Britain’s Roger Bannister and Australia’s John Landy had both run the mile in under four minutes when they faced each other at the British Empire Games in August 1954 in Vancouver.
The Greeks considered the champion in this event to be the greatest athlete of all, and it still figures in the second day of the decathlon.Â It is discus.
Cricket was played in Guildford in Surrey around 1500 and the earliest 11-side match was a Sussex game in 1697.
The earliest known cricket rules were written in 1744, in which Kent played All-England in a famous match.
A huge man known for wearing a big yellow cap, he dominated Victorian-era cricket, scoring 54,896 runs, registering 126 centuries and taking 2,876 wickets. And he was a physician… William Gilbert Grace
Cricket legend Donald Bradman scored 6,996 runs in Test matches, including 29 centuries, for Australia.
On the 1903-04 MCC tour, B.J.T. Bosanquet coined the word “googly.” Since cricket is a little like baseball, curve ball baseball term is closest in meaning to a googly.
India’s first indigenous cricket club was the Orient Cricket Club. Zoroastrians religious group founded this club in 1848.
West Indies squad dominated Test cricket in the 1980s, winning 27 straight Test matches from 1982 to 1984.
Melbourne, the birthplace of Australian Rules Football is also home to its grand final every September, as well as to an AFL team called the Demons.