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SWIMMING. Ernest Cavill, the Australian professional champion, James Finney, of Blackpool, and Daniels, the English professionals, leave England for South Africa, where they will stay three months, givirig exhibitions at Cape Town, Johannesburg, and elsewhere. The party afterwards proceed to Australia. A London cablegram states that with regard to Ernest Cavill's failure to meet M'Cusker, the American champion, in a match arranged at Nottingham on the 11th, Cavill states that he did not recognise M'Cusker, and •he has now issued a fresh challenge. ROWING. Two heats in the first round of the D.A.B.C. Trial Fours were rowed off last evening under most favorable conditions, the water being exceptionally smooth. The results were as follow : first heat. S. Lothian (bow), J. Cavanagh (2), L. M'Lean (3), G. Anderson (stroke), H. Yates (cox) 1 E. J. Haydon (bow), J. Stables (2), J. De ClifDJford (3), W. Connor (stroke), T. Wright (cox) 2 Connor was the first to show in front from an even start, and led till nearingthe wharves, where Anderson took his crew to the front. A good struggle along the wharves ensued, Anderson's crew, lasting longest, winning by half a length. second heat. A. Myers (bow), A. F. Quelch (2), G. Raynes (."), A. Simmonds (stroke), P. Williams (cox) 1 C. B. Gee (bow), P. Robertshaw (2), W. Wilhehnaen (3), R. Cavanagh (stroke), W. Wright (cox) 2

Both crews were together crossing the channel, but from this point the superior weight of Simmonds's crew made itself felt, and, gradually drawing away, they passed the post a length to the good. The remaining heats will be disposed of this evening, the final being set down for to-morrow night. Entries for the club's running handicap close this evening, .the event taking place next week.

The late Sir T. Elder's Morphettville (South Australia) stud was disposed of by auction on Monday, and realised a total of 6.330g5. Mr S. Hordern gave 75Qgs for Miss.Mostyn, and Mr Elworthy, a local sportsman, gave 375gs for Light Artillery. These were the top prices. At a meeting of the Auckland stewards for the purpose of inquiring into the conduct of Mr D. M'Kinnon, owner of Picklock, a resolution was passed that he be warned off the courso for six months.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 10473, 17 November 1897

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 10473, 17 November 1897

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