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Today In Cricket History: 2 May

People born on this day:

1901:  Bob Wyatt, England batsman 1927-37
1910:  Laurie Nash, Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia
1914:  Dennis Dyer, opened batting for South Africa v England 1947
1925:  David Ironside, in Mozambique. S.Afr swing bowler in three Tests 1953-54
1929:  Sydney Gedye, opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964
1940:  Bryan Davis, brother of Charlie. WI batsman v Australia 1965
1955:  Ian Callen, one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets
1960:  Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan pace bowler and opening batsman
1969:  Brian Lara. The batsman known as Prince.
1973:  Julie Hayes, New South Wales all-rounder, Womens World Cup 2000
1982:  Johan Botha, South African off-spinner since 2005, with breaks for corrections to bowling action

People died on this day:

1961:  J.C.White, 49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31
1963:  Jack Crawford, 469 runs and 39 wickets in 12 Tests for England
1979:  Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, 2 Tests for WI, 2 wkts @ 79
1980:  Clarrie Grimmett, 36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets

Events on this day:

2002:  Inzamam ul-Haq completes 329 for Pakistan against New Zealand

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

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