Australian Cricket in History

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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

1928-11-01 Australian cricket batting prodigy Dob Bradman scores 133 not out in NSW 2nd innings v Queensland in Brisbane; follows his 131 in the Blues' 1st innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928-12-14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman as 12th man
  • 1932-07-04 Australian cricket batsman Don Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario in Guelph
  • 1932-07-07 Australian cricket batsman supreme Don Bradman scores a double century during a Goodwill Tour in Montreal, Canada
  • 1934-09-04 Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 149 not out in just 104 minutes (17 fours, 4 sixes) in drawn tour match v England XI at Folkestone
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-08-01 Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud takes 6 for 70 in England's 2nd innings for a 54 run 4th Test win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 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
  • 1980-03-23 Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test Australia v Pakistan Third Test in Lahore
  • 1980-09-02 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match
  • 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
  • 1986-09-19 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (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
  • 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
  • 1991-03-25 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
  • 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
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • 1996-06-08 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 1997-07-06 Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh completes twin centuries (108 & 116) in 268 run 3rd Test win v England at Old Trafford
  • 1998-10-02 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 139

  • 1841-08-13 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer, born in Harrow, Victoria, Australia (d. 1891)
  • 1849-03-26 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (d. 1921)
  • 1851-06-19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1851-07-23 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
  • 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, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (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)
  • 1861-08-01 Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 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
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 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)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 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), born in Sevenhill, Clare, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1889-08-08 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), born in Collingwood, Victoria (d. 1977)
  • 1892-07-30 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • 1894-09-09 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1895-08-10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1895-10-10 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days), born in Stanmore, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 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), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 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)
  • 1914-07-09 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1915-07-27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (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)
  • 1921-08-20 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket slow left-armer (Test for Australia 1956), born in Albert Park, Victoria (d. 1985)
  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer (Australian fast bowler & St George full-back), born in Mascot, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1923-06-25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1928-10-08 Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  • 1929-09-25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • 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, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

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
  • 1933-08-03 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 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)
  • 1936-10-02 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman) and 45th Australian Defence Minister, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1937-04-23 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's), born in Donnybrook, Australia
  • 1938-06-27 Gordon Rorke, Australian cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's), born in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1939-06-27 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s), born in Cheltenham, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2000)
  • 1939-06-29 Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler through 60s), born in Skipton, Victoria, Australia
  • 1940-07-10 Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
  • 1940-10-05 Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer (307 v England at the MCG 1966), born in Melbourne, Victoria, 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 captain, broadcaster (75 Tests), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 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
  • 1947-06-29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1948-08-07 Greg Chappell, Australian cricket captain, administrator (87 Tests), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket and rules football player, born in Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84)
  • 1950-07-23 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1950-10-09 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1952-07-23 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1952-10-12 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1891-01-04 Joe Hunter, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), dies at 35
  • 1891-08-14 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • 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
  • 1921-07-02 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), dies at 72
  • 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
  • 1930-08-20 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (1st centurion), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1947-01-23 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
  • 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)
  • 1951-07-14 Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies at 89
  • 1955-04-18 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • 1958-09-09 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1966-08-05 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92
  • 1968-08-25 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies at 58
  • 1971-05-12 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies at 75
  • 1971-11-23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1972-09-18 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58
  • 1973-10-24 Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
  • 1973-12-23 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies at 85
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1974-08-11 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • 1976-08-25 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies at 77
  • 1977-04-03 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), 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
  • 1985-10-13 Jack Wilson, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies at 64
  • 1986-07-24 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • 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
  • 1996-06-22 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 1999-07-01 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • 2000-12-25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s), dies at 61

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
  • 2008-11-27 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), dies at 56
  • 2009-01-21 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), dies at 75
  • 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 cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer 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
  • 2016-09-28 Max Walker, Australian cricket and rules football player, dies at 68