veterans who still set the pace

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Fred Davis picked up eight world snooker titles and two world billiard titles in his late 60s.

David Bryant reigned supreme in the world of lawn and indoor bowling for 30 years, winning his last pairs title in his 60s.

Arnold Palmer finally hung up his gold clubs aged 77 after 50 consecutive Masters appearances, seven Major championships and 62 PGA Tour victories.

Sir Stanley Matthews, even at the age of 50, maintained he retired too early although his England football career spanned 23 years.

WG Grace – The veteran crickter was still playing for England at the Ashes in 1899 aged 50.