Four more choices for my British Hall of Fame, recognising achievements made up to 1910.
John Day (Horse Racing) – Jockey who rode 16 winners in English Classics between 1826 and 1841. Then became a trainer and won seven more Classics.
Reggie Doherty (Tennis) – Won the Wimbledon singles title each year from 1897 to 1900. With his brother he won the Wimbledon doubles title eight times, the US Open twice and the 1900 Olympic title.
Bill MacLagan (Rugby Union) – Played international rugby for thirteen seasons for Scotland between 1876 and 1880, a span unsurpassed for sixty years. He won 25 caps for Scotland and captained the first official British Lions tour in 1891. A member of the IRB Hall of Fame
John Wisden (Cricket) – In the era before test matches he played for the All-England team and was on their first ever tour overseas. He took an average of 225 wickets a season in the 1850s and in 1851 took 455. He is the only bowler ever to take ten wickets in an innings clean bowled in a first class match.