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British Sports Hall of Fame 1938: Edgar Baerlein, Alex James, Gladys Lunn and Gwen Neligan

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1938 are Edgar Baerlein (Rackets and Real Tennis) – winner of the British Amateur rackets singles title a record nine times and the British Amateur real tennis singles title thirteen … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1937: Jack “Kid” Berg, Steve Donoghue, Nellie Halstead and Harold Larwood

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1937 are: Jack “Kid” Berg (Boxing) – one of the best British boxers of his time.  He was a precocious youngster who in a non-title bout aged sixteen beat the … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1932: Woolf Barnato, David Burghley, Jumbo Edwards and Jonty Parkin

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1932: Woolf Barnato (Motor Racing) – winner of the Le Mans 24 hour race each year from 1928 to 1930, the only times he entered the race. He drove a … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1931: Alex Jackson, Esme Mackinnon, Henry Segrave and Sammy Saville

My choices to enter the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1931 are: Alex Jackson (Football) – one of the greatest right-wingers in Scottish football history, renowned for great dribbling skills and free kicks. His finest day came when scoring … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1930: Johnny Douglas, Kitty Godfree, Melbourne Inman and Paulo Radmilovic

My choices for British Sports Hall of Fame for 1930 are: Johnny Douglas (Cricket and Boxing) – at cricket he completed the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in an English season five times. He exceeded 1000 runs in … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1928: Ronald Poulton, James and Phyllis Johnson, J.T.Hearne, Lily Gower

The choices for my Hall of Fame for 1928 are: Ronald Poulton (Rugby Union) –  the best English rugby player in the era just before World War I. He scored four tries for England v France in 1914, a record … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1927

My nominations for 1927 are: Ted “Kid” Lewis (Boxing) – One of Britain’s greatest ever boxers.  He won the British and European featherweight titles before he was 19 and then went to the USA.  He won the world title from … Continue reading

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