August 14, 1981:
Howzat! England cricketer Ian Botham dives full length to dismiss Australian batsman John Dyson for 0 at the Fifth Ashes Test at Old Trafford.
The inspirational all-rounder took the catch from the bowling of Bob Willis to help England win the match by 103 runs. Botham played a major role in the Test, scoring 118 runs in a second innings total of 404.
England triumphed 3-1 in the six-match Ashes series after losing the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, by four wickets.
The series has become known as Botham’s Ashes due to his brilliant performances with the bat and ball.
August 12, 1991:
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson proudly welcomes three major new signings to Old Trafford ahead of the 1991-2 season.
They are, from left, defender Paul Parker, goalkeeper and future club legend Peter Schmeichel and winger Andrei Kanchelskis.
Danish international Schmeichel made 292 appearances for United while Parker played 105 matches, scoring one goal. Russian international Kanchelskis made 123 appearances, notching up 28 goals.
United won the League Cup and European Super Cup in the 1991-2 season and were runners-up to Leeds United in the First Division championship.
August 15, 1992:
Bolton Wanderers’ defender David Burke, right, finds himself in the thick of the action against his former club Huddersfield Town in the Division Two match at Burnden Park.
Left-back Burke had two spells at Bolton. He played 69 matches from 1977 to 1981 before moving to Huddersfield then Crystal Palace.
He came back to Burnden Park in 1990 and made 106 appearances before signing for Blackpool in 1994.
Blackpool manager Sam Allardyce was a team-mate of Burke’s for three years at Bolton.