Cricket in History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 857

  • 1958-01-23 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad scores record 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies at Bridgetown, longest innings in test history
  • 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 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket
  • 1958-07-07 England cricket batsman Arthur Milton scores an unbeaten 104 in his Test debut, drawn 3rd Test v NZ at 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)
  • 1959-03-26 Test debut for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad v West Indies, aged 15 years
  • 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
  • 1961-01-31 West Indian cricket batsman Rohan Kanhai scores back-to-back centuries in the drawn 4th Test against Australia in Adelaide; follows 1st innings 117 with 115 in 2nd knock
  • 1961-02-01 Australian cricket tail-enders Ken Mackay (62no) and Lindsay Kline (15no) hang on for 100 minutes to earn a famous draw on the final day vs West Indies in 4th Test in Adelaide
  • 1961-02-12 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores his 1st test cricket century for Pakistan at 17 years of age

  • 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 Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud takes 6 for 70 in England's 2nd innings for a 54 run 4th Test 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 England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide
  • 1963-02-20 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
  • 1963-05-01 First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup); Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford
  • 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
  • 1963-12-06 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
  • 1964-07-25 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester
  • 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
  • 1965-08-05 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • 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 England spin bowler Derek Underwood goes wicketless in his Test cricket debut v West Indies at Nottingham; captures 297 wickets in illustrious 86 Test career
  • 1966-07-02 West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge
  • 1966-08-05 West Indies cricket captain Gary Sobers scores 174 including a century between lunch & tea to set up a 4th Test win v England at Headingley
  • 1966-12-31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
  • 1967-01-01 Second day's play in Calcutta 2nd cricket Test, India v W Indies is cancelled by riots; ticket holders denied access starts trouble outside ground; escalates with fires in stands and pitch damage; WI win by 45
  • 1967-10-22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1968-08-31 Gary 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
  • 1969-07-02 Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O'Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry
  • 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 England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs
  • 1970-12-31 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out
  • 1971-02-12 Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England
  • 1971-02-17 England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
  • 1971-03-06 Test Cricket debut of Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar versus West Indies at Port-of-Spain; 125 Tests, 10,122 runs @ 51.12; 34 Test centuries
  • 1971-03-21 Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar scores first of his 34 Test Cricket centuries; 116 in drawn 3rd Test at Georgetown, Guyana
  • 1971-04-19 After smashing 124 in the 1st innings, Indian cricket opener Sunil Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd innings in the drawn 5th Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-06-03 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1971-06-04 Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas scores 274 vs England at Edgbaston in 544 minutes
  • 1972-02-16 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100
  • 1972-04-08 Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • 1972-04-09 Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • 1972-04-20 Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-06-08 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1972-06-26 Australian bowler Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England
  • 1972-08-12 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • 1972-12-25 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • 1972-12-29 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-02-02 Test debut of champion New Zealand cricket all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee; drawn 1st Test v Pakistan, Wellington

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1973-02-10 Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad scores 201 runs in a match against New Zealand
  • 1973-02-17 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
  • 1973-03-27 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket
  • 1973-04-07 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • 1973-05-31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • 1973-06-12 New Zealand all-rounder Bevan Congdon scores 176 as Kiwis chase 479 in 1st Test v England at Nottingham; tourists just miss out, dismissed for 440
  • 1973-07-05 Test cricket debut of English umpire Harold "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds (66 Tests, 69 ODI)
  • 1973-07-31 England cricket batsman Frank Hayes scores unbeaten 106 in Test debut in 1st Test v West Indies at The Oval, London; tourists win by 158 runs
  • 1973-08-24 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • 1973-09-01 Gloucestershire beats Sussex by 40 runs in the Gillette Cup cricket final at Lord's to win their first major trophy since the Championship in 1877; South African all-rounder Mike Proctor stars with 94 and 2 for 37
  • 1973-09-05 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • 1974-03-01 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145) and Greg Chappell (162no) record 264 partnership in 1st Test draw vs New Zealand at Wellington; Ian (121) and Greg (133) double up with centuries in 2nd innings
  • 1974-03-02 Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
  • 1974-03-06 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145 & 121) and Greg Chappell (247no and 133) score unique twin centuries in drawn 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington
  • 1974-04-02 England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings
  • 1974-04-05 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
  • 1974-06-24 India is dismissed for 42 in 17 overs in 2nd Test defeat to England at Lord's; lowest total in country's Test cricket history; Chris Old 5-21, Geoff Arnold 4-19
  • 1974-08-23 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
  • 1974-11-22 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 1974-11-26 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • 1974-12-14 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes
  • 1975-02-20 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,010

  • 1903-02-06 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • 1903-03-11 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1903-05-13 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), born in Leyton, England (d. 1973)
  • 1903-06-19 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)
  • 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)
  • 1904-03-12 Ken James, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • 1904-04-14 Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • 1904-04-17 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1980)
  • 1904-05-13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • 1904-06-23 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1963)
  • 1904-11-14 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
  • 1904-12-12 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • 1905-04-14 Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus & Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
  • 1905-05-18 Hedley Verity, English cricket spin bowler (40 Tests, 144 wickets @ 24.37), born in Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1905-06-09 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • 1905-06-13 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • 1905-06-25 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1905-07-05 Jock "Herbie" Cameron, South African cricket wicket-keeper and captain (26 Tests; 51 dismissals), born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province (d. 1935)
  • 1905-08-28 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1905-11-05 George Bissett, South African cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28), born in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1965)
  • 1905-11-17 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • 1905-12-03 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-12-20 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia
  • 1905-12-28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)
  • 1906-01-28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • 1906-02-27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • 1906-04-15 Sandy Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35), born in East London, South Africa (d. 1985)
  • 1906-05-16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • 1906-05-21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • 1906-06-03 Norman Gallichan, New Zealand cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • 1906-06-03 Walter Robins, English cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder), born in Stafford, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-06-08 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1975)
  • 1906-06-16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • 1906-08-25 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Corsham, Wiltshire (d. 1979)
  • 1906-12-02 Eric Dalton, South African cricket batsman (15 Tests, top score 117), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1907-04-20 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55), born in Rawalpindi, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1907-07-02 Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1997)
  • 1907-08-11 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • 1907-08-21 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1907-09-11 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1936)
  • 1907-12-16 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, English cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31), born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1908-01-25 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1908-02-21 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), born in Tweefontein, South Africa (d. 1934)
  • 1908-02-29 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1908-03-23 Ben Barnett, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1938 England tour), born in Auburn, Victoria, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1908-04-28 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 30's), born in Waverley, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1908-06-02 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • 1908-07-25 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1908-08-18 Bill Merritt, cricketer (early NZ Test leg-spinner, also Northants)
  • 1908-08-26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908-08-27 Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334; 29 x 100s), born in Cootamundra, Australia (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1908-09-01 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (1 Test India, 5 Tests Pakistan), Lahore, Punjab (d. 1980)
  • 1908-11-02 Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), born in Walsall, Staffordshire (d. 1983)
  • 1909-01-01 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), born in Bombay, India (d. 1949)
  • 1909-01-08 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1909-02-23 Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • 1909-04-05 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1938, 0 & 0-16), born in Cape Town (d. 1965)
  • 1909-04-26 Dick Howorth, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests, 19 wickets; Worcestershire), born in Bacup, Lancashire, England (d. 1980)
  • 1909-05-30 George Headley OD MBE, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), born in Colón, Panama (d. 1983)
  • 1909-06-06 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • 1909-06-20 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres), born in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1909-07-15 John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
  • 1909-07-20 Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
  • 1909-08-08 Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
  • 1909-08-14 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), born in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1909-08-20 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 5 Tests 1932-37), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1978)
  • 1909-08-23 Syd Buller, English first-class cricketer and cricket umpire, born in Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire (d. 1970)
  • 1909-08-24 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1998)
  • 1909-08-26 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for South Africa 1935-39)
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1909-11-25 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)
  • 1909-12-06 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC), born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1909-12-16 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • 1909-12-23 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • 1910-02-01 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • 1910-02-10 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • 1910-02-24 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1910-03-16 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • 1910-03-27 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), born in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1910-04-08 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1910-05-02 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-05-09 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • 1910-05-19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • 1910-07-13 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 1910-08-01 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests), born in Hoshiarpur, India (d. 1963)
  • 1910-08-11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1910-10-15 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • 1910-11-12 A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant South African batsman)
  • 1910-11-24 Lennox Brown, cricketer (South African leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1910-12-04 Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India (d. 1940)
  • 1910-12-16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • 1910-12-17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • 1910-12-28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1911-01-06 Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests; first West Indian Test century-maker in England), born in Morant Bay, Jamaica (d. 1979)
  • 1911-01-07 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • 1911-01-27 George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,069

  • 1945-07-20 Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
  • 1945-11-07 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • 1945-12-20 Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies
  • 1946-01-02 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman & captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), dies following a gall bladder operation at 75
  • 1946-04-17 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
  • 1946-04-21 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies
  • 1946-04-25 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • 1946-04-25 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
  • 1946-05-07 Joe Humphries, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies at 69
  • 1946-07-15 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry), dies at 68
  • 1946-08-09 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1946-11-18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • 1946-11-22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • 1947-01-23 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
  • 1947-01-29 Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
  • 1947-02-27 Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879) and later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon, dies at 98
  • 1947-03-09 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
  • 1947-03-27 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
  • 1947-04-02 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), dies at 64
  • 1947-06-06 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1947-07-13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies at 68
  • 1947-07-30 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies at 59
  • 1947-10-12 Nelson Betancourt, cricket wicket-keeper (WI Test 1930), dies at 42
  • 1948-02-10 Ewart Astill, England cricket all-rounder (9 Tests, Leicestershire), dies at 59
  • 1948-03-05 Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1948-04-17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (South African captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies
  • 1948-06-08 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), dies at 70
  • 1948-07-03 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets), dies at 44
  • 1948-07-08 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • 1948-07-26 Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
  • 1948-09-11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • 1948-10-16 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies at 42
  • 1948-12-09 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • 1948-12-20 Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
  • 1949-03-30 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), dies at 40
  • 1949-04-06 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • 1949-05-06 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies at 49
  • 1949-06-29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • 1949-07-14 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1949-08-30 Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies at 72
  • 1949-11-01 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), dies at 78
  • 1950-01-08 George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • 1950-02-16 David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
  • 1950-03-23 Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • 1950-06-04 Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
  • 1950-06-17 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
  • 1950-06-20 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • 1950-09-11 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 1951-01-29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • 1951-04-27 Philip Hands, South African cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies at 61
  • 1951-06-06 Lionel Hallam, British cricketer (England capt 1921), dies at 61
  • 1951-06-11 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W. G. Grace), dies
  • 1951-07-14 Sammy Jones, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; NSW, Queensland, Auckland), dies at 89
  • 1951-08-03 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket-keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • 1951-10-13 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1952-01-05 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • 1952-02-05 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
  • 1952-05-16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • 1952-07-27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1952-07-31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • 1952-11-08 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), dies at 71
  • 1952-12-19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1953-05-07 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies at 68
  • 1953-05-18 Tom Killick, English cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies at 69
  • 1953-06-25 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • 1953-09-12 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • 1953-09-22 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • 1953-10-27 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1953-12-02 Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), dies at 77
  • 1954-01-20 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • 1954-01-20 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies at 71
  • 1954-03-18 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • 1954-05-10 George Hirst, English cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies at 82
  • 1954-05-23 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1954-09-30 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1954-10-27 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; Surrey), dies at 79
  • 1955-01-07 Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
  • 1955-04-18 Don Blackie, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
  • 1955-05-11 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), dies at 80
  • 1955-05-17 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
  • 1955-05-17 Leslie Hylton, Jamaican cricketer and West Indies fast bowler, executed and hanged for murder at 50
  • 1955-06-22 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1955-10-21 Roy Minnett, Australian cricketer (all-rounder prior to WWI), dies
  • 1955-12-22 Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies
  • 1956-05-18 Maurice Tate, English cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies at 60
  • 1956-07-20 Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1956-07-27 Mick Commaille, South African cricketer and soccer rep (12 Tests for South Africa 1910-28), dies at 73
  • 1956-08-13 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
  • 1956-09-07 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, dies at 84
  • 1957-01-24 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
  • 1957-03-12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
  • 1957-04-08 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • 1957-05-21 Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies
  • 1957-07-09 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • 1957-07-21 Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies
  • 1957-12-29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67
  • 1958-03-19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • 1958-03-26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • 1958-04-26 Joe Small, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies at 65
  • 1958-05-03 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies