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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I

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SPORTS AND PASTIMES. I The A.A.A. Championship meeting vas concluded at the Stamford Bridge grounds on I Saturday, before a crowd of about 12,000. After a very close struggle, the hammer- throwing was won by the holder of the cham- pionship, C. Lind, with the fine throw of 163ft. Slin. The half-mile gave Baker,-tl,e American, a fine chance of fchoving fast time, and with Mann leading well to the last bend, he won in Imin. 54 2-5scc.-twD-fifths more than Championship record. The sprint, was a good thing for the holder, Applegarth, who, however, was hard pressed by C. W Taylor, a former Polytechnic member, now of the Surrey A.C.. The time—lOsee.—would have been better but for the fact. that the wind was right in the faces of the runners. The heats of the hurdles threw little liglil on the final, as each winner came home easily. The furlong final gave Applegarth an op- portunity of doing a great performance. He took it, and, by winning in 21 l-5see., beat the British record and equalled the world's re- cord. Curiously enough, the ^four finalists were all Polytechnic Harriers. A very pro- tracted struggle in the high jump ended in a victory for W. M. Oler, jjin., New York, who cleared 6ft. 2-2 Iiii., after tying with B. Howard at 6ft. 2in. P. C. Kifigsford, Lon- don A.C., won the long jump with 23ft. 3Jm., while C. W. Hutson finished a distance double by winning the mile in 4min. 22sec. The pole jump was also a bloodless victory for R. Sjoeberg. Sweden, who was 8in. to the good with lift. 2in., while M. Koczau, a. Hun- garian, well beat the javelin record for Britain bv throwing 193ft. 82LIti.. the previous best being 179ft. lOJin. by E. V. Lemming, at the Stadium, in 1908. C. N. Seedhou^c, the Blackheath Harrier runner, won the quarter- mile in 50eee/, and R. Bridge, the seven miles champion, secured another double by winning the two miles walking race in 13min. 57 1-5 fiec. In the relay South London Harriers scratched, but the Potechnie A" team established a fresh record of .3min. 31 -3-5eec. The teams of riflemen ren-t by the DomMon Governments to participate in the 'N.R.A. Meeting at Bisley from July 13th onward have all arrived. The total number of Inter- national teams wilf embrace the Empire of India, Commonwealth of Australia, Dominion of Canada, Union of South Africa, 'Guernsey, and also strings of men from New South Wales, Straits -Settlements, -,Ceyl-oti., Burmak, and Rhodesia. The three most important visiting teams are Canada, Australia, and India. Many men well known at the N.R.A. Meeting are included, among them being Staff-Sergeant Hawkins, who won the King's Prize last year, and Sergeant-Major Darby, the Champion of India. Four teams met in the final stage of the Queen Alexandra Cup competition -at Chapel- town, near Sheffield, on Saturday. The result was Lincolnshire (last year's winners), 2,360; Gloucester, 2.345; Suffolk, 2,306; Notting- hamshire, 2.305. The winning team wa? headed by T. Cook, with a total of 397, fol- lowed by Mrs. Broekleafoy, with 396. A memorable Royal Regatta end-c-q at Henley on Saturday. The Grand, Challenge Cup was won by Harvard and the Diamonds by G. Sinigaglia, of Italy. Thus the two most important events of the meeting were lost to England. In the Thames and Stewards, in which thefe were foreign en- tries, England was successful. Caius College, Cambridge, winning the Thames, while Leander beat Mayence, the German crew, in the final of the Stewards. Such an inter- national regatta has never been held at Henley before. Quite a feature of the regatta, as last year, was the success of the Cambridge College crews. Caius won the Thames. All four semi- finaliets in this event were Cambridge col- leges. Pembroke College won the Ladies. They were almost, if not quite, good enough to have gone for the Grand. Lady Margaret (St. John's College) won the Visitors' Plato for fours, while Trinity Hall won the Goblets. Cambridge thus won four out of the eight events. Only one Oxford crew reached, even the final of any event. To make the superi- ority of Cambridge even more marked, a Cambridge crew was also second in the Ladies, the Thames, the Wyfold, and the Goblets, while a Cambridge sculler was second in the Diamonds and the best of the Englishmen. Molesey regatta will be held on Saturday, July 18th, with Mr. C. W. Kent, the old Oxford Blue, again in charge of the arrange- ments as hon. secretary. There is a long programme of best-boat events, including eights, fours, -pairs, and sculls, in addition to a race for public schools in clinker-built slid- ing seat fours. Illuminations and fireworks will follow in the evening. There will again be two regattas at War- grave this year. The first, at which the vents will be mainly confined to residents and visitors in the district, will be held on Saturday, July 25th. The old-established War- grave and Shiplake regatta, with a good list of open events and several challenge trophies, will take place on Saturday, August 8th. The president of the Boat Racing Associa- tion, Sir Charles Allom, has announced his intention of presenting two cups to be com- peted for at the association's regatta at Burn- ham in September. One is to be a challenge cup to be competed for by teams of either three or four boats representing different clubs. In addition to the challenge cup gold medals will be presented by Sir Charles Allom to the members of the winning team, and the winning club will hold the cup with the right to defend, if challenged, in home waters. The second cup is to be won outright by the champion of the 12-foot class apart from the team races. It is hoped that repre- sentative teams will be sent from Holland and Belgium, where some twenty boats have been built to this class. The Royal Engineers Yacht Club is expected to send a team, and the West Kirby Sailing Club have definitely arranged to enter a team for the event. Another southern team will probably com- pete, and may possibly include new boats which are being built for Sir Charles Allom, Mr. T. D. McMeekin, and Mr. C. Wright. Representatives of all the swimming clubs in the district assembled under Plymouth Hoe on Saturday, and in appreciation of Jabez Wolffe's groat swim from Eddystone Light- house to Plymouth (a distance of fourteen mdes) in mid-week, presented the famous swimmer with a silver model of the L'ddystont- iLighthouse. Emphasis was laid on the fa: that a heavv thunderstorm ;r 10,11 Lours rJ ine ten durinsr which he was buttling ( nun strong lines, vvoine nimseit assorts that the effort necessary was as great as that needed to cross the Channel, which he hopes to accomplish next month. At a cricket match at Rochester, Miss Storrs, daughter of the Dean of Rochester, captained a ladies' eleven against the Rev. J. K. Wilson's team, who had to bat and bowl left-handed. The ladies went in first, -and scored 138. but Mr. Wilson's eleven man- aged to make 185, and won. The following lawn tennis players have been selected to represent Ireland against England, at Wilton-place, Dublin, on July 13th and 14th S. C. Sercope. T. D. Good, J. F. Stokes (Fitzwilliam's Club), R. M. Graham (Lans- downe Club). 1. A. Meldon (Wilton Club), H. M. Read (Dublin University). Bishop Auckland have decided to make a Swedish tour next montli at the invitation of the Swedish Football Association. The latter body offered to pay expenses provided the Amateur Cupho.lders included Gothenburg and Stockholm in the tour. The London Centre of the National Cyclists' Union announces that, owing to the poor elit.ry-cs.nl.y five teams having intimated their intention of competing as against, thirty-three last year—the utility ride, fixed for July 12th, has been abandoned for this season.

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