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----------------------------------------------------------------- PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL CLUBS WHO HAVE NO PLAYERS FROM THE 1994 WORLD CUP ----------------------------------------------------------------- Crystal Palace Leicester City Norwich City Queen's Park Rangers Southampton West Ham United Wimbledon

----------------------------------------------------------------- LEADING FIGURES OF THOSE WHO TOPPED ENGLISH FIRST-CLASS CRICKET AVERAGES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Batsmen 1 1938 D G Bradman (Aus) 115.66 2 1979 G Boycott (Yorks) 102.53 3 1990 G A Gooch (Essex) 101.70 4 1971 G Boycott (Yorks) 100.12 5 1930 D G Bradman (Aus) 98.66 6 1931 H Sutcliffe (Yorks) 96.96 7 1991 C L Hooper (WI) 93.81 8 1899 R M Poore (Hants) 91.23 9 1947 D C S Compton (Middx) 90.85 10 1994 J D Carr (Middx) 90.70 Bowlers 1 1894 A D Pougher (Leics) 9.35 2 1958 H L Jackson (Derby) 10.99 3 1908 J B King (Philadelphia) 11.01 4 1965 H J Rhodes (Derby) 11.05 5 1921 E R Wilson (Yorks) 11.19 6 1912 S F Barnes (Lancs) 11.33 7 1923 W Rhodes (Yorks) 11.54 8 1946 A Booth (Yorks) 11.61 9 1907 R O Schwarz (SA) 11.79 10 1957 G A R Lock (Surrey) 12.02 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stamp's Sporting Statistics ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Birth of former Indian Test cricket captain Bishen Bedi (1946). Monday Birth of Australian Test cricketer Ian Chappell (1943). Tuesday The European Ryder Cup team became the first to beat the Americans in the United States (1987). Wednesday At the age of 13 Fred Archer rode his first winner, Athol Daisy at Chesterfield (1870). Thursday Births of athlete Sebastian Coe (1956); and the Welsh rugby captain Gareth Davies (1956); death of former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (1981). Friday All 11 players in the Belgian football team which faced Holland were from the same club, Anderlecht (1964).

Saturday Birth of footballer Duncan Edwards (1936); Muhammad Ali beat Joe Frazier over 14 rounds for the world heavyweight championship in the fight dubbed the 'Thrilla in Manila' (1975). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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