Join us in Truro in November for a superb pre Christmas Sporting Dinner featuring three former internationals in their respective sports. Goalkeeping legend Bruce Grobbelaar was a key player in the great Liverpool side of the 1980s which dominated the decade, spending a total of 13 years at Anfield as the undisputed number 1. England and British Lions winger Mark Cueto played 55 times for his country, and is also the all-time leading Premiership try scorer in his long career with Sale Sharks. Representing the cricketing fraternity, fast bowling terror Devon Malcolm was unplayable on his day, featuring in 40 Tests for England between 1989 and 1997. It promises to be a fantastic evening!
Bruce Grobbelaar: A giant in the pantheon of great Liverpool players, Bruce represented the Anfield club 628 times in all competitions, following his debut in 1981. His haul of medals is staggering; First Division champions on six occasions, three FA Cup winner’s medals, three League Cups, a Super Cup, and perhaps most famously of all, a European Cup in 1984. He is remembered by fans of that great side of the Eighties for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play. As an international, he represented Zimbabwe on 38 occasions during the later years of his career, but there is no doubt his talents deserved a bigger stage. After leaving Liverpool in 1994 he played in the top flight for Southampton, before a series of spells at lower league clubs, including a season at Plymouth Argyle in 1996-97!
Mark Cueto: Mark Cueto: A prolific winger and some-time full back, Mark won an impressive 56 caps for England, scoring 20 tries, making him currently the 8th highest England try scorer of all time. At domestic level his record is stellar; in a long career with Sale Sharks, Mark amassed an incredible 90 English Premiership tries, making him comfortably the highest try scorer in the history of the competition to date, with a further 28 tries in other competitions. He also scored a try in Sale’s defeat of Leicester in the Premiership Final in 2006, at the end of a season in which they topped the League and won the Final for the first time. Mark featured in two World Cups for England in 2007 and 2011, and famously scored the try that never was at a crucial moment against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup Final defeat, the score being controversially ruled out for his foot allegedly going in to touch. He also appeared for the British Lions in the 2005 tour of New Zealand, starting in the Third Test against the All Blacks.
Devon Malcolm: On his day Devon was one of the most terrifying prospects for batsmen, with genuine pace and bounce which made him at times unplayable. He represented England at Test level on 40 occasions, and will forever be remembered for one of the most devastating performances in the history of the international game. After being hit on the helmet by South African quickie Fanie De Villiers at The Oval in 1994 he was heard to exclaim “You guys are history!” to the Proteas’ slip cordon; he proceed to destroy their batting line-up with an incredibly hostile return of 9-57, the sixth best Test return in the history of the game! He was subsequently named one of the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1995, and took a total of 128 Test wickets for England.
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