Australian Cricket in History

International Teams: English Cricket - New Zealand Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 1898-01-14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • 1902-05-31 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • 1921-03-01 Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928-12-14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman as 12th man

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948-03-15 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
  • 1948-07-01 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry
  • 1951-12-22 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
  • 1961-02-01 Australian cricketers Ken Mackay and Lindsay Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
  • 1977-01-30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1979-02-10 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • 1979-03-24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
  • 1981-02-10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1984-11-26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1984-12-07 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • 1985-05-25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • 1985-12-13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
  • 1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1987-12-14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • 1989-01-26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
  • 1991-03-25 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 1993-02-26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • 1994-03-29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • 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
  • 2018-03-28 Captain Steve Smith and David Warner are suspended by Cricket Australia for 12 months, and Cameron Bancroft (9 months) for their part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 102

  • 1851-06-19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1851-07-23 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1851-08-24 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), born in Bedford, England (d. 1924)

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1854-03-08 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1854-04-11 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1855-08-03 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1855-08-11 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1857-09-02 Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1858-07-26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1858-11-13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)
  • 1859-03-27 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders), born in Norwood, South Australia (d. 1927)
  • 1860-06-20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1866-08-05 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1867-05-10 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1870-11-29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • 1877-11-02 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912), born in Darlinghurst, Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1880-12-11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1882-04-05 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1886-08-15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1888-07-24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1894-09-09 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1895-08-10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1897-08-22 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1899-07-27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
  • 1902-06-17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1902-10-26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • 1905-06-09 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • 1908-03-23 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908-08-27 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1910-05-02 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1912-07-31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1912-09-02 Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
  • 1913-08-28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1914-04-10 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • 1915-07-27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1921-03-29 Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's), born in Albert Park, Melbourne (d. 2011)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 50s), born in Mosman, Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1932-12-07 Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player
  • 1933-10-19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • 1933-10-25 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1936-02-03 Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer (1965 Wisden Cricketer of the Year)
  • 1937-04-23 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's), born in Donnybrook, Australia
  • 1941-07-13 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1942-01-14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket player (batsman 1964-80)
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-07-13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1945-07-13 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1945-07-21 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 1946-04-27 John Maclean, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79), born in Herston, Queensland, Australia
  • 1946-06-08 Richie Robinson, Australian cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977), born in East Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
  • 1950-07-23 Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1954-01-27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1954-02-25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954-04-20 Peter Toohey, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80), born in Blayney, Australia
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • 1954-07-13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1955-03-18 Graeme Porter, Australian cricketer (1 day intl for Australia 1979), born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • 1955-05-01 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket opening batsman (6 Tests 1979-80), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1955-05-02 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • 1955-05-03 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1955-07-27 Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
  • 1956-06-12 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1956-11-06 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1957-05-01 Rick Darling, Australian cricket opening batsman (14 Tests 1978-79), born in Walkerie, South Australia
  • 1957-05-04 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959-04-02 Ken Macleay, English-born Australian cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1964-04-20 Paul Nobes, Australian cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA), born in Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia
  • 1964-10-27 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • 1965-06-02 Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer (twin of Steve)
  • 1965-06-02 Steve Waugh, Australian cricket captain
  • 1966-04-27 Peter McIntyre, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995), born in Gisborne, Australia
  • 1969-09-13 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestGlenn McGrath

1970-02-09 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer (1993-2007), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath
  • 1970-04-24 Damien Fleming, Australian cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut), born in Bentley, Perth, Australia
  • 1972-02-10 Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1974-03-09 Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler), born in Semaphore, South Australia
  • 1975-04-19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
  • 1975-05-27 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • 1975-08-21 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer, born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • 1976-07-27 Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
  • 1977-09-12 Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer, born in Penrith, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1896-09-02 Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
  • 1896-09-24 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • 1900-11-21 J. J. Ferris, Australian cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies at 33
  • 1911-02-07 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 1914-08-07 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1915-06-28 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies at 37
  • 1917-10-31 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, dies at 33
  • 1924-08-17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1926-06-04 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1927-11-29 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1929-08-25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • 1931-04-25 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • 1933-01-17 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • 1938-08-14 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • 1938-10-12 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies at 84
  • 1940-06-22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1944-01-01 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1944-11-16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1948-06-08 Hanson "Sammy" Carter, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies at 70
  • 1951-01-29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • 1955-04-18 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1971-11-23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1979-02-02 Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide at 48
  • 1979-06-29 Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • 1981-08-31 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1982-12-13 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies at 68
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1986-07-24 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • 1993-04-15 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies at 87
  • 1993-06-16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies at 79
  • 1994-12-01 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939

Person of interestDonald Bradman

2001-02-25 Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket captain (6,996 Test runs at 99.94), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2004-01-19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, dies at 48
  • 2007-05-24 Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
  • 2008-03-16 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), dies at 95
  • 2011-05-25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • 2011-12-03 Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer (flamboyant Australian batsman of late 40's), dies at 90
  • 2014-11-16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015-04-10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer (leg spinner) and commentator, dies at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2015-08-22 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93