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What happened in sport on this day..

October 11


 

 

year
Australian sporting history on this day
1902
Australia started playing its first ever Test cricket match against South Africa
1941
Pat Hyland, jockey, won many races on champion Vain, born Port Fairy, Vic.
1952
Racehorse Bayside won a race at Caulfield race course starting at 200/1
1956
Australia started playing its first ever Test cricket match against Pakistan
1959
Wayne Gardner, world motor cycle champion, was born.
1969
1972 Cox Plate winner Gunsynd had his first race start when he won the Hopeful Stakes at Eagle Farm over 5 furlongs and starting at 4/1. metres. He was a real champion who had 54 starts for 29 wins, 7 seconds and 8 thirds, winning $280,455 during his racing career.
1973
Greg Chalmers, Australian golfer born. He won both the Australian Amateur and the French Amateur titles.
1975
1977 Newmarket Handicap winner Desirable had her first race start when she won the Debutante Stakes at Caulfield
1979
Ryan Harris, test cricket player - bowler, born
1986
Racehorse Abaridy won a race at Caulfield race course starting at 250/1
2004
Keith Miller, cricketer, died aged 92.
2004
Breaststroke swimmer Brooke Hanson won six gold medals at the world short course championships in Indianapolis.