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MOST FIRST-CLASS CRICKET

CATCHES IN AN ENGLISH SEASON

1 W R Hammond 78 (1928) 2 M J Stewart 77 (1957) 3 P M Walker 73 (1961) 4 P J Sharpe 71 (1962) 5 J Tunnicliffe 70 (1901) 6= J G Langridge 69 (1955) P M Walker 69 (1960) 8 J Tunnicliffe 66 (1895) 9= W R Hammond 65 (1925) P M Walker 65 (1969) D W Richardson 65 (1961)

FA CUP FINALISTS WHO WON LEAGUE IN THE SAME SEASON

Preston North End 1888-89 * Aston Villa 1896-97 * Newcastle United 1904-05 Sunderland 1912-13 Manchester United 1956-57 Tottenham Hotspur 1960-61 * Arsenal 1970-71 * Liverpool 1976-77 Everton 1984-85 Liverpool 1985-86 * Liverpool 1987-88 Manchester United 1993-94

* = won Double

Stamp's Sporting Statistics

TEAMS THAT HAVE GAINED MOST FORMULA ONE POLE POSITIONS

1 Ferrari 110 2 Lotus 107 3 McLaren 79 4 Williams 67 5 Brabham 39 6 Renault 31 7 Tyrrell 14 8 Alfa Romeo 12 9= BRM 11 Cooper 11

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Births of Jack Charlton (1936); and of boxer Sonny Liston (1923).

Monday Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 20-11 to become the first world professional snooker champion (1927).

Tuesday Paul Allen becomes the youngest player, at 17 years and 256 days, to take part in a FA Cup final (1980).

Wednesday Births of footballer Jackie Milburn (1924); and snooker player John Parrott (1964); fire killed 40 at Bradford City's Valley Parade ground (1985).

Thursday Birth of footballer and manager Alan Ball (1945).

Friday Birth of boxer Joe Louis (1914).

Saturday Birth of yachtsman Chay Blyth (1940); first BBC radio cricket commentary, on Essex v New Zealand, made by The Rev F H Gillingham (1927).

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