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----------------------------------------------------------------- LARGEST CROWDS IN RUGBY LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP FINALS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 1954 Warrington 8 Halifax 4 . . . . . 102,569 2 1966 St Helens 21 Wigan 2 . . . . . . .98,536 3 1969 Castleford 11 Salford 6. . . . . .97,939 4 1985 Wigan 28 Hull 24. . . . . . . . . 97,801 5 1978 Leeds 14 St Helens 12. . . . . . .96,000 6 1970 Castleford 7 Wigan 2. . . . . . . 95,255 7 1949 Bradford N 12 Halifax 0. . . . . .95,050 8 1961 St Helens 12 Wigan 6 . . . . . . .94,672 9 1988 Wigan 32 Halifax 12. . . . . . . .94,273 10 1951 Wigan 10 Barrow 0 . . . . . . . .94,262 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- BENSON AND HEDGES CUP PRIZE MONEY FOR 1994 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Winner . . . . . . . . . . .pounds 31,000 Runner-up . . . . . . . . . pounds 15,500 Losing semi-finalists . . . .pounds 7,750 Losing quarter-finalists . . pounds 3,875 Winners second round . . . . pounds 1,250 Winners first round . . . . pounds 925 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- PLACES 2,000 GUINEAS WINNERS TRAINED OVER PAST 100 YEARS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Newmarket . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 2 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3 Beckhampton. . . . . . . . . . . . .9 4 Manton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5 Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 6 Lambourn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7= Stockbridge. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 East Everleigh . . . . . . . . . . 3 9= Kingsclere. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Epsom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Pulborough. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Wantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 West Ilsey. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stamp's Sporting Statistics -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Birth of football manager Tommy Docherty (1928). Monday Births of Johan Cruyff (1947); darts player Eric Bristow (1957); and of cricketer and footballer C B Fry (1872). Tuesday Birth of commentator David Coleman (1926). Wednesday Olympics started at White City (1908); Rocky Marciano announced his retirement from boxing (1956). Thursday Birth of cicketer Mike Brearley (1942); Bolton Wanderers and West Ham contested first FA Cup final at Wembley (1923). Friday Births of golfer Johnny Miller (1947); and squash player Jonah Barrington (1941); Muhammad Ali stripped of his world heavyweight title for refusing to be drafted into the US Army (1967). Saturday Preston v Huddersfield the first FA Cup final to be televised live in its entriety (1938). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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