Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England on July 7, 1939 · 26
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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England · 26

London, Greater London, England
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Friday, July 7, 1939
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WIMBLEDON MEN’S FINAL DAY Roland sets m A NNOUNCED from Paris to-day the resignation of the British A Boxing Board of Control from the World Professional Boxing Championships Committee actually took place last April This was almost a year to the day after this queerly assorted body had been formed at a conference in Rome A well-kept secret It was remarked at the time that there was no more than a remote hope of securing agreement among the nations oh the recognition of world champions suspensions rules and matters affecting the sport of fighting generally It worked but that way which is the chief reason why the BBBC eventually decided that there was no point in remaining in the game The' revelation makes the world championship label which the BBBC have fixed on Monday nights ’ fight between Leonard Harvey and Jock McAvoy look touch- more real It does not seem to matter much' that the World Committee do not recognise it as such She must find a new partner ' QUEER stuff this big-brains-at-the-back-of-sport mentality For about four years two young Middlesex Slayers— Miss Nina Brown and Miss ita Jarvis— have been building up a fine doubles partnership in club county and tournament lawn tennis This season they were runners-up In the Hard Court championships At Wimbledon they have beaten Miss Mary Hardwick and Miss M C Scriven which makes them out to be pretty good 1 ’ 1 The Wightmah Cup team to go to America has now been picked Miss Brown is in Miss Jarvis stays at home That means Miss Brown has to form a : makeshift partnership with somebody else Can you beat this? It does not seem unreasonable TT was discovered that: one of the A markers in the golf championship did not know enough about golf to count the strokes correctly She had Tom ColUnge of Swinton Park out in 58 and Ernest Cawsey of King’s Norton doing the first nine in 48 The correct scores appear to have been 38 and 36 The more or less official reply to criticism of this amazing arithmetic was: “ We cannot give every marker an examination before we send them out” I do not imagine the Cup final referee the Umpire at Wimbledon the scorers in a cricket Test or the referee of a big fight would be asked how many two ana two made Theywould all be expected to know that equivalent of their respective jobs Even if it is retorted that these golf ' markers are unpaid volunteers It does not seem to be unreasonable to expect s that they should know what constitutes a golf stroke and be able to add up at least as for as double figures' - Should he have missed this putt? ANOTHER question inspiring furious argument among the professionals at St Andrews concerned a putt holed on the last green by H B Rhodes of South Herts The players with a total of 151 made up the maximum number of qualifiers— 44 When Rhodes holed his : putt he joined them at 151 and so the whole lot of them went out He ' himself was bound to go out whether he holed the putt or not Rhodes himself did not know the situation when he played: If he had known should he have tried as hard as - ever to hole it or should be have missed it on purpose and thus allowed ten more players to play? T0M0BB0W (SATURDAY): The SUMMER Cup and MONDAY NEXT First race j pm each day HOWTO GET THERE: Piccadilly Tubs to South Harrow thence by special bus service to turnstiles Or from Maryle-bone (LNER) SAT 1155 115 L38 145 15 118 134 and 3 pm MON 1255 130 15 118 134 and 3 pjn From Paddington (GWR) BOTH DAYS k27 111 125 (2 - firjt ret 14 third ret) NEXT EVENIR6 MEETIM: WED JULY 12 'mwf $rr:zr Vt r! —' Y GO GREYHOUND RACING TO-NIGHT AT 8 rfy 'j ' 1 15 minutes from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station1 ‘ d-121-h To my mind there Is only one answer play I the putt if he can To miss it on pur- pose would be the equivalent of a football team deliberately losing to another in danger of relegation By BRUCE HARRIS JJOBERT L RIGGS 21 years old first ranked player in America is the new Wimbledon men’s singles champion In the final on the Centre Court this afternoon he beat Elwood T Cooke also from America by 2—6 86 3— 6 6—3 6— 2 Both were playing at Wimbledon for the first time The wind and some occasional sunshine had dried the Centre Courtaf ter its wetting yesterday 1- j ' There was easy standing room round the court and some seats were vacant when Riggs "and Cooke began y Warmed up with nice easy-paced driving exchanges Cooke showed an immediate inclination to make volley iqg openings Hie had to struggle to hold his service in the first game but managed it— with the aid of a nice drop-dnd-pass effort : The second game wisnt to many more “ deuces than the first Cooke' continued the aggressor and narrowly won it though he was lucky when' his opponent left as out a ball which fell just in STUDIOUS AND SKILFUL Every game waa swinging town vantage Cooke? to “vantage Riggs’ and ‘back -again Each man had his ground shots under almost perfect control and declined to take any risks So the studious skilful rallies n medium pace went on with Cooke still feeling the greater urge towards the net foray When it could be managed without undue havoc He led love but bad to fight for Then ' Riggs for a change by three games to every one of them took his first game 1 Cooke retaliated by acing two services and regaining his lead which he stUl preserved five minutes later at 5—2' Riggs playing his strokes: with a fine easy swing aim an air of unconcern dropped hu service again In the eighth game So Cooke had the first set— all against the nook— at 8—3 Riggs Is used to losing first sets - : A VERT FINE DISFLAX A very fine If not flamboyant display wu this of Mr Cooke for those who like theniceties of lawn tennis '-' L The crowd were : entirely non-partisan and unprejudiced with polite applause where it was due nothing more - " " In the second set Cooke broke the hostile service for the third time for a 8—1 lead and lucid Us own again for 4— L He had not then lost a service game In this emergency Riggs made a couple of mistakes in the sixth game them walked to the umpire’s chair and picked up a different racket Comte arrived to within a point of 5—1 but lent a drive a tew inches out His chance returned on a later vantage point and this time Riggs ran In and brought off the neatest little volley imaginable Two other game points in this extremity he saved on the volley — all showing that he can attack at dose quarters when he trim GEM OF A SHOT The players like the onlookers seemed to feel that this ame mightbe the turning point of the very : long point gs wpn i wifitoh but was still in £ parlous plight One gem of a Riggs passing shot flashed back hand corner to corner across Cooke’s body one lob left Cooke standing These strokes were the high' spots of another long game which Cooke nevertheless won for 5—2 Presently Riggs saved his opponent into error by narrowing the margin hostile service for the first time In the match Cooke was not so steady now He was volleying rather less— and Riggs considerably more It is not pleasant even for a marathon player like Riggs to be two sets down in a Wimbledon final He had been just a point away front that deficit Now he celebrated the escai on top at last Four for a lead of 8—5 es fell to twelfth a row game Riggs serving had three points for the set— 40— 15 and a vantage point All these Cooke doggedly saved and made It 6-all LOST FIVE SET POINTS Cooke’s progress had been checked largely because Riggs had driven him back from the net In doing so he had hoisted some nice lobs Another long gamrf ‘ : 1 and this time he did clinch the net at 8—8 This did not lur points— or five tillhe had lost two more set Riggs is an angler who plays his fish on a very long fine Thefnird set— won by Cooke at 5—3 —did not begin to any swifter tempo than the other two Clever as both men were one longed for a Budge or a Perry to return to this sunlit court andblast'8 wa through their studied system The began with two RIGGS to-day apiece and then Riggs began to fall again From 2—1 to 1“ SIGNED HENRY A HUGE notice outside the clubhouse at St Andrews says Please do not pester the players for autographs’ A few yards away a chattering crowd of 1 small boys and girls and a few old enough to know better waits to waylay and pester all and sundry as they pass the barrier They have not the least idea who anybody Is Henry Longhurst must have signed at least a dozen of the books "Henry Cotton' All the children of all ages have been tremendously delighted to get the great golfer's autograph I Greyhound Racing : To-night’s Selections R a ECKERSLEY HARRINCAY— 80 Model Tyke: 81T On Redan: 834 Gnuda Borauat: 851 Bright Dnioon 98 Gay KwniWi 925 Tseeo 942 Ankh Tapper (asp): 059 Orlnck’s Prklo Dooble: Taceo and AnUefapprrv Place BctecUoea— 80 Golden Baby 817 Gorton Road 854 Temerarius: 851 Golden Attention: 98 Lone Bar 925 Klnanld Demonstrator: 942 Bote 959 Herald Bean Place Double: Gorton Road and Herald Bean harpist — 1 HENDON— 80 Rl Carmenltta 818 Heather Blue 855 naroe: 852 Feabnlsts Bauctnary 99 Plndrant Banker: 926 Promenade Rambler: 045 Moaelle (nap) : 100 Crocked Railn Double Ileather Bloe and Mawife Place Selection— 80 Gin Bridge 818 Golden Bracken 855 Shanghai Man 852 Dark Ben Again !? Holy Joe 926 Soheit 945 Clilck-a-Biddy: 100 Kins Knave Place Double: Dsn Ben Again and Holy Jos - TRigs Es tee score changed to 5-! to Cooke— one of these games a love one This time Cooke had only one set point and Riggs missed it in Drying a sliced backhander down the line ' Biggs reply to all this was to win the first : four games or the fourth set Then he lost the fifth-and sixth to love largdy through trying difficult experiments Then he went on to win this set 6-4 for two sets alL In the final set the first two games fell to Riggs the next two to Cooke now calling on his attacking reserves In the neatest and most unconcerned way possible Riggs pouched the next four games against an adversary obviously footsore Riggs won the eighth ana last game easily anaa match which while rather lacking pepnad been entertaining enough in its clever way ' Results V WOMEN’S DOUBLES Holders: Mrs 8 P Fabyan and Bflss A Marble USA FOURTH ROUND K1 8 H flimmwnlcy and Min K E Btammero beat Mim X H Homy and Mrs M RTKlnc 6i 4-06— 2 Mro S P and Mm 8 H SEMI-FINAL ' and MimortUbeot Mioa K WEMBLEY— 80 Groavenor Together: 9 — Ella's Luck Doable HVIKINQ” EY— 80 MidScId Phi: 815 Rettlewcedi 852 Panltlew: 848 Beoley Aspirant: 95 Bad 21 Scaiwcing Illudoni 98TBcg Morton 955 Nettlewwd and Place Selection — 80 Cbcne: ai5 Battery light: 852 PoeUo Bobji 848 Prjtar'a singe: 95 Hantbank: 921 955 Dopey Plan RmkhatAAiaSoM: i 5rT ViHT Suer Doubler Friar1 Judge and Hautbanfc -VIGILANT WIMBLEDON— 80 Kedale Know White 815 Buck worth ’ Fancy: 850 Bestrew 845 Wade Out: 90 Valiant Dan 915 Fingiv Lad (nap 950 Chew nr Ball UvenkM Doublo: Finger Lad and 945 Tuherrmol for Ballydull ' Placo Kdcetlcss— 80 Mehlln’ Gloom 845 Cliitonlan Mount ilarrlct: 950 Tall Malm Place Dnulile : niKnnTan Mid llamfriol T k Mj 815 Oulrort iitonlan 90 Bamford Cnitlu: II Maiur i 945 uypringer liai 850 915 liarmmy MIXED DOUBLES Holdns: J D Budn and Miss A Marble USA (not defending) FIFTn ROUND Mr f rtsjartt wv p- - MEN’S SINGLES Holder : J D Budge USA (not defending) FINAL n I Rllga beat E T Cgafcg 2-6 8-6 5— 5 6-3 6-fi Cricket To-morrow SURREY v KENT at The tyai ' ESSEX v GLOUCESTERSHIRE at Westcliff: GLAMORGAN v SUSSEX at Pontypridd HAMPSHIRE v NORTHAMPTONSHIRE at Southampton LEICESTERSIIIRE v WARWICKSHIRE at Leicester NOTTINGHAMSHIRE v DERBYSHIRE at Nottingham WORCESTERSHIRE v SOMERSET at Kidderminster YORKSHIRE v MIDDLESEX at Bradford LANCASHIRE v WEST INDIANS at Manchester i" i 1 ’ rt1: v v w1 n 1

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