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(For the Record)

Author: Darren Gray
Date: 18/12/1994
Words: 758
          Publication: THE SUNDAY AGE
Section: Sport
Page: 16
PACESETTERS.

RUGBY LEAGUE.

English international Rob Andrew has equalled the world record for the number of points scored in an international. At Twickenham, he kicked 30 points in England's 60-19 victory over Canada.

GOLF.

English golfer Laura Davies this week equalled the Australian record of a nine-under 64 in the opening round of the Australian Ladies Masters. Eighteen years ago Donna Capone, a dual winner of the US Open, shot a round of 64 during the Australian Open.

ATHLETICS.

A women's 10,000 metres record was set this week by Lisa Ondieki at Olympic Park. Less than a month after she finished third in the Tokyo marathon she set a time of 31 minutes 47.11 seconds seven seconds inside the previous record.

COMINGS AND GOINGS.

DEAD.

Former Fitzroy centre half forward Claude Curtin, a veteran of 93 games and nephew of Labor Prime Minister John Curtin, died early this week. He kicked 271 goals for the Lions between 1939-49. Young Fitzroy player John Barker is his grandson.

THEY SAID IT.

``I don't like playing against my own players. I don't like it when the crowd don't support us when we play at home. I can't blame the crowd; I don't think they should have been made to choose whether to back Australia or the other Australian team. It's disappointing playing on home soil and the crowd don't want to support you."

Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor, disappointed after the one-day contest between Australia and Australia A at Adelaide Oval.

``It's not hard to keep motivated for the Grand Slam Cup. It's too much money." Swedish tennis player Magnus Larsson, ranked 19th in the world but the winner of the $7.8 million Grand Slam Cup. His cheque for $1.9 million almost doubled his career prizemoney.

``You expect that sort of thing in India and Pakistan but not here."

English cricketer Alec Stewart, acting captain during the England- Australia A match marred by ugly crowd scenes, with 38 people arrested and 151 evicted from the ground.

ACHIEVERS.

FOOTBALL/Dylan Smith.

Although he cannot wait for summer holidays, on the one hand, first term cannot come quickly enough for grade six student Dylan Smith.

Early in the term he will be presented with an award from the Directorate of School Education. Smith captained the Victorian Primary Schools team which was equal first at the national championships in Darwin. He also captained the Woodend Primary School team, and led the local under 12 team to the premiership. He was judged best on ground in this grand final and also won the competition best and fairest award.

SWIMMING/DIVING/Liesl Ischia.

The 11-year-old Glenferrie Primary School student is another winner in the Directorate of School Education's Sports Blue award. Her success comes in the swimming/diving category. She has spent the whole year collecting sporting titles, not only in diving. At the Victorian Summer Championships she won the under 11 one-metre board title and came second in the three-metre section. She mirrored these results at the Summer National Championships in Perth. During winter she won both the girls' 11 years Victorian Championships and National Championships. At the latter event she captained the state team. Her other major achievements for the year include selection in the Victorian under 13 Girls' Hockey Development Squad and victories at the Victorian Little Athletics Championships in the under 11 400 metres and the under 11 high jump. She recorded three placings in other events.

Compiled by Darren Gray, Achievers is a weekly feature of For the Record, recognising superior sporting performances. If you have information for this column, please phone 601 2660 Tuesday to Friday, 10am-6pm.

THE ODDS ARE.

Sheffield Shield Quinella.

Queensland-Victoria 9-4; New South Wales-Queensland 7-2; Western Australia-Queensland 5; Queensland-South Australia 5; New South Wales- Victoria 6; Western Australia-Victoria 15; New South Wales-South Australia 16; New South Wales-Western Australia 16; Victoria-South Australia 16; Queensland-Tasmania 25; Western Australia-South Australia 33; New South Wales-Tasmania 66-1; Victoria-Tasmania 66; Western Australia-Tasmania, South Australia-Tasmania 100.

 
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