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Today In Cricket History: 27 February

People born on this day:

1906:  Mal Matheson, NZ pace bowler in two Tests 1930-31
1920:  Reg Simpson, prolific England opener 1948-55
1924:  Norman Marshall, brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955
1925:  Joyce Bath, Australian women's off-spinner in three Tests 1956-58
1939:  Lester King, WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts @ 17.11
1944:  Graeme Pollock, South African batting prodigy.
1947:  Ashley Woodcock, one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27
1966:  Enamul Haque, Bangladesh slow left-arm spinner 1990-2003
1974:  Jimmy Maher, Queensland and Glamorgan batsman, Australian ODI opener 1998-2003
1978:  Annemarie Tanke, Dutch womens ODI batter 1997-2001
1982:  James Tredwell, Kent off-spinner, England 2010
1984:  Leah Poulton, Australian women's batsman since 2007

People died on this day:

1921:  Schofield Haigh, England all-rounder in 11 Tests 1898-1912
1947:  The Mackinnon of Mackinnon, aged 98. One Test Eng v Aust 1879
1975:  Sir Neville Cardus, great writer on many subjects esp. cricket
1980:  Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, 45 wkts at 30.91 for England
1984:  Leslie Walcott, one Test for WI v England 1930
1990:  Leslie Ames, 47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries, ct 74 stp 23
2005:  Allan Rae, West Indian opening batsman 1948-53

Events on this day:

1925:  Test debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 and 6-37 v England
1937:  Bradman scores 169 in the Fifth Test v England in 223 minutes
1996:  Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
2003:  Namibia all out 45 in 256-run World Cup loss to Australia
2003:  Glenn McGrath takes 7-15 for Australia versus Namibia in World Cup
2011:  India 338 ties with England 338/8 in World Cup match at Bangalore

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

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