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THE GUARDIAN Monday September 19 1966 GOLF CYCLING ATHLETICS Artistry of Coles makes him a worthy Master Goodman just gets home By PAT WARD-THOMAS September has been an enchanted time for Neil Coles and his victory in the Dunlop Masters at Lindrlck, where he finished a stroke ahead of O'Connor and Thomson, was the climax of three golden weeks. Ig, this period he has won about io.ooo, with the promise of more this week and the certainty of at least 1,000 when he steps on the first tee of the Piccadilly championship at Wentworth. No British golfer has ever acquired such riches so swiftly from prize money alone. In this vein Coles looks, and is. a golfer of the highest class capable, and what is more unafraid, of beating anyone. He has a splendid command of strokes throughout the whole range of clubs, and few golfers in the world have a comparable artistry with wooden clubs. For the most part he drove extremely well at Lindrick and if in the CABD OP THE OOTJItSE Bole Yards Par Hois Yards Par 1 .... 396 .... 10 .... 3CG .. 4, 3 .... 365 .... 4 11 ... 171 .... 3 S .... 1M....3 U .... 458 .... 4 4 .. 478 .... 5 13 .... 419 .... 4 5 .... 430 .... 4 14 .... SIS 5 8 .... 140 .... S 15 ... 360 .... 4 7 .... 433 .. 4 10 .... 413 .... S SIS .. 4 17 .... 390 .... 4 .... 433 .... 4 II .... 300 .... 3 3.133 35 3,410 30 total raids S.W4. Far 71. last round his iron shots were not always as accurate as they . might have been they were compensated by superb putting. A lovely still day, ideal for scoring, developed steadily into a fascinating struggle. O'Connor, who had led from the first day, was three strokes ahead after eight holes of the final round and would have been more had Coles not holed four medium length putts going out. O'Connor then had a remarkably vulnerable spell, dropping five strokes to par in six holes. When Coles hit two beautiful strokes to the long fourteenth for an easy four, and O'Connor behind sliced with a .driver, from a grassy He on the fairway and took six, the situation had turned head over heels. Coles had gained seven strokes in six holes, was four ahead and could turn his attention to the target already set by Thomson, whose 69 and 66 gave htm the day's lowest total. In the morning Thomson had called a stroke ' on himself when his ball moved as lie was about to hole out on the eighth green. Confidence and rhythm had returned to his driving, . and he also putted finely on the perfect greens, holing from four yards on the LAWN TENNIS Layer's pace is too fast for Rosewall By David The professionals' week at Wembley did not end with the climax of a great victory, but with a swift march to the first prize of 1,000 by the best player in the world. Rod Laver beat Ken Rosewall 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in a disappointingly one-sided match which took little more than an hour. The resistance to his power and speed was never very great and in the end it died away completely. Towards the end of the 'second set, when Rosewall had clearly run out of hope and ideas, someone said sadly that they had never expected to see him beaten so easily. Results in the last couple of .years have shown that Laver, who. turned professional in 1962, "Was taking over command from-' Rosewall who had set .the pace for so lone:, but until Saturday nfeht lie had never shown the crowd at Empire Pool, the circus's largest audience anywhere, just how far 'the gap between them had widened. 'Rosewall had fought so hard "against Hoad in the semifinals that, although no one gave him much chance of victory, it looked as though be might give Laver a close match. The other Australian soon put an end to that possibility. The pace, of the match against- Hoad had been fierce at the end, but there had been a gradual acceleration and Rosewall had beeit able to play himself in, to settle down to Yorkshire fall at the last hurdle By a Special Correspondent Essex men completed the most successful season in their history by winning the inter-county hard court championship for the first time. At Eastbourne in July they won the grass-court title, also for the first time, and in the hard court final at Bournemouth yesterday they beat Yorkshire by nine rubbers to three. Surrey women, also the grass court champions, retained the title which they won last year by beating West' of - Scotland by the resounding score of 8-1. Essex men qualified for the final on Saturday when they beat Middlesex 9-3. Two of the Middlesex victories were scored by their No. 1, John Barrett who beat John Ward 6-1, 8-6. and David Lloyd, a member of his LTA training squad. 6-4. 2-6. 6-3. 'But the most exciting and memorable contest of the weekend came In the other semifinal in which Yorkshire beat Staffordshire S-4. Rogfr Taylor, the British No. 2, led Keith Wooldrldee by 6-4, 5-4 with his service to follow. But he lost the set and was match point down at 4-5 in the third before winning, 6-4, 5-7, 12-10. The final between Essex and Yorkshire was always close Yorkshire were stronger at the top but Essex had greater depth and, as so often, this proved decisive Taylor remained Invulnerable, beating both Ward and Lloyd, but probably the key match was Ward's 3-6. M. 6-2 victory over the Yorkshire No. 2, John Clifton a member of the Barrett squad, who was also beaten in three sets by Lloyd. Surrey outclassed all opposition to the women's event. They beat fourteenth and from 15 on the sixteenth in the last round. Even after these thrusts Coles still had two strokes in hand. He lost one by taking three putts on the swift seventeenth g r e e n but finished with a solid three for his triumph. An anxious moment, however, remained, O'Connor reacting bravely to his disasters had birdies at the fifteenth and sixteenth, missed another by a whisker on the seventeenth but his long putt to tie on the last green slipped by and Coles was Master for the first time. Charles responds Other golfers also enjoyed their day. Charles, who always responds to still air and perfect greens, and the determined young atantnn Rpnrftrl finoli, a m t j his best Masters for some years without holing much of consequence and Vicenzo should have been in at the kill. He mastered the course with ease through the green but his putting caused him many a sad gesture of frustration. Weetman had one of his rare hours nowadays with a B6. which Brown, whose fortunes seem to be reviving, should have matched by the last hole cost him a five. In all it was a worthwhile and nappy tournament, admirably presented and eagerly followed by substantial crowds. That the final words should belong to Coles was entirely fitting. A splendid golfer had earned his accolade. S7 N Coles (Ooombt Bill). 70. 69. TO, 69. SIS P. Thomson (Austrlallal. 73. 69, 60. 60: O'Connor (Royal Dublin). 68. 70. Ml P. Alllis IParlcitone). 75. $7. 70. 69. zS R. Claries (Sow Zealandi. 74. to ca m 5.'. IHartaoourne), 72, m, 73, 63: 1 5?Iiiim 'Atut"lW. 72. 71. 73. ST; -4-j. Garatlde (Prance). 73. a. 73, 70. !H S- WU! (Sundrldte Park), 03. 71, 74. 73-D Sort) (Worktop). 71, 73V 71. 73. iW-T Dill (USA), 73. ?. 73. 71: E Brown (Crimen Bay), 73 75, 73, ea. """ S- Weetman (Selsdon Park), 711. 75. 72. 66: T.CoOn (Dean Woedl.80. 68. 71 70: P. Butler (Harbornc), 74, 73. 73, CD g Le Grange (Soulh A(rica). 71. 74. 71. 290 J. Coddn (Sweden), to. 75, 71. TO: J. PantoD (Glebervie), 71. 71, 74. 74, tsi D Ree (S Herts), 73. 73. 75. 68 !93 D Raftn (USA1, 79. 70. 70, 73.' S95-G Henntu (Soutn Atria). 70k 73. 75. 77. 2tt B. Allen (Denton), 78. 72, 73, 73: T. Jacklln IPotten Br). 73, 77. 72. 74: H Muaerofr (Moor Allerton). 73. 74. 77. 72 t97 B. Larfe (unatt I. TO. 78, 73, 73: D Thutnas (Donhsm Forest), 77. 71, 78, 714 P Boobyer iwhltelleld), 73. 76. 74. 74: L. Plaits (Panaal). 76. 74. 71, 78. 898G B WolKenholme (St Ceone'j Bill). TJ. 77. 72. 73: B Hursetr (Homlord). 72, 77. 73, 76; T. kuielmueller Germany). 76, 73. 74, 78. 199 J Hitchcock ICroham Hurst), 60. 77, 71. 71 S01-J Martin (Rush). 77, 73, 70, 72: H. Boyle (John Jacobs GoM Centre), 73. 76. 70, 78 303 V. Hood (Shooters Bill). TS, 74, 72. 71. 1M-C. Ann (South Africa.), 78, 83. 73, 71: D Hutchinson (South Africa). Bl. 74. 74, 75 300 M, Roeslnk ( Holland). 80, 76. 79. 71. 307 H Horem (Switzerland). 77, 74. 76, 80 Gray the business of hitting with superfine accuracy under pressure. Laver, who always used to be such a slow starter, simply never allowed him that luxury. He took a game or two to find his range and then suddenly and violently set about beating his opponent out of the field by sheer force of style. His shots, left-handed and carrying a great many variations of spin, were so much heavier than Rose-wall's: he could do so much more with the ball : anything that Rosewall attempted he performed better. His principal, achievement was that he made Rosewall look a limited stroke-maker. This was partly because he knows his opponent's game so well and partly because of his ability to anticipate. It was soon apparent that Rosewall could do little to surprise him, whereas Laver, cracking the whip of pace and invariably predicting the destination of Rose-wall's returns with great accuracy, continually puzzled him. Freely and confidently, he attempted and achieved all kinds of astonishments. Three successive breaks of servicein the sixth and eighth games of the first set and in the second of the second set him on the way to victory and although ho had to save a few game-points on service afterwards, he dealt with the crises so sharply and skilfully that Rose-wall's state of frustration was greater after the chances than it had been before. both Lancashire and West of Scotland by 8-1, and their performance was epitomised by their No. 1 Joyce Williams, who was in her most impressive and devastating form. She lost only three games in two matches, dismissing Rita Bentley 8-1, 6-0 anf Frances MacLennan, 6-1, 6-1 in two remarkable displays. West of Scotland competing at il'J,s,age for the first time, beat 5id wS. w.he. unexpectedly by AyltI!l,Winnie s.haw absent in Si?6"' trney were led strongly by Mss MacLennan but also owed iwi.J0 , the lmie "-year-old wfltJF' . ve- wno wn an important singles on Saturday and li-,,galnG.d Jh-e onl? Scottish T.n.3iaS15st beating Janet Ward 6-2, 8-8. Today's fixtures Association FOOTBAU. LEAGUE CUP (Second ILonna Septals). ttmcaster Rotors . Dsrllurion 17 30) SKinx Town Br.ilol City 17 30) SECOND DIVISION. Mlllwall r. Preston North End 17 30) FOURTH DIVISION. Hartlepooll United v Newport Coiintv 15 35), southport r. Notts County (7 SO). CENTRAL LEAGVe. Preston North End r Burr. CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE. Altrtoctl IB) v Stockport Count; Rugby Union BETBESENTATIVE MATCH Count? Xnnuh v. Qrltlsn Army, it rortsdown i CLUB MATCHES. Mwster t. IrUh Wolfhounds 17 151. New Brighton Ptrstts r. Fhllidelpnla, US (CI. P.csdlnc t Roulm I'jik rill Rugby League NOUTIIESS BI'ODV LEAGUE. While-uta v, SiKoro (5 is). A study in determination as Coles GOLF Yorkshire colts in form The Yorkshire Colts beat the Cheshire Colts by 11 games to five with two halved in their annual match at Sickleholme on Saturday. Foursomes. P. W. J. Greennougn (Broush) and J. M. Nutter (Pannal) lost to D H. R?n (Crewel and O E Goodchlld (Brunall Park). 2 and 1: W. D. Owtlerslde Hurler) sod N. Pearson (West Bowllml beat T G. Pogrell (Leasomei and A. W Renlson IRoral Liverpool), 2 sod 1. J R Crtwshaw (Dews-bury District) and M. Famell ITeroplenesome) beat J. R. Gorton (Brtmhitll and K Warturton iSalel, 3 and 2 A Butler (Otley) and A G Ciavshaa (Dewsbury District) beat M B Motr (Wallisey) and M. J Flecchcr (Wallasey). 3 and 2 S C Brans mulli and J. G M Srarbroueh (West Bowllogl lost to 1. A. Carturttsht (Werneth Lorn and R E. Harrison (Werneth Low). 7 and 6. J D, Oxley (HuddersAeld) and L walker (Selby) beat M W. Stun IBromborouenl and N J Evans (Helxby). 2 and 1. Slnrles. Nutter beat Ryan, 7 and 13; Greenhough beot Powell. 4 and 2; J R. Crawsriaw beat Gorton. 1 up. Pearson halved with Goodchlld: Ovrtterslde beat Molr. 2 and 1. Farnell tost to Renlson. 2 and 1; A. 3. Crawshaw lost to Cartwrljht, 3 and 2: Butler beat Warbutton. 3 and 2: Scar-orough halved with Fletcher Oxley lost to Stsun, 3 and 2 Walker beat Harrison, 5 and 4. S. C. Evans beat N. J Evans. 2 and 1. Cliffe and Farey in first round A. J. Cliffe and C. J. Farey (Pr-.iton), the holders, survived the first two preliminary rounds of the Cheshire foursomes cham-pionshiD at Bromborough yesterday. They will be among 16 partnerships who will compete in the first round proper at Sandlway on Saturday. Ten partnerships qualified from the Wlrral and the other six gained places from the eastern side of the county at Didsbury yesterday. First Round Draw A O. Battersby and K P Geddes (Sandbach) J. T. Jones and J. P Jones (Uinon-by-Chester). W E. Griffiths and J. Holcate ISandlnay) v. N. B Mori and K O'Tcole (Wallasey). J. L Toudale and H N. M Jones (Upton-by-Chesterl v. P Balrd and M W. Suuo (Bromborough). W A Bougbey and E C Woodhead (Aldeiley Edge) v. S. Kelly and H Wallace (Aititachami: L Stevenson and R. S Johnson (Stockport) . T. L Bridge and F. T Mllner (Caldyl: J E Behrend and M Kiolock (Royal Liverpool) v. A J dine and J Farey (Prenton). G. V. Morgan and G Earle (Blds(on) v D. P Jones and J Neville (Bromborough); A. S Lee and P R Ourton (Prenton) v. A. O'Connor and W. M Hawksworth (Hazel Grovel MOTOR RACING Brabham's leisurely victory By Christopher Moore Jack Brabham underlined his Formula 1 supremacy on Saturday by winning the Oulton Park Gold Cup in leisurely fashion from his. team mate Denis Hulme, both driving 3-litre Rcpco-Brabhams. The race was disappointing, both in the meagreness of the entry and in the number of early retirements, but the fierce competition of the firsx half resulted in Oulton's first race average (for the 40 laps, 110 miles) of more than 100 m.p.h., and a new outright lap record, set jointly by Brabham and Hulme. of 102.89 m.p.h. Only Brabham. Lotus, and BRM of the grand prix teams were represented at this finale of the European season. Ferrari, Cooper (reported to be having liaison difficulties with Maserati), Eagle, McLaren, and Honda did not appear. Brabham got away first from pole position, followed by Hulme, Stewart, and Hill (3-litre BRMs), Clark and Spence (Lostus-BRM two-litre), but the lead changed no fewer than five times during the first 10 laps, each BRM driver getting past the Brabhams in turn. Lap charters' relief Just when the large crowd began to revel in the contest and the speed at which it was fought (Hill was timed at more than 156 mp.h. along the straight), Stewart began to fall back and soon retired with overheating on the fourteenth lap : Clark spun on the same lap, and this spread out the field to the relief of the lap charters. Now Brabham was hard on Hill's tall, and overtook him on lap 19. Hill's race lasting only another five laps, when his engine blew up on lap 24. With Spence and Anderson (Brabham-Climax) out on the following circuit, the field was halved to five cars, of which only the Lotus was at all competitive with the triumphant Brabhams. They cruised round the last 15 laps in close formation, Hulme a respectful two seconds behind his leader, with Clark finishing third all on his own. SALOON CABSi (19 taps. 50 miles) ii'l l??"--'-,. J FlUNtrlck (Ford Antlla) ssmln 31 aec isi 66 m p n ): 2 N Br It tan IHlUman Imp). 3. R F calcult IHUlman nop) l.Mtc.c. ,u, l.SOotc 1 c Craft (Ford Analla), 37mln 29 4iec. (5396 mph! 3. J Rhodes (Mlal-Cooperl: 3 M Vounc (Ford Antlla). l.MI to S.owcc (is raps). i J Clark (Lotus Cortina I 3omlo 12aec IASG4mph.): 2. B Redman lAlfs Romeo): 3. B Newton (Lotus Cortina) IVver !.Hc.e, 1 sir C Btlllte (Ford Falcon) Stann 5.1 2sec (SB 33 m p h i- 3. R. Boud iFord Uustani). Only two finished. watches a drive take him another step towards the Masters' title. RUGBY LEAGUE Swinton's much improved form is rewarded By HAROLD MATHER: Swinton 27, Wakefield Trinity 13 Perhaps because both sides were seriously weakened by injuries play was dull in the early stages of the Northern Rugby League match at Station Road on Saturday. Thereafter, however, there was no lack of good football or of excitement, with Swinton winning 27-13 their first victory at home this season. Swtnton's display was a big improvement on the form they have shown in several earlier matches. Even so, however, they were not at their best. There was. for example, a strange lack of understanding. esDeciallv nn defence, for often gaps, quite big irzw& i " u lr ranks, and not always were they tiuseu quiiatiy enougn. Ana tne side's backing iup, particularly of immediate support for the man with the ball, was not fast enough. Excellent running On the credit side, there was some excellent running with and passing of the ball and Swinton in full stride presents a severe problem to the best of defences. Thus, ...ill. r ximi: , L, with G. Williams again showing his KIMWrl nnrl rrafr orhan mnf.b& In broken fields ; with Gomersall and R. Williams on their toes for the slightest of chances (and taking thorn i tr,j .!,(, ,ta uw J 5 ""em) , and with the backs as a whole being the faster set it was urn uprising mai gradually swinton got on top. At forward, too, Swinton, having la&$e&St? S?S ie0tt haV'ng Pr0Videtl tlle ,fe' t 1 Wakefield haH much for whlrh to thank Poynton. i Indeed, though he is now slightly slower of foot than when he toured Australia SAILING British boat at last fulfils her promise Great Britain cut back the United States lead in the third race for the international catamaran trophy at Thorpe Bay, Essex, yesterday. Lady Helmsman, the defending boat which lost the two previous races when her main-beam twice buckled, stayed in one piece this time and finished an easy winner. She was 7mia 12sec. ahead of Gamecock, the US challenger. Her time over the 25-mile course was 2hr. 16min. 23sec. Lady Helmsman had the better start and, taking four tacks on the first beat, reached the weather mark C5sec. ahead against a northeasterly reaching the bottom of force 4. Gamecock went farther behind on the reach, losing a further 35sec, White, the British helm increased by a further 20sec. at the end of the first round. ATHLETICS Gammoudi leads all the way Mohammed Gammoudi, Tunisian Olympic 10,000 metres silver medallist, led throughout In winning the annual Rude Pravo race over 6,000 metres at Prague yesterday. 1. M Gammoudi ITuntsIa), lemln llsec.; 2. L. Mecser (Huniary). 16mla 45 6sec. 3. S Herrmann (East Germauyl 16min 47 8scc. 4, J sierenyl (Hunsaryi. lomlit ST, usee.) 5 V Alanov tSovlet Unicral M"1 HfaK: 6- Rushmer (Britain). 17ml n 3 6sec Teams 1. Hungary 13 points; a. soviet Union. W; 3. Britain 33 , Czechoslovakia. 44. 5, Wtst German Woltsburg 51; 6. West German Heesea 08 Weekend cricket results CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LKAGI F Wood Cup Final: Stockport 1ST beat Cas.lelon Moor 1U (or 9. at Ashton. UNCASHUtl: AND CH1-IIIH1 LEAGIF Bolllneton 134. swlntoa 137 for 5. Cheetham ICta lor s dec, StaUbridre 101; Denton 119 lor 7 dec., stand io UnssHht Dukinneld 159 or 5. Presmlch ii Marplr no for 1. Uusworth 130 lor 9. Denton St Lawrence 12 for 3 dec MJ-WIIESTEIt AND DISTRICT ASSOCI-TIO.N. Bramhall 123 or 2, GrappenhaU 131 Cheadle Hulme 136, Monton 123 for 8, Ororlton 114 lor J Brouzhton S3 for a. pidsburr 153 for 3 dec., whalley Ranee 133 for T. Leith na for ? dec.. Bolton 143 for 5- Macclesfield 134 for e. Sale 133 for 8 dec : Newton le Willow lie for 4 Northnlch 115. St Helens 53 tor 0. Knutslord 53. Southwest Manchester 150 for 7 dec . Heaton Mersey 87 for 7. Tmrperley 143 for 7 dec . Cbejdle S3 for 7 Urmston 161 for 5 dec. (Robertson 581, Worslev. la for s (D R Worsley 79 not out: Ponhouie 52 1 Warrlntton 70. Fliiton 71 lor 3 Wetste I0S, Ashlon-on-Mersey 107 for 5. Wlean 43 for 0. Cheettum Hill 43 (Foster 6 for 331. Wlnnlnstoii Park 120 for, 6. Brooklands 119 Wltan won the championship DERBYSHIRE AND CHESHIRE LEAGUE Dove Holes 11). Bredbury lis for 4 poynton 73 for 9. New 11111s 72 Romdey 118 Hasfleld 14! for 3 dec. I Stockwrt SS 126 Chapel en le Frith 127 tor 5 Whaley Bridie 103 for 7. Hare) Grove 173 for dec Bredburv won the championship HIGH PEAK LEAGtlE.Hhth Lane 81 for 6. Newttn MM) 60 Mellor H for 8. Newton S3 Buaworth 164 for 6 dec . Hawk Creen Its for 9 British Rati 82. Mlrrleea S3 for 7 Wvirhton Dale 75 for 0. Cheadle Heath 74 Hope for 99 for 2 Norbury 83: HeavlleyOt. Kerrllte 73 Olanams 40 for 3 East Dror3dn 35. Hyde 107.1 Woodlands 109 tor 5 Biedbury steel 93. Stockport Geortlam 15 for 5 dee. with the British team of 1962, his brain is no less fertile and active And what a footballing brain it is. He might not always succeed in outsmarting the opposition, but at least he never gives up trying to and his successes far outnumber his failures for he has a remarkable repertoire of tricks. Somewhat naturally, therefore, Wakefield's attacks are a.most built round Poynton. Regrettably for them on this occassion when they were without the forecful running of N Fox the support he received was not good enough. Garthwaite, Cooper, and Rushton had their moments, and in general Parley's defence at full back was sound, but too often the reaction tf Pmmhn'o nrnmntino mno inn SI0W- "orwaru, where the anony. mous tnaiist hooker, did well, especially in the loose, Sampson and Bell tried hard, but Haigh seemed sorely missed. Swinton's points came from tries by D. Robinson, G. Williams, Buckley, Gomersa.l, and Whitehead: Whitehead also kicked six goals. For Wakefield Garthwaite, Steel, and Bell scored tries and Sampson kicked two goals. SWINTON Robinson ID I; Whitehead, T ,wiii?.kIia,ir!ll,affifiiiSi!' 2!?L' Williams. (G): HalUftell. Clarke. substitute. Hurt tor cisrte wakefifld tr)ity. Payiey: Jones. ???erm,,Rush,0?; ,. Gathaaiie: Pojnion, cnvt Thomas- Dolton A N Other. Fax (p.). Beit ciarkson sampson substitute. steci roi foi Lancashire changes theUncSre teame tTork- luckily, bothoP'StvlSton ? have withdrawn, and their places, at Two changes have been made in full back and left centre resner. tively. will be taken by Tyrer (Leigh) and Benyon (Blackpool Borough). Gamecock's anticipated downwind spurt again failed to mater, ialise, and the shuttle was Shiels's next chance to show whether Gamecock could rally. At the windward mark again she was 2min. and 45sec. behind and tar from settled in a moderate sea. Lady Helmsman was now leaping ahead, smoothing out the top while Gamecock pounded. At times the Americans seemed to be wallowing and, by comparison to the British boat's spurt, they seemed to be almost at a standstill The Defender was at last proving herself in accordance with all the predictions, and only another structural failure could have denied White and Osborn their first win. The new beam, sleeved and timber-plugged, held up well, however. Even on the run Gamecock's reputedly best sailing quarter, Shiels managed to narrow the gap by onlv seven seconds exactly the same margin as in Friday's race. Afterwards the American crew and G Patterson, Gamecock's designer, conferred on the possibilities of putting more power into their performance. SWIMMING Britain complete a successful season Only at the last did the British swimming and diving team show the effects of a long, tiring season. Yet with all their peaks behind them they were still able to beat Sweden in the new Central Baths at Wigan by the unsparing margin of 133 points to 96 in a two-day match which ended on Saturday. The depressed form of the Swedes on the other hand was unaccountable. Rii;r, ., 11,,,, ,,,.,, during the season. Hungary, West Germany. anri Holland wpre defeated In stralcht international matches. The Sis Nations' Tourna ment was won by tnem, and their Juniors were easy winners ot me triangular match with Holland and -West Germany. Add that England beat Spain in Valencia and British swimmers Ul,ua U1U WC1I 111 IIIC V,U1U- mnnuvaith nam-e anH Riirmvmn : .... V, . tiiuiupiunsnips, ana loe recora 01 , " " iim kii were nrar. in i l sssfn imS an encouraging season is four of their five swimming, events tVjS"-- l L s'. incomplete, on Saturday and twice filled the o vards nactsiroie. i. k Jacfaoa icbi. With the development of age- hSrn toJhe eam hVM!' SSS. group swimming in this country KoiJi Vi r 2fi u v&ti: 4 o rWi isiieD(. aaua. nun. it soon may be possible to extend a cnatienge ot Kast uermany. team in Western Europe and a lean, spirit secona to none. The organisation nf this nppkr. end's. ecnt in the. as yet, uncom- Ficiuu uduia (.-unipiux at mgan was good. The competition pool, tnougn 01 tne accentpd inlpr. w a harSow nJ iffi nauunai siu, i the times set startlngly slow. Yet it was ade- inure seemeu public The outcome another intprn.itinnn miti, thi next seasSfi next season. With British tirlmm,, . . MWIIIfi Ol wen it is pernaps time that international matches were better presented. Alan Kimber of Soulh- By a Special Correspondent Goz Goodman (Viking-Trummans Steel) became Britain's first professional road race champion yesterday. He snatched the title, sponsored by W. D. and H. 0 Wills, by half a wheel from Bernard Burns (Falcon Cycles), with Roger Newton (Ryall-Raxar) another wheel away third Fourth was another Viking rider George Halls, Hfth was Peter Chisman (Raleigh BMB), the pre-race favourite and sixth was Derrick Woodings (Mottram-Simplex). The first six were all credited with the same time as the winner, 4hrs. 50min. 47sec, for the hilly 107 mile course. The unluckiest rider of the day was Bertin-Milrem's one-man team of Albert Hitchen, National champion in 1963 and 1985 before the independent category was abolished. Hitchen, one of the seven left in the leading bunch, punctured with only a mile to go. This must certainly have cost him a place in the first three and possibly the title, because of all the riders left in the bunch he has by far the most powerful sprint. No breakaways Normally on such a difficult course, yon would have evpected a few breakaways, especially near the end. That none materialised was due to the high cross-winds from the sea to which lone riders were especially vulnerable, and because even the strongest riders were not prepared to take the risk. Two early shocks came when after half an hour George Drewell (Youngs Cycles), who has been riding with Hitchen in Holland, for no apparent reason suddenly lost confnet with the bunch. Keith Butler, champion in 1964, who rides for the Belgian firm of Terrot-Leroux and who was strongly fancied, gave up soon after. The crucial time came after 2hr 50min. when the leading bunch of 20 suddenly snapped in two with six riders drifting off the back. From then on more and more riders were burned off by the pace until with 10 miles to go there was only the seven left The team prizes went to Falcon and Newton won the King of the Hills. I. G Goodman IVUtms Trumanns Steel) 4hr 50mln. 47sec . 2. B Burns (Falcon Cyclesl; 3. R Newton (Rjall-Rasarl : 4. G Hal's (V-.klnr TTumanns Steel). 5. P Chisman (Ralclcli BMB) 8 D, Woodlnfj (Mott ram -Simple ) otl In same time res the winner ATHLETICS Longwood break road relay race record Longwood HAC, who omitted W. Wilkinson and A. Booth, both internationals, from their team at the seventh annual Longden-dale road relay at Hollingworth, became the first Yorkshire club to win the event and in doing so set a new course record of lhr. 8min. 39sec. Until the tape was broken, Longwood must have felt doubt ful about their team selection. The largest lead they held over the other 75 teams was only four seconds, given them bv Ibbotson, who excelled himself on the first lap. and by Sykes who restored the same margin on the third stage after Simpson had taken Rotherham to the front on the previous 3i miles and failed by a mere five seconds to break Freary's record of 16mln. 32sec. Lead sufficient This lead was enough to keep McGrow ahead, but only just. He drew away fr,m Bent of Leicester, and outsprinted Robinson, of Rochdale, over the last furlong Indeed, Robinson's run. the fourth fastest of the day, must have given him the utmost satisfaction. This was his first serious competition for two vears and not much Improvement should be needed before he again rejoins England's cross-countrv team. I, Lonirwood HAC lhr Bmtn, Wire.: a. Rochdale HAC. lhr Smln 41sec ; 3. Leicester CAT. lhr Smln slice: 4, Derby and County AC. lhr Bmln Ssec . s. Manchester DLCH. lhr lOmln Ssec.: Sheffleld UH. lhr imnln lOsec: 7. Winn District H. lhr. 10mm zisk s. sale H. lhr limln Usee: 0. Bolton UH. lhr llraln 17see 10. Notts AC. lhr llmln 39sec Fasiest taps. 1, A Simpson (Rotherham Hi. lGmln S75ec- 2. R Hill (Bolton UH). lSnln 39sec 3. c Roitnion fRochflaJe H and AC). lmln 5Ss ' 4 G D. Ibbotson (Lonirwood HAC), 16mln 54soc.: 5. J J C McGrow (Lonirwood HAC). lOmln STsec.: 8. D Alkln (Airedale and suwil, 16mln ?See By Brian Crowther amntnn .? tho had n 1 1 , , n Bri&sh men'S:syimming"' has"'had jince ian oiacic. xei tie naa swum l.6a0 yards freestyle, on Saturday n.nct l?h p&ess of his race against the dock. Before the event It had seemed possible he would break the British or even the world record. But so little enthusiasm was engendered that it was sum ri sin 2 Klmher did as welJ h,e dld-, Hk victory was Lumjuuoun: ujic in iiuuil s.aacu. Wn ITflM , Tl . ...3 ln , J V. . u "'lumicu in ujiuinte mat, iuu owiinaiiirs uiary coma ue bought at the baths. It is an excellent publication, but surely amateur SDnrt Is nnt vpf ci mm. merciailsed that we must have advertisements during inter- national events. Kimber's time at 440 yards would have been a more. ,,;l, - suitable announcement TT.. D.iti.t. rt j after being dropped for disciplin ary reasons, swam as tnougn pur- pionsnips over Hoger Roberts, of Stoke Newlngton, Finnlgan's time of 2min. 39 7sec. was good by British standards and too good for the Swedes. rtf Zle?L 1""..". 12 sr"".,"'.," yrarMJr Slx N&0 champion. Peter Fell. jon'es of' Wales, came homo ulu er i"n expeciea in giving best the Swcdcs on the , , Mik t,,-., Ju.i.hr?., last leg. Mike Turner withdrew i .C. . - IIUHI til by Bob Lord, of Coventry. He had a stomach complaint and perhaps this would explain his c team ann was renmrra British women show no mercy as French team falters From JOHN RODDA Lille, September 18 British felt so sure about this theArSt!bcaS i V?e i & g. et Baker in second place many British athletics disasters with 148ft. lOJin., an excellent brought our women's team vie- beginning to an international tory over France here at the career considering that she was Fehx-Grimonprez Stadium this throwing into the wind. She has afternoon by 59 points to 57. the weight in her throw and the Thus Britain kept their record shoulders to Improve upon It. of being unbeaten in women's The most exciting new inter-athletics matches with the national, however, was Anita French, which started in 1923. Neil, aged 16. of London ttrus. !.. France stood with a hand on the cuillotine and Britain's in the block ; the French girls had ff nini? JTiJS finished first and second in the ?J?S? ?E S two sprints, and In the 100 yards Vffi $Jn-T Jiw Delia James had pulled up with iJ w wl P'SteJ a hamstring injury. This meant fcd that Ann Wilson who had already ?ac?hn MJS.NfJ"S2L taken part in the hurdles and I"tnh fnne tu0,5h? ,$? long jump was required to step SteS MchVe c,o fv, n:..-,t. i . of tne French girl. Even in the vJ ZJ? ""J t,e4,am last round Mi" Neil"s iumplng had never practised together was superb for one so young for fe?e., let alone """Pe16;1. she reached 19ft 3in. Frances position seemed safe. Miss Wilson wobbled out of the Great potential blocks but was smoother after ... ... .., that and played her part In a r Meanwhile Miss .Wilson give safe change to Barbara Jones, "rther proof of her great poton- Miss Telliez put the French tial with a leap of 20ft 5in, a easily -ahead before half her leg distance that no other girl in the was done. But at the change- world has achieved before her over came catastrophe. While seventeenth birthday. Earlier in Miss Jones was struggling to afternoon she had taken reach Angela Birch, Miss Desca- second place to Daniele Gueneau toires started off even earlier ln the 80 metres hurdle record- and had to peter at the end of ,n8 8 Personal best of ll.lsec. the box to await her colleague's Barbara Inkpen began her armal- international high jumping in Bated' hrpath hair-raising style. At 5ft Olln. Miss Birch made as much as on each occasion with the she could of this blunder about straddle then changed for her 12 yards and British supporters final jump to the scissors The held their breaths, almost in dis- captain of the team, Brend'a Bed- belief, as she delivered the baton ford, won the shot with 47ft 2iin like a piece of porcelain to and then went off to support Wendy Kayanagh and Miss Rosemary Payne ln the discus Kavanagh. at 15 years 10 months, and took third place. Miss Pjmie the youngest girl to represent had a comfortable- victory. Britain, ensured victory. This young team-there were iSJ.'SSSt SSSS, eight new internationals, seven pumiro in iij.; . p. JOne ?cbi. of whom are under 18 thus pre- , , served Britain's record in a close hSk. " TiA mttttii3ee:ira: match. Today they won every fGB'- J' gbi. aiJewu . b. jcoe. field event except the javelin, shot-i b bmm ,bs, .m . , This must be the first occasion c"SVkTa,te on which the runners have been o?t' Iftin8 4" Dwtt ,CB' propped up by the field events jeun.-i. A. Mtuert tn i4Mt,i.b,- exponents. The British running m&dT V was disappointing, apart from trF'Sin0!!.!!1'- 8 4ta" a- CM4,rt that In the 800 metres, where in Metrew-i. s. Teu r. iijmc- i Pam Piercy and Pat Lowe out- rrBi'IeiS!i..'rrL.i?1?w ,w.Ki'F,th classed the French ; elsewhere ffi. 1"J Jta" dw " one had the feeling that Britain , rt j.- b. mtpen igbi, stt. s4m.: is not finding girls who are gtyJS. fg?8 strong enough. In some Instances , wo Mrtmi, p. pieW laa). strength will come with expert- tL.JJ'- &! pa. ecj j. ence and development but apart Kiuw"1 sLS,' SSJU B- from Miss Wilson there did not umt jomp-i. a wiuun (gbi. awt. appear to be a Dorothy Hyman ,i1ry,A,p?,e?!051l',n1?i I?-, ivJSi or a Mary Rand here. Fl.D5t,lU:, Mu 'i0" ' If Britain was fortunate in the .."SSsfr 5-, H2 s- t i relay it merely balanced the (GB?iSft .ilf n tln" Be4,ori scales for what happened in the m Hstra.-a. ootnt m. wisec.: 2. iavelin Tho wlnninf Vrpnr-h E Lebret (F). miuc.; S. It. mirllof (GBI. K. 'jiA . wmmng .rencn jjesec: 4.-L. bum gb). ssjucT - throw did cot appear to have 4 iM uet tenr-i, artuia iwm. made a mark In the turf with lat- aKi1' "m1i. .:.. t. Fruct the point of the implement The .ioStooa. Britain lose unexpectedly to Sweden From a Special Correspondent Stockholm, September 18 pace, and no spectacular perform- Op.ir Rritnin'K nthtptipc team ances this season the selectors did ureat Britain s auueucs team not conslder it worth whlie ,,1. below the usual standard was ing him on last year's times for cminrlTv hanlan 110 nnlnfo tn inn r c ' " .rr ; ..Sffileft. ffi?" t?ee..we.ak"t i:uuutijct 111 auiuue cuici & iwu day match at the Stockholm stadium Th rfniui mo ri,,i ngM0 tn the usual weaknesses in the field vents, aggravated by the absence of Lyn Davles and Fred Alsop and also because many of the-sub- stitutcs, brought in to replace seniors, rested for the match against France in a fortnight with- drew at a late stage. - Not surprisingly performances of quality during the match were rare, In fact only the United Kingdom national 10.000 metres record of 28min. 26sec. by M. Freary, and L. Haglund's discuss throw of 194ft 5in. just below his Swedish record of 190ft 8Jin. were truly world class. Freary has not run for a national team since he brought the British record down to 28min. 37.2sec. In East Berlin on September 4 last year. With his lack of finishing mysteriously poor form of the previous nay. m. n ... . "SSSZ both days, and on Saturday their bull, of West HartleroLearoed of , E". in the individual medley, but Miss Williams had conserved her energy well enough to take second place to Jeanette Cave, of Bristol five events later in thn Mil turrln frecstvle. A British mnr1hv rolnv team that had retained only x auniiu oinctL srum trie one luai kHilr. . V. 1 , ,, iu wuiia recura trnicr mis year won easing up after Janet Franklin (Imln. ll.Ssec backstroke) and Stella Mitchell flmln 9fu hvaadstNiVB) brought them a lead of a quarter of a length at half distance, ltl, ...... "M, . ,rrm 17mln 49Jsee.; I. s. van Hoist (Swedenl, lSmln 52 lae . r Haa,p iratl Iftmtn 231 Tarda BalUrfl. 1. J P. TfcurW uu,, uiuu inocc; a, r rni lowroenr. Min M4ec.- 3. t Brensson (9tieni. S148-31- T s"0 (". u CfBrt-rf nri , (&'3tmuP$Sti& r fi$$3H lavrumi iu:t 3. r cirier (GDI, isavil .A 8-e4e0 Jr".?. s. tn. statu, o Btapoi 'Jf3- VJf- J- CT tm Iat4l FnmrK.-l 1 Can (OB), & .STi. i,,?, X"!Kf oai. li: -.A-MU 'JisK orn.s.4c.: .oraeoi sttan. (.11 a . ,ia v.. a. a..j,. , - . - . u r.naiu sTti 'u'isiuhta 1 SSS nniiwrt'urt-riLS10 Jji'lSm SrurfsslSSe.1 "- uiymniaaes. a uay iouk jumper yesterday w acmeve ner pesi either the Commonwealth Games or the-European ChtmpioMmpi Yet m a complete! S a comDletelv Individual run to which the fastest of the ten kilometres, tho first took 2min. 44sec. and the slowest the ninth. only Usee mora he moved tin tn H""1 Place in the European rank- ,n8 hin9,,t,H?M? of at Ger- many m" Roelanta of Belfihtm. Immediately after tht match, while the crowd of 7.0MitM milled around as though unwilling to lecv the scene of their triumph the management of the British team h8d fe the first of many questions about this defeat which fven a,J?umU,aS9 was considered impossible. Mr L. Goldmg, the team manager, said: "Of course Fe disaprmted, but the .result 15 w" expected with all the JiPtl changes, though not u we nd hoped. This team was the bcitall?We- - , oPV J?1? freary paly one British athlete improved his per- f&ngL pa that, was R Perkins the AAA junior champion l T'sMWfc.L",!ilH UUUW by three feet to 229ft. 3in, SATCKDiK last ar-w i t cr,. tm , n . U2KC uuc ,-Jt. iwan;M . Sk. I Ml I , 1 1 ijii. H Hatrea- 1. C Campbell (OSI.-4I.tc.: i. 8. Aithoff (8)TTetj i. T 1,SW .Metres. 1. D. A. Gnhta (CB). Smln. Mew 2, J. H wSSSS lei, Jaaln. UUtc.: 3. A, Caaderoil ui). stain. 4?Jaec4 4. 1 Bertqrlsl (S). Smln. U&uc lt,t Melreal. M. Ittmiy (01), i Jfaec. (UK rtcord): J. B. tCuSltM. Uscc.: 4. J. Bunrun (I), tools. XMez, icbi. -."mrai fi,t5sa Peas Vailtj 1. H. Laeerar! ), Bull tfeB). tMt nn., ,' D. lrin (S). Utt. ..Trial 'JttmiW. B. S'ttiu 1. B. Jaaasaso 3 A. nrrfhima iriRI fK.tOtt. tSf, 4ft. VMS 4ft. 6Hlaj Walker (CBI. 471L totn. r. JareUa' L, J. ntsslmcos) j-ain it, a. rtiissod t J. Saudlrut (S), WO. 1 tuui. Dsn. tut. TUTCIA4X lit aleires OinBtav-l. B. 5trssarlir 3. llJsecj S. A. ToJ (OB), jJJSe: s. tt aLmartu. (si. iijsw Tc ..as Mrtm. 1. c. S Cantr lOBt. limn. 4SJec.; J, o. Etna (SI. laui." S. M. Varan (GB). tnua. wSu fc AMemon (S). Unai, uec . .14 HMm, l. B. AltaoS IS), til- X H. KrurSHale (S). S''j.AWr (OB) njsec 4. T, Datssti 408), Sk I, as Metnt. i. j liccnflero teat iJn- T Jmcj in. T.Ji (Cllf iSS: . a. Lumn (81. Hmlp. $XMtc JUM iMrn tltti orsln. ttJsou J. K, Uddebora (SI. lTlfl. Tin.: 3, W. rSi-(OB). 1. JMa.

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