England captain, Bobby Moore, is held shoulder high by his team-mates after England won The World Cup after beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley in 1966.

England captain, Bobby Moore, is held shoulder high by his team-mates after England won The FIFA Rimet World Cup after beating West Germany at Wembley Stadium in

Jimmy Anderson - the most successful English bowler of all time.

Jimmy Anderson - still active, and already England's most successful Test Match bowler of all time. When Anderson is 'on song', he's virtually unplayable.

The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain - 1905

The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain photo 1905

England Never Surrender

Never Surrender, an advertising campaign supporting England Rugby in the Rugby World Cup.

Sir Garfield Sobers - Born in Barbados in July 1936, this former cricketer played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders.

Sir Garfield Sobers - Born in Barbados in July this former cricketer played for the West Indies between 1954 and and is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders.

English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham.

THE LIST: Cricket's all-time Ashes heroes - Nos 10-1

I wasn't even alive for this, but this is absolute rugby magic. Pretty sure every rugby coach I had at school pointed me in the direction of this try saying "that son, is how rugby should be played". Barbarians v All Blacks, Twickenham, 1973.

The Greatest Try of All Time, 1973 All Blacks vs. Barbarians - a tribute to Cliff Morgan, the legendary rugby broadcaster and former British and Irish Lion.

Still my all time hero 'Fiery' Fred Trueman. I've got a limited edition print of a painting of this photo - how sad is that. Every week during the summer when i go to Scarborough cricket ground I can see in my mind's eye an expectant, silent, tense crowd as Fred came into bowl, with his finest of all actions. Then the 'oohs' and 'ahs' and wisecracks. No more thrilling sight and no greater Yorkshire and England cricketer (apologies to the 2 great Kirkheaton all rounders Rhodes and Hirst).

Still my all time hero 'Fiery' Fred Trueman. I've got a limited edition print of…

Jacques Kallis (SA) 147 reaches his century vs Australia, 1st Test, day 3, Brisbane, November 11, 2012

Jacques Kallis (SA) 147 reaches his century vs Australia, Test, day Brisbane, November 2012

Manu Tuilagi required 19 stitches after England's win over France © Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi required 19 stitches after England's win over France © Getty Images

64 David Gower, 1982, 32-5-18-9. Gower led England during the 1985 Ashes, and his team was victorious, however two 5–0 whitewashes against the West Indies in 1984 and 1985–86 reflected poorly on his captaincy and Gower was replaced in 1986. He was briefly reinstated for the 1989 Ashes series before being replaced as captain by Graham Gooch. The strained relationship between the pair contributed to Gower retiring from international cricket in 1993.

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