Bruce Mitchell, the South African who appeared consecutively in 42 Tests, was born on this day. He scored 3471 at on average of 48.88.
Dennis Smith, the bowler who took his only Test wicket with his very first ball, was born on this day. The Kiwi took the wicket of Eddie Paynter of in Christchurch in 1932-33.
Lawrence Rowe, the only batsman to hit a century and a double-century on his debut, was born on this day. He made his debut against New Zealand in Kingston in 1971-72. The Caribbean made a triple-century in the next series against England in Bridgetown.
1973 and 1981
Greg Chappell took both his career-best Test and ODI figures on the same day – eight years apart. Against Pakistan, he took 5 for 61 in the first innings of the Sydney Test in 1973. At the same ground, in the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, he took 5 wickets for 15 runs.