Australian Cricket in History (Part 2)

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Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 265

  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, New South Wales (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)
  • 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)
  • 1923-11-28 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1925-10-24 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder), born in Windsor, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1926-05-24 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's) (d. 2016)
  • 1927-04-18 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), born in Newcastle, New South Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1928-10-08 Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  • 1929-06-14 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1929-09-25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • 1929-12-16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • 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)

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
  • 1931-01-06 Graeme Hole, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties), born in Concord West, Australia (d. 1990)
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1932-02-29 Gavin Stevens, Australian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Glenelg, South Australia
  • 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 cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1935-12-31 Peter Allan, Australian cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1936-02-03 Bob Simpson, Australian cricket batsman, captain and coach (62 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1936-02-17 Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1936-10-02 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricket batsman (Cambridge Uni & SA; 72 FC matches) and politician (45th Australian Defence Minister), born in Adelaide, South 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
  • 1940-08-20 Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests), born in Bulsar, Gujarat, India
  • 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 & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
  • 1942-01-23 Laurie Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70), born in Westonia, West Australia
  • 1942-02-01 David Sincock, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust), born in Newcastle, New South Wales
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), 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)
  • 1945-01-26 Mick Hill, Australian cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75), born in Greensborough, Australia
  • 1945-03-08 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), born in Kew, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1945-11-08 Tony Mann, Australian cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India), born in Middle Swan, Western Australia
  • 1945-12-01 Ross Edwards, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests @ 40.37, top score 170no; 9 ODIs), born in Perth Western Australia
  • 1945-12-02 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1945-12-21 Doug Walters, Australian cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert), born in Dungog, Australia
  • 1946-04-27 John Maclean, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79), born in Herston, Queensland, Australia
  • 1946-06-08 Richie Robinson, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests; 4 dismissals; WSC; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1946-12-11 Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80), born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1947-02-27 Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1947-06-29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1947-09-05 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), born in Midland, Western Australia (d. 2019)
  • 1947-11-04 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1947-12-13 Les Joslin, Australian cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2), born in Yarraville, Victoria
  • 1948-02-18 Bruce Francis, Australian cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972), born in Mosman, Australia
  • 1948-08-07 Greg Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, administrator (87 Tests; 7,110 @ 53.86), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84), born in Subiaco, Western Australia
  • 1949-12-23 Wally Edwards, Australian cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1950-02-13 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia
  • 1950-04-19 Jeff Hammond, Australian cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour), born in North Adelaide, South Australia
  • 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
  • 1950-11-21 Bruce Laird, Australian cricket batsman (21 Tests; 23 ODIs; 13 "Supertests" in World Series Cricket), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1951-01-30 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1951-11-01 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • 1952-02-06 Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1952-07-23 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1952-10-07 Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6), born in Balwyn, Australia
  • 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
  • 1953-04-25 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1954-01-23 Trevor Hohns, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1954-01-26 Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84), born in Margaret River, 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
  • 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)
  • 1955-05-01 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), 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, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, 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 batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • 1957-05-04 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • 1957-12-07 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, Australian cricket player, fast bowler (1980-89) and coach of Pakistan, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1958-03-01 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958-12-31 Geoff Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92), born in Northam, Australia
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959-04-02 Ken Macleay, Australian cricket fast bowler (16 ODIs, 15 wickets; Western Australia), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1959-11-08 Simon Davis, Australian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts), born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1999-07-01 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • 2000-06-20 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), dies at 73
  • 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 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2001-05-14 Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), dies at 81
  • 2003-05-11 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), dies at 88
  • 2003-06-23 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), dies at 84
  • 2004-01-19 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, dies at 48
  • 2004-10-11 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), dies at 84
  • 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
  • 2009-04-05 George Tribe, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests; Northamptonshire; 66 VFL games Footscray), dies at 88
  • 2011-05-25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • 2011-12-03 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), dies at 90
  • 2014-06-10 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62
  • 2014-11-16 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2014-11-27 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25

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
  • 2016-09-01 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's), dies at 90
  • 2016-09-28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68
  • 2019-03-27 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler and coach (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2020-04-24 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), dies at 75
  • 2020-07-18 Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), dies at 84
  • 2020-08-10 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), dies at 96