Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England on July 16, 1991 · 51
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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England · 51

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Tuesday, July 16, 1991
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EVENING STANDARD TUESDAY 18 JULY 1991-51 SPORT England hopes suffer double setback Morris tr out ff©F Jimmy Heggarty Heggarty loses golf marathon THE luck of the Irish finally ran out for 35-year-old Jimmy Heggarty from Antrim at Southport today when he lost the longest play-off in Open qualifying history writes Renton Laldlaw Having shot an aggregate 148 at Hillside Heggarty and 25-year-old Spaniard Yago Beamonte were involved with eight other players chasing three spots in The Open They all played Hillside’s first second third and ninth holes twice yesterday and at the end only Heggarty and Beamonte were left battling for the final spot The pair completed the circuit again but were still locked together with Heggarty having seven times got up and down from off the green in the first ten holes to save his skin The Irishman had also squandered a chance of ending it all when he missed a three footer on the eighth hole of the play-off — the ninth hole second time arouncL With light failing officials decided that the players would next play the tenth hole to try and reach a decision but they halved this twice before darkness forced a halt three hours and 35 minutes after they had teed off in their extra holes battle “We really should not have played the tenth twice It was pitch black” Heggarty said So both hopeful qualifiers were back at Hillside at 7am today to continue their battle At the first (the 15th playoff hole) Heggarty got up and down from eight feet for par and Beamonte holed from five feet for a half But a decision was finally reached at the 525 yards second — and it was Beamonte who triumphed in spectacular style The Spaniard rolled in a 20-footer for a birdie four and the longest play-off which had taken a mammoth 16 holes was over It had lasted four hours or 13 hours if you include the overnight stop! It will be Beamonte’s Open debut Heggarty has played seven times before and remained philosophical about what had happened “You cannot do much about a birdie” he said The consolation for Heggarty is that he remains first alternate If someone in the field of 153 does not turn up Heggarty will get the spot ENGLAND’S Test selectors must have been tearing their hair out today Within 10 minutes of the games starting at Southend and Swansea Ted Dexter and his panel will have Mark! heard that been dismissed for ducks Kent opener Benson was out third ball against Championship-chasing Essex Meanwhile Morris was caught in the slips in Curtley Ambrose’s second over in Glamorgan’s Tetley Bitter Challenge match against the West Indies Test ace ENGLAND Test star Robin Smith was missing from the Hampshire side as they were put in by Worcestershire skipper Phil Neale and got off to a flying start Smith was left out with a recurrence of a finger injury and watched as his brother Chris and opening partner Paul Terry took advantage of agood wicket After eight overs from Graham Dilley and Neal Radford Hampshire had reached 35 without loss with both batsmen playing freely against the Benson and Hedges Cup winners MIDDLESEX and Dean Headley in particular were on the receiving end from Alan Fordham as Northants took charge at Uxbridge While Norman Cowans conceded only two runs in his first four overs Headley Swimmers SEVEN Lebanese swimmers who arrived at the World Student Games too late to compete in the pool have now decided to become athletes instead And in a comment which will add weight to criticisms of the standard of the Games Hatim El-Gheriani a Libyan official attached to the Lebanese party said the swimmers will have a go at almost anything apart from the pole vault The Lebanese first surprised organisers when they arrived unexpectedly in Sheffield and although allowed to take part in Sunday's opening ceremony were upset when told there was no room for them in the swimming A Games official Bug ends Kelly’s Tour hopes IRELAND’S Sean Kelly and one of the pre-race favourites Erik Breukink of the Netherlands dropped out of the Tour de France today as their PDM team continued to be hit by a mystery illness PDM team director Jan Jisbers said Breukink Kelly Raul Alcala of Mexico and Jos Van Art of the Netherlands were all running fevers and did not start the 155-mites 11th stage from Quimper to Saint-Herblain by John Thicknesse Despite Foster's early breakthrough Essex were in danger of throwing away the advantage of winning a handy toss They dropped three chances in the first half-hour On a greenish pitch Neil Foster had Benson lbw with an inswinger that gave umpire Ken Palmer no problems Unfortunately for Steve Andrew though that was more than could be said for his close fielders against Trevor Ward Twice in his first over and again in his fourth Kent’s recently promoted No3 Smith misses out went for 31 in his first four whih Fordham cracking three fours in four deliveries DERBYSHIRE’S Devon Malcolm eager to regain his England place for the Fourth Test at Edgbaston made an early breakthrough against Yorkshire at Scarborough He dismissed Ashley Metcalfe leg before for three with a fhll-length delivery in his third over — Immediately after being clipped to the mid-wicket boundary Metcalfe’s only other scoring stroke was also a boundary a flashing cover drive at the expense of Dominic Cork but the fall of the wicket with the total on 13 forced Martyn Moxon and David Byas into a cautious approach and Yorkshire were 18 for one after eight overs SURREY forced Gloucestershire into a cautious start against Surrey at Guildford ask to swap sports said: “We have bent over backwards to accommodate the Lebanese swimmers But they are not members of FI-NA the international swimming federation and they could not even give us the names of their team or the events they wanted to swim in” The organisers are still considering the request for the swimmers to take part In the athletics Eubank fight put back CHRIS EUBANK and Michael Watson will clash for the vacant World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title at White Hart Lane on 21 September The fight has been put back a week because Tottenham have a home match the previous Saturday Watson demanded a return after his controversial points defeat in last month’s WBO middleweight title fight at Earl’s Court edged or slashed at outswingers and each time got away with it The first flew knee-high between Graham Gooch and Don Topley at second and third slip without either moving The next was palmed for another four by Salim Malik diving in the gulley and the third when Ward was 13 was put down by wicket-keeeper Mike Gar-nham low and wide to his right Essex trailing leaders Warwickshire by 34 points have two games in hand but but when after an hotir Kent were 41 for one there were possibilities that they Openers Dean Hodgson and Richard Scott looked uncomfortable in the early overs Left-hander Scott snicked Tony Murphy to third man for four while Hodgson edged another off the same bowler — the ball just flying fust over Alec Stewart’s head to the boundary But Waqar Younis's fourth over opened things up a little with Scott cutting him for four then swatting another over the slips as Gloucestershire reached 23 without loss off eight overs SOMERSET openers Jimmy Cook and Peter Roebuck made a sound start after being put in by Sussex under cloudy skies at Hove Adrian Jones back with Sussex after four years with Somerset led the home attack with Australian Tony Dodemaide Meanwhile Jeffrey Hunter was the lone home winner when the tennis championships began despite being irritated by a section of the crowd The 21-year-old Oxford University student beat Hungarian Andras Lanyi 6-3 6-1 in the first round of the men’s singles but refused to be put off when Hungarian spectators cheered every time he made an error Chess solution Chess No 4458: Nowhere White played 1 KtxPf when if RxQ 2 KtxQ ch K-B2i 3 RxR wins rook for knight If 1 BxKt 2 QxR ch or if PxKt (best) 2 RxQ RxQ 3 RxB when White should win the endgame a pawn up Black tried I QQ2? 2 Kt-K7 ch! Resigns If QxKt 3 QxR wins on material might have missed the boat Morris the first man to reach 1000 runs this summer has now gone 10 innings without passing 50 He was called up for the third Test at Trent Bridge as stand by for Mike Atherton but did his chances of winning a first cap when he edged Am- brose to Brian Lara Earlier when Morris and opening partner Steve James walked out to bat they had to wait a couple of minutes for some stumps to be set up The umpires and West Indian fielders were already in the middle before anybody realised that no stumps were in place MIDDLESEX v NORTHANTS UXBRIDGE Northmts Winnings AFadhamnotout 26 NFMonnotout 13 Extras 4 Total (0 wkt 10 oven) 43 ESSEX v KENT SOUTHEND Kant 1st bnhgs T Ward not out M Benson fcw b Foster 6 NTaylornotout 8 Extras 1 Total (1 wkt 11 overs) 3S HAMPSHIRE v WORCESTER- PORTSMOUTH ILmwLImb 4mA 1 rumpsmisimngs P Tarry not out 21 C Smith not out 22 Extras 1 Total (0 wkt 7 oven) 51 NOTTS v LANCS TRENT BRIDGE Notts 1st Innings CBraadcTkhardbAtaam 12 P Fofexd not out 34 T Robhson not out 2 Extras 3 Total (1 wkt 11 oven) 51 SURREY v GLOUCESTER GUILDFORD Gloucester 1st Mhgs G Hodgson not out 11 R Scott not out 13 Exfeas 2 Total (0 wkt 11 overs) 26 SUSSEX SOMERSET HOVE Bomanat lit kmlngi J Cook not out 16 P Roebuck not out 14 Extras 4 Total (0 wkt 11 overs) 34 LIVE COMMENTARIES AND RESULTS FROM ALL TODAY’S MEETINGS 0898-50-57-PLUS AYR 54 BEVERLEY FOLKESTONE 56 LEICESTER ALL MEETINGS 57 COMMENTARY mi want 0898-50-57-58 FLASH 0898-50-57-50 TBjfcEClA ML ftfc cramp psr minute ? f ilf ft K P ? fsl S s Mark Benson fell lbw third ball against Essex YORKSHIRE DERBY SCARBOROUGH Yofkshln 1st Innings M Moran not oul 14 A MatcaHs few b Maloolm 6 D Byas not out 8 Extras 4 Total (1 wkt 11 oven) 34 GLAMORGAN vW INDIES SWANSEA Gfamargan Istkmingi 8 uMm I jamas cwmrnsD ramson a H Monk c Lara b Ambrose 6 A Dais not out 7 M Maynard not out f Extras 1 Total (2 wfds) 17 Baseball American League: Detroit Tigers 8 Texas Rangers 7 Chicago White Sox 7 Boston Red Sox I Minnesota Twins 11 Milwaukee Brewers 7 Toronto Blue Jays 5 Kansas City Royals 3 (12 innings) Oakland Athletics 6 Cleveland for dians 1 Seattle Mariners 5 New York Yankees 1 Baltimore Orioles 2 California Angels 1 National League: St Louis Cardinals 5 Cincinnati Reds 2 Montreal 1 3 San Diego Padres 0 Phila-Phillies 9 Los Angeles 8 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 Houston Astros 0 Chicago Cubs 6 Atlanta Braves 4 San Francisco Giants 4 New York Mets 3 Elliott decision DREAM MILE winner Peter Elliott is considering running in the 800m or 3000m at the AAA Championships in Birmingham on 26 and 27 July raMRareffta ruiwro1 55 51 CLASSIFIED 0898-50-57-59 chip ateradJSp per minute M Moira inn t I I i tt i 7

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