On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1851

  • Feb 3 George Harris, (4th Baron Harris), English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Kent CCC), born in St Ann's, Trinidad (d. 1932)
  • Feb 26 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Kimberley, England (d. 1910)
  • Apr 20 Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1868-70, 72), born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1875)
  • May 15 Herbert Lawford, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1887; first exponent of topspin), born in Bayswater, England (d. 1925)
  • May 28 Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
  • Jun 19 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), born in St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1890)
  • Jul 23 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (3 Tests; first centurion in Test history 165* 1877), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • Aug 24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricket slow bowler (2 Tests, 14 wickets in Australia's 1st 2 Tests, BB 7/55), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • Oct 21 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), born in Pitsmoor, Yorkshire (d. 1898)