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Today In Cricket History: 1 May

People born on this day:

1889:  John Evans, Hampshire batsman with one Test against Australia 1921
1920:  Myrtle Craddock, left-arm spinner for Australian women 1948-51
1927:  Israr Ali, Pakistani pace bowler in four Tests 1952-59
1929:  Sonny Ramadhin, great WI spin bowler
1932:  Don Pringle, father of Derek. East Africa batsman, 1975 World Cup
1947:  Ghulam Abbas, scored 12 and 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967
1951:  Gordon Greenidge, great West Indian opener 1974-91
1953:  Elquemedo Willett, WI left-arm spinner early seventies
1954:  Taslim Arif, Pakistan keeper-batsman, 210* v Aust 1980
1955:  Julien Wiener, Australian opening batsman 1979-80
1957:  Rick Darling, accident-prone but dashing Aussie opener 1978-79
1970:  Iris Jharap, in Surinam. Pace bowler for Dutch women 1999-2001
1974:  Jo Garey, Australian women's bowler whose career was cut short by injury

People died on this day:

1870:  Fuller Pilch, the greatest batsman of his time (1820-1854)
1903:  Arthur Haygarth, compiler of "Scores and Biographies"
1969:  George Parker, 2 Tests for S.Africa 1924 his only 1st-class play
1983:  V.N.Swamy, pace bowler without distinction in one Test for India

Events on this day:

1930:  Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng
1963:  Considered the first 'List A' limited-over game, Lancs v Leics at Old Trafford
1991:  Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
1995:  Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park


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

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