The choices for my Hall of Fame for 1928 are:
Ronald Poulton (Rugby Union) –the best English rugby player in the era just before World War I. He scored four tries for England v France in 1914, a record for an international match. He scored eight tries for England in 17 international appearances on the wing and at centre. He scored five tries in the Varsity match in 1909 for Oxford.
J.T.Hearne (Cricket) (pictured in the middle of the back row),– one of only four bowlers to have taken more than 3000 first -class wickets, which he did in a 35 year career for Middlesex and England. He took more than 100 wickets in 15 seasons and was over 200 wickets three times with 257 in 1896 his highest total. He took a hat-trick for England against Australia in 1899 and 49 test wickets in twelve tests between 1892 and 1899.
Lily Gower (Croquet) – the first great female croquet player. She was the first woman to win the British Open title when she defeated all the leading men of the day in 1905. She won the women’s national title each year from 1899 to 1901 and then again in 1928 as Lily Beaton. She won the Open doubles title with her husband four times between 1904 and 1920.