On This Day

Cricket in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 903

  • 1751-04-29 The New York Gazette and Post Boy carries first public report of a cricket match played in America; New York XI v London XI on the site of what is today the Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1844-09-25 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1851-02-11 Inaugural 1st-class cricket match in Australia; Tasmania v Victoria in Launceston; Tasmania wins by 3 wickets
  • 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
  • 1860-07-24 Olympics beat St. George, 25-17 at St. Georges Cricket Grounds, Philadelphia in first baseball game played in enclosed field

Sports History

1865-06-22 Acknowledged as 1st Class Cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace; as a 16 year old he is dismissed for 0 playing for Gentlemen of South v Players of South at Kennington Oval, London

  • 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 Cricket's inaugural Test match commences as Australia plays England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; Australia wins by 45 runs in 4 days
  • 1877-03-15 Australian batsman Charles Bannerman completes first Test century in cricket history in 1st Test v England in Melbourne; retires hurt on 165 the following day
  • 1877-03-17 Australia's English born all-rounder Billy Midwinter completes Test cricket's first 5-wicket haul, 5-78 in the first ever Test match v England in Melbourne

Sports History

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

  • 1878-05-27 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes 10-20 (6-4 and 4-16) in quick-fire 9 wicket tour match win over the MCC in London
  • 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 Australian cricket opening bowlers Joey Palmer (7/68) and Edwin Evans (3/64) dismiss England for 133 in 2nd Test; first Test match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1882-08-29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
  • 1882-08-29 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 (7-46 & 7-44) in one-off Test v England in London
  • 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
  • 1884-05-26 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 against an England XI in a tour match in Birmingham; match over in just 4 hours
  • 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 First double-century stand in Test cricket; Percy McDonnell (103) Billy Murdoch (211) for Australia in drawn 3rd Test v England in London
  • 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 future Australian captain Joe Darling, great all-rounder Ernie Jones and outstanding England batsman Archie MacLaren; England wins 1st Test in Sydney by 10 runs
  • 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 Day 4 of the 1st cricket 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 English cricket icon W. G. Grace scores 169 for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Lord's for his 1,000th first-class run of the season in just 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 Bobby Peel scores 210 not out as Yorkshire is dismissed for 887 in drawn County Cricket match against Warwickshire in Birmingham
  • 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

Sports History

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
  • 1902-08-13 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London
  • 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

Sports History

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 Gloucester
  • 1909-08-26 Middlesex beat Gloucester (Bristol) at cricket by an innings & 31 runs in a single day
  • 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 Olympic boxing gold medallist Johnny Douglas takes 5/46 as England cricket team regains Ashes with an innings and 225 run 4th Test win over Australia in Melbourne
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,025

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Sackville, English politician (MP Tamworth 1734-47) and cricketer (Kent CCC), born in England (d. 1765)
  • 1755-11-23 Thomas Lord, English cricket batsman (founder of Lord's cricket ground; Middlesex CCC), born in Thirsk, England (d. 1832)
  • 1804-10-05 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), born in 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 cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), born in Radcliffe on Trent, England (d. 1891)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), born in Brighton, England (d. 1884)
  • 1827-11-16 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), born in Petworth, England (d. 1880)
  • 1830-03-25 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), born in Godalming. England (d. 1878)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), born in Chatteris, England (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)
  • 1839-05-29 Nat Thomson, Australian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 1 wicket, HS 41; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1896)
  • 1841-08-13 Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricket all-rounder (Aboriginal tour of England 1868), born in Harrow, 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 cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), born in 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 cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), born in Burton Joyce, England (d. 1907)
  • 1842-11-23 James Lillywhite, English cricket slow bowler (1st England Test captain; 2 Tests, 8 wickets; Sussex CCC) and umpire (6 Tests 1881–99), born in Westhampnett, England (d. 1929)
  • 1844-04-21 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)
  • 1844-05-03 Thomas Kelly, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 35; Victoria CA), born in County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1845-04-15 Dave Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (Australia's 1st Test captain; 3 Tests; NSW CA), born in Fairy Meadow, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1845-11-14 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Kirkheaton, England (d. 1910)
  • 1847-02-10 A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), born in Blackburn, England (d. 1925)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1889)
  • 1848-04-09 Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, born in London, England (d. 1947)

W. 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)

  • 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 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC ), born in Bristol, England (d. 1880)
  • 1850-12-16 Fred Morley, English cricket fast bowler, (4 Tests, 16 wickets, BB 5/56; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England (d. 1884)
  • 1851-02-03 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)
  • 1851-05-28 Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
  • 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 (3 Tests; first centurion in Test history 165* 1877), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 1851-08-24 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)
  • 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 cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 134, 51 wickets, BB 6/28; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England (d. 1899)
  • 1853-01-30 Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)

Fred Spofforth

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

  • 1854-03-08 Tom Horan, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 wickets; Victoria CA), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1854-03-21 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (28 Tests, 8 x 50s; NSW 1876–94), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1924)
  • 1854-04-11 Hugh Massie, Australian cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests; NSW), born in Port Fairy, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1854-05-11 Jack Blackham, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (35 Tests, 4 x 50s, 61 dismissals; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1932)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1932)
  • 1854-10-18 Billy Murdoch, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests Australia, 1 England; 2 x 100s; NSW, Sussex CCC, London CCC), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1911)
  • 1854-12-03 William Milton, British cricket all-rounder (3 Tests South Africa, 2 wickets) and rugby union centre (2 Tests England), born in Little Marlow, England (d. 1930)
  • 1855-02-25 George Bonnor, Australian cricket batsman (17 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128; NSW CA, Victoria CA), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1912)
  • 1855-06-22 Sam Morris, Australian cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 1st black & of West Indian origin to rep. Australia in a Test), born in Hobart, Australia (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 cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1900)
  • 1856-04-11 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), born in New Lenton, England (d. 1903)
  • 1856-07-15 Owen Dunell, South African cricket batsman (South Africa's 1st Test captain; 2 Tests), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1929)
  • 1856-08-01 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer (Victoria; Carlton FC) and cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1883)
  • 1856-12-07 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • 1857-02-12 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), born in Churwell, England (d. 1941)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1937)
  • 1857-09-02 Thomas Groube, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; Victoria CA), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1927)
  • 1857-11-30 Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), born in Rotherhithe, England (d. 1936)
  • 1858-07-26 Tom Garrett, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, TS 51no, 34 wickets; NSW CA), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1858-11-23 Frank Hearne, English cricket batsman (2 Tests England, 4 South Africa; Kent, Western Province), born in Ealing, England (d. 1949)
  • 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, 1 x 100, HS 102no; Nottinghamshire CCC) and soccer winger (2 caps; Notts County FC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1921)
  • 1859-02-22 Joey Palmer, Australian cricket medium pace/spin bowler (17 Tests, 78 wickets, BB 7/65; Victoria CA), born in Corowa, Australia (d. 1910)
  • 1859-03-13 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricket batsman (4 Tests; first England captain v Australia 1882-83), born in London, England (d. 1927)
  • 1859-03-27 George Giffen, Australian cricket all-rounder (31 Tests, 1 x 100, 6 x 50, HS 161, 103 wickets, BB 7/117; SA CA), born in Adelaide, 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 cricket batsman (11 Tests, 5 x 50s; Victoria CA) and VFL premiership coach (Carlton 1906, 07, 08; Essendon 1911, 12), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke [Martin Hawke], English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Yorkshire CCC, Cambridge Uni CC, MCC), born in Willingham by Stow, England (d. 1938)
  • 1860-10-19 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1933)
  • 1860-11-13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 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 cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), born in Ealing, England (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)
  • 1865-11-01 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 cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 143, 29 wickets; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, 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 cricket all-rounder (3 Tests Australia, 3 England, 1 x 50, 10 wickets; Somerset CCC) and rugby union flanker (13 caps England, 5 as captain), born in 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, Australian 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)
  • 1867-10-06 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), born in Netley, England (d. 1906)

Weddings in Sport

Donald Bradman

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

Richie Benaud

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

  • 1967-07-26 Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Sachin Tendulkar

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

Glenn McGrath

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

Rahul Dravid

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

  • 2010-11-18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,126

  • 1765-12-03 Lord John Sackville, English politician (MP Tamworth 1734-47) and cricketer (Kent CCC), dies at 52
  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricket batsman (founder of Lord's cricket ground; Middlesex CCC), dies at 76
  • 1871-03-22 Johnny Cuzens, Australian aboriginal cricketer (1st Australian indigenous tour to UK 1868), dies
  • 1876-07-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), dies at 41
  • 1876-09-03 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), dies at 71
  • 1878-03-06 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), dies from dropsy at 47
  • 1880-06-16 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), dies at 52
  • 1880-09-22 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC ), dies of pneumonia at 29
  • 1883-03-12 Murrumgunarriman [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
  • 1883-10-22 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer (Victoria; Carlton FC) and cricket all-rounder (1 Test; Victoria CA), dies from tuberculosis at 27
  • 1884-04-05 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), dies at 57
  • 1884-09-28 Fred Morley, English cricket fast bowler, (4 Tests, 16 wickets, BB 5/56; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 33
  • 1889-02-12 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • 1889-04-08 Harry Jupp, English cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for England in 1877), dies at 47
  • 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 in tour match 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 cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), dies at 65
  • 1891-08-14 Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricket all-rounder (Aboriginal tour of England 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, English cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), commits suicide at 37
  • 1893-07-20 Tom Kelly, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1877-79, 64 runs), dies at 49
  • 1893-07-20 Thomas Kelly, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 35; Victoria CA), 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
  • 1896-09-02 Nat Thomson, Australian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 1 wicket, HS 41; NSW CA), dies at 57
  • 1896-09-24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), dies of cardiac failure at 35
  • 1896-12-31 Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), dies at 43
  • 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 cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 134, 51 wickets, BB 6/28; Nottinghamshire CCC), 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 cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), dies from pneumonia 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 cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), 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, English cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies at 35
  • 1904-12-10 James Cranston, English cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • 1906-03-23 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), dies at 38
  • 1907-01-06 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • 1907-01-16 Alfred Shaw, English cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), 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
  • 1910-08-22 Joey Palmer, Australian cricket medium pace/spin bowler (17 Tests, 78 wickets, BB 7/65; Victoria CA), dies at 51
  • 1910-08-28 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 64
  • 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 Billy Murdoch, Australian cricket batsman (18 Tests Australia, 1 England; 2 x 100s; NSW, Sussex CCC, London CCC), dies from apoplexy at 56
  • 1911-05-20 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), 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, Australian cricket batsman (17 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128; NSW CA, Victoria CA), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 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, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), footballer and the only man to have captained England in both sports, dies of diabetes 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 Arthur Jones, England cricket all-rounder and captain (12 Tests, 3 wickets, 15 catches; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 42
  • 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

Victor Trumper

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

W. 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

  • 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 cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 wickets; Victoria CA), dies a 62
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies in a pub brawl at 41 or 42
  • 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, English 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, Australian cricket batsman (207 in only FC innings), dies on WWI battlefield at 21
  • 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

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