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IN HURRICANE ii do FARCICAL BURNIE GAME of A strong westerly wind which be reached gale force half-way through ba the final quarter converted Saturday's an match between Burnie and Penguin on the West Park oval at Burnie into a farce. Blinding rain sheeted down (v throughout, the ground resembling a mn vast lake of mud, in which the hap- C. less players vied for supremacy. fit When the hurricane swept the ground Fl: ten minutes after the start of the final term, eleven Penguin players (v ran off the ground amid derisive nso shouts from the handful of spectators Ta who braved the elements. Their [gi seven team mates who remained bat- IR tied on in a hopeless cause. .Matters were evened up when several Burnie players sought the comfort of the dressing rooms. Spectators in the lb gratndstand spent an anxious few mo-t ments when the structure trembled t with the force of the gale. The roof I lifted and appeared in danger of being pulled off. Meanwhile the game uI went on, and when the final bell rang fe there were only 16 players on the field. Burnie led throughout, the In final scores being: Burnie, a goals 10 behinds (5S hie points, tei Penguin, 2 goals 6 behinds (17 t1 points). tin Goal-kickers - Burnle-F. Gibson ti [o (3), J. Graham (2), J. B. Munro, R. bu Usher, and G. Goninon. Penguin-C. Il Close and M. Edwards. te Burnle's big men revelled in the an heavy going, the best players being Deayton, Brown, Usher, Fulton, An derson, and Gibson. The best players a for Penguin were Taylor, Welly, Close, er Revell, and Stubbs. at AT DEVONPOIRT wt Drenching rain fell during the grea- pc ter part of the match between Ulver stone and Devonport at the showground on Saturday afternoon. Nevertheless a n fair gate resulted and £ll was paid se for admission. Devonport proved too ro strong for their opponents, and won tr by 21 points. Scores:-Devonport, 7 an goals It1 behinds (53 points): Ulver- g stone, 4 goals 8 behinds (32 points). pi For Ulverstone, Best kicked two t1 goals and Eley and Allan one each. bh _ McKenna, Haydon, Bond, and Lang maid (2) did good work for their team. Devonport were well served by Baker, Bell, Ritchle, Foster, and Norquay. be Lawrence kicked two goals, Roberts two, Norquay two, and Foster one. hb TABLE CAPE ASSOCIATION a In the first semi-final match of the S Table Cape Association at Wynyard on a Saturday, Boat Harbour defeated My- re alla by 26 points. Owing to adverse w weather, the game was a scramble. p Final scores:-Boat Harbour, 7-13 (5 pa points): utfyalla, 4-5 (29 points). ON THE MAINLAND o d STURT IMPROVES POSITION 8 g ADELA.TDE, Sunday. Sturt climbed into second place as i tihe result. of a 10-point defeat of Soutih Adelaide on Saturday; and I North Adelaide, overwhelming West Adelaide. weakened by injuries, im proved its percentage to such an ex tent that it dislodged Norwood from fourth place. Results:-Stutrt, 14--13, (d. South Adelaide, 12-15: Port Ado- o laide, 19-21, d. Norwood, 16-12;: Glen elg, 20-15. d. West Torrens, 17-11: ; North Adelaide, 23-21, d. West Ade laide, 10--5. Premiership positions are: - Port I Adelaide, 24; Sturt, 20: South Adle- I laide. 19; North Adelaide, 16: Nor- I wood, 16; Glenelg. S; West Torrens, 6; West Adelaide, 4. Leading goalkickern are:I-Farmer, c North Adelaide (8). 93; Munro, South Adelaide (nil), 73: Prideaux, Port Adelaide (3), 67: T-Tollingworth, Port I Adelaide (4), 53; Brown, Norwood (5), MA'rCIIlES IN SYI)NEY d STYDN E, Sunday. Australian rules matches played on Saturday resulted:--South Sydney, 9--12. d. St. George. 9-- Newtown, t 18--17, d. F.astern Suburbs, 10-12: North Shore, 17-8, d. Sydney, 9-16. IIICiIMONI'S HOPES IADING I ELtBOURNE, Sunday. C. After their defeat by Carlton on Sat urday. Richmond's hopes of reaching the four have faded considerably. Al though Richmond led by 17 points at three-quarter time, they were over whelmed by Carlton's final rally, and lost by 24 points. North Melbourne had South Melbourne fully extended in an exciting game, which South Mel bourne eventually won by one point. Scores: League-Carlton, 14-16, d. Richmond 9-12; Geelong, 15-22, d. St. Kilda, 10--7; South Melbourne, 8.16, d. North Melbourne, 9-9; Footscray, 12-17, d. Fitzroy, 9-10; Collingwood, 14-16. d. Essendon, 8-10; :Melbourne, 17-10, d. IHawthorn, 9-8. Assoclatlon.-Williamstown, 11-11, d. Port .Melbourne, 2-11; Northcote, 11-12, d. Sandringham, 7-10; Preston, 18-21. d. Brunswick, 17-19; Oakleigh, 14-15, d. Coburg, 9-13: Prahran, 14-11, d. Camberwell, 12-14; Yarra ville, 7-22, d. Brighton, 7-17. he el- WEST PERTH'S NARROW WIN rs. PERTH (W.A.), Sunday. League football matches. on Satur - day resulted:-Subiaco, 15-13, d. E?ast L Perth, 12-13; Claremont, 12-9, d. lI. Swan Dists, 7-12; East Fremantle, 11-17, d. South Fremantle, 9--5; West Perth, 7-12, d. Perth, 7-10.