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Cricket in History (Part 14)

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Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,013

  • 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
  • 1956-02-15 Desmond Haynes, West Indian cricket batsman and administrator (116 Tests; 7,487 runs @ 42.29; 238 ODIs; Director WI Cricket Board), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1956-02-19 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
  • 1956-03-03 John F Reid, New Zealand cricket batsman (19 Tests, 1296 runs @ 46.28, 6 x 100s), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1956-03-06 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, born in Oddington, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1956-03-24 Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
  • 1956-03-28 Asoka De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket leg-spinner (Sri Lanka in 10 Tests 1985-91), born in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
  • 1956-03-28 T A Sekar, Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), born in Chennai, India
  • 1956-04-06 Dilip Vengsarkar, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1976-92)
  • 1956-04-06 Mudassar Nazar, cricketer (son of Nazar Mohammad Pakistani batsman)
  • 1956-05-20 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • 1956-05-28 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956-06-06 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • 1956-06-12 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • 1956-06-17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • 1956-08-03 Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; 22 ODIs), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1956-08-12 Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • 1956-08-18 Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman Great 174 v Adelaide 1981), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1956-08-20 Alvin Greenidge, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, no relation to Gordon or Geoff), born in Bath Village, Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1956-10-13 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • 1956-11-06 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1956-11-23 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • 1956-12-25 Mansoor Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani batsman early 80's)
  • 1957-01-26 Ashok Malhotra, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1957-01-26 Shivlal Yadav, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1957-02-10 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
  • 1957-02-13 Thelston Payne, West Indian cricketer (WI 1986), born in Foul Bay, Barbados
  • 1957-02-28 Ian Smith, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (1980-92), born in Nelson, New Zealand

Person of interestDavid Gower

1957-04-01 David Gower, English Cricket Batsman and captain (117 Tests; 8,231 runs @ 44.25; 18 x 100; 114 ODIs), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • 1957-04-04 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-04-11 Everton Mattis, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early 80's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1957-04-13 Dallas Moir, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • 1957-04-20 Graeme Fowler, English cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • 1957-05-01 Rick Darling, Australian cricket batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • 1957-05-04 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • 1957-06-06 Mike Gatting, English Cricket Batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • 1957-06-07 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • 1957-06-12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1957-06-23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • 1957-07-08 Clyde Butts, Guyanan cricketer (West Indies off-spinner late eighties), born in Perseverance, Guyana
  • 1957-07-14 Peter Webb, NZ cricketer (batsman against West Indies 1980)
  • 1957-08-19 Paul-Jan Bakker, 1st Dutch cricketer to play first class cricket (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • 1957-08-19 Ian Gould, England cricketer and umpire, born in Taplow, England
  • 1957-08-25 Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1957-09-14 Kepler Wessels, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
  • 1957-09-27 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • 1957-09-29 Chris Broad, cricketer (prolific England opening batsman 1984-89)
  • 1957-10-20 Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-11-08 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1957-12-07 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, Australian cricket player, fast bowler (1980-89) and coach of Pakistan, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1957-12-07 Rohan Jayasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1958-01-05 Ezra Moseley, Barbadian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 9 ODIs, West Indies; Barbados; Glamorgan), born in Waldrons Village, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 2021)
  • 1958-01-29 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • 1958-03-01 Wayne Phillips, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (27 Tests, 52 dismissals; 48 ODIs), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958-03-25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • 1958-04-04 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy), born in Berbice, Guyana
  • 1958-04-15 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer (premiere spinner of 80's), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1958-04-16 Philip Bainbridge, British cricketer, born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 1958-04-18 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), born in Bridgetown, Barbados (d. 1999)
  • 1958-04-22 Ashraf Ali, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests, 22 dismissals; 16 ODIs), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1958-05-21 Monte Lynch, Guyanese-born English cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player), born in Plaisance, British Guiana
  • 1958-06-04 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • 1958-07-06 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • 1958-08-02 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1958-08-10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1958-10-25 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1958-11-21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1958-11-23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • 1958-12-19 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • 1958-12-31 Geoff Marsh, Australian cricket batsman (50 Tests, 4 x 100s; 117 ODIs, 9 x 100s), born in Northam, Australia
  • 1959-01-02 Kirti Azad, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests; 25 ODIs) and politician, born in Darbhanga, India

Person of interestKapil Dev

1959-01-06 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1959-01-14 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1959-02-15 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • 1959-02-24 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959-04-02 Ken Macleay, Australian cricket fast bowler (16 ODIs, 15 wickets; Western Australia), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1959-04-08 Franklyn Stephenson, Barbados born cricketer (great all-rounder), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1959-04-22 Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lankan cricket batsman and captain (21 Tests, 1 x 100, 7 x 50; 63 ODIs) and ICC match referee (77 Tests, 169 ODIs), born in Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 1959-05-09 Andrew Jones, New Zealand cricket batsman (39 Tests @ 44.27, 87 ODIs), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1959-05-09 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • 1959-05-18 Graham Dilley, English cricketer (wicket-taker of 80's)
  • 1959-06-12 Jalal-ud-din, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1959-07-05 Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • 1959-07-06 Tahir Naqqash, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1959-07-27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1959-08-07 Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1959-08-13 Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959-08-24 Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1959-09-25 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricket batsman and coach (2 Tests, 39 ODIs), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1959-11-08 Simon Davis, Australian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts), born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia
  • 1959-12-07 Salim Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1959-12-12 Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener), born in Madras, India
  • 1959-12-15 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • 1959-12-15 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
  • 1960-01-02 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)

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