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What happened in sport on this day..

April 1



Australian sporting history on this day
Bowler Frank Allan took 13 wickets for 60 when Victoria defeated New South Wales in a cricket match.
The Stawell Gift was won by C.W. Knox of Numurkah, Victoria, in 12 2/5 seconds.
In the 1918 Stawell Gift, the three placed men were disqualified through alleged incorrect performances and no prizemoney was allotted. The event was re-run in 1919 as the 'peace gift' and was won by A. Fooks (from South Australia) off 3 1/2 yards in 12 7/10 seconds.
The Stawell Gift was won by C.H. Hearne of Tocumwal, New South Wales, in 11 15/16 seconds.
Tiger Bill O'Reilly announced his retirement from playing cricket.
North Melbourne's Barry Cable became the first professional VFL player, accepting $10,000 a year and expenses to play for North Melbourne.
The Stawell Gift was won by Steve Brimacombe of Eltham, Victoria, in 11.93 seconds. Steve went on to compete in the 1996 Olympic Games.
The Stawell Gift was won by Stuart Uhlmann of Cedar Grove, Queensland, in 11.98 seconds.
Jockey Mark Flaherty rode 5 winners on the card at the Bendigo racecourse
The Stawell Gift was won by Andrew Robinson from Tasmania, in 12.014 seconds with a handicap of 7.25