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SYDNE5T: 'I am disgusted to tMnk that any journalist would make such a ridiculous comment wMcb is so misleading: to the public and nmfahr to the players.' So said Australian Test captain Don Bradman denying: that there had been any discourtesy by Australian players towards Sid Barnes when he broke his bat daring: Monday's play. The discour tesv was allesred bv lLondnn Ballv Exraress corresnondent Harold Dale in a cable to his paper.

Said Bradznan: 'The answer is that Dooland (12th man) and other players in the pavilion, im mediately they saw Sid signal for another bat, began searching for a spare bat which they thought Sid had in the pavilion. They could not find it and, as time was slipping by, Dooland gathered up several bats from which Sid could make a selection, fie was about to walk out the door when Sid came in 'Actually Sid used one of mine. It turned out that Sid had not brought a spare bat. 'Any suggestion of discourtesy or of players' dislike of Barnes is completely without founda tion.'* ,- ? Barnes had to change his bat in the over before his dismissal for 71 in Australia's first innings on Monday. '

OFFER TO MRS. BOLTON jlTEUBOUKNE: British hardcourt champion and Wightman Cup player airs. J. Bostock, formerly Bliss Jean Nicoll, has cabled Australian woman champion Mrs. Nancye Bolton seeking to play with her in doubles at Wimbledon. Efforts had already been made to secure a partner for Mrs. Bolton in America and until there is a reply to these rep resentations she cannot commit herself on Mrs. Bostock's offer. If an American pairing has not been arranged she will be glad to pair with Mrs. Bostock. RUYS TWO YEARLINGS ]\TEUBOURNE: Purchaser of two attractive youngsters at yearling sales yesterday is understood to be G. Elliott, who races Perth Cup winner Sydney James. One of the purchases is a bay filly by Caithness from The Shrine, which realised 425 guineas. The other is a chestnut colt by John James from JLalula, bought for 1500 guineas. F. Mentha. of Perth, secured a bay filly by Macedon from Vocal Queen for 325 guineas. MULLEY TO RE FOREMAN CYDNEY: Suspended jockey A. Mulley, who won renown as the. rider of Bernborough, is to be stable foreman to Sydney owner-trainer Michael Dann. Mulley, who had his licence withdrawn without explanation by the A .J.C. committee on December 21 has been riding work since then. He often rode for Dann before his suspension. COACH FOR KALGOORLIE ITALGOORIJE: Victorian football star Jack Regan has been appointed coach of the Kalgoorlie City Football Club. He is expected to begin training with the team at the end of this month. a When he reaches Kalgoorlie he will probably be accompanied ='p I' by his wife because he anticipates being married before his departure from Melbourne. Regan has been a clerk with the ComomnweaHh Social Ser vice in Melbourne for 16 years. Now he will be in the office of The Great Boulder Mine.