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
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).
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.