Tag: Bygones

The Class Of 81 – Ending 52 Years In Waiting

The cricketing summer of 1981 will always be remembered for England’s sensational Ashes victory over the Australians and the exploits of a certain Ian Botham and Bob Willis. It was… read more The Class Of 81 – Ending 52 Years In Waiting

The Dependable Career Of William Whysall

Known affectionately as ‘Dodge’ William Whysall was one of Nottinghamshire CCC’s most dependable batsman as the county developed into a strong side after the First World War. Born in the… read more The Dependable Career Of William Whysall

Wilfred Flowers – Cricket’s First ‘Double’ All-Rounder

Wilfred Flowers was one of the longest-serving players of Nottinghamshire cricket. He was one of the leading all-round players of his era, known for his slow off-break spin bowling and… read more Wilfred Flowers – Cricket’s First ‘Double’ All-Rounder

Arthur Shrewsbury – Batting Beyond Boundaries

Arthur Shrewsbury was arguably the greatest batsman to have played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. In an age when WG Grace was a ‘master of all he surveys’ Shrewsbury managed… read more Arthur Shrewsbury – Batting Beyond Boundaries

What’s In A Shirt

So the big news is that the previous owner of the world’s most sought after football shirt in history is about seven million times richer than he was a day… read more What’s In A Shirt

Billy Gunn – The Original Notts Powerhouse

In simple terms, William ‘Billy’ Gunn was one of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s greatest ever cricketers. Standing over 6 foot tall, a giant of his time, Gunn amassed over 25,000… read more Billy Gunn – The Original Notts Powerhouse

Jayne Torvill’s Sporting DNA Journey

Nottingham Royalty, of the sporting kind, featured on the recent episode of ITVs DNA Journey (Tuesday 26 April 2022) as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, better known as the Olympic… read more Jayne Torvill’s Sporting DNA Journey

Nottingham Forest – The Class Of 98

My eyes were drawn to a video shared on Twitter last week, when after watching the goals of a comprehensive 3-0 home victory against Wolves on April 13th, 1998, just… read more Nottingham Forest – The Class Of 98

Jim Baxter – A Flawed Genius

When I first see Jim Baxter in a Forest shirt at the City Ground, I know something isn’t quite right but the sight of him still takes my breath away…. read more Jim Baxter – A Flawed Genius

Bendigo v Big Ben – 19th Century Fight Trilogy

As boxing trilogies, the one from way back, between two of Nottingham’s earliest prizefighters, could easily have been more recognised, after all, the pair shared an impressive 190 rounds, yes,… read more Bendigo v Big Ben – 19th Century Fight Trilogy

Lessons For Life At The City Ground

Bill Shankly, legendary Liverpool manager (1959-74) once famously said – half-jokingly – ‘Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious… read more Lessons For Life At The City Ground

Forest v Liverpool: The Return To History

To quote Liverpool’s legendary, ex-player, and manager, Bob Paisley, after they defeated Club Brugge to win the European Cup back in 1978, “Forest will be our biggest threat to retaining… read more Forest v Liverpool: The Return To History

Forest Heroes – From Dwight To Baker

Once you’re hitched-up with the club you support, life gets peopled with players you’ve never met who become as familiar as family. We all have our favourites, past and present,… read more Forest Heroes – From Dwight To Baker

The Day I Signed Up For Life

A very old football gag goes: ’In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Forest.’ (Substitute teams are available!) Without wishing to steal the thunder of the Bible,… read more The Day I Signed Up For Life

When Nottingham Forest Became Baseball Champions

Not a lot of people know that during their early years, Nottingham Forest Football Club were not just a one sport soccer shop. Popular with playing Bandy and Shinty (similar… read more When Nottingham Forest Became Baseball Champions

Rainworth Miners Welfare – The Little Big Club

It was just a couple weeks into the 2014/15 campaign when we heard ‘the managers job’ at Rainworth Miners Welfare was up for grabs. Then playing in the Northern Premier… read more Rainworth Miners Welfare – The Little Big Club

A History Of Football In Retford

Today, just two miles separate The Rail and Cannon Park, home of Northern Counties Eastern League Retford, and Central Midlands League Retford United, respectively. The beautiful game in this North… read more A History Of Football In Retford

Sporting Bygones For 2022

In the New Year, yes 2022 is not all that far away now, what do we have planned for the loyal and ever-increasing readers of the Nottingham Sport? Well, fear… read more Sporting Bygones For 2022

Daft As It Sounds – An England Footballer Who Played Cricket For Notts

Over a hundred-and-fifty years ago, and that much of bygone era that the beautiful game was taking its first, tentative steps, the very first ‘sporting heroes’ were witnessed. It was… read more Daft As It Sounds – An England Footballer Who Played Cricket For Notts

The Grand Old Man Of Nottingham Sport

He is often said to have been ‘the Grand Old Man of Nottingham Sport,’ not this Nottingham Sport mind, but the beating heart of the sporting endeavours this fine county… read more The Grand Old Man Of Nottingham Sport