English Cricket in History (Part 2)

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Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 433

  • 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, English cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 20 dismissals; Warwickshire CCC) and umpire (8 Tests 1933-38), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1979)
  • 1886-11-25 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (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 cricket all-rounder (64 Tests, 5 x 100, 23 x 50, HS 154, 83 wickets, BB 7/76; Kent CCC), born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1887-10-06 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), born in Cowley, Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1887-10-07 A.C. "Jack" Russell, English cricket batsman (10 Tests, 5 x 100s; Essex CCC), born in Leyton, England (d. 1961)
  • 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 CCC), 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 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests, 7 x 100s, HS 205no; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever; Middlesex CCC), born in Turnham Green, England (d. 1962)
  • 1889-02-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (14 Tests, 3 x 100, 6 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), born in Worsley, England (d. 1962)
  • 1889-05-01 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), born in Newtown, Hampshire (d. 1960)
  • 1889-11-07 Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), born in London, England (d. 1951)
  • 1890-04-16 Fred Root, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC, Worcestershire CCC), born in Somercotes, England (d. 1954)
  • 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)
  • 1891-11-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals; Derbyshire CCC), born in Scarcliffe, England (d. 1976)
  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 5/90, HS 60; Sussex CCC, Surrey CCC, MCC), born in London, England (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 batsman and captain (11 Tests, 1 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC), 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)
  • 1893-08-22 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 6 dismissals; Cambridge University CC, Kent CCC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1971)
  • 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), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1897-03-11 Dick Tyldesley, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets, BB 3/50; Lancashire CCC), born in Westhoughton, England (d. 1943)
  • 1897-11-06 Jack O'Connor, English cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Derbyshire CCC), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • 1900-09-03 Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), born in Reading, England (d. 1961)
  • 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)
  • 1900-10-23 Douglas Jardine, English cricket batsman (22 Tests, 1 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 127; England's Bodyline Series captain; Oxford Uni CC, Surrey CCC, MCC), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1958)
  • 1900-12-25 W L "Tich" Cornford, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 8 dismissals; Sussex CCC), born in Hurst Green, England (d. 1964)
  • 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)
  • 1902-04-08 Arthur Wellard, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 7 wickets, BB 4/81; Somerset CCC), born in Southfleet, England (d. 1980)
  • 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 Tommy Mitchell, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC), born in Cresswell, England (d. 1996)
  • 1902-09-13 Arthur Mitchell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Yorkshire CCC), born in Baildon, England (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1905-08-21 Stan Worthington, English cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128, 8 wickets, BB 2/19; Derbyshire CCC, Northumberland CCC), born in Bolsover, England (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1908-01-17 Bryan Valentine, British cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100; Kent CCC, Cambridge University CC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1983)
  • 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)
  • 1908-06-11 George Paine, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 17 wickets; Warwickshire), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 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 CCC), born in Bacup, England (d. 1980)
  • 1909-08-23 Syd Buller, English cricket umpire (33 Tests 1956-69), born in Leeds, England (d. 1970)
  • 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; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-08 Ken Farnes, English cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years), born in Leytonstone, England (d. 1941)
  • 1911-10-30 Eileen Ash-Whelan, English cricket medium pace bowler (7 WTests, 10 wickets, BB 4/68; Middlesex CC), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • 1912-04-20 David Townsend, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, HS 36; Durham CCC), born in Norton-on-Tees, England (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 CCC), 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 cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), born in Sidcup, England (d. 1998)
  • 1914-10-19 Harold Gimblett, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 50; 265 career FC sixes; Somerset CCC), born in Bicknoller, England (d. 1978)
  • 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 cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 100; Lancashire CCC, MCC), born in Rawtenstall, 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)
  • 1916-06-23 Len Hutton, English cricket batsman (79 Tests, 19 x 100, HS 364, BA 56.67; Yorkshire CCC), born in Fulneck, Pudsey, England (d. 1990)
  • 1916-11-05 Len Wilkinson, English cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 7 wickets; Lancashire CCC), born in Northwich, 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)

Alec BedserAlec Bedser (1918-2010)

1918-07-04 English cricket medium-pace bowler (51 Tests, 236 wickets, BB 7/44; Surrey CCC), born in Reading, England

  • 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)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 276

  • 1954-01-20 Fred Root, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC, Worcestershire CCC), dies at 63
  • 1954-02-01 Henry Leveson-Gower, English cricket batsman & captain (3 Tests; Surrey CCC, Oxford University CC), dies at 80
  • 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, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), dies at 79
  • 1955-05-11 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), dies at 80
  • 1955-12-23 Len Braund, English cricket all-rounder (23 Tests, 3 x 100, 47 wickets; Surrey CCC, Somerset CCC), 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 cricket batsman (22 Tests, 1 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 127; England's Bodyline Series captain; Oxford Uni CC, Surrey CCC, MCC), dies at 57
  • 1958-06-29 George Gunn, English cricket batsman (15 Tests, 2 x 100, 7 x 50, HS 122no; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1961-03-23 A.C. "Jack" Russell, English cricket batsman (10 Tests, 5 x 100s; Essex CCC), dies at 73
  • 1961-05-02 J C White, English cricket spin bowler (15 Tests, 49 wickets; 10-76 Somerset v Worcestershire 1921), dies at 70
  • 1961-09-16 Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), dies after a fall at 61
  • 1961-10-02 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), dies at 80
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (14 Tests, 3 x 100, 6 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), dies at 73
  • 1962-10-04 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests, 7 x 100s, HS 205no; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever; Middlesex CCC), 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
  • 1963-02-07 Arthur Carr, English cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests, 1 x 50; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 69
  • 1963-05-02 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Australia, Otago), dies at 76
  • 1963-08-21 John Gunn, English cricket medium pace bowler (6 Tests, 18 wickets, BB 5/76; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 87

Jack HobbsJack Hobbs (1882-1963)

1963-12-21 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), dies at 81

  • 1964-02-06 W L "Tich" Cornford, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 8 dismissals; Sussex CCC), dies at 63
  • 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 CCC), 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 cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 189 wickets, BB 9/103); Warwickshire CCC, Lancashire CCC, Staffordshire CCC), dies at 94
  • 1970-08-07 Syd Buller, English cricket umpire (33 Tests 1956-69), dies at 60
  • 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 (3 Tests, 6 dismissals; Cambridge University CC, Kent CCC), dies at 77
  • 1971-09-03 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), 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 all-rounder (9 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128, 8 wickets, BB 2/19; Derbyshire CCC, Northumberland CCC), dies at 68
  • 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 (4 Tests, 11 dismissals; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 84
  • 1976-12-25 Arthur Mitchell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, 2 x 50; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 74
  • 1977-02-22 Jack O'Connor, English cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, 1 x 50; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1978-03-30 George Paine, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 17 wickets; Warwickshire), dies at 69
  • 1978-03-30 Harold Gimblett, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 50; 265 career FC sixes; Somerset CCC), dies from an overdose at 63
  • 1978-05-05 Alfred (Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies at 81
  • 1978-10-18 Frank Woolley, English cricket all-rounder (64 Tests, 5 x 100, 23 x 50, HS 154, 83 wickets, BB 7/76; Kent CCC), 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, English cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 20 dismissals; Warwickshire CCC) and umpire (8 Tests 1933-38), 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 CCC), dies at 70
  • 1980-12-31 Arthur Wellard, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 7 wickets, BB 4/81; Somerset CCC), dies at 78
  • 1981-02-13 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
  • 1983-02-02 Bryan Valentine, British cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100; Kent CCC, Cambridge University CC), dies at 75
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, England cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 50s; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 59
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 5/90, HS 60; Sussex CCC, Surrey CCC, MCC), dies at 92
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1986-04-23 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; 193 wickets; 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; Nottinghamshire CCC), 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
  • 1990-02-28 Colin Milburn, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, 2 x 100, 2 x 50, HS 139; Northamptonshire CCC, MCC, WA CA), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • 1990-09-06 Len Hutton, English cricket batsman (79 Tests, 19 x 100, HS 364, BA 56.67; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 74
  • 1991-07-18 Harold Butler, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 12 wickets; Nottinghamshire CCC), 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 cricket batsman (66 Tests, 4,537 @ 46.77, 13 x 100, 22 x 50; HS 285no; Surrey CCC), dies from a brain tumour 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 Tommy Mitchell, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 93