Famous Cricketers in History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,895

  • 1904-05-13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • 1904-06-23 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1963)
  • 1904-11-14 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
  • 1904-12-12 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1905-04-14 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1905-05-18 Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), born in Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1905-06-09 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • 1905-06-13 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • 1905-06-25 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1905-07-05 Jock "Herbie" Cameron, South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province (d. 1935)
  • 1905-08-28 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1905-11-05 George Bissett, South African cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28), born in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1965)
  • 1905-11-17 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • 1905-12-03 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-12-20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia
  • 1905-12-28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)
  • 1906-01-28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • 1906-04-15 Sandy Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35), born in East London, South Africa (d. 1985)
  • 1906-05-16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • 1906-05-21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • 1906-06-03 Norman Gallichan, New Zealand cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • 1906-06-03 Walter Robins, English cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder), born in Stafford, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-06-08 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1975)
  • 1906-06-16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • 1906-08-25 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Corsham, Wiltshire (d. 1979)
  • 1906-12-02 Eric Dalton, South African cricket batsman (15 Tests, top score 117), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1907-04-20 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55), born in Rawalpindi, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1907-07-02 Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1997)
  • 1907-08-11 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • 1907-08-21 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1907-09-11 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1936)
  • 1907-12-16 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, English cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31), born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1908-01-25 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1908-02-21 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), born in Tweefontein, South Africa (d. 1934)
  • 1908-02-29 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1908-03-23 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1908-04-28 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 30's), born in Waverley, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1908-06-02 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • 1908-07-25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1908-08-18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • 1908-08-26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

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1908-08-27 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1908-09-01 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), Lahore, Punjab (d. 1980)
  • 1908-11-02 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)
  • 1909-01-01 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), born in Bombay, India (d. 1949)
  • 1909-01-08 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1909-02-23 Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • 1909-04-05 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16), born in Cape Town (d. 1965)
  • 1909-04-26 Dick Howorth, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire), born in Bacup, Lancashire, England (d. 1980)
  • 1909-05-30 George Headley OD MBE, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), born in Colón, Panama (d. 1983)
  • 1909-06-06 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1909-06-20 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres), born in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1909-07-20 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
  • 1909-08-08 Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
  • 1909-08-14 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), born in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1909-08-20 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1978)
  • 1909-08-23 Syd Buller, English first-class cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1970)
  • 1909-08-24 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1909-11-25 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)
  • 1909-12-06 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC), born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1909-12-16 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • 1909-12-23 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • 1910-02-01 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1910-02-10 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • 1910-02-24 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1910-03-16 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • 1910-03-27 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), born in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1910-04-08 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1910-05-02 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-05-09 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • 1910-05-19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • 1910-07-13 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 1910-08-01 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • 1910-08-11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1910-10-15 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • 1910-11-12 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African batsman)
  • 1910-11-24 Lennox Brown, cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1910-12-04 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (d. 1940)
  • 1910-12-16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • 1910-12-17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1911-01-07 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • 1911-01-27 George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
  • 1911-02-06 Dooley Briscoe, South African cricketer & soldier (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's), born in Johannesburg (d. 1941)
  • 1911-04-12 Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1982)
  • 1911-05-05 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911-05-28 Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s), born in Calcutta, Bengal, India (d. 1994)
  • 1911-06-10 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), born in Milton, Brisbane (d. 1998)
  • 1911-07-03 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1911-08-09 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • 1911-10-12 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • 1912-01-24 Ken Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests, top score 137; first Test cricketer born in US), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1912-03-02 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1942)
  • 1912-03-30 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • 1912-04-20 David Townsend, English cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935), born in Norton, County Durham (d. 1997)
  • 1912-06-05 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (England leggie, bowled Bradman), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-07-31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,011

  • 1947-03-09 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
  • 1947-03-27 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
  • 1947-04-02 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), dies at 64
  • 1947-06-06 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1947-07-13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies at 68
  • 1947-07-30 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • 1947-10-12 Nelson Betancourt, cricket wicket-keeper (WI Test 1930), dies at 42
  • 1948-02-10 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), dies at 59
  • 1948-03-05 Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1948-04-17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (South African captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies
  • 1948-06-08 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), dies at 70
  • 1948-07-03 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), dies at 44
  • 1948-07-08 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • 1948-07-26 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • 1948-09-11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • 1948-10-16 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies at 42
  • 1948-12-09 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • 1948-12-20 Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
  • 1949-03-30 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), dies at 40
  • 1949-04-06 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • 1949-05-06 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies at 49
  • 1949-06-29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • 1949-07-14 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1949-08-30 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1949-11-01 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), dies at 78
  • 1950-01-08 George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • 1950-02-16 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
  • 1950-06-17 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
  • 1950-06-20 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • 1950-09-11 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 1951-01-29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1951-04-27 Philip Hands, South African cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies at 61
  • 1951-06-06 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), dies at 61
  • 1951-07-14 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), dies at 89
  • 1951-08-03 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket-keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • 1951-10-13 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1952-02-05 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
  • 1952-05-16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1952-07-27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1952-07-31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • 1952-11-08 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), dies at 71
  • 1952-12-19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1953-05-07 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies at 68
  • 1953-05-18 Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
  • 1953-06-25 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • 1953-09-12 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • 1953-09-22 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 1953-10-27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1953-12-02 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), dies at 77
  • 1954-01-20 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • 1954-01-20 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies at 71
  • 1954-03-18 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • 1954-05-10 George Hirst, English cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies at 82
  • 1954-05-23 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1954-09-30 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1954-10-27 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • 1955-01-07 Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
  • 1955-04-18 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • 1955-05-11 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), dies at 80
  • 1955-05-17 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
  • 1955-05-17 Leslie Hylton, Jamaican cricketer and West Indies fast bowler, executed and hanged for murder at 50
  • 1955-06-22 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1955-10-21 Roy Minnett, Australian cricketer (all-rounder prior to WWI), dies
  • 1955-12-22 Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies
  • 1956-05-18 Maurice Tate, English cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies at 60
  • 1956-07-20 Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1956-07-27 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • 1956-08-13 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • 1956-09-07 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, dies at 84
  • 1957-01-24 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
  • 1957-03-12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
  • 1957-04-08 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • 1957-05-21 Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies
  • 1957-07-09 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • 1957-07-21 Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies
  • 1957-12-29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67
  • 1958-03-19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • 1958-03-26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • 1958-04-26 Joe Small, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies at 65
  • 1958-05-03 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • 1958-05-25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1958-06-07 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1958-06-18 Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • 1958-06-28 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1958-07-22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • 1958-09-09 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72
  • 1958-10-15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • 1958-10-17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • 1958-11-18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • 1959-02-02 Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
  • 1959-03-28 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
  • 1959-05-28 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • 1959-06-26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • 1959-07-11 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
  • 1959-07-11 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), dies at 76
  • 1959-09-09 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1959-10-28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • 1959-11-15 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • 1959-12-05 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies at 54
  • 1959-12-10 Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), dies at 57