Cricket in History (Part 9)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,038

  • 1935-07-22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935-07-24 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1935-08-01 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • 1935-08-21 Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)
  • 1935-09-26 Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)
  • 1935-10-05 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
  • 1935-10-09 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)
  • 1935-10-17 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • 1935-10-29 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62)
  • 1935-11-23 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • 1935-11-27 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs)
  • 1935-12-04 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935-12-14 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • 1935-12-20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • 1935-12-26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
  • 1935-12-31 Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
  • 1936-02-03 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • 1936-02-08 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • 1936-02-13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • 1936-02-17 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)
  • 1936-02-17 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
  • 1936-03-12 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • 1936-04-15 Jack Noreiga, cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971)
  • 1936-04-23 John D'Arcy, cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
  • 1936-04-27 Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
  • 1936-05-25 Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), *d. 2013)
  • 1936-05-30 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1936-06-05 M A "Kelly" Seymour, cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70)
  • 1936-07-03 Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
  • 1936-07-16 V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
  • 1936-07-22 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
  • 1936-10-02 Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust bat, later Liberal MP)
  • 1936-10-04 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • 1936-10-10 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • 1936-10-23 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • 1936-10-25 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • 1936-12-08 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
  • 1936-12-08 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
  • 1936-12-27 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-04 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • 1937-01-14 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • 1937-02-11 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • 1937-02-11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • 1937-02-19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • 1937-03-04 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • 1937-03-09 Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • 1937-03-11 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1937-03-14 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1937-04-06 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • 1937-04-22 Kenneth Palmer, umpire and cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England)
  • 1937-04-23 Barry Shepherd, cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's)
  • 1937-05-09 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • 1937-05-11 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • 1937-06-09 Sven Conrad Stayers, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962)
  • 1937-06-15 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • 1937-06-21 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • 1937-07-06 Tony Lewis, cricketer (England batsman, captain 1972-73)
  • 1937-07-14 Khalid Hassan, Pak cricket leg-spinner (took 2-116 at 16 in only Test)
  • 1937-07-22 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1937-07-22 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • 1937-08-03 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
  • 1937-08-07 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
  • 1937-10-01 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • 1937-10-07 Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
  • 1937-11-18 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)
  • 1938-01-15 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 1938-02-11 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • 1938-02-18 Barry Knight, cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • 1938-02-25 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • 1938-03-10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938-03-12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • 1938-03-14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 1938-03-21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • 1938-04-05 Colin Bland, cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
  • 1938-04-08 Mohammad Farooq, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 7 Tests 1960-65)
  • 1938-05-08 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • 1938-05-24 Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)
  • 1938-06-21 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • 1938-06-27 Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
  • 1938-07-01 Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
  • 1938-07-04 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
  • 1938-07-24 John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
  • 1938-10-13 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • 1938-10-28 Peter Carlstein, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64)
  • 1938-11-04 Alan Jones, cricketer (England v ROW 1970 his only intl honour)
  • 1938-11-19 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • 1938-11-19 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)
  • 1938-11-20 Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)
  • 1938-11-24 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • 1938-12-01 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • 1939-01-17 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
  • 1939-02-05 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • 1939-02-27 Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
  • 1939-03-03 M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)
  • 1939-03-06 Jerry Naylor, Stephenville Tx, rock vocalist (Crickets)
  • 1939-03-17 Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
  • 1939-03-19 Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • 1939-03-29 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut)
  • 1939-04-19 Michael Macaulay, cricketer (Tvl, W Prov, OFS, NE Tvl, E Prov & S Afr)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 801 - 900 of 946

  • 1991-02-08 Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • 1991-04-06 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies
  • 1991-06-28 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1991-07-18 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1991-07-24 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1991-11-21 Prior Jones, West Indian cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1948-52), dies
  • 1991-11-30 P G Z (Zin) Harris, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies
  • 1991-12-14 John Arlott, cricketer (the greatest of cricket commentators), dies
  • 1991-12-25 Mahmood Hussain, cricketer (27 Tests for Pakistan, 68 wickets), dies
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
  • 1992-04-13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • 1992-05-08 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1992-09-14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • 1992-09-20 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • 1992-10-06 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 1992-10-27 Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • 1992-12-12 Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
  • 1992-12-23 Cyril Walters, cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies
  • 1993-02-05 Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
  • 1993-02-17 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • 1993-03-07 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • 1993-03-22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1993-04-07 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • 1993-04-15 H H "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies
  • 1993-04-30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1993-05-19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993-05-28 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • 1993-06-16 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies
  • 1993-07-11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • 1993-08-24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • 1993-10-09 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993-10-14 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • 1993-10-29 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • 1994-01-05 Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
  • 1994-02-25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies
  • 1994-03-03 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • 1994-05-12 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • 1994-05-31 Doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies
  • 1994-06-03 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • 1994-09-01 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • 1994-09-08 Rex Alston, cricketer (distinguished BBC commentator), dies
  • 1994-11-22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 1994-12-01 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies
  • 1994-12-27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • 1995-02-28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • 1995-03-20 Merv Harvey, cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies
  • 1995-03-30 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-30 Tony Lock, cricketer (174 wickets for England), dies
  • 1995-04-08 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • 1995-04-17 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
  • 1995-04-20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • 1995-04-21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • 1995-05-09 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1995-05-13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • 1995-06-09 Charles Rowe, cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies
  • 1995-06-10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1995-06-24 Inshan Ali, cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies
  • 1995-07-01 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • 1995-07-22 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • 1995-08-21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • 1995-09-10 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-09 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1995-10-26 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
  • 1995-11-30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 1995-12-25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies
  • 1996-01-27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1996-02-11 Cyril Poole, cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
  • 1996-02-23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • 1996-04-19 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
  • 1996-04-21 A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • 1996-05-14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • 1996-05-17 Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
  • 1996-06-08 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • 1996-06-22 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • 1996-07-12 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 1996-08-06 Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63
  • 1996-08-07 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer, dies at 76
  • 1996-09-02 Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
  • 1996-09-04 Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
  • 1996-09-23 Jack Newman, cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94
  • 1996-10-11 Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 1996-10-12 Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • 1996-11-12 Don Kenyon, cricketer, dies at 72
  • 1997-01-01 Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
  • 1997-04-23 Denis Compton, English cricketer (b. 1918)
  • 1998-04-28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
  • 1999-11-04 Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
  • 2000-01-11 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • 2000-06-10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2000-08-10 Gilbert Parkhouse, Former England cricketer (b. 1925)
  • 2000-08-14 Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2000-12-25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2001-02-25 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer, dies at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2002-03-23 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2002-06-01 Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • 2002-09-08 Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (b. 1968)
  • 2002-09-30 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer, dies at 92
  • 2004-01-19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)