English Cricket in History

International Teams: Australian Cricket - New Zealand Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 1882-08-29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
  • 1892-03-19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • 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
  • 1928-09-15 Alfred "Tich" Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-05-31 Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1973-05-31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • 1994-03-30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 123

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1841-09-03 Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1861-06-12 William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1863-05-29 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-07-24 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1869-08-31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • 1870-08-11 Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
  • 1870-08-18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, Former England cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1877-07-19 Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
  • 1877-10-04 Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • 1877-10-27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1879-05-30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1882-08-22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • 1884-08-13 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
  • 1890-10-17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1898-08-25 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • 1900-10-01 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1900-10-06 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1901-05-02 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1902-09-04 Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1906-08-25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1908-07-25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • 1914-08-21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1915-03-19 Norman Yardley, English cricket captain (late 40's)
  • 1916-03-26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • 1917-09-06 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (5,807 runs, Arsenal), born in Middlesex, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920-08-18 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)
  • 1923-08-10 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1924-08-12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-06-16 Tom [Thomas] Graveney, English cricket batsman, born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1927-08-15 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1928-08-02 Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1929-07-05 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1929-12-31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • 1930-08-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, English cricketer ("Fiery Fred",307 wickets for England)
  • 1932-06-08 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1932-09-16 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • 1932-12-24 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1935-07-22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935-08-21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1936-07-22 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • 1936-12-27 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)
  • 1937-07-22 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1939-06-11 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • 1939-07-31 Roger Prideaux, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69), born in Chelsea, London
  • 1939-09-23 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
  • 1940-08-01 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1943-08-14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 1946-04-09 Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-10-06 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1947-08-10 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
  • 1951-09-01 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1952-08-20 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-10-14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)
  • 1954-06-05 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe

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1955-11-24 Ian Botham, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder), born in Heswall, Cheshire, England

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1956-06-17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • 1957-08-19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1958-03-06 Mike Gatting, English cricketer
  • 1958-08-10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1959-04-08 Martin Weston, English cricketer
  • 1959-07-27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1960-03-03 Colin Wells, English cricketer
  • 1960-04-04 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
  • 1961-10-18 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • 1963-04-02 Dermot Reeve, English cricketer and unorthodox all-rounder, born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • 1963-08-15 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • 1965-08-06 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • 1966-05-23 Graeme Hick, English cricketer (65 Tests for England), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1968-11-21 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • 1969-09-05 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1971-09-05 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1971-09-21 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1974-10-29 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
  • 1975-12-25 Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer
  • 1976-07-14 Geraint Jones, English cricketer
  • 1977-03-02 Andrew Strauss, English cricket player
  • 1977-07-19 Ed Smith, English cricketer
  • 1977-08-20 James Ormond, England cricketer
  • 1977-10-13 Gareth Batty, English cricketer
  • 1977-11-11 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1977-12-06 Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1910-07-03 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1912-02-28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1912-07-02 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, England cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1921-01-29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • 1924-04-24 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1937-11-12 Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • 1938-10-10 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • 1941-02-19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1946-07-15 Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1949-08-30 Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies
  • 1950-03-23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • 1952-12-19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1953-10-27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1964-02-06 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • 1964-02-20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1965-07-07 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1972-11-10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1973-04-01 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies at 74
  • 1973-08-31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • 1976-02-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1977-11-22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1979-08-31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
  • 1979-11-14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • 1994-12-27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • 1995-03-30 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65
  • 1995-04-21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • 1997-04-23 Denis Compton, English cricketer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-06-10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2000-08-10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-03-23 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2006-07-01 Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-25 Desmond Barrick, English Cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2009-01-29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • 2009-10-27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)

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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
  • 2013-11-22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • 2014-05-20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • 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
  • 2015-11-03 Tom [Thomas] Graveney, English cricket batsman, dies at 88
  • 2016-01-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-11 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89
  • 2017-01-18 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, dies at 77