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September 04, 1961
BASEBALL—In a dramatic finish EL CAJON (Calif.) defeated El Campo (Texas) 4-2 to win the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Monterrey (Mexico) defeated Hawaii 4-0 for third place. More than 450,000 youngsters representing 30,000 teams on five continents played this year.
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September 04, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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CRICKET—With rain reducing the final day of play at the Oval in Kennington by three hours, England achieved a draw in its fifth Test match with Australia. Thus AUSTRALIA, with a 2-1 edge over the British in the five matches, retained the Ashes. Raman Subba Row ended his Test career by becoming the second English batsman to score centuries in his first and last Test matches against Australia.

FISHING—BEN FONTAINE of New Orleans, newly elected president of the International Casting Federation, tossed a 3/8-ounce bait with a stationary spool reel 277 feet 11 inches to set a new world record (old record: 259 feet 6 inches) at the world championships in Oslo.

GOLF—ANNE QUAST DECKER of Seattle shot par golf to overwhelm Phyllis Preuss of Pompano Beach, Fla. 14 and 13 in their 36-hole final to win the USGA Women's Amateur Championship in Tacoma, Wash, (see page 18).

Howard Creel of Colorado Springs, Colo. defeated Adrian McManus of Pasadena, Calif. on the 19th hole to win the world senior amateur title in Colorado Springs.

Jay Hebert of Lafayette, La., after blowing a five-stroke lead in the final round of the $50,000 American Classic in Akron to end up with 278 and a first-place tie with Gary Player, sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win.

HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($4.20) took over the lead at the end of the first half mile, then went on to win the $25,000 Volo Song trot at Yonkers by 3/4 of a length over Merrie Duke in the happy time of 2:33—as fast a 1� miles as has ever been trotted on a half-mile track.

O'Brien Hanover ($6) stepped out after the first half to win the $25,000 Bye Bye Byrd pace at Yonkers by 2� lengths over Mr. Budlong. With George Phalen in the sulky, the Hugh Grant pacer covered the mile in a fast 1:59 2/5.

HORSE RACING—CARRY BACK ($4), injured in the Belmont Stakes June 3 after winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, came on with a rush to stage a comeback in the modest $6,000 Joseph Altman Purse at Atlantic City, and won by a neck over Mrs. Ada L. Rice's Rare Rice. The brown colt, owned by Mrs. Katherine Price and ridden by a pleased Johnny Sellers, carried top weight of 117 pounds, covered the seven furlongs in 1:24 3/5 over a sticky track.

Jaipur ($8.20), following Bruno Ferrari's front running Su Ka Wa until the stretch, stepped smartly out to win the $117,275 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga by healthy six lengths. With Eddie Arcaro guiding, the George D. Widener colt splashed the 6� furlongs in 1:16 2/5 over a sloppy track.

Bluescope ($9.40) charged along the outside to take the $33,150 Warren Wright Memorial Handicap at Arlington Park by one length over Fred W. Hooper's Crozier and set an Arlington Park record for the mile of 1:33 4/5. With Bill Hartack up, the 3-year-old Bluescope cut a fifth of a second off the track record.

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