On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1851

  • Feb 3 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • 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 cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s), 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 (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • Aug 24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), 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)