Famous Cricketers in History

Events in Sport

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1904-03-03 England cricket all-rounder Bernard Bosanquet takes 6 for 51 as tourists dismiss Australia for 171 in the 4th Test in Sydney to regain the Ashes; take an unassailable, 3-1 series lead
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1925-01-01 Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford becomes the first batsman to score a century in each of his first 2 Tests when he hits 128 against England in the 2nd Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by 81 runs
  • 1925-01-08 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne
  • 1930-01-15 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-07-04 Australian cricket batsman Don Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario in Guelph

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1932-07-07 Australian cricket batsman supreme Don Bradman scores a double century during a Goodwill Tour in Montreal, Canada
  • 1933-04-01 England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland

  • 1940-12-28 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
  • 1945-08-06 Australian Test cricket all-rounder Keith Miller scores 110 not out for Australian Services on Day 1 of drawn 4th Victory Test against England at Lord's
  • 1945-11-03 Australian Test cricket batsman Lindsay Hassett is 124 not out as Australian Services draws with Prince's XI at Delhi; follows his 187 in 1st innings
  • 1947-09-04 Champion Middlesex cricket batsman Denis Compton scores 101 for South of England in tour match defeat to South Africa at Lord's; his record 17th century of the English season
  • 1948-05-08 Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours
  • 1948-07-01 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry
  • 1949-01-01 Arguably cricket's greatest ever batsman, ex-Australian captain Don Bradman is knighted; first time a cricketer is bestowed with the honour solely for his contribution to the game
  • 1949-01-03 West Indian cricket batsman Everton Weekes scores 101 in 3rd Test against India in Calcutta; his world record fifth consecutive Test century
  • 1951-07-02 Worcestershire cricket wicket-keeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee
  • 1951-12-01 Legendary Australian cricket fast bowler Ray Lindwall takes his 100th Test wicket when he bowls West Indian spinner Sonny Ramadhin in the 2nd Test in Sydney; Australia wins by 7 wickets
  • 1953-01-23 Future Australian cricket captain and coach Bobby Simpson makes his 1st-class debut for NSW at 16 years and 357 days
  • 1954-07-02 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 1955-03-31 West Indies cricket all-rounder Collie Smith scores 104 in his Test debut in a 9 wicket 1st Test defeat to Australia in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956-05-16 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australia in tour match at The Oval, London
  • 1956-07-27 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53
  • 1956-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings and 170 runs
  • 1957-07-05 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1958-01-03 Australian cricket fast bowler Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick (Eddie Fuller, Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock) as South Africa dismissed for 99 in follow-on 2nd Test at Cape Town
  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad scores record 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies at Bridgetown, longest innings in test history
  • 1958-03-01 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket

  • 1958-07-07 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley
  • 1959-03-26 Test debut for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad v West Indies, aged 15 years
  • 1961-01-31 West Indian cricket batsman Rohan Kanhai scores back-to-back centuries in the drawn 4th Test against Australia in Adelaide; follows 1st innings 117 with 115 in 2nd knock
  • 1961-02-12 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores his 1st test cricket century for Pakistan at 17 years of age

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1961-08-01 Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud takes 6 for 70 in England's 2nd innings for a 54 run 4th Test win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1964-07-25 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester
  • 1964-10-24 Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • 1965-08-05 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • 1966-07-02 West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge
  • 1966-08-05 West Indies cricket captain Gary Sobers scores 174 including a century between lunch & tea to set up a 4th Test win v England at Headingley
  • 1968-08-31 Gary Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over
  • 1969-07-02 Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O'Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry
  • 1970-11-29 England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs
  • 1971-06-04 Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas scores 274 vs England at Edgbaston in 544 minutes

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1973-02-02 Test debut of champion New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee; drawn 1st Test v Pakistan, Wellington

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1973-02-10 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores 201 runs in a match against New Zealand
  • 1973-07-31 England cricket batsman Frank Hayes scores unbeaten 106 in Test debut in 1st Test v West Indies at The Oval, London; tourists win by 158 runs
  • 1974-03-02 Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries

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1974-04-02 England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1975-09-03 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes
  • 1975-09-07 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad
  • 1975-12-02 Greg Chappell in his debut as Australian cricket captain completes a fine double in 8 wicket win in 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; scores 109no in 2nd innings to follow his 1st innings 123

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1977-01-18 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan takes 6 for 63 in the Australian 2nd innings for a match total of 12 to lead his side to an easy 8 wicket 3rd Test win in Sydney

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1977-02-18 West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1977-03-04 West Indian cricket fast bowler Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan in 2nd Test win at Port-of-Spain; best Test figures by a pace bowler from the West Indies

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1977-07-28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1977-08-02 In his comeback Test, England cricket batsman Geoff Boycott is unbeaten on 80 after a 1st innings 107 as England beats Australia by 7 wickets in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge
  • 1978-01-03 Indian cricket spin bowler B. S. Chandrasekhar becomes first in Test history to register identical figures in both innings (6 for 52) in Indian innings win over Australia in 3rd Test in Melbourne
  • 1978-02-25 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham scores first Test century, 103 v New Zealand in Christchurch

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1978-12-01 Australian cricket fast bowler Rodney Hogg debuts in 1st Test v England in Brisbane; after Australia all out 116, Hogg makes instant impact by dismissing both high profile England openers Graham Gooch (2) and Geoff Boycott (13)

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1979-03-24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
  • 1979-03-29 Last day of Test cricket for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad
  • 1980-02-26 New Zealand cricket captain Geoff Howarth 147 and Richard Hadlee 103 hold off West Indies pace quartet of Roberts, Garner, Holding and Croft during famous 2nd Test draw at Christchurch
  • 1980-03-23 Australian cricketer Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test, in the 3rd test vs Pakistan in Lahore
  • 1980-09-02 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match
  • 1981-01-03 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell scores a masterly 204 v India in the 1st Test in Sydney; home side wins by an innings and 4 runs
  • 1981-02-01 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell sensationally instructs younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm to Brian McKechnie with NZ needing 6 from last ball to tie 3rd World Series ODI in Melbourne; Australia wins by 6
  • 1981-07-07 England cricket captain Ian Botham resigned after no wins in 12 matches under his reign and a pair in the 2nd Test v Australia at Lord's
  • 1981-08-02 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham takes 5 for 11 to end Australia's chase of 151 target, all out 121 for 29 run defeat in 4th Test at Edgbaston
  • 1981-09-01 Mike Brearley's last day as England cricket captain in 6th Test draw v Australia at The Oval; maintains his unbeaten record at home as England's 3-1 series win confirmed
  • 1982-10-05 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7-142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • 1983-12-29 Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29
  • 1984-01-02 16 year old future South African Test cricket batsman Darryl Cullinan scores his 1st first-class century (106 no) for Border against Natal B in East London
  • 1984-07-03 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • 1984-07-27 West Indies cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge smashes 223 in innings & 64 run win over England in 4th Test at Manchester; Windies lead series, 4-0
  • 1984-11-26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1984-12-02 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
  • 1985-01-03 Future Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin scores 110 on debut in drawn 3rd Test against England in Kolkata
  • 1985-06-01 West Indian cricket batsman Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 in a tour match against Warwickshire at Taunton; 42 fours and 8 sixes of 258 balls
  • 1985-12-13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1985-12-13 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)
  • 1986-07-04 England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham
  • 1986-09-19 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1987-03-07 Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
  • 1987-07-06 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
  • 1988-02-29 New Zealand cricket batsman Mark Greatbatch scores an unbeaten 107 on debut to rescue a draw in 2nd Test v England at Eden Park, Auckland
  • 1988-04-02 West Indies cricket fast bowling great Curtly Ambrose makes his debut in 9 wicket 1st Test defeat to Pakistan in Georgetown, Guyana; low key debut with 2-108
  • 1989-02-04 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1990-01-23 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores twin test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
  • 1991-02-01 Australian cricket fast bowler Craig McDermott sets up a 9 wicket, 5th Test win over England with a career best 8-97 in Perth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1991-02-04 NZ cricketers Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand, against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1992-01-02 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs) makes Test debut v India in 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1992-01-03 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores an unbeaten 129 in drawn 3rd Test against India in Sydney; his 11th Test century

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,892

  • 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)
  • 1842-08-29 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)
  • 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), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (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 A C Bannerman, cricketer (bro of Charles, Australia 1878-1893)
  • 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 Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)
  • 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 (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1865-10-19 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)
  • 1866-08-05 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (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 cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England), born in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire (d. 1965)
  • 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)
  • 1869-12-29 Bill Howell, Australian cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 1940)
  • 1870-04-14 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912), born in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1870-05-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1870-08-11 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • 1870-08-18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1870-11-21 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman and captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), born in Glen Osmond, Australia (d. 1946)

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 One of the best cricketer Rahul Dravid (30) weds surgeon Vijeta Pendharkar in Bangladore, India

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-02-14 Cricketer Martin Crowe (46) weds former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (44) in an intimate ceremony

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe

Deaths in Sport

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 1891-03-28 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
  • 1904-01-09 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • 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
  • 1908-05-31 C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1910-07-03 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1910-08-22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), 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 James Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), 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

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 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, England 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
  • 1917-03-18 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
  • 1918-04-11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • 1918-04-20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • 1918-10-17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • 1918-11-18 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies at 43
  • 1918-11-26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • 1919-07-31 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies at 68
  • 1919-08-04 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), dies at 74