British Sporting Greats
Ed. A. Merullo and N. Wenborn
Chapter by Mihir Bose – ‘The partnership of Hobbs and Sutcliff’
This text nominates 60 sporting greats – individual achievements, events, institutions – from the colourful and often record-breaking history of sporting life in the British Isles. A wealth of high-profile celebrities and sports personalities have contributed essays on a wide array of subjects – such as Damon Hill on the speed records of Malcolm and Donald Campbell, Nick Hornby on the FA Cup Final, Will Carling on the Five Nations, Jonathan Ross on Henry Cooper’s fight against Cassius Clay, Nigella Lawson on school sports days, Mick Jagger on Lords cricket ground, Des Lynam on England’s 1966 World Cup victory, and Hugh Laurie on the Oxford-Cambridge boat race.