TODAY IN HISTORY - JAN 10 - HUGH MOTLEY THURLOW

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Today marks the birth anniversary of Hugh Motley Thurlow, who was born on 10th January, 1903. “Pud” Thurlow was most famously known for being run out for a duck in his first and only test against the South Africans in Adelaide in 1931-32 series. Unfortunately for him, Sir Donald Bradman was on the other end, left stranded on 299. It was a test to forget for Thurlow as he went wicket-less as well, albeit the match was dominated by leg-break bowlers in Clarrie Grimmett and Bill O’Reilly. Thurlow was known for his rapid pace bowling which legend has it, broke Bill Woodfull’s finger, hit Alan Kippax on the head which sent Kippax to the hospital and bowled “The Black Bradman” - George Headley, when the West Indies toured Australia.

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