English Cricket in History (Part 2)

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Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 370

  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1892-09-18 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Newstead Colliery, England (d. 1950)
  • 1893-05-21 Arthur Carr, English cricket captain (England v Australia 1926), born in Mickleham, England (d. 1963)
  • 1893-07-09 George Geary, English cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 46 wickets), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1894-04-12 Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Annesley, England (d. 1947)
  • 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)
  • 1895-05-30 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), born in Brighton, England (d. 1956)
  • 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 wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), born in Bradford, England (d. 1973)
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), born in Harrogate, England (d. 1967)
  • 1900-10-01 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (8 Tests; 22 wickets @ 26.72; Gloucestershire), born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire (d. 1966)
  • 1900-10-06 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1901-05-02 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1901-05-09 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), born in Warrington, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1901-11-05 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1902-07-31 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1989)
  • 1902-09-04 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1903-05-13 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), born in Leyton, England (d. 1973)
  • 1903-06-19 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)
  • 1904-11-14 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
  • 1905-05-18 Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), born in Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1905-12-03 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • 1906-06-03 Walter Robins, English cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder), born in Stafford, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-08-25 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Corsham, Wiltshire (d. 1979)
  • 1907-08-21 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, English cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31), born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1908-01-25 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1908-02-29 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1908-07-25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1908-11-02 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)
  • 1909-04-26 Dick Howorth, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire), born in Bacup, Lancashire, England (d. 1980)
  • 1910-03-27 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), born in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1911-05-05 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911-07-03 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), 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 cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 44 wickets; dismissed Donald Bradman for 0 in his final Test innings), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-06-24 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), born in Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1913-03-12 Harold Butler, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 12 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Clifton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1991)
  • 1913-10-24 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1914-02-25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • 1914-06-16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in 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)
  • 1914-12-06 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), born in Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-12-07 Winston Place, English cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1915-03-19 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire (d. 1989)
  • 1915-06-18 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), born in Chartham, England (d. 1977)
  • 1915-10-29 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1916-03-26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • 1916-11-05 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire), born in Worchester, England (d. 1974)
  • 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)
  • 1918-11-24 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-12-30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920-02-27 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-07 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), born in Bolton upon Dearne, England (d. 2004)
  • 1920-08-18 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), born in Finchley, England (d. 1999)
  • 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 fast bowler (2 Tests, 7 wickets; Derbyshire), born in Whitwell, England (d. 2007)
  • 1921-08-23 Sam Cook, English cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test), born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922-02-09 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1922-08-17 Roy Tattersall, English cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's), born in Bolton, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923-01-08 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's), born in Ardsley, South Yorkshire (d. 1985)
  • 1923-04-30 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), born in Heywood, Lancashire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1923-06-14 Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England (d. 2021)
  • 1923-08-10 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1923-12-03 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2011)
  • 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)
  • 1925-04-13 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), born in Elton, Huntingdonshire (d. 2004)
  • 1925-05-18 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), born in Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire (d. 1979)
  • 1925-07-01 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and 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)
  • 1926-04-18 Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), born in Clapton, London (d. 2017)
  • 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, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927-06-16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), 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)
  • 1929-01-23 Ian Thomson, English cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 1929-12-15 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), born in Greenacres, Oldham, England (d. 2010)
  • 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
  • 1930-06-06 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • 1930-06-17 Brian Statham, English cricket fast bowler (70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84), born in Gorton, Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • 1930-08-23 Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1930-11-14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1931-07-04 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931-10-04 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 230

  • 1962-10-04 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • 1963-01-30 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), dies at 89
  • 1963-05-02 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), dies at 76
  • 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 wicket-keeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1964-12-03 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • 1965-01-28 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spin bowler (12 Tests, 66 wickets; Kent), dies at 76
  • 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
  • 1965-09-14 J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), dies at 74
  • 1966-01-05 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), dies at 64
  • 1966-05-22 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (8 Tests; 22 wickets @ 26.72; Gloucestershire), dies at 65
  • 1966-10-27 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
  • 1967-01-01 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1970-12-01 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1971-09-03 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies at 84
  • 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 wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 74
  • 1973-04-27 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
  • 1973-07-08 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies at 95
  • 1973-08-31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • 1974-08-13 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1976-02-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), dies at 62
  • 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
  • 1978-10-18 Frank Woolley, English cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies at 91
  • 1979-02-05 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies at 77
  • 1979-02-08 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 72
  • 1979-05-31 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), dies at 54
  • 1979-08-31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper, umpire (11 Tests), dies at 93
  • 1979-11-14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1980-04-02 Dick Howorth, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire), dies at 70
  • 1981-02-15 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies at 68
  • 1981-03-06 George Geary, English cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 46 wickets), dies at 87
  • 1981-04-16 Eric Hollies, English cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 44 wickets; dismissed Donald Bradman for 0 in his final Test innings), dies at 68
  • 1982-04-20 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), dies at 91
  • 1982-04-28 Nobby Clark, English cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies at 81
  • 1983-01-23 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), dies at 74
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and 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)
  • 1986-04-23 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • 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
  • 1989-10-03 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1989-11-29 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), dies of complications after stomach surgery at 87
  • 1990-01-01 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), dies at 78
  • 1990-02-27 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), dies at 84
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • 1991-07-18 Harold Butler, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 12 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 78
  • 1991-12-14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • 1992-04-13 Stuart Surridge, English cricketer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • 1993-02-05 Jack Young, English cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies at 80
  • 1993-02-17 Leslie Townsend, English cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies at 89
  • 1993-04-07 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), dies at 78
  • 1993-08-26 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), dies at 70
  • 1994-01-05 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), dies at 81
  • 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
  • 1995-07-22 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), dies at 90
  • 1995-07-22 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), dies at 76
  • 1995-09-10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, dies at 81
  • 1996-01-27 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), dies at 93
  • 1996-02-11 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies at 74
  • 1996-04-19 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies at 84
  • 1996-09-04 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • 1997-01-01 Graham Kersey, English cricket wicket-keeper, dies in car crash at 25
  • 1997-04-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78
  • 1997-12-20 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), dies at 77
  • 1998-01-05 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), dies from suicide at 46
  • 1999-04-27 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), dies at 84
  • 1999-05-03 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), dies at 78
  • 2000-01-11 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), dies at 92
  • 2000-01-11 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), dies at 47
  • 2000-03-06 Chris Balderstone, English cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976), dies at 59
  • 2000-06-10 Brian Statham, English cricket fast bowler (70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84), dies at 69
  • 2000-12-04 Colin Cowdrey CBE, England cricket batsman (114 Tests, 7,624 runs @ 44.06), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2001-10-07 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), dies at 93
  • 2002-01-25 Winston Place, English cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948), dies at 87
  • 2002-03-23 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • 2002-09-03 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), dies at 85
  • 2003-12-17 David Smith, English cricket fast-medium bowler (5 Tests), dies at 69
  • 2004-04-08 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), dies at 78
  • 2004-04-24 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), dies at 84
  • 2005-04-06 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), dies at 70
  • 2006-03-09 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), dies at 90
  • 2006-07-01 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • 2007-03-18 Bob Woolmer, England cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), dies of diabetes at 58
  • 2007-04-25 Les Jackson, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 7 wickets; Derbyshire), dies at 86
  • 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
  • 2010-12-27 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), dies at 81

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