Cricketers in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,761

  • 1916-06-05 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • 1916-06-23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • 1916-07-31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer and rugby player, born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • 1916-08-27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • 1916-11-05 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
  • 1916-11-21 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • 1916-12-19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • 1917-02-22 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • 1917-03-06 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • 1917-04-12 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time)
  • 1917-06-06 Prior Jones, cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52)
  • 1917-06-27 K M Rangnekar, cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1917-10-17 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • 1917-10-20 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1917-10-27 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
  • 1918-01-07 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1918-03-05 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918-04-07 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918-04-29 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (5,807 runs, Arsenal), born in Middlesex, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
  • 1918-07-04 Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
  • 1918-10-14 Doug Ring, cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's)
  • 1918-11-10 Martin Hanley, cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa)
  • 1918-11-24 Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
  • 1918-12-08 Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
  • 1919-01-26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1919-02-06 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • 1919-03-18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • 1919-04-19 Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
  • 1919-04-21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • 1919-05-15 Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • 1919-06-08 Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
  • 1919-07-17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • 1919-07-31 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, Indian cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59), born in Pune, India (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-08 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • 1919-10-10 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • 1919-10-17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919-11-06 Alan Lisette, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956)
  • 1919-11-28 Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
  • 1920-01-14 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • 1920-02-27 Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55), (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-07 Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
  • 1920-03-16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1920-05-26 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
  • 1920-06-22 Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • 1920-07-16 Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Christiani, cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests)
  • 1920-10-04 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • 1921-01-22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-07 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1921-03-13 Cyril Poole, cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)
  • 1921-03-17 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1921-03-29 Sam Loxton, cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's)
  • 1921-04-11 Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (WI batsman pre/post-war)
  • 1921-05-26 Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
  • 1921-06-05 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • 1921-08-05 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1921-08-23 Sam Cook, cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test)
  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (Australian fast bowler & St George full-back)
  • 1921-10-15 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman)
  • 1921-11-06 Geoff Rabone, cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-02-01 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • 1922-02-24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • 1922-03-13 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • 1922-04-21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • 1922-04-30 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954)
  • 1922-07-04 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • 1922-08-17 Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
  • 1922-09-30 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1922-10-10 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • 1922-12-08 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • 1922-12-28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • 1923-01-08 Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's)
  • 1923-03-02 Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
  • 1923-03-16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1923-03-31 Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)
  • 1923-04-10 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • 1923-04-30 Alan Wharton, cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13)
  • 1923-06-14 Donald Smith, cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957)
  • 1923-06-22 Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • 1923-06-25 Jack Hill, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's)
  • 1923-08-12 John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
  • 1923-08-18 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
  • 1923-08-18 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
  • 1923-08-23 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1923-08-29 Hirulal Gaekwad, cricket all-rounder (Test for India 1952-53)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1923-11-01 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner, 3 Tests mid-forties)
  • 1923-11-17 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)
  • 1923-12-03 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
  • 1924-02-27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • 1924-03-18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1924-05-15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 832

  • 1962-02-07 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
  • 1962-10-04 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
  • 1963-01-18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1963-01-30 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • 1963-03-08 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • 1963-03-11 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • 1963-04-08 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1963-05-02 Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
  • 1963-07-18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1963-07-29 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1963-08-21 John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies
  • 1963-09-12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • 1963-09-22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1963-11-22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1963-12-21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • 1964-01-01 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1964-04-14 Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • 1964-04-19 Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
  • 1964-06-07 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1964-07-12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1964-09-15 Robert Dower, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1964-10-06 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • 1964-12-03 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1964-12-12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • 1965-01-30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1965-04-08 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1965-05-08 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • 1965-07-01 Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
  • 1965-08-10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1965-08-27 Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies
  • 1965-09-14 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies
  • 1965-09-26 Otto Nothling, cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies
  • 1965-10-17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1965-11-14 George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1965-12-02 The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies
  • 1966-01-05 George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
  • 1966-01-10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1966-05-22 Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
  • 1966-06-22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • 1966-08-05 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
  • 1966-08-14 S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
  • 1966-08-17 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies
  • 1966-09-10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • 1966-10-13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1966-10-27 Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies
  • 1967-01-01 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • 1967-02-01 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • 1967-03-13 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • 1967-06-26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • 1967-08-04 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1967-08-26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • 1967-11-14 Colonel C K Nayudu, cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1967-12-31 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies
  • 1968-01-29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • 1968-05-20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • 1968-06-27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1968-07-01 Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies
  • 1968-08-24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • 1968-08-25 Stan McCabe, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies
  • 1968-11-09 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1968-12-12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • 1969-03-25 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1969-05-01 George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1969-07-22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1969-09-03 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 1969-09-09 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 1969-10-04 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies
  • 1969-10-29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1970-01-28 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
  • 1970-02-13 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
  • 1970-06-17 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies
  • 1970-09-06 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1970-09-19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • 1970-12-01 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • 1971-03-16 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies
  • 1971-05-12 J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies
  • 1971-05-31 Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
  • 1971-06-17 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Philadelphia), dies
  • 1971-06-24 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • 1971-07-01 Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies
  • 1971-07-04 Joe Cox, cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1971-09-03 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • 1971-09-14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1972-01-07 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1972-03-17 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies at 62
  • 1972-09-04 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
  • 1972-10-18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • 1972-11-10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1972-12-11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
  • 1973-01-24 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • 1973-02-08 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1973-02-16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
  • 1973-03-08 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • 1973-04-27 Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
  • 1973-07-08 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • 1973-08-07 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • 1973-08-12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies