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What happened in sport on this day..

April 6


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1874
The first ever women's cricket match was played at Bendigo. Top scorer was Kate Petrie who made 27.
1885
The Stawell Gift was won by W. Mummery of Bowman's Forest, Victoria in 12 1/4 seconds.
1896
Kind George I of the Hellenes inaugurated the first modern Olympic Games in Athens.
1896
The Stawell Gift was won by R.G. Nesbitt of Adelaide, South Australia, in 12 1/2 seconds.
1901
San Fran, ridden by A Richardson, won the Sydney Cup.
1903
Balmain joined the New South Wales League of 14 clubs.
1906
Noreen won the Sydney Cup in front of a record crowd of 33,000 at Randwick.
1931
The Stawell Gift was won by F.J. Ralph of Richmond, South Australia, in 11 14/16 seconds.
1953
Carioca, ridden by Billy Cook, won the Sydney Cup.
1953
The Stawell Gift was won by Roy Hart of Chelsea, Victoria, in 12 seconds.
1957
Todman, later to be a great sire, won the first Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse.
1963
Aboriginal boxer Norm Smith died after being knocked out by Cliff Hanson in a match in Gympie in Queensland.
1972
The first night greyhound meeting was held at the Gabba in Brisbane - now at Albion Park.
1991
Bill Ponsford, cricket great, died aged 90.
1991
Jockey Ron Burgess rode 5 winners on the card at the Kerang racecourse