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August 1886 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Aug 12 W. G. Grace makes his highest Test Cricket score, scoring 170 vs Australia at The Oval

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Aug 18 Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
  • Aug 28 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive US singles title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)