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18 Wednesday February 11 1970 SPORTS GUARDIAN DAVID GRAY on the prof essionai amateur impasse RACING No more than a canter for Coral Diver By SIMON Ryan Price has declined to take on last term's champion juvenile Coral Diver with Nameless Bug or Major Rose in this afternoon's National Spirit Challenge Trophy Hurdle at Fontwell, so the contest has the appearance of being strictly a one-horse affair. This is a pity, for if Coral Diver (2 45) had worthy opposition we could juJge better his chance in the Champion Hurdle in five weeks' time, but he should have tittle more than an exercise canter in beating today's opponents. The best of them may be Wise Endeavour, who loves to go off in front. He is unbeaten in four minor contests, including one over today's course and distance but he will cause a major upset if he accounts for Coral Diver. Taihape was a fair handicapper last term, while High Talk has run well in novice company, but this pair would be receiving a lot more weight than they are from Coral Diver if this race were a handicap. George Todd has chosen this Bookies to handle Jackpot A plan to make Tote Jackpot betting available to every punter in the country was announced by the Horse Race Totalisator Board yesterday. In future, bookmaker-owners of all Britain's 15,000 betting shops will be authorised to accept Jackpot entries on commission, without payment of any copyright fee. They will be exempt from payment of betting duty and levy on their bets. The duty and levy will be paid by the Tote. All bookmakers have to do is open a trade account with Tote Investors, if they do not already have one, and arrange how their bets are to be transmitted to the Jackpot PooL The Tote will supply the necessary' entry forms and other stationery free of charge. A copyright fee will still be payable on all other bets at Tote returns, such as the Daily Double, the Dally Treble, and forecasts. The jackpot concession was agreed at a meeting with bookmakers" representatives called at Tote House in London yesterdav to discuss new copyright terms. Oliver says 'no rift' Racecourse speculation of a break between Ken Oliver, the Hawick trainer, and Barry Brogan, his first jockey, was placed in its proper perspective by a statement from the trainer last night. Oliver said: "There is no Suestion of a break between arry Brogan and myself. My wife and I will do everything we can to help him. He has been much more ill than most people imagine. There is no reason why he should not get back to the top. In the meantime, he is riding our hurdlers ud will ride Drumikill in the Schweppes Gold Trophy at Newbury on Saturday. The speculation over a rift between Oliver and Brogan last season's leading jockey in the North arose after Peter Ennis had said at Sedgefield yesterday afternoon, "Barry Brogan is not ettniwuvl tn witKte and 1a on a diet. As far as I know, I will j o. im no Hurdit i Scottish be riding most of the stable's ... ra-s,mWh. t $'. 'chasers. wn, n. wmamotx 6-u. 3. sp : 7-4 iv...n.Hn Mo, rA Rrncyon Sands of Time. 8 Maureen's star, 10 Twentythree year - old urogan Tnick Record. Bnf setback, 20 outers, was taken ill at Christmas with Tote: si--. 46. ins. 76. dual tore-ulcer trouble and did not ' resume until last week a so. m ant asordi H'cap 'Chmi Fontwell COURSI POlNTKftl I The flgure-of-efnht ch.ne trark nitts Irwiile the oral hunHes cHrciiit. Coiipf and ilWance winiirn, arc worih uairhlno. and I in Nils category art- rvewackrlt U 45V .aihnpt: U 4. im FndPdWiir (2 45), awl Cala McsguUM (4 15). IU,n Price. Pctrr Cazalrt. anil Alan Otightun all h.if-whinrm hrrc. Otmhton I most strongly rcprrai-nted or the trio today, halloa four runners. Joh Gintrnl. top Siey at tnemurse. ridrs rartlet (2 45). storm King (3 15). and Percy Crummies (3 45). Daid Mould, another successful rider at Che track, has only one mount Ctoudsniere 12 15). King Cutler (2 45). who "oit Iris preaent connections 12.000 guineas, wns a top class hurdler In his younger days and aoes back ti, hurdling today after several disappointing displays oer '"" SELECTIONS 1 45 Ixopo 2 15 Sonny Somers, nap 2 45 Coral Direr TOTE DOUBLE : 2 45 and TREBLE : 2 15, 3 15. and TOTE JACKPOT ; All six GOING : Soft 1 45 ' WITTERING HANOI tAK bout 2m ii; winner .au i running rinil t.siBa fMauon) 5-11-12 . Barker (5) 110200 Priwackltt (CD) (Ouihton) ..... 6118 J JtnMns 22F322 Arctic Dawn (Winter) 7.11-4 V soant 411400 Seldom Sober (Hoot on) 7-1012 ... J Hill 002224 Prld. of Coulter (D Ow.nl 204040 Acrovat (CD) (Honevfleld) -105 P Chuwtn (5) 0F000P Jamtf Edgar (C) (Muiierldfe) IS-IO-S . . .. R Hoad (5) 003010 Toujour I'Attaque (Jjek Power) 7105 - D Deeplnt 105 107 101 11 Bttllni Poracait Pvmvackett, 6 l'nd Toujour I'Attnque. 7-4 Iiopo, ot Coulter, 8 TOP FORM TIP5 : Pyewackett Dawn D about I'ajm; wlnnei 205 4024F2 Youn. Harold (D Owen, ? 204 20F303 Sonny Somers (Winter) 8117 P KeMeway 206 220100 Forth IW WlUlam) 7-11-7 JR HyiU 7 207 034024 Padouk (B Marshall) 7-1 1-7 D R Huihei 208 00003U Kim Sin (Champneyt) B-ll-7 R Champion 212 FP-04F2 Cloudsmere (Caialet) 611-7 . D Mould 213 230-002 Cheer. Ech tH Price) S-10-12 O Barratt BetUni Forecait : 9-4 Sonny Sonirr.. 5-2 nmi.Unicrc. 4 YoTina i Harold. 6 Padouk. 8 Cheep Echo. 10U-8 kmn Six. TOP FORM TIPS i Clew dim re . Harel 7. Chi art bfcB &. CHANNON event for the first appearance over hurdles of Balaclava Boy and, in a way, that is a tip in itself. Balaclava Boy showed ability on the Flat and could make a useful hurdler but one cannot seriously oppose Coral Diver, In spite of George Todd's reputation as a top class trainer. Whatever the fate of High Talk, Fred Winter should have a winner at the meeting through Richard Baerlein's selections NAP Pyewackett, 1 45 NEXT BEST Tambo, 3 45 Sonny Somers (2 15), who Is napped to make a successful first atlempt over fences in the first division of the Findon Novices- 'Chase. Sonny Somers, an accomplished hurdler, has been given tetle chance by the handicappers recently, hence his new career as a 'chaser. Cloudsmere, wbo appeared likely to take a hand in the finish of the race won by Filino at Kempton on Boxing Day before he fell at the second last fence, was runner-up to the talented Litmore on the same course recently and looks the one to couple in forecast bets with Sonny Somers. Ixopo (1 45), who stormed home from Lucky Match at San-down last month, was lying a handy third when slipping on the final bend and losing his chance in the novices' event won by Flying Rocket at Folkestone just over a fortnight ago. On the Sandown form he is a reasonable bet in the first division of the Wittering Handicap Hurdle, though course and Shangri La verdict hotly disputed The value of a photo-finish camera was underlined at Sedgefield yesterday when many racegoers disagreed with the judge when he gave Shangri La as the winner of the Marden Novices' Chase by a head from the dead-heaters Ryebow and Shoulder Bar in one of the tightest finishes of the season. If there had been photo-finish apparatus there would have been no dissension. Ron Barry, rider of Ryebow, the favourite, said : " I thought I had won by a head' and was threequarters of a length in front of Ernie Fenwick on Shoulder Bar." The Judge, Mr Bob Speer, stood firm. "It is very easy to judge at SedgefieCd. The three horses finished very close, but there can be no question of a mistake," he said. The dispute could not detract from the performance of 21-year-old amateur Jimmy Walton, son of Shangri La's trainer, Frank Walton, in a driving Yesterday's results SEDGEFIELD GOING : Good to firm. 2 O. 2m H'cap 'ChaM : Toledo Steal, E. Fenwick (4-9). 1: Air Commodore. Mr H. Grelo (2-1). 2 (BasU-nian). 4L. Tote : 416 Uwo ran). 2 30. 2m Selllni H'cap Hurdle t Pinacinth. K. McKautry (2-1 D. 1: Fonda Rock, S. Hayhurst (S-l). 2; Gl.rla Windsor, S. Nallris. (6-1). 5. SP : 5 Wanes Day 15-.I Batum. 8 Honestlsh, 10 Graprnurs. 100-9 Fanh'i Walk. 100-7 Abrnloran. John Collins. Verclafr. Rabs star. 30 others (D. Cliapman). L 51. loto : 10-: 56, 15-. 10- 115 ran) llie winner Mas bought in for 3500ns. runners and . (Hurdle , runners-. 301 111-131 302 011140- 303 F-300F0 304 till 306 4.00031- 312 24131 313 Beltlm Forecast 7 High Tlk. 10 TOP FOHM 3 15 Young Dtavy, next best 3 45 Percy Crummies 4 15 Zaras Pearl a aooui 401 P21234 403 032i'30F 404 41P-4PF 405 2102P3 406 403102 408 003 01-0 3 45. 4 15. racii. TOP FORM faDur a HURDLE (DIv 1)1 3 45- FINDON aooui 50Z 504 507 508 509 511 512 420F4F F-F4240 00, U 000324 4PBPUP 0000-00 10-00P0 cttlna Forecast TOP FORM 2 Arctic Dawn. 4 Seldom Sober, 100-8 G01 602 603 604 60S 606 607 08 609 00 0 Ixopo 7, Arctic 432003 D4UU-UO STEEPLECHASE (DIv l)t 010 02F000 00-3FBF 000F-20 B.120F0 00-000P rtin. BAHfut S Ziras Ptwl. 6 lum, iu uatuii. TOP FORM The "Guardian" yesterday selected live of the six winners at Sedgefield Toledo Steel (4-9), Pinacinth (2-1), Scottish Courage (6-4), Shangri La (4-1) and A 1 p a r t (2-1). This followed live winners out of seven at Leicester on Monday. Top form tips gave four winners at yesterday's meetin g Toledo Steel, Pinacinth, Shangri La and Alpart. distance winner Pyewackett will go close if he reproduces the running which brought him third place behind Solonmg at Sandown early m January. The second division may go to Zaras Pearl (4 15) who has run creditably if unsuccessfully in better company than this. Cala Mesquida, not the most courageous horse in training, is well handicapped on his best form and should he run kindly for his inexperienced rider, is sure to be thereabouts at the finish. Young Davy (3 15) and Storm Kins meet lor the third time this term in the Chichester Handicap Chase. At Plumpton on New Year's Day Young Davy came out the better, winning by six lengths from Lord Kybo with Storm King eight lengths away third, but later in the month at Windsor Storm King had Young Davy a long way behind him when both were beaten by Marksman. However, Young Davy's chance in that latter race went with a bad mistake at the 17th fence and as he has since finished second to the smart Arctic Actress at Plurrmton he is pre ferred to his old rival. The remainder of the field make no appeal. Percy Crummies (3 45), a stable companion of Zaras Pearl, has failed to negotiate the tricky fences at Kempton and Don-caster recently, but at Sandown early in January he managed to get round and finished a credit able fourth to Sam Butcher. On that form he has only to put in a clear rouna in tne secona aivi-sion of the Findon Novices' 'Chase to give Josh Gilford a winning ride. finish against top riders Barry ana renwicK. Barry and Ryebow's Penrith had earlier won division one oi the Ryhope Novices' Hurdle with the consistent Scottish Courage, whose stamina told on the stiff uphill run-in. Local trainer Denys Smith landed a double with Mr Barney and Alpart to bring his score for the season to 38, two more than for the whole of last term and within the range of his personal best of 51 the season before last. Brian Fletcher rode splendidly judged "waiting in front" race to make every yard of the running on bottom weight Mr Barney, who held off the odds on favourite, Mr Parker, by a length in the South Shields Handicap Chase. Terry Dickman took his recent Nottingham winner Alpart to the front on the run-in in division two of the Ryhope Novices' Hurdle and kept the favourite going well to hold off strong cnaiienging ivnue opecK. Mr Barney. B. Fletcher (11-21. 1: Parker, r. stack (4-5). 2. Johnsal. Mr n. Greig (100-7). 3. SP : 7-2 Klrkhlll, 6 Gurkha (Denrs Smith). 1L, oi.. late ; 31-; larccisi doi- o ran). ion-ranncr : incKy Kicky. 4 0. 2m Nov 'Chate : Shanfrl La. nir j. xiiuon i; Kveoow, Barry (2-1 1). 2: Shoulder lar. Fenwick. 2. SP : 13.2 Avonbank. Bold Pirate, 9 Bright Lad. 10 Clare Branch. Mr load, Persian Ruler, 20 others (Walton). Head .lcal-beat. lote: loo: :, 32- snoul.ter Bar. oi- enrow iz ran,. 4 30. 2m Nov Hurdle . Atpart. A. Diikman l2-l ). 1 White ttneeb. S. Havhurst (0-1). 2. Goldv's Sov. P. llroderick (5-11. 3 P 3 Flower rower, a utus. 16-2 t'llo Maid. 100-1 Bunty Box. 100-6 Matniuker. 33 others (uetiys smith), licaii, 1'jU Tote: 14-. 6-. !)-. 76: dual forecast: 711116 (10 ran). Non-runner : Tee- iee-uee. Toto double : 72. (151 tickets): rrcnic: mis ri( ttckets). m The meeting at Leicester WSJ abandoned: because of snow. 1 t C NATIONAL SPIRIT CHALLENGE TROPHY Race), about 2m If; winner 1,122 6s Coral Diver (Rlmell) 5-11-9 T Biddtecombt Taihape (CD) (Cob den) 8-1 1-S R Ash (S) Klni Cutler (B Marshall) 7-115 J Klni Wis Endeavour (CD) (Hooton) 9-11-5 J Guest Partlet (H WIKIj) 10-11-5 J Gilford Hllh Talk (Winter) 4-10-7 ... P KtH-wiv Balaclava Boy (Todd) 410.0 S Mellor : 4-9 Coral Diver. 4 w CmtrMv King Cutler. 100-7 laihrfpr, BalaUuj lki. TIPS i Coral Diver 10, Taihap 7, Wljt 'X 1 CHICHESTER HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE; .umi winner tsas IS (6 runners). Storm Klni (Ouihton) 10-10-9 J Gilford Red Rondo (F Cundell) 1110-7 C Searlt National Emblem (O'Donoihue) 11-10-5 T Jennlnos Dadora (Woodman) 13-10-4 J Woodman (3) Youni Davy (Burr) 12-10-2 .. R Atkins Tlicr Tees (Champnevs) 14-10-0 L Jones (3) Betting Forecast : 9-4 Storm King. Voimn Daw, 5 Itcil Kondu. o Utidoru, 10 National Liiiblnn. litjer Tecs. TIPS Storm Klni 9, Youni Davy 7, NOVICES' STEEPLECHASE (DW 11V. at '4m; winner lzzz (7 runners). Percy Crummies (Ouihton) 7-11-7 J Gilford Trut All (Cobden) 9-11-7 .. R Ash (51 La Yenka (Rlmell) 911-7 T Blddtecombe TambO (Bcwlcke) 7-11-7 J Klni Dutch Profit (L Dale) 7117 G Lawson Willow Moss (Caialet) 510-12 R Dinnard Just Priceless (W Williams) 5-10-12 .T jennlnts : -4 Percy Cn.rt.mle. S La Yenka. 5 'lambo. 8 Willow Mow. 100-8 True All. Dutch Profit. TIPS : Tambo 8, Percy Crummies 7. HANDICAP HURDLE (DIv 11); winner awu i runners). Mrs Went worth (Matthews) 8127 R Hvett Mark Over (Hooton) 711-1 J Hill orown omur r uroic- 6-10-10 . B Deacon Dresden Grey (Winter) 5-1010 V Soane Zaras Pearl (Oushton) 5-10-10 J Jenkins Baton (D Owen) 710-5 . J Nutley Cala Mesquida (C D) (J E Sutcliffe) 6-10-5 R Riley (51 Pttplni Tom (F Cundtlt) 9-10-5 .... D Hanlev (5) Sir Nulll (D) (Hannon) -1 u-3 rv ngweil (51 11-4 CiU M (win 1,1 ,t , 7-'J Mark 0i-r. Drr-den t.nv. 8 Drown Bomber, Pecpino TIPS t Dresden Grey 8, Zaras Pearl 7, CRICKET Lawry fails to get to grips From HENRY BXOFELD Durban. February 10 Having lost the first two Test matches to South Africa so overwhelmingly it is time for the Australians to indulge in a little sober reflection. It is the way in wmcb they cave lost those two matches that is so worrying to them. Each time much of their cricket has been almost pathetic and they have not been able to find the resolution to fight back or even to make boutn Atrica do so. it is easv loo in these circum stances to make excuses and not to look for the root cause. The Australians came to South Africa after a 2j-month tour of India which was exacting in terms of cricket and health. This mav have bad some effect on tnem at the start of the' tour here, but two- and a half months is not a life sentence, and a sense of humour and the Australian party is made up of essentially cheerful cricketers helps to make it all less difficult. In the first two Tests here the Australians have not had the lucky breaks. They have also been upset by a number of ummnna decisions which mevit ably seem to affect the losing side the more and also provide a reaay-maae excuse, it nas been suggested that since the Australian Board of Control refused to pay their cricketers the money they demanded if they were to play a fifth Test, they have become disenchanted understandably so as , they nave had a hard and. for the controlling bodies, a profitable tour. Thev feel thev should have been treated better. These factors mav ail have caused momentary problems though I cannot believe that the last need be seriously considered, but they cannot individually or collectively account for tne appalling criCKet wnicn is being Dlaved bv so many ton. class cricketers. Lawrv. ChanDell Walters and Shcahan are batting unbelievably badly. In two tests Jictvenzte nas not taKen a wicket, Taber has not kept wicket well, and only Connolly and Gleeson have Dlaved as they can. But luck always deserts a losing side and tnese two bowlers nave not had any The caotain of a tourina side must alwavs bear a large share ot tne responsmiury wnen mines go wrong and Lawry at the moment is bemused by the total failure of his side and indeed his own form, but he has not yet shown tnat ne Knows now to come to erms with the prob lem. ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL Liverpool do not last pace By a Special Correspondent Swansea U. 3, Liverpool V. Swansea beat Liverpool 3 in the second semifinal of the Univertities Athletic Union Association football champion ship at Cheltenham and thus qualified to play Birmingham at Leamington ipa on tne evening of March 10. The came, which was accon panied by alternating sun, snow, nan. ana rain, was wayea ai a fast pace throughout with have made anrnfessional blanch. In the first few minutes Liver- poo, seemed the stronger siae, but their uncertainty in defence Degan 10 snow wnen Swansea bombarded their goal with free kicks ana corners. Swansea's first goal came directly from a corner kick taken by Jarratt. but soon afterwards Pace gae a 30-yard pass precisely to Jones at centre forward who raced through and beat Honer, the goalkeeper, with a wen placed goal snot just inside the post. Swansea came back and once again they took the lead, this time through a free kick taken on the left by Hartsun and a neader By r ugn, a freshman, when the ball came neatly to him. The halftime score was thus 2-1 to Swansea and in the second half the pace naturally slowed because of the heaviness of the pitch, but Swansea showed more enterprise in using the wings and thev increased their lead, making almost sure of the match with 15 minutes to go when Williams drove in the ball after goalmouth scramble. LIVERPOOL. D. l'ritchard: K. Younci. -. Vac: J. Owncs. K. Douqlts H. Honer: 1) Thomas. M. Turner. G. .lone A. Seymour, C. Fleming. SWANSEA.- D. Honor: R. Thomas. J. Hamun: M. Jones. C. Vokes, G. T east D. Williams. J. Quartley. B. Williams. J. l'uoh. C. Jarratt. HORNER Nor?ovwmceP-ArmE yah? ofau?. W aV 1 1 tF. at Lna Jf ! 11 i TrVXlt . . 1 1 V. inUli(W..MI I X V " IIV1- ' J I I.I I THE battle between the promoters and the amateur authorities in tennis has reached such a bitter stalemate that it now seems unlikely that a compromise can be found in time to pre- ent the 1970 season from being decidely less exciting than either of the first two ears of open competition. There is even a chance of total war. Neither of the professional groups World Championship Tennis, which is directed by Mike Davies, the former British Davis Cup player, or George MacCall's National Tennis League Is going to compete in the French Cham- poinships this year. Several other major championships abroad will either have weakened professional entries or no professional representation at all and unless the situa tion changes drastically the British Hard Court Cham- Eionshlps at Bournemouth, rltain's second most import ant event, win be one of tne principal victims. There are several reasons Cor the impasse. The amateurs are afraid of the growing power of the professionals ; the promoters feel that the amateurs adopt an unrealistic attitude to their problems ; there have been too many delays in making me tournament scneauies anu announcing prize money; and too many of the "agreements" made between the two sides have proved capable of so many interpretations tnat now mere is an atmosphere of complete mistrust. Bad for the game The source of most of the complications is the belief, deeply rooted inside International Lawn Tennis Federa tion, that the oromoters are bad for the game and ought to be driven out ot Dusiness. ineir existence and the high often unnecessarily high contracts they have to meet nas natt an inflationary effect on the cost of running tournaments. It is argued inside the ILTF that bigger crowds, the result of open tennis, ought to mean that more money Is available for the development of the game by national associations. Instead, the amateurs nave tound tnemseives oavin? the Dlaver more fbv no means a bad thing) and extra sums to the promoters. If WCT and the NTL went out of business, players would be free and national associations would control the game again. Chance for consolation on the Four Aways The Football League pro gramme on Saturday features the return matches of those played on the first day of the season. The results of August 9 are unlikely to be much help in the search for score-draws. I studied last season's results to see if many teams that drew at home also drew the corresponding return game. Out of 25 drawn games picked at random from last season's programme I found that in only seven cases was the return game also drawn, It was with some relief I discovered that ot the 14 Football League matches I have selected as score-draws this week only in two cases was the match on August 9 drawn. Burnley drew 0 0 at Derby on that day. Derby County, with only a high placing in the Football League left of their ambitions, seem capable, with Hennessey, of drawing at Turf Moor. I also expect a repeat performance in the Chesterfield v. Football FIRST DIVISION uoais P W U L F A Fta Lr..M United It la 2 70 31 48 t.vtnot JO Jl 4 5 52 -ift 46 Uielsaa ZJ 14 10 5 49 32 3tt uoltiriimptit ..3112 13 7 453036 Mnn United ... M 12 13 1 44 40 i6 Lt.rpoul 28 3 9 ( 49 51 35 St0V.fi City 30 12 11 1 41 i& 35 Coventry C. ... 2H 14 6 8 39 2 34 Derby Oily .. 30 14 5 11 3 27 33 Notlinnham . 31 9 15 7 40 43 33 Newcastle United 30 I 8 10 35 '23 32 Man City .... 30 H 9 10 42 34 31 Awoal .. I.!. 31 7 15 9 32 35 29 loiunttom H ... 30 II 7 12 3B 43 29 Wc-t Urom A .ZW 6 14 41 43 J8 West Ham Utd 30 11 6 13 40 38 28 Huntley 29 7 10 12 3 45 24 Southampton ... 29 5 12 12 39 49 22 lps.,teti Town .. 32 6 8 IB 29 54 20 rrvstal Palace .29 3 11 15 25 5t 17 Sunderland 31 4 9 IB 22 56 17 Sheffield Wed ... ) 7 19 26 55 15 SECOND DIVISION Goals w y l f A CO Huddcrsflcld ... 30 18 7 h SO 28 43 Shemold Utd, .30 16 5 1058 29 37 BlacKbum Holers oO 16 5 9 41 34 37 Cartttl City 30 1 8 K 4B 51 ifc fewlndon Town 0 12 12 ( 40 32 36 Ourt-n' Park R 30 14 ft 10 49 3M 34 Mlildlpshrouqli 2H 14 g H 37 30 J4 WacWpool . . 29 1 2 10 7 38 36 OirlMc t't't ...31 1 7 11 50 42 33 llr.Vu, C.u ... 30 11 9 10 59 33 31 ",.M. r Cny ... 29 11 9 9 43 40 31 Portsmouth ....31 10 8 13 43 d7 2B Ulnnlnohim City 29 g , g J? J Si? 1illu ill .... 30 7 12 11 34 45 26 OxlorU UnitrO ... 29 8 10 11 22 29 26 Hi'll City 29 10 5 14 44 49 25 Itolton Wand ... 29 8 8 13 42 47 24 Norwich City ... 28 10 14 26 34 24 Chiritar. Atti ... 30 5 13 12 2. 54 23 Piwon Nth End 29 7 8 14 30 40 22 Wauord 30 7 7 16 32 42 21 Anon Vfllt ... 2 4 11 15 24 43 19 n vA iuarTmn .u i ii t. -urtw; rmd(nra r j i i aw wn nv ato iti6m, iOAt- tur Total war in the offing That idea does not bear much relationship to reality at the moment. As this season begins, the promoters seem to be Tn a stronger position and the amateurs, the victims of the ILTF's general paralysis, seems more disorganised than ever. After three years of open tennis, . the ILTF ought to have organised itself into a body which could deal firmly with the problems of promoting the game all over the world. Instead it's control is woefully inadequate for an expanding game and it acts only when pushed. Its management committee docc not meet frequently enough and it does not possess a proper international secretariat, with specialists In public relations and tournament organisations. In spite of the extra money that Is going into the game, no one has yet considered those reforms important enough to pay for them. As a result, the channels of communication are too often muddy. Confusing slowness This season's confusions have been partly caused by the ILTF's slowness in bringing out its international calendar. The promoters have always asked to be consulted on this because it is difficult for them to judge offers for their players until they know how the year is being arranged and how much prize money is available but so far the ILTF has never granted them that kind of diplomatic recognition. This year's tournament schedule was published in January. That was too late for the professionals. By then they had made a number of arrangements of their own and as a result Monte Carlo, Rome, and Bournemouththree of the most important stops on the European circuit are all likely to be losers because the professionals have alternative engagements in their weeks. According to Davies, Rome was the principal problem. He could not have offered them all the WCT players but he could have sent Tom Okker, Cliff Drysdale, Marty Riessen, Pierre oaruies, iiikai niiu, itiaxK vux. and Graham raham Stilwell, together Andres Gimeno from MacCall's group. The with George Italians took a long time to make up their minds and In the Swansea Town match. The game at Swansea was drawn 0-0. Chesterfield are the leaders of the Fourth Division and Swansea are lying second. Swansea have been stiffening their away record in recent matches. Chesterfield are the only team in the Football League who have not drawn a League game at home this season. They are overdue cor draw. Havlns a difficult FA Gun replay at Leicester tonight Liverpool are unlikely to be sharp enough to win at Chelsea on Saturday. They beat Chelsea 4-1 on the first day of the season and have won four of their last six League matches at Chelsea, a record that suggests they can draw on Saturday. If it has been a long time since you had a win there may De some consolation for you in the Four Aways this week, though the prizes may be low. Manchester City have not won a League match since December 6 when they beat West Ham League tables to date THIRD DIVISION , Goal r W D I. F A P Luton Towm ... Orient Brighton Heading Itamstcy HrLHoi Rvf Uotl.dile . .. . Itotherhim Utd. Torquay Utrt ... Bradford City HaltU Tn ... Fulhara DoncHtrr Rvs., Shrewsbury Tn.. Pl j mouth Arg. Mansfield To .. Bury Bournemouth . vmji South port Trnui Rva . Stockport Co . Giuinebam .... barrow 29 15 8 6 51 29 38 29 14 10 5 40 23 38 30 15 7 8 34 26 37 30 15 7 8 54 49 37 30 13 10 7 46 34 36 30 12 11 7 51 38 35 SO 15 5 10 52 39 35 31 11 12 8 44 31 34 30 11 12 7 44 35 34 29 14 5 10 41 31 33 2S 12 8 8 31 29 32 30 10 11 9 49 41 31 30 12 6 12 37 35 30 30 9 13 9 39 39 30 30 12 5 13 35 37 29 27 11 3 30 11 5 31 8 10 27 10 5 1 33 31 27 at K1 9.7 3 33 51 26 ,2 31 42 25 3 31 36 22 3 34 54 21 S 17 44 17 . 27 7 7 . .51 , 27 5 . SO S 7 Z 43 13 8 22 57 15 LEAGUE Division, I noils V D L V A Pt Critic H.inicr Hlbtmian Dundee Utd .. Hearts Dunfermline A Dundee ........ Kilmarnock ... Ayr Utd Motherwell .... Morton St Johnston . Aberdeen Clyde Airdrie St Mirrtn Parttck Thistle, Ralth Rvs .. 23 18 .. 23 16 .. 21 13 .. 25 11 5 64 24 58 4 3 51 'II it 5 5 38 21 29 5 7 44 44 27 10 6 36 28 26 5 8 2'i 28 25 5 8 28 26 23 6 8 44 41 22 2 11 30 36 22 9 6 33 30 21 5 9 36 38 21 3 '0 37 43 21 4 10 40 35 20 5 12 21 40 15 4 11 38 51 14 4 14 19 35 14 5 11 28 47 13 7 14 20 47 13 Ms twowMlS M a,, i art1rsertfr- H f. More. WtttJ -faUfttfff meantime Davies was forced to accept the offer of a major sponsor in Dallas, WCT's base, to stage a tournament in the same week at Rome. This meant that he would need Okker, Drysdale, Riessen, and Gimeno, the top players of the group he had intended to keep in Europe, over here. Bournemouth, in spite of its 15,000 in prize money, is now left with WCT's tail end. The LTA in London, moving at their usual dignified pace have been hurt to hear that John Newcombe and Tony Roche would not be coming to Bournemouth. The news that the entry would be still further weakened caused even greater flutterings. They had a big sponsor to keep happy and a considerable ambition to make Bournemouth into one of Europe's major events. Davies then offered to fly one or more of the four players to England, provided that the LTA would pay the fare. Their answer to this was that the fare ought to come out of the increased prize money, but Davies argues that before increasing the prize money they ought to have remembered about the kind of contracts that he has with his players. He is responsible for air fares and they keep the money they win. Proper consultation weeks ago might have solved this problem. The prize money could have been reduced and the money saved set aside for expenses. This is what Davies means when he accuses the amateurs of being "unrealistic." Indoor event The ease of Paris, the world's major hard court tournament, is different. Last year, says Davies, WCT played in the French open and it was agreed that in return the French federation would stage an indoor event for them in Paris. WCT put up 9,500 in prize money, but the takings were only 5,000 and taxes and other expenses left them with only 3,000. Davies, smarting over the loss of more than 6,000 does not feel that the French carried out their side oi tne Dargain, particularly as their two top players, Francolse Jauffre and George Goven did not compete. One was in South America and the other was said to be cnang' United. Sheffield Wednesday should be generous enough to allow them a few rare goals. Notts County, Rangers, and Dundee are other teams with a food chance away from home, eeds United, Luton Town, and Reading are long shots that are well worth considering. l I SELECTIONS I 0 TNIILC CHANCE (Homi liams)t Scrtdrawtt Stokt City. Norwich City, LPortimtuth, ourntmouth and BA urv, Doncastir Rovtrs. Chutfrfttld, Kxcttr City, AbtrdMn, Motharwiil. Lorn Shots: urnliy. ChtlM. Irmlnf-ham City, Hull City. Vfattord. GUllntham. THRU DRAWS: Stokt Cltv. Porti-mouth, Sunri Doncaittr. Rovars Chtsttrflatd. POUR AWAYS: ManehKttr City. Ltetfs United, Reading Notts Caunty. Raniart. Dundtt. EIGHT OR NINE RESULTS, Evtr-ton. Manehwttr Unlttd. Nottingham rmmt, HuddarineU Town, Mlllwall. Sradferd City. Iririol Rotwi, A dar-ihot. Srantford, CalchiiUr United. Grlmiby Twn. Celtic. FOURTH DIVISION , Goala p w n L F A PtS Chesterfield Brentford Swansea Tn 2R 17 7 4 49 17 41 SO 14 10 6 39 24 38 ... 28 I 1U a)a oat 3 3 10 5 34 21 36 Fort vaie Aldershot , Wrexham Prterborc.' Utd. Nf-m "n 3 10 V 54 41 Jt) 5 4 5 42 20 34 29 13 8 8 54 42 34 29 13 6 10 44 34 32 fn I r-hfwl fr Hill .. 2Q 1 1U 13 31 ys 2 8 10 42 41 52 O 11 q 42 38 51 Scunthorpe Utd. 30 Lincoln ucy Chester York City" Grimsby Tn Crewe Alex ., 29 14 2 13 38 42 30 211 11 All 37 44 28 28 9 9 10 30 32 It 27 10 6 11 32 32 26 26 8 9 9 34 31 25 Eieter City . Hartlepool ... Southend UW Dirllootori ... Nov. port Co Oldham Ath, Worklnoton . Bradford W a a 4 44 42 24 3 34 50 24 5 36 57 23 4 33 42 22 4 36 50 22 . 30 8 7 . 29 7 8 . 29 7 8 .20 5 10 . 30 6 6 . 30 5 7 4 3 1 43 2U :i 26 50 18 5 30 54 17 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division II Cowdenbeath ... 27 18 6 3 64 25.JI2 4 4 58 56 38 5 8 57 26 35 2 7 51 30 32 3 4 56 26 31 5 6 42 27 31 8 6 44 28 3t) 4 8 49 33 28 3 11 43 42 25 6 10 41 42 24 4 12 35 42 20 4 15 32 45 20 5 12 35 53 19 1 16 43 61 17 5 11 37 57 17 3 13 30 50 17 3 16 34 53 15 3 IB 32 76 15 4 17 29 60 14 Quern oi the S. 23 17 27 16 Alloa Athletic , Falkirk Dumbarton . Stirling Albion 24 13 21 14 24 13 Berwick ring East Fife ... . '25 Montrose 25 Albion . '24 QiiMn- Park 27 Chdebank 24 Forfar Ath . . . 2j tast Stirling .. . 22 BcMt. City . 2 Stranraer . .... 2j Stfnhousnmilr 27 Hamilton Acad. 26 The First Smith-Robinsons ing his forehand." The knives are out between Dallas and Paris. In any case, Robert Abdes-selam, the French vice-president of the ILTF, is regarded as one of the officials least sympathetic to the professionals' point ol yiew. If Davies ls bitter about JCTs relationship with the trench. MacCall is absolutely and quietly determined that none of his players will play in Paris this year.. And not only France ... in the last week the promoters' relations with the UFLTA. which had seemed to be improving, have deteriorated again. An agreoment which had been reached to give large guaranteed expense allowances to both contract and independent players on the US circuit, has been rejected. So too, it seems, has the idea that the UFLTA would offer Independent players to compete In promoter-sponsored opens. 'Circuit jackpot The amateurs are to counterattack by staging the Jack Kramer-inspired grand prix. According to Kramer, this will be discussed in Paris at the end of this week but although he has made three recent trips to Europe, he will not be there because he feels that " too many people are suspicious of his motives." As he sees it, tournaments in 24 cities would contribute to a circuit jack pot of S200.000. Twelve of these would be held by the promoters, who would receive no cooperation fees or appearance money anywhere but who could protit from their 12 events. It is argued that if, as they have threatened, the promoters boycott the grand prix they will be forced into holding more of their own events; which means more work and risks for them. If they stay out of the big tournaments preferring Dayton (Ohio) to, say, Wimbledon they will miss the advertisement that a major open elves and their players will lose the chance of competing for the game's biggest rewards. It is hoped to set it in motion this year, but the establishment of the grand prix may mean a year of total war with the promoters. Davies says that he is ready for that if it comes, although the only thing that ' amuses him about the situation is the sight of Kramer, once the major professional promoter. working wnn tne amateurs. Last year when there was a similar battle Herman David, the chairman of the All-England Club and the master of Wimbledon, banged everyone's heads together until a sort of peace had been hammered out. This time although all the professionals want to play at Wimbledon it may be too late for even the All-England club to demonstrate its power again. IMMiHrAMflaaa Form and forecast FIRST DIVISION Burnkv v. Dtrby Co... I 2 12212 SttI -ZZX 2 1 221 Z ChelsM v. Livarpoo) .. x Coventry v. sunaetimi i Everton v. Arsenal . . 1 Man. Utd. v. Crystal P. 1 x Newcastle v. West Ham 1 2 Nortm. F. v. Ipswich T. 1 x Shelf. W. v. Man. City 2 2 2 21 Stokt C. v. WoIrhtn. x x 1 1 I x Tottenham v. ihoi u. i 1 x 2 West Srom v. Southptn. SECOND DIVISION 1 1 Birmingham v. Leicester x xl 1 1 Cardiff v. CarUsIt Utd. 1 1 Huddcrsflcld v. Oxferd 1 1 1 2-1 - Hull City v. Q.P.R. .. x 1 Middlcsbro v. ShtH. U. 1 l 1 1 Millwall v. Bolton W. 1 1 x Norwich v. Aston Villa x 1 1 Portsmouth v. Blackpool x 1 I x I 1 x Preston N.E. v. Charlton 1 Swindon v. Blackburn X. 1 xx Watford v. Bristol City x THIRD DIVISION 2 1 -x Barrow v. Luton Town M 2 1 1 1 Bournemouth v. BamsTty x Bradford City. v. Fulham 1 21 Bristol Rov. v. South port 1 1211 Bury v. Rotherham Utd. x 1 121 Doncaster R. v. Torquay 1 x I I 1 x Cllh'niham v. Mansfield x Ley ton 0. v. Rochdala 1 1 Plymouth A. v. Reading 2 Shrewsbury T. v. Halifax 1 x 2 2 1 1 1 Stockport v. T ran mere 1 1121 Walsall v. Brighton .. X FOURTH DIVISION 2x12x1 Aldershot v. Bradford .. 1 2Z- Brentford v. Hartlepool 1 2 Chester v. Scunthorpe U. 1 1 Chesterfield v. Swansea X 1 x Colchester v. Lincoln C. 1 1 x - Exeter City v. Wrexham x -211-2 Grimsby v. Workington 1 2 Northampton v. Crtwt 1 1 Oldham A. v. Notts Co. 2 xx 2 Pctcibrgh. v. Pott VaU 1 xx Southend v. Darlington 1 1 1 -1 2x York C. v. Newpart Ce. 1. SCOTTISH LEACUE DIVISION I x x 1 1x2 Aberdeen v. Kilmarnock x 1 Ayr U. v. St Johnstone 1 -11-12 Celtic v. Morton .... 1 21 22 2 x Dundee U. v. Dunfmlnt. 1 -1 1 2 2 2 Hearts v. Clyde 1 12122 - Motherwell v. Hibernian X 1 1 -x 1 x Partlck v. Atrdrleonlans 1 2 2 Ratth R. v. Rangers . . 2 1 2 2 2-2 St Mirrcn v. Dundee . . 2 SCOTTISH LEACUE DIVISION It 1 1 1 x 1 x Albion Rov. v. Stranraer 1 -21x1 1 Alloa v. East Stirling - 1 x 1 1 1 1 - Arbroath v. Berwick R. 1 x 2 1 1 1 2 Cowdenbeath v. Forfar 1 2 1 1 2 x x Dumbarton v. East Fit 2 x Falkirk v. Ha mil tan A. 1 x 1 1 1 1 1 Montrose v. Stenhmulr. 1 1 1 x Qn. of Sth. v. Clydebank 1 '1 1mArEUEMIrJ?,NTHgf!3g' fflPgPljf!T7 Cala. MeaAUiaU c

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