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Today In Cricket History: 18 April

People born on this day:

1858:  PG McShane, Test umpire before beginning his 3 Test Aus playing career
1867:  Thomas Routledge, batted in four Tests for SA 1892-96
1901:  Wilf Barber, scored 83 runs in 2 Tests England v S.Africa 1935
1914:  C.S.Nayudu, brother of C.K., 11 Tests as leggie, 2 wkts @ 179.5
1926:  Doug Insole, England batsman of the fifties, nine Tests
1927:  Jim de Courcy, in Newcastle. Australian batsman 1953
1944:  Irvine Shillingford, cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI 1 century
1958:  Malcolm Marshall, tireless WI fast bowler 1978-91
1960:  Peter Faulkner, father of James. Tasmanian all-rounder, Aus rebel team to SA 1985-87
1963:  Phil Simmons, West Indian batsman from 1987-99 World Cups
1974:  Jignesh Desai, USA ODI bat v New Zealand 2004 Champions Trophy

People died on this day:

1955:  Donald Dearness Blackie, three Tests for Australia 1928-29 aged 46
1983:  Alan Melville, 11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs @ 52.58

Events on this day:

1971:  Gavaskar makes 220 in second innings v WI after 124 in first
1992:  Start of South Africa's first Test since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
1994:  Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
2008:  Inaugural T20 Indian Premier League begins with a Kolkata trouncing of Banglaore.
2009:  Second Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition begins. In South Africa.


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

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