Cricketers in Sports History (Part 9)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,761

  • 1940-08-12 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • 1940-08-20 Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
  • 1940-10-05 Bob Cowper, cricketer (Aust LHB, 307 v England MCG 1966 Very rich
  • 1940-10-21 Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • 1940-11-13 Jack Birkenshaw, cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74)
  • 1940-11-21 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1940-12-01 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)
  • 1940-12-18 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • 1941-01-05 Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
  • 1941-01-05 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)
  • 1941-02-10 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • 1941-02-12 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • 1941-02-23 Robin Bynoe, cricketer (WI opening batsman in 4 Tests 1959-67)
  • 1941-02-26 Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
  • 1941-03-21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • 1941-04-01 Ajit Wadekar, cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & capt)
  • 1941-05-07 Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)
  • 1941-05-11 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • 1941-05-14 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1941-05-15 Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)
  • 1941-06-24 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • 1941-06-30 John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
  • 1941-06-30 Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
  • 1941-07-17 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)
  • 1941-08-14 Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
  • 1941-09-04 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer
  • 1941-09-29 David Steele, British cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975), born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1941-10-13 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • 1941-10-23 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • 1941-10-29 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • 1941-12-08 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • 1941-12-10 Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
  • 1941-12-14 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
  • 1941-12-31 Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
  • 1942-01-14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1942-01-23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • 1942-01-30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • 1942-02-01 Dave Sincock, cricketer (chinaman bowler played for Aust 1964-66)
  • 1942-03-07 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • 1942-04-05 Arthur Barrett, cricketer (WI leggie early 70's)
  • 1942-04-28 Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
  • 1942-05-08 Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
  • 1942-05-24 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • 1942-06-09 Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)
  • 1942-06-11 Somachandra De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84)
  • 1942-09-25 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • 1942-09-29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • 1942-11-11 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • 1942-11-14 John Du Preez, cricketer (South African leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
  • 1942-12-08 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • 1942-12-26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • 1943-03-30 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
  • 1943-04-07 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • 1943-04-22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (NZ Test umpire on international panel), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1943-05-09 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • 1943-06-06 Asif Iqbal, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)
  • 1943-07-12 Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
  • 1943-08-14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 1943-10-01 Naushad Ali, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in six Tests 1964-65)
  • 1943-10-11 Keith Boyce, St Peter, Barbados, cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's)
  • 1943-11-09 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa)
  • 1943-11-22 Mushtaq Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79)
  • 1943-11-24 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • 1943-12-25 Hedley Howarth, cricketer (brother of Geoff, NZ lefty spinner 1969-77)
  • 1944-01-01 Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • 1944-01-31 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
  • 1944-02-27 Graeme Pollock, cricketer (South African batting prodigy)
  • 1944-03-09 Geoff Arnold, cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)
  • 1944-03-09 Lee Irvine, cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)
  • 1944-03-23 Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
  • 1944-03-25 Ross Duncan, cricketer (one Test Australia v England 1971, 0-30)
  • 1944-04-18 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI), born in Dublanc, Dominica
  • 1944-05-10 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-05-13 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1944-05-17 Arif Butt, cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944-05-20 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
  • 1944-07-17 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
  • 1944-08-09 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
  • 1944-08-16 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • 1944-08-31 Clive Hubert Lloyd, cricketer ("Supercat", 110 Tests 1966-85)
  • 1944-10-16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1944-12-23 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
  • 1945-01-26 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
  • 1945-02-21 Sudhir Naik, cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)
  • 1945-03-03 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • 1945-03-08 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
  • 1945-04-04 Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)
  • 1945-04-26 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1945-04-28 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • 1945-05-03 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
  • 1945-05-18 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
  • 1945-06-05 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • 1945-06-08 Derek Underwood, cricketer ("Deadly" Maybe the best post-war SLA)
  • 1945-06-26 David Heyn, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup)
  • 1945-08-13 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
  • 1945-10-08 Vanburn Holder, cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's)
  • 1945-10-15 Steven Camacho, cricketer (WI batsman early seventies)
  • 1945-10-28 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 801 - 832 of 832

  • 2006-09-29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)
  • 2007-03-16 Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
  • 2007-03-18 Bob Woolmer, South African cricketer and Pakistan national coach (b. 1948)
  • 2007-04-25 Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-05-24 Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
  • 2007-11-12 Khanmohammed Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)
  • 2007-11-21 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-25 Desmond Barrick, English Cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2008-03-16 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • 2009-12-23 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (4 Tests for WI), dies at 65
  • 2010-10-01 Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
  • 2010-10-20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (b. 1948)
  • 2011-05-25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • 2012-03-04 Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2012-12-29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 2013-01-06 Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • 2013-01-13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • 2013-04-19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-11-22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • 2014-05-20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • 2014-11-16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • 2014-12-25 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-04-10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer (leg spinner) and commentator, dies at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2015-07-28 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder, dies at 66
  • 2015-08-22 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93
  • 2015-09-13 Brian Close, English cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), dies at 84
  • 2015-09-27 Frank Tyson, English cricketer ("Typhoon Tyson" pace bowler), dies at 85
  • 2016-01-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016-02-17 Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian batsman who scored 112 in his only Test innings 1948), dies at 95

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-03-03 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2016-06-11 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89
  • 2016-08-11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81