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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
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.