Cricket in History (Part 11)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,010

  • 1942-12-08 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • 1942-12-26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • 1943-03-30 Bob Blewett, cricketer (father of Greg South Aust batsman 1975-79)
  • 1943-04-07 Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust), born in Newcastle, New South Wales
  • 1943-04-22 Steve Dunne, New Zealand cricket umpire (39 Tests; 100 ODIs), born in Dunedin. Otago
  • 1943-05-09 Maurice Foster, Jamaican cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's), born in St. Mary, Jamaica
  • 1943-05-20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • 1943-06-06 Asif Iqbal, Pakistani cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1943-07-12 Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73), born in Timaru, New Zealand
  • 1943-08-10 Shafqat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (5 Tests, top score 95), born in Simla, British Punjab
  • 1943-08-14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1943-10-01 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
  • 1943-10-11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • 1943-10-19 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • 1943-11-09 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • 1943-11-22 Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1943-11-24 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • 1943-12-25 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 2008)
  • 1944-01-01 Charlie Davis, West Indies cricket batsman (15 Tests, 4 x 100s, 54.20 average), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • 1944-01-31 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
  • 1944-02-22 Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicket-keeper (1975 World Cup), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1944-02-27 Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer (South African batting prodigy), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1944-03-09 Geoff Arnold, English cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75), born in Earlsfield, Surrey, England
  • 1944-03-09 Lee Irvine, South African cricketer (batsman, only Tests in 1970), born in Durban, Natal
  • 1944-03-23 Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)
  • 1944-03-25 Ross Duncan, cricketer (one Test Australia v England 1971, 0-30)
  • 1944-04-18 Irvine Shillingford, West Indian cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for WI), born in Dublanc, Dominica
  • 1944-05-10 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-05-13 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1944-05-17 Arif Butt, Pakistani cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 2007)
  • 1944-05-20 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
  • 1944-07-13 Eric Freeman, Australian cricket pace bowler (late 60's)
  • 1944-07-17 Mark Burgess, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1944-07-29 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 1944-08-09 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
  • 1944-08-16 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • 1944-08-31 Clive Lloyd, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (110 Tests; 7,515 runs @ 46.67), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1944-09-25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
  • 1944-10-16 Bob Cottam, cricketer (England fast-medium on 2 India/Pakistan tours)
  • 1944-11-13 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • 1944-11-16 David O'Sullivan, New Zealand cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1944-12-29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricketer (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973), born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 1945-01-20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-01-26 Mick Hill, Australian cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75), born in Greensborough, Australia
  • 1945-02-21 Sudhir Naik, Indian cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974), born in Bombay, India
  • 1945-03-03 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • 1945-03-08 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), born in Kew, Victoria, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1945-04-04 Bryan Andrews, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1945-04-28 Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)
  • 1945-05-03 Sadiq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81), born in Junagadh, Gujarat, British India
  • 1945-05-18 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
  • 1945-06-05 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • 1945-06-08 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets @ 25.83), born in Bromley, England
  • 1945-06-26 David Heyn, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup), born in Colombo
  • 1945-07-13 Ashley "Rowdy" Mallett, Australian cricket off-spinner (1968-80)
  • 1945-07-16 Barry Dudleston, English cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Bebington, Cheshire
  • 1945-07-21 Barry Richards, South African extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for South Africa), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1945-07-21 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
  • 1945-08-13 Robin Jackman, English cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties), born in Simla, Punjab, British India
  • 1945-10-08 Vanburn Holder, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's), born in Deans Village, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • 1945-10-15 Steve Camacho, West Indian cricket batsman, author, administrator (11 Tests, CEO WI Cricket Board), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2015)
  • 1945-10-28 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)
  • 1945-11-08 Tony Mann, Australian cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India), born in Middle Swan, Western Australia
  • 1945-11-11 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • 1945-12-01 Ross Edwards, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests @ 40.37, top score 170no; 9 ODIs), born in Perth Western Australia
  • 1945-12-02 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1945-12-21 Doug Walters, Australian cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert), born in Dungog, Australia
  • 1946-01-23 Asif Masood, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1946-01-31 Subroto Guha, Indian cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69), born in India
  • 1946-02-21 Desmond Lewis, West Indian cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
  • 1946-02-28 Graham Vivian, New Zealand cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72), born in Auckland New Zealand
  • 1946-03-08 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (14 Tests, best 7/99 1969), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 1946-03-19 Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
  • 1946-03-31 Aftab Gul, Pakistani cricket batsman (6 Tests @ 22.75), born in Gujar Khan, Punjab
  • 1946-04-02 Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (35 Tests, 116 wickets), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1946-04-09 Alan Knott, English cricket wicket-keeper (1967-81), born in Belvedere, Kent
  • 1946-04-21 S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)
  • 1946-04-27 John Maclean, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79), born in Herston, Queensland, Australia
  • 1946-05-12 Leonard Baichan, cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975)
  • 1946-05-31 Steve Bucknor, cricketer (West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee)
  • 1946-06-08 Richie Robinson, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests; 4 dismissals; WSC; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1946-06-15 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)
  • 1946-07-12 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), born in Fareham, Hampshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1946-08-27 Tony Howard, cricketer (WI off-spinner one Test v NZ 1972)
  • 1946-09-24 Pat Pocock, Welsh cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85), born in Bangor, Wales
  • 1946-09-25 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • 1946-09-28 Majid Khan, cricketer (great Pakistani batsman 1964-82)
  • 1946-09-30 Paul Sheahan, cricketer (dashing Australian Test batsman 1967-74)

Person of interestTony Greig

1946-10-06 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1946-10-12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • 1946-10-19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • 1946-10-29 Anura Tennekoon, Sri Lankan cricketer (World Cup captain 1975-79), born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • 1946-10-31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • 1946-11-30 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 1976)
  • 1946-12-06 Frank Hayes, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, HS 106no England v WI on debut 1973), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • 1946-12-11 Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80), born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1946-12-17 Albert Padmore, cricketer (WI off-spinner mid-70s)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1001 - 1,069 of 1,069

  • 2013-01-13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • 2013-03-01 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), dies at 88
  • 2013-04-19 Mike Denness, English cricket batsman and captain (28 Tests, top score 188), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-09-28 Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), dies at 81
  • 2013-11-22 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), dies at 93
  • 2014-05-20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • 2014-05-24 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), dies at 78
  • 2014-06-05 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), dies at 78
  • 2014-06-10 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62
  • 2014-08-05 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), dies at 79
  • 2014-08-10 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests 1964), dies at 85
  • 2014-11-16 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2014-11-27 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer, dies in a coma after being hit by cricket ball 2 days earlier at 25
  • 2014-12-25 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015-04-10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2015-05-30 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), dies at 63
  • 2015-06-07 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), dies at 72
  • 2015-07-28 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), dies from a brain tumour at 66
  • 2015-08-22 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-25 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spin bowler (9 Tests), 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
  • 2015-10-25 Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), dies at 65
  • 2015-11-03 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2016-01-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), dies at 85
  • 2016-02-01 Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2016-02-17 Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian batsman who scored 112 in his only Test innings 1948), dies at 95

Person of interestMartin Crowe

2016-03-03 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 2016-05-09 John Warr, English cricket bowler (avg 281) & president (MCC), dies at 88
  • 2016-05-11 Jim Pothecary, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour), dies at 82
  • 2016-06-11 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, dies at 89
  • 2016-08-11 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer "Little Master" (1952-69), played the longest test innings - 16 hours, dies at 81
  • 2016-09-01 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's), dies at 90
  • 2016-09-28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68
  • 2016-11-25 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), dies at 85
  • 2016-12-11 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), dies at 89
  • 2017-01-18 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter and captain (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain winning England team in inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, dies at 77
  • 2017-02-17 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), dies at 85
  • 2017-08-05 Doug Insole, English cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests), dies at 91
  • 2017-10-30 M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 2017-12-29 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), dies at 88
  • 2018-01-13 Jack Nel, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in 6 Tests 1949-57), dies at 89
  • 2018-01-21 David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2018-02-10 Bevan Congdon OBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (61 Tests; 3448 runs @ 32.22, 7 x 100; 59 wickets), dies at 79
  • 2018-02-16 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92
  • 2018-07-24 John Murray, England cricket wicketkeeper (21 Tests; 55 dismissals), dies at 83
  • 2018-08-15 Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (37 Tests; top score 143), dies at 77
  • 2019-02-27 Bill Playle, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), dies at 80
  • 2019-03-12 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), dies at 88
  • 2019-03-27 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler and coach (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2019-05-06 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), dies at 85
  • 2019-08-14 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), dies at 84
  • 2019-09-06 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • 2019-12-04 Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • 2019-12-16 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests; 3,104 runs @ 43.11), dies at 86
  • 2020-01-17 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests; top score 122; 88 wickets), dies at 86
  • 2020-01-28 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket pace bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), dies at 84
  • 2020-02-10 Waqar Hasan, Pakistani cricket batsman (21 Tests, top score 189; member Pakistan's inaugural Test squad), dies at 87
  • 2020-04-05 Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), dies after a stroke at 84
  • 2020-04-06 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), dies at 64
  • 2020-04-08 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2020-04-24 Graeme Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 6 wickets; 2 ODIs), dies at 75
  • 2020-04-30 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2020-05-07 Brian Bolus, English cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 41.33; Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire), dies at 86
  • 2020-06-11 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), dies at 90
  • 2020-07-01 Everton Weekes OBE, West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), dies at 95
  • 2020-07-18 Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), dies at 84
  • 2020-08-10 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), dies at 96
  • 2020-08-16 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), dies of COVID-19 at 73