Portal:Cricket/Anniversaries/May/May 1

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  • 1951 - Gordon Greenidge is born in Barbados. Greenidge grew up in England from the age of 12. His Test debut was in India in 1974 and his last Test was on his 40th birthday in 1991 at Antigua.[1] He and Desmond Haynes formed one of the most formidable opening partnerships of all time.
  • 1930 - Don Bradman makes 236 in his first first-class innings in England, in a tour match against Worcestershire.
  • 1963 - The world's first limited overs competition starts: the first Gillette Cup match between Lancashire and Leicestershire at Old Trafford. Due to rain, the 65-overs-a-side match goes into a second day.[2]
  • 1751 - 1st American cricket match is played