English Cricket in History

International Teams: Australian Cricket - New Zealand Cricket

Events in Sport

  • 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)
  • 1901-12-13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • 1911-12-30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG
  • 1928-09-15 Alfred "Tich" Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.

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1930-05-31 Don Bradman scores his 1,000th run of the English cricket season

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954-07-02 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 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
  • 1973-05-31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1998-07-06 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, he was dropped for next 2 Tests
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 192

  • 1713-06-22 Lord John Philip Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1804-10-04 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English cricketer, 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)
  • 1826-09-05 John Wisden, England cricketer (prominent Sussex player), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1884)
  • 1835-03-21 Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)
  • 1841-09-03 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire (d. 1904)
  • 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)
  • 1850-12-13 G. F. Grace, English cricketer and brother of W. G. Grace)
  • 1854-08-26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1856-04-11 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent), born in New Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1903)
  • 1857-08-29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1937)
  • 1860-08-16 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 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 cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1902)
  • 1863-05-29 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-05-03 Jack Hearne, English cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England), born in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire (d. 1965)
  • 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 wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • 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)
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1872-04-25 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, 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 Pelham Warner, English cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official), born in The Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1963)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1874-06-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 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 [William Charles] Smith, English cricketer, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 cricketer and boxer, born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • 1882-11-09 Joe Hardstaff Sr, English cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust), 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)
  • 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)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
  • 1889-02-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score a hundred 100's), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1890-10-17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1893-07-09 George Geary, English cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1894-12-23 Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • 1895-04-04 Charlie Hallows, English cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28), born in Little Lever, Lancashire (d. 1972)
  • 1896-06-29 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)
  • 1898-08-25 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • 1900-10-01 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1900-10-06 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1901-05-02 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1902-09-04 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1903-06-19 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)
  • 1906-08-25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1908-07-25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1911-07-03 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1912-04-20 David Townsend, English cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935), born in Norton, County Durham (d. 1997)
  • 1912-06-05 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (England leggie, bowled Bradman), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1914-08-21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1915-03-19 Norman Yardley, English cricket captain (late 40's)
  • 1916-03-26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • 1917-09-06 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1918-07-04 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1920-08-18 [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)
  • 1921-03-13 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-04-05 Les Jackson, English cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1921-08-23 Sam Cook, English cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test), born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923-08-10 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1924-06-27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-08-12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • 1925-07-01 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • 1925-07-18 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • 1926-10-11 John Dewes, English cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's), born in Latchford, Cheshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926-12-28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-06-16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-16 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2016)
  • 1927-08-15 Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109), born in Lockwood, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1928-08-02 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 1990)
  • 1929-07-05 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1929-10-25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • 1929-12-31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • 1930-04-20 Alan Oakman, English cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956), born in Hastings, Sussex, England
  • 1930-08-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1931-11-09 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • 1932-06-08 Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and captain, born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1932-09-16 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)
  • 1932-12-24 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1933-01-10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64)
  • 1933-04-19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricket umpire (66 Tests, 69 ODI), born in Barnsley, England
  • 1933-10-25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • 1934-10-02 Geoff Millman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • 1934-10-05 David Smith, English cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62), born in Fishponds, Bristol, England (d. 2003)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1832-01-13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1876-09-03 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies at 71
  • 1880-09-22 G. F. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies
  • 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
  • 1902-01-11 Johnny Briggs, English cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum at 39
  • 1903-05-01 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • 1903-05-19 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies at 47
  • 1904-06-30 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, dies at 62
  • 1910-07-03 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • 1912-02-28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (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
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, British cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1921-01-29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • 1924-04-24 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1927-06-11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer, drowns at 48
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1936-10-12 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
  • 1937-11-12 Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • 1937-12-18 Stanford Schultz, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies at 80
  • 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 keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1942-10-25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), dies at 65
  • 1946-07-15 Razor [William Charles] Smith, English cricketer, dies at 68
  • 1947-02-27 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), dies at 98
  • 1949-08-30 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1950-03-23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • 1952-12-19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1953-10-27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1956-09-07 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, 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
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
  • 1963-01-30 Pelham Warner, English cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official), dies at 89
  • 1963-08-21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • 1964-02-06 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • 1964-02-20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1965-07-01 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1965-07-07 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1972-11-10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1973-04-01 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies at 74
  • 1973-08-31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • 1976-02-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1977-11-22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1978-05-05 Alfred (Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies at 81
  • 1979-08-31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
  • 1979-11-14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1981-03-06 George Geary, English cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies at 87
  • 1981-04-16 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies at 68
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1987-09-05 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
  • 1989-01-15 Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
  • 1990-01-01 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • 1994-12-27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • 1995-03-30 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65
  • 1995-04-21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • 1996-02-11 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies at 74
  • 1996-09-04 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • 1997-04-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78
  • 2000-01-11 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), dies at 47
  • 2000-06-10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2002-03-23 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2005-04-06 Geoff Millman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62), dies at 70
  • 2006-07-01 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • 2007-12-25 Desmond Barrick, English Cricketer (b. 1927)
  • 2009-01-29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • 2009-10-27 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • 2010-04-04 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), dies at 91
  • 2011-11-12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55

Person of interestTony Greig

2012-12-29 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, dies from a heart attack at 66

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 2013-11-22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • 2014-05-20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • 2014-12-25 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79
  • 2015-03-17 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), dies at 90
  • 2015-09-13 Brian Close, English cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), dies at 84
  • 2015-09-27 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), dies at 85
  • 2015-11-03 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2016-01-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016-05-09 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) and president (MCC), dies at 88
  • 2016-06-11 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89
  • 2017-01-18 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, dies at 77
  • 2018-02-16 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92