Cricket in History (Part 12)

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Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,010

  • 1947-02-08 Sam Gannon, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)
  • 1947-02-14 Salah-ud-Din, cricketer (played 5 Tests for Pakistan 1965-69)
  • 1947-02-23 Geoff Cope, cricketer (England off-spinner 1977-78)
  • 1947-02-27 Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1947-03-15 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • 1947-03-18 David Lloyd, cricketer (England opener, 214 v India 1974)
  • 1947-04-14 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • 1947-05-06 Andy Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1947-05-13 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1947-05-17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • 1947-05-26 Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2,991 runs @ 44.64; top score 259; chairman national selection panel), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1947-06-22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • 1947-06-29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1947-07-12 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • 1947-07-21 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), born in Meerut, India (d. 2020)
  • 1947-07-24 Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab
  • 1947-08-06 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
  • 1947-08-10 Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler (1969-76)
  • 1947-08-27 John Morrison, cricketer ("Mystery" NZ batsman 1973-82)
  • 1947-09-05 Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), born in Midland, Western Australia (d. 2019)
  • 1947-10-21 Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 & again in 1987)
  • 1947-11-04 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1947-12-02 Dhiraj Parsana, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • 1947-12-13 Les Joslin, Australian cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2), born in Yarraville, Victoria
  • 1947-12-22 Dilip Doshi, Indian cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi), born in Rajkot, India
  • 1948-01-05 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • 1948-01-06 Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (brother of Sir Richard; NZ 26 Tests, 71 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1948-01-13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • 1948-02-04 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • 1948-02-18 Bruce Francis, Australian cricketer (Australian opener in 3 Tests 1972), born in Mosman, Australia
  • 1948-03-18 Eknath Solkar, cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
  • 1948-03-19 Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's & 80's)
  • 1948-03-23 Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1948-04-12 Raphick Jumadeen, West Indian cricketer (WI slow left-armer of the 70's), born in Gasparillo, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1948-04-25 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England
  • 1948-05-14 Bob Woolmer, English cricket all-rounder, coach (19 Tests, coach Pakistan, South Africa), born in Kanpur, India (d. 2007)
  • 1948-05-26 Geoff Greenidge, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests; last white player to play for WI), born in St Michael, Barbados
  • 1948-06-12 Norbert Phillip, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler late 70s), born in Bioche, Dominica
  • 1948-06-22 Nolan Clarke, Barbados cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)
  • 1948-08-07 Greg Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, administrator (87 Tests; 7,110 @ 53.86), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1948-08-28 Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976), born in Dannevirke, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1948-10-02 Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests; top score 92 1976), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1948-10-22 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • 1948-11-24 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • 1948-12-01 Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (55 Tests, 177 wickets; 45 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1948-12-22 Chris Old, English cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's), born in Middlesborough, United Kingdom
  • 1948-12-30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)
  • 1949-01-08 Lawrence Rowe, West Indian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1949-02-07 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • 1949-02-12 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • 1949-02-20 Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
  • 1949-02-24 John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
  • 1949-03-21 Alvin Kallicharran, West Indian cricket batsman (66 Tests 1972-81 @ 44.43), born in Port Mourant, British Guiana
  • 1949-03-28 Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1949-03-29 Uton Dowe, Jamaican cricketer (WI pace bowler 1972-73 "Dowe shall not bowl"), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
  • 1949-05-25 Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1949-05-30 Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), born in Sunderland, County Durham, England (d. 2019)
  • 1949-07-10 Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries), born in Bombay, India
  • 1949-07-18 Dennis Lillee, Australian cricket fast bowler (1971-84), born in Subiaco, Western Australia
  • 1949-07-23 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
  • 1949-08-20 Norman Featherstone, South African cricketer, born in Que, Que, Southern Rhodesia
  • 1949-09-25 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
  • 1949-10-10 Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler), born in Picton, New Zealand
  • 1949-11-21 Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), born in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • 1949-11-25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • 1949-12-06 Peter Willey, English cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's), born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England
  • 1949-12-23 Wally Edwards, Australian cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1949-12-29 Syed Kirmani, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer), born in Chennai, India
  • 1950-02-13 Leonard Pascoe, Australian cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82), born in Bridgetown, Australia
  • 1950-03-13 Bernard Julien, West Indies cricketer (WI left-arm pace all-rounder mid-70's), born in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950-03-26 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • 1950-04-19 Jeff Hammond, Australian cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour), born in North Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1950-05-29 Talat Ali, Pakistani cricket batsman (Pakistan 10 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1950-06-04 Brian Rose, English cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1950-07-03 Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer pace bowler (1975-89), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1950-07-11 Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
  • 1950-07-15 Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
  • 1950-07-23 Alan Turner, Australian cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975), born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1950-08-16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • 1950-08-19 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • 1950-09-04 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1950-09-24 Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's), born in Patiala, India
  • 1950-10-09 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • 1950-10-26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • 1950-11-21 Bruce Laird, Australian cricket batsman (21 Tests; 23 ODIs; 13 "Supertests" in World Series Cricket), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1951-01-29 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • 1951-01-30 Trevor Laughlin, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79), born in Nyah West, Australia
  • 1951-02-21 John Parker, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
  • 1951-02-24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • 1951-02-28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • 1951-03-05 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • 1951-03-08 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • 1951-03-20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • 1951-03-29 Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricket batsman (47 Tests, 30 as NZ captain), born in Auckland, NZ
  • 1951-05-01 Gordon Greenidge, West Indies cricket batsman (108 Tests, 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s), born in St. Peter, Barbados
  • 1951-06-03 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • 1951-06-11 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1951-06-11 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)

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