Today in history: Mar 20
1751: Frederick, the Prince of Wales, died from injuries received while playing cricket. A blow from a ball when playing cricket caused an abscess, which ultimately led to his death.india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 12:23 IST
• 1751: Frederick, the Prince of Wales, died from injuries received while playing
cricket. A blow from a ball when playing cricket caused an abscess,
which ultimately led to his death.
• 1850: Birth of Charles Thornton (1850-1929), English all-rounder who played
for Kent, Middlesex and Cambridge University and is best remembered as
the man responsible for the founding of the Scarborough Festival in
1873 and making it an annual event.
• 1965: Srinivas Venkataraghavan, took 8 for 72 against New Zealand in the
fourth Test at Delhi. This was only the fourth Test of his career, but the
four wickets he nabbed in the second innings gave him the only ten-
wicket haul in a Test career that spanned another 54 matches and 18
• 1982: Rodney Marsh became the first wicket keeper to make 300 Test
dismissals when he caught Martin Crowe (his 88th catch off the bowling
of Dennis Lillee) on the second day of the third Test against Australia
• 1987: India (212 for 6) and Pakistan (212 for 7) played the second tied match
in ODIs at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad (India). Both teams
were tied at 212 but India were awarded the match as they had lost
one wicket less.
• 2003: Kenya's astonishing World Cup run finally came to an end at the semi-
final stage, as India triumphed by 91 runs at Kingsmead. Sourav
Ganguly’s unbeaten 111 was the highlight of the match.