Any lingering and foolish foreign notion that cricket is a polite pastime for languid young toffs always is dispelled when All-England's Freddie Trueman pounds up to bowl. Like fellow Yorkshireman Sam Small, who was stubborn enough to believe he could fly and did, Freddie thinks he can transform his 190-pound frame into a cannon—and he very nearly can. Hair flying wildly, he takes a 20-yard run-up (1), rears back (2) and rifles the rock-hard ball toward a batsman at a speed of 90 mph.
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July 25, 1960
The major flat and jumping races through mid-August
- EDITORIALS 10
When 'Finisterre,' an unconventional little potbelly of a yawl, won the Bermuda Race in 1956 yachtsmen declared her a 'rule-beater' that reaped enormous handicap benefits over competitors under the complex racing rules. When she did it again in 1958, shattering precedent, Mitchell himself modestly stated that the race was a gamble anyway. But when she won it this year for the third time in a row there was left only one explanation: superior skill and knowledge rode with her veteran captain and crew. Much of that knowledge Mitchell imparted before the race (SI, June 27), but there was one maxim he left out. Here it is now: a piece of strategy he considers the key to victory
- Six for 6 22
- By Matt Mann
Though it was long ago supplanted by the crawl as the basic stroke, the traditional breaststroke is so easy and so restful that it remains today a valuable asset, an extra margin of safety, for the beginning swimmer. In the concluding lesson of his course, veteran Coach Matt Mann presents his methods for teaching the orthodox breaststroke to children
- By Jack Olsen
'It's a case of people vs. bobcats,' was the way one critic characterized arguments for preserving pure wilderness areas in America. Most often, of course, the bobcat loses. Why he should get the nod once in a while is explained here in the poetic story of a wilderness reserve where people tread softly but breathe deeply of a rejuvenating atmosphere which, after all, is their heritage too
'This year I've improved'