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Today In Cricket History: 17 April

People born on this day:

1904:  Naoomal Jeoomal, pioneer Indian Test opening batsman
1913:  ECS (Ted) White, NSW pace bowler, Aus tourist to England 1938
1952:  Masood Iqbal, Pakistan wicketkeeper in one ODI 1984
1961:  Norman Cowans, England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85
1964:  Janak Gamage, Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler 1995
1965:  Linda Olivier, South African womens opening bat
1968:  Roger Twose, Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995-99
1972:  Jatin Paranjpe, Indian ODI batsman 1998
1972:  Muttiah Muralitharan, brilliant Sri Lankan spin bowler
1977:  Dinesh Mongia, Indian ODI wicketkeeper 2001-
1982:  Tamara Reeves, South African womens ODI v India 2002

People died on this day:

1914:  Fred Smith, 45 runs and two catches in South African Test career
1944:  J.T.Hearne, took 49 wkts at 22.08 in 12 Tests for England
1946:  John Iddon, car accident. Five Tests for Eng 1934-35
1948:  Percy Sherwell, South African captain in 13 Tests 1905-11
1995:  A.R.A.(Anton) Murray, 289 runs and 11 wkts in 10 Tests for S.Africa

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

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