Cricket in History (Part 10)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,038

  • 1939-05-18 Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker (Crickets)
  • 1939-06-11 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • 1939-06-12 Geoff Griffin, cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960)
  • 1939-06-20 R B Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in 60s)
  • 1939-06-27 Neil Hawke, cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s)
  • 1939-06-29 Alan Connolly, cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s)
  • 1939-06-29 Ron Headley, cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973)
  • 1939-07-06 Man Mohan Sood, cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India)
  • 1939-07-15 Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
  • 1939-07-31 Roger Prideaux, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69)
  • 1939-08-03 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • 1939-09-23 Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
  • 1939-10-02 B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)
  • 1939-11-05 Ken Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ)
  • 1939-12-31 Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
  • 1940-01-12 Dick Motz, cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
  • 1940-02-17 Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
  • 1940-03-23 Brian Hastings, cricketer (NZ batsman in 70's)
  • 1940-03-30 Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)
  • 1940-04-16 David Holford, cricketer (cousin of G S Sobers WI leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1940-04-24 David Larter, cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler)
  • 1940-04-29 Brian Taber, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian between Grout & Marsh)
  • 1940-05-02 Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
  • 1940-05-18 Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
  • 1940-05-22 Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)
  • 1940-06-03 Richard Edwards, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1968-69 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1940-06-05 H R "Tiger" Lance, cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67)
  • 1940-06-23 Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • 1940-07-10 Keith Stackpole, cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74)
  • 1940-08-01 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1940-08-08 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 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)
  • 1940-11-16 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1941-02-03 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • 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)
  • 1941-07-13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 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, cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975)
  • 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)
  • 1941-12-28 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • 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)
  • 1942-08-30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)
  • 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, cricketer (NZ Test umpire on international panel)
  • 1943-05-09 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • 1943-05-20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • 1943-06-06 Asif Iqbal, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)
  • 1943-07-12 Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
  • 1943-08-10 Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • 1943-08-14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • 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)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 901 - 946 of 946

  • 2004-04-06 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2005-05-30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2005-06-18 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • 2005-09-08 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2006-01-19 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)
  • 2006-06-15 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 2006-07-01 Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2006-08-26 Clyde Walcott, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1926)
  • 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)
  • 2007-04-29 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • 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 (b. 1912)
  • 2009-01-29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • 2009-10-27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • 2010-08-01 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)
  • 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
  • 2015-08-25 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, dies at 90
  • 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
  • 2016-02-17 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
  • 2017-01-18 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, dies at 77