Australian Cricket in History

International Teams: English Cricket - New Zealand Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 1902-05-31 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • 1921-03-01 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

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1928-12-14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948-03-15 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
  • 1951-12-22 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
  • 1977-01-30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1979-03-24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
  • 1981-02-10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1984-11-26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1984-12-07 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • 1985-05-25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
  • 1987-12-14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • 1989-01-26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
  • 1991-03-25 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 1993-02-26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • 1994-03-29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851-06-19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1851-07-23 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1851-08-24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)

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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
  • 1855-08-03 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1855-08-11 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1857-09-02 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1858-07-26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1860-06-20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1866-08-05 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1870-11-29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1880-12-11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 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)
  • 1886-08-15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1888-07-24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (1944)
  • 1894-09-09 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1895-08-10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1897-08-22 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
  • 1902-06-17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1908-03-23 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)

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1908-08-27 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1912-07-31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1912-09-02 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • 1913-08-28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1915-07-27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)

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1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1932-12-07 Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player
  • 1933-10-19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1936-02-03 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • 1941-07-13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1942-01-14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-07-13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1945-07-13 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1945-07-21 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 1946-06-08 Richie Robinson, Australian cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977), born in East Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
  • 1950-07-23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1954-01-27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1954-02-25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954-07-13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1955-07-27 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1969-09-13 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria

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1970-02-09 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer (1993-2007), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath
  • 1975-04-19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
  • 1975-05-27 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • 1975-08-21 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer, born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • 1976-07-27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1977-09-12 Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
  • 1981-04-02 Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer
  • 1981-06-17 Shane Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder

Deaths in Sport

  • 1896-09-02 Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • 1911-02-07 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 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
  • 1924-08-17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72

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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

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1940-06-22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1944-01-01 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1944-11-16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1948-06-08 Hanson "Sammy" Carter, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies at 70
  • 1951-01-29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1971-11-23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1979-06-29 Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1993-06-16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies at 79
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939

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2001-02-25 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer, dies at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2004-01-19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2007-05-24 Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
  • 2008-03-16 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • 2011-05-25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • 2014-11-16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79

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

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2015-08-22 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93