Sunday, July 5, 2020


On this day


1902 All-rounder Monty Noble took 6 for 52 and Australia won the one and only cricket Test played at Sheffield's Bramall Lane, England

1904 NY Giants 18-game winning streak ended when Phillies won 6-5 in 10 innings at Huntington Park

1914 MLB Boston Braves (26-40) were 15 games back in NL, and went on to win World Series 4-0 vs Philadelphia A's



John Wright – New Zealand Cricketer

John Geoffrey Wright  (born 5 July 1954) is a former international cricketer representing and captaining New Zealand. He made his international debut in 1978 against England.
During his career, he scored more than 5,000 Test runs (the first New Zealand Test player to do so)[1] at an average of 37.82 runs per dismissal with 12 Test centuries, 10 of them in New Zealand. He also played for Derbyshire in England. In first-class cricket he scored over 25,000 runs, having scored over 50 first-class centuries. He scored over 10,000 runs in List A limited-overs cricket.
Following his retirement in 1993, he coached the Indian national cricket team from 2000 to 2005 and New Zealand from 2010 to 2012.

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