On This Day

August 1878 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 21 Surrey wicket-keeper Ted Pooley completes a then-1st class cricket record 8 stumpings in a County match against Kent at The Oval

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 17 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), born in California, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)