In a triangular match at Speke on Tuesday evening, Wallasey Athletic Club (50 pts,.) defeated the home team, Dunlop H.A.C. (24 pts.) and I.C.I. Runcorn (14 pts.), thus avenging their narrow defeat by I.C.I. on the latter's home track last July and repeating their victory over Dunlop at Wallasey last August.
Although not at full strength with Platt and Bollard on the sick list; and Dinsdale absent on T.A. duties, W.A.C. were too strong for the smaller teams of their rivals. Chief points Winners for W.A.C. were throwers Ray Owen and Don McFarlane (6 each), followed by much improved sprinter John Prydderch, who was a close second to the Lancashire County sprinter, Ernie Hornby, of Dunlop in both the 100 and 220 yds. dashes.
Platunde Lawrence from Nigeria made a promising debut in local competition with a leap of 5ft. 6in. which earned him first place in the high jump shared with club mate Matt Smith. In the women's events Penny Price and Margaret Collings collected 5 pts. each both long jumping over 15ft.
The Northern Counties Athletic Association decathlon championship was won by Olympic hurdler Harry Whittle at Port Sunlight Oval last week. Among the 10 competitors were Matt Smith and Ted Bollard of W.A.C. although the latter was greatly handicapped by his recent spike injury. Smith pulled himself up to fourth position before the end of this strenuous contest but a blistered heel prevented him completing the 1,500m., and his final position was 7th. He scored 3,936 pts., the standard for the event is 4,500 pts.
This week-end working parties are urgently required at the new headquarters building site on Saturday, afternoon at 2 and on Sunday morning at 10 to take advantage of the temporary presence of the concrete mixer to complete the foundations of the new building.