RECORD GONE. -,¡,¡ ——— ——— Gloucester Play Attrac- ,2 tive Rugby. .t I 1AII Whites Improve. "ti ,,All Whites Improve. y %j* ") (By PENDRAGON:") Plenty of food for reflection was sup- plied oy Saturday's Rugby results. Per- haps the most surprising feature was the failure of the unbeaten Llanelly side to t Aberavon by more than three points. The week before Aberavon lost Id Neath, who on Saturday went down felifore Cardiff-generaliy rcgarded as OB? of Wales' weakest sides—by 21 paints to nine. OardiR had prevlou? r, to Gloucester, who in turn yielded up their unbeaten certificate to Swan- sea in a game full of incident and charac- terised by the best of good feeling. The Ciitiaens were not the only English side fro be beaten by Welsh tactics, for New- 06rt., playing at Leicester, got home by a olear 11 points. All this is interesting, because Swansea will be away at New- port next Saturday and at home to Leicester the week following. E BROKEN RECORD. characteristic of visits of English sMes to Swansea has nearly always oeen He readiness shown to play the ?pec true. Where the lcadmg Wet?h clubs QPpose one another there is too often Uè tendency to go in for spoili taotics cr to employ unattractive methods of the kick and rush order. Gloucter lost their record, but they won our re- spect. They were beaten by a team or better opportunists, but they gave The bail plenty of air, and there were occa- binDs during the last quarter of an hour "v;hcn they were within an ace of pielc- ing the Swansea cieience. I liked the Tvay in which Dix and Hall worked to- gether; and I was much impressed by iae play of Hamblin, the full-back. Ec did not kick with the same precision as the Swansea custodian, but his length pncl fielding were always good, and V U-.is never afraid to tackle. The presence of Hudson iu the Gloucester three- quarter line recalled the days when l. f \1\S so big a scoring fa-tor against the All Whites. No iuiglish player won greater respect at Swansea in the ..Jd cays. This time, however, he was but 8 shade of his fcnncr self. There was a tendency to hesitate and to leave soma oil's else to do the work, thie being particu- larly noticeable when defence was called for. Webb was good, and so was Lewis WELL MERITED SCORE. The scor? which came the way of Glou- ce5:er towards tht end of the second h?f wa? hc reward of persistency. Head- v,x'y had been mad? by parang in which Hall and Webb took a prominent pal t I but the foundation for the try was ¡ really laid by T. R. Thomas, the Swan tica w?g. who mis6el<kd at the c?nt)? Brown dashed up and pass<?d to SJIlar'1 Swansea w?r? taken by surprise and thr (jf.ouester forwara beat the defence and ¡ ran in near the posts for Hambiin to on- i| vert. I DOWEN'S INJURY. I I It has of course, to be borne in niina that Swansea played right through tie second half without Bowen, who had to V oil with a damaged shoulder. It Ratifying to know that no bone has bëvlÎ. broken, but as the injury is similar to that sustained by Howel Lewis against Driion l(crry his chances of playing against Newport seem to be remote. Prior to his retirement Bowcn made some char- acteristic bursts. He was, in tact, our wQSt versatile three-quarter. The vacancy at centre-threeqarter was, after the interval, tilled by Tom Williams, which meant that Swansea, for the most of the time, were a man phort in the ecrummage. I THE NEW INSIDE HALF. it looks a-s though we have at last solved the inside half difficulty. At any rate, Mog Bees, of Amman United, made quite a successful debut, giving clean passes, and doing much to commend him- self besides. There was a tendency to Ret offside, hut that was no doubt the, result of over eagerness. His partner, Ren I'eynon, was the man of the match. Beynon has not played a had game this eecsson, And I fancy that his charter of playing for Wales arc hotter than those of anv of his rivals. lie is strong on defence and attack, and he has wonder- fally improved his kicking. Ilis dropped goal on Saturday was a beauty. Flynn played a sound, solid game, and T. R Thomas, tho new wing, was,bctter than Grey, who, however, was suffering from an injury which would have caused any- one with lees pluck to retire. Thomas ha§ speed, and shows promise of develop- ing into a first-class wing. AN IMPROVED PACK. I The Swansea forwards who caught the | eye most were Tom Packer and A. E. i Jenkins. The pack, however, were good. TO a man. Phil Evans, who re-appeared f after having seen service in the Army, was often in the picture, and if he can stay the distance he should be an acqui- sition. I say "stav the distance be- cause he was gaed" in the greater game, and may, for aught I know, be etill stiiTering from the effects of Gor- man kultur." SWANSEA'S FULL-BACK. I It was Joe Rees's best display for Swansea. He won the match with his dropped goal against Cardiff, but well,.¡t.fI he played that afternoon, he was better against Gloucester. Some of his touch- tinders were beauties. His fielding was good, too, and he extricared himself from some difficult positions with credit. Swansea played better as a team than they did against Llanelly, the backs on I hoth sides seeking to make the play at- tractive as a spectacle.
WELSH RUGBY CHAMPION- SHIP. Though there is no official championshir competition in conncctiou with Vvclsh IWg:JY. the following table, compiled from the results of games played so far this year will be of interest as showing how the loading half-dosen Welsh clubs stand:- J Points Per- P. W. L. D. F. A. centsge Llanelly 7 7 0 0 83 14 100.00 Newoort 7 6 0 1 149 11 92.85 r<?ni.rpool. 9 T 2 0 129 Z5 77.77 Swa.nsM 129 25 71,17 Ponirpooi 9 6 2 1 86 41 72.22 Neath 9 4 5 2 62 57 555, Cardiff 8 4 4 0 75 50.00
SATURDAY'S RESULTS. I RUGBY. I Swansea 12pts.. Glouester 5pts. Cariliffl pts., Neath Outs Bviiocferry 19pts., Crynant nil. Leicester nil, Newport llpts. PontynooI8pts., Bristol 3pts. Carmarthen 5pts, Bayeliffe nil. Skewen 3pts., Ammanford ml. Neath Aboey opts., Glyn-Xeath II. nil. Neath United 3pts, Aberavon Quins 3. Llanelly 3pts., Aberavon nil. Tirydail Gpts., V:w9:enne"h II. nil. ASSOCIATION. "Western League. Swansea R-cr-. :1. Rristo' City Res. 1.
Entric-f arriving from all parts for comI mfctoioi TraveiLor^ Eistedfo^d, November 1 1
BEATEN BY 15 POINTS. | All Blacks Dis- appoint. THE WEAK SPOTS. I By fER." I I Cardiff's triumph over Neath on Satur- day to the tune of 21 points to six must I have come as a rude shock to the sup- porters of the All Blacks who remained itt home There was a quiet confidence that I Xeath would be able to do the trick. But this confidence was based upon paper form. Noath'f downfall can be easily ac- counted for—the team was like a bird with a broken wir,&. The metaphor illustrates the chief fac- tor, but there were uther Clements that contributed to the ignominious defeat o) Xe?th. The heavy rain-sadden te?, is ¡ one, and the referee is another. Cardiff could do nothing wrong, and Neatii could do nothing right. I WING WHO DISAPPOINTED. I I A feature of the .,urie was tiie tenacity t 01 the i.\eatii lorv.aids, the haii-oaci^, ana of the tiiree-yuarters Lieut, iiiil anu Vv. Alillctt. <Ju the left wing liryu uavies was a complete failure; lie aiioweu hIS man to pass him timo after time, and upon this weak spot Cardilf piayeu witn success. And another muuortune was tlie injury to A. li..Evans, which compelled his retirement from the game in the second halt, and this necessitated weak-en- nig the pack by bringing out W. Powell. Dr. Uwyii i'liuiiuts v. as also temporal i±y disabled oiving to a kick on the eye. These misfortunes naturally up:.<et cal- culations, but did not detract from the game. As a spectacular display of Kugijy it has been described as one of the hne..t: games ever seen on the Caraili Arms varic. it may be argued that Neath lost tne cunning ait of the tactician. Althou-ii Cardura rear machinery was far superior to Neath's, they persisted in playing the open game, and it was because of this t i;e All Blacks suffered such a heavy defeat. In the f-crurns and 111 the 1vo"<: a cat a held the key of the situation, but dc- puided too much upon the backs to weaken the attack. Over-running the ball was frequent, and thero was a tendency to trustratf rather than check the oppotsi- tion. SENSATIONAL START. I The game opened in sensational fashion. Cornisa mishelded the initial kick, but recovered the ball, dodged a bunch of op- ponents, and after a strong run made an opening for Wick Powell, CardiS's fieet- looted left winx, who was huiled into touch a yard from the line. That was the opening. Ten minutes later, and the same player got over, but for an inmnge- ment was whistled back, and Cardiff wel' awarded a free kick on the fringe of the touch-line. Allison, with a magnificent kick, opened Cardiff's account. This rp verse early m the game only intensified Neath's grip upon the opposition. They set up a veritable bombardment on the CaruUi goal-Une, and Lieut. Hill and W. N?iiii,t ??t over. but the rei?rec ruled against the appeal for a try. Then Charlie I-leard made a good attempt to drvip a goal PILING ON THE POINTS. I Relief came when Cognian broke turouglf I and transferred to Cornish, who ran strongly to the centra. And Cardiff had just gained a looting in Neath's territory when the ball was shot out to Wick: I'owoll, who, with- a line sprint, outpaced I the opposition, and got over with an u:i- converted try. The next score came when I Neath was again attacking. Eddie Wat- kins made a nice opening, but he was 4Dn his own, and the little wonder had no one to pass the ball to. lie was robbed ot j possession, and Cornish made a capital opening for W. Jenkins to soore under ] tile posts, and' Allison added the extra ) points with ease. On the call of half-time CarJiii were penalised, and W. Powell landed a goal. In the second half Neath attacked at the outset, and from a melee near the goal- line the' Keath forwards dribbled over, and Charlie Heard touched down. The kick failed. At this stage of the game it I looked as if Neath would give Cardiff a run for their money, but there was a lamentable breakdown. From periods of ¡' brilliance the play of the All Blacks de- scended to the depths of mediocre, and I it was during tho??e lapses that Cardan took the advantage of running up the points. The most sensational try was the one scored by Bryant, who picked up in his own territory, brushed all opposition aside, and scored a try on his own right under the posts. Five Neath men en- deavoured to tackle him, but not one brought him down. The last try scored by Wick Powell ought never to have been allowed; the ball was thrown yards for- ward, hut was apparently unobserved by I the man who held the whistle. SUPERIORITY EXAGGERATED. Cardilf were not 15 points superior to Neath on the run of the day's play. They were certainly the best team. and deserved victory, but 15 points is an exaggeration of superiority. Bryn Davies's failure was a surprise, for he has been playing a con- sistently good game this season. Rather than condemn, I would say he had what all players suffer from at timc;-an ofl day. The Neath forwards gave an excep- tionally good account of themselves; they controlled the scrums, and some of the rushes were almost irresistible. P.C. Will Hopkins, Tal Davies, Mog Lloyd, W. Perry, and W. Powell were continually in the limelight, and I believo I shall have unanimous support in saying that there was not a passenger in the pack. j Behind the scrum the Eddie Watkim and Charlie Heard partnership left nothing to be desired. They opened out the game, and gavo the spectators value for their money. Unfortunately, the whistle was too often sounded when open- ings were made, and even the Cardiff sup- porters were getting annoyed. I trust that this partnership will be persevered with. Of the visiting quartette, W. Millett and Lieut. IT ill were the pick, but 1 should like to see the former better served. H j: winy on Saturday was superb; both on defence and attack he was happy, and not a single point was scored on the riht wing. He was mure than a match for nrynt, nr. Thompe 6elded well and found touch, but an injury early in tl,e game made him cautious. The Cardiff backs were opportunist' Podd. who was given a trial at in-ide half was a compl"te success, whilst the two centres. Cornish and Afflev, Were always dangerous. The ability-of Allison, at baok, lias not been over-estimated. His defence was wonderful, and his kicking stTonz, Of the v7ing-, Wick Powell was the best, and the Cardiff supporters were nntnrallv elated at the turn of the tide. The for- wards need a little strengthening; they are a shade on the light side, but played with commendable nluck.
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HARD LINES! I Brighton Share the 11 Points. I BALL'S FINE DISPLAY: JL?i?i (By "CYGNET.") I Swansea Town 1 Brighton 1 A study of the Southern League table, I whilst not at first glance giving any cause for optimism, will show that he Swans have now an opportunity of re- trieving their position and commencing an ascent of the championship ladder. With the exception of Norwich, Wat- ford, Cardiff and Bristol, they have! played less matches than the other 21 clubs, and in view of the programme for the next few games the outlook is in- dead a promising one. Unfortunately, this season the Swans have developed a knack of failing when the task has ap- peared the easier. There was, for in- stance, that run of hopeless failua1 against Southampton, Watford and Gillingham respectively,. each of which J encounter should have resulted in a brace of points accruing instead of being lost. When CardiS City came down the Swans naturally rose to the occasion and gave I a glimpse of their real form. MISFORTUNE AGAIN. I The writer believes that the run of ill- lu-ck has now come to an end, and that j there will be in the next few weeks !ess ) cause for grumbling. Those who saw the match on Saturday will agree, what- ever they think of the merits of the re- spective sides, that shere misfortune pre- j vented the home men from bagging tho < second point. When Tich Evans netted the ball in the second half the refereo had already blown his whistle for an iu- fringement by the visitors' inside-right, j This was a distinctly unfortunate bit of bad luck, for Tich Evans's goal was a ) real beauty, and Hayes was clearly. beaten. A passing reference to Brigh- ton's goal is necessary only to point out I the more clearly the absence of good lor-, tune. It was Best who scored, beating Dsnoon with a high shot which from the Press-box looked u little too ample fcr the home goalie to be pardoned for allowing it to pass. Nine out of every ken similar shots would surely have beon easily cleared. It is unnecessary to acid further detailed examples; the irrepres- sible Ball had the hardest of lines on j several occasions, Brown and Ogley sent in some hot shots, the volleys of Oglej I being particularly good. THE RESPECTIVE HALVES. I It was evident at the outset that the visiting halves were not a particularly strong lot Indeed, the bulk of the work was Iono by spencer and Pugh, and whilst there were hashes of brilliance by Booth, and spasmodic dashes of clever* ntss by vvoouliouse, the Hue on the whole t\as woefully wea^. it is pos&wie tliat a comparison between the respective halves accentuated the minority 01 the Briijli- ton trio, but one could not help feeling, that the Swansea trinity were in the out. standing department, of the side. Brown, ) a', centre-iiaif, and Durum, un the left, held the attack with what appeared to be exceptional ease, and Ugley, who was given the hardest task of keeping Hoiiey and Best at bay, made-up by dash and vim what he evidently lacked in artistry His shots for goal were eye-openers; he puts somo strength behind those volleys of his, and what was pleasing to note on Saturday, he Iteplt the ball down and does not bailoon it. The Swansea hait. back line does not require to be changed. THE INCLUSION OF BALL. I Broad, the Mil wall centre-forward, is easily the top scorer in the Southern League. Last week in this column it was said that Broad was not a distinctive player, but that he had the ability to get there and to score gc-als. One might say similarly of Ball, i don't thmk that Bali claims to be particularly strong on the artistic side. It he does, it is a merci- fu! tribunal that will allow the chum Hut be is stout-hearted, and can always b6 relied upon to infuse plenty of dash into his piay. On Saturday he was ai. ways ready when the ball came into the centre; not once did the spectators have cause to quarrel with anything he did, J or failed to do. lie was certainly the best pivot so far tried by the Swans. One may j be permitted to go further and say that had he been in the centre position in some of the earlier matches, the Swans would not have lost so many points, it l" said that a new pivot has been, or is about to be signed on. This is just Ball.s bad luck, for he deserves extended trials on his Saturday's form. I THE FORWARDS. Much interest was taken in the Hole- Harris partnership. In the first haii they were probably the bast of the for- wards. At any rate, they showed L to greater advantage, and one would strongly advise the Swansea Town I directorate to persevere with 'this young and most promising duo. Evan Jones ( worked hard, and may be said to have ) justified his inclusion. But much as ono regzets to say it, one cannot close one c eyes to the fact that he is not the Evan Jones of old. Tich Evans delighted the attendance of nearly 12,000, and played a hard game throughout. Tich seems to play a better game every Saturday, and what he lacks in inches he does not lack ia heart. Hewitt and Robson were both good, but the former did not show that form he displayed against Cardiff City. Denoor. stopped a number of hard shots. This fact makos the Brighton goal all the more inexplicable. A goalkeeper of all I players has no right to make a mistake.
i I Entries arriving from ail narta for Com- i meroial Travellers' Ki-Uiifdrlrl. November 1. I
SOUTHERN LEAGUE.-Div. I. I Goals P. W. It I). f. A. Pt (iucon's Park B. 13 8 1.4 18 4 W b-L?Ua.; ￼ 14 7 1 6 38 8 ? i'( rt-mouti 13 7 3 3 ? ?o 17 Watfort 11 6 2 3 13 9 15 Fxcter Citv 12 5 2 5 16 10 16 Miilwpil 13 5 4 4 Z2 20 14 Argyle 12 5 4 3 17 7 13 Crystal PaJa-ce. 12 3 2 7 M 13 13 Soxrthend United 13 4 4 5 15 17 13 Norwich Oitjr 10 5 3 3 18 15 12 Cardiff City li 3 2 6 19 13 12 ^Witidoi Town 12 4 4 4 19 18 12 Brentford 12 3 4 5 14 15 11 l-i ton TowV 12 4 5 3 14 19 11 Mfithvr Town. 13 3 5 5 16 18 11 Re; thamcion 13 5 7 1 18 25 11 Bristol Rovers. 31 3 4 4 17 21 10 BnRhton&HoveH 1 6 4 ? 17 10 j ?\an?) Town. 11 3 6 2 10 '14 a (iir.insihant 13 3 8 2 8 13 8 ■ ?rth-mptnt! ?\? 2 7 3 20 30 7 [ Newport C?M?.K 2 9 3 ID. 21 f
RACING PROGRAMMEi: i ——.—— Newmarket Opens To- I Morrow. I The Newmarket Houghton Meeting:, which coirmeuces to-morrow. aiH extends over four days. is the last meeting of the SNlbon at beadouarters. The usual strong vro- Krarr.Hit) has been drawn uo and with no othe* el f asement clashing there should b8 a sreat gathering present. Tresday'a pro- gramme:— —— FORD-HAM WELTliU HANDICAP I c2 j00 sovs. nous Course, live furlongs. IFreesia, iixl Jersey).Sadler, jun 4 10 0 lung too-i t-ilr Cuiiime-Owen; lx^aun 5 ) ( Itacriec (jiir. S. J-oei; .boates 3 9 c lvnigat of tue Air (jir liar ton; iLarsn 3 9. Va.ii-.tie (Air. U. \Jal'ió:ou).l'opé a. 1:1:- Lauy JuUet kJd. ukineiy) lianer 3 8 PioX'ny utr. Cunlilf'e-Uwen).Jbeach 5 a oJ ■A eotem Wave iJir. Savilij Ilowiacy 3 8 Propagation (iir Lvarriiiow) iiawsou 3 8 ilaiie Kcse <Mr. Wngat>T. Fitton 3 fi 1 Brigat iNc-ws (Ld Eilesmere) Dawson 4 7 12 Twin-cat (Jttr. W. Dixoiij lanes 5 7 12 rivinuuae uvir. i. fliboy/withington 5 7 U Atrocity (Ld. VVi.ton) .H. Sadier 3 7 12 uasrag l-kr. F. Sio»vburn).i'. i'itton$79 Aiderton (ar. E. Moore; K. Day 3 7 5 s(iva,t l-tex IMr. A. de Kothschiid) Watson 3 7 5 Sunny Rhyme (ilr. Howard) Butters 3 7 5 tady Victonne (Mr. C. Burn) t'ercrse 3 7b Couoicr"s vv as X-d fei.f.on.i E. Day 6 7 4 nome F'ire (Mr. iiya:i,.s 3 7 4 Off Chance ;Oe.pt. Darung) Dsuling 574 Lvngt.íul (Mr. S. Joel] Doates 3 7 3 Aneiu.a (Sir E. Oassei) H. Powncy 3 7 3 Orange Prince (Mr. Dawson) Dawson 3 7 55 Lancoril (Ld. ulanelyi Barling 3 7 0 Jazz (Mr. W. HopkinS) .Private 3 7 0 h'e.e Mon (iLr. J. Baylis) Beatty 3 7 0 ÚÚsette (Mro. Eobintionj E. Dcy 5 7 0 Dornoch (Mr. J. Harvie) A. B. Sadler 4 7 0 —— OLD NURSERY STAKES (Handi- cap) of 10 sovs each for starters, with 200 sovs added. R.M., one inile. Firework (Ld Anglesey) Leach 9 0 Ethnea, <Mr. Joyce) MaKae 3 11 Bruce Lodge (Mr. G. Marsh).Godfrey 8 10 Spearwont (Mr. Ouriiife-oweii,i ljeaeh 8 a Brother to Eos (Ld D'Abernoni Lambton 8 7 Statuary (Mr. J. Arkwright).R. Day 8 3 Jbuncy Man (Mr. F. flai,(iy) liogg 8 1 farptione (Mr T. Hepper) Lines 110 Sorghum (Mr. J. Ainswotth) Griggs 712 Hoyal Blue (Sir A. Bailey) E. Day 11 DBnifoha (Mr. H. Williams) Leach 7 11 a'Oona (Sir R. Jerdine) Col.ing 7 8 Comet's Tail (Ld Wilton) H. Leader 7 8 Down Stream (Ld, VVyfold) V/ilmot 7 8 Sr?denoury (Mr. Kidsion) Hogg 7 8 Damar 'Mrs. Ounli?e-Owen) 77 All Prince (Sir A. Baiicy) R. Day 7 7 Great SeaJ (Ld Derby) Litobton 7 7 Boba (Mr. W. Raphael) Linton 7 6 Lycopodium (Ld Howard de Warden) I D. Waugh 7 6 Arro?anc? (Ld Wilton).H. Leader 7 5 Dodo (Moj M. Weyl-ind) F. Hunt 7 4 Verbena (Ld Derby) Lambton 7 3 II Oliviero (Mr. W. Black) Watcon 7 3 Yutoi (Mrs. R. Burnley) Hyams 7 2 Equanimity i (Mr. Swa,nwiek).BraioM 7 2 Hebe (Mr. W. M. SavUD.Ry Powney 7 6 Gimc:t Spurs (Ld ?llt.on?.. H. Leader 7 0 Entente-Cordial (Mr. Ilobson) ParitieLI 7- 0 Darklin (Mme varipati) Butchers 701 Jane Eyre (Sir R. JardineV..T, Waug-h 7 0 Pleiades (Mr Cunliffe-Owen) Leach 7 0 Jnternatmno!e (Mr. Nelke).Pickering 6 13 Witchw a (Sir A. Bailey) R. Day 6 ?. Peep f r. H, Salvia) H. Sadler 6 11 Inlet plr, R. L. Kidstcn) Hogrg 6 11 Aerolite (Lieut-Col R. Johnston) Leader 6 31 Allentown (Sir A. Bailey) R. Day 6 10 Goblin (Ld Cholmondeley) F. Darling 6 10 Eoeleston (Ld Cholmondeley) Darling 6 10 Poletrap (lr. W. Dixon) Lines 6 10 Alono (Mr. F. Luscombe) C, Waugh 6 S Love Star (Mr. A. de Rothschild) Watson 6 8 Prattlement (Mr. A. de Rothscti'd) Watson 6 6 Twickenham (Mr. M. Inman) Godfrey 6 5 Acrostic (Mr. A. de Rothschild) Pratt 6 4 Mariana (Ld Jersey).Sadler. jun 6 4 Three Roy-ata (Mr. W. Dixon) Lines 6 4 Fool Proef (Mr. Sadler, jun) Sadler, jun 6 2 Duchess of Sparta (Mr. loannou) Sadler, jun 6 0 Olairroyante g ()fr. J. B. Leieh) Leader 6 0 Winter Voyage (Mr. Dudley). Sadler 6 0 Llmma (Mr. Rothschild). Pratt 6 0 —— RUTLAND HANDICAP of 500 sovs. One and-a-half miles on Cesare- witch course. flaki (Mr. Oazalet) Taylor ä. 9 5 The Midshipmite (Ld Glanely) Barling 3 9 5 Silver Bridge (Mr. Parr) Pcra^e 4 8 8 Golden Rule (Mr. G. Barclay) Tabor a 8 4 Jack Point kLd Wilton) II. Leader 4 7 10 I Water bed (Sir H. Bird) Sievier a 7 10 Silver Bullet (Mr. CazaJet).Taylor A 7 10 Old Bill (Capt. Montaguj Bladnvell 3 7 12 Zulanda (Mr. R. Wootton).. Wootton 5 7 8 Bridgewater Gilbey.) T. Cannon 3 7 8 Mitu Madcap (Mr. W. Dixon).Lines 4 7 7 lvroo-Boy 11. (Ld Zetland) Dundas a 7 6 itoseacre (Ld. Derby) .Lambton 4 7 3 Coat Tor (iir. W. M. Singer).Taylor 3 7 S Blueground (Mr. Williams) Oundell 6 v 1 CpriolanUs ,Sir G. Murray).Pers^e 3 7 1 Trowondge (Ld. Glaneiy, Barling 3 7 0 Grancliester (Mr. T Nolan) C-o'lin-, 4 6 13 Fairy Thorn (Mr, Swanwick) Dawson 3 6 11 Skager Ruck (Mr. J. Harvie) Sadler 4 6 10 The O'Neill (Mr. W Badco) Darling a, 6 9 Princess Moriskia (Mrs. H. Oayzc;") Gooeh j < £ Rock Dew (Mr. Michaelinos) F. Hunt 4 6 6 Greek Star (Maj Holiiday) Lines 3 6 4 Bachelor's Heather (Mr. t'arquiiarson) Farquharson 3 6 4 1 Heir-at-Law (Mr. F. Dining) Darling 4 6 4 PohchifieHe (?r. Ne?ke?.Pie):€?in!? 3 6 2/ M?meni (Mr. E. Moore).R. Day 3 6 0 Loxley (MA. W. Wren) J. Jarvis 4 6 0 Laodicea (Mrs. Fenwick) J. Jarvis 3 6 D Bezique (Mr. J. A. de Rothschild) Pratt 4 6 0 —— TRIAL SELLING P-TATE of 200 eovs One mile. Ocydromc kUt, it. BoAbeer/Gri(ieB a 8 11 l'rpivoyant (Mr J. lvatl) .C. Young a U 11 VVliito Pi-uic (Sir A Baileyj.K Day 3 8 7 S Cjleniuis (Mr Nelke) Pickering 3 8 7! IJanwrua, (Mr H. Tiila?)-C. Leader 3 8 4 —- DALTIAM PLATS of 200 eovs Six furlongs. 1*3 &u-.Id (wi/k. oohen) Loatee 3 9 6 -iiva-vjiiit (Jiaj iUcUaimont).. i'exsot) 3 y b j>wiiA«n 1S11 W. CooH.fe;lx>wnuibt 3 y 0 jliiiolai lijwitl V'u.¡'U: .v A y 4 iunu.—cn'' ?jc ?. OiarK) i-ei«*=e$d L'ouit 1*001 lidl J, Buoiianau/uii^iu z d 2 I isoveiio (Al)- W aiiior) liogers 'L tI z liar 0. iii.su). B i Cl, V Iiz6 "I I iiiusuioom c (i-ir ^4. acott).cauuon U I lsaKUiiuai:t K CaK&ei.).±-owney t li (jtuuwi AKe (L/Oid Deioij.ijamotou '2 7 1-i -Amuovi M (Lord fsoutnaninton' I Duridas 2 7 13 Stockinette (Mr E. Tomhut?u) S. Darling 2 7 13 (laururu (Sir A. Bailey) a. umy 2 7 V | iiapwiy (Jdr L. Braft,,itv, U. Day 2 7 G BeitenebroA (Six U. liobiiubon).Day Z 7 6! I l'OiCUai (Mr W Uixou/ Linet» 2 7 3 —— CRITERION STAKES of 30 sovfe I each, with 300 sovs added, for two- Year-oids; secoud received lot Six furionga. fouLpiaiKl (Sir yj. iiou4.c(.i^ev»iiurst 9 4 i tearvJ^iedon (ALt- J. Buchanan; Gilpin 9 4 ¡! lit! uoca (MreH. \v intwortu;Butters 9 4 I.Axd. ve", (Oapt. C. Hanbury).Duweon 9 2 i/nvoy (Sir A Baiief) II. Day 9 0 fcjpcarwovr. (Mi C-Uiven) Leacn 9 0 j Aventme (Mr S. Dennis) Pickering 9 0 ( i>v.vut>urn (Duke of Westminster) Mot-eton 8 U Glendoo (Mr R. Walker) Rogers 8 6 Ailentown (Sir A. bililey) P,. Day 8 6 larradale F. DarlinK).P. Darling 8 > I The Aider (Mr Caza-let) Taylor 8 6 t Bti Division (Lady J, Douglas).Taylor 8 6 Bacton Lad (Mr O. Garland, Coiling, jir. t> Sunfriutre (Lord Glaneiy). Barlin 6 DuiiKirlc (Cap; 0. Hanbury^ Dawsoji C 6 Loveit c (r P. Heybourn) Collinfe- 8 6 Tantallon (Col M. Hughes).D. Waugh 3 ft Mr-Kwint: (Sii E. Huiton) F llartigan 8 6 Celestial (Kir R Jardinei Colling 8 6 Sea-Crest, (S:r U. Jaiinne) T. Waugh a 6; Napoli (M) S. Joel) Loatos 8 1 Grandee (Major R. Kid,ton) ilogg& 6: h-pion Koj) (Capt. G Loder/ .Gilpin 3 6j t;!ucø Loipe (Mr G Marsh) Godfrey 8 6 Carita c (Mr P. Phillips) Barling 8 6! trinco\ (Lord Ro4pDerv) X;, EfartiuaLi86 Dayiit:)it Patrol (Mr A. de Rothschild) WatSOn 8 6 Damar (Mrs Cunlitfe-Owenj.. LeacR 8 6 (•leneskaki (MIne Varmati) Butchera 8 6 Viiidale (Duise of Westminster) < MorefcpH 8 6 Bideford (.Lord Derby). .Lfimhtor 8 4 Willowdal", (Mr C. llowar/dJ Butters 8 4 Thendara (Lord Londonderry) 1 Dewijurst ts 4 Nespola (Lord Rose'oery).F. Hartigan 8 4 Sands of Time f (Mr Singer) Taylor 8 4 Hvpatia (-V,,kior P. Sterr).B na.wn S 4: JDi«r:uF>3ion (Mr R. Walker) Rogers 8 4 In-cenfefe 'Lord Wilton).H Leader 8 4 —— LIMEKILN STAKES of ZS eovs fjgeh. with 500 sovc added; second j (i^wttinned ai f(x>i of aext..columnL 1
LUCKY TO WIN. Llanelly Extended on Own Ground. Aberavon's Fine Forwards. BY "WALLABY." Llanelly added another triumph to their list on Satuiday by defeating Abchr- avon by one try to nil, but canuour com- pear 1 jhá supporters to corned dlat • a vilrlets were lucky to w'n. While omit was n a sen-e siitiefactory, when it is remembered that „ ,eu ^iie teams previously met iti 1913-14, Afccravon were the vectors three times oilt c. four, the other game Ixxng a point- lees draw, he p'ay en Saturday i-evealed many weaknesses .n the home team. The Llanelly Committee found themselves obliged to make a change at full back, where Hugh Jones cannot now be relied upon to turn out regularly, and they also deemed it expedient to experiment at out- side half where Lloew Bennett, \vhc\:e sportsmanship survived the severest test last season, had failod to do him jtnrtj.ee against Leicestor and Swansea. Their inient'o was to play Ielwyn Evane on the left wing and Bryn Wii- liams at centre, but the former declined to turn out as preference had been gnven to Williams ovci IL?m in the Swansea ¡ match. This meant calling upon W. CrLmths, who had been &elcc?,ed as re-I ''erve. and eubse; cut events have proved tha.t the experiments w?f? not quite a I success. EXCITING PERIODS. I l'ht- game fluctuated a lot, the exaite-i ment at time& ballg at fever heat, while fit othor times it dropped almost to zero. For the moat part the play was hard and i strenuous I'rino pa!lly it was coniimxl to the forwards, wh spared no effort in the! open to gan supremacy for their j respective sidft I was in tht scrummages that the Scarlets worej once more worsted, and their! passengers must be weeded out if the j record its to bo kept intact. Before Llan-1 elly's visits to Leicester and Swansea tie Scarlet forwards, who had been showing! sucn a tendancy to &hun their re^jjonsi-1 bilities in the scrummages, were clearly j told that dcfault("r would be given j marching orders. This warning had a j most aalutory effect,'and judging by Sat-1 urday's experience it ought vo be II drummed into them before every match. WEAKNESS AT HALF-BACK. I Even as things were the vast majority! of the 5,008 spectators who watched the gunic, believed that if Llanelly had been properly served at outeide half there; would have been far less ground for cavil. I At the interval Frank jfeivahg was trans- ferred from the left wing to outside half, and there was immediately a marked im- provement, but by this time the misehief I had been done. Liciielly"a lcks. had been put off their mettle, and Aheravon 1 had worried them so effectively by apoil- mg tactics, that really they failed to re- I gain their equanimity. This largely I accounted for the loose play which so fre- quently occurred. Fortunately for the 1 Starlets their defence was unerring. I "MISERABlE FAILURES." I Early in the game Bryn Williams showed his ineptitude for the outeide half position, his trunsters to his centres being miserable failures. Aberavon were the tirst to give a fine passing movement, J. Uwen Davies, the ex-Llanelly centre, E. B. Roos, and Mitchell acquitting them- selves well in it. This, however, waii ex- celled some time later, when Bryn Wil- liams initiated a bout of passing which thrilled the crowd. W. Griffiths being bowled into touch after Bryn Evans and Albert Jenkins had done 60me brilliant work. Before thè interval came the Scarlets strove hard to gain a lead, Bobby Evans, one of their forwards, being hold up a yard or so from the Aberavon line. When- ever the homesters got within close proximity to their opponents' line, how- ever, the visiting pack made a supreme effort in the sfcrummages, and by heeling the ball cleanly enabled their backs to I bring about relief. I FORWARDS WHO FAILED.. I In the second half the homesters con- tinued to have the advantage territorially, but the Llanelly forwards utterly failed to control tho acruuimagos, with the in- evitable result that once the Scarlets got within reasonable distance of their objec- tive they were repulsed. Aberavon throughout needed careful watching, and they certainly gave an inhniu»ly better account of themselves than paper form led one to expect. indeed some of their efforts merited a better fate. It looked as though the game was going to end in a pointless draw, as both sides were experiencing ill-luck at crucial moments, when Jack Jones, a clever young Llanelly forward, secured the ball in a line-out, and like n flash sent it to Frank Lvans, who, show- ¡ ins the acme of judgment, broko thr ouch cleverly. At' the psychological moment I lie passed to Albert J enkitis, upon whom a few of the visiting backs were converg- ing. Albert, who was easily the most brilliant three-quarter on the field, I evaded a number of opponents, and a.a ho was about to be tackle* flung himself over the Abtravon line with a try ivliiel), hp. failed to convert. This movement was equal to the best "seen at Stradey and evoked tremendous cheers. BELATED IMPROVEMENT. I Llanelly after this played with bettor understanding, and Albert Jeukms all out dropped a goal, while Bryn WiJliauuo made a heroic attempt to cross the visi- tors' line, but time came with Llanelly leading by a solitary try. For the winners, apart from those al- ready mentioned, Bryn Evans, Frank Kvans, and Congden were the pick ot the backs, while Geo. Morgan, Aneunn Thomas, Jack Jones, and T. J. Bowen were the best forwards, Aberavon were well served by Ponsford, Jim Jones, Con Evans and J. Davies. a L J —— "rag
.I HOCKEY. SWANSEA LADIES' T^AJTSING. CõLLEG E I v. SWANSEA SEA OOUTS. .c_. _1- iAdte*' Training coat,* o I Swansea Sea. Scouts. 1 9-1. I
I "MO CONTEST." I I I j Boxer Falls Through i I Ropes. j f There was a large attendance at the Port Talbot Riding School on Saturday evening to witness a boxing programme under the auspices of the local branch of the Comrades of the Great War. i A 15 three-minute round cantest be- tween Billy Rowlands (Porthe-uwl) and Juck Johns tGrlyncorrwg) produced a splendid bout, in which both men di.s- played good form. The bout went tho full distance, Johns securing the verdict j on points after a very close iinisli. Guardsman Penwell (London) IIlffÎ I Arthur Evans (an Aberavon heavyb J weight) also in a J5 three-minute round contest. The first round yielded some vigorous hitting, and was boxed in a fairly even manner. Early in the second I meeting Evans suddenly fell through the rop<? nhjch were very loose, and could ( not proceed, and the referee declared it no contest, much to the disappoint- ment of the crowd. Young Sailor (Maesteg) met Will Lewis (Cwmparc) in a six-round bout. In this contest both men fell through the ropes, but resumed. The Cwmparc lad, how- 'i ever, proved too good for his opponent, and, Sailor's seconds threw in the towel I' in the second round.
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CRYNANT BEATEN. — I Another Win for Britonferry. The Britonferry Rugby team brought off another win on Saturday, when fchev met Crynant, the champions of the Nroth. and District League, on the Ferry ground, and beat them by 19 points to nil. Pre- vious to Saturday's game Crynant was an unbeaten side, and they expected, if not I to win, to at least keep the score low, but in this they were not successful. Unfortunately Crynant had to play three parts or the game without Smith, their centre-threequarter, who injured his knee and had to retire, and this, no. doubt, had some effect on their play. Tho Britonferry forwards again played a very fino game, and were far superior ail around to their opponents. In this match, however, they gave their backs a chance to show what they conM do, and they took every advantage of it. The first try was got by Adey, the centre, aid during the game, especially the first half, several bouts of passing was indulged in with success. Arthur Edwards and Adey in the centre played a fine game, and the dropped goal by tl" former was a beauty. Tnan Thomas, on the right, and Reg Davies, on the left also did well. D. L. Thomas played a rattling game at outside-half, and was strong in attack and defence. Bevan, at inside, with a winning pack, also did some smart things, and co-operated well with his confrere. It was the Ferry forwards, however, 1trho Won the Same, and ever' v man did well. Crynant had a bustling lot of for. wards, but they were much lighter than t1H home lot, ? th0ir play was verv ?T- echve in the open. Their backs were very smart and nippy, and had they been playing hehind a winning pack of for- wards they would surely have put » different complexion on the game.
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BEATEN BY SKEWEN. The Ammanford Soccer team, in a Swansea League match, on Saturday h the Recreation Grounds, were beaten by Skewen 2-0. On the whole Skewen de- served therr victory, as they were a bet- ter balanced side The first goal came oA the result of. a 1 fine individual effort on the part of Morse, and Pet.:t headed in the second 1 goal, after th< ball had rebounded froÚ the upright, following a free kick. For the lowers, the backs, particularly Bob Thomas, gave a sterling display; while Brinkworth, in the intermediate line, put in a lot of useful work, and Rees, Twist and Parrott we t the most prominent of the forwards
SWANSEA BAY GOLF CLUB. The second and concluding day of the autumn meeting of the Swansea Bay Golf Club on Saturday produced two very sue- cessful events. In the morning the open singles, medal play under handicap, and the Neath Cup, open to club members, were both won by M, r. Edgar Powell; while in the afternoon Mr. II. B. B611 I was successful in the open singles, bcev play under handicap, and the Herbert I Cup, open to club members of handicap I 15 and under on v. Senro- MORNING EVENT. Edgar Powell 82 2 M R. A. Jones 85 4 ? St H. B. Bell 89 ? ? 1 W. Jackson 90 ti 81 R. A. Samuel. 90 5 S:) H. P. Lloyd 101 18 8\; Sidney Owen S9 12 87 < T. Ifor Jones 100 12 mf J. W. Thompson 94 5 89 1 W. Cann. 9.5 C 89 Jonah A I 102 12 90 J. R. ?wyiloia(l s 102 12 < M j J. 1,?..i,h :1.1n 96 5 91 Gwyn Lewis 107 16 91 AFTERNOON EVENT. Received. Down. H. B. Bell 5 1 R. A. Samuel. 4 3 J. H. John 7 3 L. A. Dunderdale 12 4 T. Powell 11 7 ] 8. Eo<jp?r. ? 7 3 J. R. Williams 9 8 i' C. L. Passmore 12 8 1 The prize awarded for the best netfc 1 aggregate score wa-s won by Mr. Edgar .1 Powell with 1131.1
S?eml-Notk>nal Eisteddfod Albert Hall. 1 November 1 Greit, Murdcal Treat. T 0. Hale Voice Competition SSO, Children's < CTioir. £ 10. Champion Solo, XS 5s.: at Semi. National Eisteddfod. NoNei-be- t <
LAW CLERKS' STRIKE. ( N. U C. Meeting at Llanally.. .1 Addressing a public meeting at the | 13 Llanelly Athenseum Hall on Saturday night in connection with the local 1;1- clerks' strike, Mr. Ben Cir?fliti?.s, ?aat?- ft ing sesre?ry of the National !*aion ?f jp CIe:ks. said the -i?owth oi ?he ?i.U.C. ri in Wales in particular was due t.. the I" fact that it wa.s a trades utron and r,-t t. a flannel club or goose club or something 1 of that kind. (Laughter.) ï be é1W ¡ a clerks wei-o out on strike because tho I lawyers of Llanelly had thought Gt tv. a decide for their clerks what union they should belong to and because the lawyers had refused to recognise the N-T"C. ( A resolution was passed pledging 1 moral support- tn the law clerks. j 1 L-
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(Continued from preceding column). receives 100 eovs. a**<i third saves stakes Miiea,?'i a Quarter. G?nd Parad (Lord Ulately)' ?? ? ? ￼ Barling Z 9 9 ¡ <?zUopcr Ug?t (Mr A. db Ect?niM) Watepn 3 9 8, Buchan (Lord Astor) Taylor 3 9 8. AY Dm? ?1? A.. Oos Taylor 4 9 7 CttUand?. 'Lord f'mhanx.I.?mbt'oo 4 9 5 (..een's Scuare (Mr A. R Cox) j Taylor 4 9 2; London Pride (Oapt. G. lodftr) I' Gilpin 4 111 Good Night (Mr W Chrirtiti fstwiis 7. 8 3 Jlanilcrdo (Mr A. R. Coxi Taylor i si 8 ^kyrakcr (Sir O. Murray) I'erese 3 8 8 Chaud (Sii- W. 3 8 3 Clario:i (Sir G. Noble) Dehurst 3 6 8 l'erion (Lord Penrhyn) It Sadler 3 8 8 Chiirc History (Lord Wilton) i H. Leader 3 8 I Caccr«w±iAJilr A^E,-Oo*U—TaiJor 3 8 5;