A life in sport lost to gambling that can never be won back

An 11-year addiction left Hampshire cricketer Chris Wood in the hole to the tune of £200,000. He ended one day £5,000 down but his biggest losses can never be recouped

Monday 01 November 2021 11:36
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<p>Chris Wood of Hampshire</p>

Chris Wood of Hampshire

Chris Wood looks into the eyes of young athletes and sees his own reflection, chilling refractions of a life lost to gambling that he could never win back.

An 11-year addiction left the Hampshire cricketer in the hole to the tune of £200,000. He ended one day £5,000 down but his biggest losses can never be recouped.

That came in relationships ruined, weeks spent bed-ridden and sporting memories that totally passed him by.

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