English Cricket in History

International Teams: Australian Cricket - New Zealand Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 1859-07-22 Underarm slow right arm bowler V E Walker takes 10-74 in 1st innings for an All-England Cricket XI v Surrey CCC at The Oval in London
  • 1882-08-29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
  • 1892-03-19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)

Cricket History

1895-05-30 English cricket icon W. G. Grace scores 169 for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Lord's for his 1,000th first-class run of the season in just 22 days

  • 1896-06-12 England cricket spin bowler Jack Hearne sets record for earliest date taking 100 first-class wickets in a season when he captures 9-73 for the MCC in an innings & 18 run drubbing of Australia at Lord's
  • 1899-02-16 Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
  • 1899-06-01 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper
  • 1899-06-30 Spin bowler Jack Hearne takes England cricket's first Test hat-trick vs Australia in drawn 3rd Test at Headingley; dismisses champion middle order trio Clem Hill, Syd Gregory and Monty Noble
  • 1901-12-13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • 1902-08-13 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London
  • 1904-03-03 England cricket all-rounder Bernard Bosanquet takes 6 for 51 as tourists dismiss Australia for 171 in the 4th Test in Sydney to regain the Ashes; take an unassailable, 3-1 series lead
  • 1910-01-01 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs
  • 1911-12-30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
  • 1912-02-13 Olympic boxing gold medallist Johnny Douglas takes 5/46 as England cricket team regains Ashes with an innings and 225 run 4th Test win over Australia in Melbourne

Cricket History

1925-01-05 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings

  • 1925-01-08 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne
  • 1928-09-15 Kent leg-spinner Alfred "Tich" Freeman takes 2-102 and 4-75 for Rest of England vs Lancashire to become the only bowler to take 300 wickets (304) in an English cricket season
  • 1929-08-28 English cricket all-rounder Frank Woolley scores 176 for Kent v Middlesex at Lord's; his 100th first-class hundred
  • 1930-04-04 England cricket batsman Andy Sandham ends Day 2 of 4th Test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica unbeaten on 309; 1st triple century in Test history; out for 325
  • 1930-04-05 England cricketers dismissed for then record 849 v West Indies in 4th Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Andy Sandham out for 325

Cricket History

1930-05-31 Don Bradman batting for Australia v Hampshire at Southampton is 47 not out at stumps, bringing his aggregate to 1,001 runs, the first cricket touring overseas batsman to complete 1,000 runs by end of May

  • 1933-02-16 England cricket team regains the Ashes against Australia, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • 1933-04-01 England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland
  • 1935-06-26 Surrey's former England Test cricket batsman Andy Sandham scores his 100th first class century (103) v Hampshire at Basingstoke
  • 1938-06-11 England cricket team declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1948-01-22 All time great England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his first Test innings in 1st Test v West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1954-07-02 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 1956-05-16 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australia in tour match at The Oval, London
  • 1956-07-27 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53
  • 1956-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings; match figures 19-90 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings & 170 runs
  • 1957-06-04 England cricket batsmen Peter May (285no) & Colin Cowdrey (154) make 411 stand in drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Birmingham; WI spinner Sonny Ramadhin bowls mammoth 98 overs
  • 1957-07-05 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1958-07-07 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at Headingley

Cricket Record

1970-11-29 England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs

  • 1973-05-31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • 1973-07-31 England cricket batsman Frank Hayes scores unbeaten 106 in Test debut in 1st Test v West Indies at The Oval, London; tourists win by 158 runs

Cricket History

1974-04-02 England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings

  • 1975-09-03 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes

Cricket Debut

1977-07-28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

  • 1977-08-02 In his comeback Test, England cricket batsman Geoff Boycott is unbeaten on 80 after a 1st innings 107 as England beats Australia by 7 wickets in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge
  • 1978-02-25 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham scores first Test century, 103 v New Zealand in Christchurch
  • 1978-06-01 England cricket fast bowler Chris Old becomes only third man to capture 4 wickets in 5 balls in a Test, as Pakistan dismissed for 164 in 1st Test at Edgbaston; Old 5 for 70

Cricket Debut

1978-06-01 Future England cricket captain David Gower makes his Test debut in 1st Test against Pakistan in Birmingham; England win by an innings and 57 runs

  • 1981-07-07 England cricket captain Ian Botham resigned after no wins in 12 matches under his reign and a pair in the 2nd Test v Australia at Lord's
  • 1981-08-02 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham takes 5 for 11 to end Australia's chase of 151 target, all out 121 for 29 run defeat in 4th Test at Edgbaston
  • 1981-09-01 Mike Brearley's last day as England cricket captain in 6th Test draw v Australia at The Oval; maintains his unbeaten record at home as England's 3-1 series win confirmed
  • 1984-07-03 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • 1985-09-03 England cricket swing bowler Richard Ellison with 5 for 76 helps dismiss Australia for 129 in 6th Test win at the Oval; England regains Ashes 3-1
  • 1986-07-04 England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham
  • 1990-03-01 England cricket has its first win against West Indies in 16 years and 24 matches; 9 wicket victory in the 1st Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Allan Lamb's first overseas century 132
  • 1993-07-06 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1994-03-30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • 1995-07-30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v West Indies at Old Trafford
  • 1995-12-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Jack Russell dismisses Clive Eksteen with his record 11th catch in 2nd Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • 1996-09-14 England Test cricket fast bowler Dean Headley equals WR by taking his 3rd hat-trick of the English County season for Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury
  • 1998-07-06 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with a famous unbeaten 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 2000-08-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford
  • 2007-03-18 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious
  • 2017-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London
  • 2019-06-18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 433

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Sackville, English politician (MP Tamworth 1734-47) and cricketer (Kent CCC), born in England (d. 1765)
  • 1755-11-23 Thomas Lord, English cricket batsman (founder of Lord's cricket ground; Middlesex CCC), born in Thirsk, England (d. 1832)
  • 1804-10-05 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), born in London, England (d. 1876)
  • 1825-08-04 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1826-05-22 George Parr, English cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), born in Radcliffe on Trent, England (d. 1891)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), born in Brighton, England (d. 1884)
  • 1827-11-16 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), born in Petworth, England (d. 1880)
  • 1830-03-25 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), born in Godalming. England (d. 1878)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), born in Chatteris, England (d. 1876)
  • 1841-09-03 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • 1841-11-28 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 1911)
  • 1842-02-13 Ted Pooley, English cricket wicket-keeper (1st class records: 8 stumpings in a match 1878; 12 dismissals in a match 1868), born in Chepstow, England (d. 1907)
  • 1842-08-29 Alfred Shaw, English cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), born in Burton Joyce, England (d. 1907)
  • 1842-11-23 James Lillywhite, English cricket slow bowler (1st England Test captain; 2 Tests, 8 wickets; Sussex CCC) and umpire (6 Tests 1881–99), born in Westhampnett, England (d. 1929)
  • 1844-04-21 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 1891)
  • 1845-11-14 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Kirkheaton, England (d. 1910)
  • 1847-02-10 A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), born in Blackburn, England (d. 1925)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1889)
  • 1848-04-09 Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, born in London, England (d. 1947)

W. G. GraceW. G. Grace (1848-1915)

1848-07-18 English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), born in Bristol, England

  • 1849-07-01 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1850-12-13 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 1880)
  • 1850-12-16 Fred Morley, English cricket fast bowler, (4 Tests, 16 wickets, BB 5/56; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England (d. 1884)
  • 1851-02-03 George Harris, (4th Baron Harris), English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Kent CCC), born in St Ann's, Trinidad (d. 1932)
  • 1851-02-26 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Kimberley, England (d. 1910)
  • 1851-05-28 Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
  • 1851-10-21 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), born in Pitsmoor, Yorkshire (d. 1898)
  • 1852-05-27 Billy Barnes, English cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 134, 51 wickets, BB 6/28; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England (d. 1899)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1932)
  • 1854-12-03 William Milton, British cricket all-rounder (3 Tests South Africa, 2 wickets) and rugby union centre (2 Tests England), born in Little Marlow, England (d. 1930)
  • 1855-08-03 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1855-11-19 Billy Bates, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1900)
  • 1856-04-11 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), born in New Lenton, England (d. 1903)
  • 1856-12-07 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • 1857-02-12 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), born in Churwell, England (d. 1941)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1937)
  • 1857-11-30 Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), born in Rotherhithe, England (d. 1936)
  • 1858-11-23 Frank Hearne, English cricket batsman (2 Tests England, 4 South Africa; Kent, Western Province), born in Ealing, England (d. 1949)
  • 1858-12-04 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 102no; Nottinghamshire CCC) and soccer winger (2 caps; Notts County FC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1921)
  • 1859-10-20 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), born in Netheravon, Wiltshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke [Martin Hawke], English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Yorkshire CCC, Cambridge Uni CC, MCC), born in Willingham by Stow, England (d. 1938)
  • 1860-12-02 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), born in Spratton, England (d. 1931)
  • 1861-06-12 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), born in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1862-10-03 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1902)
  • 1863-05-27 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), born in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire (d. 1921)
  • 1863-05-27 Charles Wright, English cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests, 1 x 50; Cambridge Uni CC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Harewood, Yorkshire, England (d. 1936)
  • 1863-07-22 Alec Hearne, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), born in Ealing, England (d. 1952))
  • 1863-09-13 Willis Cuttell, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 6 wickets; Lancashire CCC), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1929)

George LohmannGeorge Lohmann (1865-1901)

1865-06-02 England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), born in Kensington, England

  • 1865-11-01 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), born in Stockwell, Surrey (d. 1892)
  • 1866-06-08 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England (d. 1935)
  • 1866-11-28 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keeper (35 Tests from 1896 to 1909), born in Holloway Head, Warwickshire, England (d. 1929)
  • 1867-05-03 Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), born in Chalfont St Giles, England (d. 1944)
  • 1867-07-24 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1867-10-06 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), born in Netley, England (d. 1906)
  • 1868-03-25 Bill Lockwood, English cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1932)
  • 1869-08-31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • 1870-05-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricket batsman (2 Tests; Somerset CCC, Oxford Uni CC), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1870-08-11 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • 1870-08-18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1870-11-21 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal), born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
  • 1871-01-09 Charles Kortright, English cricketer described at the time of his death as "probably the fastest bowler in the history of the game", born in Fryerning, Essex, England (d. 1952)
  • 1871-03-24 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test; Cambridge Uni, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (3 caps; Cambridge Uni), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, English cricket batsman (35 Tests, 3 x 100; HS 137; Surrey CCC), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1871-12-01 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), born in Manchester, England (d. 1944)
  • 1872-03-17 Douglas Carr, England cricket spin bowler (1 Test, 7 wickets; Kent CCC), born in Cranbrook, England (d. 1950)
  • 1872-04-25 C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)
  • 1872-08-16 Arthur Jones, England cricket all-rounder and captain (12 Tests, 3 wickets, 15 catches; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Shelton, England (d. 1914)
  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, English cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 189 wickets, BB 9/103); Warwickshire CCC, Lancashire CCC, Staffordshire CCC), born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • 1873-05-08 Henry Leveson-Gower, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Surrey CCC, Oxford University CC), born in Titsey Place, Surrey, England (d. 1954)
  • 1873-10-02 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), born in The Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1963)
  • 1873-11-22 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), born in Worsley, England (d. 1930)
  • 1874-05-19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1874-06-26 Albert Relf, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 1 x 50, 25 wickets, BB 5/85; Sussex CCC, Auckland CA), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1875-01-01 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in London, England (d. 1954)
  • 1875-04-02 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), born in Wincanton, England (d. 1934)
  • 1875-04-27 Freddie Fane, British cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner), born in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1875-05-04 Reggie Schwartz, English cricket spin bowler (20 Tests South Africa, 55 wickets, BB 6/47) and rugby union fly half (3 Tests England), born in London, England (d. 1918)
  • 1875-06-07 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • 1875-10-18 Len Braund, English cricket all-rounder (23 Tests, 3 x 100, 47 wickets; Surrey CCC, Somerset CCC), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1875-12-25 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, English cricket medium pace bowler (6 Tests, 18 wickets, BB 5/76; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Hucknall, England (d. 1963)
  • 1876-11-06 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • 1876-11-07 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1877-07-19 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
  • 1877-10-04 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • 1877-10-13 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1877-10-27 George Thompson, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC, Auckland CA), born in Northampton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1877-10-29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)
  • 1878-02-08 Leonard Moon, English cricket batsman (4 Tests, Cambridge University CC, Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 1916)
  • 1878-04-16 R. E. Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), footballer and the only man to have captained England in both sports, born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1914)
  • 1879-05-30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1879-06-13 George Gunn, English cricket batsman (15 Tests, 2 x 100, 7 x 50, HS 122no; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1880-10-21 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • 1882-08-22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • 1882-10-14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • 1882-11-09 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; 3 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC) and umpire (21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)

Jack HobbsJack Hobbs (1882-1963)

1882-12-16 English Cricket Batsman (61 Tests, 5,410 runs @ 56.94, 15 x 100s; leading 1st-class run-scorer [61,760] and century-maker [199]; Surry), born in Cambridge, England


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 276

  • 1765-12-03 Lord John Sackville, English politician (MP Tamworth 1734-47) and cricketer (Kent CCC), dies at 52
  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricket batsman (founder of Lord's cricket ground; Middlesex CCC), dies at 76
  • 1876-07-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Cambridge Town Club), dies at 41
  • 1876-09-03 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), dies at 71
  • 1878-03-06 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), dies from dropsy at 47
  • 1880-06-16 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), dies at 52
  • 1880-09-22 Fred Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; first time 3 bros play a Test [with WG & EM Grace]; Gloucestershire CCC), dies of pneumonia at 29
  • 1884-04-05 John Wisden, English cricket all-rounder (launched Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864; Sussex CCC, Kent CCC, Middlesex CCC), dies at 57
  • 1884-09-28 Fred Morley, English cricket fast bowler, (4 Tests, 16 wickets, BB 5/56; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 33
  • 1889-02-12 Andrew Greenwood, English cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 49; Yorkshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • 1891-01-04 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • 1891-02-26 Ted Barratt, English cricket spin bowler (10-43 in tour match vs Australia 1878), dies from consumption at 46
  • 1891-06-23 George Parr, English cricket batsman (captain first England touring team [North America 1859], second tour [Australia & NZ 1864]), dies at 65
  • 1892-02-19 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), dies of epilepsy at 26
  • 1894-03-11 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), dies of paralytic stroke at 44
  • 1898-06-18 George Ulyett, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; 949 runs, 50 wickets), dies from pneumonia at 46
  • 1899-03-24 Billy Barnes, English cricket all-rounder (21 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 134, 51 wickets, BB 6/28; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 46
  • 1900-01-08 Billy Bates, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), dies from pneumonia at 44

George LohmannGeorge Lohmann (1865-1901)

1901-12-01 England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), dies of tuberculosis at 36

  • 1902-01-11 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), dies of complications from an epileptic seizure at 39
  • 1903-05-01 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • 1903-05-19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricket batsman (23 Tests [7 captain]; 1277 runs @ 35 47; Nottinghamshire), dies at 47
  • 1904-06-29 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), dies at 62
  • 1906-03-23 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), dies at 38
  • 1907-01-16 Alfred Shaw, English cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), dies at 64
  • 1907-07-18 Ted Pooley, English cricket wicket-keeper (1st class records: 8 stumpings in a match 1878; 12 dismissals in a match 1868), dies at 65
  • 1910-07-03 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 7 dismissals; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 59
  • 1910-08-28 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 64
  • 1911-05-20 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), dies at 69
  • 1912-02-28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • 1912-07-02 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • 1914-12-21 Arthur Jones, England cricket all-rounder and captain (12 Tests, 3 wickets, 15 catches; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 42
  • 1915-04-03 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52

W. G. GraceW. G. Grace (1848-1915)

1915-10-23 English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

  • 1916-03-09 Kenneth Hutchings, English cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies fighting at the Battle of the Somme at 33
  • 1916-07-01 William Booth, English Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), dies at the Somme at 39
  • 1916-11-23 Leonard Moon, English cricket batsman (4 Tests, Cambridge University CC, Middlesex CCC), dies in WWI action at 38
  • 1918-11-18 Reggie Schwartz, English cricket spin bowler (20 Tests South Africa, 55 wickets, BB 6/47) and rugby union fly half (3 Tests England), dies from Spanish flu at 43
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • 1919-07-31 Dick Barlow, English cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 2 x 50, 34 wickets, BB 7/40; Lancashire CCC), dies at 68
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1921-01-19 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 102no; Nottinghamshire CCC) and soccer winger (2 caps; Notts County FC), dies at 62
  • 1921-04-29 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), dies at 57
  • 1924-04-16 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • 1924-04-24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1924-09-10 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), dies at 48
  • 1925-12-17 A. N. Hornby, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Lancashire CCC) and rugby union utility back & captain (9 Tests; Lancashire CRFC), dies at 78
  • 1926-11-01 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 69
  • 1927-06-11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • 1929-10-25 James Lillywhite, English cricket slow bowler (1st England Test captain; 2 Tests, 8 wickets; Sussex CCC) and umpire (6 Tests 1881–99), dies at 87
  • 1929-11-17 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • 1929-12-09 Willis Cuttell, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 6 wickets; Lancashire CCC), dies at 66
  • 1930-03-06 William Milton, British cricket all-rounder (3 Tests South Africa, 2 wickets) and rugby union centre (2 Tests England), dies at 75
  • 1930-06-11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • 1930-11-11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • 1930-11-27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), dies at 57
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies by drowning at 48
  • 1931-07-16 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), dies from untreated gallstones at 70
  • 1932-03-24 George Harris, (4th Baron Harris), English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Kent CCC), dies at 81
  • 1932-04-26 Bill Lockwood, English cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), dies at 64
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1932-08-01 Arnold Fothergill, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 8 wickets. BB 4/19; Somerset CCC, MCC), dies at 77
  • 1933-03-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricket batsman (2 Tests; Somerset CCC, Oxford Uni CC), dies at 62
  • 1934-03-24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58
  • 1935-12-04 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 69
  • 1936-01-10 Charles Wright, English cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests, 1 x 50; Cambridge Uni CC, Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 72
  • 1936-10-02 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), dies at 61
  • 1936-10-12 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • 1936-12-10 Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), dies at 79
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 1 x 50, 25 wickets, BB 5/85; Sussex CCC, Auckland CA), commits suicide at 52
  • 1937-12-18 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), dies at 80
  • 1938-07-14 Robert Poore, British cricket batsman (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies at 72
  • 1938-10-10 Lord Hawke [Martin Hawke], English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Yorkshire CCC, Cambridge Uni CC, MCC), dies at 78
  • 1939-07-19 Tom Hayward, English cricket batsman (35 Tests, 3 x 100; HS 137; Surrey CCC), dies at 68
  • 1941-02-19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies at 86
  • 1941-08-12 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
  • 1942-10-25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), dies at 65
  • 1943-03-03 George Thompson, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC, Auckland CA), dies at 65
  • 1943-07-31 Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), dies in POW camp in Italy at 38
  • 1943-09-17 Dick Tyldesley, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets, BB 3/50; Lancashire CCC), dies at 46
  • 1944-04-17 Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), dies at 76
  • 1944-11-17 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72
  • 1945-02-13 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), dies at 85
  • 1946-05-07 Joe Humphries, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies at 69
  • 1946-07-15 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), dies at 68
  • 1947-01-29 Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 52
  • 1947-02-27 Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, dies at 98
  • 1947-03-09 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
  • 1947-04-02 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; 3 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC) and umpire (21 Tests), dies at 64
  • 1948-02-10 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), dies at 59
  • 1949-07-14 Frank Hearne, English cricket batsman (2 Tests England, 4 South Africa; Kent, Western Province), dies at 90
  • 1949-08-30 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1949-11-01 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test; Cambridge Uni, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (3 caps; Cambridge Uni), dies at 78
  • 1950-03-23 Douglas Carr, England cricket spin bowler (1 Test, 7 wickets; Kent CCC), dies at 78
  • 1950-06-04 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 57
  • 1951-06-06 Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), dies at 61
  • 1952-05-16 Alec Hearne, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), dies at 88
  • 1952-12-19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1953-05-18 Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
  • 1953-12-02 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), dies at 77