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Today In Cricket History: 19 March

People born on this day:

1870:  Frank Milligan, two Tests for England against South Africa 1889
1871:  Schofield Haigh, "the sunshine of the Yorkshire eleven"
1876:  Palwankar Baloo, ground-breaking bowler for Hindus 1905/06-1920/21
1907:  Dilawar Hussain, Indian Test wicketkeeper 1934-36
1915:  Norman Yardley, England captain late forties
1928:  Clive Van Ryneveld, South African all-rounder 1951-58
1939:  Abbas Ali Baig, Indian bat. 112 on debut v England 1959
1945:  John Holder, Hampshire fast bowler, later Test umpire 1988-2001
1946:  Mohammad Ilyas, Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69
1948:  Vintcent Van der Bijl, superb 2 metre Natal bowler of 70's & 80's
1952:  Warren Lees, NZ wicket-keeper 1976-83
1973:  Ashley Giles, Warwickshire left-arm spinner, England 1998-2006
1977:  Ali Naqvi, Pakistan opening batsman century on debut v S.Afr 1997
1978:  Rangana Herath, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner since 1999
1984:  Amanda Green, New Zealand womens pace bowler 2003

People died on this day:

1913:  William Chatterton, scored 48 in only Test for England 1892
1958:  Vernon Ransford, 20 Tests for Australia, scored 1211 runs
2002:  Naren Tamhane, Indian wicketkeeper in 21 Tests 1954-61

Events on this day:

1877:  Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
1892:  The 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Eng v SA (Cape Town)
1954:  Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete tons in innings v England
1958:  Sobers completes a century in each innings v Pakistan
1985:  NSW win Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by one wicket
1994:  Lara scores 167 for WI v England at Georgetown
2002:  First women's Test in South Africa for thirty years, against India at Paarl


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

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