JUDGEMENTS; Winners and losers of the last seven days

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Nasser Hussain

who hit a maiden Test century that paved the way for England's victory against India, having earlier marked his return to the national side by dropping a sitter in the first 10 minutes of the game


who put all their post-Roy Hodgson problems behind them to take a deserved draw from the opening game of Euro 96

Essex CCC

who took a gamble by signing up the Australian Stuart Law and have been rewarded by six centuries in 11 competitive innings this season

Lester Piggott

who proved that he has lost none of his impeccable judgement when, two months ago, he encouraged the owner of the Derby winner, Shaamit, to pay the pounds 8,000 supplement needed to keep the horse in the race


Terry Venables

who after two years of experimenting with fancy formations reverted to a more traditional line-up on Saturday - and was promptly rewarded with a traditonal England performance

Mary Pierce

who was the heroine of France while she had a chance of winning the French Open but was roundly rubbished as soon as she was knocked out

Colin Jackson

who after looking unbeatable over hurdles for so long suffered three defeats in eight days

Endsleigh League


who will see the financial gap between themselves and the Premiership get wider and wider as the millions pour into the top flight following the new deal with Sky TV