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BENSON & HEDGES CUP FINAL

HIGHEST WINNING TOTALS

1 1979 Essex 290/6

2 1992 Hampshire 253/5

3 1993 Derbyshire 252/6

4 1987 Yorkshire 244/6

4=1989 Nottinghamshire 244/7

6 1990 Lancashire 241/8

7 1977 Gloucestershire 237/6

8 1976 Kent 236/7

8=1991 Nottinghamshire 236/8

9 1973 Kent 225/7

DAVIS CUP - MOST WINS

1 United States 30 wins

2 Australia 26 wins

3 Great Britain 9 wins

4 France 7 wins

5 Sweden 5 wins

6 Germany 3 wins

7 Czechoslovakia 1 win

7= Italy 1 win

7= South Africa 1 win

LAST TEN WINNERS OF WOMEN'S US OPEN GOLF (US unless stated)

1994 Patty Sheehan 277

1993 Lauri Merton 280

1992 Patty Sheehan 280

1991 Meg Mallon 283

1990 Betsy King 284

1989 Betsy King 278

1988 Liselotte Neumann (Swe) 277

1987 Laura Davies 285

1986 Jane Geddes 287

1985 Kathy Baker 287

ANNIVERSARIES

Today The first Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship was held (1877); the 18-year-old Johnny Weissmuller became the first swimmer to cover 100 metres in under a minute (1922).

Monday Births of Arthur Ashe, the first black men's Wimbledon champion (1943) and the 1977 women's champion, Virginia Wade (1945).

Tuesday Birth of the former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks (1953).

Wednesday Birth of Welsh rugby player Gareth Edwards (1947); Tony Jacklin became first home winner of the Open Championship since Max Faulkner in 1951 (1969); and Graham Gooch became the most successful batsman in Sunday League cricket (1992).

Thursday Birth of Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari (1918); first World Cup football match, France v Mexico at the Pocitos Stadium, Montevideo (1930); birth of the British snooker player Neil Foulds (1963).

Friday Birth of Andrew Awford, the youngest person to play in the FA Cup, at 15 years and 88 days old (1972).

Saturday Death of England footballer Laurie Cunningham in a car crash near Madrid. He was the second black footballer to play for England (1989).

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