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Today In Cricket History: 3 May

People born on this day:

1844:  Tom Kelly, in County Waterford. Batted in two Tests for Australia 1877-79
1867:  Jack Hearne, cousin of George, Frank and Alec. 12 Tests for Eng
1874:  Bert Hopkins, Australian pace bowler of the 1900's
1876:  John Elicius Benedict Bernard Placid Quick Carrington Dwyer, Sussex
1904:  Austin Matthews, England pace bowler in one Test 1937
1933:  Collie Smith, exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly
1955:  David Hookes, dashing Australian LHB, South Aussie stalwart
1979:  Abdool Samad, in Guyana. Canadian all-rounder 2003 World Cup
1979:  Phil Jaques, prolific left-handed opening batsman, Australia 2005-08
1983:  Stuart Matsikenyeri, Zimbabwe Test batsman 2003
1990:  James Pattinson, brother of England's Darren. Australian quick 2011-

People died on this day:

1917:  Norman Callaway (WWI). NSW bat, 207 in only FC innings
1958:  Frank Foster, England all-rounder in 11 Tests 1911-12
1987:  Dicky Fuller, one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12
1999:  Godfrey Evans, 91 Tests as England's wicketkeeper 1946-59

Events on this day:

1934:  Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours
1978:  Last Test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978:  WI all set to lose Test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
1995:  Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Trophy
1996:  Martin Moxon and Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
2002:  Pakistan defeated NZ by an innings and 324 runs at Gaddafi Stadium


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

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