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Member inspiring a posh English sporting association (6)


I believe the answer is:


'sporting association' is the definition.
(eg a football league)

'member inspiring a posh english' is the wordplay.
'member' becomes 'leg' (member can mean a limb).
'inspiring' is an insertion indicator.
'posh' becomes 'u' (abbreviation for upper-class - opposite to non-U).
'english' becomes 'E' (abbreviation).
'leg' enclosing 'a' is 'leag'.

(Other definitions for league that I've seen before include "Group in football" , "Alliance, association" , "Federation" , "Old measure of distance, about 3 miles" , "Old distance measure of about three miles" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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