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Today In Cricket History: 16 February

People born on this day:

1886:  Andrew Ducat, one Test for England 1921 (3 and 2). Soccer international
1904:  Ellis Achong, West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests
1931:  Gamini Goonesena, leg-spin all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts, NSW
1954:  Michael Holding, "Whispering Death". Awesome fast bowler for WI
1978:  Wasim Jaffer, prolific Mumbai opener, India 2000-
1989:  Kyle Jarvis, son of Malcolm. Zimbabwean paceman 2009-

People died on this day:

1933:  Archie Jackson, of TB, Australian batsman too briefly. Aver 47.4
1936:  Tommy Ward, electrocuted. South African keeper in 23 Tests
1945:  Billy Frank, one Test S.Afr v Eng 1896, 5 and 2, 1-52
1950:  David Denton, England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10
1973:  Pieter Van der Bijl, outstanding South African bat in 1938-39

Events on this day:

1899:  Pelham Warner scores 132* on Test debut (Eng v Saf Johannesburg)
1933:  England regained the Ashes, thanks to bodyline tactics
1935:  Start of first womens Test between New Zealand and England at Lancaster Park
1952:  Ian Craig makes NSW debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1966:  Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
1966:  End of Wally Grout's Test career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK
1972:  Test debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 and 100*
1973:  WI v Australia at Kingston, first time since 1955 without Sobers
1996:  Gary Kirsten scores 188* for S.Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi


Today In Cricket History was published in book form in 2009.

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