14 Feb 2005 17:51:31
M. Perry
Conan Doyle the Sportsman

Can you imagine Charles Dickens boxing? How about Shakespeare on skis? Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle boxed and skied. He also played golf and was even on a
celebrity cricket team! You can learn all the details at:

http://www.siracd.com/life/life_sports.shtml



Best wishes,



M. Perry

Webmaster - The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

http://www.siracd.com/



He might fail from want of skill or strength, but deep in his somber soul he
vowed that it should never be from want of heart. - The Croxley Master by
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle










15 Feb 2005 08:01:12
Robert Henderson
Re: Conan Doyle the Sportsman

In article <Dy5Qd.107$kU3.31@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net >, M.
Perry <mperry8304@earthlink.net > writes
>Can you imagine Charles Dickens boxing? How about Shakespeare on skis? Sir
>Arthur Conan Doyle boxed and skied. He also played golf and was even on a
>celebrity cricket team! You can learn all the details at:
>

Doyle was an extremely keen cricketer who once dismissed WG. A large,
vigorous man, in real life he is the Dr Watson character to Dr Joseph
Bell's Holmes.

J M Barrie was addicted to the game, bowling amazing slow leg-breaks
which he reckoned he could collect in mid air before they reached the
batsman if he didn't like them.

P G Wodehouse opened the bowling for Dulwich College with the much
feared Edwardian fast bowler N A Knox. Raymond Chandler was also a
pupil at the school at the same time, although I don't think he played
for Dulwich at cricket. I wonder if any other school has ever had two
best-selling authors as pupils at the same time? RH

>http://www.siracd.com/life/life_sports.shtml
>

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