Norman Borrett

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Team competition

Norman Francis Borrett (1 October 1917 – 10 December 2004) was a Cambridge hockey and squash Blue, an England and Great Britain field hockey player, a county cricketer, and an England and Great Britain squash player. Described in his obituary in The Times as "arguably Britain's most talented post-war all-round amateur sportsman" Norman Borrett was a pupil and later a schoolmaster at Framlingham College. The story of Norman Borrett can be found in the book Master Sportsman by Richard Sayer. This book is dedicated to Norman's widow, Mullie.

He captained England 11 times in his 30 hockey internationals and at the 1948 Summer Olympics he captained the Great Britain field hockey team, which won the silver medal, playing in all five matches as inside-left and scoring 10 goals.

He won the British Amateur Squash Championship in the first five years after the war, from 1946 to 1950, not losing a set in any of the finals. He played 11 times for England at squash, and captained in most of them. He played cricket for Essex three times (1939 and 1946) and for Devon 50 times from 1947 to 1950.

He was born in Wanstead, London, and died in Colchester.

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