Cricket in History (Part 11)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,038

  • 1943-10-19 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 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)
  • 1944-02-22 Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (1975 World Cup)
  • 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, cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI)
  • 1944-05-10 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)
  • 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)
  • 1944-07-13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1944-07-17 Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)
  • 1944-07-29 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1944-09-25 Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets)
  • 1944-10-16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1944-11-13 Ken Shuttleworth, cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour)
  • 1944-11-16 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1944-12-23 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
  • 1944-12-29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • 1945-01-20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
  • 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)
  • 1945-07-13 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1945-07-16 Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
  • 1945-07-21 Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1945-07-21 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 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)
  • 1945-11-08 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • 1945-11-11 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • 1945-12-01 Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)
  • 1945-12-02 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
  • 1945-12-21 Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
  • 1946-01-23 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • 1946-01-31 Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)
  • 1946-02-21 Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • 1946-02-28 Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
  • 1946-03-08 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
  • 1946-03-19 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • 1946-03-31 Aftab Gul, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in six Tests 1969-71)
  • 1946-04-02 Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
  • 1946-04-09 Alan Knott, great English cricket wicketkeeper (1967-81)
  • 1946-04-21 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • 1946-04-27 John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
  • 1946-05-12 Leonard Baichan, cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975)
  • 1946-05-31 Steve Bucknor, cricketer (West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee)
  • 1946-06-08 Richie Robinson, cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977)
  • 1946-06-15 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • 1946-07-12 Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
  • 1946-08-27 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • 1946-09-24 Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
  • 1946-09-25 Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
  • 1946-09-28 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 1946-09-30 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)

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
  • 1946-10-12 Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)
  • 1946-10-19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 1946-10-29 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • 1946-10-31 Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
  • 1946-11-30 Ken Wadsworth, cricket keeper (NZ dashing batsman)
  • 1946-12-06 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
  • 1946-12-11 Rick McCosker, cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80)
  • 1946-12-17 Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)
  • 1947-02-08 Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)
  • 1947-02-14 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • 1947-02-23 Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
  • 1947-02-27 Ashley Woodcock, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
  • 1947-03-15 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • 1947-03-18 David Lloyd, cricketer (England opener, 214 v India 1974)
  • 1947-04-14 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • 1947-05-01 Ghulam Abbas, cricketer (scored 12 & 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967)
  • 1947-05-06 Andy Roberts, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976)
  • 1947-05-13 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1947-05-17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • 1947-05-26 Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
  • 1947-06-22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)

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