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TH3EE CRICKETERS BORN ON 19TH OF AUGUST
August 19th, The 231st day of this year and a Sunday holiday. But do you know It is the day when the William Jefferson Clinton aka Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America was born on 1946. Including him this is also the birthdays of 238 famous persons. Among these 238 persons, there are lots of Politicians, Scientist, Social Workers, Artists and Sports Persons. Among these Sports Persons, there are 3 Cricketers too and this article is all about them. Here is some brief information about this Cricketers Cricket career and Life. So Lets get started: GRAEME BREAD 1950 Graeme Robert Beard is an Australian Cricket born on today at Auburn City from New South Wales on 1950. He is a Right Hand Batsman and a Right Arm Medium Pacer as well as Right Arm Off Breaker. He served Australian Cricket Team between 1980 to 1981. In his less than 1 year career he played 3 Tests and 2 One Day Internationals. In Tests, he debuted against Pakistan by getting the 308th Australian Cap in 27th February 1980. That series against Pakistan was his First and Last Test Series. He played his last test in the same series in March 18th. In his only test series, he played 3 Tests and scored just 114 runs with the average of just 22.8 where his best score was just 49. Apart from batting, he also took the 1 wicket in the whole series. Apart from Test, he also played 2 ODIs. With taking 65th Australian ODI Cap he debuted against New Zealand in January 31st and played his 2nd and Last ODI in February 1st. In his 2 matches ODI Career he only bowled and took just 4 wickets. Leaving International Cricket he played lots of county cricket in his home team New South Wales from 1975 to 1982. In his 7 year long county career he played 54 First Classes and scored 1441 with the help of his 11 fifties and took 125 wickets including 7 times 5 wickets in an innings and 1 10 Wickets in a match. After retiring from cricket he started to work as a teacher for the Australian Workers' Union. PAUL-JAN BAKKER 1957 Paul-Jan Bakker (image source) Paul-Jan Bakker aka PJ Bakker is a Dutch Fast Bowler born today at Vlaardingen, South Holland, The Netherlands in 1957. He was a Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler. From 1986 to 1992 he player lots of county cricket including First Class and List-A Matches for Hampshire in the English County Championships. In 1986, cause of his accurate seam bowling he took 5 wickets against Papua New Guinea, he gets his first ICC Trophy. He played for Hampshire for 69 First Class Matches and took 193 wickets with an amazing average of 28. He took 5 Wickets in an innings 7 times. He also played 68 List-A Matches and took 80 wickets with the same average on 28. After 4 years of his retirement he got a chance to play for his national team, When Netherlands get a chance to play to the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996. At the age of 38, he played for his national side for this tournament. He played all of the 5 matches and took just 3 wickets. After this Cricket World Cup he took retirement from Cricket. IAN GOULD 1957 He shares his birth with Paul-Jan Bakker. He was born at Taplow city form Buckinghampshire at England. His team-mates like to call him 'Gunner'. He was a Left hand Wicket Keeper Batsman played just 18 ODIs but played lots of County crickets. In 1975, he started his county career with Middlesex. He played for Middlesex from 1975 to 1980. In 1980 he started to play for Auckland but that doesn't go well. From 1981 to 1990 he played for Sussex. In his 298 First Class career he scored 8700+ Runs with 4 Centuries and 47 Fifties he also took 536 Catches from behind the wickets and stumps 67 batsmen. He also played 315 List-A Matches and scored 4377 Runs with the help of 20 Half-Centuries. He also took 242 wickets and stumped 37 batsmen. In 1983, he get a chance to play for his national side. He debuted for England against New Zealand with England's 69th ODI Cap. He played for England for 6 Months and played 18 matches. In his start to finish career he scored 155 runs and took 15 Catches and stumped 3 batsmen. After taking retirement from Cricket, he started his umpiring career in 2008. He was actually appointed as a stand by umpire for 3 matched in the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. He debuted as an Umpire in a Test Match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Bloemfontein in November 19-22, 2008. Cause of his great performance and correct decision making talent, he was promoted t the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2009. He had done Umpiring in a high voltage World Cup Semi-Finale against India vs Pakistan at Mohali, Punjab in 2011. He umpired 67 Tests and 130 ODIs in his still not ended 10 Years career.