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Today In Cricket History: 24 February

People born on this day:

1922:  Kanwar Rai Singh, batted at MCG in one Test for India 1948
1931:  Brian Close, played for England between 1949 and 1976
1949:  John Lever, England left-arm quick in 21 Tests 1976-81
1951:  Derek Randall, England batsman and animated cover fieldsman
1959:  Michael Roy Whitney, great NSW & Aussie left-arm quick 1981-92
1971:  Katrina Keenan nee Withers, New Zealand women's pace bowler
1977:  Travis Dowlin, stalwart Guyana batsman, West Indies 2009-
1981:  Mohammad Sami, Pakistan Test fast bowler 2001-
1987:  Chamara Kapugedera, Sri Lankan Test batsman 2006-

People died on this day:

1943:  Fred Tate, Sussex bowler, one Test for England 1902
1994:  Hugh Tayfield, 170 wickets for South Africa @ 25.91 in 37 Tests

Events on this day:

1896:  Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27
1958:  Betty Wilson scores 100 and takes 11 wickets for match in Test Aus v England
2002:  Australia crushes South Africa by an innings and 360 runs at The Wanderers
2003:  Kenya defeats Sri Lanka by five wickets in World Cup in Nairobi
2009:  Younis Khan brings up 300 against Sri Lanka in Karachi Test, goes on to 313
2010:  Sachin Tendulkar scores 200* against S.Africa at Gwalior, first male ODI double-centurion


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

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