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10th Day of February


Albert Hornby, one of only three men in Test history with a bowling average of 0, was born on this day. Hornby played three Tests which spanned for five years and took 1 for 0 off seven overs in his career.

John Hampshire, the first Englishman to score a Test hundred on debut at Lord’s, was born on this day. He came into bat when England was 61 for 5. Hampshire made 107 in the match against West Indies in 1969. He played a total of 8 Test matched for England scoring only one hundred.

Michael Kasprowicz, one of the Australian seamers who remained in the shadow of Gen McGrath, was born on this day. Kasprowicz took 113 wickets from 38 Tests. In 2004 he took 47 wickets in 13 Tests at 23.74.

Henry Olonga and Andy Flower went against the rule of Robert Mugabe and took the wearing black armbands. They mourned the death of democracy in their country. Later both these players were forced into exile and international retirement after the tournament. In this match Namibia made their international debut.


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