Famous Cricketers in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 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

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1987-07-06 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 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

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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
  • 1992-01-05 Indian cricket all-rounder Ravi Shastri scores 206 in 3rd Test in Sydney before being Shane Warne's first Test wicket, the first of 708 for Australia
  • 1993-07-06 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1994-02-01 South African cricket fast bowler Fanie de Villiers bravely survives 197 minutes for 30 on last day of 3rd Test against Australia in Adelaide; Proteas finally all out 129; Australia win by 191, draw series
  • 1994-04-18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record

  • 1994-06-06 Cricketer Brian Larahits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham
  • 1994-10-01 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century
  • 1995-02-04 Australian cricketer Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • 1995-05-01 Future Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh scores career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) in 4th Test win over West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1995-12-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Jack Russell dismisses Clive Eksteen with his record 11th catch in 2nd Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • 1995-12-27 Australian cricketer David Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)

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1996-04-02 Sri Lankan cricket batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits century in 48 balls (134 off 65), in 34 run win over Pakistan in Singapore; world ODI record

  • 1996-06-08 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 1996-07-01 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)
  • 1996-09-14 England Test cricket fast bowler Dean Headley equals WR by taking his 3rd hat-trick of the English County season for Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury
  • 1996-11-30 South African cricket opening batsman Gary Kirsten follows his 1st innings 102 with 133 in the Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1996-12-01 South African cricket all-rounder Lance Klusener takes 8-64 on debut in Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1997-01-03 Zimbabwe cricket fast bowler Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick as home team scores another upset against England, winning by 131 runs and sweeping series, 3-0 in Harare
  • 1997-03-31 West Indies cricketers win 3rd Test at Bridgetown, Barbados by 38 runs after setting India a modest 120 run target; tourists dismissed for 81 in Brian Lara's debut as Windies' captain
  • 1997-07-06 Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh completes twin centuries (108 & 116) in 268 run 3rd Test win v England at Old Trafford
  • 1998-07-06 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with a famous unbeaten 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 1998-10-02 With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi
  • 2000-04-07 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
  • 2000-04-11 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sacked after admitting dishonesty following match-fixing allegations in India
  • 2000-08-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford

  • 2001-07-07 Australian cricketer Karen Rolton smashes an unbeaten 209 to set a new world record for highest score in a women's Test in Australia's 9 wicket win v England at Headingley
  • 2001-08-04 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England
  • 2002-10-10 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I
  • 2003-08-02 South African cricket batsman Graeme Smith blazes 259, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has 5 wickets in each England innings as Proteas win 2nd Test by an innings and 92 at Lord's
  • 2007-03-18 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious
  • 2007-03-28 Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga produces unprecedented sequence of 4 wickets in 4 balls, as South Africa scrambles to a 1-wicket Super 8's ICC World Cup win in Guyana
  • 2010-08-07 Hampered by a back injury Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman scores a brave, unbeaten 103 to guide India to a 5 wicket win v Sri Lanka in Colombo; draw series
  • 2010-10-05 Injured Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman is the hero with 73 not out as the home team chases down 216 to beat Australia with just 1 wicket to spare in the 1st Test at Mohali

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2012-03-16 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

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2013-04-23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

Cricketer Chris Gayle
Cricketer
Chris Gayle
  • 2014-01-01 New Zealand cricket batsman Corey Anderson smashes a record century off just 36 balls in the Black Caps' 159 run ODI win over the West Indies in Queenstown; finishes on 131 not out off 47 balls
  • 2014-11-27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • 2015-06-04 Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win
  • 2017-01-13 Cricket all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scores Bangladesh's top Test score ever (217) during the 1st Test v New Zealand in Wellington
  • 2017-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London
  • 2018-03-25 Australian cricket captain Steve Smith handed one-match ban after admitting Australian team tampered with the ball in 3rd test against South Africa in South Africa
  • 2018-07-03 Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D'Arcy Short (223) also a record
  • 2018-07-25 Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people

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2018-10-24 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings

Cricketer Virat Kohli
Cricketer
Virat Kohli
  • 2019-03-13 Australian cricketers beat India by 35 runs in Delhi to win ODI series, 3-2; first Australian team to recover from 0-2 in a 5-match series; Usman Khawaja 100, Adam Zampa 3/46
  • 2019-06-18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls
  • 2019-07-26 Australian cricket captain Meg Lanning records T20 International world record individual score of 133 off 63 balls in 93-run win against England at Chelmsford; Southern Stars clinch Women's Ashes
  • 2019-08-04 Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith hits brilliant 142 following his 1st innings 144 in 1st Test v England at Edgbaston; only 4th batsman all-time to score more than 140 in each innings of a Test match
  • 2019-09-06 Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga takes 4 wickets in 4 balls and finishes with 5 for 6 as New Zealand all out for 88 in 37-run defeat in 3rd T-20 International in Pellekele
  • 2019-10-11 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs
  • 2019-11-24 New Zealand cricket batsman BJ Watling scores a marathon 205 off 473 balls to lead the home side to an innings and 65 run 1st Test victory over England at Mount Maunganui
  • 2019-11-30 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • 2019-11-30 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,893

  • 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)
  • 1870-11-21 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal), born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
  • 1870-11-29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1870-12-10 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century), born in Bathurst, New South Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1871-03-19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1871-03-24 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1871-08-01 John Lester, American cricketer, born in Penrith, Cumberland, England (d. 1969)
  • 1871-12-01 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), born in Manchester, England (d. 1944)
  • 1872-03-17 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1872-04-25 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)
  • 1872-09-10 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), born in Sadodar, Kathiawar, India (d. 1933)
  • 1873-01-28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • 1873-05-08 Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
  • 1873-10-02 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), born in The Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1963)
  • 1873-10-19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)
  • 1873-11-22 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1930)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1874-04-26 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1926)
  • 1874-05-19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1874-06-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1874-11-07 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • 1875-01-01 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), born in London, England (d. 1954)
  • 1875-04-02 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), born in Wincanton, England (d. 1934)
  • 1875-04-27 Freddie Fane, British cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner), born in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1875-05-04 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (1st of great South African googlists), born in Lee, London (d. 1918)
  • 1875-06-07 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • 1875-10-18 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • 1875-12-25 Walter Lees, English cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06 taking 26 wkts), born in Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • 1876-04-14 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • 1876-05-03 E. B. Dwyer, Australian-born cricketer (Sussex), born in Redfern, Australia (d. 1912)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1876-09-26 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1964)
  • 1876-11-06 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1876-11-07 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • 1876-11-28 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (early South African googly bowler), born in Swartwater, South Africa (d. 1946)
  • 1877-03-18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • 1877-07-19 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
  • 1877-10-04 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry), born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • 1877-10-13 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1877-10-27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1877-10-29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)
  • 1877-11-02 Victor Trumper, Australian cricket batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1915)
  • 1878-01-26 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • 1878-03-15 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), born in Northowram, Yorkshire, England (d. 1948)
  • 1878-04-07 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (12 tests 1901-11), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1920)
  • 1878-04-16 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1914)
  • 1878-08-17 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1911)
  • 1879-05-22 Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21), born in Kyneton, Australia (d. 1947)
  • 1879-05-30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1879-06-13 George Gunn, English cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1879-08-07 Johannes Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07), born in Berg River, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1880-01-28 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WWI)
  • 1880-08-17 Percy Sherwell, South African cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain), born in Isipingo, Natal (d. 1948)
  • 1880-10-21 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • 1880-12-11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1951)
  • 1881-02-01 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests, 35 wickets), born in St Mark's, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1966)
  • 1881-04-23 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1952)
  • 1881-12-17 Aubrey Faulkner, cricketer (great South African all-rounder early 20th cent)
  • 1882-02-09 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1882-04-05 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • 1882-04-07 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1882-07-02 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria), born in Jamestown, South Australia (d. 1961)
  • 1882-08-22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • 1882-10-14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • 1882-11-09 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1882-12-16 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (1st-class runs, the most ever)
  • 1883-02-21 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1883-11-17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1884-02-04 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • 1884-02-10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • 1884-04-03 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1884-08-13 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1884-10-10 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1953)
  • 1885-12-24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • 1886-01-03 Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1886-02-06 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper and umpire (11 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 1979)
  • 1886-02-16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1886-06-28 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1886-08-15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1886-11-25 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks), born in Oakes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1971)
  • 1886-12-01 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Aust, Otago), born in Cane Hill, Surrey, England (d. 1963)
  • 1886-12-10 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • 1887-03-09 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), born in Battersea, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1887-05-27 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder), born in Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1978)
  • 1887-08-02 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket-keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
  • 1887-10-06 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), born in Cowley, Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1887-10-07 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • 1887-10-31 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)
  • 1887-12-12 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), born in Ratby, Leicestershire, England (d. 1948)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,011

  • 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
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1919-09-24 Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies at 49
  • 1919-09-27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1919-10-02 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), dies at 55
  • 1919-10-27 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1919-10-28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • 1920-05-17 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies at 42
  • 1920-07-05 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1920-12-21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1921-01-19 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests) and soccer winger (2 caps), dies at 62
  • 1921-02-12 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • 1921-02-27 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • 1921-04-29 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), dies at 57
  • 1921-07-02 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), dies at 72
  • 1921-11-17 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • 1921-12-13 Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • 1922-09-21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1923-05-30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1923-06-26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1923-10-12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • 1924-03-25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • 1924-04-16 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • 1924-04-24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1924-05-19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • 1924-08-17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
  • 1924-09-10 Walter Lees, English cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06 taking 26 wkts), dies at 48
  • 1924-09-19 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Australia 1878-93, 1108 runs), dies at 70
  • 1924-10-05 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • 1925-08-03 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • 1925-09-30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1925-12-17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies
  • 1926-03-11 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies at 51
  • 1926-04-15 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • 1926-05-20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1926-06-04 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1926-11-01 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests), dies at 69
  • 1927-04-10 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1927-05-09 Tommy Routledge, South African cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies at 60
  • 1927-07-21 J J Lyons, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies at 64
  • 1927-08-05 Tom Groube, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies at 69
  • 1927-11-29 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1927-12-21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
  • 1928-04-05 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • 1928-09-25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1928-10-16 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1928-12-21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1929-02-17 John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • 1929-05-21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1929-06-02 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • 1929-08-01 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies at 59
  • 1929-08-25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • 1929-10-21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • 1929-10-25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • 1929-11-17 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • 1929-12-09 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • 1930-03-06 William Milton, British cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies at 75
  • 1930-06-11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • 1930-06-12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • 1930-07-14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • 1930-08-20 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), dies at 79
  • 1930-09-10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • 1930-11-11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • 1930-11-27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1930-12-09 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies of drowning at 48
  • 1931-04-25 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • 1931-04-30 Sammy Woods, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies at 64
  • 1931-07-07 Johannes "Kodgee" Kotze, South African cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies at 51
  • 1931-07-16 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), dies from untreated gallstones at 70
  • 1931-09-20 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
  • 1931-10-24 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), dies at 55
  • 1931-11-02 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), dies at 72
  • 1932-03-24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1932-04-26 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1932-08-01 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1932-12-28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
  • 1933-01-17 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), dies at 77
  • 1933-02-16 Archie Jackson, Austrian cricketer, dies at 23
  • 1933-03-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies at 62
  • 1933-04-02 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), dies at 60
  • 1933-05-29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • 1933-11-15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • 1933-12-09 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • 1934-03-24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58
  • 1934-07-07 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1934-07-28 Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies at 57
  • 1934-08-05 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), dies of heart failure at 26
  • 1935-01-10 Charlie McGahey, Australian cricketer (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies
  • 1935-03-03 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1935-07-15 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
  • 1935-10-11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1935-11-02 Jock "Herbie" Cameron, South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1935-11-19 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1935-12-04 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 69
  • 1935-12-13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 1936-01-07 Howard Francis, South African cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies at 67
  • 1936-01-10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies