On This Day

Cricket in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 884

  • 1918-12-26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • 1920-08-18 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • 1920-12-20 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
  • 1920-12-31 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG
  • 1921-02-15 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
  • 1921-03-01 Spin bowler Arthur Mailey takes 5 for 119 (record 36 wickets for series) to lead Australia to a 9 wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; first ever, 5-0 Ashes cricket series win for Australia
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • 1923-05-08 England Test opening batsman Jack Hobbs scores his 100th 1st-class cricket 100 with 116 not out for Surry v Somerset at Bath
  • 1924-06-14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • 1924-06-28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1924-12-19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • 1925-01-01 Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford becomes the first batsman to score a century in each of his first 2 Tests when he hits 128 against England in the 2nd Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by 81 runs
  • 1925-01-05 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings
  • 1925-01-08 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne
  • 1925-02-27 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • 1925-12-21 Test batsman Hunter "Stork" Hendry scores career best unbeaten 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in drawn tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1926-08-18 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
  • 1926-12-11 Leo O'Connor is unbeaten on 143 as Queensland wins their first Sheffield Shield match by 5 wickets vs NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1927-05-28 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-12-16 Australian cricket's batting maestro Don Bradman makes his 1st-class debut for NSW v South Australia at the Adelaide Oval finishing Day 1 on 65 not out

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1927-12-17 Australian cricketing prodigy Don Bradman scores 118 in his 1st-class debut for NSW against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1927-12-24 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af
  • 1928-05-31 Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
  • 1928-06-23 Commencement of West Indies cricket's first ever Test match; England go on to win by an innings and 58 runs at Lord's
  • 1928-07-27 Kent cricket leg-spinner Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July
  • 1928-09-15 Kent leg-spinner Alfred "Tich" Freeman takes 2-102 and 4-75 for Rest of England vs Lancashire to become the only bowler to take 300 wickets (304) in an English cricket season
  • 1928-11-01 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores 133 not out in NSW 2nd innings v Queensland in Brisbane; follows his 131 in the Blues' 1st innings
  • 1928-11-30 Australian cricket legend Don Bradman makes an inauspicious Test debut; scores 18 & 1 vs England in 1st Test in Brisbane; dropped to 12th man for 2nd Test
  • 1928-12-25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • 1929-01-03 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries
  • 1929-01-25 Future Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 340 for NSW v Victoria (488 mins, 38 fours); then highest individual score in a Sheffield Shield match
  • 1929-02-04 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • 1929-03-13 20 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 123 in 5th Test vs England at MCG; his second Test century
  • 1929-08-28 English cricketer Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • 1930-01-06 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 452 not out for New South Wales v Queensland in Sydney; then world record individual score in a first-class match; runs scored in 415 minutes
  • 1930-01-15 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1930-01-24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • 1930-02-25 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley completes twin tons (114 & 112) in 3rd Test win against England at Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1930-02-26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • 1930-04-04 England cricket batsman Andy Sandham ends Day 2 of 4th Test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica unbeaten on 309; 1st triple century in Test history; out for 325
  • 1930-04-04 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • 1930-04-05 England cricketers dismissed for then record 849 v West Indies in 4th Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Andy Sandham out for 325
  • 1930-04-10 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores patient 223 in drawn 4th Test against England at Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1930-04-12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • 1930-04-12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
  • 1930-05-01 Cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 236 for Australia v Worcestershire in his first 1st class innings in England
  • 1930-05-05 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 185 in a tour match for Australia v Leicestershire at Aylestone Road, Leicester
  • 1930-05-24 21 year old Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 252 not out in a tour match for Australia v Surrey at Kennington Oval, London
  • 1930-05-31 Don Bradman batting for Australia v Hampshire at Southampton is 47 not out at stumps, bringing his aggregate to 1,001 runs, the first cricket touring overseas batsman to complete 1,000 runs by end of May
  • 1930-06-01 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman cracks 191 in tour match v Hampshire at Southampton; Bradman smashes 26 fours in 240 minutes
  • 1930-06-17 Continuing a rich vein of form Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test v England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
  • 1930-06-30 Australian cricket maestro Don Bradman sets up a 7 wicket victory with a patient 254 in 2nd Test v England at Lord's; 'The Don' hits 25 fours off 376 balls
  • 1930-07-11 21 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman is 105 at lunch, 220 at tea, and 309 at stumps on the first day in 3rd Test vs England at Leeds; goes on to 334
  • 1930-07-12 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman is out for 334 in drawn 3rd Test vs England at Headingley, Leeds; innings 383 minutes, 46 x 4's
  • 1930-08-20 A week before his 22nd birthday Australian cricket's batting genius Don Bradman scores 232 in 5th Test win over England at The Oval in London
  • 1930-08-22 Australian cricket slow-medium bowler Percy Hornibrook takes 7-92 as England dismissed for 251 in an innings defeat in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia regain Ashes, 2-1
  • 1930-12-15 Occasional leg-spin bowler Don Bradman takes his 1st of only 2 Test cricket wickets when he traps West Indian batsman Ivan Barrow lbw for 27 in the 1st Test in Adelaide
  • 1930-12-20 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
  • 1931-01-16 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores 223 v West Indies in 3rd Test in Brisbane; most runs scored by a player in a Test match in Australia in one day
  • 1931-03-04 Don Bradman is bowled for a rare first ball duck by Herman Griffith (4-50) on the last day of 5th cricket Test vs West Indies in Sydney; Windies win by 31 runs but lose series to Australia, 4-1
  • 1931-11-28 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 226 in his first Test appearance v South Africa in 1st Test in Brisbane
  • 1931-12-07 After scoring 226 in 1st Test in Brisbane, Don Bradman belts 219 for NSW against the visiting South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1932-02-01 Australian cricket's master batsman Don Bradman scores 299 not out in 10 wicket 4th Test win vs South Africa in Adelaide; runs out of partners going for 300
  • 1932-02-12 49 year old Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger captures 5-6 as South Africa dismissed for 36 in 5th Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by an innings & 72 runs; series 5-0
  • 1932-02-15 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
  • 1932-06-16 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • 1932-06-25 Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's, London (England initially rattled but go on to win)
  • 1932-07-04 Don Bradman scores a North American record 260 v Western Ontario in Guelph during Australian cricket team's Goodwill Tour of North America
  • 1932-07-07 Australian cricket batsman supreme Don Bradman scores a double century during a Goodwill Tour in Montreal, Canada
  • 1932-07-12 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • 1932-12-02 Australia ends Day 1 of controversial 'Bodyline' cricket series v England at 290/6 in Sydney; Stan McCabe 127no (finishes at 187no); notorious England fast bowler Harold Larwood takes 4 wickets; England wins by 10 wickets
  • 1932-12-20 50 year old Australian cricket Test spinner Bert Ironmonger captures 7-13 as Queensland dismissed for 74; Victoria wins by an innings & 139 runs in Melbourne
  • 1933-01-02 Don Bradman holds off England's hostile pace bowling to score an unbeaten 103 leading Australia to a 111 run victory in the 2nd 'Bodyline' Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1933-01-16 Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide
  • 1933-01-17 Australian cricket batting champion Don Bradman takes only his 2nd Test wicket; bowls England's Walter Hammond for 85 during 338-run 3rd Test defeat in Adelaide
  • 1933-04-01 England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland
  • 1933-12-17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • 1933-12-17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
  • 1934-01-26 Australian cricket batting icon Don Bradman scores 128 in just 96 minutes for NSW v Victoria in Sydney; smashes 17 x fours, 4 x sixes
  • 1934-01-30 Former Australian cricket spin bowler Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 years 298 days as Victoria draws with NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1934-05-28 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]
  • 1934-06-09 US Open Men's Golf, Merion Cricket Club: Olin Dutra overcomes an 8-stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his second major title by 1 stroke from Gene Sarazen
  • 1934-07-23 Australian cricket batting legend Don Bradman completes 304 in drawn 4th Test vs England at Leeds; 430 minutes, 43 x fours, 2 x sixes
  • 1934-08-18 Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th cricket Test win against England at the Oval
  • 1934-08-20 Australian cricket opening batsman Bill Ponsford is dismissed for 266 in his final Test match against England at The Oval; out for 22 in 2nd innings
  • 1934-08-22 Australian cricket spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett takes 5-64 as England dismissed for 145 in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia wins by 562 runs to regain Ashes, 2-1
  • 1934-09-04 Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 149 not out in just 104 minutes (17 fours, 4 sixes) in drawn tour match v England XI at Folkestone
  • 1934-12-28 First ever Women's cricket international begins England vs Australia in Australia
  • 1935-03-15 Brilliant batsman George Headley steers West Indies to an innings victory over England in 4th cricket Test at Kingston, Jamaica with a patient, unbeaten 270
  • 1935-05-14 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
  • 1935-05-18 Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on cricket debut for Somerset
  • 1935-06-26 Surrey's former England Test cricket batsman Andy Sandham scores his 100th first class century (103) v Hampshire at Basingstoke
  • 1935-12-14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • 1935-12-18 Don Bradman scores 117 in his debut Sheffield Shield cricket match for South Australia in an innings & 5 run win over his old team, New South Wales
  • 1936-01-02 Australian master batsman Don Bradman scores 357 (424 minutes, 40 fours) for South Australia v Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne; his 5th 300+ score in first-class cricket
  • 1936-03-02 Australian cricket's batting maestro Don Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes (46 fours, 4 sixes) in South Australia's innings and 349 run win over Tasmania
  • 1936-11-14 More than 21,000 watch Don Bradman score 192 for South Australia v Victoria in a drawn Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1936-12-18 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
  • 1936-12-21 Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out for 80
  • 1937-01-05 Australian cricket batsmen Jack Fingleton (136) and Don Bradman (out 270 the following day) make then record stand of 346 for 6th wicket in 3rd Test vs England in Melbourne

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,013

  • 1869-09-30 Ernie Jones, Australian cricket fast bowler (19 Tests, 64 wickets; first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1943)
  • 1869-12-29 Bill Howell, Australian cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 1940)
  • 1870-04-14 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912), born in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1870-05-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1870-08-11 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • 1870-08-18 Hugh Bromley-Davenport, England cricketer, born in Chelford, Cheshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1870-11-21 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman and captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), born in Glen Osmond, Australia (d. 1946)
  • 1870-11-21 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal), born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
  • 1870-11-29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1870-12-10 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century), born in Bathurst, New South Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1871-01-09 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • 1871-03-19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • 1871-03-24 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • 1871-03-29 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)
  • 1871-08-01 John Lester, American cricket all-rounder (Gentlemen of Philadelphia CC), born in Penrith, England (d. 1969)
  • 1871-12-01 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), born in Manchester, England (d. 1944)
  • 1872-03-17 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1872-04-25 C. B. Fry, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, 2 x 100s; Sussex, Hampshire), born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)
  • 1872-09-10 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), born in Sadodar, Kathiawar, India (d. 1933)
  • 1873-01-28 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • 1873-04-19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • 1873-05-08 Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
  • 1873-10-02 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), born in The Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1963)
  • 1873-10-19 Barton King, cricketer (North America's greatest all-rounder)
  • 1873-11-22 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1930)
  • 1873-12-26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1874-04-26 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1926)
  • 1874-05-19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1874-06-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1874-11-07 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • 1875-01-01 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), born in London, England (d. 1954)
  • 1875-04-02 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), born in Wincanton, England (d. 1934)
  • 1875-04-27 Freddie Fane, British cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner), born in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1875-05-04 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (1st of great South African googlists), born in Lee, London (d. 1918)
  • 1875-06-07 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), born in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (d. 1936)
  • 1875-10-18 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • 1875-12-25 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • 1876-04-14 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricket fast bowler (20 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Young, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1876-05-03 E. B. Dwyer, Australian-born cricketer (Sussex), born in Redfern, Australia (d. 1912)
  • 1876-07-19 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1876-09-26 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (South African lefty all-rounder 1896-1912), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1964)
  • 1876-11-06 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 1876-11-07 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1876-11-07 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
  • 1876-11-28 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (early South African googly bowler), born in Swartwater, South Africa (d. 1946)
  • 1877-03-18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • 1877-07-19 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
  • 1877-10-04 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • 1877-10-13 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1877-10-27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1877-10-29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)

Person of interestVictor Trumper

1877-11-02 Victor Trumper, Australian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1915)

Cricketer Victor Trumper
Cricketer
Victor Trumper
  • 1878-01-26 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • 1878-03-15 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), born in Northowram, Yorkshire, England (d. 1948)
  • 1878-04-07 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (12 tests 1901-11), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1920)
  • 1878-04-16 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1914)
  • 1878-08-17 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1911)
  • 1879-05-22 Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21), born in Kyneton, Australia (d. 1947)
  • 1879-05-30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • 1879-06-13 George Gunn, English cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1879-08-07 Johannes Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07), born in Berg River, Cape Colony (d. 1931)
  • 1880-01-28 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WWI)
  • 1880-08-17 Percy Sherwell, South African cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain), born in Isipingo, Natal (d. 1948)
  • 1880-10-21 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • 1880-12-11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1951)
  • 1881-02-01 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests, 35 wickets), born in St Mark's, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1966)
  • 1881-04-23 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1952)
  • 1881-12-17 Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricket all-rounder (25 Tests, 4 x 100s, TS 204; Transvaal), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1930)
  • 1882-02-09 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1882-04-05 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29), born in Bendigo, Australia (d. 1955)
  • 1882-04-07 Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricket spin bowler (14 Tests; 74 wickets @ 17.97; Queensland, Victoria), born in Pine Mountain, Australia (d. 1971)
  • 1882-07-02 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria), born in Jamestown, South Australia (d. 1961)
  • 1882-08-22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1882-09-03 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), born in Stoke Newington, London (d. 1930)
  • 1882-10-14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)
  • 1882-11-09 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1882-12-16 Sir Jack Hobbs, 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), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1963)
  • 1883-02-21 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1883-11-17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1884-02-04 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • 1884-02-10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • 1884-04-03 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1884-08-13 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), born in Burnley, Lancashire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1884-10-10 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1953)
  • 1885-12-24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • 1886-01-03 Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1886-02-06 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper and umpire (11 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 1979)
  • 1886-02-16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricket all-rounder (35 Tests, 2,131 runs @ 41.78, 7 x 100s, 45 wickets), born in West Maitland, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1886-06-28 Joe Cox, South African cricket fast medium bowler (3 Tests; Natal), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1886-08-15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 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 cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder), born in Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1978)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,098

  • 1918-04-11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • 1918-04-20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • 1918-10-17 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • 1918-11-18 Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies at 43
  • 1918-11-26 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • 1919-04-30 Henry Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies at 65
  • 1919-07-31 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies at 68
  • 1919-08-04 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), dies at 74
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1919-09-24 Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies at 49
  • 1919-09-27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1919-10-02 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), dies at 55
  • 1919-10-27 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1919-10-28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • 1920-05-17 Maitland Hathorn, South African cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests South African 1901-11), dies at 42
  • 1920-07-05 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1920-12-21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1921-01-19 William Gunn, English cricket batsman (11 Tests) and soccer winger (2 caps), dies at 62
  • 1921-02-12 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • 1921-02-27 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • 1921-04-29 Arthur Mold, English cricket fast bowler (England 3 Tests; 1,673 1st class wickets), dies at 57
  • 1921-07-02 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), dies at 72
  • 1921-11-17 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • 1921-12-13 Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • 1922-09-21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1923-05-30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • 1923-06-26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1923-10-12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • 1923-11-25 Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
  • 1924-03-25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • 1924-04-16 Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
  • 1924-04-24 George Street, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • 1924-05-19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • 1924-08-17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
  • 1924-09-10 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), dies at 48
  • 1924-09-19 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (28 Tests, 8 x 50s; NSW 1876–94), dies at 70
  • 1924-10-05 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • 1925-08-03 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • 1925-09-30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1925-12-17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies
  • 1926-03-11 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies at 51
  • 1926-04-15 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • 1926-05-20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1926-06-04 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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Fred Spofforth
  • 1926-11-01 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests), dies at 69
  • 1927-04-10 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1927-05-09 Tommy Routledge, South African cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies at 60
  • 1927-06-11 William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
  • 1927-07-21 J J Lyons, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies at 64
  • 1927-08-05 Tom Groube, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies at 69
  • 1927-11-29 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1927-12-21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
  • 1928-04-05 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • 1928-09-25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1928-10-16 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1928-12-21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1929-02-17 John Read, English cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • 1929-05-21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1929-06-02 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • 1929-08-01 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies at 59
  • 1929-08-25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63
  • 1929-10-21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • 1929-10-25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • 1929-11-09 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1929-11-17 Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • 1929-12-09 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • 1930-01-28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1930-03-06 William Milton, British cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies at 75
  • 1930-06-11 George Alexander, British cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies at 79
  • 1930-06-12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • 1930-07-14 William Hare Ashley, South African cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1930-08-20 Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (3 Tests; first centurion in Test history 165* 1877), dies at 79
  • 1930-09-10 Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricket all-rounder (25 Tests, 4 x 100s, TS 204; Transvaal), dies from self inflicted gas poisoning at 48
  • 1930-11-11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • 1930-11-27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (brother of Ernest, 1661 runs in 31 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1930-12-09 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • 1930-12-19 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, boxer (23 Tests; Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies of drowning at 48
  • 1931-04-25 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies at 56
  • 1931-04-30 Sammy Woods, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies at 64
  • 1931-07-07 Johannes "Kodgee" Kotze, South African cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies at 51
  • 1931-07-16 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), dies from untreated gallstones at 70
  • 1931-09-20 Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies
  • 1931-10-24 Murray Bisset, South African cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910), dies at 55
  • 1931-11-02 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), dies at 72
  • 1932-03-24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1932-04-26 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • 1932-07-09 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1932-08-01 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1932-12-28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
  • 1933-01-17 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), dies at 77
  • 1933-02-16 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), dies from tuberculosis at 23
  • 1933-03-27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies at 62
  • 1933-04-02 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), dies at 60
  • 1933-05-29 Frank Sugg, English cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888) and footballer, dies at 71
  • 1933-11-15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • 1933-12-09 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • 1934-03-24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58
  • 1934-07-07 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1934-07-28 Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies at 57
  • 1934-08-05 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), dies of heart failure at 26

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