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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
Southgate's Cricket Record
Where a cricketing record was set with 39 runs off one ball.
Location: The Green, Southgate, London, N14 6EN
Description: There used to be a cricket pitch here behind The Cherry Tree public house where a cricketing record was set a long time ago.
A cricket match was in progress between two police teams here on the old four acre cricket field with one rule of the game being no boundaries. A ball was hit into a large bed of nettles and the batsman scored 39 runs off the one ball.