Herbert Sutcliffe, on learning of the death of his friend and partner, paid this tribute to his skill: "Every stroke was a technical masterpiece; feet, body, shoulders, wrists and fingers working in perfect unison, the whole controlled by a keenly alert brain which enabled him to make a speedy decision against all fast bowlers." Britons also commented on Sir Jack Hobbs's gentle and modest character. He was noted not only as the best batsman of all time, but for his sportsmanship, integrity and good humor. Brian Glanville, British sports-writer and novelist, called him "a hero without even a toe of clay," and the cricket world from London to Melbourne concurs.
IT'S A DIFFERENT GAME
At Forest Hills and Wimbledon, Althea Gibson won hearts and tournaments, then stepped out of tennis and into golf. She scored well in amateur tourneys of regional scope, decided to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association and play for money. At the close of 1963 the name of Althea Gibson was among the money winners. She was 57th in the list of 69, had played in six events, had won no official money but took $8 in unofficial money and that was just $34,019.50 behind Mickey Wright.