Bruce Grobbelaar

Bruce Grobbelaar was born in South Africa, October 1957. As a youngster, Grobbelaar was a talented cricketer and was also offered a baseball scholarship in the United States, but a career in football was his main ambition. Bruce Grobbelaar started his football career with the Bulawayo based team – The Highlandersand was followed by a … Read More

Chris Cowdrey

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Chris Cowdrey and his legendary father Lord (Colin) Cowdrey were only the second father and son to captain England. Chris followed his father into the Kent and England teams, and was Kent skipper for four seasons from 1986. Farnborough-born Chris scored 101 runs in his six Tests and … Read More

Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton appears regularly on TV and radio, on entertainment shows and on news and current affairs programmes. Her repertoire includes everything from “Have I Got News for You” and “The Big Breakfast” to “Any Questions” and “Newsnight”. She also writes for various newspapers and magazines and was … Read More

Craig Brown CBE

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Craig Brown played for Scottish schools, youth and junior International teams, before joiningRangers in 1959, aged just 19. In 1962 he moved to Dundee F.C., where he won a League Championship medal. Brown stayed at Dundee for six years, before signing for Falkirk in 1967.He spent three successful seasons at Falkirk, before calling time on his … Read More

Dame Mary Peters DBE

Mary Peters was born in Liverpool, and at the age of 11 moved to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, which she regards as her roots. Through a strong work ethic, which remains her hallmark, Mary Peters converted a raw talent as an athlete into an international career spanning nearly two … Read More

Darren Gough

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Darren started playing cricket as a boy when his Dad gave him an Ian Botham bat. Although his parents weren’t particularly sporty themselves, they encouraged and supported Darren in playing cricket and football. He had trials as a midfielder with Rotherham United, but decided to make cricket his … Read More

Dave Bassett

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Dave Bassett is one of football’s most colourful characters.  A former player, he has made his name as a manager.  He has had spells in charge at Wimbledon, Watford, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and at Nottingham Forest where he was appointed General Manager in March 1997. Dave made … Read More

David Duckham MBE

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David Duckham was born in Coventry, and educated at King Henry VIII School. David Duckham combined grace and power to become one of England’s finest wingers, lighting up an otherwise dismal period for English rugby in which his team were often second best to the magnificent Welsh sides of the 70s. David … Read More

David Fairclough

David Fairclough, or ‘Super sub’, renowned for his memorable scoring exploits after stepping off the bench. The label is one Fairclough never relished but has learned to live with as he reflects on his massive medal haul. The flame-haired Liverpool-born raider joined the club during the Bill Shankly … Read More

David Gower

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David Gower was coolness personified as an elegant left-handed batsman and he has taken this laidback style with him into his new life as a TV commentator. Kent-born David amassed 8,231 runs in 117 Tests at an average 44.25, and added another 3,170 in 114 One Day Internationals. … Read More

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