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13 THE GUARDIAN Monday October 30 1967 RUCBV UNION Jarrett may still be there There are four newcomers in the Welsh team to meet New Zealand at Cardiff on November 11. They are Keii Jones, a left wing who sprinted for Wales in the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica, Max Wiltshire at lock, John Jeffrys at No. 8, and Dennis Hughes at blindside wing forward. The team is : a x ouicr: s. J Watktas Neuportl. W H Rayboald (London Wetaiil, T G. R. D.nics rca-dun it. Jours icardifti. B John iCardlfll. C Edwanis (Cardial r Wltlima lEobw Vale. N R Gate (Ltanrllll cap! . B E. Thomas Nuth M. Wn shire lAberavarj). W Mainar:n (Aberavonl, J Taylor (London Well1. J. Jetlre.a tNDwportl. D. Hughts i,crtridffel. The full hack position is left odoii because the selectors want, if possible, to hate the goal kicking of Keith Jarrett in the side. Jarrett. normally a centre, scored 19 points aEainst England last season when tried as a full back. He suffered a les; injury a week aso while plavine for his club asainst Cardiff. Paul Wheeler, a 20-year-old Aberavon full back, has been named as a reserve. Mr Alun Thomas, chairman of the Welsh selectors, said yesterday after announcing the team : "Three players, Keith Jarrett, Gerald Davies, and Gareth Edwards must take part in the full training session of the 25-strong Welsh squad on Thursday next at Newport and must satisfy the selectors of their complete fitness." Brian Thomas, a former Cambridge blue, is recalled to the Welsh team after a full season in the wilderness. He was last capped as a lock against Ireland in 196S, but for this match is included as a loose head prop. Wiltshire gets his first cap at the age of 28, but he has been one of the most consistent forwards in Welsh Rugby for several seasons and was one of the big successes in Saturday's trial match. Durham choose same side After their victory on Saturday Durham chose the same side to meet Lancashire at FyWe on November 11. Cumberland , and Westmorland strengthen their side for their match against Yorkshire at Kendal on Saturday by bringing in four experienced county players. Two of them, K. K. Wilson (Kendal) and B. H. Calvin (Whitehaven), have not been available until now because of injuries. Wilson replaces Jeffrey at wing three-quarter, and Calvin replaces McLean at lock. J. H. Little (Whitehaven) takes over at standoff from Newton, and J. E. Moffitt (Carlisle) is recalled to the pack at prop, displacing Moffatt LAWN TENNIS Laver takes prize yet again By David Gray The professionals reasserted their supremacy on Saturday night, and the unluckiest week in the history of lawn tennis at Wembley was savedi by the quality of the final, in which Rod Laver won the first Drize of 1,000 for the fourth year in succession, oy Deating lien Rosewall by 2-6, 6-1, 1-6, 8-6, 6-2. It was just as well that the ending was full of fireworks and good brain stuff. Injury and illness which must have demonstrated the dangers of operating with too small a troupe to anyone who is thinking of promoting professional tennis in 1968 had reduced the programme, and some of the earlier matches had not done much to help the cause of those who are willing to risk a great deal for the principle of an open game. Friday evening, when; rain seeped through on to the boards, and the play was correspondingly diluted, had been catastrophic for the pros. Over at Queen's Club, the iiueraaiionai uiuu or mm passe a the dav in turning their 8-2 art against France into a 18-4 victory their 25th in 64 contests, four of which have been drawn, against the French. Bobby Wilson, Mark Cox. and Paul Hutchins. who wUl play for Britain against West Germany in the King's Cup at Cologne next weekend, won all their rubbers. EXHIBITION SINGLES L. A. Hold jatrauaj ocac a Alacxar I USA), d-e. 6-3. SINGLES final. R. Laver (Australia) beat K. Rosewall (Australia). 2-6, 6-1. 1-6. S-6 6-2. LACROSSE Mellor meet redoubtable opponents By our Lacrosse Correspondent Mellor, the North of England League champions found Old Waconians redoubtable opponents and had to play hard to win 8-3. On a heavy ground Mellor's early play Jacked urgency and the score was only 1-1 at quarter time. Cheadle. too, found progress difficult against a supposedly weaker Ashton side. They only led 6-5 at half time and 7-5 at the final interval, but eventually won 14-7. But for Fleeson, who shot seven Koals, Cheadle might quite easily have lost, for up to threequarter time Ashton were the faster, more aggressive side. Heaton Mersey surprisingly beat tlrmston 7-5, The Mersey attack included two promising new players. Hartley and Knowles. Galloway's excellent goalkeepmg contributed much to Mersey's success. Old Stopfordians secured their first point of the season by defeating' Rochdale 14-4. A rearranged defence formation improved Rochdale's resistance in the second half- but Stopfordians continued to be the quicker side on the ball. Today's fixtures Association THIRD DIVIMO-V Stockport Counly y Southport (7 30). FA IOITJI CUP (First Round). HUck- RUGBY UNION England selectors plump for solid teamwork By DAVID For their match against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday England will field all eight forwards who played for the combined M i d la n d s, London, and Home Counties against the All-Blacks at the weekend. Gittings will partner Finlan at half back, Lloyd will take the unfortunate Hearn's place in the centre, and Rutherford will be the full back. The side will be : D. Rutherford iGIoucfcrterl; K. F. savage (Northampton), C W McFadyean IMole I R. H. Lloyd lltarlequltu), R E WcW Corentryl J F. Flntan (Mosaleyl w. Glttlnss iCcr.erttr): A. L Hon on iHlack-hcath). H Godwin Coventry). P E Judd (Coventryl oapt J. E. Owtn (Coventry), P. J, Larter (Northampton). D p. Rogers (Bedrnrd). G. A. ShiTrlft (Saracens). It B. Taylor (Northampton). Few will quarrel with the selectors' decision to keep together the pack who did such mighty deeds on Saturday. Coul-man, who was England's loose head prop all last season and who played by no means badly for the North of England against the All-Blacks at Manchester on Wednesday, is unlucky. But the leadership of Judd, who played unusually at loose head on Saturday, is essential to the side, and to move Judd back to tight head would have meant doing without the unyielding strength and efficiency of Horton. Barton unlucky Barton, too, is unlucky in that only his knee injury allowed Owen a place in Saturday's side and a chance to show first that he is now back at his best and secondly that he will not be intimidated by Meads at the line-out or anywhere else. Owen once performed the almost unprecedented feat of wresting the ball from Meade's grasp at a line-out. There is also Rollitt, who probably got into England's side last season chiefly as a ball-player for England's attacking style but who now loses Ms place to Not all plain sailing for All-Black at Leicester By DAVID FROST: Combined Counties 3, All-Blacks 15 British Rugby gave an inspired and rugged reply to the challenge from New Zealand at Leicester on Saturday when the All-Blacks could win by no more than a try, a dropped goal, and three penalty goals to a try although the combined Midlands, London, and Home Counties had to play with only seven forwards from the fourth minute. In that minute the All-Blacks let the ball out and Hearn, having no doubt heard of MacHea's strong running, launched himself determinedly into his first tackle, The movement was disrupted all right, but Hearn had to be carried on: unconscious on a stretcher with serious injuries to the top of the spine. He was moved yesterday from the Royal Infirmary m Leicester to Stoke Mandervtlle Hospital where he was said to be "on the dangerously ill list." The CounUes took Taylor out of the pack to play at centre, yet the seven forwards tore into their work with such dogged courage and roused such deep feeling in the crowd that an atmosphere was created such as I have known in England only at a full international match. An alert and strict referee found plenty to occupy him at the line-outs, and Larter had two early penalty kicks at goal, one for a hooking offence and one when Meads pushed Owen at a line-out. McCormick had one kick at goal in the first half, but the score was 0-0 at the interval. Afterwards the All-Blacks moved Association I KUItOPEAN CfMMPIOiNSEIIP (qtUlifjJnc Competition) East Germany l. Human ! France 1, Belgium l OLl-MPIC GAMES' Quillfjinj Competition) Fraiice 3 Finland 1 Franc won on HBST DIWSION Arsenal 5. Fulham 3. Chelsea. 1. Weil Ham Unlicd 3. On entry City 2. SusderUDd 2. Liverpool I. Shemeld j WeilresdAy 0. Mandiester City l. Leeds 1 united. 0. r.wai5Ue UnJtod 1, Erton 0 VotHncham Forest 3. Jlanoher UoJtd 1' ! SheJii e-d United 1 Wt1 trhamptoo W arj-dcrern 1. Sou-UwjDptoii 2 Burnley 2. Siofce a 17 2 Toitcnham Hotspur 1' V tit Btom-MCh Alb'on 0 Lokcster City 0 SECOND DIVISION Bnnlnshim GET 4. Rtitherham Undttd 1 Bladcjiool 0. Queens Park Rangers 1, Bolton Wanderers 5 Dcrrb CautrtT 3 CarEMe United 3 Cr3til Palace 0 Kuddersftoid Tcnm 1 Presto North End 1. runrtoh Ttra-r. 3. CfliarJtOD A1hlllc 2, Middlesbrough 1. PortamcAiih o MUtwa!- 3. Plvmcuth Anni 0 Postponed Bliccbnm P-overs v Kslvn Villa. B-Lsu.' City . Norwlti. ally. TUfltD DU ISIUS Brighton and Hove Albton 1, '.Vatford o. Gingham 2, Oxford UnlW-d 1 G-imrVy T.tvn 3. Bury 1: NorM). (,m;cn T-rn A, Bristol fU-scrs 5. Orient 0, Oldham AlhJ'jtH. 2. Radlnj 1 Cotahcster Unlitil O is.u-sfcKiT7 Town 2 Mnntflold Town 2, Suidon Town o. Petertwjoujtf. United 0 Torquay Untied 2. Boumernouiih and Boscombe AU)l-Uc 1 WaJMll 4 Bartvw 0 1XUB.TII DIVISION n.-u-Dl.ry 2 Lincoln Cix 1. Bradford 2 Chesterfield 1. Brent-lOTd 3 dies' ?r 1 D-jOC-iaI;.- Powers 3, Exeter CHy l, tjtcc Tcrn C. twrUnettm 0 (abandoned after 7mln ). ItochdaJe 3. Port Vane 1 STOiustM TcATl 2 HaHiax Torivn 1, Wrexham 5 VWIdnHlca 0 Ycrk City 4. .Volts. CouiiJy 2 Pov.liond Nttytt Ccun.v Crewe Atcsand ra SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP PINAL Celtic 5, Dundee 3. at Hampden Park. bCOTTrSlI LkAGUE (Division I) Ctjde 2. Kilmarnock 1 Falkirk . Dundee United 2 Hltwrnlin 5. Alrdnccnlans 0. Mor.on 0 St Johnstone 2 Motherwell 2, Hearts Ralth Imerj 2. Pactloc THts:lc 3 Ranaera 0. Dunfcnnllnc Athlrtlc 0 SCOTTISH LEAOtJF !ITislon II. Albion Refers 2, Mcrcitrose 0 Alloa. Alhleilc 2, Queen of he South 1. Arbroath 6 Ezst Fife 3 nonwek Pvaj(;js l Clydebank 1. BrcclVn CHv 2. Hiuuilion Academicals 2. Cowdenbeath 2 Forfar Athfotlc 0. Dumbar-liD 2 E3M SHrllDEshlre 0 Stranraer 2. stenhouiemulr 0: St Mlrren l Queen's Park ii CENTRAL LfcAGLK. Aston VtUa 4. Llver- pMrt 2; Burnley 1. Newcastle united i; Bur? 1. Blackburn Plovers 3 De'-by Cetrrtv 5, Ba.mstey 3; E-verton 2 Shefnda United o leds United 0, Blackpool i, ManrScucr United 3. Slolte City 1 ShcfTleld WedacdaT 1 Manchester City 4 VJoWftuxm pton V'jn- dcrori i, Huddersfleld Town 3 LANCASHIRE AND CIinSinJtB AJLVTFI'R LEIOtE North Wlthlncton 6, Adswood Amateur 1: Manitoo Ajimr-jri 1, CheacUc Heath Nomads 1: Biat Chortwm 2, Cheadle Hjtmc 2 Otd Stretfordlans c,. South Man-chesu-r -f mods Side Amateur 3 West Dldsbury 2 Itmholme 9. Bradford Pariih 3. Aldermen? 2 Oldham HSOB 5 Dahuline Hereford oiTr-nn 1 Enst DM ir HoTrood USOB 2 Ejiortan Park OH 2, Gattey 1 Stil 0. FUxttm 2 Utj tun Amaleure n Old Ashionians 0 Old UnrLsw-n'-.ns 3 Old SuriUans 2 Wrsi Wjthen-shawe Collece 4 Old Sloptordlans 3 MVFHPOOL I 7INGABI LtAf.Cfr Liverpool Nalzn 1 Ut-blans 2. OdyKc-i 2 Lher-dooI Unlvrat 0. Old Holla 0 Alntrce viti. 3 SoflOQ and District Liverpool 'BooMe Police 0, Atbtirlh PTI 2, Coltcelate OB t I Zlnixri Cop (Second Bound): Molrntux 5 BrtxrvfHe United 5, Si Andrews 2, Atp OB l; Southend Vici 5, Old CaLhlnluic 1. FROST Sherriff 's' more down to earth qualities. Thus, four members o England's new pack did not go on England's recent tour of Canada, for Godwin keeps out both Richards and Pullin. Teamwork forged in the intense heat of Saturday's play has been preferred to that achieved on tour. Godwin, who once retired from international football because he could not spare the time, last played for England in 1964. Horton last played in 1966, Owen in 1966, and Sherriff in 1967. Selection justified The choice of Gittings in preference to Pickering, last season's regular scrum half, is similar to that of Sherriff over Kollitt. Gittings, who did so well with Finlan for the Midland Counties against the Wallabies last season, did a lot of tough, almost Jeeps;like work at close quarters on Saturday. He and Lloyd are the only new caps in the side. Gittings is 28 and Lloyd 24. With the exception of Lloyd for Hearn the threequarters are those who represented England in their last two matches last season. Rutherford could not be considered by England last season because of a broken arm suffered in New Zealand with the 1968 Lions. He has since recovered his old form and is the logical choice. Altogether seven of this side did not go to Canada with England only , four, Rutherford, Savage, McFadyean, and Finlan, did not play at Leicester on Saturday. Rutherford and McFadyean are due to play for ine soutn ana west of tsngianu against the All-Blacks at Bristol on Wednesday. Judd. Godwin. and Rogers will be playing against xew z,eaianu tor tne tourtn time. They played in both the inter nationals on England's short tour in 1963 as well as at Twickenham in 1964. Owen played in one of the 19G3 tour internationals and m tne racKennam game. to a score of 12-0. McCormick kicked a penalty goal when Meads was impeded in trying to mark a drop-out; McCormick took Laid-laws pass on the blind side of a set scrum and sent Dick away for a try; Herewini dropped a cheeky goal after a line-out; and McCormick kicked a penalty goal when the All-Blacks heeled against the head and caught Gittings offside. But a tap from a line-out-by Larter and good passing then gave Taylor the chance to slip inside young Thome in the centre, and after Cox had carried on, Lloyd took his inside pass and scored a try for the Counties. But Gittings was again caught offside by a heel against the head, and McCormick kicked his third penalty goal. Complacency removed The tenacity, stamina, and hard first-time tackling of the Counties' forwards will have knocked any incipient complacency out of the All-Blacks. Sensibly, they made a lot of use of their advantage in height and numbers at the back of the line-outs but both from here and from general loose play their forwards were seldom allowed to thrust ahead. Behind them Laid-law was as cool as ever, but Herewini, who was worried by English-type wing forwards on the 1963-4 tour, always seemed to be operating under pressure, in spite of fine weather conditions. Herewini often positioned himself so far and flaf, in relation to his partner, that a flowing three-quarter movement was almost Weekend sporting Association CUL SHIRK nOI.NTV LFAnnC.fThMtAf 1. New Biiihton 1, FricWey Colliery 4. Tran-mere Rowra i: Northwfch Victoria 5, uuxton l; osffeairy Town 2. Hyde United 3; IUnl I. Mosslev 2; Kfalvhrld HelfV 3. WrcThuun 3 Wlnaford United l. siocknort CouLly 0 FA Cbl (Fourth OnaHfrin Ponndl. Eiiesraere Port Town 1. Runcorn 2: Goole Town 2. Banjor City O, Spennymoor United nLnixwuc u v is ju At u lent t miiLTJiCJ- fletd l. r.HOnES CUP (Preliminary Bound). BramhaH leHor 0; Haxei Crone 4, StoUtpor Ceorjrlans 2 (after extra time). Old Fll (tonlaiw MPH 0; Poynton 1. Otd Trnirordlans I. Sale Amateurs 1, Muttact LANCASHIRE AMVTFUR CUP (First Round) .Old Standi ins 0, Wj thensnave -tnu curj . Oui iiuLonJans 2 YMCA 2; PidlhaJii 2. Ashtc-n GtOB 1 LANCiHIILE .VMATHJIt I.LAGUE Bolioo CGSOB 1 Tflomleljli CoHcxc OB -i; Burnlei Belvedere I. Southport Anutcoirt 7. Burnley GSOB 1, Old lUvlnetooSans 1; Lelfh Amateurs 0 Old Famworlhlans 2, Palood 0 Brourhton Ama'curs 1; Nelson GSOB 2 Alnsdile HP I Old Chortelan 1, Bolion Wj.-esdale 2, Old Sladlana 2, Bacup and lUttnstall GSOB A, MIddieton Aniitcurg 1 Barnacc GSOB. 1 Old AUrlnc- hanuaru 4 Wyiheus 3, Qi BcHnnfl 0. MEC 0' Hathtrrshaw SOB 0 Wh-illey Iiinjc 3: N Mc GSOB 1. IWKT l Old cc-strlana 0 Lrmm OiOB 7, oir C-iorliotilans 4, Iljry Amateurs 6 Old Cloiaoplans 3. TlntwLiile O. Old Mancunians 1 Radcliffe Ania ems G LOClUvSTER- ASlATtUR LUGUF First mision" Colfyhurat Ca 4. Sptlnxhead 5. ialford United 2, Satford Lada 4: Corw Hill 5. Romlleiy 3; Oxford Mills 4. Bredbury St Marks A Hulme' Ladi 3. B'acSdey United 2 Moboerle 2, Iteil Waterloo i MlUon C. aTca.'le Amateurs i Austcrinds l. Heuood S: James o Industrial A Dlvi-Jon Lanca-Bhtrc Sled 3 Amflc'd 6; CVS Soap Works 2 Aro 3 ICI Blacidey 4 BriHsli Ovyien 1 Hans Renold 2 Mnnchester Police 4 Eng-liBh Seet 9 CTossley Premier 4. Chloride Recreation 1. Malhcr and Platl 2 Man-clif'iter Transport 4 Massey FerEuson 3, Manchester Ship Canat I. Time- Bros 3 LANCAbHIRE COMBINATION. Bacup Borough 0 Lancaster C1t A Barrow 3, Climcroe 1: Cliorley 4, Fleetwood 2: Marine 0 Souih L!v rpoo 0 Neihcrflvlrt J. Klrkby Toftn 2, Rtcvndaie United 1 Dursccush 2, SketmerBdale United 1. Horwieh Rn 2: Souihoort l St HelPn Town I ivtfr-lfague .MATCH. Sou tin Yorksldre Aiiiatfjr1! 1, Unclilrc and CliwlUrc Aaicur 4 Rugby Union nhv 7i,al.m TODK Midland nd Home Counties 3, New Zealin tiers 15 HSCAMI1HF. CHtSHIltK AM) DI1-TJtlCT Bodon 30. Colrj-n Bay 14. BrourMon Pirk 15. Hudde.sf.eH H Chctulle llulme 5, Prcsrvtdh C colne Dil Nelson 12, Yambury 17 Davenport B Ncboid-OD-Aon 3. De zjl Salle OE il. To. H. .Ntancluster 12 Furn5 14 Blackburn 3. Hea.cn Moor 12, Chest c- 0, IlRti 13. BXrclea 6 Liverpool 20 lUltfax 0 MiorleKietd 1-1, Old Itoctidallarts 10 MancJu-otrr University o Wllmstow c tancliocr YMCA 9, LtJa YMCA 3 MKrirlik 3 S.ile A" 0 Vc Brighton 9 Rrb 17. NcK-tnn-l(-V)tlos j, Old Wlr-jllai) old AldftlnlTii? 1 Lam alilr,' ConsthuUrv 0 Old Caldfiar 0, Sudii-porL 2 adliajn 12 Wlimlnclon PaA 3 O'd !luli(.'a is 'i older Vale 19. Old Safaris Old U'h'tchu-chliiis 0, Ormsltlrk 11. Binjate 0 bt Mary's OB ? IJ-.cnH0" Windcre-'i 1 Sale Z'., N'or li of ("eland 0 Sedley Park 10, Old Bedims c Scftan 3 Wljcan 2G: Tyidesley 9 Kcmal C Vale of Lun 0 Kendal 15; VlcfcorK 19 KeJi'lck 0 Vulcan 3, WIdnes ICr n wajrlnxion 0. Orrell 20 Waterloo A U Thornton Cloveleyi 1, Durham's Lamb (left) and Cheshire's Barker go for a loose ball at Hartlepool on Saturday. Durham and Cheshire fight wrong sort of fight By DENYS ROVVBOTHAM: Durham 11, Cheshire 6 Durham beat Cheshire 11-6 at Hartlepool in the most unpleasant county championship match I have seen. It was a bad tempered badly played game. It was no less notably a badly refereed game. Offside, obstruction, holding, particularly at the line outs, knock-ons, incorrect put-ins and throw-ins late tackles, early tackles, and tackles of men without the ball were offences repeatedly not censured. Several decisions the referee did make, moreover, were as inexplicable as was his frequent failure to act, The resultant confusion and anarchy could not have been conducive to good temper. Nevertheless they did not excuse two stand-up fights between Stagg and Baggs. a fight on the ground between Barker and Boyd, one flagrantly late tackle on Weston by Hazlehurst, and at least a skirmish between the open-side wing forwards all within 25 minutes. This was the worst of violence, if not of petulance, before the interval. But Stagg, with Baggs and McKenzie. was at it again in the second half, as was Hazlehurst with an opponent who could not be unthinkable. Indeed, his Inside breaks, his scissors with MacRae, his and Laidlaw's kicking, and Dick's coming into the line comparatively close to the scrum all were taking play back towards the forwards in the accepted j New Zealand style of the recent 'past Did Lochore think he could wear down those seven Counties forwards more readily by frontal assault than by his manager's policy of making them chase -about the field? Did he simply underestimate that the sheer guts of a Judd, a Horton, an Owen, or a Sherriff? Or are men. who are inured to the recent system incapable of adapting their play to the new methods? Will Klrton be at first five-eighth against England? Another problem now concerns the breakaway forwards. After the match Nathan was found to have broken his jaw. He is expected to be out of action for from four to six weeks. Oddly, it was a few days before New Zealand were last due to meet England, in 1964, that he broke his jaw playing against Llanelli. MIDLANDS LONDON A.Sl 110 ME COUNTIES. R. B HUler (Surrerl: J T. Cox (Surrey) n D. tloare (WarwldcsJilre). R. H Lloyd (Surrer), R E Wttob iWanrlcti-shlrcl: A J James (Warwickshire), W J Git Inns (Warwickshire): A. L. Horton (Surreyl. H Godwin (Warwickshire), p. E. Judo lWrwteshlrc) capt . J E Owen (Warwickshire), p. J Lantr (Leicestershire), a B Taylor (East Midlands), G. A. Sherriff (Middles), D P. nosert (East Mldlar.dJ). SEW 7F1LA.VDEBS. W. F. McCormieK M J Dlt G S. Thome. P. H. Clarke I K. MacRae. M A. Herewini; iC R Laldlav. E A HopHlnnxi, J. Major.' E J HazleU, c E. Meads, A. G. JennlnBs. W. J Nithan, B. J Lochore (capt.). E R Trenain. Rlert D P. d'Anrf (Ireland). results Rugby Union FIRST WELSH TRIAL Probable H. I Possibles 0 COUNTY C31AMPIONS311P Cunvberland and Westmorland 0. Northumberland 22 Durham 1J. Cheshire 6, Cloitccsterslure v. Devon, postponed, sennertet o. Cornwall 3 OTtlEB DISTB-ICTS. Bath s. Bl)dij U. Blrrolnxham 22 Streatham and Crojdou LI. Ebbw Vale 29. Abertlllcry . Eveter 0, CUiton 3; GIoiictr 3D. Old Blues 3. Laoidowne t3. London Irish 14. Lctces cr 8, cheatentom 11; Llanelli 21. Malsten b; Neaih 9, London Welsh 5, Newport 5. Wtps 3; Notts 20 Birkenhead Park 8 Nuneaton 3. St Mary's Hospiial 9 Oxford 1, Manchester 3; Pcuarih 3 Beljrano (Buenos Alresi 6 hIOOLS MATCItrS AiiTlUc ColiCi? fl. SllcoOtw 0; Don Vallei HS C. lUth. Melton College 8 Hymers GjHpsc 3. Scirboroush H3 17. Mount St Marys 3. WorlZsop Cotiee 3, Nornunlon GS 54 BrldHnjtOD School 5. St Bede s 3, Manchester GS 3. St Beta 5, S ulbe rch 0 Rugby League AUSTRALIAN TOUR. Wakefield Trinity 7. AUKtraJUma 33. SIIItTOLRN BUGOl LEAGUL BaUcy II, Liverpool City 18. Bmdiord ,Vtrthern 31t IXoicailer 10. Bnunlcy B. IluJderfle!d H. UuU U, e. Iiunat 10, LeeOJ 2ij, Otdhun 13, Blaclcpooi BorougJi 4. Swlnton 11. Wlffia 13. Wldnes 35 Whiteha.'.ci. r. uridniftos Ttnra 13. Sitilora 8, Hockey LOCMY MATCitEb. Durham 3. UAU 0. Lancashire 2, StatTordhlie 3. Lincolnshire 2. Yorkshire 1. 1DRKUIRE FINAL TRIAL, P robabtca 1, Possible 1 CLVQ MATC11VS Alderley Edit 1, Tlm-perEey 2. BruokUnda 3, Bramhal) 0 Cat-terlck S 1. Morpeth l: Cheshire CO 1 Alderley Edge D 1- CorUon 4 St Atmes 2 DeesEdc Ramblers 2 Oxton 1. Catcahejd Fell 1, Northumbrla 1. Glajco 1. Vklters, Barrow 6; Koitorth . H uddtisfleid 1 ICI Weston 3. PllitlnztoM 2. Leeda Cortn-Uilan Halifax 1. Leeds University 2 Ben Rhyddlnj 2 Uerpool Unlverslf 0 Hlth-town 4. Maoclesfleid 2, Witmalow 0; Port SunlUht I, Neilon 0. Presion 1, West Dcrb 0 Shettleld 3, KnulsTord 0; Tynedalc 3. Sunderland Saints 2: wamnffton 0. Wln-olngvon Park 4. Wtodscale 1. Furness 1 Lacrosse M)BTU OF LM1M AGl'K. rial iJlvUion Old tyaconSani 3, Me'lcr - CtiMdlc ti. Ai'ilon Umiston 3 Menu,) Mersey 7; Old HulmeUmj ia( Leeds Unlvcrsltv i: OJd SLopfordlaTLS 1 1 RocHdalc 4 bwiyd dan Hcalon Mcrsc A C. Urmston A 9. Oldham arui Werneth 6 Cheadle A 14. Mellor A 7 Dlitey 3 Siockport 15 Cheadle Hu'-ne 4 Sottth Mnnchester ond U jthn- jliawe A 7, Slieflleld University 13 Tlilrtl nlrUon Old Gtov1ild 17 Old Mtncunlan 12 CheidJe Hulme Scnooi 12. Mancnester Unlvertlt? C Healon Mersey Guild , NolUniam UnWerMty 6. Rochdale A 2 South Manchester and Wythenshawe ,B 16 Liverpool University 4. Stockport A 5 Fourth Dii.Jr.ton Cheadle B 13. Clicadle HU'H? School 2nd 3: Ashtrn A T3 Heairm iferev B 0", Old Hulmelan Extra il 2 B'rniingliim Unlvrn'ty 4' Ctiorltni 7 Old Stoofordlans A to Old Aldln'an 27. Mi'llnr Ti 4 FiHIi Piiislnn Dli cv A IS OW HutmeFrin! B 5 unnsion It Strk-no t n l: Mollnr C 1. Leeds Urmrilt A 0 pnerlteia TtiiKerstt A 0 Ashton B i (Sotitli Manchester and Wylhenshi-fte C 13. Rochdale B ?. Mirth Division: Heaton Merse Gu'td B 1, Boardman and EeclM B 31' Mancliesler Unlver;Hy A U. Urmrton c 5: DEslev B 0 Chendl C 1: Odertcm B 3. Heaton Merae? Gultd A 12: Rochdnle C 0f Old Ald.vlti.tnj A 1 Chetdle Hulme A 13. Chorlton A 0 identified, Not only Bsts and elbows but feet flew. Once Woodward, after a short break and punt, was xeuea anexcusarjiy. xt was xor-tunate that none of many injuries proved serious. Not 6urpnsingly, when man loomed more important than ball, the rugby was execrable. The catching was as vile as the passing, the kicking, except from scrum half, only marginally better. Rucks were upright, clawing mauls entered anywhere, to which the ball's position seemed wholly irrelevant. The line outs were no less disgraceful and to what the game might have degenerated without competent scrum halves it is neither possible nor desirable to speculate, That Woodward kept his head the better probably decided the match, for both Durham's tries sprang from error behind Cheshire's scrum. In the first half a Cheshire heel, shot over their own line, and Boyd swooped superbly and touched down. In the second, Scurfield fisted the ball to no one, again near the tine, and Boyd all but picked up and plunged over. After a scrappy maul, Boyd charged down Hillikcr's hurried kick and did score. Tne otner points of this distasteful game came from a penalty kick and a conversion by McKenzie, and late dropped goals by Scurfield and Hilliker It was good to drive quickly away and enjoy afternoon tea peacefully In Thirsk DCBDAH,- R. Allison (Metropolitan Pollceli J. W. Bromlee (LlTerpool), J. M. nee (Hartlepool Rovers). M. Harve? (West Hartlepool), J. M Ransom (Rosstrn Park): M. P. Werton (Durham City), cant. W. Woodward (Hartlepool Rovers): T Urwio (North Durham) H. Lamb rStrnderlajid), D. A. Pike (DarUntton GSOB), K Bain (West Hartlepool), j B. WaLcfleld (Hartlepool Rov-erf), P. J. H. Knowles (City ol Derrj). M. R. McKecne (Durham University). J. D Boyd (Sunderland). CHESHIRE. D. w. Hallaa (Brouehton Park): R s Flemtnc (New BrUhtoo). G. Jones (WllmsJcrx). K. Nelson (Sale). A, Maddlck (Sale) c HtlHker (Ne Brishtor,), P. M Scurfield luwpooi): D s coates (Wilms'ow). K Larisbury (Slo) R P. Cooper (New Brlstiton). p. K. SUet (Sale), C. Elphlck (Birkenhead Park). R rlazlehurst (Blripjhead Parti, G. D. Hollway (Wllms-low), o. E. Barker iwilmslou). capt. Referee A McKlm (Leicestershire Society). SWIMMING Woodroffe realises an ambition By Brian Crowtber The English Schools' championships provide a chance to measure the season's improvement of an unfledged swimmer, against the performances of established internationals. This year's event in'-the new 50-metre pool at Leeds revealed no prospective Olympic champion among the rank and file, though the standard of schools swimming remains high. But there was one significant advance at a higher level during the last session on Saturday night when Martyn Woodroffe, of Cardiff, became the first British swimmer to return a time faster than a minute for 100 metres butterfly. Wnodroffe. who t 17 k in Htr first full ieason as a senior, returned limn 0.4sec in his heat of the senior boys event and so qualified for the Olympic Training bquad. In the final he met Len Norris, of Wimbledon, a taller, more powerful boy who was the surprising winner of the 110 yards butterfly at this year's national championships and is still only 16. .After majung one of the fastest siaris ot tne cnampionsmps Wooa-roffe was a few inches behind Norris at the turn, reached in 29sec. He was nhlo tn miirlrpn his stroke over the last quarter of me race ana loucnea seven-tentns of a second ahead of Norris in 59.8sec. Close rompetition between Woodroffe and John Thurley has set new British standards at 220 yards butterfly this season and now Woodroffe and Norris have achieved a breakthrough at 100 jueires. In the senior girls 109 metres butterfly Margaret Auton, of naruepooi, acmevea another vie- tnru mwp Ann nepna. rt Vrt-V who started the season full of form, but has heen unahln tn sus tain it. Pauline Sillett, of Sadcliffe, wiuiswuu uiu uuarienge or oauy Pickering, a Hull eirl who is two years her junior, in the senior gins iuu metres iireestyie. Later, swimmine tha last lee in tho fT. style relay. Miss Sillett seemed at last to nave regained the crisp stroke she employed so successfully in 1966 and then lost after mimus in me close season, Fifteen-year-old Audrey Keary brought more distinction to Knotty Ash by winning the junior girls springboard diving title. Last year she was seventh This year she beat two internationals in Maureen Gant, of Croydon, the holder, and Sun Tlnulnit nt Waltham Forest, who had beaten ner in tne national championships KKWOK BOYS 1041 Mptres tlzck,troke: A. Ei&vlsoa IStrat- fonit lmlti. 4 2scc 1WI Metres nrraalstroke: W Price (Hacrlncl. ludn 15 3svc ioo ieir" BuittrOy sirohe: 11. Woodruffe 100 Metre. Freestyle: A. WHMler (Taun- torn r,7 95oc. 200 Metres tlldlvldoal Medlcr. A Klmber lu.i,Aiuiiui,F, nui, .l JSO. Freetlylo Team Championship (4 x 50 alelrrsl. Kcdbrldgc Secondary School SKNIOIt OlItLS IOO Metres Brea-Jlstroke: IMIctdlpihrcuhl Iniln 5tr. llarrlsDn Iflu alelres Frersljle: p Slllcn IRadclllTd mill 4 Isec. ioo Metrec itacitroho J, FranlcltD WO Mrtrea nulterllr: m AUon lllartle-ono In, n. R 4- 200 Metres Individual Medlty: E, Cordtrj DlTlnir's, Heath iTottenhaffl). FrAeatvlft Team Raj. i - en Wejitinortaiin, Cumnarland. Lancaahlr and inu mia. lawc, RUGBY LEAGUE Not one of Leigh's lucky days By HAROLD MATHER Hull 11, Leigh 8 Although Leigh scored first in their Northern Rugby League match at Hull, they gradually were worn down. So, when they lost the services of Entwistle through injury 22 minutes from the end their cause really was lost, and even though they did have the satisfaction of scoring two tries to Hull's one, they were beaten 11-8. The main difference between the sides was forward and particularly in the loose. There the Hull six, given a fine example by Harrison (an extremely live wire and a hard worker). Broom, and Sykes, not only tackled hard and surely when Leigh were attacking, but prompted many of their own team s sorties and, moreover, gave and took their passes crisply and surely while doing so. It hardly was surprising especially as they also won possession from the scrums 17-10 that, having weathered alt but one of Leigh's early assaults. Hull thereafter had much more of the game territorially. Indeed, considering that Davidson had an excellent game, both round the scrums (though he seemed somewhat fortunate not to be penalised more often for failing to retire and in thl man anfl that Doyle-Davidson ran well in mianeiQ, Hull might well have made their task much easier. But they finished weatdv nn several occasions, and once Broom lost wnat wouia nave been a certain try by his failure to pass to the unmarked Barnwell instead of irving to torce ms own way over. Touch of genius Leigh, of course, had Mumhv. And just how good a player he still is when opportunity knocks he showed in the tenth minute when, the first time Leigh heeled from a scrum, his speed round the back of it was far too much for Hull's reaction, and Lewis, having taken Murphy's pass well, put Tickle over for a fine try. But, unfortunately for Murphy, and for his sides cause, opportunity did not knock often enough and, in spite of the snlendid efforts of Collins and 'Lewis both tackled hard and soundly on defence as well as invariably being on hand when needed on attack), Leigh's early promise was not maintained. Leigh were not helped by an iniUrV tO f?ilfedrlfr Whir-li naimart him to limp badly in the later stages. But the real damage had been done earlier. Then it was mat. msteaa ot tne Leigh forwards making a determined effort to consolidate that early lead, they themselves wer mastered ciniriv Indeed, apart from McVay, who strove hard throughout, Leigh's six compared very unfavourably with their counterparts especially ui ujc luuse. Hull's Doints came from a tru by Davidson and four goals by Maloney. For Leigh Tickle and Collins scored tries and Gilfedder Kiciceu a goal. mjX Eeejan. ca.pl: Baranell. Dojle- Davidson Harrison. McGkrae. Broom E . Edson. Macklln Srkej tliion. Gralner. Tlclle. Iirlt. Collins. wjan; murpny. capt., Erllwisne; cntsnall, Aahcroft. WWtworth. Weldlnc. McVar, Gilfedder. Referee- O S Brown (Prestonl Australia's two new caps Australia's team for the second Test match against Great Britain. at tne Wttite uity, London, on Friday, was chosen last night as ionows : Johns. nreaves MrThinald. Tnrlnndi Kins: GlecsOD. Smith. Callapher IN.l. Kelly, Galiazher IP , Lynch. Raaarussexi, Coote, Although the Australian camD is badly hit by injuries Gasnier and Racer, the cantain and vice- captain, for instance, could not be considered Because tney are not fit the side includes only two new caps, N. Gallagher and Coote. Only one of the players, Greaves, did not play in the first Test, but he has had experience- against the untisn in Test matches in 1966 n Australia. The team will be captained by P. Gallagher, and L,angianos win De tne vice-captam, Not so easy for Wigan By a Special Correspondent: Swinton 11, Wigan 13 After establishing an imnres- sive lead ot iu-3 at haimme, Wigan later had to defend L uaubiiu&i sternly before beating bwmton 13-11 at Station Road It was a most satisfying match, Swinton had had a fair share of occasional flashes of temper being possession, for their threequarters but minor blots on a thoroughly were in rousing form. With limited entertaining spectacle. Wigan, chances, Fleet and Buckley were happily for all admirers of this always forceful and Whitehead renowned club, appear to have and Gomersall both ran deter-shaken oft the effects of a poor minedly on the wings. Too often, record last season and an however, the forwards wasted indifferent start to this one. Their valuable possession through care-football frequently was of a high less handling. Goddard, signed order, being fluent and resourceful, recently from Bradford Northern, The recent signing of David Hill had a satisfactory first match as has proved a welcome stimulant ball distributor. He was restricted, and he played intelligently at stand- like his colleagues, through lack of off, varying the attack cleverly. He opportunity. Wigan owed much to and Parr, his partner, should Fogarty. develop into a most fruitful For Wigan. Laughton. Eowe. and partnership. Tyrer had one of his Francis scored tries and Tyrer best matches since he was trans- lacked tvo goals. Swirrton's points f erred from Leigh last season came from tries by Robinson. linkipj up with nice timing from Whitehead, and Fleet and a goal fullback. by Whitehead. GUARDIAN CROSSWORD No. 256 ACROSS 8, 9. Doctor recorded his cases (S, 6). 10. Sticks, smooth at back (41 GOLF Nicklans triumphs in spite of personal anxiety From PAT WARD-THOMAS : Las Vegas, October 29 It was onlv fitting that Jack curvine fairway. Perhaps he Nicklaus should win the Sahara invitational tOUrna- ment here at Paradise Vallev. In the third round he almost reduced the course to nothing- npss with a f!2 - then vesterdav ?! 5 ui:. u..y lit: was lycact wy uaivat-c fTf Ui 15 vnTvL for a total of 270 This was one stroke lower than that of aieve apray wnu, in a quiet, inconspicuous fashion, had bravely maintained the pace, isveryone else, notaniy uoaioy, niDDett out ot tne race, and Koyer, anotner comparatively unKnown player, was tlura. In the early morning hours yesterday Nicklaus's wife was suddenly ill and was taken to nospnai. xiappiiy sne nas recoverea ana rticKiaus Knew before the turn of his round that there was little cause for last ng concern, but he has cancelled thi trip to Australia which he was due to make soon after the tournament ended. His concen- tration must have suffered, and he was short of sleep. Wonderful putting natural that Nicklaus should play somewhat conservatively com- pared to Friday when he destroyed the last nine holes in 29. This included three putts on one green and at least three others which grazed the hole, Yet this was not one of his greatest rounds through the green ; he did not drive particu- larly well. The score was achieved by a wonderful putting touch. Yesterday the magic had gone, but save for one brief spell he was always ahead of Spray. Then at the eighteenth; knowing that he could take five and, win, he played a spoon from ' the tee thinking that he C?UldcunnlPibLrefe S2 of bounds on the left Of the ATHLETICS Growing overseas calls create the problems By John The British Athletics way of lifp nn Innror fitc in with Hip lite no longer nts in with, tne international pattern. This bas become increasingly apparent over the last seven years within the counsels of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, and was starkly emphasised at FimiS&?m ,1 auacuv Board reported a liability of, 1H,UUU. The cause of the financial situation is declining attendances at international meefines at home, and mounting costs of increased overseas competition, The picture ' Attendance Dijm Croat takJco 15 260 000 ... 15M .... 159.000 ... 1937 .... 230.000 .... 1KB 171.000 . .... 175.000 ... 1--.0 314 000 ... ViCl 1G4.000 ... 10G2 .... 93.000 ... 19C3 .... 3 000 ... 19(1 .... 102000 ... 1S .. , S3.OD0 ... IOCS . , 60.000 ... .. 51 000 ,. 37.000 .. H5O0O - . 33 000 .. 36.000 .. CS2 000 .. CWO00 .. 24 000 .. 31000 .. ii,000 .. 123 000 . 17 000 was clearlv drawn bv Harold Abrahams, the board's treasurer. Behind it is a story of the changing shane of the snort which Britain has tried hard but vainly to resist, Men whose conception of athletics is of the competition in Considering that Clarke out- hooked Cummings by over 2 to 1, ; ; - Vi . WP" SZS J" ''tin'' Sarrfi: Indied. the TiesS t might well have been reversed if lates roe (8). 19. The way to get paper Bowers not g r o w I n E ones (7). 21. Sword of Damocles? (8) 22. Difficult questions for pain ters? (6). 24. Border s h o w s up in the distance (4). olotlon 5wunL?, soutside jh;lin,i left, and stayed within bounds by only an inch. His swine for the second shot from desert san as hampered, but he reached a green side bunker and the rest was a formality. . . , , , or months as a p,ofeeSionai has already made his mark. He finished strongly with a 68. An indication of the scoring efficiency was that those who reiurnea a par loiai or o, .imub, a-aiwci, um- Britons disappoint The British showing overall was wretched. Will was the only one in the first 60. He stormed intn fiftvpihth nlace. Thev did -f X,iT.P ,mnnl, ly,prn "JL "!i?UiLi0,n,i'enm t"' l,?; ' r, as. been m?dIe, for P'?lr 5all"S ILt?fe12$? 2$ taction after Houston and the Ef c?se ,age ald. ?e u"Terent type of course, which was in fine : condition none the less, one would have thought that pride alone would have stimulated a more worthwhile ?!?orm?"ceJ eSLffhT? 'ad .en3yfd, ?ef hospitality of e beautiful hotel which gives the event lts name- At least they had ample time to enjoy the matchless sunshine so they will return home with a good tari if with nothing else, The PGA should consider whether it is wise to play a tournament immediately after the Ryder Cup, assuming of course that someone thinks it worthwhile inviting the team to play. The, next Ryder Cup match in 1869 will, I understand, again be played at Birkdale. Leading aggregates : iadlius. Sbm. , Beard, Dill, UcBee Oppemtan: 3T8 BemUJ, B"-: Bunt, Rodda the 1920s and 1930s, who honestly believe that the new order is turn- tag away rMn statuS, making too great a demand upon the athlete, have failed to stem the tide of new thinking elsewhere, gf3!3"BJ"& ?f ,,,,,!f" .SS! W0 w0iSi to cost . We cannot 'opt-out of, the new international pattern ana now xinly one agency the Government can wipe out that 19,000 deficit, and prepare the sport for the future.' 'I don't feel that these extra- comnetitions are Dut on for the benefit of the athlete, but for the public," Agrahams said in pointing out that he had strenuously fought against the introduction of the European Cup, "and that is one reason for the financial situation." His view would not be accepted everywhere in Europe. The introduction of the European Cup, and of the European Championships every two instead of every four years, are new ways of stimulating interest in the sport, fitting international athletics into the life of the 1970s by using the sophistication of air transoort and the medium of television to the best advantage The two-country matches by dated, no longer satisfvine athlete wnicn cruam nas stooa are out- or spectator ; but British fears are that the changes, the new and increased competition, may turn uui anueies into luii-iime penor-mers. That is a matter about which other European countries are not so sensitive "Do we really want to see oiir sport foHow the pattern of lawn tennis, in which a man has to make up his mind whether he is going to be a full-time performer or a small-time performer ? " Arthur Gold, the secretary of the board, asked in his report. "The problem is not a simple one, but it is one which we will have to face up to sooner or later not merely the British Amateur Athletic Board, but the whole of the sport, the Sports Council, and everyone else who evinces, or pretends to evince an interest in amateur athletics." Gold also suggested that there is really no lack of interest in athletics in this country, merely that five or sis million people are watching the sport without paying for it Payment agreed for the television of athletics at the White City. 24,000 a year for six years, seemed a handsome sum when the sport was in sound position. But when that contract was signed in 1962 the decline had set in (as my table shows). Is it, in fact, wise to have such a long-term contract when there is another organisation in the field ? 11. "The blushful " (Keats) (10). 12. Coming for about a month (6). 14. Girl has no right in Danish port (8)- 15. 1 get about in new term by boat (7). 17 Old ensign? (7). 20. Tree appears in old comedian's production? (8). 22. Acid is no help In analysis (6). 23 They give news of Crane's novel, including name (10). 24 Also hopes for part in London (4). 25. 26. Homer and Gide greet new writer (6, 8). DOWN 1. 2 Ougtu to time Marines' drill (8, 4). 3 lien of a strange hope in an abstainer! (6). 4 Important player he leaves out? (7). 5 J01 renewing offence, as footballer does? 6. Liner"trip often arranged for citizen (10). 7. Mourner is more edgy? (6. 13. Where we might give some noble sen-ice in London ? (a, 5). 16. Correct queen about an Athenian poet (8). 18. Beginner . trans- ,,, ..,, . , Henty ana -""y m"i WHATDOYOUTHINKI 1 HMH ibah-nhahobn: tr&asondcell i n 1 cBhHtHgHlHvBsBn HA ! T iaTHEREFORB EBcai-HsBAHaBMBT SMA LLBBKRBCREWE SHtnHHSijHHLBBHE AWAPnBRTlTESMaS RBMBSBeHijBvBaHt B'.UKFiViARDHBNDOW aBmHeH rM i WRBdBe tanagraBtii 1 t I on "BaBiBlBoBsBnBt Bpe xktf orthegut tomorrow

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