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History of Sport 1914: Harry Vardon wins a record sixth Open Golf Championship and Dorothea Douglass’s seventh Wimbledon singles title. Jimmy Wilde’s world flyweight reign begins

Some of the notable events in sport in 1914: In Aussie Rules football Port Adelaide become the only SAFA/SAFL/SANFL team to finish with a perfect season, overall winning thirty consecutive matches including one against a combined team from the other … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1927: Sydney Barnes, Billy Fitzgerald, Suzanne Lenglen and Jimmy Wilde

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1927. Sydney Barnes    (England –  Cricket) – One of the greatest bowlers of all-time. He was tall and could vary his pace from slow-medium to fast. Compared with others of his … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame for 1925

Ernest Barry (Rowing) – The winner of the Putney and Doggett’s Coat and Badge races in 1900 and 1903 respectively.  He won the world professional title in 1912 and defended it three times before World War I.  In 1919 he … Continue reading

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