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----------------------------------------------------------------- BEST-SELLING TENNIS BALLS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 . . . . . . . .Slazenger LTA 2 . . . . . . . .Penn 3 . . . . . . . .Tretorn XL Plus 4 . . . . . . . .Slazenger XL 5 . . . . . . . .Wilson Advantage 6 . . . . . . . .Penn Trainer 7 . . . . . . . .Dunlop Fort 8 . . . . . . . .Slazenger Solo 9 . . . . . . . .Penn One 10 . . . . . . . .Dunlop TP ----------------------------------------------------------------- Source: Lillywhites -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- PRIZE-MONEY IN NATWEST TROPHY ----------------------------------------------------------------- Winner pounds 31,000 Runner-up pounds 15,500 Losing semi-finalists pounds 7,500 Losing quarter-finalists pounds 3,750 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- YOUNGEST WORLD CUP REFEREES ----------------------------------------------------------------- An Yan Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius) 15.05.60 Peter Mikkelsen (Den) 1.05.60 Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE) 9.09.59 Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (C Rica) 22.06.57 Jamal Al-Sharif (Syr) 8.12.56 Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru) 11.11.56 Heinz Hellmut Krug (Ger) 19.05.56 Mario Van der Ende (Holl) 28.03.56 Arturo Brizio Carter (Mex) 9.03.56 Sando Puhl (Hung) 14.07.55 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Births of cricketer Walter Hammond (1903); and rugby union winger Rory Underwood (1963). Monday Birth of cricketer Allan Lamb (1954); Floyd Paterson knocked out Ingemar Johansen in New York to become the first man to regain the world heavyweight title (1960). Tuesday Birth of footballer Dean Saunders (1964); and cricketer John Edrich (1937). Wednesday First match, between MCC and Hertfordshire, played at the present-day Lord's Cricket Ground (1814). Thursday Birth of cricketer Len Hutton (1916). Friday Births of boxer Jack Dempsey (1895); and racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio (1911); BBC television covered a Test match for the first time (1938). Saturday Joe Louis made his 25th and last defence of his world heavyweight title, in New York (1948). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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