Sport: Noblesse Oblige

Writing recently in London's Sunday Express, British Columnist Beverly Baxter (member of Parliament from Southgate) addressed himself to a popular subject—that curious aspect of British sportsmanship which seems to make Britons "prouder of a stubborn defeat than of a glorious victory."

"Is it not time that we threw off our sentimental obsession about losing well and changed over to the psychology of winning well?" Baxter demanded. "Let our cricketers decide now that when the Australians come to England they shall be pounded into submission . . . Our lawn tennis players might decide...

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