Cricket in History (Part 13)

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Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,012

  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)

Person of interestRichard Hadlee

1951-07-03 Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (NZ 86 Tests, 3,124 runs, 431 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1951-07-11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1951-08-08 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • 1951-08-15 John Childs, English cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988), born in Lipson, Plymouth, Devon
  • 1951-09-01 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • 1951-09-29 David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
  • 1951-11-01 Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • 1951-11-03 Azmat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (1 Test, top score 49; 2 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2015)
  • 1952-01-23 Omar Henry, South African cricketer (1st colored player for South Africa 1992), born in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 1952-02-06 Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt) and politician (Labour), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1952-03-19 Warren Lees, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
  • 1952-05-13 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1952-07-03 Wasim Raja, British-Pakistani cricketer (bro of Rameez, Pakistani lefty bat & leggie), born in Multan, Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
  • 1952-07-16 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), born in Armley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1952-07-22 Herbert Chang, West Indian cricket batsman (1979)
  • 1952-07-23 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), born in Brunswick, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1952-08-01 Yajurvindra Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's), born in Rajkot, Gujarat
  • 1952-08-08 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • 1952-08-16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)
  • 1952-08-20 John Emburey, English cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988), born in Peckham, London
  • 1952-08-25 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1952-09-30 Darrell Hair, cricketer (Australian Test umpire since 1993-94)
  • 1952-10-03 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country

Person of interestImran Khan

1952-10-05 Imran Khan, 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (2018- ) and cricket all-rounder (88 Tests, 3,807 runs, 362 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1952-10-07 Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6), born in Balwyn, Australia
  • 1952-10-12 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1952-10-18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1952-11-24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • 1952-12-12 Ajit De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket spin bowler (4 Tests), born in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
  • 1952-12-16 Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)
  • 1953-01-07 Agha Zahid, Pakistani cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1953-03-01 Bandula Warnapura, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (4 Tests; first SL Test captain; 12 ODIs), born in Rambukkana, Sri Lanka
  • 1953-03-15 Colin Croft, West Indian cricket fast bowler, broadcaster (27 Tests, 125 wickets @ 23.30), born in Lancaster Village, Demerara, British Guiana
  • 1953-03-18 Nicholas Wisdom, cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
  • 1953-03-25 Haroon Rashid, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
  • 1953-04-01 Aftab Baloch, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 7th player to pass the 400 first class run milestone, 428 for Sind 1974), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, Australian cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995), born in Ipswich, Queensland
  • 1953-04-25 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • 1953-05-01 Elquemedo Willett, West Indian cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Charlestown, Nevis
  • 1953-05-29 Ranjy Nanan, West Indian cricket spin bowler (WI 1 Test; Trinidad & Tobago), born in Preysal, Trinidad
  • 1953-06-25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1953-07-13 Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-07-31 Jimmy Cook, South African cricket opening batsman (3 Tests), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
  • 1953-08-06 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1953-10-14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • 1953-11-22 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1953-11-23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • 1953-12-19 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
  • 1953-12-27 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • 1954-01-07 Alan Butcher, English cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20), born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • 1954-01-23 Trevor Hohns, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989), born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1954-01-26 Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84), born in Margaret River, Australia
  • 1954-01-27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1954-01-31 Faoud Bacchus, West Indies cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's), born in Georgetown, Guyana
  • 1954-02-02 Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • 1954-02-16 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • 1954-02-25 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954-03-16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • 1954-04-20 Peter Toohey, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80), born in Blayney, Australia
  • 1954-05-01 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2008)
  • 1954-06-05 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • 1954-06-20 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • 1954-06-21 Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1954-07-05 John Wright, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92), born in Darfield, New Zealand
  • 1954-07-13 Ray "Candles" Bright, Australian cricket slow-left armer (1977-86)
  • 1954-07-18 Imtiaz Ali, West Indian cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976), born in Maraval, Trinidad
  • 1954-08-11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • 1954-08-11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • 1954-10-20 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • 1954-10-27 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • 1954-11-12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • 1954-11-18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954-12-11 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 42 wickets), born in Christ Church, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • 1954-12-22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's), born in Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 1955-03-15 Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman late 70s early 80s), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1955-03-31 Robert Vance, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests @ 29.57), born in Wellington, NZ
  • 1955-05-01 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1955-05-02 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • 1955-05-03 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1955-05-14 Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1955-05-21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • 1955-05-27 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 6 ODIs), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1955-07-17 Christopher Chappell, Canadian cricketer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1955-07-19 Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • 1955-07-27 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955-08-01 Arun Lal, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's), born in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1955-09-15 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2019)
  • 1955-10-24 Ghulam Parkar, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982), born in Kaluste, Maharashtra, India

Person of interestIan Botham

1955-11-24 Ian Botham, England cricket captain, all-rounder (102 Tests, 5,200 runs, 383 wickets), born in Heswall, England

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1955-12-06 Malcolm Jarvis, Zimbabwean cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side), born in Fort Victoria, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • 1955-12-08 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • 1955-12-16 Graeme Stevenson, cricketer (England medium pacer 1980-81)
  • 1955-12-19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1955-12-24 Anwar Khan, Pakistani cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1956-01-09 David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London
  • 1956-01-15 Paul Parker, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1956-01-16 Wayne Daniel, West Indies cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84), born in Saint Philip, Barbados

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