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“The incomparable Norman Borrett”

“The incomparable Norman Borrett”

Clive Smith (S54-58) recently visited the Hockey Museum in Woking.  Back in May, they had put out an appeal if anyone could rival Maurice Turnbull’s ‘quadruple international’ record on the sporting stage?

One name that came up consistently in response was that of Norman Borrett (S31-36).

As many OFs will know, Norman captained England at hockey and then Great Britain to the hockey silver medal in the 1948 London Olympic Games, he won five consecutive British amateur squash championships, he played cricket three times for Essex, and 50 times for Devon, he played golf to a handicap of four and accumulated sufficient ranking points to qualify to play at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships but was too busy to do so!

This August will mark the 75th anniversary of the London Olympic Games when Norman won his silver medal.

Clive visited the museum in Woking on 17th May and presented two copies of Richard Sayer’s (S56-61) book on Norman Borrett called Master Sportsman that he kindly donated to the Museum.  There are still a few copies of this book available, please email Richard




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