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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Never mind the Olympics - Anyone for bowls?


My sort of sport





'Were you any good at sport?' a friend asked recently as I sat in front of the TV doing my bit to support Team GB.  'It's not something that runs in the family,'  I replied, shaking my head sadly. Then I remembered my grandfather,  James R Brown, a member of his school football team, who later  excelled at bowls, winning a coveted trophy  in 1936. When I was a child he taught me how to play bowls - at Beau Sejour in Guernsey where that  win took place.

 St Sampsons School Guernsey, 1907.
J.Brown (far right)


Later, his son, sports journalist  Harry Brown worked at the Football League in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, and edited their first official hard back book published in the late sixties.




Then again, I could mention my elder daughter who excelled at tennis, or her sister who captained the school hockey team, but they might never speak to me again.

So the answer's still the same - I was no good at sport - but I might just remember someone who was...

5 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

My brother was the fastest runner in school... and I was probably the slowest! :D

Guernsey Girl said...

That made me smile! I would only have won the 400 yards if I started at the winning post...

Elaineyross said...

I was pretty good at sport myself during my school days. In fact I was far better at gymnastics than geography and preferred hockey to history any day. I broke the local track record for 100 metres when I was 13 (and still have the certificate to prove it) but it's been down hill ever since!

clo said...

And Jon can leapfrog a wheelie bin! - Just seen photographic evidence on facebook!

Guernsey Girl said...

Elaine - you could have been in the
'Lympics' tho I'm not so sure about Jon...