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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th June 1962 Born today: Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law)
29th June 1943 Born today: Roger Ruskin Spear, London Eng, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
29th June 1858 Great fire in London harbor
29th June 1688 Seven bishops are acquitted at the tower after censure from James II
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.