Four more members of my Hall of Fame. This time for 1907.
Wilfred Baddeley (Tennis) – Won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon three times in 1891, 1892 and 1895. He was only 19 when he won the first of these. He also won the Wimbledon doubles title four times with his brother Herbert.
Nat Flatman (Horse Racing) – Champion jockey in 13 successive seasons from 1840 to 1852 setting new records for the most winners in a season and was the first to ride 100 winners in a season. Rode the winners of ten Classics.
“Monkey” Hornby (Cricket/Rugby Union) – The first man to play both international cricket and rugby union. He also captained England at both sports. Capped 9 times at rugby. He was Lancashire cricket captain and led them to two county championships.
Lord Kinnaird (Football) – Played in a then record 9 FA Cup finals and won it five times (1873,1877-9,1882). Played in Scotland’s first ever international. He was also a great all-round sportsman at Cambridge university. He later became one of the most important administrators in the history of football and was FA President for 33 years.