June 27, 1982:

Indian cricketer Kapil Dev is dismissed for 65 runs after being caught by England wicket keeper Bob Taylor in the Second Test at Old Trafford. Geoff Miller was bowling.

The match ended in a draw. England scored 425 in their first innings (Botham 128) with India 379 for eight wickets in reply.

The man of the match was India’s Sandeep Patil who scored 129 not out.

England won the three-Test series 1-0.

Indian cricket team in the British Isles 1982.
Action during the second test match between England and India at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Kapil Dev is caught behind by wicket keeper Bob Taylor off Miller for 65 runs.
27th June 1982.


June 23, 1972:

Steelworkers walk the line in protest at the planned closure of the Irlam plant with the loss of 4,353 jobs.

Pounding the tracks are, from left, Stuart Johnson, Jack Hughes, Eric Teal and leader of the works action committee Martin Kennedy. The steelworks are in the background.

More than 5,000 people marched through Irlam on May 21 to demonstrate against British Steel’s proposal to run down the Irlam plant over two years.


June 23, 1959:

Former Manchester United centre-half Jackie Blanchflower serves an ice cream in his newly opened shop.

The Northern Ireland international was so seriously injured a year earlier in the Munich air crash that he never played football again.

Nicknamed ‘Twiggy’ by his team-mates, Blanchflower helped United win the league title in 1956 and 1957. He made 117 senior appearances in a variety of positions before settling at centre-half.

His elder brother Danny was the captain of the Tottenham Hotspur team that dominated English football in the early 1960s.

Jackie Blanchflower of Manchester United serves an ice cream to a young boy in his newly opened shop
23rd June 1959.