Cricketers in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 1901-12-13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • 1911-12-30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
  • 1940-12-28 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad completes 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies

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1961-08-01 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1968-08-31 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
  • 1975-09-07 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad
  • 1979-03-24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
  • 1984-11-26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1994-04-18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day (world record)
  • 1994-06-06 Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day

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2012-03-16 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2013-04-23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • 2014-11-27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,759

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1804-10-04 "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
  • 1825-08-04 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)
  • 1826-05-22 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, England cricketer (d. 1884)
  • 1827-11-16 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1830-03-25 Julius Caesar, cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1838-04-21 Nat Thompson, cricketer (1st batsman dismissed in a Test match)
  • 1839-05-29 Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
  • 1841-08-13 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
  • 1841-09-03 Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
  • 1841-11-28 E M Grace, cricketer (brother of W G)
  • 1842-08-29 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (pioneering England Test bowler)
  • 1842-11-23 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • 1844-03-15 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • 1845-04-15 Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
  • 1845-11-14 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 1847-02-10 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
  • 1848-04-09 F A MacKinnon, cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon)
  • 1848-07-18 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • 1850-03-10 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1850-12-13 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
  • 1850-12-16 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
  • 1851-02-03 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • 1851-05-28 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • 1851-06-19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1851-08-24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
  • 1851-10-21 George Ulyett, cricketer (great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93)
  • 1852-05-27 Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
  • 1853-01-30 Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)

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1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1854-03-08 Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)
  • 1854-03-21 Alick A C Bannerman, cricketer (bro of Charles, Australia 1878-1893)
  • 1854-04-11 Hugh Massie, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)
  • 1854-05-11 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1854-10-18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer (great pioneer of Australian Test cricket)
  • 1855-02-25 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • 1855-06-22 Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
  • 1855-08-03 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1855-08-11 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1855-11-19 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • 1856-04-11 Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent)
  • 1856-07-07 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • 1856-07-15 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
  • 1856-08-01 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1857-02-12 Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
  • 1857-09-02 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1857-11-30 Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)
  • 1858-07-26 Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
  • 1858-11-13 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)
  • 1858-11-23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • 1858-12-04 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • 1859-03-13 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • 1859-03-27 George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
  • 1859-10-20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
  • 1860-06-20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke, cricketer (England batsman 1890's, many official posts)
  • 1860-10-19 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)
  • 1860-12-02 C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
  • 1861-06-12 William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1861-08-01 Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
  • 1862-02-10 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • 1862-10-03 John Briggs, cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century)
  • 1862-11-16 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1863-03-11 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1863-05-29 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1863-07-22 Alec Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910)
  • 1865-06-02 George Lohmann, cricketer (England's great bowler late 19th cent)
  • 1865-08-04 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1865-08-20 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1911)
  • 1865-10-19 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
  • 1865-11-01 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
  • 1866-01-31 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
  • 1866-08-05 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1867-05-03 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England)
  • 1867-05-21 John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
  • 1867-06-19 Frank Iredale, cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99)
  • 1867-07-24 Fred Tate, cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902)
  • 1868-03-25 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • 1868-04-05 J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
  • 1869-12-29 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
  • 1870-04-14 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • 1870-05-27 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
  • 1870-08-18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer (d. 1954)
  • 1870-11-21 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • 1870-11-21 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • 1870-11-29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1870-12-10 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • 1871-03-19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age)
  • 1871-08-01 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1871-12-01 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • 1872-03-17 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1872-04-25 Charles Burgess Fry, cricketer/world record long jumper
  • 1872-09-10 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician
  • 1873-01-28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1932-04-30 Cricketer Donald Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-01-15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-05-24 Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (22) weds pediatrician Anjali Mehta (28)

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-07-17 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

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2003-05-04 One of the best cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangladore, India

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-02-14 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2009-03-14 New Zealand cricketer Martin Crow marries ex-Miss Universe Lorraine Downes
  • 2010-11-18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 832

  • 1765-12-03 Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1871-03-22 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1876-09-03 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • 1880-06-16 James Southerton, cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies
  • 1880-09-22 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies
  • 1883-03-12 Murrumgunarriman, [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
  • 1883-10-22 George Coulthard, cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies
  • 1884-04-05 John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies
  • 1889-02-12 Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
  • 1889-04-08 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • 1889-07-30 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • 1890-05-19 Gus Kempis, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • 1890-12-03 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • 1891-03-28 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • 1891-06-23 George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies
  • 1891-08-14 Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1892-02-19 Monty Bowden, cricket captain (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
  • 1893-07-09 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • 1893-07-20 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies
  • 1894-03-11 John Selby, cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1896-09-02 Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • 1896-09-24 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
  • 1896-12-31 Leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies
  • 1898-06-18 George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
  • 1899-03-24 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
  • 1899-04-22 E J (Ned) Gregory, cricketer (one Test for Aust), dies
  • 1900-01-08 Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1900-03-11 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • 1900-03-31 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
  • 1900-11-21 J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies
  • 1901-12-01 George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
  • 1902-01-11 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • 1902-08-10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • 1903-01-04 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1903-05-01 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies
  • 1903-05-19 Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies
  • 1904-01-09 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • 1904-06-30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • 1904-11-04 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • 1904-12-10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • 1906-03-23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1906-04-19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
  • 1907-01-06 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • 1907-01-16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1907-06-14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • 1908-05-31 C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1910-08-22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1910-09-23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • 1911-02-07 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 1911-02-18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1911-05-20 E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies
  • 1911-07-31 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies
  • 1911-08-21 W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies
  • 1911-11-23 Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies
  • 1911-12-13 Reg Duff, cricketer (23 Tests for Australia 1902-05, 1317 runs), dies
  • 1912-06-27 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • 1912-07-02 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • 1912-10-19 J E B B P Q C Dwyer, cricketer (Aus-born Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies
  • 1913-02-23 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test South African career), dies
  • 1913-07-05 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • 1913-09-12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • 1913-12-23 James Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), dies
  • 1914-06-15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • 1914-07-30 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1914-08-07 B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
  • 1914-12-21 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies
  • 1915-01-06 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • 1915-04-03 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (England capt at turn of century), suicide
  • 1915-06-28 Victor Trumper, cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies
  • 1915-10-23 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
  • 1915-10-30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
  • 1916-02-09 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1916-03-09 Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WW I), dies
  • 1916-04-16 Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • 1916-07-01 William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
  • 1916-08-01 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1916-11-23 Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1916-12-26 Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
  • 1917-01-25 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • 1917-05-03 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1917-07-31 Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
  • 1917-09-12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
  • 1917-10-11 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1917-10-31 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, dies at 33
  • 1917-11-08 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 during WW I
  • 1917-11-19 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1918-04-11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • 1918-04-20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • 1918-10-17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • 1918-11-18 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies
  • 1918-11-26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • 1919-07-31 R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies
  • 1919-08-04 D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • 1919-09-24 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • 1919-09-27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1919-10-02 Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • 1919-10-28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • 1920-05-17 Maitland Hathorn, cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies