English Cricket in History

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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)

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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

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 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
  • 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 England cricket team regains the Ashes

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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

Cricketer Known as The Master Jack Hobbs
Cricketer Known as The Master
Jack Hobbs
  • 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 cricketer Frank Woolley scores 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

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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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1957-07-05 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
  • 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

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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

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 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

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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

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 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

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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

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • 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
  • 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 WI
  • 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 370

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1804-10-04 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), born in Camberwell, 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 cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt), born in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1891)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1827-11-16 James Southerton, English cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49), born in Petworth, Sussex, England (d. 1880)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (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 cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), born in Downend, 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 cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), born in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1907)
  • 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)
  • 1847-08-20 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), born in Cowmes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1889)
  • 1848-04-09 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), born in Paddington, London (d. 1947)

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1848-07-18 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), born in Bristol, England (d. 1915)

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1849-07-01 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1894)
  • 1850-12-13 G. F. Grace, English cricketer and brother of W. G. Grace), born in Downend, Bristol (d. 1880)
  • 1851-05-28 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s), 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 cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1899)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 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 cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883), 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), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • 1857-11-30 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman), born in Rotherhithe, Surrey, 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) and soccer winger (2 caps), born in St Ann's, Nottingham (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 Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, 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)
  • 1863-07-22 Alec Hearne, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), born in Ealing, England (d. 1952))
  • 1865-06-02 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), born in Kensington, England (d. 1901)
  • 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)
  • 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 cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age), 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, British(?) cricket player
  • 1871-03-24 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), 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)
  • 1872-04-25 C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)
  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • 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 cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1930)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 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 cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1875-01-01 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), 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)
  • 1875-06-07 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • 1875-12-25 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, 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 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • 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), 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 cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1877-10-29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)
  • 1878-04-16 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), 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 cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30), 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, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in Stoke Newington, London (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 and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1884-08-13 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1885-12-24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • 1886-02-06 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper and umpire (11 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 1979)
  • 1886-11-25 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks), born in Oakes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1971)
  • 1886-12-01 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), born in Cane Hill, Surrey, England (d. 1963)
  • 1886-12-10 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • 1887-03-09 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), born in Battersea, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1887-05-27 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder), born in Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1978)
  • 1887-10-06 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), born in Cowley, Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1887-10-31 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)
  • 1887-12-12 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), born in Ratby, Leicestershire, England (d. 1948)
  • 1888-05-17 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spin bowler (12 Tests, 66 wickets; Kent), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1965)
  • 1889-02-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score a hundred 100's), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1889-02-05 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), born in Turnham Green, Middlesex (d. 1962)
  • 1889-05-01 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), born in Newtown, Hampshire (d. 1960)
  • 1890-07-06 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1890-10-17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1891-02-11 J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), born in Hillingdon, England (d. 1965)
  • 1891-02-19 J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), born in Holford, England (d. 1961)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 230

  • 1765-12-03 Lord John Sackville, British cricketer (patron of Kent), dies at 52
  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1876-09-03 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), dies at 71
  • 1880-06-16 James Southerton, English cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies at 52
  • 1880-09-22 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies at 29
  • 1884-04-05 John Wisden, English cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies at 57
  • 1889-02-12 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies 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 cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), 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 cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies at 46
  • 1900-01-08 Billy Bates, English cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies at 44
  • 1901-12-01 George Lohmann, 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
  • 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 (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1911-05-20 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), 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
  • 1914-05-13 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36
  • 1915-04-03 Andrew Stoddart, English cricketer (England captain) and ruby union player, commits suicide by firearm at 52

Person of interestW. G. Grace

1915-10-23 W. G. Grace, 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

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 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
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • 1919-07-31 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), 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) and soccer winger (2 caps), 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
  • 1926-11-01 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests), dies at 69
  • 1927-06-11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • 1929-11-17 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • 1930-03-06 William Milton, British cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), 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 cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies of 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
  • 1932-04-26 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1933-03-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), 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
  • 1936-10-02 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 cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies at 79
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
  • 1937-12-18 Stanford Schultz, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), 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 Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • 1939-07-19 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies at 68
  • 1941-02-19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1942-10-25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), 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 cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 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), 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 cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879) and later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon, 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; 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 and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), dies at 78
  • 1950-03-23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • 1950-06-04 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 57
  • 1951-06-06 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), 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
  • 1953-10-27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1953-12-02 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), dies at 77
  • 1954-05-10 George Hirst, English cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies at 82
  • 1954-10-27 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • 1955-05-11 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), dies at 80
  • 1956-05-18 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), dies at 60
  • 1956-09-07 C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), dies at 84
  • 1957-03-12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
  • 1958-03-26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • 1958-06-18 Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • 1958-06-28 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1958-10-17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • 1959-07-11 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever; legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), dies at 76
  • 1960-09-18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • 1961-05-02 J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), dies at 70
  • 1961-10-02 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), dies at 80
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73

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