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THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 1957 Association Football WALES RETAINS HER CHANGE IN WORLD CUP East Germany well beaten at Cardiff BY AN OLD INTERNATIONAL Wales 4, East Germany 1 Stung by her 2-1 defeat in Leipzig in May, Wales beat East Germany 4-1 last evening and that without calling too heavily on the sort of Celtic fervour with which Ninian Park, Cardiff, usually inspires her. The incessant rain, which turned South- Wales into a welter of roaring torrents, swollen rivers, and flooded meadows, threw a huge wet blanket over the whole affair; and it would not be stretching charity too far to suggest that the greasy, soggy nature of the pitch on which this match was played was as good as a two-goal start for Wales. The average age of the East Germans was 27 the age at which nowadays a player is thought to have reached full maturity. We expected, therefore, play of a genuinely high standard provided, of course, that stamina held out. The East Germans had eight international players m their team ; four forwards, three halfbacks, and the right back. They began m a pretty, rather deliberate style, which unfortunately did not last. In comparison with the usual Continental standards they seemed slower than one had expected. 'But there was no doubt about their ball culture, and they certainly could shoot. Burly but fair They had, as expected, some well-developed specimens in the side, like Schoen , the centre half, Muller, the left back,' Schroeter, the inside right, and Troger., the centre forward and in general their methods were scrupulously fair with not a hint anywhere of Prussian ruthless-ness. They had a trick, too, of shooting on the impulse when least expected, and two such efforts by Troger and Schroeter spelt danger for Wales until it was seen that Vearncombe, of Cardiff City, deputising for Kelsey, was in his best vein as a goalkeeper. Of the other Welsh defenders, M. Charles, centre half, a magnificent figure of a man, and Harris, of Middlesbrough, right half, were most prominent throughout. Harris had the distinction even of giving his-forwards their first lesson in shooting. Jones, of Swansea, the outside left, was easily the best Welsh forward. He skipped" along at a nice brisk pace, controlled the ball well on the greasv turf, and timed his swerves .so expertly that he became a thorn ,in ,the flesh to Buschner who repeatedly gesticulated to his other colleagues for help One glorious pass from Jones sped diagonally across the field and came to rest right at theifeet of Palmei who stood awaiting its arrival but before Palmer could give the final flourish to what should have been the opening goal he was lying on his back surveying the slate grey sky But Palmer was not the only one who was missing openings. Davies, of Newcastle, the Welsh inside right, also made a hash of a grand centre .from Jones and it fell. to Troger to show MANCHESTER UNITED MUCH TOO GOOD FOR SHAMROCK ROVERS By W. Shamrock Rovers 0, Manchester United 6 Manchester United beat Shamrock Rovers 6-0 in the first leg of the first round of the European Cup competition in Dublin last night and so are very comfortably placed' indeed for Wednesday's return match. It was Whelan. playing in his own bailiwick, who did a great deal of the damage and his countrymen were no doubt proud of him in a wry fashion. Shamrock played extremely well In the first half, but two quick goals by United then settled matters to their satisfaction and then they never looked back. The night was cold and miserable with flagpoles swaying in the strong wind and the light was very poor, but it was at least dry after a wild day during which the lighthouse at Bray, where United were staving disappeared into the sea ' In the first competitive game between clubs representing the Football League and the League of Ireland Shamrock lost their record of being unbeaten -so far this season Before the game they were thought to be a fraction slower than last year, but that may be because they had not met much first-class opposition so far. In the event they were livelier and faster than United in the opening stages, they tackled like demons and, with nothing to lose. aave a good exhibition of football Slippery pitch At first United had dithcuitv in keepmE their feet and slithered about as though on an ice-rink A slip of this kind by Blanchflower let in Ambrose after United had won the toss and decided to piay with the wind but Hamilton was off-side and in any case Wood saved his shot well But United had a narrow squeak almor,i immediately after this when Byrne, on his goal-line, lust got a foot to a shot by Tuohv after an attack involving all the Shamrock forwards not surprisingly a mighty .roar rent the heavens Shamrock were having the better of matters and a lovely move bv Peyton and Hamilton ended in Wood saving a header from Ambrose. The wind was making things difficult for all the players to judge the ball's flight and some of Wood's kicks were collected by the soal-keeper at the other end. .As United gradually settled down the quality of the Shamrock defence became apparent and it beat off raid after raid. Indeed, the covering or tne 4ome players were first-class and their striped green and white shirts looked like five- 4f0Us frits a man who is somebody The Wetherdair Oljmpix is no humble insignificant raincoat. It is a proud coat of bold graceful lines, of fine quality cloth and rich appearance. It is a coat for the man who is somebody a man who cannot afford other than to have the best. Obtainable from the best man's shops Home and Overseas. D )LYMPIX THE IMPECCABLE WEAT THE how attacks should be launched by driving in a terrific left-foot shot which Vearncombe saved with icjuite exceptional agility. Then, at long last after Palmer had missed still another sitter, Vernon gave him a further chance to redeem himsell by plaving what can only be described as a golfer's chip shot so precisely that Palmer, try as he would, simply could not miss this one. The spell was broken. The ubiquitous Jones, swinging the ball high into goal, this time from the right wing, had the satisfaction of Seeing Busch. the East German goalkeeper, push the ba?l through his own goal , a stroke of misfortune aggravated later when the same hapless goalkeeper only partially stopped another centre and lay helpless while Palmer nearly tore the roof of the net away Bv the time the interval was over and done with the East Germans were obviouslv faltering and labouring as though the pace had been too hot for them ; auite apart from the fact that they were three goals down with little prospect of staging a recoverv. But vou never Know at this game, for suddenlv Kaiser, the East Gorman inside-left, took a casual, almost dispirited swipe, at a passing ball and was elated to see Charles miskick the ball at a great Pace past his own goalkeeper But even with this encouragment one could not See the East Germans mustering up skill enough to beat Czechoslovakia outright in their next match, as they must do if Wales is to retain the right to fight her wav into the World Cup competition They still had the skill now and then to show the. odd trace of cunning as witness one glorious move, between wirth and Troger which Troger just failed to round off But in general -they were clearlv outpaced and outgeneralled by an enthusiastic Welsh team, and when Palmer Collected a pass from Bowen to make the score 4-1 for Wales defeat stared them in the face. Good protection The Welsh derence Is to be congratulated on its display. Vearncombe, the goalkeeper, will rarely shape better m a representative match and he would be .the first to acknowledge the splendid protection afforded him bv Charles and the two backs. Thomas and Hopkins. The wing halves in particular, enjoyed themselves and in the second half Bowen emulated Harris m the stream of choice passes which he was pleased to roll along to his forwards. As for the attack, remembering always that it was a makeshift affair due to injuries, it was a relief to see that Palmer, the leader, perhaps inspired by his success in scoring three goals in a World Cup match, played with much more intelligence in the second half and maintained his fighting spirit much longer than either Vernon or Davies WALES. Vcamchmbe tCarditl City). Thomas (D. A) CSwanaea Town). Hopltltu CTottenham Hotspur, Harrli (Middlesbrough). Charlea (M ) (Swansea Town), Bowen (Arsenal), capt.; 'AUehurch (L.) (Svtaraea Town). Daviea R. (Newcastle United). Palmer (Swansea Town). Vernon (BlacVburn Rogers). Janei (C.) CSwanaca Town). EAST GERMANY Busch; Muller. Buschner; Wolf (K.), Schoen. capt.. WolX (S.); Maver. Schroeter. Troger. Kaker, Wirth. Referee: R J. Leafe CEnslainJ) R. Taylor barred gates. The luck of the Irish was with them for quite a time. A lob by Viollet was punched out, Taylor hit a post, and Whelan lashed the ball back but it bounced off D'Arcy. and when a powerful shot by Pegg was parried Berry missed a chance D'Arcv. formerly with Oldham Athletic, was extremely adventurous and darted from his goal again and again but after 36 minutes he went out too far. Pegg. in the centre, out through a gem of a oass to Taylor, unmarked on 1 the right, and as Taylor cut in he lobbed thp ball into the net over D'Arcv's head. Peytonwas the best of the Shamrock forwards but little was seen of Coad. One fine dribble down the wing by Peyton was in vain because no one was uo to receive the pass, but he almost scored when he burst through the centre. Wood diving at his feet and recovering the auicker a the ball went loose Nonchalance of Whelan Because of the question of 'toe light there was no interval, but United seemed to welcome this because they went further ahead five minutes later. First Berry shot over the bar after receiving a pass from Whelan and then he returned the compliment of the pass and Whelan, near goal, scored with the utmost nonchalance. Whelan depressed his compatriots even more when he headed in again 'rom a centre by Pegg, and Shamrock were now being restricted to breaksaway and their shooting was not verv accurate. Ambrose, however, missed a good chance by passing instead of shooting, and Wood saved well when Coad made a shot-Hamilton tried his utmost, but the United defence particularly, Byrne and Goodwin, was too good though there was one fright when Peyton hit the bar. This, however, was more than counter-balanced by Manchester when Taylor promptlv scored again from a centre hv Vioilpi nnrl goals bv Berry and Pegg added to Shamrock's agony only a fe.v minutes trom time Because of their antics recently boys were barred from Dalyrnount for four matches and this was the fourth Their apprdhensnons before the ban was lifted can well be imagined but the authorities relented, no doubt considering that the suspense had been quite enough It must have been terrible while it lasted, but in view of the result, perhaps the boys now wish thev had been kept out after all SHAMROCK ROVERS. D'Arcy; Burke Mackey. SoLin Kerch Rennc.c. Peiton Ambrose Hnmirion. Cnjd Tuohv MA-VCHF.S-IEH UNITED. Wood Fatlike 1)4 rne GixHlwm flUnclitloucr. Ldwjrds Berry Tsitor VlOltCI. PCRB h Fine All-Woat or Vnioo 16. 16.0 W'ahcriair supply a Jail range of vreather coon, belied and unbelted in Fine Cotton, WooSIColton Mature, and M-Weo! end Wonted Gabardine, at puces from appro. Ld.l2s.6d. ETHERDAIR IMPECCABLE WEATHER COAT WETHERDAIR LTD. BRADFORD S wraats . .-.mnt. . ... jb Jsirawarrfirias&2ii3K5s D'Arcy, Shamrock Rover$' goalkeeper, Association Football YOUNG BULGARIA ROUTED England the faster England 6, Bulgaria 2. England won her Under 23 Association football international match with Bulgaria 6-2 before a crowd of some 45,000 at Stamford Bridge last night. She was strong in all departments, notably at half-back where Smith dominated the middle and Setters and Crowther were so ready with a stream of passes to their forwards that the Bulgarian defenders were caught on the wrong foot repeatedly. Although the Bulgarians warmed themselves up for ten minutes before play began, it was England who was first into her stride, for Haynes drove a hard shot over the bar and Parchanov cleared a header from the dashing Kevan brilliantly Greaves showed some clever touches, but was closely watched and slowness against the speedy Kirchev twice cost A'Court' chances of scoring. Haynes, m contrast, shot on sight He was foiled a second time by another superb save by the leaping Parchanov, but the goalkeeper was fortunate to push the next fierce drive by the English captain against a post to safety. Next Brabrook and Greaves both nearly scored during a period of assault so fast and furious that the Bulgarian goal seemed to bear a charmed life. Inevitably the goals came. Greaves scored in the fortieth minute and Haynes only one minute later Both goals were the result of splendid shots after sound, combined play. Bulgaria brought-on a substitute for her outside right just before the interval, but it was England again who scored through Brabrook The Bulgarians began the second half with a new goalkeeper ; Dervenski, in spite of his injured and 'still bandaged hand which kept him out of the team In the first place replaced Parchanov. They also brought on another substitute for Kirchev. Apparently heartened by these alterations they showed more life and a bad slip by England allowed Debirsky, outside left, to tap home a shot by Diev after only two minutes of the half. England wasted her openings hereabouts but Dervenski made some courageous saves before A'Court beat him after an hour's play and restoed England's advantage. Setters and Crowther plied their forwards with astute passes and the Bulgarians were glad to find Dervenski alwavs ready to take personal risks in clearing desperate situations. The tall Dimitrov also averted danger with his fine heading and more than once forced Kevan to wander. England now was taking things more easilv against Only moderate opposition Even so the 'cool Greaves, undisturbed bv the huge crowd, scoied his second and England's fifth goal fifteen minute? from the end. It was kicked skilfully with the side of the foot after clever passing by Brabrook and Hanes. Four minutes later the discouraged Bulgarians allowed Havnes to shoot a sixth goal ; Greaves returned a compliment by helping m the movement which gave Haynes his chance. Dervenski then saved a penalty kick from Greaves before Debirskv. in the game's last minute, snatched a second goal for Bulgaria ENGLAND UNULR l.V. HorjLintnn tKolmn Wanderers), Hont (West Bromwlcll Albion), Harm muncriampion MnnucrerRi: rvetterK iwcfit liromuicll Albion. Smith tBIrrnlnpham Otyi Crowther (Aston Villa); Brabroolc (ChelbCA). Grease (Chchea) Kcart (West Bromwlch Albion) Haines (Ftilhaml captain A'Court (Liverpool) llULGAItlAN U.NDLR 2 Vs. I'arehanm. Klrche. Kllov; LflrBov. Dimitrov OcorllLUe. I'CLhi'HkoT Bathcv. uicv tcipt ), list ucnirskv SCOTLAND'S SIDE . FOR BELFAST Eight of the team that won the inter-league Association football match against the League of Ireland 5-1 in Dublin last week play in the full Scottish international side against Ireland in Belfast on October 5. The other three are Anglo-Scots, and one of them, Dochertv (Preston North End), has been appointed captain. The team is : YoitilKcr (Uerpool). Parker (F.ilkirkJ. CalUow (Hansen). McColt (Runners). tAans (.Celtic). Ooehcrly Proton North Lnd). capt . Scott (KjticrA). Coltiru (Celtic. Mutlle (llljckpooli Balrd (KanitciM Kins (Clyde) Reserve- Lowic Dundee) The Ireland team, also chosen yesterday, includes Uprichard. Portsmouth aoal-keeper. who has not played in the LeaEue Since March 20 this year. He takes over trom Gregg (Doncaster Rovers), who played m all of Ireland's international games last season. Gregg asked to be excused from playing because of Doncas-ter's poor League position Doherty. Ireland's team manager, who is in charge of the Doncaster club, also misses the international for similar reasons. The team is : Uprlchnrd (Portsmouth). CunnlnKham O-elccsler City) 1 lclicliacl (Newcastle Unileil); D. Blanchflower (Totten-lum HolsriDr). J. Btanchnowcr (Manchester United) PcaCOCk (OIllAGCT (VlMr). Rlnahn, rCiinrlt.tanV C.n.n (Kangcnt) McACjns (Manchester City) ' Mellrov (Burnlei), McParland Aston Villa). YESTERDAY'S FOOTBALL Association WORLD CUP w"l 4 East German i At Ginhn. INTERNATIONAL MATCH UNDER 23' Eitgfancl 6 iluUnrla 2 (At Slumlord Brldtic) EUROPEAN CUP First Round (Ftrsr Leg) .Shamrock Ftuvm 0 MmhMttr United f, At Duhllii. EUROPEAN CUP First Round (Second Lee) Ulcnuson Aailnis (Denmark) i (Aarhus un 3.0 on aftBreimle) St Etlcnnc 2 Runners i (Rariftcrs won 4-3 on agffrcgale) FIRST DIVISION 1 teds Lulled 2 Sunderland l .Newcastle Unillil 0 Sheffield YVeriiietilat .... D THIRD DIVISION (SOUTH) llrlBhlon and Hove A. ..0 Alilcrshnt ,, I fxeler City 1 Gitllnrjliam 3 Soulluimplon 0 Plymouth Ars! 1 Southend United 2 Stvuidon Town 3 lorquay United I Crista! Talact 1 THIRD DIVISION (NORTH) Rradlord t) York Clly 2 Kochdal 1 Scunthorpe United .... 4 WorkinBton 1 Bradford City I SVrexham 0 Crcwo Alexandra ...... I LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CUP (Flral nound). Cromptotu Itecv . 2, Precol Cable 3; Horwich R.M I 3 ltwvop 1. Morccainbc 6. Lltharn 0. Chorlcy 2', Netrterticld 2 CHE.SH1HE COUNTY LI.ACUE. Conuleton Town 3. Wnton Atbton 2. Northmen Vtuarirt 0. Hjlc United 0. Sioukporl County 0, Stafford Haratcrs 1 I'.A. CUP (Rreptayl. Bnnaor 5. Hint Town 1 OHKMIIRI;. CHALLENGE CUP (Heplaj) Lllenmcre rittl I ow n 1, Runcorn 0. Rugby Union CI.UB MA rCHfcJs. Oiclienluini 5. GtcmccMcr 3 Fhhwr Vale 3 Oirdiff 3. Gljmnrs-ni Wanderers 8 Itndiicnd V lienor School G. O K Crodilaril'd I-ifitcn 16. Mc-Mile tnlleac to. R ncmpr.n'f, Hfureo IK. luh l Prownctsl ChiW 6 RAT, Union 0 IUF Dtohrortri, 21 MT. -RurTortr- ZO R A F.. Ye id on 0 St Heleni Recreation 12. en Ptrk U. saving a shot from Whelan during Manchester Uttitcd's European Cup match in Dublin last night Golf SCOTLAND OVERWHELMED IN HOME INTERNATIONAL MATCHES Pine finishing by English players By Pat Ward-Thomas England inflicted a humiliating defeat upon Scotland by ten matches to one with four halved in the first of the internationals on the great links at Newcastle, County Down, yesterday. Such is the balance of power held by these countries that the outcome of the championship has probably been decided already. The Irish, who have become Welsh rabbits in recent years, were beaten 8-6 with one halved after their usual unhappy performance in the foursomes. All night long the skirts of hurricane Carrie lashed the seas into a tossing angry turmoil and swirled dark clouds against the black brooding mountains ot Mourne And in the morning the cold wind was so violent that balance was exceedingly difficult to maintain and eifiht holes were beyond the reach of two full CARD OF THE COURSE Hole Yard Hole Yards 1 512 10 200 2 J24 II 441 i 468 12 503 4 162 U 445 5 440 14 216 6 394 IS 454 7 137 16 267 427 17 420 O 4SK 18 540 3.452 3.494 Total Irnuth: 6.946 yards wooden club shots. Nevertheless much of the golf seen, especially that of the English and Scottish players, was extremely good. The outstanding feature of England's victory was the supremely fine finishing in almost every match. In winning four and halving one of the foursomes this was noticeably so exceot in the top match. Sewell, whose slight frame must have found the buffeting wind most trying, did not drive well for him and his missing of the wide seventeenth fairway allowed Scotland to square the match But his run-up to the eighteenth made a half possible after Bussell had missed from four feet Jack save this game for Scotland with beautiful, cbol noling out on the later holes where Bussell was rather out of touch. But the rest of the morning was England's. Wolstenholme and Bonallack won a noble victory from Blair and Lawrie, as accomplished a seaside foursome pair as any in Britain, by finishing two, four, four Wolstenholme's spoon shot to the sixteenth stopped within two feet : a perfect four won the seventeenth, and Bonallack was nearly home after Wolstenholme's colossal drive down the eighteenth. Bonallack played really well and justified Mirklem's wise choice of laying him high Marsh and Perowne were admirably balanced, extremely steady where steadiness was a high achievement, and drew away firmly after the turn against Montgomerie and Burnside. The same broadly was true of Thirlwell and Shepperson, whose control was admirable. Slark, m his first international, drove fully fifteen yards from the first tee. but thereafter was the steadying influence, especially coming home. His bunker shot from beside the sevententh green to within a yard was the crucial stroke and then Lunt closed the door with a fine pitch to the eighteenth. In spite of an encouraging lead by Jack, who after the first hole played beautifully accurate golf, Scotland, needing seven victories in the sineles to save the day. Olympic Games NO TEAM AWARDS IN FOUR EVENTS It was officially announced here to-night that the International Olympic Congress has decided to eliminate team classifications in four sports in the Olympic Games. After the 196.0 Games m Rome there will be no team awards in equestrianism, gymnastics, modem pentathlon, or cycling. Only individual competitions will be held in those sports. The running deer event in the shooting tournament also has been eliminated from the Games in Rome as is was considered to lack sufficient international interest. Competitors in the modern pentathlon at Rome must not number more than sixty, to be decided by the international federation. Long-distance events in canoeing are to be abolished, leaving seven races instead of nine. The International Swimming Federation is to be informed that while both the orthodox breast stroke and the butterfly will be allowed in the Rome programme they must decide which of the two events they want in future Olympic Games. The Wrestling Federation is to be told that by 1964 only eight wrestling categories instead of the present sixteen will be permitted. It seems probable that Greco-Roman wrestling will be omitted The team event in the equestrianism dressage will be abolished after the Rome Game.s. The Russian delegates won their point in opposing a proposal to reduce the sue of the gymnastic events at Rome. The, programme will remain unchanged but it seems certain that a big cut will be made in gymnastics bv 1964. The congress will continue on Friday. Reuter. Fencing BRITISH SABRE TEAM ELIMINATED Pwus. September 25. Britain was eliminated from the sabre team event when the world's fencing championships were continued here to-day. She went down 7-9 to France and 1-9 to Hungary, who has been undisputed master of the sabre for the past ten years. Against France, O. Porebski put up the best performance with four victories. M. Amberg was Britain's only winner against Hungary. France, Hungary, Russia, and Poland qualified for the final. Britain's fencers had a comfortable opening match, beating Spain 12-4. R. Cooperman and O Porebski each scored four wins for Britain against a young Spanish side which lacked international competition. TO-DAY'S FOOTBALL THIRD'DIVISION (SOUTH) NORTHAMPTON T. v. COLCHESTER U. (5 I5 YOUTH INTERNATIONAL ENGLAND v. SPAIN (l Birmingham) re- never looked likely to get them. Wolstenholme also was striking the ball well, but not quite hitting the greens and not finding the easiest of places for recovery. He was five down at the turn, and although he did win three holes back Jack was quite unyielding. Sewell was the first to win for England, and now that the wind had decreased to a firm, testing velocity was straight back into his simple groove again. Lawrie was not auite himself and suffered his biggest international defeat, but Sewell was about level lours when the game ended and that was good enough for most people. Once again the finishing 'by the English was as splendid as that in three matches by Scotland was weak. For three Englishmen were dormie two down and yet saved their halves. Thirlwell, having been down all the way to the steady Walker won the seventeenth in four, then hit a huge drive and brassie to the edge of the eighteenth, chipped dead, and Walker's par five was useless. Blair and Perowne, who unbelievably first played for England ten years ago. inevitably had a really tight match which Blair seemed to have won when he holed from off the sixteenth green for a two and became two up. Perowne. after a fine medium iron to the seventeenth, holed from eight feet for a three and then Blair made a woeful error of judgment With three for the match from 50 yards, and having watched Perowne's third stroke pull up short of the green, he played a pitch and run instead of a pitch, alio stopped short, and then took three putts. In the last game of all Lunt was also dormie two down, but won both holes, the last in five, from Hastings. Bonallack in command apnauack completed a memorable beginning to. his international career with a.spienaia victory over the Scottish Cham. Dion. Montgomery who ic a mnr ofToo. tive performer than he looks. Bonallack always had command hit tho hall eniMiv with excellent control, and was even fours or Deicer wnen tne game ended. Marsh and Shepperson both did admirably in most difficult conditions and Slark got home on the last green after being three up and six to Play. There is no question that England now has the basis of a very strong side for years to come. Micklem could be proud of uus ypuuc men last went. ENGLAND . SCOTLAND ,uForr,.,m'V Caldwell (Sunninsmle) una D mweII (Hook Heath Arttsatu) halved Kith R. R. Jack (Dullaturl ""a A l- Otu&ctl (Comoor). G. B. Wolstenholme . , .am r- wonatiaclc rjftorpc Hall neat ? ,niolf. 'Nairn) and C. D. Larle (Hon. Co.), 2 up: A. IMrlucll (Gorforth) and A. E. Sheoperson (Coimoor) beat J. Walker Uninc) and R. F. Galloway (Broomie. si10"' 3 antl A. H Perowne (Royal Norwich) and iiii ,3uiiinpari ana Ainsaate) DCat J s. Mont-ffomerte (Canibmlatin) anjt I mimGtrtf rPrM.nnnirii ?.?nd.3: w A s,ark Walton Heathl and M S R Lunt (Mpaelci) beat J. L. H.iKtinin (Ralston) and W. D Smith up. tngiaiiu 4i.. &ctllani 2':. SinalCf. OlSteil TlOtm. Im.r In lui-lr 1 ,nS V alrtmotj beat Russell. 2 and 1. Pcrqunc hnlicd anil Blair. Thirl- 7," "" un .vaikcr. cwcjl beat Laurie, t and 5: llnnallaclc beat Montaomerle. 2 and 1: Shepperson beat Burnstdc. 3 and I: bent Galloway, 1 up. Slark beat Smith. 1 up: Lunt halted wuh Hastings EnaEand WALES . IRELAND FOUrSOmeS. J. LI Morcnn 11 lanrlnnrtfll Wilal an W I. Tucker (Monmouthshire) beat C Eft'lnc (County " nunnc t aiTcnpoiniJ, 4 ana s A. A. Duncan (Soulherndown) and G. T. Duncan Utoyal Ponhcaw!) beat T. Craddock (Malahlde) nnd J. Fiti-etbbon (Cork). 5 and 3: H. C Snutrrclt (Cardiff) and P--D.?n1 ,N!WP0") ecu M. Ldwardn Ulojal Porlrmh) and p J Leiden (Spanish Point), 3 and 1: M. A. Jones (Maetdu) and C S Mills (Maesdu) beat W Melton (Casilemcl.) and P Kroasatt (Belvoir Park). 1 up. T. J. Dalies il-mnBbani) and A E Locklcy (Swansea Bay) lo iu j. ii v.Trr nmmni ana u r Lrcwble (Cortl. z ana I Wales 4. Ireland 1. Singles. Mills lost to Carr, f and 4 Morcan beat Ewinti. 6 and 4. G. T Duncan lost to Htilmc, 3 and 2: Tucker beat Craddock. and 3: A. A. Duncan loat to Ldnardv 1 down. Dunn beat Mehanr, 1 up. Snulrretl lout to Fltzslbbon, 2 down: Darlea beat Crosble. 4 and 3: Jonea lost to Leydcn. 5 and 3: Locklcr halved with Froieatt Walec 4i. Ireland Si. Lawn Tennis HOAD AGAIN LOSES TO KRAMER By David Gray J. Kramer, the Wimbledon champion of 1947, who is now 36. beat L. A. Hoad, the 22-year-old Wimbledon champion of 1957, 6-1, 10-8 -in the second round of the London indoor professional lawn tennis championships at Wembley last night. This was Hoad's sixth defeat in ten meetings with Kramer since he became a professional in July, and it must be said at once that the Australian's form was most disappointing. The spirit ot attack was missing, Kramer, as accurate as ever, seldom hit a loose shot and Hoad, closely confined by so much admirable lawn tennis, did not seem to have patience enough to fight his way out of his difficulties. Hoad's greatest weaknesses were in the volley and the return of service frequently he put the ball wildly over the sideline and he hit a great many service returns into the net. He never was in the game in the first set, and in the second after he had won back in the eighth game an early break by Kramer he let an obviously tiring player snatch the ascendancy from him. Hoad hit a great many good shots some beautiful forehand volleys taken on the run and some powerful service aces but so often they came at times when the points scarcely mattered. Kramer applauded these as loudly end as often as possible so loudly and often, in fact, that one wondered whether he was not sometimes trying to convince himself that the big investment he made after Wimbledon is a sound one. SINGLES. First Rtiundt J Clft thorn (Australia) Beat R Del Bcllo (Irali). 0-6. 6-J. 6-1; P Sciun (Ecuador) wo, L Hernandez (Spain) acr,; G. Wortbinaion (Australia) beat J dc Moa (Holla nil). 6-1, 6-1: K. R. Rotvcnall (Australia) beat J, lemcttl (France). 6-1. 6-1. Second Round; R Gonzales (United States! beat W J. Mass (Great Drttain). 6-0. tW); J. Kramer (United States) ocat L A. Hoad (Australia). 6-11 Hl-S. SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Chester's home match with Accrington Stanley in the Third Division (North), which should have been played yesterday, was postponed because the ground was unfit A Northenden pair, B. Jennings (16) and T. H. T. Fairbairn, the club's professional, won the Manchester and Distict Golf Alliance's four-ball bogey competition at Crompton and Royton yesterday with a score of two-down. The Lancashire County Rugby League Cup final will be played at Swinton on October 19. The reteree will be M. Coates (Leeds). In the event o a draw the replay will be at Wigan, if thev are not involved in the final, otherwise it will be at Warrington. The Cheshire Counly women's golf tournament for the Dons Chambers trophy, at Delamere Forest, was abandoned yesterday because some of the greens were waterlogged. It has been found impossible to continue it for the extra day. Athletics ENGLAND'S NARROW VICTORIES Shenton destroys all his opponents BY LARRY After two desperately close athletics matches at the White City, London, yes terday, England's men had beaten Poland 80-77 and her women had Won 38-35. The track was still dotted with pools from the foul weather that continued vesterdnv when tthe runners stood to ttieir marks for the events, but the heavy, rlaimnv conditions were all against record Umw!. heiehts. and distances. Indeed, there was quite a noise of paddling as the wranen ran the 100 metres. In this Weston had by far the best start, but the bigger ana stronger janiszensa ran aei quwh hi the last 30 yards. The time of 12.3sec. told its own tale Weston has returned 11.5sec. and the Polish girl 12sec. Quinton was helped to her comparatively fast ll.Ssec. in the 80 metres hurdles by a splendid flyer. Foik did not run in the men's 100 metres but Jarzembowski won for Poland. Box had a fine start and was nearly two yards up at halfway, out again weignc ana strength told, the Pole just beating him and Breacker finishing only inches Behind in third place. Meanwhile, in spite of a most erratic service of information, it was clear that some superb long jumping and javelin tnrowmg were Deing acniev.ed dv me r oies. In the long jump Grabowski cleared first 24ft. 9iin. and then 25ft. 3Jin a White City record anj only 5in. less than the British. aii-comers record set up dv w. &. ateeie (United States) in winning the 1948 Olympic title at Wembley. Kropiolowski cua ajii. oin ana uruuenaens gooa nonesi 23ft. llin. was nowhere near good enough. With the javelin Sidlo was only ljin. behind the British all-comers record set up by the Russian, Kuznetsov, recently when he threw 271ft. 10in.', and bis second string also beat 250ft. Smith with his last throw achieved 241ft, a new British national and English native record but behind his 246ft. 7in. in Germany. Handsome win Swatowski won the 400 metres most handsomely. Drawn in the inside lane he was level with Higgins, in the second, by the end of the first bend and was level with the outside man at the end of the back straight. On the second bend he was rather unsteady and Higgins and Salisbury were at him again, but then he steadied himself again and won in 47.5sec. by two yards, both Englishmen being timed at 47.7sec. . In the conditions these were three excellent performances. Clearly Swatowski will be a most serious challenger to Ignatyev (Russia), Haas (Germany), and Hellsten (Finland) in next year's European championship. Krzyszkowiak, another great Polish runner over any distance from. 3.000 to 10,000 metres, made one of his comparatively rare but brilliant appearances as a steeplechaser and won in the fast and personal best time of 8min. 48.8sec. He raced away from the field after two laps and was never in danger, though Ellis pursued him most gallantly and had his best time with 8min. 56sec. Shirley clearlv was not fit. Conditions had improved considerably after an hour, for it was cooler and the track had dried out a good deal. Even so. Leather's 2min. 8.7sec. in the women's 800 metres was a fine performance. She looked extremely fit and with her long and powerful stride gradually wore down Gabor, who tried to stick close behind her all the way but blew up after 600 yards. Almost immediately afterwards the irrepressible Shenton destroyed his opponents over 200 metres in 21.7sec. He flew round the bend he knows so well, led into the straight by three yards, and won easily and looking almost as though he was on a tight rein. Cunning misfires The Poles tried a niece of ptrnnino tactics in the men's ana metroe rmt it failed. Matyjek led from Kazimierski to the bell and then let his first string draw level on the inside. They ran together side by side around the next bend and tried to keep together as a block in the back straight much to the ill-concealed wrath of an ignorant section of the crowd which did not appreciate that the Poles' tactics were entirely legitimate. A nasty moment possibly was saved when Farrell broke past the Poles half-way down the straight and Kazimierski had to leave his friends or surrender Johnson nipped between the Poles and then went to the front in the last twenty yards with Farrell second. Kotlinski unfortunatelv was not fit for the high hurdles and Hildreth and Carrington -did their usual task in their usual efficient manner Kotlinski did try his luck in the 400 metres hurdles, but clearly was not himself. The race rather surprisingly was won with the greatest of ease, T. S. Farrell having lost all the magic of recent weeks and finishing only third. Metcalf went right away from the field in the early part of the race and returned a personal best of 52 3sec This actually put England momentarily ahead at 50-49, tout the Poles already had an advantage of five points from the high jump in which Skupny had a personal best of 6ft. 6in. Janiszenska completed a double victory by coming up . fast on Young in the women's 200 metres over the last 50 yards : her strength and determination are notable. Wood won his 1.500 metres by his usual tactics, lying peacefully in the rear until Rugby Union FIRST CHESHIRE TRIAL Whites 9, Colours 8. Cheshire's first Rugby Union trial, for uncapped players, is largely designed to give the live county selectors the opportunity that might not otherwise come their way of seeing a number of the county's promising younger players in action. This purpose was emphasised at New Brighton last night when teams vastly different from those originally selected took the field. In fact so many changes had to be made mainly because of the current influenza epidemic that it was twenty minutes after the advertised time of kick-off before the teams were finaJlv composed, Even then only seven forwards a side could be mustered. Wiiues suffered further misfortune when two of theirs. Parkyn and Carter, retired injured. The narrow winning margin indicated how close the struggle was in fact, between two extremely well-matched sides in which quite a number of players at least earned the chance of further consideration. I. Foster, as likely as any to achieve full county status this season if his work for Birkenhead Park is any indication, led the White's pack well if rather vociferously and matched his exhortations with sustained hard work. J. Jenkins, of Sale, set an equally good example to the .Colours pack. In the lines-out the efforts of Hollowav tDultin. and Foster were well matched' by those ofi jenKiiis. runsnon, ana Mctviniay. ana uie even pattern was followed in the loose where two New Brighton players. Brunskill for Whites and Hidgefor Colours, added the benefit of their senior club experience. Of the halves Hope and Grice. the Old Birkonian pair, did not gain as much advantage from their long club partnership over Seddon and his outside man, Pollard, as might have been expected. Pollard took some time to accustom himself to the direction' and pace of his partner's service, but in the end did well enough. Birtwistle and R. O. Davies battled well at centre for Whites although they were not alwavs quite as quick to exploit the gap as their opponents, Rhodes and Gop-sill. The back play was kept commend-ably open and both sets of wings showed good speed. Another wing, playing at full-back, W. Davies, of Old Anselmians, gave the best example of a speedy, well-controlled run with a nicely placed cross kick and thus" provided Pinnington with the final try and Whites the victory. Pinnington used his speed on the wing early in the game for the opening try to which Colours replied just on half-time with one following a clever interception by Alcock. Gopsill converted and then kicked a penalty goal earlv in the second half to increase Colours' lead- Oulton, as usual, was on hand to touch down when Slater dribbled over and reduced the margin before Pinnington's late try wiped it out Hollowav had bad luck with his three attempts to kick goals : he hit a post with his last attempt m the murk. MONTAGUE the bell, in 2min. 51.3sec. jumping the held fiercely, opening up a gap. of seven or eight yards early in the back straigm, and holding off S. Lewandowski's counterattack skilfully in the last furlong. Earlier the Poles had taken turns to lead and Ibbotson had kept jumping about in his efforts to stay between them. All tnis chopping and changing made the pace slow and the race a gift for Wood. You cannot beat a fit Wood in a small field m a slow race of this type unless you are a very great champion greater than either Ibbotson or Lewandowskl. The first relay, the men's 4 x 100 metres, was a superb race. Poland led on each of the first three legs and Shenton started more than two yards down against the last Pole. But there is no holding him at present and he got up in front right on the tape So with the pole vault, the 4 x 400 metres relay, and 5.000 metres to come, England led 65-63. The pole vault was a long desperate affair and as the 4 x 400 metres started both Poles and Elliott had cleared 14ft., Elliott equalling his English native record. Each of the' first three English quarter-milers. Higgins, Sampson, and Salisbury gained four yards and even Swatowski could only regain a couple of yards against Wrighton. Now England led 70-65 with two results to come. Elliott could do no more, Poland took first and third, and all depended on the 5,000 metres with the score now England 74, Poland 72. First place or second and third in the last race would give England victory. Knight set the pace reaching a mile in 4min. 28.2sec. with Zimny second, Pirie third, and Chromik fourth. At two miles, however, in 9min. 4.4sec., Zimny iust led Knight. Chromik was ten yards back, and Pirie tailed off surprisingly. All now depended on young Knight. Chromik at once went after the leaders and at two and a half miles had joined them. Knight running well in second place. So thev went to the bell. In .the back straight Chromik jumped both men but Knight responded gloriously regaining the lead, held on and won by fifteen yards amid pandemonium in just under fourteen minutes. Wonderful season Knight had set the seal on a wonderful season in which he has moved from being a promising youngster to the top of world class at 10,000 metres and not far off it at 5,000 metres. To-night he keit his head like a veteran. Gone was the excitable new boy of the Russian match. Paul and Young won the women's relay over the last two legs after an even start and so with the high jump to come England led 32-30 in the women's match. Bignal won at '5ft 4in. and stopped jumping, and England was home 38-35. Vuorisalo, one of Finland's foiir-minute milers, won the invitation 3,000 metres well from a field that looked .like the start of a cross-country race. Various men led in turn with the Finns lying well back but-at the bell Vuorisalo went to, the front and responded immediately to every attack. The last attack was a very sharp one by Gilldgan entering Hie last bend, but the Finn accelerated automatically as required, held him out round the bend, and then went clear away. MEN 100 Mtsres.l. J. JarttrnMsrett (P),' Usee'.: 2, K. J. Box (B). llaec.; 3. A. Breacker IE). Usee: 4. Z. Baranowsici CP). 100 Metres 1 . B. Slienion CBJ. 21.7ec : 2. Z. Baranowskl (P). 21 9cc.: 3, J. R. Bootbtoo (Eo. 2?ec.: 4. E. Boielc (P). 22.3ec . . . 400 Metres). 1. S Swatowttt! (P). 7.5ec : 1. 3. E. Salisbury (E). el 7iec : 3. F. P. HilltM lE), 47.Tet.: . G Mach P, 4S.9scc S0O Metres. 1, S. J. N. Johnson (EJ. lrain. 52.1tec : 2. M. A. Farrell (E. Imln. 32.2.: 3, T. Kazimierski (P.). lrnln. 52.4kc: 4. T. Motyjek 0?, Imln. 5.3tc. 1.50O Metres. 1, K. Wood (EJ, 3mta. 47.JMC.; 2. 5. Lesvandossvlcl 0?J. 3m!n. 47 Ssec: 3.G. D. Ibbotson (E ), 3min. 48.4cec; 4. . Orywal CP.), 3mta. 49rc. 5.000 Metres. 1, G. Knilbt ). 13m!n. IT.tstec; 2. J. Chromiclc CP), 13mia. S9.4ec.: 3, K. Zimny CP).- 14min. 4sec.: 4. D. A. G. Pirie CE. 15mm. 92m. 400 Metres Horilesv 1, J. Metcalf CE), 52-3oc.: 2. J. KotllmM CS). 53 2eec.: 3. T. S. Farrttl CB). ij6tc : 4. K. Jon.ak (P). 54.iaec. 3,000 Mtlrrs Steeplecliasa. 1, T. Knysxfcowlafc (P), 8min. 4S 8sec.-. 2. E. G. Ellis CE.V Smin. Joset: 3. W. ZIoBcowskl (P). 9min. 1.2tcc : 4. E. Shirley Oil. 9olm. 22tec. 4 i 100 Metre Relay. 1. Enrwnd. .4sec.: 2, Poland. 41 4cec. 4 X'40n MHm Rab. 1. Eastland CP . Hla3ni 'E. J. Sampson. J. E. Salisbury. J. D. WifHrton). 3min t .i.e. ; , roiana Cl. suzimtocrKl. Mace. Makomasici. S. Swatowski). 3naln Usee His Jump. 1, J. Skupnj" CP.). t. Sin.; 2. z. Lewndowski CP). 6ft. 4tn.; 3. P. tt. Hosbett CE), m. Iln.: 4. D. Chadderum CE), u - - tana Jtsmo. 1. H. Grabowski CP).' 23ft. 3in.: 2. K. ffcopicUosi-sta CP). '24tt sin.: 3. A. R. Crattcuden CE). 23ft. llin.; 4. R. S. Co)rtnsn CE 19ft. 4im. ' Pole Vault. 1, A. KrHsinski (P). I4ft 3ln.: 2. G M. BUott CE). 14ft. (equals Brill Empire. Briris National, and English Native records); 3. Z. JanuzewsLi CP). I4ft.; 4. I Ward (E), 13ft. Javtljn. 3 Sldlo CP). 271ft. lOin : 2, 3. Koorto IP). 254ft. tin.; 3. C. G. Smith (E). 24!ft (Empire. British natfaonal. and Emlisb record): 4. R. A. C. Dasies (E). 190ft. 7m. 3.000 Metres Imitation. 1. O. Vuoraslo (Finlandi. Stnln l3.Ssec: 2 K Gilltaan (Irelandl. Smin. 14 fa; : 1 M T RIairroc (Eneland) Smin. 15 4sec.: 4. J Disrey 'Wales) 8mm 15 twee : 5. A D Gordon (Scotland), Smin 17 4sec: 6 O Salonen (Finland), no time tien. WOMEN 100 Metres. I, R Janiszenska (P). 12 3aec; 2 M. Weston (El. I2 3sec; 3. E. Wheeler CE). 1 2. sec: 4. H R)ch(cr (Pi. IC 4sec 200 Metres. '1. B JamszensLa (P). 24.4sec: 2, H, Voune (E). M4sec: 3. J Dudeexlco CE), 25.6sec.; 4. C JeslonowsLa (P). 25 7aec. SOO Metres. 1, D Leather CE). 2mm. 8 7ec t 2. B. Loakea (E). 2mln 10 3sec.: 3. K. Snop (P). 2mio. I0.3sec : 4, H. Gabor (P). Imin. 12ec. SO Metre Hurdles. 1, C. Qumton (E), lljaec : 2. 3. Krzesinske CP. ll.Tsec.: 3. J. Slonmksa (P). 11 Saec : 4, I. Pond (El 12sec. 110 Metre! Hardies. 1. P B. Hildreth (E). 14 8; 2. C. D. Camnston (E).. I4.9stc;,3. E. Btuala (P) 14 9sec; 4, W Krol (PI. I5.3aec ' 4 x 100 Metres Relay. 1. EnRktnd. 46 5aeo: 2. Poland. 47 3sec , Hleh Jump. 1. M Biunal CE ). 5ft. 3in.; 2. R'Toman (P.). 5ft lin.; 3. J. Jozwlakowska CP.). 5ft. Hn.-. 4, S Ethcrlnn CE). 4ft II in. Long Jump. 1. M. Chojnacka CP), loft Jim : 2 E. Krzestnska (PI. 18ft 53m.: 3. C PersiEbetti (E). 18ft. 4Hn : 4. J Whitehead (E). ISft. Sin. 3M. STORE OPENS TO-DAY Firm's Bristol venture From our Special Correspondent Bristol, Wednesday. Lewis's grow their own people, says the brochure. -The thought suggests a Huxley-like world of test tubes, but the firm means that it trains its own staff. To-day in Bristol, where a good staff is reputedly a hard thing to find, the firm was signing up the last of 750 new employees who ' will be at work to-morrow with the opening of Lewis's latest store. For every new employee the firm took on it had to turn away two applicants. This is Lewis's ninth major venture. In 1856 .when. -David Lewis opened his first small shop in Liverpool he-adopted a policy which seems to have worked well since: "Give them satisfaction or give them their money back." Lewis's first looked tor a departmental store site in Bristol in the late 1930's. At that" time the shopping centre-was .so congested the prospect, for development looked rather bleak. However, the devastation of part of the citv during the air raids changed .the-picture, and a site was found when the planners got to work again. From the elegant roof garden of the new store it is possible to look down on a regrown and a still regrowing centre... To some Bristolians it seems indeed: that the new centre is in danger of becoming overpopulated with' stores. They wonder whether a city the size of theirs has enough money to keep them all going. -In spite of these doubts the management of Lewis's does not appear to be worried. The store will open quietly with no free samples and no special bargains and it is expected that " the typical Lewis's customer " will not let it down. Such a customer was generously interpreted to-day as " any rierson with an income between 250 and 1,500 a year." The store has eight storeys. Its cost, with its stock, was just short of 3 millions. GENERAL NYE TO HEAD PIG INDUSTRY AUTHORITY The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Amory, and the Secretary 'for Scotland, Mr Maclay, have appointed Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Nye to be chairman of the Pig Industry Development Authority. Sir Archibald was Vice-Chief of the Imperial General Staff from '1941 till 1946, when he became Governor of Madras for two years. Then he was successively United Kingdom High Commissioner in India (1948-52) and in Canada (1952-6).

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