Cricket in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 630


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-06-12 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948-06-15 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
  • 1948-07-27 Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
  • 1948-08-14 Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
  • 1948-08-14 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • 1948-09-10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • 1949-03-05 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
  • 1949-07-23 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • 1950-02-14 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
  • 1950-05-31 Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial
  • 1950-06-08 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
  • 1951-03-17 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
  • 1951-08-18 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
  • 1951-11-04 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
  • 1951-11-15 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951-12-22 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
  • 1951-12-25 1st Christmas Day in test cricket, Aust v WI at Adelaide
  • 1951-12-25 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
  • 1952-02-16 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • 1952-06-05 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley
  • 1952-10-12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (Ind) his 1st fc cricket tons
  • 1952-10-26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • 1952-12-14 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta
  • 1953-02-06 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
  • 1953-06-11 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
  • 1953-08-19 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • 1954-03-30 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
  • 1954-07-01 Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record
  • 1954-07-05 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
  • 1954-11-26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • 1955-03-01 Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
  • 1955-03-28 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
  • 1955-03-31 Collie Smith scores 104 on cricket debut WI v Aust, Kingston
  • 1955-04-11 Sobers starts run of 85 Test Cricket appearances for WI uninterrupted
  • 1955-05-16 Ray Lindwall scores his 2nd Test Cricket century 118 at Bridgetown
  • 1955-06-09 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • 1955-07-26 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
  • 1955-11-20 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ
  • 1955-11-20 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ
  • 1956-03-13 NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
  • 1956-08-28 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
  • 1957-05-30 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • 1957-06-07 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants
  • 1957-07-25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
  • 1957-12-23 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad completes 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies
  • 1958-02-05 Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • 1958-02-28 West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
  • 1958-03-01 Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
  • 1958-03-01 West Indies cricket team declares at stumps with a score of 3-790 vs Pakistan
  • 1958-07-07 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England v NZ Headingley

  • 1958-07-24 Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
  • 1958-11-28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • 1959-01-11 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
  • 1959-02-11 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
  • 1959-03-29 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-12-08 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1960-12-14 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • 1961-02-01 Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
  • 1961-02-12 Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days
  • 1961-02-15 Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
  • 1961-06-08 Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-08-01 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1962-03-23 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • 1962-03-28 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • 1962-07-31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
  • 1963-02-20 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
  • 1963-05-25 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
  • 1963-06-25 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • 1963-08-26 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
  • 1963-11-02 Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
  • 1963-12-06 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • 1964-02-12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
  • 1964-06-04 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • 1964-08-15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)
  • 1964-08-17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • 1964-08-20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings
  • 1964-10-24 Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • 1964-10-29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1964-12-04 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • 1965-03-06 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • 1965-05-11 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • 1965-06-22 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
  • 1965-12-10 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
  • 1966-02-16 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australian wicketkeeper
  • 1966-05-15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • 1966-06-30 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
  • 1966-12-31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
  • 1967-10-22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1968-08-31 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
  • 1969-03-14 Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
  • 1969-06-28 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
  • 1969-10-24 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • 1969-11-20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur
  • 1970-02-05 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • 1970-02-05 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
  • 1970-11-27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1970-11-29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • 1970-12-11 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
  • 1970-12-31 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,038

  • 1889-08-08 Jack Ryder, cricketer (athletic Australian all-rounder & captain)
  • 1889-11-07 Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and cricketer (England batsman & captain), born in Westminster, London (d. 1951)
  • 1890-06-30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • 1890-07-06 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • 1890-08-26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1890-10-08 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • 1890-10-17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1891-01-06 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
  • 1891-02-11 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), (d. 1965)
  • 1891-02-12 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair), born in Potchefstroom, Transvaal (d. 1969)
  • 1891-02-19 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • 1891-07-28 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1891-11-05 Bert McGirr, cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series)
  • 1891-12-25 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
  • 1892-07-22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1892-07-30 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • 1892-08-11 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1892-08-22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1893-05-21 Arthur Carr, cricket captain (England v Australia 1926)
  • 1893-07-06 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • 1893-07-09 George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)
  • 1893-07-11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • 1893-11-23 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • 1893-12-01 Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
  • 1893-12-31 J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1894-09-09 Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
  • 1894-11-24 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
  • 1894-12-23 Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • 1895-02-03 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • 1895-04-04 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • 1895-05-24 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • 1895-05-30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • 1895-07-04 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • 1895-07-21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • 1895-08-02 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • 1895-08-09 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • 1895-08-10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1895-08-14 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
  • 1895-10-10 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • 1895-10-31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)
  • 1896-01-29 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
  • 1896-06-18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • 1896-10-07 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • 1897-05-10 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • 1897-05-25 Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
  • 1897-06-20 Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (South African all-rounder v Eng 1922-23)
  • 1897-08-22 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1897-12-16 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • 1898-02-17 Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
  • 1898-03-06 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • 1898-08-25 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • 1899-04-04 William Brann, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23)
  • 1899-07-27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
  • 1899-08-12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1899-10-11 A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
  • 1900-07-10 Bob Catterall, cricketer (dashing South African batsman of 20's)
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
  • 1900-08-01 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • 1900-10-01 Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1900-10-06 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1900-10-14 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930)
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1900-10-23 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • 1900-11-03 Roger Blunt, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in 9 Tests 1930-32)
  • 1900-12-25 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
  • 1901-05-02 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1901-05-09 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • 1901-08-04 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • 1901-11-05 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • 1902-01-01 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • 1902-04-01 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • 1902-04-08 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • 1902-05-08 Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
  • 1902-06-17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1902-07-03 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
  • 1902-07-31 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
  • 1902-09-04 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1902-09-21 Learie [Nicholas] Constantine, Trinidad cricket player
  • 1902-10-14 Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
  • 1902-10-26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • 1902-12-07 J G Navle, cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)
  • 1903-02-06 John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
  • 1903-03-11 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1903-06-19 Walter Hammond, cricketer (one of the greatest of English batsman)
  • 1903-11-09 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • 1903-11-15 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • 1904-02-16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • 1904-03-12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • 1904-04-14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • 1904-04-17 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman)
  • 1904-05-13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • 1904-06-23 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • 1904-11-14 Harold Larwood, cricketer (England bodyline bowler)
  • 1904-12-12 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • 1905-04-14 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • 1905-05-18 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • 1905-06-09 Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • 1905-06-13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • 1905-06-25 Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • 1905-07-05 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1935)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 201 - 300 of 944

  • 1934-07-07 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1934-07-28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • 1934-08-05 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • 1935-01-10 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies
  • 1935-03-03 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1935-06-30 William Brockwell, cricket (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
  • 1935-07-15 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
  • 1935-10-11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1935-11-02 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1935-11-19 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1935-12-04 Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • 1935-12-13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 1936-01-07 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • 1936-01-10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1936-01-15 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • 1936-02-16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
  • 1936-03-20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • 1936-06-19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1936-10-01 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • 1936-10-02 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies
  • 1936-10-12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • 1936-10-30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • 1936-12-10 Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
  • 1937-01-13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1937-02-20 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
  • 1937-02-23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
  • 1937-06-04 Donald Eligon, cricketer, dies of blood poisoning from a nail in his boot at 28
  • 1937-07-22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • 1937-11-12 Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • 1937-11-17 Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • 1937-12-18 S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • 1938-01-28 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
  • 1938-03-15 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
  • 1938-04-04 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • 1938-04-08 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • 1938-05-10 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
  • 1938-06-17 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • 1938-06-24 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1938-07-05 John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1938-07-14 Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies
  • 1938-08-14 Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
  • 1938-08-14 J J Kelly, cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies
  • 1938-10-10 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • 1938-10-12 Hugh Massie, cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies
  • 1938-11-15 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1938-12-07 Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies
  • 1939-01-06 Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
  • 1939-01-31 George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies
  • 1939-04-05 William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
  • 1939-06-13 Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
  • 1939-07-19 Tom Hayward, cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies
  • 1939-08-16 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
  • 1939-08-24 W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies
  • 1939-10-21 Nummy Deane, cricketer (628 runs in 17 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1939-12-15 Tom McKibbin, cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies
  • 1940-02-07 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1894-95), dies
  • 1940-03-15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
  • 1940-05-20 Amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies
  • 1940-06-22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1940-07-03 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
  • 1940-07-14 Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies
  • 1940-11-21 Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
  • 1940-12-06 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895), dies
  • 1940-12-13 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
  • 1940-12-13 George Macaulay, cricketer (took 24 wkts in 8 Tests, Eng 22-33), dies
  • 1941-02-19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1941-04-22 Arthur Briscoe, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies
  • 1941-07-02 Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29
  • 1941-08-12 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
  • 1941-08-23 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
  • 1941-10-20 Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
  • 1941-12-01 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
  • 1942-01-12 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • 1942-06-10 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • 1942-07-15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • 1942-07-23 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • 1942-09-15 Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
  • 1942-10-24 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • 1942-10-25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), dies at 65
  • 1942-11-27 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
  • 1942-12-18 Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
  • 1943-03-03 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1943-06-15 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • 1943-07-27 Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • 1943-07-27 H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • 1943-07-31 Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp
  • 1943-08-06 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • 1943-09-17 Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1943-09-28 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • 1943-10-14 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • 1943-11-23 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • 1944-01-01 C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • 1944-01-01 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1944-02-08 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies
  • 1944-04-17 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • 1944-05-26 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1944-06-13 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • 1944-06-19 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • 1944-06-26 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies