August 1, 1970:
Bobby Charlton thunders in a trademark shot for Manchester United during a Watney Cup match against Reading at Elm Park.
United won 3-2 thanks to two goals from midfielder Charlton and one from defender Paul Edwards.
The Red Devils beat Hull on penalties 4-3 to go through to the final of the pre-season competition against Derby County at the Baseball Ground.
It was a match too far for United. They lost 4-1 with their solitary goal coming from George Best.
August 6, 1957:
Manchester City footballer and first-class cricketer Jack Dyson fastens his boots for a training session ahead of the new season.
Born in Oldham, Dyson spent four seasons with City playing as a forward. He made 62 appearances, scoring 26 goals.
One of the most celebrated was his 64th minute goal to seal the 3-1 victory over Birmingham City in the 1956 FA Cup Final.
Dyson made his first-class cricketing debut for Lancashire in 1954 as a right-handed batsman and off-spinner. He played 150 first-class matches, scoring 4,433 runs.
August 4, 1979:
West Indies cricketer Joel Garner hits a ball clean out of the ground playing for Somerset against Lancashire at Old Trafford.
The fast bowler, affectionately known as ‘Big Bird’ due to his 6ft 8ins height, played 58 Test matches for the West Indies taking 259 wickets.
Garner spent nine years at Somerset from 1977 to 1986, playing alongside Ian Botham and Viv Richards in the most successful period in the county’s history.
He was the tallest player in Test cricket until the appearance of 7ft 1ins Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in 2010.