Presentation on theme: "THE GREAT TUPPY OWEN SMITH.. TUPPY OWEN SMITH Sporting great. South African all round cricketer. Right hand bat, leg break bowler and superb cover point."— Presentation transcript:
TUPPY OWEN SMITH Sporting great. South African all round cricketer. Right hand bat, leg break bowler and superb cover point fielder. 5 tests for S. Africa, highest score 129, average 42. England Rugby international. 10 tests. Captain throughout 1937 season. Attacking fullback. Champion lightweight boxer. Rhodes Scholar. Much loved GP in Rondebosch.
Rhodes Scholar. 1934 mile gold medal Empire Games White City, London. 1936 1500 metre gold medal and world record at Berlin Olympics. 1937 world mile record at Princeton. Boxer at Oxford. RAMC during WW2. 1940 fall from horse, unconscious for 2 days and after plagued with dizzy spells and poor eyesight. Worked at Manhattan Hospital for special surgery in the field of rehabilitation medicine. December 1949 fell in front of subway train at Church station, Manhattan, and killed instantly. All New Zealand mourned.
SIR ROGER BANNISTER 6 th May 1954 ran the first 4 minute mile, 3.59.4 at Iffley Road track in Oxford. 1954 European and Commonwealth Games 1500 metre champion. US Sports Illustrated world sportsman of year, and a household name still in America. Chairman of UK sports council. Master of Pembroke College, Oxford. Knighthood 1975. Consultant neurologist St Mary’s. Near fatal head on car crash in 1975 and never ran again.
JPR. Rugby Union great. Fearless attacking fullback. 55 Welsh caps, 5 as captain. 8 British Lions caps. MBE 1977 for services to rugby union football. Fine junior tennis player. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Bridgend.
LEW CANNELL Rugby Union centre threequarter who had a classic combination with Jeff Butterfield. 19 tests for England between 1948 and 1957. Known as a bit of a swot, and turned down invitation to tour with the Lions in 1950 to pursue his medical studies. Consultant radiologist in Durban and later Stoke Mandeville and developed service at Milton Keynes. Joint problems in later life.
NORMAN MACLEOD (NIM) HALL. England Rugby Union International. Kicking fly half and full back. 17 England caps 1947 to 1955. Captained England 11 times equaling the then record Wavell Wakefield. Alumnus of Worksop College. 39 points for England. Died 1972.
SIR ARTHUR PORRITT Bronze medallist in 100 metres at 1924 Paris Olympics. Captain of New Zealand team at 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Rhodes Scholar. Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Governor General of New Zealand.
1962 shot put gold medal at Perth Commonwealth Games. 1958 shot put silver medal at Cardiff Commonwealth Games. International discus thrower.
ST MARY’S RUGBY. St Mary's Paddington a rugby powerhouse There are 16 full internationals who emanated from just one hospital, albeit one of the most famous teaching hospitals in the world - namely St Mary's Paddington. St Mary's can boast no fewer than three England captains - Tuppy Owen- Smith, Tommy Kemp and Edward Scott - while another five graduates wore the red rose with distinction - Nim Hall, Norman Bennett, Lew Cannell, Trevor Wintle and Kevin Simms. Over in the Welsh camp they produced the great JPR Williams, Richard Wintle, RN Wade and David Rocyn-Jones, the latter a former president of the Welsh Rugby Union. From Ireland there was Jim Murphy O'Connor - a No8 and possibly the first player to use the round-the-corner style of goal-kicking at international level and the brother of Cardinal Cormack Murphy O'Connor, D J Cussen, and A McGibbon. Finally they also produced a Scotland cap, namely Army doctor N M Campbell in 1956.
St Mary’s Water Polo. Left to right. Geoff Talbot, St Mary’s, London University purple, Queensland. Bob Palmer, St Mary’s, London University purple, Surrey, British Universities. John Fox, St Mary’s, London University purple, Middlesex, British Universities, Great Britain trialist.