Famous Cricketers in History (Part 7)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,895

  • 1926-12-14 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts), born in Delamere Land, Brighton, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1990)
  • 1926-12-24 Ronald Draper, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50), born in Oudtshoorn, South Africa
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-01-11 John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1927-02-18 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1927-03-22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • 1927-03-30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)
  • 1927-04-18 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), born in Newcastle, New South Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1927-05-01 Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-05 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), born in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-06 Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), born in St Peter, Barbados (d. 2014)
  • 1927-05-22 Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), born in Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1927-06-16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-18 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (father of Chris NZ batsman in 50's & 60's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1991)
  • 1927-07-26 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), born in Karachi, Sind, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-15 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1927-10-10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), born in Mount Standfast, Saint James Parish, Barbados (d. 1995)
  • 1927-10-18 Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)
  • 1927-10-25 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), born in Dundee, Natal (d. 1997)
  • 1927-11-06 Eric St Eval Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59), born in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • 1928-01-01 Khan Mohammad, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 54 wickets; Pakistan's first ball and wicket in Test cricket), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 2009)
  • 1928-01-05 Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-07 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
  • 1928-01-17 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)
  • 1928-02-03 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • 1928-02-11 Gerry Alexander, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (25 Tests, top score 108, 90 dismissals), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • 1928-03-10 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • 1928-03-19 Clive Van Ryneveld, cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
  • 1928-05-31 Pankaj Roy, cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad)
  • 1928-06-03 John Reid, cricketer (prolific NZ batsman 1949-65)
  • 1928-06-28 Peter Heine, South African cricketer (solid South African fast bowler in 1950's), born in Winterton, Natal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-10 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1928-08-02 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 1990)
  • 1928-10-08 Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  • 1928-10-18 R H "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India)
  • 1928-10-24 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959), born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1928-10-27 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricket captain and batsman (11 Tests; India's oldest living Test cricketer), born in Vadodara, India
  • 1928-11-11 Trevor Meale, New Zealand cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958), born in Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1928-11-17 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • 1929-01-23 Ian Thomson, English cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 1929-01-30 Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1929-02-09 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • 1929-03-06 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • 1929-03-11 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1929-03-24 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • 1929-05-01 Sonny Ramadhin, West Indian cricket spin bowler (43 Tests, 158 wickets), born in St.Charles Village, Trinidad
  • 1929-05-02 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • 1929-05-15 Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • 1929-05-21 Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • 1929-05-28 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1929-06-08 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)
  • 1929-06-14 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1929-06-21 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-05 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • 1929-09-25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • 1929-10-06 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • 1929-10-25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • 1929-11-08 Trevor McMahon, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (v India & Pak 1955-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1929-12-11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1929-12-15 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), born in Greenacres, Oldham, England (d. 2010)
  • 1929-12-16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • 1929-12-22 Wazir Mohammad, Indian cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1929-12-31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • 1930-01-19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1930-03-01 Coimbatarao Gopinath, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests, HS 50), born in Madras, India
  • 1930-03-14 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1930-04-10 Shujauddin Butt, Pakistani cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2006)
  • 1930-04-20 Alan Oakman, English cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956), born in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • 1930-04-25 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI), born in Saint Thomas, Barbados (d. 1992)
  • 1930-04-29 Alf Valentine, Jamaican cricketer (great West Indian lefty spinner)
  • 1930-06-01 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1930-06-03 Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • 1930-06-06 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1930-06-17 Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), born in Gorton, Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • 1930-07-09 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1930-07-11 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • 1930-07-25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1930-08-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1930-08-26 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • 1930-08-30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)
  • 1930-09-29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • 1930-10-02 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)

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1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1930-11-14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930-11-24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930-11-24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • 1930-12-15 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62), born in Ajmer, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1931-01-06 Graeme Hole, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties), born in Concord West, Australia (d. 1990)
  • 1931-01-31 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1931-02-24 Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), born in Rawden, West Riding (d. 2015)
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 104 wickets @ 21.10), born in Cape Town, Western Cape (d. 2013)
  • 1931-07-04 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931-08-01 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1931-08-02 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • 1931-08-04 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1931-09-26 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • 1931-10-04 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,011

  • 1980-02-28 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
  • 1980-03-18 Herman Griffith, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), dies at 86
  • 1980-04-02 Dick Howorth, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire), dies at 70
  • 1980-04-12 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
  • 1980-05-02 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), dies at 88
  • 1980-06-10 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1980-07-18 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies at 76
  • 1980-08-02 Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), dies at 64
  • 1980-08-09 P K "Perker" Lee, cricketer (Australian bowler 1931-33, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1980-08-21 Jack Cheetham, South African cricket batsman and captain (24 Tests; Western Province), dies at 60
  • 1980-09-08 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), dies at 56
  • 1980-10-10 Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • 1980-10-14 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • 1980-11-21 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • 1980-11-22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • 1980-11-23 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • 1980-12-28 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), at 72
  • 1980-12-31 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for England, legendary 6-hitter), dies
  • 1981-02-15 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies at 68
  • 1981-03-06 George Geary, English cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies at 87
  • 1981-03-14 Ken Barrington, cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies
  • 1981-03-26 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1981-03-30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies at 50
  • 1981-04-16 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1981-04-21 Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies
  • 1981-05-08 Maurice Fernandes, cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies
  • 1981-05-09 Nip Pellew, Australian cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies at 87
  • 1981-06-03 Eric Dalton, South African cricket batsman (15 Tests, top score 117), dies at 74
  • 1981-08-14 Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies at 70
  • 1981-08-31 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1981-11-22 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies at 73
  • 1982-01-03 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), dies at 69
  • 1982-02-10 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), dies at 70
  • 1982-02-25 J K Irani, cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • 1982-04-20 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), dies at 91
  • 1982-04-28 Nobby Clark, English cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies at 81
  • 1982-06-13 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
  • 1982-07-15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • 1982-07-30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1982-08-24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1982-08-28 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • 1982-09-19 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies at 85
  • 1982-09-26 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies at 80
  • 1982-09-29 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies at 77
  • 1982-12-13 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies at 68
  • 1982-12-18 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1983-01-23 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), dies at 74
  • 1983-02-02 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • 1983-04-18 Alan Melville, South African cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies at 72
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, Australian cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies at 62
  • 1983-07-14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • 1983-07-27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • 1983-07-28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1983-08-12 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
  • 1983-08-12 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
  • 1983-09-07 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1983-10-18 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies at 52
  • 1983-11-30 George Headley OD MBE, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), dies at 74
  • 1983-12-02 Atholl Mckinnon, South African cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 51
  • 1983-12-31 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
  • 1984-02-28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1984-03-06 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • 1984-03-13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1984-04-04 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • 1984-06-06 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • 1984-07-30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1984-09-07 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1984-10-11 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1985-01-09 Don Brennan, cricket wicket-keeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • 1985-03-17 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies at 59
  • 1985-04-05 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • 1985-07-05 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1985-07-31 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55
  • 1985-08-22 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • 1985-10-13 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), dies at 64
  • 1985-11-19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1985-11-21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • 1985-12-31 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
  • 1986-01-25 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), dies at 73
  • 1986-03-05 Teddy Hoad, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (4 Tests), dies at 90
  • 1986-04-05 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1986-04-23 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • 1986-04-24 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-06-15 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • 1986-06-26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-07-24 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • 1986-07-28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1986-08-03 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • 1986-08-29 Ellis Achong, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer 1st person of Chinese descent to play a test match (West Indies 1933-35), dies 82
  • 1987-01-04 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • 1987-01-08 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), dies at 60
  • 1987-01-20 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies