History of Sport 1907: first TT motorcycle races,a British world skating champion, first overseas winners at Wimbledon and Open Golf

Some of the major events of 1907.

The Polytechnic Netball Club is founded in London. This is the oldest netball club in continuous existence.

Daniel Lambert scores five tries in one match for England v France in a rugby union international.

John A.Miskey wins the first American Amateur singles title in rackets.

Mita Klima of Austria plays at Wimbledon at thirteen years of age, the youngest player ever yo play there.  Norman Brookes (Australia) becomes the first overseas winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship and the Women’s Singles Championship by May Sutton Bundy, the first American to win the title.

Northamptonshire are all out for 12 v Gloucestershire in a county championship cricket match at Gloucester.
Playing in his own benefit match Albert Trott takes four wickets in four balls and then a hat-trick for Middlesex v Somerset at Lords.
Colin Blythe takes 17 wickets in a day for Kent v Northants in the county championship at Northampton.

Tom Reece sets the all-time world record for a break in billiards of 499,135 over five weeks using the now forbidden “cradle cannon”.

The first Waterloo Handicap crown green bowls title is won by J.Rothwell.

Owen Moran of Britain wins the world bantamweight boxing title according to some unofficial sources.
Matt Wells wins his fourth successive ABA lightweight title.

The first boxing referee to officiate inside the ring is Eugene Corri at the Tommy Burns  v Gunner Moir fight at the National Sporting Club.

Tich Mason wins his fourth successive British National Hunt jockeys title and sixth in all.

Peter Latham becomes the first man to regain the world Real Tennis title.

Bandy was included in the winter games held in Helsinki, Finland, similar to the Nordic Games.

The World Women’s Figure skating Champion is Madge Syers-Cave (Great Britain)

Arnaud Massy (France) becomes the first overseas British Open golf champion.

The first purpose-built motor racing circuit is opened at Brooklands, Surrey and eleven days after the Brooklands circuit opened, it played host to a 24-hour motor event. Selwyn Edge completed 2545 km in a Napier.

The 7500 mile rally from Peking to Paris is won by Prince Scipione Borghese (Italy).  He takes two months and he is accompanied by his chauffeur in a 40 horse power Itala.

The first 24 hour motor race is held at Point Breeze, Philadelphia and won by Brown and Moyes in an Autocar covering 791 miles.

The first Autocycle Union Tourist Trophy motorcycle races are held on the Isle of Man, using the “Peel” circuit.  The first races are won by Charles Collier on a Matchless at an average speed of 38.22 mph.

The newly formed New South Wales Rugby League conducts its first game of rugby: a match in Sydney between New Zealand and New South Wales.

Norman Brookes (Australia) becomes the first overseas winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship and the Women’s Singles Championship by May Sutton Bundy, the first American to win the title.

 

 

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