Cricket in History (Part 8)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,037

  • 1931-01-06 Graeme Hole, cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
  • 1931-01-31 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, English cricketer ("Fiery Fred",307 wickets for England)
  • 1931-02-16 Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
  • 1931-02-24 Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), born in Rawden, West Riding (d. 2015)
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • 1931-07-04 Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1931-08-01 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1931-08-02 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • 1931-08-04 Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
  • 1931-09-26 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman)
  • 1931-10-04 Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • 1931-10-21 Jim Parks, cricketer (England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68)
  • 1931-11-09 Tommy Greenhough, cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60)
  • 1931-12-18 Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
  • 1932-01-03 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
  • 1932-01-29 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • 1932-02-03 J P "Pom-Pom" Felloes-Smith, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1960)
  • 1932-02-29 Gavin Stevens, cricket (Australian bat on 59-60 India/Pakistan tour)
  • 1932-03-31 Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (South African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
  • 1932-04-02 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
  • 1932-04-04 Bapu Nadkarni, cricketer (economical Indian slow left-armer 1956-68)
  • 1932-05-06 John Bond, cricket umpire
  • 1932-05-09 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • 1932-05-17 Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • 1932-06-01 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • 1932-06-08 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1932-06-23 Bob Blair, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 19 Tests in 50s)
  • 1932-06-26 Henry Bromfield, cricketer (South African off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65)
  • 1932-09-16 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • 1932-10-05 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • 1932-11-24 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
  • 1932-12-07 Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player
  • 1932-12-24 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1933-01-10 Len Coldwell, cricket bowler (England medium-fast in 7 Tests 1962-64)
  • 1933-03-06 Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933-03-22 Chris Duckworth, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1956-57)
  • 1933-04-19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
  • 1933-05-03 Collie Smith, cricketer (exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly)
  • 1933-05-14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1933-05-24 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • 1933-06-01 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • 1933-06-30 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • 1933-07-17 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
  • 1933-07-27 Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
  • 1933-07-29 Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
  • 1933-08-03 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • 1933-08-06 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 1933-10-19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • 1933-10-23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • 1933-10-25 Ron Archer, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's)
  • 1933-10-25 Roy Swetman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's)
  • 1933-11-10 Seymour Nurse, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969)
  • 1933-12-06 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • 1933-12-10 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
  • 1933-12-17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • 1933-12-21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)
  • 1934-01-31 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
  • 1934-02-26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
  • 1934-03-07 Nari Contractor, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • 1934-03-11 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • 1934-04-14 Bruce Pairaudeau, cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
  • 1934-04-21 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • 1934-06-19 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1934-06-25 Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
  • 1934-06-28 Roy Gilchrist, cricketer (volatile WI fast bowler of late 50s)
  • 1934-07-02 Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • 1934-07-10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1934-07-13 Ivor Mendonca, WI cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1934-07-20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • 1934-07-21 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • 1934-07-29 Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • 1934-08-01 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • 1934-08-15 Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
  • 1934-08-16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • 1934-08-29 John Guy, cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's)
  • 1934-08-30 B P "Baloo" Gupte, cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie)
  • 1934-09-29 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
  • 1934-09-29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
  • 1934-10-02 Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
  • 1934-10-05 David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
  • 1934-10-10 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1934-10-19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • 1934-10-24 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • 1934-11-03 Derek Richardson, cricketer (played one innings for England 1957)
  • 1934-11-21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1934-12-11 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 1934-12-21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, born in Junagadh, India (d. 2016)
  • 1935-02-04 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • 1935-02-28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1935-04-01 John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)
  • 1935-04-04 Easton Dudley Ashton St John McMorris, cricketer (WI batsman of 60's)
  • 1935-04-08 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
  • 1935-05-15 Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)
  • 1935-05-31 Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
  • 1935-06-11 Sheikh Fazalur Rehman, cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958)
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1935-06-22 V V Kumar, cricketer (useful Madras leggie who only played 2 Tests)
  • 1935-07-12 Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 701 - 800 of 946

  • 1983-02-02 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • 1983-04-18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • 1983-05-01 V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
  • 1983-07-14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • 1983-07-27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1983-07-28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1983-08-12 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
  • 1983-09-01 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • 1983-09-07 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1983-10-18 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies
  • 1983-11-30 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
  • 1983-12-02 Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (South African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • 1983-12-31 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
  • 1984-02-28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1984-03-06 Ian Cromb, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies
  • 1984-03-13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF bat), dies
  • 1984-04-04 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • 1984-06-06 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • 1984-07-30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1984-09-07 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, cricketer (England opener 1951-55), dies
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1984-10-11 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
  • 1985-01-09 Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • 1985-02-07 Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • 1985-03-17 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
  • 1985-04-05 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies
  • 1985-07-05 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1985-07-31 Murray Chapple, cricketer (14 Tests for NZ, 497 runs), dies
  • 1985-08-02 Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
  • 1985-08-22 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • 1985-10-13 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies
  • 1985-11-19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1985-11-21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • 1985-12-31 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
  • 1986-01-25 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • 1986-03-05 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies
  • 1986-04-05 Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
  • 1986-04-23 Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
  • 1986-04-24 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-06-15 K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
  • 1986-06-26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-07-24 Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 1986-07-28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1986-08-03 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • 1986-08-29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies
  • 1987-01-04 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • 1987-01-08 P G Joshi, cricketer (12 Tests for India 1951-60, ct 18 stp 9), dies
  • 1987-01-20 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 1987-02-13 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
  • 1987-05-03 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • 1987-06-14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • 1987-06-15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • 1987-06-24 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • 1987-06-26 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
  • 1987-07-15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
  • 1987-07-22 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 1987-07-29 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1987-08-26 John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
  • 1987-09-05 Bill Bowes, cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies
  • 1987-10-27 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies
  • 1988-03-17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • 1988-04-10 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 1988-04-16 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
  • 1988-04-24 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 1988-05-24 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
  • 1988-06-07 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1988-07-23 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • 1988-08-28 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • 1988-12-16 H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • 1989-01-15 Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies
  • 1989-04-14 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 1989-05-05 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1989-05-31 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
  • 1989-06-02 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
  • 1989-09-10 Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
  • 1989-09-14 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
  • 1989-09-15 Harry Cave, cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies
  • 1989-10-04 Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
  • 1989-10-26 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • 1989-11-22 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • 1989-11-25 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • 1989-11-29 George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • 1990-01-01 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
  • 1990-02-14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • 1990-02-26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • 1990-02-28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • 1990-02-28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • 1990-06-18 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • 1990-08-31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • 1990-09-06 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • 1990-12-23 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies