Mike Brearley (St John’s 1960-1963)
Published by Little, Brown September 2017
The Times Sports Book of the Year 2017. Daily Telegraph Sports Book of the Year 2017
This 12-page PDF, The Point of Sport (171Kb) forms a chapter in Mike Brearley’s book ‘On Form’, which was published in September 2017.
It was delivered by Mike as the Club’s inaugural Sports Lecture at Lord’s in March 2017.
Mike Brearley OBE (St John’s 1960-1963) captained Cambridge University, Middlesex and England. He captained his country in 31 of his 39 Test Matches, losing only four. He was the President of the MCC in 2007–08. Since his retirement from professional cricket he has pursued a career as a writer and psychoanalyst, serving as President of the British Psychoanalytical Society 2008–10. Previous publications include The Art of Captaincy: What Sport Teaches Us About Leadership (2015).
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