GREAT BRITAIN: The Playing Fields

No pollster was available to test the accuracy of Wellington's guess that Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, but recent surveys tend to show that Britain is not nearly so sports-minded as she thought she was. London's Economist last week reported that for every Briton who plays a game, two sit watching and 20 go to the cinema. Even more disillusioning: of 191 million Britons who watched sporting matches in 1949, only 2.6% chose cricket.


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