Monthly Archives: July 2013

My All-Time Top Ten Greatest Tennis Players (Men)

Finding the greatest tennis players of all-time is a little more tricky than it first appears. One can look at the number of Grand Slams won. This gives a reasonable idea for amateur times although in the early days there … Continue reading

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Sports History: 1860 to 1862

Notable events in sport from 1860 to 1862. 1860 The Open Golf Championship is inaugurated. The Championship,  played at Prestwick, is won by Willie Park. Francis Erwood wins the first closed court Rackets championship, at Woolwich. The Queen’s Prize shooting … Continue reading

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All-Time Greatest Test Match Cricket XIs

In 2010 the cricket website ESPNcricinfo had panels of experts choose the all-time best XIs for Test Match cricket for each of the main Test playing nations. They also chose a greatest XI in the history of Test cricket from … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wimbledon and why Andy Murray’s US Open win was a greater achievement

Two days on from Andy Murray’s momentous win and I was out for a walk in the summer sun.  While I was walking I thought again about the Wimbledon championships away from the hysteria of the media coverage. Andy Murray’s … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1911

Four more of my nominations: Charlie Barr (USA- Sailing)  The first sailor to skipper a yacht to victory in the America’s Cup three times. He achieved this in 1899, 1901 and 1903. He also set the fastest time for sailing … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Winners

The Stanley Cup was originally a challenge trophy.  The champion held onto it until defeated by a challenger. Any amateur Canadian team could challenge for the trophy At first, there was a single challenge match, but in 1901 the trustees … Continue reading

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