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(By "Sol Plex.") . '

;-:':s?The quick finish to the fight between I American Claude Varner '.-and- . the

[. visiting . ¡Filipino, "Flash" * Cyma, in j yémch the: latter was knocked out in I the second .round, : proved unsatisfac ' .tory both to the principals -and."the I promoters,- fon big' things were cx ! pected of Cymai Varner, as Jn all : his other fights, flew after the-Fili : pino, throwing punches from all angles,

and although Cyma evaded many by cleverly swaying, he could not -cope I with the American. Following a

heavy right to the ribs Cyma collected one in the mid-riff, ivhich sent him to the canvas. - ' He claimed a foul,' and à doctor who was called in declared that the punch had landed below the belt The stadium manager declared . that the fight was not bound by the

."hp' foul" rule, and as the * referee

(Jack . Carroll) [did not see the- blow : land, they had ' no option but to allow the Ko. decision" to stand. A's ia Tnkt ter of fact very few of the spectators saw the blow land,' because at the time the two men were crowding to- gether and working fast

The- "no foul" rule,: in effect, is- that a fight, cannot be won on a foul (pro- tection against injury to be provided by a shield), but that a boxer land- ing a Tow blow shall lose the points of that round, and risk disqualification if he repeats the low blow. Mr. "R. McLean, stadium manager; however, has emphasised that such a rule was not in force, and never will he -under the present management, and he has already refused to agree to it for sev- eral American boxers.

Cyma's countryman, "Speedy" Cabanella, however, is anxious to avenge the defeat of .his mate, and has offered to fight Varner. Cabanella likes the forcing type of fighter. He is only. 21, and in his four years of .ringwork has had 70 contests, of which he has won 64. Cabanella is à nephew of Dencio Cabanella, who fought some glorious fights in Australia about 20 years ago, and who died following a bout with Bert McCarthy,

Miller Beats Cabanella.

Mickey Miller, bantam and'feather- weight champion pf Australia, won a points decision over "Speedy" Caba- nella, the Filipino, in a 12-round bout at West Melbourne -Stadium, on Fri- day. Miller was too strong and clever for the visitor. .

Star Frisco, the Filipino, is to be matched with Miller, and the bout will be billed for the world's bantam-

weight championship. This announce- ment .has been made by Hughie Dwyer, Newcastle promoter. Dwyer

said" that Frisco had repeatedly chal- lenged'the title holder, Harry. Jaffra, without getting a reply, and if Jaffra thought he had a better claim to the title *he could come to Australia' and challenge for it - .Jaffra would, not accept ¿4000 to defend his title against Miller in Australia,.

.,.".. Richards and Martin.

.-. Ron Richards, Queensland cham- pion/ « talons: no chances with the

- - - ? coloured English

man, Tommy ; Mar- tin, . .and .'hay re- quested a postponed

ment of the bout to

July 27. Richardis has an engagement with Claude Nichols at Townsville on July IS, and no doubt requires a short spell beför/t taking on the visi- tor. Little is really

.¡ Ron Richards..

known of Martin's ability, and -Rich

¿rds no doubt does not want tp_ De dragged into a contest with, a surprise, such as another Sabatino.

; "Fred Henneberry. who fights a re- turn bout with Atilio Sabatino this ntonth, is seeking to have the fight extended to 15 rounds, over which -distance he is a better performer. The two fights between these middles have brought disputed decisions, and Hen- neberry no doubt wants to make sure ï>£ the third, contest. Sabatino, how- ever, may not meet him in his request, as he was brought to Australia .on an understanding that he would fight 10 round bouts only. Their first bout ."was . over 10 rounds, and ' then, at :;Henneberry?s request, . the , " second bout was extended to 12 rounds. Now he wants .15: rounds, but Sabatino may _not accede to his request.' Sabatino ls booked^ to meet Ken Overlin in Melbourne on ; Friday night '->:-'.-':.

Two;heavyweight boxers, Ambrose Palmer^ and George Simpson, -became fathers of baby daughters .during last week. It was Palmer's second daugh- ter. .; - .

>. Stadiums Ltd.? have announced that tbey-have cancelled the proposed vjsit of. the - American lightweight Gus

?r^^ewtch.^' '<? ^ ..

' ^SÎGfldo Beam Clarke.

"Young": Gildo, on ' his way; home -to the Philippine Islands, stopped, at New Zealand, where he met the West Aus- tralian, Snowy Clarke, .and - .won on points over 12 . three-minute grounds. . The Australian toóle a severe battering

towards -the-end of the contest, and was twice down for the countof eight His chief second, Cyril ? Phttjo, 'twice rose tb throw in the towel, but Clarke made amazing recoveries, and with his left eyebrow badly'opened he fought splendidly to the end . It was the best bout seen in. Auckland for. many years, and.-ÇIarke-was' cheered for his game display.-' r- :'.

Terry Reilly, Victorian; welter, and former sparring parmerVofTjack Car- roll, has hung up the'glpvcs because of a nose injury. :" It was necessary-that he haye/ an operation-"to. remedy;- the defect, and on medical advice he' de- cided to retire;' . ..

Visitón from Overseas.,

A coloured. American. mWdleweight, Alan Matthewsi-'and a featherweight Kid Irish, should arrive in Sydney this week They are .under- contract to Stadiums Ltd." Matthews Was. prom- ised "aTmatch., with Fred Henneberry in his opening bout but as the Australian has stated .that he is applying the colour ban' it probably will not take place. Irish.has not been matched yet'but Vainer may be given the .fight - , . .

A former world's middleweight champion, Teddy .Varos*, is coming to Australia, also under contract-with Stadiums Ltd.' Yarose is in his twenty-ninth year, and has-been box- ing for tea years. His more recent victimrinclude Babe Risko, Ken Over- lin, Young Terry and Eddie Maguire. Yarosz won his title from Jimmy Dun 51 dee, bs* lost ü n year tatar ~t* Sake

?. > ,,: .. . - Risko (September, 1935).' His. two championship bouts drew 57,30Y and 31,762 dollars respectively. '

. Overseas Doings.

The National Boxing Association has created a surprise by ranking Tony Galento as the leading contender for Joe Louis's heavyweight title. Other heavyweights are rated in the following order: Max Baer, ' Tommy Jiarr, Bob Pastor, Max Schröding

"and Gnnner Barlund.

If original plans. are adhered to, Henry Armstrong and Lou Amber's will fight for the world's' lightweight championship in the coming month. By reason- of his win over . Barney Ross, "Homicide. Henry" will probably startxfavourite for the. scrap," but as -Ambers is( much,younger than Ross, and just , as tough, he may give the negro a hard fight before he can estab- lish ring history by . winning- ; three world's championships. Ambers "has fought Tony Canzoneri and Jimmy Mç Larnin, and he cut Pedro Montanez to pieces, and Pedro .fights pa the same style as Armstrong.

( Armstrong has had a remarkable

career,, winning his . title from Pete Sarron, and stacking his opponents one after the other. He will enter-.the ring intent on annexing'his third title, "whereas Ambers will be merely fight-

ing for what he now has, so it may make a bit of difference in the tactics adopted by the fighters." If he wins the fight fame and fortune will be his. When he entered the ring, against Barney Ross' few of the experts gave, him a chance of winning, but now he is being proclaimed "one of the great- est fighters the world has known-and he deserves it The welterweight title may prove a little heavy for Henry after a while; for every time, he fights he will be'automatically de- fending it, because he will always be under the» weight limit .

Dempsey,'Making a Fortune.

Although it was stated that. Jack Dempsey was a müÜonaire when he quitted the ring, his present' day activ- ities are likely to amass hun greater wealth than he made in the ring. "One of his principal business ventures" is a restaurant in New York,'but he ' also owns- hotels- in- Los-Angeles -: anti Miami, and he has a share of the Aga Caliente race track. There, is a new. "Jack Dempsey" whisky oh the market and a "Jack Dempsey" maga- zine, and he. is' interested in a produc- ing oilfield at Gladewater,..' Texas. Dempsey takes a personal interest in all his concerns, and is said to. aver- age less than' five hours' sleep a night


Perhaps one beneficial result to- be' derived from the-drawn Test games' will be that' England may in. future consider the policy of playing att{Tests to a finish, as in Australia, inst¿ád of

over four days only. With a, wealth, of youthful batsmen on both, sides, . it would appear impossible for »'Test to be completed within the 81101160? four'days. ' There are- no demon bowlers appearing in the Tests, and the batsmen definitely have had : the upper hand in the first two garnes; and it will only be in the concluding game, which will be played to a fin- ish of .course" (allowing for the possi- bility of the. Fourth Test bëing drawn) that the real strength pf the two teams'

will be arrived-at

England, has at present old seasoned players such, as C J. Barnett, W. R. Hammond, L^ E. Ames and E. Payn-

ter, and this quartette has been

strengthened , Dy youngsters-such as D. Compton, W. Edrich and L. Hut- ton, -all capable of adding their cen- tury in a game with no restrictions. Against this team Australia could pre- sent D. 'Bradman. W. A. Brown, and McCabe, - old sea

soned pláyers on English" wickets,


C. J. Barnett

?whilst the new-bloods on the tour are J. Fingleton; J. Badcock, L. Hassett; and S; Barnes, any or all of whom may pife up a century or more.

The.bowlers bf either side have -not provided sensations, and in a game-to a finish we may " expect-' mammoth, scores from both sides. : ^Whilst tthe:

Australian bowlers haye; ¿pt "provided the" fireworks we looked for, wjth the exception' oF McCormick'in his brief spells, England also has 'suffered "like- wise, and only Verity and Wright haye retained their places inVaU Tests- to date; . Neither. Sinfield .nor Wellard rose to the heights required by the selectors, and both were dropped to make room for Goddard and Nicholls, .whilst Faroes made room for Smailes, but the -vfrashout at Manchester 'has given none a chance to prove himself, and it is more than , likely , that all will retain their positions in the team for'

the Four^Test. . '. J./;';/? ; ^

Match with Warwickshire.'. '

Yesterday the Australians com- menced a match against Warwickshire, and as they . have had ? the- -benefit of several days*. spell, due to/,the .Test hold-up, the players, should be -in good form. . Warwiclshire,' whilst fairly prominent in county matches, does not embrace many well-known players, with perhaps the exception of R. JS. Si Wyatt, former- English captain, :wbo

may appear.

The match, in 1934 against Warwick^ »hire was drawn, but the advantage was with Australia on the first innings' play. Australia batted first, opening with Brown and. McCabe, but the former waa dismissed jwith only 10 on the scoreboard. .Darling followed,

and with only 30 up McCabe was sent J

i " " ' -

.1 . .-. .


back to the pavilion. Alan Kippax, who ? captained the Australians in this match,- followed, and waa out for 26. Chipperfield added 36, and Oldfield 34, and it was left v .. . j

to Clarrie Grim- mett to. top-score! with 38 not our. The 1 other., players did' not: add many, and the innings closed- with 221. Croom; a slow bowler, .secured the best bowling aver- age, ' taking . four wickets7:for-75,- off 34. overs. Wyatt and Hollies * each gath

ered- in one -wicket.

C. V. Grimmett

War^ckshïre . disappointed, only .&rëe reaching double figures, whilst îthfeé' others, registered "blobs"i Croom, one bf the opening batsmen,' batted solidly for SI, but . he was the onljr-one,tö hold -jtbe fort in the early stages of '-the "game, wickets falling af 13, 19,; 20, 57,79 and 95, " Sahtall top-; scored for the match, with 61, whilst the only t other " batsman to ' reach double figures was ( Cranmer (39). Grimmett was in.good form with the ball, taking.five.wickets, for 76 off 30 overs, whilst Ebeling took three" for .19," and .FÏeètw.dod-Smith": tw.o for 69/ both.on: 18 overs. . ['J'.:,

Australia, oh, the. seconà vjsit to the creases','bad lost foiir wickets for"185 .when play- ceased. " ." " McCabe again opened, and. hit jip a bright 77, whilst i Darling also registered a ', solid 50.

Brown scored 29, and Kippax" ll, with Chipperfield and'Barnett at the wic- kets when, play stopped.; Hollies got two' wickets "for .34, and, Paine and

Mayer bne wicket each for 30 and. 31 rung respectively. ,T: " '.

^ ; Back Agajn/tx> Nottingham. '

. ;Tbe Australians/will return to . Not tmgham (the' scene bf me" first Test)' on Saturday, and; will play a match; with that county. The game in 1934 also resulted in a draw, Australia com piling 237 and closing with two wic ' kets for 230, against Nottingham's

183, and. six wickets* down for 128.

. Australia opened with Brown and Woodfull, and. the pair put on 7Q; for .tile-first wicket before Brown.was: tiis-: missed for 27.v ' McCabe, Kippax and Darling all contributed small'; scores, but Chipperfield; joiped .his. "captain; and the pair carried the score to .four wickets for 180 before Woodfull went, after compiling 81. - Chipperfield, who was assisted in a minor degree by Bromley and Wall (13' each),' fin- ished with 57, and the; innings was concluded wfth. 237. This was the match in which Bill Voce starred, talc* ing eight-wickets for*66, off 23 "overs. Butler secured the other two wickets, for 43 runs.

1 Nottingham opened with W. W. Keeton and C. B. Harris, but the latter was dismissed with only 14, and thc »core at 35. W. Walker made 25, and Joe Hardstaff 38 (top score . for the innings),.and five wickets were down for .91. G. V. Gunn (26), B. Lilley, captain of the team: (25),. and Voce (22) pulled the team out of a seemingly bad position, and the score was concluded at 183. Grimmett maintained his fine form, and finished with an: average of four wickets for~70, off 36 overs" whilst McCabe secured three for 42. Wall and Fleetwood Smith secured one .wicket each.

Brown -and - Wpodfull ? opened, again for Australia, but the latter was dis- missed by Butler for one, and . with only-three on the board McCabe fol- lowed, and scored 43, but Brown and Kippax played out time, finishing with. 100-not out and 75 not out re-: spectívely, and the innings was de- clared- closed with- two' wickets down for 230. Butler secured the two wic- kets that fell, at a cost of 50 runs. " .

Nottingham, in their second visit; to the wickets, failed badly, losingrfsix wickets for 128, - the scorers peing Gunn (29), Lilley (not out, 18), Keer

ton (17), Taylor. (16\and Hardstaff (13). Grimmett- again - gathered jn

three wickets-.for 35, 'off 14 ¡ overs, and Fleetwood-Smith, three wickets -.for 47, qff .20 overs. ^ * s

Matches to Follow.

The remaining:portion of the Eng- lish itinerary is as follows:^

'? July 22, 23, 25, :261-FOURTH TEST, at Leeds.

July. 27, 28 and. 29-v.- Somerset al TsUtntoQ*t - r

. July 30,, August L 2^-v, Glamorgan,

at Swansea.

August 4 and -S~TJCT*Scotland;at Dundee,.... . ...... .JV ...

August 6.-v. Scotland, at Glasgow August. 8. 9-T, Durham, at Sunder- land.

August IQ, IL 12-*v. Surrey, at The OvaT ' -

.August 13,,15. 16-v. Kent at Can- terbury.

August. 17, 18-v. The Army at

Aldershot. .

August 20-26-FIFTH TEST, at The OvaL * " r ' T 1 -

History Almost Repeated.

Australia went within an ace of de- feat; at the hands of Yorkshire last week; the county having much the bet- ter of the encounter when rain halted play and eventually caused the match to be abandoned. Had Yorkshire won the match it would have been the first victory by an English ' county over an Australian Test taara in 26 years. That was when Hampshire beat S. E. Gregory'» comparatively, weak sid« sn July. 1912, when six ot Australia'» greatest player» stayed at home because of a disagreement with the Board of Control Sinee the waY Australia has lost five matches in Eng- land, none of them against a county.

1921 (W. W. Armstrong, captain) : Twa; defeats «ear the end of thc tour.

by an Englislt'XI.-Tè4:by A. C Mac- laren (by '28 runs),- TUM! by.vC* :£ "Thornton's XI (by 33 rons).

1926 (H. U Collin», captain): Only losvtbr fifth «nd decidinc -Tc*.

1930 (W. M. Woodfull, captain): Only loss, first Test

1934 (W. M. Woodfull, captain) : Only loss, second1 Test . -

In August 1930, Gloucester played'* tie, with 72 and 202, to Australia's 157

and 117.

Of its matches in England, Gregory's 1912 Australian team lost eight They were against Notts, Lancashire (twice), Surrey, Hamp- shire, England, Surrey and Middlesex combined, and CB. Fry's XL The Hampshire match, on July 22-24, marked Australia's last defeat at the hands of a single county., Phil Mead, left-hand batsman, was chiefly respon- sible, with 160 not out and 33 not out

LOM of Ames to England^.

- 'The loss of Leslie Amçs,: the Eng- lish wicketkeeper, through an injury in the second Test, ;is~ greater than '% number of Australians" believe. Apart

from a. Test cen- tury against Aus- tralia, the Kent professional scored 148, not out, against South Africa, at the Oval in 1935. He also made 105, "149, and 126 against

the West Indians in Tests, and 137 and 103 ' against New Zealand. Ames'

L. E. Ames.

doubles are most j

interesting. . In 1928 he scored 191? runs, and obtained 121' wickets while 'keeping; in 1929 his respective figures

were 1795 runsVand 127 wickets; and in 1932, 2482 runs and 100 wickets. ; _

Business difficulties were stated to have worried . -Walter .Hetherton, . former Northumberland cricketer, who was found gassed at Hexham 'recently.

A verdict of "suicide while of unsound mind was returned at the inquest. Hetherton played for the minor coun- ties against Australia in 1926, and had been professional to. several, clubs,


: It is\reported from the south that Ian Lee, the interstate -: left-hand opening batsman, has received an offer tol go to England : to play- cricket in the lancashire'1 League. If ¿it; is-at- tractive enough Lee is likely, to accept

li; How;They ~Vuniis\-- - .

' ;Of the ^matches already played, the

results-:arje'tTr--'. ^, ;.;-,.'.. "-:?'

''<?>. Won Runs

Played W by :. -...¡ Forr^Against Worcester Ans. ??. f :;541li 2j58^215 Oxford ... . éXAusS 7^-679«: U7^75

Lefcester . .,Aus. S-590 212-215 Cambridge . ... v Ans. : :5--708* 120*.163 M;GC ... Drawn : 512 212-87 , Northampton Ans. 6-406 ,? 194-135 Surrey . . . Drawn " 528 271

,'- . .v;2-232'; ;1-104 Hampshire^ Drawn1-¿^2Q 157

Middlesex. .¿¿.Drawn .132 188 I

- ? 2-114 <&M-21 . Gloucester . .irAus. ^164 #78^-107 : . ^3. . (¿¿25 .

Essex .... Ans. ."' ÏÏ 145 :414-87 '

. ., . ?:fe".ji-ÄlS3"^-- *' ''

First Test ; . Drawn« 411^- '8-658 ^ 6^-427

Gentlemen ; . Aus. ~ 397 301


Lancashire . Drawn" *'303 ' 289

'»*cev ...-á\.'¿sr210.,3Vh*-.--i-¿» Second Têst' . Drawn 422 " 494

'".''*" .'"' - 6^204 - .8-?42 Derbyshire > .. Aus. A AM r 151-56 Yorkshire. Drawn - -i.222 :205r

I 132 3-83 Third Test . Drawn ry No Play

- TENNIS^ ; '

- /ïfext wéëk^ïrôm July 2^ to .2V^ sée¿the ,fpup remaining- countries in the.

European zone meet in the . quarter finals. Germany will : meet- France, and Jugoslavia will meet .Belgium. The former match will>b* the princii pal attraction, for it is..expected that th* young -French. team,:witfi$rov*. »! severe test tp. Germany. '. Jugoslavia, hojreyer, should have no difficulty, in. ac^uhtiñg. Jpr .- Belgium, . for the"

former country probably has the most promising team, bf-young players in Europe.

; Jugo-Shjiyia iwjil.probably be repre- sented by F. Puncéc, D. Mitic, J, pallada,5 and-F. -Kukeljèviç, ana/they form a well-balanced team in both, singles and doubles. Jo the recent French - championships :] Puñcec ,. and Pallada reached, the semi-finals,. and Mitic the quarter finals, while Kukel:; jevic\carried Donald.. Budge to five hard-fought sets. In the doubles Puñcec :and MMe-Ipst only to Petra and Destremeau, " the ' winners, and Kukeljevic and ¿Pallada took Budge and Mako to four sets.

Puncec,:who is only 24, is the star of the. teaBJ,-and_ha5..bcen-.cljaajpion of his .own. country.since 1932* ^, He has beaten1 Roderick MenzeK(twiee),. W. H. Austin, Palmeiri, C.,Bous»nf and1 H. Henkel. . - - ; .

Mitic, the youngesf of the team, is only 21. Fallada ia .a left-hander, and slices most of his ground shots.. He wontbeSooth Afri-

can' championship I last;, year while on tour,* and . "a, week or so ago accounted

for Lesuer, Hecht;

and?- Boùssoa.. at


W. IL Amttin.

. : Kukeljevic is 28, is siso . left- hander, and was champion "in 1931. He holds a victory over Jack ' Crawford. In recent years he has concentrated chiefly on doubles.

Germany is not the team of a-year or so ago, and France can be expected to fiiîjaç- extend them. Jugo-Slavia,

however, would appear-to have a better chance of winning. :theOzone than ;e4ther.^.r-.'.ift'í-*fi^i^'': p'-p~- . -

; Vines Leads Perry. .

.At the end of their barnstorming professional tour, Ellsworth Vines fimshed-14 matches ahead of Fred Perry, in the 82 -.matches »J«~fed-\ The toufiwais not expected to be such a finan risl ?success as in 1937, for it did not; start out as welL Vines is anxious to have Budge'joint the troup next


; The Wimbledon committee bas de- cided that if von Cramm sends an entry for Wimbledon'»exjt year it will not be accepted (Cramm was re- cently sentenced in Germany, to a year's imprisonment for-"moral delin- quency".) - I-'''--: ?? -

Refused Coach's Offer.

The recent announcement that two professionals, Albert. Burke and Est/a beiu, had beca appointed to essen the-French Davis Cup team, -was fol lowed:ty the revelation-that two years ago: Henri Cachet offered to tntia-tha

French' Davis uCüpf players without charge, but the National Federation declined The j offer. A. similar, offibr was made biy Fred Perry tô^the-ÎEhgî lish.^As^pc&tîçn jast »year, but'was:dei clmed^-^'-Per^jhadéno-secret of the fact' that *'ttíe* éb^t;|rjeceptipn he- re-

ceived when'he wenfc'td? Wimbledon ai a spectator last,, seispnliis -one- rea-?, son -why he is talring^out American naturalisation paperî yCochet- couhi | not haye helped, the ;Fr«içb ; players' this season/ as, he-.í^¿íust'-left - fór another exhibition and .lecture tour in Russia, where the sgame is making amazing: progress. - ? ~; _?? - -

:r ' I' ' Ban on'^Tives.

' The^ban -on" Mrs..; Bon^Jfodman jPminjgi her- cricketer'fhusbarid !m jEng land at[. the. concbisioni of the .tour-fias rMsêdj'ilié sam¿ position in the .tennis

-:wpfld, theV princi- pal» being;£ Harry Hopman and his wife. .Mrs. ' Hop- man, is at .' present on tour in Europe, and her husband is "in America, but the \-Mrs. Hopman? ¿and I her ' team are f al*

. lowed^ to ' gb" to

II. HopÉàan.

. America1 and com-,

pete io. the national, tournaments. r> it,

she makes the trip 'she intends -part-, nering.".her .hsuband -in' the' mixed doubles^' hut before:- their- departure overseas the >pair ..signed ' an agree- ment that they would mot travel on the same^ train or stay at, the same hotel. ' : . W %


; Three players, alleged to be "ring ins" from Sydney, dubs, caused an up- heaval following/a i match between Mudgee and Kandos (N.S.W.). -There had been a good deal of ill-feeling be- tween^ the two tow^randrà^er^thë'

claim'had .been made that - tiifeè';"5yd-, ney players had-. taken,^ part:-;in the match - under assumed}. names^ -tfiS ¡ N.S.W.".Country Rugb^ -L«ague railed

for an'-èxbaustive renjorfc{-* /One ofT thé players is said to Havé'beéñsS Kanga- roo forward, and the other two Bal rriain first graders now playing in city houses competition. . : /*f 'I'f^ ";. / Although a ban has : been placed on the poaching of League players from Australia, English clubs are now said to be turning to SydneyiUnion players^ and already several j have been, 'made offers to go to England. Leon Quin- livan, a centre three-quarter selected to play against New Zealand, is said to be interested, but internationals Vic Richards, Jack- Kelaher.-Aub Hodgson and Keith Windon have stated 7 they Tire not interested' in /any"such , pren posaL ]-'.'- ' ' I '-i'',.,- i' ,'?.''.T,:-./-'

E. Tindell and W.t M. Carson, who are members-of the New- Zealand. All. Blacks (Rugby Union). now oh their way to Australia, were Here last, year

as members of the New - Zealand,

cricket tram? ^Carson created a-'.fine impression as a fast.bowler. /' ''f

Eric Weissel,': former international five-eighth, has decided, to strip , again, and is to lead Wagga.: Weissel, re- garded as one of the best five-eighths produced in Australia, retired ;.Iast year after 17 years of active football.

? -GOLF: ..;;;/r~ - Walter Hagen, who' has just" re- turned to America with Joe Kirkwood,

from a -world tour, has been' . , named by members of the ! Professional Golf; ers'. Association ot

America L as - the greatest golfer in the world. . Hagen considers the - Aus- tralian courses" the best he had found outside - America. Asked why Austra- lia and New. Zea

Walter Hagen.

land did' not pro

duce world champion golfers, be said he thought it was because of lack of competition. He said he saw many potential champions in. both countries, but they had little chance of improving without world competition. Hagen had an attack of malaria while touring India, and as his game suffered he failed to qualify for the United States Open. He found Africa s golfers" paradise. Because of the rarined ab* a hard drive travelled vp to 400 yards. The greens were made of sand, cov- ered with dust from the mines, which made the ball run «fast and true. ?

World Golf Coarse Figures.

' Accoring to "Time," there are "6000 golf courses » U.S.A., 2000 in .the, hBtSfiUfcVEsspif* asji^sOy 100» sa tiu

Test Nsf the -world.: ^Tfcé figures for the British^Empire =are -all.wrong, «f itbjere areipTer : 20Q0; courses' i^

Britain dbh^í-Tii^éÍf(t774~r¿ur»és in^Australia affiliated.withthe Ladies* Golf- Union]: andi;at least 100 -inoré which-are not. affiliated. - The number of. a£SHated'\courses in : each State is : &S;W.,'r281";" Victoria, 247; "W-A., 50; S< A.* 6S; Queensland, 60;,an^ Tas .mániá 3Í.. ; Then - there .are-scores' of courses ur New" Zealand, Canada; and South Africa, to say nothing of'Jndja

.and-the other Dominions,'which;; »re 1 not, perhaps, so golf-minded.-. ?

; ' 'Mighty Modern Hits. "".^

Officials of the English Golf Umóp. in search of date^fpr ^fixing., standard "scratch* scbresr^méasuréñ "the length* ?of carry, pf 'Competitors"1 drives in the English championship^ and/,WalkÇJ" Cuptrials!''- . The.* averagef"earry""'of 35Q drives! in t the . Engl^h c^ampiw ship was 2l4i yards, and in the Walker Cup trials?the .'average.^ "carry".--w»f 2l0ä yards: >-TAnd onlyra -few-yeara

ago a "carry"^-ofi' 200 ~yards"= wascoe- . garded as "something out of the bo*."* The "run" attained by modern players' drives is in proportion. Oh&Wjrö* "Cup player's'drive lobbed "210 yards, and ran another ISO yards!. ': >?

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