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1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings

7 December

John “Jack” Henry Webb Fingleton OBE (28 April 1908 – 22 November 1981) was an Australian cricketer who was trained as a journalist and became a political and cricket commentator after the end of his playing career. Continue reading “1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings”

1888 – Charles “Terror” Turner

6 September – On this day

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Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season, he was born 16 November 1862 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, and was a bowler who is regarded as one of the finest ever produced by Australia. His ‘unplayability’ on treacherous pitches earned him the nickname “Terror” Turner. Continue reading “1888 – Charles “Terror” Turner”

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