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Queensland "Rules" Players

QUEENSLAND is definitely not an Australian rules football State. Even ardent national code officials who have spent much time,

eaort and money in endeavoring to i increase the popularity of the game "there will admit that Australian rules football in Queensland oc cupies about the same relative position to rugby as rugby does to Australian ruies in South Australia --an admittedly undiplomatic com parison, but aoout right, never theless. Therefore it is rather remarkable that three members or the Queens land cricket team in Adelaide this .week are Australian rules foot ballers of interstate experience. - Aubrey Carrlgan, Harry Pegg and - Dona watt all played for Queens land in the national code. Don Watt Bbowed versatility by caining selection as a reserve full back for the Ttoowoomba rugby .team. Success in this position in -rugby football is not an uncommon - thing for an Australian rules player to achieve. The kicking ability of -the 'rules" player is an open sesame to that position in the older code. ? Stocky Aub. Carrigan showed a refreshing vigor in his batting in the match at Adelaide oval, hitting the ball through the covers with .sest. Ec holds ttoe Queensland grade cricket batting aggregate record. Lest season he scored - TOO odd runs, beating a 30-year-old . record held by J. S. Hutcheon. now -a. XC and president of the Queens land Cricket Association. ? ? ? ? Fan Mail ffBCEIVED by Merv. Walte, in ? ? temational cricketer, and mem ber of the SA side which played Queensland in Adelaide this week:— . ..."Dear Sir,—Please could you send ?me your autograph twice (one for "It friend), i would like them on .photographs—Peter Lewis. Regent Lodge. Malvern Wells. Worcs, Pulling Their Weight SOUTH Australian weigbtlifters nave enhanced the fine reputation they previously established in -Australian championships. Re sults of recent competitions were announced this week, and the sec retary of the SA Weightlif tecs' As sociation (Mr. T. J. Wigley) points out that although there are six foodyweight divisions in the compe titions, SA this year contested only four of them. Local lifters se cured two firsts, two seconds, and < three thirds. ??; In winning the Australian .featherweight title, previously held by P. Twelftree, also of SA. Hi Mobbs registered a total within 2J lb. of the best ever recorded by ~* .featherweight in Australia. Hie weather on the night of the competition in Adelaide was de finitely unfavorable," Mr. Wigley -says, "and. on that account, Bert's effort was an outstanding perfor rnanrc - ~' This year the lifters stayed In their own States and recorded their lifts, but next year, for the Best tune, the championships will .be held in one centre tit will be Melbourne) SA hopes to send a - strong team. _ _ Official results of the recent "postal" type Australian cham- Titonshins were:— " 'Bantamweight—L. Parry (Q), 398^ lb. Featherweight—H. Mobbs (SAt ?M^T. Wigiey (SA). 528}; F ' Lightweight—-G. Him' (Vie).

620 i; T. Batten (Vie). 541; M. Batty ISA), 477. Middleweight—M Kelpert (SA), 619 i; A. HiU (SA). 6091: A Mill wood <Q>, 603 J. light-heavy—B. George <Vie). 675; E. Morgan (Q). 600: M Kei pert (SA). 599. Heavy—W. Rackham (Vie), 70S: E. Hanlon (Vie). 655. * ? * ? Father And Son Bowlers THERE was a time when a young * man bridled when it was sug gested that he play bowls. He considered it a jibe at bis ability In other and more violent sport. Nowadays things are different. I know of several youngish men, still good players in cricket, football tlr tennis who play bowls—and like it. Ron Sbarpe. the most famous baseball pitcher in Australia, still a good cricketer and a State selector, is a bowler of ability This invasion of youth into bowls Is demonstrated by the fact that in the State pairs* chamionship to begin today there are a number of father and son pairs. For in stance, there are Percy and Glen Hutton. P. C. and E. W. Dawkins, and Sam and Laurie Newbery. The Newberys, by the way are both left-handers.

H. MOBBS, wbo won the Austra lian featherweight weightlifting championship an-ith a total of 558 lb. He is a member of the South Australian team whi(*_h, entering only four divisions, won two first places, two seconds, and three thirds.