Cricket in History (Part 13)

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Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,038

  • 1952-07-03 Wasim Raja, cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie)
  • 1952-07-16 Phillip Carrick, cricketer
  • 1952-07-22 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1952-07-23 Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2)
  • 1952-08-01 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • 1952-08-08 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • 1952-08-16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • 1952-08-20 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
  • 1952-08-25 Duleep Mendis, cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's)
  • 1952-09-30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • 1952-10-03 Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
  • 1952-10-07 Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
  • 1952-10-18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1952-10-21 Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)
  • 1952-10-28 Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)
  • 1952-11-24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • 1952-11-25 Imran Khan Niazi, cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician
  • 1952-12-06 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • 1952-12-12 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
  • 1952-12-16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • 1953-01-07 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
  • 1953-03-01 Bandula Warnapura, cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)
  • 1953-03-15 Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)
  • 1953-03-18 Nicholas Wisdom, cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
  • 1953-03-24 Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
  • 1953-03-25 Haroon Rashid, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
  • 1953-04-01 Aftab Baloch, cricketer (Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74)
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
  • 1953-04-25 Gary Cosier, cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI)
  • 1953-05-01 Elquemedo Willett, cricketer (WI lefty spinner early 70's)
  • 1953-05-29 Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981)
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77)
  • 1953-07-13 Larry Gomes, dependable WI cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)

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

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-07-31 Jimmy Cook, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992)
  • 1953-08-06 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1953-10-14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)
  • 1953-11-22 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1953-11-23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • 1953-12-19 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
  • 1953-12-27 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • 1954-01-07 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • 1954-01-23 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • 1954-01-26 Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
  • 1954-01-27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1954-01-31 Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
  • 1954-02-02 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1954-02-16 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • 1954-02-25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954-03-16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954-04-20 Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
  • 1954-05-01 Taslim Arif, cricketer (Pakistani keeper/batsman, 210 v Aust 1980)
  • 1954-06-05 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman)
  • 1954-06-20 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • 1954-06-21 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • 1954-07-05 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
  • 1954-07-13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1954-07-18 Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)
  • 1954-08-11 M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
  • 1954-08-11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • 1954-10-20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • 1954-10-27 Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
  • 1954-11-12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • 1954-11-18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954-12-11 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • 1954-12-22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • 1955-03-02 Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
  • 1955-03-15 Mohsin Khan, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s)
  • 1955-03-18 Graham Porter, cricketer (1 day intl for Australia 1979)
  • 1955-03-31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1955-05-01 Julien Wiener, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
  • 1955-05-02 Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
  • 1955-05-03 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • 1955-05-14 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)
  • 1955-05-21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • 1955-05-27 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • 1955-07-17 Christopher Chappell, Former Canadian Cricketer
  • 1955-07-19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's)
  • 1955-07-27 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
  • 1955-08-01 Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
  • 1955-10-24 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)

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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
  • 1955-12-06 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • 1955-12-08 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • 1955-12-16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • 1955-12-19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1955-12-24 Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
  • 1956-01-09 David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
  • 1956-01-15 Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
  • 1956-01-16 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • 1956-02-15 Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
  • 1956-02-19 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • 1956-03-01 Balwinder Singh Sandhu, cricketer (Sikh pace bowler 1983 World Cup)
  • 1956-03-03 John F Reid, cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)
  • 1956-03-06 Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)
  • 1956-03-24 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1956-03-28 Asoka De Silva, cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91)
  • 1956-03-28 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact)
  • 1956-04-02 Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)

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