1928 Australian Women's Team Selection
The first notion of a team came in 1927 when Esna Boyd announced she would be travelling to England in the next year. This was probably due to her imminent engagement to Scotsman Angus Robertson, whom she had met during the 1925 tour. With over £600 in a trust fund, from the unexpected profits of the early tour, it was suggested that a national team be sent. The ALTA eventually agreed and sought the names of leading players from each State association.
The team was selected prior to the Australian Championships (held late January in 1928) and the selectors must have appreciated all four members of the squad reaching the semi-final stages of the national tournament. This squad was an official team and hoped to build on the successful reputation forged by the 1925 women.
The team combined in Melbourne in late February and participated in the MCC Tournament. They were to travel with the Australian Davis Cup squad and the visiting French trio (Borotra, Boussos and Brugnon) to Europe via South African and Western Australia. As they had commitments to play exhibition matches in Perth, the quartet had to leave the MCC Tournament unfinished as play was delayed due to bad weather. Because of this, the final of the MCC Ladies Doubles was played in Perth, thousands of miles away from the MCC!>
The Australian women's tournament was held a week prior to the Men's tournament (both held in Sydney). To allow players such as Borotra time between singles and doubles matches, the Australian women played some exhibition mixed doubles with available French and Australian men. The mixed tournament was played within the men's week at Rushcutter's Bay.
The strangest thing about the Australian Mixed title of 1928 was that the winner was decided from a semi-final after the winning team of the other semi-final (Esna Boyd and Jim Hawkes) withdrew because they could not extend their interstate stay. This allowed Akhurst and Borotra to claim the title after winning the semi-final against Lance-Harper/Boussos 60 36 63. The reason for the postponement of one semi-final and the final was because Jean Borotra had attempted to default from the mixed. event Officials were not agreeable to this, resulting in the decision to postpone SF2 and the final and the subsequebt withdrawal of the top Australian mixed team.
No doubt, officials wanted to keep the attractive combo of Akhurst and Borotra in the competition to draw crowds. It might be possible that either or both Hawkes and Boyd resented the re-scheduling and used the 'have to return home' approach as an unanswerable excuse. Boyd, at least, had been intererstate for more than two weeks and had probably already planned her return trip based on the supposed schedule.>
Team Tour - from March
The Australian women's team was managed by Mr Harley Malcolm, Secretary of the ALTA. During a civic reception for the tennis squads in Perth, Western Australia (Perth had never seen 'such an array of talent') Mr Malcolm stated that he thought only Miss Helen Wills surpassed Misses Boyd and Akhurst at singles play.
Esna Boyd, Captain of the Women's team, said "We are very hopeful; the team is splendid in all respects, both at singles and doubles and we feel sure of giving a good account of ourselves. Our trip is sure to do a great deal to improve women's tennis in Australia. That was the experience which followed the tour of the 1925 team which was not officially backed. You see, when we come back it will mean so much practice for the women players who will get the benefit of our experiences.
This is the first official team to go abroad with the official backing of the ALTA. We are going to South Africa, on the Demosthethes (ship) with other players. Then, after about a month, we go to France on the Nestor. We are to play at Beckenham and Queens Park before Wimbledon and we go to Ireland, Scotland and all throught he continent. We shall play in France, Holland and probably Germany, returning about the end of September or early October. A wonderful trip".
Saturday 10 March – Kings Park Perth, Western Australia (grass)
Louise Bickerton d Meryl O'Hara-Wood 36 64 75
Boyd/Bickerton d Akhurst/O'Hara-Wood 36 64 61
Monday 12 March – Kings Park Perth, Western Australia (grass)
Akhurst v Boyd 16 75 66 (abandoned)
Akhurst/Bickerton d Boyd/O'Hara-Wood 62 108*
"Members of the women's team delighted the crowd with their magnificent play. Miss Boyd's full length driving was too severe for Miss Akhurst. She forced her opponent into errors in the first set, but Miss Akhurst played much better in the second. She kept Miss Boyd on the run from side to side and varied this method of attack with a series of drives to Miss Boyd's backhand. The rallies were long and imposed a severe strain on the players. In the second set, with three match points against her, Miss Akhurst showed herself to be a fine player. She drew level and won the games and set 75.
Miss Akhurst was the fresher of the two in the third, playing entirely from the backline and making splendid recoveries. Miss Boyd was also playing well and there was nothing between the pair. At 6-all it was decided to abandon the match owing to pressure of time. Both players received an ovation. It was a fitting match between two players who have beaten each other alternately in championships finals in the Eastern States during the past three seasons.
*The final of the MCC Doubles provided tennis which delighted the crowd. All four played brilliantly and splendid rallies were the order of the day. Long driving duels were generally ended by one side going to the net, where the volleying was of a high standard. The match was as close as the score indicated and the delightful display of women's tennis sent the spectators away in a pleasant frame of mind.
Wednesday 28 March – Durban, South Africa.
The Australian women's team arrived here today. As their ship was two days late, matches in Pt Elizabeth and East London (South Africa) were cancelled.
Tuesday April 3, Maritzburg, South Africa
Australia D Natal Province 2-1
Esna Boyd AUS L Bobby Heine RSA 46 16
Daphne Akhurst AUS D Miss Parker RSA 62 62
Boyd/Bickerton AUS D Parker/Heine RSA 64 62
Saturday April 7, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Australia d Orange Free State 4-0
Esna Boyd AUS d Tapcott RSA 63 62
'Rallies were long, but Miss Boyd's driving too accurate and consistent'
Daphne Akhurst AUS d Mrs Clarke-Kennedy RSA 75 62
Meryl O'Hara Wood AUS V Miss C Ridwell RSA 62 21 (failing light stopped play)
Boyd/Bickerton AUS d Clarke-Kennedy/Tapscott RSA 61 64
O'Hara-Wood/Akhurst AUS d Misses Bidnell RSA 60 63
Tuesday April 10, Pretoria, South Africa
Rain overnight and steady drizzle prevented play between Northern Transvaal and Australia in Pretoria. The Australians will return after the test match in Johannesburg.
Friday April 13, Johannesburg, South Africa
Australia vs South Africa
Esna Boyd AUS d Mrs Peacock RSA 64 86
'Not much pace on Miss Boyd's strokes, but she played much better once she became accustomed to the conditions'
Daphne Akhurst AUS d Bobby Heine RSA 62 64
'Miss Akhurst was superior thoroughout, astonishing spectators with her accuracy. Miss Heine began with baseline play and hard hitting but found all of her strokies returned with additional pace. Miss Heine attempted to force the game by taking the net, but Miss Akhurst was too brilliant with passing shots and the match resolved itself in a baseline duel all in favour of the Australian'.
<Because young Bobby Heine did so well in Europe the previous season, South African's thought that she had played below her level during this match, either because of illness or 'just a bad day'. South African fans had hardly heard of Daphne Akhurst, despite her Wimbledon QF of 1925 and were probably skeptical of the standard indicated by three Australian singles victories.>
Boyd/Bickerton AUS L Mrs Peacock/Heine RSA 46 63 16
Akhurst/O'Hara-Wood AUS D Mrs Neave/Mrs McArthurs RSA 16 61 63
Saturday April 14, Johannesburg, South Africa
Australia D South Africa by six games (rubbers and sets were equal)
Meryl O'Hara-Wood AUS L Mrs Neave RSA
'Mrs Wood began in exceptionally brilliant form and won the first set in ten minutes. She led 31 in the second, but Mrs Neave became more confident and played a splendid uphill fight. After brilliant play by both, Mrs Neave won the match giving South Africa a lead of one rubber and one set.
Esna Boyd AUS D Mrs Peacock RSA 62 86
Akhurst/O'Hara-Wood AUS L Peacock/Heine RSA 46 26
Boyd/Bickerton AUS D ?/? RSA 57 62 62
'The Australian led 53 and set point in the first before fine South African play gave them the set. Miss Bickerton showed great improvement on the previous day, having recovered from the extraction of a tooth".
"There was great excitement and the result was looked upon as a surprise. The crowd was exceptionally fair and impartial. The players were warmly congratulated on their victory and uphill fight".
Monday April 16, Pretoria, South Africa
Australia D Northern Transvaal 5-0
Esna Boyd was rested in the singles
Louise Bickerton d Miss McHardy 62 64
Meryl O'Hara-Wood d Miss Kellar 60 63
Daphne Akhurst d Miss Ockerse 64 63
Boyd/Wood d Mrs Wilson/Ockerse 64 63
Bickerton/Akhurst d Misses McHardy/Kellar 61 61
Friday May 16, London
Mr Malcolm, manager of the Australia team has successfully arranged to postpone the test against England until July 13, thus giving the Australians more chance to practice on grass. The women's team will now leave for France to participate in the French Open.
Tuesday May 20, Paris – exhibition match
Daphne Akhurst/Jack Crawford L Helen Wills/Francis Hunter 36 26
Wednesday May 21, Paris - French Champs
"Cold and wet. Too cold for some players to hold their racquets'
All the doubles are being played first in order for singles players to gain more practice.
R1 Crawford/Akhurst d Duplaix/Wolfson 61 61
Thursday May 22, Paris - French Champs
'unseasonal weather continues'
R1 Turnbull/Lycett D Brookes/Mallory 75 62
R1 Hunter/Wills d Peacock/Authroy 60 61
R1 Patterson/O'Hara Wood d Joba/Miss Stevens 62 63
R1 Bickerton/Akhurst D Forcade/Mrs Macready 60 62
R1 Boyd/O'Hara-Wood D Charnelet/Amaury 63 75
Friday May 23, Paris - French Champs
R2 Bickerton/Hopman L Nuthall/Kingsley 64 36 46 ('Hopman erratic')
R2 Boyd/O'Hara Wood L Bennett/Watson 36 26
R2 Akhurst/BIckerton L Lycett/Nuthall 36 64 36
Saturday May 24, Paris - French Champs
Patterson/O'Hara-Wood L Cochet/Bennett 36 36
Hawkes/Boyd d Borotra/Amaury 62 61
Crawford/Akhurst d Timmer/Boumann (NED) 62 26 97
Sunday 25 May, Paris - French Champs
Crawford/Akhurst L Lacoste/Bourgeois 64 16 68
Monday 26 May, Paris - French Champs
QF Hawkes/Boud d Borotra/Bordes 64 57 86
"Boyd was possibly the more consistent of the two. The Australians looked like winning in straight sets, leading 52 in the second, when Borotra took command."
QF Cochet/Bennett d Thurneyssen/La Faine 64 64
QF Hunter/Wills d Turnbull/Lycett 64 60
Women's Round 1
O'Hara-Wood d Baubier 108 63
Miss Baubier led Mrs Wood 40 in the first, whereupon the Australian took five straight games with consistent sideline driving'
Tuesday 27 May, Paris - French Champs
SF Bennett/Cochet d Bourgeois/Cochet 64 63
SF Wills/Hunter D Boyd/Hawkes 63 75
'Miss Boyd, the best of the quartet'
Thursday 29 May, Paris - French Champs
Boyd d Mallory 36 60 64
"Miss Boyd lost the first set due to her opponent driving accurately and returning every ball. After Miss Boyd took the second set 60, Mrs Mallory was obviously feeling the effects of the weather and tiring rapidly. After an interval Mrs Mallory was much improved and led 31. Miss Boyd, with fine driving won the next two games after long rallies.'
O'Hara Wood defeated Mrs MC through "consistent accurate driving".
Friday 30 May, Paris - French Champs
"Australians all had extended matches. Mrs Wood led 53 but her opponent was too accurate. Bickerton saved five match points in the second set. Kea Boumann's "greater variety and cut shot allowed her to run to 51 in the first set" though Boyd did take a set off the champion Dutchwoman.
Saturday 31 May, Paris - French Champs
QF Akhurst L Hardie 810 16
"First set took fifty minutes with long and interesting rallies. Miss Hardie returned everything, allowing Miss Akhurst to make mistakes. Miss Akhurst then began to show more confidence and had two set points at 65 40/15 in the first set".
Summary of the French women's by the West Australian's tennis writer:
"Overall during the championships, Boyd and Akhurst played splendidly and showed the world that Australian women's tennis is of a very high standard. Miss Boyd's victory over Mrs Mallory, seven-time US Champion, is her finest performance to date. She was beaten by Miss Boumann, one of the best players in the world, but took a set".
Further, Daphne Akhurst became the first Australian woman to reach the quarters at the French (a feat not replicated until the next official Australian team was sent overseas – ten years later!)
June 8 Gipsy Hill, London
SF Elizabeth Ryan d Daphne Akhurst 75 62
SF Esna Boyd d Merle O'Hara-Wood 62 60
SF Ryan/Lycett d O'Hara-Wood/Bickerton 108 63
SF Akhurst/Boyd d Beamish/List 64 810 61
SF Moon/Akhurst d Dearmon/Dearmon 60 63
June 9 Gipsy Hill, London
F Ryan d Boyd 63 60
WD Ryan/Lycett d Akhurst/Boyd 62 57 62
XD Moon/Akhurst d Godfree/Ryan 63 68 64
June 14, Beckenham
QF Ryan d O'Hara-Wood 36 75 62
QF Akhurst d Goldsack W/O
QF Chamberlain d Alvarez W/O
QF Boyd d Sterry 108 60
June 15, Beckenham
SF Ryan d Akhurst 64 61
SF Chamberlain d Boyd 64 61
June 16, Beckenham
SF Clarke/Chamberlain d Boyd/Akhurst 62 64
June 17?, Beckenham
F Ryan d Boyd
June 26, Wimbledon
On an outside court, Louse Bickerton took a set from Mrs Mallory before rain stopped play
June 27, Wimbledon
June 28, Wimbledon
June 29, Wimbledon
Miss Boyd had an almost helpless struggle. She won two games by sheer tenacity and enthusiasm, for which she received much applause'
June 30, Wimbledon
Miss Bickerton, for a time, held Senorita Alvarez, retrieving wonderfully. She even led 41 in the second set, when the Senorita struck top form and won five games in a row. Miss Bickerton's earlier steadfastness on the baseline disappeared as the courts became slippery after a shower, and she tired very rapidly.
Boyd and Akhurst's 'machine-like understanding' carried them through the match. Miss Akhurst excellent at the net'
July 1, Wimbledon
July 2, Wimbledon
R2 Boyd/Akhurst d Jacobs/Anderson 63 68 64
XD Hawkes/Boyd d Kleinschruch (GER)/Jackson (GBR) 61 61
XD Hopman/Bickerton d Gilbert/Mrs Stock 26 64 62
XD Moon/Wood d Lester/Ridley 60 64
XD r2 Hopman/Bickerton d Hughes/Rose 36 64 63
XD r2 Moon/O'Hara-Wood d Wackett/Strawson 61 64
Miss Akhurst caused a sensation among the 15000 strong crowd by defeating Miss Bennett after losing the first set. Wallis Myers said of the semi-final "We may console ourselves that the last English girl was beaten by a Sydneyite. Miss Akhurst thoroughly deserved her victory, achieved by ripe tactical skills and a display of steadfastness no centre court could weaken".
Miss Akhurst opened nervously, netting many returns. In the end, she improved steadily, finding more pace and accuracy. Her confidence mounted in the third, where she led 20 and then 42. The rallies were very prolonged and Miss Bennett became unsettled at finding her best drives returned".
July 3, Wimbledon
R3 Boyd/Akhurst d Shaw/Watson 75 64
R3 O'Hara-Wood/Bickerton d Edwards/Stokes 61 62
XD r1 Crawford/Akhurst W/O
XD r3 Scroope/Mrs Shepherd-Barron d Hopman/Bickerton 62 63
Crawford/Akhurst took the first set from de Kehrling/Aussem until rain interrupted.
July 4, Wimbledon
"Akhurst's patient plugging was no match for the play of the Spaniard, who seemed a superwoman. In the second set, for 12 minutes hard running, the Australian only got four points".
XD r2? Crawford/Akhurst d Austin/Nuthall 119 97
XD r3 Hawkes/Boyd d Eames/Beamish 62 63
XD r3 Moon/O'Hara-Wood d Timmer/Boumann 75 36 62
"Mrs Wood was brilliant at the net"XD QF Hunter/Wills d Hawkes/Boyd 63 46 63
"Hawkes' third match of the day (nine sets) and he was unable to produce his best".
July 5, Wimbledon
WD QF Boyd/Akhurst d Boumann/Colyer 86 63
"Miss Akhurst is improving in every match at the net, while Miss Boyd is playing with more confidence on the baseline"
WD QF Lycett/Ryan d O'Hara-Wood/Bickerton 63 61
XD QF Crawford/Akhurst v Cochet/Benn 810 64 (bad light stopped play)
July 6, Wimbledon
"In the first set Akhurst/Boyd were definitely superior. Thereafter Miss Boyd threw the match away losing all her accuracy, just missing the line all the time."
XD QF Crawford/Akhurst d Cochet/Benn 810 64 63
XD QF Moon/O'Hara-Wood d Crole-Rees/Watson 64 64
XD SF Crawford/Akhurst d Moon/O'Hara-Wood 63 75
"They rather unmercifully showered everything on Mrs O'Hara-Wood who has never reached her top form since she hurt her side at the Gipsy Club tournament"
A densely crowded Centre Court, graced by their Majesties, the King and Queen, were all for the Australians (including the previous Men's Doubles match). In the first set Akhurst and Crawford came back from 13 to 53 and twice at set-point Crawford overdrove. Thereafter they were out-manoeuvred and lobbed in vain".
Australia vs England
Daphne Akhurst AUS d Eileen Bennett ENG 60 64 ("Akhurst outclassed her")
Esna Boyd AUS L Watson ENG 46 911 ("A long drawn baseline struggle. Three times Boyd had set point in the second but failed at the critical stage")
O'Hara-Wood/Bickerton AUS d Harvey/Goldsack ENG 62 63
Australia D England 4-3
Esna Boyd AUS d Eileen Bennet ENG 62 86 ("Bennett was stockingless owing to the heat")
Daphne Akhurst AUS d Watson ENG 63 86
Louise Bickerton AUS L Harvey ENG 46 57
Akhurst/Boyd AUS L Benett/Watson ENG 57 61 68
"Wallis Myers Admires Australian Ladies"
from "Australasian Lawn Tennis" (31 March 1929)
Reaping the reward of a fine collective effort, the Australian ladies defeated the English today by four matches to three. Their margin of victory was really more decisive than a single match, fr they won the tie comparatively early in the afternoon, and in the last two contests which England won there was an obvious release of tension.
Before noting the features of the second day's play one may analyse briefly the causes of this further oversea reverse. Sentimentally, it does not touch our pride as much as other defeats during the present year, but the reasons for it are the same. As a team the Australians were unquestionably superior. There was not that defference between the units that each could not give continuous practice and inspiration to the otherl they were a corporate body, sympathetically lef, working for a common object.
Their oppoinents complained, and no doubt sincerely, that they had had too much exacting lawn tennis in the last few weeks. Yet, the Australians came to Europe after a strenuous tour of South African, and they have played quite as much, if not more than, the English players. Miss Akhurst, for example, remained in the lists at Wimbledon longer than any of the eight competitors at Bournemouth. The truth is that the team sporting was much more pronounced on the visiting side than on the home side. There was no debate about the order of merit, no eleventh-hour uncertainty; no question as to the composition of the pairs – the two Australian couples were well matched and well harmonised. The Australian ladies defeated the English because they had prepared more thoughtfully for the fray and because their nerve was stronger in consequence.
To Miss Boyd and Miss Akhurst must go the honours for the Australian victory. In the two opening matches this afternoon these two were opposed respectively to Miss Bennett and Mrs Watson and each scored a brilliant victory in two sets – a joint result which, with Friday's two successes, ensured a trumph. The invading ladies can be awarded equal praise. Miss Boyd found Miss Bennett less disposed to err than on the previous day, and she had to fence adroitly for her verdict. Miss Bennett, as a tribute to the high thermometer, discarded her stockings and it may be that the novelty distracted the attention of one or two linesmen.
On Friday, there had been almost an epidemic of footfaulting; today there was none. Possibly the ladies were more caredul of their feet, but the change was certainly remarkable.
THE PLAY OF MISS BOYD
Withouth any extravagance of style, Miss Boyd always had the tactical measure of her young adversary. She mixed her shots well, soon discovering that Miss Bennett was in the mood to overdrive a short ball on her forehand, and was not hitting the lob with any firmness. A persinstent stream of drives to Miss Bennett's backhand was bound sooner or later to draw a prize. Miss Boyd noted these points and went steadily forward. After the fifth game in the first set she had so unsteadied Miss Bennett that games came easily, the passage of some of them smoothed by a double fault. But Miss Bennett is always better when she is behind in the tace. She needs the stimulus of desire. As the second set developed Miss Boyd bent a little before extra speed and precision and she began to net some easy-looking shots. Nevertheless she led 4-3 by executing a fine sliced lob which sailed over her opponent's eyeshade and curled back into court.
Then, refreshing sight, Miss Bennett won her service from 15 and the English girl took the lead at 5-4. But there was still that unescapable double fault, and one came to give Miss Boyd the tenth game, and another to lose Miss Bennett the twelfth, after she had captured Miss Boyd's service to love in the eleventh. These lapses brought swift retribution. Miss Boyd took the thirteenth to love and the fourteenth from thirty, assisted by another double fault.
Miss Akhurst's victory over Mrs Watson was the more meritorious, because Mrs Watson was at her best. True, the latter lost the first five games in recovering from the surprise of a brilliant and versatile attacke, but for the rest of the match Mrs Watson fought stubbornly and on level terms. She made a bold effort to save the first set, coming within a point of 5-4, but she found her opponent remorselessly accurate and remarkably mobile. She seemed to anticipate the direction of all Mrs Watson's hammer blows and to parry them with deft skill and a coolness that drew continuous applause.
The second test, however, was touch-and-go for many a long rally. Miss Akhurst led 3-1, but Mrs Watson, never quailing, hit her way to 5-4, reaching her highest standard. But she faltered in the tenth game, and Miss Akhurst took it to love. Again the issue seemed to waver, for neither would give in. But Miss Akhurst had the greater reserves and the greater versatility under the strain, and she won through triumphantly.
The issue was decided, but the battle was carried on. Both sides reacted accordingly, although neither modified their blows. Miss Harvey beat Miss Bickerton in two sets, although both were of close character. Miss Bickerton's smashing lacked adequate control, and Mis Harvey was the shrewder general and the sounder in defence. The one doubles match went to the twelfth game of the third set. Led 5-3 and 40-15, Miss Boyd and Miss AKhurst made a valiant recovery and levelled the score. But in the last two games, Miss Boyd was obviously tired. At last we saw some of the volleys incisive in the powers, which Miss Bennett had executed in Paris and she was well supported by Mrs Watson at the back of the court.
August, ,German Championships GERMANY
Daphne Akhurst D Cilly Aussem 60 64
Akhurst/Boyd D ??
August 4 & 5, Cologne, GERMANY
AUS d GER 5-3
"Fraulein Aussem scored two victories for her country by defeating both Miss Akhurst and Miss Boyd....Miss Akhurst and Miss Boyd were affected by the damp courts."
D Akhurst d. Frau Friedleben 46 64 63
D Akhurst lost to Frl Aussem 36 36
E Boyd lost to Frl Aussem 57 46
E Boyd d. Frau Friedleben 86 63
L Bickerton d. Frau Richter 57 61 64
L Bickerton d. Frau Schomburgk 61 75
Mrs O'Hara Wood lost to Frau Schomburgk 36 46
Mrs O'Hara Wood d. Frau Richter 64 62
Akhurst/ Boyd d. Aussem/ Schomburgk 61 62
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton d. Peitz/ Krahwinkel 64 61
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton d. Aussem/ Schomburgk 63 61
August 25-26, The Hague, HOLLAND
AUS d HOL 6-2
E Boyd d. R Couquerque 62 61
D Akhurst lost to K Bouman 16 68
Mrs O'Hara Wood d. Stroink 79 61 62
L Bickerton d. Canters 63 61
Akhurst/ Boyd d. Bouman/ Couquerque 61 46 63
Akhurst/ Boyd d. Canters/ Stroink 75 60
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton d. Canters/ Stroink 61 64
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton lost to Bouman/ Couquerque 63 57 16
August 28 & 29 - Deauville, FRANCE
AUS d FRA 53
"Rain interrupted play on the first day, when each side had claimed one doubles match."
D Akhurst d. Mlle Desloges (nee Deve) 64 61
E Boyd d. Mme Lafaurie 64 75
L Bickerton lost to Mme Mathieu 86 57 46
Mrs O'Hara Wood lost to Mme Bordes 64 57 26
Akhurst/ Boyd d. Desloges/ Laufaurie 64 36 60
Akhurst/ Boyd d. Bordes/ Y Bourgeois 62 63
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton d. Bordes/ Y Bourgeois 75 46 64
O'Hara Wood/ Bickerton lost to Desloges/ Laufaurie 68 36
September 7-8, Fitzgibbon Club, IRELAND
Australia D Ireland 70
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