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Today In Cricket History: 8 May

People born on this day:

1873:  Sir Henry Leveson-Gower, England capt 1909-10 later official
1902:  Milford "Curly" Page, NZ batsman early 1930's, All Black half
1938:  Javed Burki, Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69
1942:  Robin Hobbs, England leg-spinner 1967-71
1950:  Gillian McConway, England women's slow bowler 1982-87
1959:  Ingred Jagersma, New Zealand womens player 1984-90
1961:  Riaz Poonawalla, Indian 12th man later UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy
1970:  Michael Bevan, dashing NSW and Australian left-handed bat

People died on this day:

1965:  H.T.W.Hardinge, scored 25 and 5 in only Test for England
1981:  Maurice Fernandes, WI capt in their first Test win, 1930 v Eng
1992:  Gul Mahomed, 8 Tests for India and one for Pakistan

Events on this day:

1896:  Yorkshire all out for 887 against Warwickshire
1923:  Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath
1948:  Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours

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

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