Cricket in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 857

  • 1940-12-28 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
  • 1941-12-11 Australian state cricket associations, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales decide at meetings with new Prime Minister John Curtin to abandon all interstate first class matches for the duration of WWII
  • 1942-07-20 Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy taking 8-8; West Indian cricket domestic first class record
  • 1945-05-19 Start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Aust Services
  • 1945-05-20 Keith Miller scores 105 in the 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
  • 1945-05-21 Australian Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets
  • 1945-06-26 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
  • 1945-07-16 Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
  • 1945-08-06 Australian Test cricket all-rounder Keith Miller scores 110 not out for Australian Services on Day 1 of drawn 4th Victory Test against England at Lord's
  • 1945-11-03 Australian Test cricket batsman Lindsay Hassett is 124 not out as Australian Services draws with Prince's XI at Delhi; follows his 187 in 1st innings
  • 1945-11-28 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
  • 1945-12-10 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • 1946-03-29 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
  • 1946-03-29 Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
  • 1946-03-30 Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
  • 1946-03-30 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)

  • 1946-06-22 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket

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1946-11-30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947-01-07 Australia v England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882
  • 1947-02-03 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
  • 1947-02-06 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
  • 1947-03-21 Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
  • 1947-03-25 Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
  • 1947-09-04 Champion Middlesex cricket batsman Denis Compton scores 101 for South of England in tour match defeat to South Africa at Lord's; his record 17th century of the English season
  • 1947-11-08 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria
  • 1947-12-01 In first cricket Test match between the 2 nations, India is dismissed for 58 by Australia in Brisbane; fast bowler Ernie Toshack takes 5 for 2 off 2.3 overs; Don Bradman scores 185 as Australia wins by an innings & 226 runs
  • 1947-12-04 In the first cricket Test match between the 2 nations, India is dismissed for 98 by Australia in Brisbane to lose by an innings & 226 runs; fast bowler Ernie Toshack takes 6 for 29 for match figures of 11 for 31
  • 1948-01-01 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 132 on first day of 3rd Test v India; follows up with 127no in 2nd innings; Australia wins by 233
  • 1948-01-03 Australian cricket batting maestro Don Bradman completes dual Test centuries (132 & 127* [26th Test 100]) in 3rd Test v India in Melbourne
  • 1948-01-21 Three of the greats of cricket make their debut in a drawn 1st Test match at Bridgetown, Barbados; Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes for the West Indies, and Jim Laker of England
  • 1948-01-22 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • 1948-02-06 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
  • 1948-02-11 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
  • 1948-02-11 Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
  • 1948-02-13 West Indian batsman Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in his only Test Cricket innings
  • 1948-03-15 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

  • 1948-04-01 Fast bowler Hines Johnson has match figures of 10-96 on debut in West Indies 4th cricket Test win v England in Kingston, Jamaica; first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test for West Indies
  • 1948-05-08 Cricketer Don Bradman scores 146 Aust v Surrey, 174 mins, 15 fours
  • 1948-06-12 In his farewell Ashes Tour, Australian cricket batting maestro Don Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test against England at Trent Bridge
  • 1948-06-15 In his farewell Ashes Tour, Don Bradman is out for a duck (0) in the Australian 2nd innings, but tourists win 1st Test against England by 8 wickets at Nottingham
  • 1948-07-01 Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores 128 in 141 mins with 15 fours in a tour match vs Surry
  • 1948-07-27 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
  • 1948-08-14 Australian fast bowler Ray Lindwall takes 6-20 as England dismissed for a record low 52 in 5th cricket Test at the Oval; Don Bradman out for 0 in final Test innings
  • 1948-09-01 Australian Test batsmen Don Bradman (143), Lindsay Hassett (151) & Neil Harvey (110) score centuries in Australia's 1st innings of drawn cricket tour match v South of England at Hastings
  • 1948-09-10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • 1948-12-03 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 123 for the Bradman XI in his own testimonial match against the Lindsay Hassett's XI in front of 52,360 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1949-01-01 Arguably cricket's greatest ever batsman, ex-Australian captain Don Bradman is knighted; first time a cricketer is bestowed with the honour solely for his contribution to the game
  • 1949-01-03 West Indian cricket batsman Everton Weekes scores 101 in 3rd Test against India in Calcutta; his world record fifth consecutive Test century
  • 1949-03-05 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
  • 1949-03-15 Cricket's master batsman Don Bradman receives his knighthood from the Governor-General of Australia, the Rt Hon. WJ McKell at the investiture in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
  • 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 famous West Indian spin twins Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramadhin in 1st Test v England at Manchester; Valentine takes 8-104 on Day 1 but WI lose by 202 runs
  • 1951-03-17 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
  • 1951-07-02 Worcestershire cricket wicket-keeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee
  • 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, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951-12-01 Legendary Australian cricket fast bowler Ray Lindwall takes his 100th Test wicket when he bowls West Indian spinner Sonny Ramadhin in the 2nd Test in Sydney; Australia wins by 7 wickets
  • 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

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1952-06-11 Opening batsman Len Hutton becomes the 1st professional cricketer to captain England in Tests

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  • 1952-10-12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (India) his 1st first class cricket centuries
  • 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
  • 1953-01-23 Future Australian cricket captain and coach Bobby Simpson makes his 1st-class debut for NSW at 16 years and 357 days
  • 1953-02-06 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
  • 1953-04-01 West Indian cricket batsmen Frank Worrell (237), Clyde Walcott (118) and Everton Weekes (109) all make centuries in 1st innings of drawn 5th Test v India in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1953-06-11 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge
  • 1953-08-19 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • 1954-03-19 "The Three Ws" of West Indian cricket each score centuries in one innings; Clyde Walcott scores 124 following Everton Weekes (206) and Frank Worrell (167) in 1st innings of drawn 4th Test v England at Port of Spain
  • 1954-03-30 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
  • 1954-07-01 Khalid Hasan, Pakistani cricket leg-spinner makes his Test debut against England at just 16 yrs 352 days, then world record
  • 1954-07-02 England cricket batsman Denis Compton scores career best 278 in 287 mins in 2nd Test win over Pakistan at Nottingham
  • 1954-11-26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • 1955-03-01 Pakistan and India play out a draw in the 5th cricket Test at the National Stadium in Karachi; 5 Test series drawn 0-0
  • 1955-03-28 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
  • 1955-03-31 West Indies cricket all-rounder Collie Smith scores 104 in his Test debut in a 9 wicket 1st Test defeat to Australia in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1955-04-11 Gary 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
  • 1956-05-16 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australia in tour match at The Oval, London
  • 1956-07-27 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester; best return ever in Test cricket; bettered in 2nd innings 10-53
  • 1956-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings; match figures 19-90 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings & 170 runs
  • 1956-08-28 Australia clings on for a draw in 5th Test at The Oval, London; England retain cricket Ashes with Jim Laker's 46 wickets a record series haul
  • 1956-12-01 In front of 100,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a US Army baseball team beats an Australian all-star team, 11–5 in an Olympic exhibition game; Sergeant Vance Sutton belts a grand slam for Army
  • 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
  • 1957-07-05 England cricket batsman Tom Graveney scores a brilliant 258 in the drawn 3rd Test v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957-07-25 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
  • 1957-12-23 Test cricket debut for all-time great Australian wicketkeeper Wally Grout and future captain and coach Bobby Simpson, 1st Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • 1958-01-03 Australian cricket fast bowler Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick (Eddie Fuller, Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock) as South Africa dismissed for 99 in follow-on 2nd Test at Cape Town

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,010

  • 1887-10-06 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), born in Cowley, Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1887-10-07 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • 1887-12-12 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1888-03-01 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), born in Ratby, Leicestershire, England (d. 1948)
  • 1888-04-03 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, born in Rusholme, Manchester, England (d. 1975)
  • 1888-05-17 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent & England), born in Lewisham, Kent (d. 1965)
  • 1888-06-28 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • 1888-07-24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's), born in Sevenhill, Clare, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1888-07-28 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • 1889-01-21 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
  • 1889-01-31 F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
  • 1889-02-05 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • 1889-02-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score a hundred 100's), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1889-02-05 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), born in Turnham Green, Middlesex (d. 1962)
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1889-05-01 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), born in Newtown, Hampshire (d. 1960)
  • 1889-05-05 Herbie Taylor, South African cricket batsman and captain (42 Tests; 2,936 runs @ 40.77; 7 x 100s), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1973)
  • 1889-08-08 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), born in Collingwood, Victoria (d. 1977)
  • 1889-11-07 Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and cricketer (England batsman & captain), born in Westminster, London (d. 1951)
  • 1890-06-30 Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1941)
  • 1890-07-06 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 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, Australian cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's), born in Launceston, Australia (d. 1937)
  • 1891-02-11 J. W. Hearne, English cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), born in Hillingdon, England (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, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32), born in Nundah, Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1891-11-05 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
  • 1891-12-25 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1980)
  • 1892-07-22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • 1892-07-30 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball), born in Charlton, Victoria (d. 1947)
  • 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, West Indian cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1957)
  • 1893-07-09 George Geary, English cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • 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, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), born in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1980)
  • 1893-12-31 Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)
  • 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, English 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, English cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28), born in Little Lever, Lancashire (d. 1972)
  • 1895-05-24 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1895-05-30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • 1895-07-04 Waldemar 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, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • 1895-08-09 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches), born in Abbottabad, India (d. 1982)
  • 1895-08-10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1895-08-14 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years), born in North Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1973)
  • 1895-10-10 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; 1 x 100, 8 x 50) and rugby union fly-half (2 caps), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1971)
  • 1895-10-31 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)
  • 1896-01-23 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1896-01-29 Teddy Hoad, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (4 Tests), born in Richmond, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1986)
  • 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, Australian cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant batsman), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1897-06-20 Cyril Francois, South African cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 252 runs, 6 wickets), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1944)
  • 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 wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), born in Bradford, England (d. 1973)
  • 1899-04-04 William Brann, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1953)
  • 1899-07-27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket slow-medium bowler (6 Tests; 17 wickets; best 7-92 1930), born in Obi Obi, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1899-08-12 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1899-10-11 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • 1900-07-10 Bob Catterall, South African cricket batsman (24 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1961)
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), born in Harrogate, England (d. 1967)
  • 1900-08-01 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
  • 1900-10-01 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (8 Tests; 22 wickets @ 26.72; Gloucestershire), born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire (d. 1966)
  • 1900-10-06 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1900-10-14 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman cricketer (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1900-10-23 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • 1900-11-03 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), born in Durham, England (d. 1966)
  • 1900-12-25 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
  • 1901-05-02 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • 1901-05-09 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), born in Warrington, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1901-08-04 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • 1901-09-21 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • 1901-11-05 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series), born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1902-01-01 Buster Nupen, South African cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 50 wickets; one eye only), born near Alesund, Norway (d. 1977)
  • 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 (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), born in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1902-07-03 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted), born in Brightwater, Nelson (d. 1996)
  • 1902-07-28 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1969)
  • 1902-07-31 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1989)
  • 1902-09-04 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1902-10-14 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28), born in Heilbron, Orange Free State (d. 1967)
  • 1902-10-26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1994)
  • 1902-11-03 Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1959)
  • 1902-12-07 Janardan Navle, Indian cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper), born in Fulgaon, Maharashtra, India (d. 1979)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,069

  • 1934-08-05 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), dies of heart failure at 26
  • 1935-01-10 Charlie McGahey, Australian cricketer (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, South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1935-11-19 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1935-12-04 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 69
  • 1935-12-13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 1936-01-07 Howard Francis, South African cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies at 67
  • 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 at 48
  • 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 Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), dies at 29
  • 1936-10-02 George Simpson-Hayward, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 23 wickets @ 18.26; last great underarm bowler), dies at 61
  • 1936-10-12 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • 1936-10-30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • 1936-12-10 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies at 79
  • 1937-01-13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1937-02-20 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicket-keeper (1912 series), dies
  • 1937-02-23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1937-03-26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide at 52
  • 1937-07-22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • 1937-11-17 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies at 76
  • 1937-12-18 Stanford Schultz, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies at 80
  • 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, cricket batsman (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies at 72
  • 1938-08-14 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1938-08-14 Jim Kelly, Australian cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies at 71
  • 1938-10-10 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • 1938-10-12 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies at 84
  • 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
  • 1939-04-05 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, English cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies at 68
  • 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, Australian cricketer (5 Tests for Aust 1895-1898, 17 wkts), dies at 69
  • 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, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), dies of pneumonia at 29
  • 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 wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • 1941-04-22 Arthur Briscoe, South African cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies
  • 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, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), dies at 51
  • 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 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), dies in a military air crash at 30
  • 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, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), dies in POW camp in Italy at 38
  • 1943-08-06 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • 1943-09-17 Dick Tyldesley, English 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 Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), dies at 81
  • 1944-02-08 Clem Wilson, cricketer (bro of Rockley, 2 Tests for England 1896), dies
  • 1944-04-17 Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), dies at 76
  • 1944-05-26 Cyril Francois, South African cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 252 runs, 6 wickets), dies in a motor accident at 46
  • 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
  • 1944-08-05 Maurice Turnbull, Welsh cricketer (England) rugby player (Wales), dies fighting in WWII at 38
  • 1944-08-17 John Trumble, Australian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 10 wickets; brother of Hugh), dies at 80
  • 1944-09-26 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • 1944-11-16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1944-11-17 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72
  • 1945-02-13 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), dies at 85
  • 1945-02-16 Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
  • 1945-05-09 Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies