Famous Cricketers in History (Part 6)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,911

  • 1919-07-31 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-08 Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946), born in Westport, West Coast, New Zealand (d. 1979)
  • 1919-10-10 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • 1919-10-17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919-11-06 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1919-11-28 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1919-12-30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-05 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani cricketer (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • 1920-01-14 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1920-02-27 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-07 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), born in Bolton upon Dearne, England (d. 2004)
  • 1920-03-16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1920-05-26 Jack Cheetham, South African cricket batsman and captain (24 Tests; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1980)
  • 1920-06-22 Chandu Sarwate, Indian cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52), born in Sagar, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1920-07-16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • 1920-08-18 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), born in Finchley, England (d. 1999)
  • 1920-10-04 George Tribe, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests; Northamptonshire; 66 VFL games Footscray), born in Yarraville, Victoria (d. 2009)
  • 1921-01-22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-07 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1921-03-13 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-03-17 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1921-03-29 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1921-04-05 Les Jackson, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 7 wickets; Derbyshire), born in Whitwell, England (d. 2007)
  • 1921-04-11 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (WI batsman pre/post-war), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1921-05-26 Frank Mooney, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (13 Tests, 30 dismissals; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1921-06-05 Lancelot Pierre, West Indian cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1921-08-05 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1921-08-20 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), born in Albert Park, Victoria (d. 1985)
  • 1921-08-23 Sam Cook, English cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test), born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1921-10-15 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1992)
  • 1921-11-06 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, captain (NZ 12 Tests @ 31.22, 16 wickets), born in Gore, Southland (d. 2006)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-02-01 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • 1922-02-09 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • 1922-02-24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • 1922-02-26 Bill Johnston, Australian cricket fast/spin bowler (40 Tests, 160 wickets @ 23.91; Victoria), born in Beeac, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1922-03-05 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • 1922-03-13 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests @ 47.40), born in Rangiora, Canterbury (d. 1997)
  • 1922-04-21 Allan Watkins, Welsh cricket all-rounder, (15 Tests, England @ 40.15, 11 wickets; Glamorgan), born in Usk, Wales (d. 2011)
  • 1922-04-30 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), born in Grahamstown, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1922-07-04 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • 1922-08-17 Roy Tattersall, English cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's), born in Bolton, England (d. 2011)
  • 1922-09-30 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1922-10-10 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1922-12-08 George Fullerton, South African cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51), born in Kensington, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • 1922-12-28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • 1923-01-08 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's), born in Ardsley, South Yorkshire (d. 1985)
  • 1923-03-16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1923-03-31 Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1923-04-10 John Watkins, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • 1923-04-30 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), born in Heywood, Lancashire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1923-06-14 Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England (d. 2021)
  • 1923-06-22 Jimmy Cameron, Jamaican cricketer (WI batsman 1948-49), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1923-06-25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1923-08-12 John Holt, West Indian cricket batsman (17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36.75; 2 x 100s), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1997)
  • 1923-08-18 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicket-keeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
  • 1923-08-18 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
  • 1923-08-18 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
  • 1923-08-23 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1923-11-01 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), born in Cowandilla, South Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1923-11-05 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, born in Bradford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1923-11-17 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed batsman)
  • 1923-11-28 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1923-12-03 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2011)
  • 1924-02-27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • 1924-03-18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1924-05-15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1924-05-31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • 1924-06-08 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • 1924-06-15 Mohammed Ghazali, Pakistani cricketer (off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2003)
  • 1924-06-27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-08-01 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • 1924-08-28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1924-09-24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • 1924-11-11 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • 1924-11-26 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959), born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (d. 1992)
  • 1924-12-24 Roy Miller, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1925-01-12 Ralph Legall, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2003)
  • 1925-01-17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • 1925-01-25 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • 1925-02-26 Everton Weekes OBE, West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2020)
  • 1925-03-26 Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), born in Amritsar, British India (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-13 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), born in Elton, Huntingdonshire (d. 2004)
  • 1925-04-14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • 1925-05-02 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), born in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (d. 2005)
  • 1925-05-18 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), born in Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire (d. 1979)
  • 1925-06-23 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • 1925-07-01 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925-07-18 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • 1925-07-25 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1925-10-12 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1925-10-24 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder), born in Windsor, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1925-12-03 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests, top score 92), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • 1925-12-12 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,041

  • 1971-02-01 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), dies at 66
  • 1971-02-26 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67
  • 1971-03-16 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, Australian cricket wrist-spin bowler (10 Tests), dies from cancer at 62
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1971-05-12 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; 1 x 100, 8 x 50) and rugby union fly-half (2 caps), dies at 75
  • 1971-05-31 Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricket spin bowler (14 Tests; 74 wickets @ 17.97; Queensland, Victoria), dies at 89
  • 1971-06-17 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Philadelphia), dies
  • 1971-06-24 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • 1971-07-01 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1971-07-04 Joe Cox, South African cricket fast medium bowler (3 Tests; Natal), dies at 85
  • 1971-09-03 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies at 84
  • 1971-09-14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1971-11-23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1972-01-07 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1972-03-17 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricket fast bowler (10 Tests, 37 wickets; Barbados), dies at 62
  • 1972-09-04 Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies at 75
  • 1972-09-18 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58
  • 1972-10-18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • 1972-11-10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1972-12-11 John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies at 67
  • 1973-01-24 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), dies at 53
  • 1973-02-08 Herbie Taylor, South African cricket batsman and captain (42 Tests; 2,936 runs @ 40.77; 7 x 100s), dies at 83
  • 1973-02-16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
  • 1973-03-08 [John] Gordon Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (open batsman in 9 Tests 1953-56), dies at 46
  • 1973-04-01 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 74
  • 1973-04-27 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
  • 1973-07-08 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies at 95
  • 1973-08-07 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies at 77
  • 1973-08-12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • 1973-10-24 Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
  • 1973-11-19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1973-12-16 Sid Barnes, Australian cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies of barbiturate and bromide poisoning at 57
  • 1973-12-23 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies at 85
  • 1974-01-21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1974-02-14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • 1974-05-25 Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
  • 1974-06-02 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1974-06-17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • 1974-07-09 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • 1974-07-28 Jack Ellis, Australian cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • 1974-08-11 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • 1974-08-13 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1974-12-09 George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • 1975-02-18 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), dies at 68
  • 1975-02-27 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, dies at 86
  • 1975-07-13 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1976-01-11 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
  • 1976-01-30 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, South African cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies at 91
  • 1976-02-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1976-02-03 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • 1976-07-20 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
  • 1976-08-10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • 1976-08-19 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1976-08-21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • 1976-08-25 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket slow-medium bowler (6 Tests; 17 wickets; best 7-92 1930), dies at 77
  • 1976-09-05 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • 1976-11-11 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), dies at 67
  • 1976-12-18 George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
  • 1976-12-21 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
  • 1976-12-25 Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
  • 1977-01-29 Buster Nupen, South African cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 50 wickets; one eye only), dies at 75
  • 1977-02-22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • 1977-04-03 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), dies at 87
  • 1977-04-20 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • 1977-06-09 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1977-07-29 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), dies at 62
  • 1977-10-18 Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67
  • 1977-12-07 Paul Gibb, cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies
  • 1978-01-22 Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies at 83
  • 1978-03-13 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), dies at 52
  • 1978-03-17 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
  • 1978-03-29 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), dies at 47
  • 1978-03-30 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
  • 1978-03-30 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
  • 1978-05-05 Alfred (Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies at 81
  • 1978-05-13 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; Canterbury, Otago), dies at 68
  • 1978-05-19 George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1978-08-21 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies at 61
  • 1978-10-18 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies at 91
  • 1978-10-26 George "Jackie" Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies at 71
  • 1978-11-13 George Hearne, South African cricket batsman (3 Tests; Western Province), dies at 90
  • 1979-02-02 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) and broadcaster (ABC), dies of self inflicted gunshot wounds at 48
  • 1979-02-05 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies at 77
  • 1979-02-08 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 72
  • 1979-02-09 C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
  • 1979-02-21 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
  • 1979-03-17 Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
  • 1979-04-02 Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests; first West Indian Test century-maker in England), dies at 68
  • 1979-05-31 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), dies at 54
  • 1979-06-04 Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
  • 1979-06-29 Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • 1979-07-07 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1979-08-23 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • 1979-08-31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper, umpire (11 Tests), dies at 93
  • 1979-09-07 Janardan Navle, Indian cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper), dies at 76
  • 1979-09-12 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
  • 1979-11-14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1979-12-14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, Indian cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies at 56

Famous Cricketers