OnThisDay birth of some of the cricketing greats

A MacLaren :First man to score quadruple century in first class cricket.His 424 for Lancashire v Somerset in 1895 was the then record which was later broken by Brian Lara(501 in 1994).Coincidentally he played 424 first class march.

Sarfraz Nawaz :The man who reverse the swing.

Bill Playle: Sleep Headingley Sleep! Bill crawled to 18 in 194 minutes.

Arjuna Ranatunga led Sri Lanka Cricket Team to their greatest cricketing triumph,the 1996 World Cup.

Jack Crawford one of great all rounder of his time.

M Kaif :Revolutionized the Indian Cricket Team fielding unit.His most famous knock was in the Natwest trophy final.

Hanan Sarkar former Bangladesh batsman , jointly holds the record of most dismissal in the first ball of the match in test cricket

In the pic:A MacLaren,Jack Crawford,Herman Griffith,Bill Playle,Mike
Denness,Ross Edwards,Sarfraz Nawaz ,Arjuna Ranatunga,Mohammad Kaif and Iftikhar Anjum.

By Staff

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