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Today In Cricket History: 17 February

People born on this day:

1898:  Tom Lowry, NZ batsman in seven Tests and their first Test capt
1916:  Don Tallon, perhaps Australia's greatest ever wicket-keeper?
1936:  Barry Jarman, Australian wicket-keeper in the sixties
1936:  Peter Walker, Glamorgan all-rounder did little for England 1960
1937:  Ray "Slug" Jordon, Victorian wk 1959-71, Aus tourist 1969-70
1940:  Dennis Gamsy, South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970
1962:  Tony Blain, New Zealand Test wicket-keeper
1972:  Helen Watson, New Zealand womens batsman
1981:  Ryan O'Neal Hinds, Barbados and West Indies Test all-rounder 2002
1984:  Abraham Benjamin (AB) de Villiers, exceptional South African batsman 2004-
1988:  Adil Rashid, Yorkshire leg-spin all-rounder, England ODI/T20 2009

People died on this day:

1929:  John Read, batted in 17 Tests for England for 463 runs
1993:  Leslie Townsend, England all-rounder in 4 Tests 1930-34

Events on this day:

1882:  First Test match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground
1940:  Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1971:  England regain the Ashes with a 2-0 series win
1973:  Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test
1976:  New Zealand score their first innings win in Tests, v India
1976:  Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his first match-winning spell
1982:  Commencement of Sri Lanka's first Test match, v England
1985:  First day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
1996:  First full ODI for the Netherlands, v New Zealand, World Cup
1996:  Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
2013:  Australia defeats the West Indies to win the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in Mumbai
2014:  McCullum and Watling complete Test world-record 7th wkt stand of 352 against India


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

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