Three England cricketers tried to break the hoodoo on that day and paid the price.
Gladstone Small ran into Cook and Slack to bowl the first over the game that lasted as many as 18 balls!
The lesser-known hat-trick in cricket is wicketkeeper’s hat-trick which is recorded when a keeper takes a catch or effects a stumping in three consecutive deliveries.
French was on the receiving end of many unusual accidents throughout his life.
Mike Whitney was a part of his team’s home fixture against Hampshire a day before the Old Trafford Test.
Smith’s bad luck continued in 1939 when he was set to be part of England’s touring party for the 3-match Test series in India.
The 4th Test in Manchester ended in a draw with Australia reclaiming the Ashes.
He declared the innings on 0/0 after 0.1 overs of his team's innings.
The 1931 County Championship witnessed a first of its kind incident which hasn’t occurred in the 77 years since then.
He hit the ball from Warwickshire and it landed in Worcestershire.