The Forum meeting arranged to take place on the 28th of February was cancelled due to the heavy snow; on the 7th of March arrangements returned to normal when the Forum welcomed an old friend John Clithero as guest speaker.
John’s talk was titled Great Moments in Sport and featured a trip down memory lane for Forum members as John described key moments in sport and reminded them of sporting heroes of the last forty years.
The first moment was the so-called Botham’s Test Match when, in 1981 at Headingley Cricket Ground, Ian Botham engineered a victory over Australia from a seemingly impossible position. John had witnessed this special moment in his role as a commentator with Radio Leeds.
He was also present when Darren Gough achieved the only hat-trick in the 20th century by an English bowler against Australia.
Other moments were featured from football, rugby, golf and horse racing before members were reminded of sportsmen and women whose exploits have gained them fame and honours.
The last sportsperson featured was the one John regarded as the greatest of all, the boxer Muhammed Ali.
Chairman Mike Earle proposed a vote of thanks to John for an excellent presentation.