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Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

Saturday, March 18

Famous sporting events and news from yesteryear that happened on this day

If it's your birthday - which sports stars do you share your special day with?

1877 Cricket. Legendary Australian batsman Clem Hill is born.

1900 Football. Dutch club Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club) is formed.

1934 Football. Footballer and manager Roy Chapman is born in Birmingham. His playing career included spells with Aston Villa, Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Port Vale and Chester City. He later managed Lincoln, Stafford Rangers (winning the FA Trophy in two different spells in charge) and Stockport County.

1939 Football. Former WBA, Manchester United and Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson is born.

1947 Cricket. Cricketer, umpire and coach-turned broadcaster David 'Bumble' Lloyd is born. As well as his illustrious cricket career, he also played semi-pro football for Accrington Stanley.

1949 Snooker. Irish snooker legend Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins is born.

1952 Horse racing. Champion jockey-turned trainer Pat Eddery is born.

1969 Cricket. Former Hampshire and England cricketer Shaun Udal is born.

1977 Football. Danny Murphy is born in Chester. After starting his career on the books of Manchester United, he made his Football League debut in 1993 with Crewe Alexandra. He later played for Liverpool - where he won a cup treble - Charlton Athletic and Spurs before moving to Fulham. He made nine England appearances

1990 Baseball. A 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends.

1991 Boxing. In their world heavyweight title fight, Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the seventh round.

1992 Cricket. Zimbabwe beat England by nine runs in their World Cup match in Albury.

1993 Cricket. Sri Lanka beat England by five wickets in a Test match.

1995 Rugby union. England beat Scotland 24-12 to win the Five Nations Championship.

2001 Motor racing. Despite driving through a monsoon, Michael Schumacher becomes the first driver in 48 years to win six Grand Prix races in a row.

2004 Horse racing. Best Mate under Jim Culloty wins its third Cheltenham Gold Cup. Trained by Henrietta Knight, the horse becomes the first since Arkle to land a hat-trick of Gold Cups.

2007 Cricket. Former Kent player and England international Bob Woolmer, who later coached South Africa and Pakistan, dies in Kingston, Jamaica, shortly after a World Cup match.

2014 Football. Chelsea reach the last eight of the Champions League after beating Galatasaray 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to win 3-1 on aggregate.

2014 Football. Laverstock & Ford enjoy a 5-0 win away at Hayling United in a Wessex Division One match.

2016 Cricket. At the Twenty20 World Cup in Mumbai, England complete the second-highest run chase in history to beat South Africa. Joe Root hit 83 off 44 deliveries to help England record a memorable victory. Earlier, Jason Roy smashed 43 from just 16 deliveries to give the innings momentum. A poor bowling display had enabled South Africa to pile on 229-4 (Hashim Amla 58, JP Duminy 54 not out). There was high drama to the end as England lost two wickets in the final over with the scores level.

2016 Horse racing. 9/4 favourite Don Cossack with Bryan Cooper in the saddle wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Trained by Gordon Elliott, the favourite led home an Irish one-two-three with two Willie Mullins-trained entries Djakadam and Don Poli, second and third.


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