided tn carrv out an investigation besL Pla"ers, bringing with them, of aeciaea to carry out an mvesutaiioii courS(, maximum publicity, talce part. into the state of lawn tennis tourna- Among the English resorts onlv F.ast- ments in Britain. Representatives of tournament committees have been invited to a meeting in London next month, and among the questions that will be discussed are general finance, the effects of television, and the possibility of holding more events for players in the under-15 and under-21 age groups tl, j ' ,,,. , - , , frJm a nnStf AwSS mn nr nlchfn,h il"?' n .iuTi1? iht,ealli!5 lawn fpiniJ ?J"hh hS.SJe?nSHf ruled the HH yh ?TAndP?5? Snp ? lo'niJS tHISy6 . Pk' n fy ri fn PnC,iS,nnHl0r.nrfUTvi1?fcnts "HduJ".-?.n?ia"d a"d.aI?s- nce itiju me ttveiue numner oi ciuds warning to . hold tournaments has been about For" most ddegates finance will be the major question, but the answers there lie not so much with the LTA as with tournaments themselves. Talking to a tournament treasurer is rather like talk- good, and yet somehow the books balance in the end. It is a general rule that, given ordinary luck with the weather, tournaments make the profit or loss, in both cash and prestige, that they deserve. The tournament that complains about the poverty of its entry and the empty seats on finals day ought to take a caretui look at its methods of publicity nun nr.rnnitoiinn T .,f ten the remedv lies in hard work and shre. Derbyshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridge-enthusiasm. Good tournament com- shlr?. orth Staffordshire, and North mittccs make good tournaments. Wales are among these. Tournament entries, according to Slazengers. have I-ragging behind been well up to Average this year in c , . , , senior events, and the number of iunior V- "'j ra,:,u, '""ey uo not si-cm lu ue useu as enecuvciy as iney migni oe. u is surprising that more dubs do not guarantee their security by the subsidy-bj -vice-president method. inc ciuo Mitn canvasses a town ana i ?.Vla nundrcd or so vice-presidents at a Kuinea a head, offering in return the right to a reserved seat every day gives :T . S """"'l- y r that kind of foundation facilities can he uuiii up ana nospuamy ouerea to players. More use might also be made of local industry. Lawn tennis seems to have lagged behind other sports in interesting large firms in the possibilities of prestige advertisement through the game. If open lawn tennis is approved in the next few years and British tournaments are to hold any place in the market for players, clubs will need every possible source of revenue. Cm the ( ontinent the situation looks at the UAU but often this has become the worse for wear and money is not available to replace it. At one meeting the hurdles could not comply with International regulations because half the weights had been lost ; at another the hurdles event had to be 'scratched from the programme because " the groundsman would not put out the hurdles," much to the annoyance as judges or timekeepers. Some univcr sines, as. for insfanrfl. Durham, arp number of regularly help tew senior pmcplvpc in students' contest";, pxppnt tierhnns on sports davs One 'fells that theP rirht broach fwere mlde t ubs muW trt much SateJ Veil fm this ouarrir Ind that wrhere such hevTs not forcomine effortl S te rS to tff noSvfwHv snuuia db maae. io auraci non-university PeTtV1 imSoS has been obSinei that when assistance has been obtained the student officials ma Irs n ilSS tn sure that the services offered are the best advantage. One recalls a contest at which an experienced first-class referee was asked to " hold a watch " while an admit.tpHlv intirrMrlnpfrt helper was embarrassed to find himself for instance, a student took nart. In no less than eight events. Where there is a shortage of athletes it would induce far better performances if the number of events m a programme were decreased . . ... Weak Opposition In spite of the incidence of examina- tinns. some university clubs encase in two greater value to development if fewer matches were arranged and the conse- quent gaps in programmes filled by systemaUc coaching and training sessions, possibly in co-operation with local clubs n, iitin i.nt.nnntnw,,i more clubs could advantageously adopt the " ranking ladders " system which one recently noticed in Loughborough's pavilion. The adoption of some of the suggestions made above, it is felt, would stimulate more keenness among students and make their athletics far more attractive at a time when there is a natural inclination to relax. Thev should be encouraged too bv the example of many of their prede- cessors, and indeed by those undergradu- ate athletes of today who not only gain high academic successes but also find time to develop a high standard of achievement on the track or in the field. bourne, with the great broad stretch of Devonshire Park. Bournemouth, and, aj?sn rl J31-!?; VUg TS,' iawn tennis. With so much attractive opposition abroad, it is no wonder that, once Wimbledon is over, British tournaments, working on thin budgets, find it difficult to keep leading players in this country. This 'ear on'y few New Zcalanders remained behind to give a little inter- national spice to the August and Septem- ber tournaments, and very few ranked British PIa'ers were l be fo"nd competing at home. Expenses, prizes, and he weather are all better abroad. One matter which the LTA ought to be cnniAprjne jo trip fill in th niimhor nf hJL'J K?, L"i.En? "?,er f i 19S4 tne pattern of seno? 2?naments was- RIarch Anril 10 i??,Junc 25 Inlv il -' August fcil is' Srtfr s ' nHta' -K?tembervi'-,' !,-bTiJ ' a".d.0Vf m,' changed to : February. 1 : March, 1 ; April. 6 : May. 5 : June, 17 : July, 20 ; August, 21 : September. 5 : and November. 1. Two thirds of these tournaments are to the South lawn tennis leagues occunv a great deal of competitive energy in the North but there are large areas of the country where room mirht be foimd for aoriitional senior tournaments. Ixjicester comnetitors and junior tournaments imnroves everv vear. That is the most honeful aspect of the siuation. anfi it ofrers tne greatest Dn0rtunitv for the game to advance. Grtc hundred and twenty iunior tourna- mf,nts wcre on this year-s iist- and there wiU be t lest to newcomers next seaHn. Now that National Service has ended, it should be easier for bovs to keen tnP Iiabi, of Diaving in tournaments, and ,mj,ni ...m ki, and girls through that discouraging time which comes when they reach is and plunge into the swifter, more difficult waters ot tne senior game. SEGURA ROLLS BACK THE YEARS AND HUMBLES HOAD Hoad. Anderson, the holder, and Davies, the only British player Kramer has signed these were the casualties on the second night o the London international professional lawn tennis cnumpionsnips ai me empire fool Wembley writes David Gray. AnHorunn epprinr) fifth rat linqtnn Qfi 7-9, by o'lmedo, the ' only unseeded" uihh,ri ..hnmrr, (n (i, ,,,,..,,. . Davies, playing his first professional Cooper and then, in the battle of the nioht iTki.iI u-oni rim ot- ha hoH last year, to the small, agile Scgura. Since he beat Cooper in that wonderful Wimbledon final three years ago, Britain )no hann on ,,ni,irv,, mimtr,, uin, He has yet to win a professional title; ! cither on wood or on grass, here and last night he drew a blank yet nt apnin at Wembley. Segura twinkled and dazzled. scuttling about the court at a speed that mnrlo it imnncGihlo for anvnnn tn Knl ipva that he was 39 years old. " For Hoad the mnteri was a matter nf snlpnrliri evnlnsinim and dismal, tense anxieties. A score of 6-2. 1-6. 6-3 shows how the match swung and turned. There were times when Hoad plaved superoiy : tnere were others when everything just went fractinnaiiu wrnnrr fnr him He aitemnied and achieved the most fantastic accuracies and the most brilliant and blazing strokes of imagination, but these white-hot moments were dulled by strange lapses in concentration. Segura. occasionally punishing hard on the fore-irnnu'ina bic mnn nnri linmuintr that Uth hand, asserted himself. Hoad nothing is ever constant, stayed ivitv. him and finally nittlastprl him In the deciding set the Australian came up from 1-4 to 3-4 and then fell away again, In the last game, when he led 30-15 on Segura's service, a bad line decision cost him a chance of safety. He turned away with bitter resignation : that old Wembley hoodoo was dogging him again. Davies. who signed a 7,000 three-year contract with Kramer, showed that he is likely to give reasonable value for money. Cooper, the 1958 Wimbledon champion, plaved sound and solid lawn tennis, and the Welshman never really had any hope of success. The Australian's service was too powerful for him, and there was never any danger of a British break through, When Davies served. Cooper was ouick to punish anything short of a length, and he found Davies's weak second service extremely profitable. Breaks in the fifth game of the first set TODAY'S SPORTING PROGRAMME Association HKlRfcsfcNTATI E v. A Denmark XI. MATCH. England (7 'M.. FIILST DIVISION'. No:., S'.jam Fors: v. Fuiham 9 SECOND DIVISION. M.dd!esbraugh charge United ,71. Scua- THIRD DIVISION Reading v. Bradford City (7 :5. Shrewsbury Town v. SaiuheDd UnLied (7) FOURTH DIVISION. GUllngham v. York C!:y rs 30t. Workington v Aldersho: i7. Wre.banj v Stockport County (71. SCOTTISH LE iGLX Cl'P (Quarter Final, Second Lei). Dm&artoj v Queen oi uie Sjuth 7 15 L Dundee v. P.anjrers i7 15 i, Stenhousomuir v Hamtl-Lon Academicals ,o 301 SCOTTISH LKAGIE (DIVISION II). Alloa Athletic v Falkirk (5 45). Queen's Park v Ease File '5 4JS . Stirling Albiou v. Stranraer (5 45). OTHER MATCH. Liverpool v Selected XI (W Llddell Testlmor-.a!) f" 151 CUES II IRK COl'STY LEAGl'E. Northwlch Victoria v. Wltfan Rovers, WinWord United v. Stafford Rangers. CHESHIRE LEAGVE VHP (Preliminary Rnund). Buxton v. Maceiesileld. Chester v. Wrexham. E!3enner Port v. W.-raa Alalia. Rhyl v. Oswestry Town. Rugby Union CLL'R MATCHES. Aldershui Services v. Hampshire XV. Cardiff v. Pontypoot. CUfTon v. Brlsrol. Ebbw Vale v. Bridfftrrd, MaesTeg v. Penarth Mar.-chesler VMCA v Eccles. Orrelf v Widnes. Ruhy v X'-'r'.himpMn, Sution r. Si racers, Tcrauav A:hV4 c v B-.xham Lawn Tennis Professionals will have competition like Davis Cup By David Gray Professional lawn tennis is going to make a different kind of challenge to the amateur game. There is to be a new inter-zone competition to be known as the Kramer Cup and sponsored by the newly-formed International Professional Lawn Tennis Players' Association which vill be run on Davis Cup lines, and next season there will be at least eight new protessional tournaments in Europe. Ten leading players have put up 7.500 to help to finance these plans. This was announced in London I yesterday by M. A. Trabert, the 1955 Wimbledon champion and the chief representative in Europe of J. Kramer, the professional promoter. He said : " We have found that clubs on the Continent have grown tired of the busines of bargaining with amateurs for their tournaments and that they are only too relieved to turn to us. "We provide the players and arrange the competition. All they have to do is to sell tickets." The first Kramer Cup competition will be held next year probably at a four-day lawn tennis festival' in a European city. The trophy, Trabert explained, had been named after Kramer by the unanimous vote of the association at a meeting yesterday. This was because his name was " synonymous " with professional lawn tennis. " We realised that the use of his name would cause resentment and conflict with certain people, but we felt that it was only right to give him the honour. I believe that within five or ten years all these petty jealousies will be over. Chance on hard courts At the start tne zones taking part in the cup will be North America, South merica. Europe, and Australia, and the competition will be held on hard courts in order, said Trabert, to give the European nations a chance which they have not had in the Davis Cup. In recent years most Davis Cup inter-zone finals have been played on grass in Australia and the United States, both of which are predominantly grass-court countries. Amateur help will be sought in organising the Kramer competition and the players will receive nothing more than their expenses. Profits will be given back to the association and some money will be used to provide pensions and life insurance for players and some for training schemes. Trabert said that he hoped that as the tournament increased in importance more zones and countries would join in. Kramer said that the arrangements would be as flexible as possible. They would obviously have to build up public interest in the competition and they would try to find the most favourable times and places for holding it. "We have nothing in mind except going forward. If you do not go forward, then you go back. In the past we have tried our best not to clash with amateur tournaments and we have dodged their dates, but now we feel that we have got to try to get in at the door and reach the public. Obviously you have to plan these things carefully. I must keen mv plavers busv. If vou have plenty of competition, the standard of play rises and you attract the crowds." The determination of the professionals to estaDiisn a new tournament circuit m Europe may well give the present amateur tournaments a certain amount of unwelcome competition. It also means that the old idea of playing a series of 100 matches between the world's professional champion and the reigning Wimbledon cnampion like tor example the uonzales-Hoad sequence has been droDoed Experience showed that interest and gate receipts fell away once one plaver nad gained a commanding lead. There will be a competition, mostly on covered courts, for the European professionals this winter, and Kramer is also sponsoring a six-man tour of the Far East. Rosewall, Hoad. and Gimeno will be taking part in this, but the other tourists have not yet neen seiceiea. ad the fourtii game .of the second aeciaea ine matcn. Davies, surviving a heavy bombardment lrom a player with more weight of shot, saved live match points at 2-5. Although he lost and no nm can havf. ovrincicri thp mair-h tn haw. any other result he played resolutely ana aecoraiea nis aeieat witn one or two neat and graceful nourishes. The studious nd businesslike way with which he now discusses his came shows that he is determined to tackle the problem of Certainly, last nights match was a promisinE Deeinnine. Anderson s own mistakes cost him his crown. This was the first match of the evoninK, and once again the, house was cold. In the silences and emDtv soaces the blaze of excitement was missine. Last year the Australian, who won the US championship in 1957. marched boldlv IP the title with victories over bedgman. -"osewau ano segura. He was nungry for DOints, and he grasped evervthin" that came to him. Yesterday evening he gave the match away With a Strange. reckless generosity. In particular he wasted his close backhand volleys, and he never really solved the problem of iciuiiuug umiraus stri vu.u. Iherc were one or two moments when the old. swift, sharp Anderson showed himself. The sparks flew a little at the beginning of the second set, but then gradually the fire died, and the steadier Olmedo. safe on the backhand and The first set went with service to 3-3, then Olmedo broke through from 15-40, and he repeated the trick to take the set when Anderson served again. The Peruvian moved to his set point by way of an Australian double fault. He found the second set a little more difficult, Anderson shared the first 14 games there was a false alarm at 6-7 when he had to win his service from 0-30 but then Olmedo finished off his task Anderson, at 7-8 and 15-30, was unlucky when a forehand volley lust missed the baseline. That left him with two match- points to save. He put a fine, brave service down the centreline and went in to the net. Olmedo returned the nan high to his backhand but. with an easy smash to day. Anderson could only send the ball dismally into the net. Anyone who misses a chance like that in the harsh world of professional lawn tennis does not deserve to retain a title. Rugby League XOIiniEltN KVGHY LE GVK. Huj! Kingston Rovers EjJvv iG 15. L.neds v Haas'et 15 45t, Leifrh v Sailed if 3fli. Swiaiun v St Helens (5 Anl, Wakr-neSd Trir.i'.y v Bramley Lo 45i. Wsdnes v B'arkpoot Borough fj 45 1 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Association SECOND DIVISION. Sheffield United 3. Ports- mouih l. THIRD DIVISION. Bristol City 2, Notts County 1: Bury 4. Colchester United 0: Grimsby Town 2, Newport County i; Walsall 2. Chesterfield 1; Watlord 1. Swindon Town 0. KOCRTH DIVISION. Doncaster Ravers l. Peter-borcuffh United 2: Rochdale 3. Oldham Athietlc 0: Somhpon 3. Crystai Palace 3. CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE. Stalyhridje Cef.tc 1. Sankeys (Welllnrton) 2. CHESHIRE; LEAGl'E CIT ( Preiimlnxry Round). Tranmere Rovers 2. Runcorn 0. Rugby Union CLlTB MATCHES. Bath !7. Brldsxater and Albion Birkenhead Prk :t. Birkenhead Dlslrict XV 9; -e n : ry 2i. Nuneaton 0: Otd Ca Edelan 13 17 rh Training Regimen: P.. A 0: Old Sal ford lans 23. thorpe 0: Redruth 3. Metropolitan Police 19- Rugby League NORTHERN Rl'GRT LEAGl'E. De-sJ)ury a Hall :6. Keighley 5, Huddersfield 17. OldJ ara M. F.-a'hr?tne Rover 12 Swimming MISS LONG AGAIN BREAKS RECORD Martin-Dye wins By our Swimming Correspondent Two London swimmers, Miss E. C. Long and J. Martin-Dye, won their first national titles, both for the 440 yards free-style, at the Derby baths, Blackpool, yesterday. u Martin-Dye improved his best time by nearly lOsec. in beating R. Campion, the ASA half-mile and mile title holder, by 10 yds. His time of 4min: 31.7sec. was only one tenth of a second worse than the English record of N. McKechnie (Wallasey) and, had his opponents in the ; final been better, there is little doubt that he would have broken this record with something to spare. Not until the last two laps did he open his stroke, but then he quickly moved away. Miss Long, at 14, became the youngest holder of the women's 440 yards freestyle championship. This was quite as expected after her record breaking heat the day before. But what had not been expected was that she would break the English senior record again, for her time of 5min. b.ysec. on Monday was nearly uacc. laaiei uiaii liei previous uesi unus this season and was an improvement of 30sec. in 12 months. Yesterday, however, she took 1.9sec. less and her new record of 5min. 5sec. was within 3.5sec. of the British record of Miss N. Kae (Motherwell), a finalist m the 400 metres at the Olympic Games. -There was not the same smoothness about the first half of her race yesterday. And although young she denied that she was anxious about her important race, she did have Miss C. Harris, an Olympic sprinter, at her shoulder until the fourth turn. But then she moved right away and, as she did, tne flow of her stroke improved. She covered the last 110 yards in Imin. 15.7sec. three seconds faster than either of her middle quarters- ana sne iook only 3Hsec. for tne last 55 yards. She beat Miss Harris (5min. 20.4sec.) by half a length. Miss P. Bains (Ilford) was third in 5mis. 22.3sec. Later Miss Lone was the fastest heat winner, out of nearly a hundred com petitors, in the girls' 110 yards freestyle. She returned 67.1sec. MEN 400 Yards Flrewtjle (Pinal). -1. J. Martin-Dve iPen- guim. 4mm. 31.7sk.; 2, R. Campion (Stoke tuii), 4mln. 37.8MC.; 3, S. R. Clarke IPUisum United). 4mln. 41.5aec. Plain nirlof (Final). 1, B. Pnelps (Hfg.lratel. 60.34 points: 2. F. Mercer (Club Omega). ST.K: 3. A. A. W. Kitcher (Southampton), 56.57. WOMEN 440 Yards Freest jle (Final). 1, E." C. Long lllord). Smln. 5 see (Knzlish senior tucui records): 2. C. R. Harris (Dunfermline Carnece 5m)n. 20.4sec.: 3. P. Balnes llllord). 3min. 32.3ec BOYS 110 Tarda FreeslTle (oaalifleTm far fln&n. B Hammond (Sheffield Eoghsn s.eei). 5!l.2i.. K. B. McGregor (Falkirk Otter).. GO.lsec: N. Kemp (Southampton). 61.29ec.; K. Brown (York Cl:y. 61.2sec.: p. Pinalnrtca (Wallae). Sl.lsec.: M. Lester (York Clly). 61 .7 sec 110 Yards BreasUtniiie (qualifiers for Snail. B. H. Leckle (DenxUstoun) . lmln. 30.4sec.; N. Xldiolson (Gateshead I. lmln. 21.Sscc.: J. p. Brydon (Nottlng-nam (Portland). Imin. 32.1 sec.: K. D. Blane iNol- tlnjrhaml. lmln. 22.1aC' rV Orrtor (TOUuvl lmln. 22.4ec.: J. Faien (Southall), lmln. 22.sec'. Uirinf f Final). J. B. Phelps iH;hte). DOlnts: 2. D. A. Younc (Kelson. RA (W- 3 CI 1 Sudwell iHig-hgate). 70.TT. GIRLS 110 Tarda Freestyle" foaaitflers. for fln,n E. C. haul i Ilford l. lmln. 7.1sec : p. Best fMermaldj. Imin. 7J5sec.: G. Foy 4Hamrtead Ladies). lmln. 9.5sec.: S. Barton (Darwen). Imin. S.Tsec.: S. Keen (Hestonl. lmln. 10 3sec.: P. Nlcol ( Dunfermline Carnegie), lmln. 10 3sec. 110 Yards Backstroke ronallnenc far Anal) T. T. Campbell (Dunfermline Carnegie), lmln. xs.ssec: J. Dixon (Wellington and District). Imin. 15.9sec.; C. Dunn (York City), lmln. 1S.9MC.: S. Probe rt (Bristol Central), lmln. 16,Oee.; s. Hall (Fulharo). lmln. Ifi.Ssec,: J. Lamsell (Eating)., lmln. rr.6l.ee. no i arcs nnuernr (ctuuineri lor final. 1 Baines (lllord), lmln. 16.5scc.: C. . Pearson mesiom, imin. i8.3sec.: L. Green (Hampstead Ladies). Imin. 19.2sec M. A. Cottprill (WMtrnnl lmln. 195s.; J. L. EI well iWatford). lmln. ao.2tec: S. L. Eartey (Kings HeaUi Ladles), lmln. 30.3sec. Diving (Final). 1. M. J. Watson (Bournemouth Dolphins). 81.07 points: a. M. Austen I Isinrorlh Penguins), 71.917: 3. V. Humphries (Market Har-borough). 67.13. SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF The Irish Rugby Union has accepted an invitation from the South African RU to play an international match and two minor games in South Africa in May. The United States completed a clean sweep in their American zone Davis Cup tie against Venezuela when B. Barlzen defeated M. Gambus. 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. and B. Mackay beat I. Pimental, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The British youth golf champion. G. A. Caygill (19), has resigned as assistant to A. Lees, the Sunningdale professional. Caygill, the former West Bowling (Bradford) assistant, has returned to Bradford. Bolton won the Lancashire' county women's handicap golf shield at Fair-haven yesterday when they beat Morecamoe in the final 4-3.. In the semifinals Bolton defeated Huyton 4-3 and Morecambe beat Blackburn 6-1. Milnrow, last season's Central Lancashire Cricket League Wood Cup winners, yesterday completed the signing of a non-White South African, C. Abrahams, as 'next season's professional. Abrahams, a fast opening bowler and middle order .batsman, will be on an engagement of one year. Bridge NO HAVERING By Rixi Markus The Lady Milne Cup was won this year by the English ladies' team : R. Markus, M. Whittaker, Lady Rhodes, and J. Durran. The event was played in Glasgow, and opened by a civic reception appropriately presided over by this year's Lady Lord Provost Thereafter the receptions and celebrations were on a scale which provided ample consolation to the losers for their mistakes and excuses to the winners for theirs. Here is an instructive hand on which the Scottish ladies produced some superior bidding. Mrs Eiston was sitting North and Mrs Benjamin South : NOBTH 4s A, J. 8, 4, 3. 2. V A, J. 8. K, 5. 5. West East Q, 10. 9. 5. at. 7. V K. 4, 2. V 10, 9. 5. 4, 3. A. Q. 9, 7, 6, JL K, 9, 7, 2. 8, 6. 3. South K, 6. V Q 7, 6, 3. J, 10, 8. A, Q. J. 10. With both sides vulnerable, dealer North, the bidding went : North East South Webt . IS NB 3NT NB NB NB I consider South's bid of 3NT easily the best. Hers is a balanced hand and its values are best expressed by the game bid in no-trumps. 2C would be 'misUed-ing and 2H would give an even more distorted picture of the hand. Moreover, this is definitely the kind of hand whre there is a danger that by bidding plainly through the suits you- are liable torsive your partner a good deal of :uiele.ss information and your opponents" the maximum help in defence. Mrs Benjamin's bid left West with a complete guess, and there was no reason why she should make a lead of a diamond the only one to beat the contract. The bidding in our room went : North East South . West IS NB 2C NB' 2S NB 3H NB 3NT NB NB NB East led a small diamond, and when the spades did not break declarer had to concede a spade and five diamond tricks. It is true that if you switch the East-West hands there would in any event have been a diamond lead to defeat the contract ; but the point is that the unnecessary bidding in our room guaranteed the diamond lead. On hands such as these, simplicitv, directness, and accuracy are the mark of expert bidding.

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