The 1978 Cup sounds like great drama. 4,000 wild Brits cheering Barker and Wade on while young guns Austin and Shriver wilted under pressure.
The next year the US staged the event on Florida clay and Britain was whitewashed. It was always a more competitive event in Britain.
About the only highlight in 1979 was Ted Tinling spraying his bald head with insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes.