It is a little ironic that only a few hours will separate tomorrow’s launch of the Liverpool Sports Hall of Fame and the start of the fourth Ashes Test in England.
The link of course is Australian skipper Michael Clarke, a proud Liverpudlian, born and bred here, who was kind enough to donate some items to help kick off the hall of fame in the Liverpool Library.
Clarke is of course under the pump as Australia is 2-1 down in the 5 Test series and his form with the bat is not anywhere near his very high standards.
Maybe the good karma from helping start his old stomping ground’s sport hall of fame will do him the well of good and we go on to pulverise the Poms.
Back to the hall of fame, it’s a humble beginning really with more names and memorabilia to be added in time.
It will be officially opened at around 11am tomorrow by another Liverpool sporting legend, recently retired rugby league superstar, Anthony Minichiello.
This inaugural exhibition showcases cricket with Michael Clarke and leg spinner Jason Krejza, rugby League with Brad Fittler, Anthony Minichiello, Mark Minichiello, Brett Hodgson, and Jason Taylor, soccer with goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, swimming with Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick and shooting with Olympic gold winner Suzy Balogh.
It may be a small start to this sport hall of fame, but it’s a start, and if it coincides with Michale Clarke’s return to form with the bat it’s a bonus.