Peter Mason

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Name: Peter Mason
Date registered: October 20, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/snooker

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  1. Birmingham’s Gianfranco Zola sanguine in defeat by Sheffield Wednesday — February 11, 2017
  2. Bristol’s Tom Varndell breaks try-scoring record in defeat against Harlequins — February 10, 2017
  3. Kenneth Higgs obituary — September 12, 2016

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Feb 11

Birmingham’s Gianfranco Zola sanguine in defeat by Sheffield Wednesday

Gianfranco Zola has declared himself happy with Birmingham City’s performance despite their 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Friday night.

Zola, who has now presided over seven defeats in 12 matches since he came into the manager’s job in December, pointed out that his side had long periods of domination and possession, hit the woodwork three times and were only 1-0 down until the late stages.

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Feb 10

Bristol’s Tom Varndell breaks try-scoring record in defeat against Harlequins

Bristol 8-42 Harlequins; Bath 32-30 Northampton; Sale 26-24 Newcastle

Bristol’s Tom Varndell became the Premiership’s all-time top try scorer on Friday night as he touched down for the 91st time, putting him clear of Mark Cueto’s 90.

Varndell had been waiting to break the record since New Year’s Day, when he had equalled Cueto’s mark. But the milestone was likely of little consolation to the 31-year-old as his side fell to an 42-8 defeat by Harlequins at Ashton Gate. He also sustained a knock in scoring and had to leave the field immediately afterwards.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/10/bristol-tom-varndell-record-try-scorer-harlequins

Sep 12

Kenneth Higgs obituary

Accomplished bowler for England with two record-breaking performances as a batsman

Although the cricketer Ken Higgs, who has died aged 79, was a highly accomplished fast medium bowler for England, many will remember him for two record-breaking performances as a tail-end batsman.

The first came in a win for England at the Oval against a strong West Indies side in 1966, when he shared in an unlikely partnership of 128 for the last wicket with fellow opening bowler John Snow. They were two short of a world record when Higgs was out for 63, and the stand remains as England’s highest by numbers 10 and 11 in a home Test. The second arrived 11 years later, when he figured with Ray Illingworth in what is still Leicestershire’s record last-wicket partnership, scoring a career-best 98 in a stand of 228 against Northamptonshire in 1977 and helping Leicestershire to recover from 45 for nine to 273 all out.

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