Did you enjoy sport at school?
Sunday 23 July 1995
JAMES ELLROY, writer: No. However I did enjoy the persistent rumour that the boys' shower room adjoined the girls' shower room, and if you were lucky you could find a crack in the wall and look through and see naked young women. I was never an athlete but this kept me showering while I was in junior high and high school.
NINA MYSKOW, journalist: I absolutely loathed sport at school. All I remember was enormous six foot, meat-eating South African girls charging towards me brandishing hockey sticks.
IAIN SPROAT, Minister for Sport: I played rugby, soccer, cricket, tennis, table tennis, golf, racquets and squash with varying degrees of skill but always with great enjoyment. I learnt things that I could not have learnt so well, if at all, from academic lessons.
GEORGE MELLY, jazz musician: With the exception of tennis and snooker, I hate sport, always have.
MONICA MORRISH, civil servant: I hated all sports, especially running. I liked watching it but not doing it. All those firm thighs on the football field, very interesting.
MICHAEL PARKINSON, sports presenter: Like the PM the only thing I enjoyed at school was sport. The two things I learnt at Barnsley Grammar school were how to play cricket and how to smoke.
ALICE GRAY, PA: You always got injured playing team sports. I think hockey should be banned as a cruel sport.
MIKE YARWOOD, impersonator: I was quite obsessive about sport when I was at school. I always enjoyed team games, especially cricket. I always wanted to be a spin bowler and I modelled myself on Jim Laker.
JOANNA PITT, upholsterer: I adored sport at school. I played lacrosse, tennis, netball and squash. I think it's good to be aggressive.
BARRY McGUIGAN, boxer: Sport was probably more important than school itself.
BEN PRIEST, copywriter: Yes, except for cross-country running, because we had to wear horrible woollen shorts that rubbed in all sorts of places.
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