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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
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.