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Year 1854 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 16th Grand National: John Tasker wins aboard race favourite Bourton at 4/1

Sports Stars Born in 1854

  • Mar 8 Tom Horan, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 wickets; Victoria CA), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • Mar 21 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (28 Tests, 8 x 50s; NSW 1876–94), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Massie, Australian cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests; NSW), born in Port Fairy, Australia (d. 1938)
  • May 11 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1932)
  • Aug 26 Arnold Fothergill, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1932)

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