Cricket in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 873

  • 1751-05-01 The New York Gazette carries the first public report of a cricket match played in America (New York)
  • 1844-09-25 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
  • 1851-02-11 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Victoria, Launceston
  • 1859-07-22 Underarm slow right arm bowler V E Walker takes 10-74 in 1st innings for an All-England Cricket XI v Surrey CCC at The Oval in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1865-06-22 1st class cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1865-07-22 Underarm slow right arm bowler V E Walker takes 10-104 in an innings for Middlesex v Lancashire in a county cricket match at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 1868-05-25 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
  • 1868-07-07 Surrey wicket-keeper Ted Pooley completes a then-1st class cricket record 12 dismissals (8 caught, 4 stumped) in a County match against Sussex at The Oval
  • 1869-04-18 1st international cricket match, held in San Francisco, won by California
  • 1874-02-27 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground
  • 1877-03-15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at the MCG, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1877-03-16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • 1877-03-17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-03-31 Test Cricket debut of feared Australian fast bowler Fred "The Demon" Spofforth; Australia loses 2nd Test by 4 wickets vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1878-05-27 Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19
  • 1878-08-21 Surrey wicket-keeper Ted Pooley completes a then-1st class cricket record 8 stumpings in a County match against Kent at The Oval

  • 1878-09-02 Surrey left-arm slow round-arm bowler Ted Barratt takes 10-43 for the Players in Australia's 1st innings in a cricket tour match on his home ground at The Oval; all ten are caught or stumped; Australia wins by 8 runs
  • 1879-01-02 Australian fast bowler Fred Spofforth dismisses 3 English batsmen with consecutive deliveries during the 3rd Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Test cricket's first "hat-trick"
  • 1880-09-06 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • 1880-09-06 W. G. Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1882-02-17 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1882-08-29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
  • 1883-01-20 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1883-01-22 England completes 1st innings victory in Tests vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Grounds
  • 1884-07-10 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • 1884-07-21 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • 1884-08-11 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • 1884-08-12 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • 1886-08-12 W. G. Grace makes his highest Test Cricket score, scoring 170 vs Australia at The Oval
  • 1887-02-26 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1888-04-01 Students from Rotterdam, Netherlands establish a cricket club called Rotterdamsche Cricket & Football Club Sparta which evolves into Sparta Rotterdam
  • 1889-03-25 1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England
  • 1890-05-12 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • 1892-03-19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • 1892-10-10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • 1892-12-16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW

  • 1893-07-17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • 1893-07-18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • 1894-12-14 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • 1894-12-14 Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
  • 1894-12-15 Day 2 of first cricket test between Australia and England, Australia 586 runs (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • 1894-12-17 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • 1894-12-18 Cricket day 4, 1st test Australia v England, England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • 1894-12-20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
  • 1895-01-15 Australian cricket spin bowler Albert Trott takes 8-43 on debut to end England's 2nd innings at 143 in 3rd Test in Adelaide; Australia wins by 382 in 4 days
  • 1895-03-06 England beats Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • 1895-03-06 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in test cricket (28 mins) England v Australia
  • 1895-05-30 W. G. Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1895-07-16 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton
  • 1896-03-02 Best 9-wicket haul in cricket history; George Lohmann takes 9-28 as England beats South Africa by an innings and 197 runs in 2nd Test at Johannesburg
  • 1896-05-08 Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
  • 1896-06-12 England cricket spin bowler Jack Hearne sets record for earliest date taking 100 first-class wickets in a season when he captures 9-73 for the MCC in an innings & 18 run drubbing of Australia at Lord's
  • 1896-07-16 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket
  • 1896-07-18 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • 1896-07-18 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji completes an unbeaten 154 on Test cricket debut for England in 2nd Test against Australia at Old Trafford
  • 1898-01-14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • 1898-03-02 Chasing winning target of 275, Australian cricket batsman Joe Darling bashes 160 in 171 minutes with 30 fours to lead Australia to a 6-wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; complete 4-1 series rout
  • 1898-12-12 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and Tasmania
  • 1899-02-16 Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
  • 1899-06-01 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper
  • 1899-06-03 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • 1899-06-16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1899-06-30 Spin bowler Jack Hearne takes England cricket's first Test hat-trick vs Australia in drawn 3rd Test at Headingley; dismisses champion middle order trio Clem Hill, Syd Gregory and Monty Noble
  • 1900-05-31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • 1900-07-25 Gloucestershire captain Gilbert Jessop hits his second century (139 in 95 minutes) before lunch in same County Cricket match (104 previous day); Yorkshire wins by 40 runs
  • 1900-08-19 Start of first and only Olympic cricket match in Paris; GB beats France by 158 runs
  • 1900-08-20 Great Britain beats France by 158 runs in Paris; cricket's only appearance at an Olympic Games
  • 1901-12-13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • 1902-01-04 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Arthur Jones, John Gunn and Sydney Barnes in successive balls to complete 2nd Test rout by 229 runs in Melbourne; Trumble's first of 2 Test hat-tricks
  • 1902-05-31 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • 1902-07-05 All-rounder Monty Noble takes 6 for 52 as Australia wins the one and only cricket Test played at Sheffield's Bramall Lane, England
  • 1902-07-15 Indian born England Test batsman K S Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch for Sussex v Surrey in a county cricket match at Hastings; finishes unbeaten on 234
  • 1902-07-24 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1902-10-11 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • 1903-08-15 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground; New Zealand win 22-3
  • 1904-03-08 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Bernard Bosanquet, Plum Warner and Dick Lilley for his second Test hat-trick in 5th Test victory in Melbourne; Trumble's final Test
  • 1905-04-24 First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, "The Master" for Surrey v the "Gentlemen of England" (18 & 88)
  • 1905-04-25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1906-04-02 Dave Nourse takes 4 wickets and Reggie Schwarz 3 as South Africa wins the 5th cricket Test in Cape Town to complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • 1906-11-13 C. W. Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland, in record cricket innings by an Australian
  • 1907-03-16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • 1907-06-11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket
  • 1908-01-01 Jack Hobbs makes his international debut in England's 2nd Test win over Australia at the MCG, scoring 83 and 28 in his two innings. Goes onto become the leading run scorer and century maker in 1st-class cricket history.
  • 1908-02-11 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
  • 1908-04-22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • 1909-06-15 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • 1909-08-26 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
  • 1910-01-01 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs
  • 1911-01-10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • 1911-12-30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
  • 1912-02-10 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
  • 1912-02-13 England cricket team regains the Ashes
  • 1912-02-20 Argentina beats the MCC in their inaugural 1st-class cricket fixture at the Buenos Aires Cricket Club; lose the second and third games of the series
  • 1912-02-28 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
  • 1912-05-28 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
  • 1914-07-25 Last day of club cricket for English legend W. G. Grace at age 66: makes unbeaten 69 runs for Eltham against Grove Park
  • 1918-12-26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • 1920-08-18 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • 1920-12-20 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
  • 1920-12-31 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,007

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1804-10-04 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1876)
  • 1825-08-04 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1826-05-22 George Parr, English cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt), born in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1827-11-16 James Southerton, English cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49), born in Petworth, Sussex, England (d. 1880)
  • 1830-03-25 Julius Caesar, cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1838-05-29 Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1896)
  • 1839-05-29 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1899)
  • 1841-08-13 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer, born in Harrow, Victoria, Australia (d. 1891)
  • 1841-09-03 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • 1841-11-28 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), born in Downend, Bristol, England (d. 1911)
  • 1842-02-13 Ted Pooley, English cricket wicket-keeper (1st class records: 8 stumpings in a match 1878; 12 dismissals in a match 1868), born in Chepstow, England (d. 1907)
  • 1842-08-29 Alfred Shaw, English cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), born in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1907)
  • 1842-11-23 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • 1844-03-15 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • 1844-04-21 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)
  • 1845-04-15 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), born in Fairy Meadow, New South Wales (d. 1919)
  • 1845-11-14 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 1847-02-10 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), born in Cowmes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1889)
  • 1848-04-09 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), born in Paddington, London (d. 1947)

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1848-07-18 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), born in Bristol, England (d. 1915)

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1849-03-26 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), born in Emu Plains, Australia (d. 1921)
  • 1849-07-01 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1850-12-13 G. F. Grace, English cricketer and brother of W. G. Grace), born in Downend, Bristol (d. 1880)
  • 1850-12-16 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
  • 1851-02-03 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • 1851-05-28 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
  • 1851-06-19 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), born in St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1890)
  • 1851-07-23 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 1851-08-24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)
  • 1851-10-21 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), born in Pitsmoor, Yorkshire (d. 1898)
  • 1852-05-27 Billy Barnes, English cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1899)
  • 1853-01-30 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1854-03-08 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1854-03-21 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Australia 1878-93, 1108 runs), born in Paddington, New South Wales (d. 1924)
  • 1854-04-11 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1854-05-11 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1854-10-18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer (great pioneer of Australian Test cricket)
  • 1855-02-25 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • 1855-06-22 Samuel Morris, Australian cricketer (1st black Australian player), born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1931)
  • 1855-08-03 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1855-08-11 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1855-11-19 Billy Bates, English cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1900)
  • 1856-04-11 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent), born in New Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1903)
  • 1856-07-07 George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank and Alec, Test for England)
  • 1856-07-15 Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
  • 1856-08-01 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 1883)
  • 1856-12-07 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • 1857-02-12 Bobby Peel, cricketer English cricketer (great English left handed bowler and batsman 1884-96), born in Churwell, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • 1857-09-02 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1857-11-30 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman), born in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England (d. 1936)
  • 1858-07-26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1858-11-13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)
  • 1858-11-23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • 1858-11-27 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1858-12-04 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests) and soccer winger (2 caps), born in St Ann's, Nottingham (d. 1921)
  • 1859-03-13 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), born in Westminster, London (d. 1927)
  • 1859-03-27 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders), born in Norwood, South Australia (d. 1927)
  • 1859-10-20 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), born in Netheravon, Wiltshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1860-06-20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), born in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1860-10-19 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)
  • 1860-12-02 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), born in Spratton, England (d. 1931)
  • 1861-06-12 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), born in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1861-08-01 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1862-02-10 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • 1862-10-03 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1902)
  • 1862-11-16 Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1944)
  • 1863-03-11 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1863-05-27 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)
  • 1863-07-22 Alec Hearne, English cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910, born in Ealing (d. 1952))
  • 1863-09-16 John Trumble, Australian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 10 wickets; brother of Hugh), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1944)
  • 1864-09-07 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), born in Ealing, England (d. 1919)
  • 1865-06-02 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), born in Kensington, England (d. 1901)
  • 1865-08-04 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1890)
  • 1865-08-20 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1911)
  • 1865-09-30 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), born in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, England (d. 1913)
  • 1865-10-19 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1892, 18 & 3)
  • 1865-11-01 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), born in Stockwell, Surrey (d. 1892)
  • 1866-01-31 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
  • 1866-03-20 Robert Poore, Irish cricket batsman (3 Tests for South Africa; Hampshire), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1938)
  • 1866-06-08 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England (d. 1935)
  • 1866-08-05 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer and captain, born in Collingwood, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1866-11-28 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keeper (35 Tests from 1896 to 1909), born in Holloway Head, Warwickshire, England (d. 1929)
  • 1867-04-13 Sammy Woods, Australian cricketer (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward), born in Ashfield, Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1867-05-03 Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), born in Chalfont St Giles, England (d. 1944)
  • 1867-05-10 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1867-05-12 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1867-05-21 John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
  • 1867-06-19 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1926)
  • 1867-07-24 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1868-03-25 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • 1868-04-05 Flooi Du Toit, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892), born in Jacobsdal, Orange Free State (d. 1909)
  • 1869-08-31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1932-04-30 Australian Test cricket batsman Don Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-01-15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-05-24 Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (22) weds pediatrician Anjali Mehta (28)

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

LoveWedding of Interest

1999-07-17 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

LoveWedding of Interest

2003-05-04 Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangalore, India

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,092

  • 1765-12-03 Lord John Sackville, British cricketer (patron of Kent), dies at 52
  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1871-03-22 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1876-09-03 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), dies at 71
  • 1880-06-16 James Southerton, English cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies at 52
  • 1880-09-22 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies at 29
  • 1883-03-12 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
  • 1883-10-22 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies at 27
  • 1884-04-05 John Wisden, English cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies at 57
  • 1884-09-28 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1889-02-12 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies at 41
  • 1889-04-08 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • 1889-07-30 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • 1890-05-19 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • 1890-12-03 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39
  • 1891-01-04 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • 1891-02-26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46
  • 1891-03-28 Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies
  • 1891-06-23 George Parr, English cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies at 65
  • 1891-08-14 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • 1892-02-19 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), dies of epilepsy at 26
  • 1893-07-09 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • 1893-07-20 Tom Kelly, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1877-79, 64 runs), dies at 49
  • 1894-03-11 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), dies of paralytic stroke at 44
  • 1896-09-02 Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), dies at 57
  • 1896-09-24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • 1896-12-31 Leland Hone, Irish cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies
  • 1898-06-18 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46
  • 1899-03-24 Billy Barnes, English cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies at 46
  • 1899-04-22 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), dies at 59
  • 1900-01-08 Billy Bates, English cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies at 44
  • 1900-03-11 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • 1900-03-31 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
  • 1900-11-21 J. J. Ferris, Australian cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies at 33
  • 1901-12-01 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), dies of tuberculosis at 36
  • 1902-01-11 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), dies of complications from an epileptic seizure at 39
  • 1902-08-10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • 1903-01-04 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1903-05-01 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • 1903-05-19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies at 47
  • 1904-06-03 Vincent Tancred, South African cricketer (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), commits suicide at 28
  • 1904-06-29 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), dies at 62
  • 1904-11-04 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • 1904-12-10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • 1906-03-23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1907-01-06 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • 1907-01-16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies at 64
  • 1907-06-14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • 1907-07-18 Ted Pooley, English cricket wicket-keeper (1st class records: 8 stumpings in a match 1878; 12 dismissals in a match 1868), dies at 65
  • 1907-11-21 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • 1908-05-31 C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1909-07-10 Flooi Du Toit, South African cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies at 40
  • 1910-07-03 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1910-08-22 [Joey] George Palmer, Australian cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1910-08-29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1910-09-23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • 1911-02-07 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 1911-02-18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • 1911-05-20 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies at 69
  • 1911-07-31 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies
  • 1911-08-21 W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies
  • 1911-11-23 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies at 46
  • 1911-12-13 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), dies of alcoholism at 33
  • 1912-02-28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1912-06-27 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • 1912-07-02 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • 1912-10-19 E. B. Dwyer, Austalian-born cricketer (Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies at 36
  • 1913-02-23 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test South African career), dies
  • 1913-07-05 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • 1913-09-12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • 1913-12-23 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), dies at 48
  • 1914-05-13 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • 1914-05-13 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36
  • 1914-06-15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • 1914-07-30 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1914-08-07 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1914-12-21 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies
  • 1915-01-06 Reginald Wood, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1886), dies
  • 1915-04-03 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52
  • 1915-06-28 Victor Trumper, Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), dies of Bright's disease at 37

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1915-10-23 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

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  • 1915-10-30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
  • 1916-02-09 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1916-03-09 Kenneth Hutchings, English cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies fighting at the Battle of the Somme at 33
  • 1916-04-16 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies a 62
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • 1916-07-01 William Booth, English Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
  • 1916-08-01 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1916-11-23 Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1916-12-26 Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
  • 1917-01-25 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • 1917-02-09 Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies
  • 1917-03-18 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
  • 1917-05-03 Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1917-07-31 Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
  • 1917-09-12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
  • 1917-10-11 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1917-10-31 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler and soldier (21 Tests, 49 wickets), dies in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba at 33
  • 1917-11-08 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 during WW I
  • 1917-11-19 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies

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