Sports journalist and author Harry Pearson (born in Great Ayton) takes a personal look at some local sporting legends including a trio of brilliant football managers – Bill Nicholson, Don Revie and Brian Clough, one of the greatest opening batsmen in the history of cricket – Herbert Sutcliffe, and top class footballers such as Wilf Mannion, George Hardwick and Bobby Smith (born and brought up in Lingdale) who won the League and Cup double with Spurs.
Harry Pearson is a former sports columnist for the Guardian. Find out more about Harry on his blog: harrypearson.blogspot.co.uk
Praise for Harry Pearson’s books:
‘Packed with comic tales to delight the cricket aficionado and the non-fan alike’ – Daily Mirror
‘Quirky and thoroughly entertaining’ – The Good Book Guide
‘An unalloyed delight for anyone remotely interested in the history of the game’ – Independent on Sunday
‘Savagely funny and frequently moving.’ – Daily Telegraph