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Today In Cricket History: 16 April

People born on this day:

1871:  John King, Leicestershire batsman, England 1909
1878:  R.E.("Tip") Foster, 287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903
1890:  Fred Root, England pace bowler 1926
1940:  David Holford, cousin of G.S.Sobers. WI leg-spin all-rounder
1943:  Johnny Watkins, NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust
1958:  Raghuram Bhat, Indian left-arm spinner 1983-84
1963:  Salim Malik, memorable Pakistani batsman who was banned for life
1968:  Manzoor Akhtar, Pakistan ODI leg-break all-rounder 1997
1983:  Narsingh Deonarine, Guyanese batsman, four Tests for West Indies 2005
1985:  Daniel Flynn, New Zealand Test batsman 2008-
1985:  Tawanda Mupariwa, Zimbabwean pace bowler 2004-

People died on this day:

1916:  Tom Horan. 15 Tests for Australia, 471 runs, 11 wickets
1981:  Eric Hollies, 13 Tests for England, 44 wickets
1988:  Clifford Roach, 16 Tests early in West Indies' cricket history
1997:  Gogumal Kishenchand, Indian bowler who conceded Bradman's 100th 100

Events on this day:

1900:  First fc game for London County (v Surrey), WG Grace snr and jnr playing together
1980:  Delhi beat Bombay by 240 runs to win the Ranji Trophy final
1986:  West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England

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

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