Cricketers in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,759

  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, cricketer (probably England's greatest bowler)
  • 1873-05-08 Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
  • 1873-10-02 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • 1873-10-19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)
  • 1873-11-22 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1874-04-26 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
  • 1874-05-19 Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • 1874-06-26 Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
  • 1874-11-07 Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
  • 1875-01-01 N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)
  • 1875-04-27 Freddie Fane, cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner)
  • 1875-05-04 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)
  • 1875-10-18 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • 1875-12-25 Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)
  • 1876-04-14 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
  • 1876-05-03 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
  • 1876-06-04 Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, Former England cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1876-09-26 C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • 1876-11-07 Ted Arnold, cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1876-11-28 Bert Vogler, cricketer (early South African googly bowler)
  • 1877-03-18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • 1877-07-19 Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
  • 1877-10-04 Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • 1877-10-13 Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer (pioneer of googly)
  • 1877-10-27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1877-10-29 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • 1877-11-02 Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)
  • 1878-01-26 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • 1878-03-15 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • 1878-04-07 C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)
  • 1878-04-16 R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903)
  • 1878-08-17 Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902)
  • 1879-05-22 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
  • 1879-05-30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WW I), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1879-06-13 George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30)
  • 1880-01-28 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
  • 1880-08-17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain)
  • 1880-12-11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1881-04-23 Claude Carter, South African slow lefty cricketer (1912-22)
  • 1881-12-17 Aubrey Faulkner, cricketer (great South African all-rounder early 20th cent)
  • 1882-04-05 Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29) (d. 1955)
  • 1882-04-07 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1882-07-02 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • 1882-08-22 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • 1882-10-14 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • 1882-11-09 Joe Hardstaff Sr, cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
  • 1882-12-16 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • 1883-02-21 J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)
  • 1883-11-17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1883-12-03 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, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1884-02-04 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • 1884-02-10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • 1884-04-03 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1884-08-13 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1884-10-10 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • 1885-12-24 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)
  • 1886-01-03 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1886-02-16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • 1886-06-28 Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
  • 1886-08-15 Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
  • 1886-11-25 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)
  • 1886-12-01 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 1886-12-10 William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
  • 1887-03-09 Phil Mead, cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1887-05-27 Frank Woolley, cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1887-08-02 Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1887-10-06 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)
  • 1887-10-07 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WW I)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
  • 1888-04-03 Neville Cardus, cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)
  • 1888-06-28 George Challenor, cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman)
  • 1889-01-21 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
  • 1889-01-31 F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
  • 1889-02-05 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • 1889-02-05 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (1944)
  • 1889-05-05 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1889-08-08 Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
  • 1889-11-07 Lord Tennyson III, cricketer (England batsman & captain)
  • 1890-06-30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • 1890-07-06 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • 1890-08-26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1890-10-08 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
  • 1890-10-17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1891-01-06 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
  • 1891-02-19 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • 1891-07-28 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1891-11-05 Bert McGirr, cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series)
  • 1891-12-25 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
  • 1892-07-22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1892-07-30 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1892-08-11 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 830

  • 1920-07-05 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1920-12-21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1921-01-29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • 1921-02-12 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • 1921-02-27 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • 1921-07-02 Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1921-11-17 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • 1921-12-13 Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • 1922-06-01 Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
  • 1922-09-21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1923-05-30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1923-06-26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1923-10-12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • 1924-03-25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • 1924-05-19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • 1924-08-17 Tom Kendall, cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • 1924-09-10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • 1924-09-19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • 1924-10-05 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • 1925-08-03 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • 1925-09-30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1925-12-17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies
  • 1926-03-11 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1926-04-15 Frank Iredale, cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies
  • 1926-05-20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

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1926-06-04 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

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  • 1926-11-01 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • 1927-04-10 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (8th Earl of Darnley, 4 Tests 1882-83), dies
  • 1927-05-09 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • 1927-07-21 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1927-08-05 Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies
  • 1927-11-29 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies
  • 1927-12-21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
  • 1928-04-05 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • 1928-09-25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust bat), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1928-10-16 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1928-12-21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1929-02-17 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • 1929-05-21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1929-06-02 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • 1929-06-07 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
  • 1929-08-01 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • 1929-08-25 Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
  • 1929-10-21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • 1929-10-25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • 1929-11-17 A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • 1929-12-09 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • 1930-03-06 William Milton, cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies
  • 1930-06-11 George Alexander, cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1930-06-12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • 1930-07-14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • 1930-08-20 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1930-09-10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • 1930-11-11 W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
  • 1930-12-09 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
  • 1931-04-25 A J Y (Bert) Hopkins, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies
  • 1931-04-30 Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies
  • 1931-07-07 Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
  • 1931-07-16 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
  • 1931-09-20 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
  • 1931-10-24 Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies
  • 1931-11-02 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1932-03-24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1932-04-26 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • 1932-08-01 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1932-12-28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
  • 1933-01-17 John Hodges, cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • 1933-02-16 Archie Jackson, cricketer (of TB, Aus bat too briefly Avg 47.4), dies
  • 1933-03-27 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies
  • 1933-04-02 K S Ranjitsinhji, cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56), dies
  • 1933-05-29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • 1933-11-15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • 1933-12-09 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • 1934-07-07 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1934-07-28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • 1934-08-05 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • 1935-03-03 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1935-07-15 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
  • 1935-10-11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1935-11-02 H B "Jock" Cameron, South African cricket captain (v England 1935, age 30), dies
  • 1935-11-19 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1935-12-04 Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • 1935-12-13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 1936-01-07 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • 1936-01-10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1936-03-20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • 1936-06-19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1936-10-01 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • 1936-10-02 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies
  • 1936-10-12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • 1936-10-30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • 1936-12-10 Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
  • 1937-01-13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1937-02-23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
  • 1937-06-04 Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
  • 1937-07-22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • 1937-11-17 Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • 1937-12-18 S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies