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Sport The Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy was first presented by the All England Club in 1887. It replaced the Field Cup (1877-1883) and Sunday 16 British Grand Prix, Silverstone Sunday 30 Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest Golf Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 The Open, Royal Birkdale Rugby Union - British & Irish Lions Tour Saturday 1 New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, 2nd test, Wellington Saturday 8 New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, 3rd test, Auckland Swimming & Diving The Ladies’ Singles Trophy and the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy Friday 14 – Sunday 30 World Aquatics Championships, Budapest the Challenge Cup (1884-1886) which were both won by William Renshaw after twice winning the Gentlemen’s Single title three times in succession. Tennis Monday 3 – Sunday 16 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championship The AELTC spent 100 guineas to purchase a trophy as the Club Continued on page 54 45