Famous Cricketers in History (Part 13)

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Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,911

  • 1954-01-31 Faoud Bacchus, West Indies cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's), born in Georgetown, Guyana
  • 1954-02-02 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1954-02-16 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • 1954-02-25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954-03-16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954-04-20 Peter Toohey, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80), born in Blayney, Australia
  • 1954-05-01 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2008)
  • 1954-06-05 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • 1954-06-21 Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1954-07-05 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • 1954-07-18 Imtiaz Ali, West Indian cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976), born in Maraval, Trinidad
  • 1954-08-11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • 1954-08-11 Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (37 Tests; 2 x 100s; 42 ODIs), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India (d. 2021)
  • 1954-10-20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • 1954-10-27 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • 1954-11-12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • 1954-11-18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954-12-11 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 42 wickets), born in Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • 1954-12-22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's), born in Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 1955-03-15 Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1955-03-31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests @ 29.57), born in Wellington, NZ
  • 1955-05-01 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1955-05-02 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • 1955-05-03 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1955-05-14 Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1955-05-27 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1955-07-17 Christopher Chappell, Canadian cricketer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-07-19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Person of interestAllan Border

1955-07-27 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia

Cricketer Allan Border
Cricketer
Allan Border
  • 1955-08-01 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1955-09-15 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2019)
  • 1955-10-24 Ghulam Parkar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982), born in Kaluste, Maharashtra, India

Person of interestIan Botham

1955-11-24 Ian Botham, England cricket captain, all-rounder (102 Tests, 5,200 runs, 383 wickets), born in Heswall, England

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1955-12-08 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • 1955-12-16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • 1955-12-19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1955-12-24 Anwar Khan, Pakistani cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1956-01-09 David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London
  • 1956-01-15 Paul Parker, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1956-01-16 Wayne Daniel, West Indies cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84), born in Saint Philip, Barbados
  • 1956-02-15 Desmond Haynes, West Indian cricket batsman and administrator (116 Tests; 7,487 runs @ 42.29; 238 ODIs; Director WI Cricket Board), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1956-03-03 John F Reid, New Zealand cricket batsman (19 Tests, 1296 runs @ 46.28, 6 x 100s), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1956-03-06 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, born in Oddington, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1956-03-24 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1956-04-06 Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • 1956-04-06 Mudassar Nazar, cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani batsman)
  • 1956-05-20 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • 1956-05-28 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956-06-06 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • 1956-06-12 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • 1956-06-17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • 1956-08-03 Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; 22 ODIs), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1956-08-18 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1956-08-20 Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff), born in Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1956-10-13 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • 1956-11-06 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1956-11-23 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • 1956-12-25 Mansoor Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani batsman early 80's)
  • 1957-01-26 Ashok Malhotra, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1957-01-26 Shivlal Yadav, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1957-02-10 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • 1957-02-13 Thelston Payne, West Indian cricketer (WI 1986), born in Foul Bay, Barbados
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand

Person of interestDavid Gower

1957-04-01 David Gower, English Cricket Batsman and captain (117 Tests; 8,231 runs @ 44.25; 18 x 100; 114 ODIs), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • 1957-04-04 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-04-11 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957-04-13 Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • 1957-04-20 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • 1957-05-01 Rick Darling, Australian cricket batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • 1957-05-04 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • 1957-06-06 Mike Gatting, English Cricket Batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • 1957-06-07 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1957-06-12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1957-06-23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • 1957-07-08 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • 1957-07-14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1957-08-19 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
  • 1957-08-19 Ian Gould, England cricketer
  • 1957-08-25 Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1957-09-14 Kepler Wessels, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
  • 1957-09-27 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • 1957-09-29 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • 1957-10-20 Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-11-08 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1957-12-07 Rohan Jayasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1958-01-05 Ezra Moseley, Barbadian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 9 ODIs, West Indies; Barbados; Glamorgan), born in Waldrons Village, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 2021)
  • 1958-01-29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • 1958-03-01 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958-03-25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • 1958-04-04 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • 1958-04-15 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1958-04-16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketer, born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 1958-04-18 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • 1958-04-22 Ashraf Ali, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests, 22 dismissals; 16 ODIs), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1958-05-21 Monte Lynch, Guyanese-born English cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player), born in Plaisance, British Guiana
  • 1958-06-04 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • 1958-07-06 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • 1958-08-02 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India

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