The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905


Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total.
The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race still regularly run.

Tich West scores 53 points and 11 tries for Hull Kingston Rovers in a rugby league match against Brookland Rovers.

The rugby league County Cup tournaments for Lancashire and Yorkshire are introduced.

The New Zealand rugby union team tours Great Britain and win 34 out of 35 matches.  They score 976 points and concede just 59.  This was their first tour outside Australasia and was the first use of the name All Blacks.  They are also known as “The Originals”.

Ulrich Salchow wins his fifth successive world figure skating title.

Reggie and Laurie Doherty win their eighth Wimbledon doubles title together.  This remains a record total for the men’s doubles event.

The British Isles retain the Davis Cup against USA by five matches to nil.

The first Australian Open tennis tournament is held.  It is won by R.Heath (Australia).

Britain’s “Punch” Fairs wins the World Real Tennis title.

The first £1,000 football transfer is made when Alf Common signs for Middlesbrough.

Mrs.Roger Watts starts the first judo classes for women at Prince’s Club, London.

The first British women’s lacrosse team is founded, Southern Ladies Lacrosse Club.

The first surfing club, Hui Nalu Surf Club, is founded in Hawaii.



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