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Today In Cricket History: 17 May

People born on this day:

1888:  A.P.("Tich") Freeman, legendary leg-spinner for Kent and England
1923:  Olive Smith, wicketkeeper in four Tests for Australia women 1957-69
1932:  Peter Burge, dashing Australian bat 1954-66 later ICC match referee
1932:  Olive Mary (Polly) Marshall, 13 Tests for England women 1954-66
1944:  Arif Butt, pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65
1947:  John Traicos, in Zagazig, Egypt. South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93
1968:  Mickey Arthur, Free West and Griqualand West batsman before coaching South Africa and Australia
1969:  Ujesh Ranchod, Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993
1971:  Aluis Kuylaars, South African womens pace bowler 2000
1976:  Edgar Schiferli, Dutch ODI batsman 2002

People died on this day:

1920:  Maitland Hathorn, 325 runs in 12 Tests S.Africa 1901-11
1943:  Ken Ridings, WWII. Promising South Australian batsman
1955:  Alan Fairfax, 10 Tests for Australia 1928-31, batting aver 51
1955:  Leslie Hylton, hung for murder. West Indies quickie 1939
1996:  Rusi Modi, 736 runs at 46.00 in ten post-war Tests for India

Events on this day:

1895:  W.G.Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol
1996:  Habib and Whitaker make 320 for 5th wkt, Leics v Worcs
1997:  Jayasuriya scores 151* for Sri Lanka v India, then national ODI record

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

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