Nottinghamshire beat Leicestershire today by 8.5-7.5 in a match decided only in the final two minutes of play. This means that Notts become Midland Counties Champion for only the third time in 115 years. The result will, no doubt, be posted on the MCCU website shortly.
I had prepared a trivia fact sheet for the other two years Notts were victorious in 1930 and 1976 which is appended below. We look forward to a further victory sometime around 2050!
â€¢ January 20th â€“ Astronaut Buzz Aldrin born
â€¢ February 1st â€“ The Times publishes its first crossword
â€¢ March 6th - Clarence Birdseye markets frozen foods for the first time
â€¢ April 18th â€“ BBC Radio announces â€œToday there is no news.â€
â€¢ May 24th â€“ Amy Johnson lands in Darwin; first solo flight by a woman from England to Australia
â€¢ July 7th â€“ Arthur Conan Doyle dies - â€œAmberley excelled at chess â€“ one mark, Watson, of a scheming mindâ€
â€¢ July 13th â€“ First Football World Cup starts â€“ won by home side Uruguay
â€¢ August 21st â€“ Princess Margaret born
â€¢ August 22nd â€“ Australia win the Ashes at the Oval â€“ Bradman scores 974 runs in the five Tests.
â€¢ August 23rd â€“ release of â€œAnimal Crackersâ€ with the Marx Brothers.
â€¢ August 25th â€“ Sean Connery born
â€¢ August 29th â€“ Rev Archibald Spooner dies â€“ â€œI finished my chess game with a blushing crowâ€.
â€¢ October 16th â€“ first â€œMiss Marpleâ€ novel published -â€œThe Murder at the Vicarageâ€.
â€¢ October 28th â€“ Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One supremo, born
â€¢ November 2nd â€“ Haile Selassie crowned Emperor of Ethiopia
â€¢ December â€“ First British Youth Hostel opens in Llanrwst, Wales
â€¢ January 21st â€“ First commercial Concorde flight â€“ London to Bahrain
â€¢ January 21st â€“ Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) born
â€¢ February 2nd â€“ The Queen opens the N.E.C. in Birmingham
â€¢ March 24th - Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery dies
â€¢ April 3rd â€“ Brotherhood of Man win Eurovision Song Contest with â€œSave your Kisses for Meâ€
â€¢ April 26th â€“ Sid James dies on stage in Sunderland
â€¢ May 1st â€“ Last episode of â€œDixon of Dock Greenâ€. Ran 21 years from 1955, â€œEveninâ€™ All!â€
â€¢ June 22nd â€“ start of the heatwave â€“ UKâ€™s longest drought since 1720
â€¢ July 17th â€“ Olympics open in Montreal â€“ GB won a solitary bronze on the track - Brendan Foster
â€¢ July 19th â€“ Benedict Cumberbatch born
â€¢ July 26th â€“ Judith Polgar, highest ever rated female chess player, born
â€¢ August 27th â€“ Mark Webber, Formula One driver, born
â€¢ September 9th- Chairman Mao dies in China
â€¢ October 6th â€“ First InterCity 125 train runs in the UK
â€¢ October 22nd â€“ last â€œMiss Marpleâ€ novel published posthumously â€œSleeping Murderâ€.
â€¢ November 2nd â€“ Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford in the US Presidential election.