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Famous Cricketers in History (Part 12)

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Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,916

  • 1948-12-30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)
  • 1949-01-08 Lawrence Rowe, West Indian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1949-02-12 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • 1949-02-20 Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
  • 1949-02-24 John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
  • 1949-03-21 Alvin Kallicharran, West Indian cricket batsman (66 Tests 1972-81 @ 44.43), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana
  • 1949-03-28 Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1949-03-29 Uton Dowe, West Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • 1949-05-25 Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1949-05-30 Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), born in Sunderland, County Durham, England (d. 2019)
  • 1949-07-10 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84), born in Subiaco, Western Australia
  • 1949-07-23 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1949-08-20 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer, born in Que, Que, Southern Rhodesia
  • 1949-09-25 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
  • 1949-10-10 Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (43 Tests, 130 wickets; 78 ODIs, 89 wickets), born in Picton, New Zealand
  • 1949-11-21 Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), born in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • 1949-11-25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • 1949-12-06 Peter Willey, English cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's), born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England
  • 1949-12-23 Wally Edwards, Australian cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1949-12-29 Syed Kirmani, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer), born in Chennai, India
  • 1950-02-13 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia
  • 1950-03-13 Bernard Julien, West Indian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 50 wickets, 2 x 100s), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950-03-26 Graham Barlow, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • 1950-04-19 Jeff Hammond, Australian cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour), born in North Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1950-05-29 Talat Ali, Pakistani cricket batsman (Pakistan 10 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1950-06-04 Brian Rose, English cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1950-07-03 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (43 Tests, 123 wickets; 114 ODIs, 140 wickets), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1950-07-11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • 1950-07-15 Alan Hurst, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1950-08-16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • 1950-08-19 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1950-09-04 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1950-09-24 Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's), born in Patiala, India
  • 1950-10-09 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • 1950-10-26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • 1950-11-21 Bruce Laird, Australian cricket batsman (21 Tests; 23 ODIs; 13 "Supertests" in World Series Cricket), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1951-01-29 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • 1951-01-30 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • 1951-02-21 John Parker, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1951-02-24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • 1951-02-28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • 1951-03-05 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • 1951-03-08 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • 1951-03-20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • 1951-03-29 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as NZ captain), born in Auckland, NZ
  • 1951-05-01 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies Cricket Batsman (108 Tests, 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • 1951-06-03 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • 1951-06-11 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1951-06-11 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

1951-07-03 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (NZ 86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1951-07-11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1951-08-08 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • 1951-08-15 John Childs, English cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988), born in Lipson, Plymouth, Devon
  • 1951-09-01 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • 1951-09-29 David Murray, West Indian cricketer (WI wicket-keeper), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1951-11-01 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • 1951-11-03 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2015)
  • 1952-01-23 Omar Henry, South African cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992), born in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 1952-02-06 Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1952-03-07 Viv Richards, Antiguan cricketer and master blaster (West Indies), born in St. Johns, British Leeward Islands
  • 1952-03-19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1952-05-13 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1952-07-03 Wasim Raja, British-Pakistani cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie), born in Multan, Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
  • 1952-07-16 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), born in Armley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1952-07-22 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1952-07-23 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1952-08-01 Yajurvindra Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's), born in Rajkot, Gujarat
  • 1952-08-08 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • 1952-08-16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • 1952-08-20 John Emburey, English cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988), born in Peckham, London
  • 1952-08-25 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1952-09-30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • 1952-10-03 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country

Person of interestImran Khan

1952-10-05 Imran Khan, 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (2018- ) and cricket all-rounder (88 Tests, 3,807 runs, 362 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1952-10-07 Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6), born in Balwyn, Australia
  • 1952-10-12 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1952-10-18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1952-11-24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • 1952-12-12 Ajit De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket spin bowler (4 Tests), born in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
  • 1952-12-16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • 1953-01-07 Agha Zahid, Pakistani cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1953-03-01 Bandula Warnapura, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (4 Tests; first SL Test captain; 12 ODIs), born in Rambukkana, Sri Lanka
  • 1953-03-15 Colin Croft, West Indian cricket fast bowler, broadcaster (27 Tests, 125 wickets @ 23.30), born in Lancaster Village, Demerara, British Guiana
  • 1953-03-18 Nicholas Wisdom, cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
  • 1953-03-25 Haroon Rashid, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
  • 1953-04-01 Aftab Baloch, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 7th player to pass the 400 first class run milestone, 428 for Sind 1974), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1953-04-25 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • 1953-05-01 Elquemedo Willett, West Indian cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Charlestown, Nevis
  • 1953-05-29 Ranjy Nanan, West Indian cricket spin bowler (WI 1 Test; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Preysal, Trinidad
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-07-31 Jimmy Cook, South African cricket opening batsman (3 Tests), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
  • 1953-08-06 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1953-10-14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • 1953-11-22 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1953-11-23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • 1953-12-19 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)

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