Cricket in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 500 of 857

  • 1975-06-07 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1975-06-11 One-day international cricket debut of Javed Miandad aged 17 yrs 364 days
  • 1975-06-18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England
  • 1975-06-21 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Player of the Match Clive Lloyd scores 102 as West Indies beats Australia by 17 runs; first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-07-10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1975-08-13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • 1975-09-03 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes
  • 1975-09-07 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad
  • 1975-11-28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • 1975-12-02 Greg Chappell in his debut as Australian cricket captain completes a fine double in 8 wicket win in 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; scores 109no in 2nd innings to follow his 1st innings 123
  • 1975-12-26 Crowd of 85,661 attend the 1st day of the Australia vs West Indies MCG cricket test
  • 1975-12-28 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • 1976-01-23 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
  • 1976-02-05 Last day of Test Cricket for Lance Gibbs & Ian Redpath
  • 1976-02-17 NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India
  • 1976-06-03 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)

  • 1976-07-13 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45
  • 1976-08-04 England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord's; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at 'the home of cricket'
  • 1976-09-13 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • 1976-10-09 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan Javed 1st wkt
  • 1976-10-09 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • 1976-10-24 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • 1976-12-19 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi

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1977-01-18 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan takes 6 for 63 in the Australian 2nd innings for a match total of 12 to lead his side to an easy 8 wicket 3rd Test win in Sydney

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1977-02-18 West Indies cricket fast bowlers Joel Garner (4/130) and (Colin Croft 3/85) debut in drawn 1st Test v Pakistan at Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1977-03-04 West Indian cricket fast bowler Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan in 2nd Test win at Port-of-Spain; best Test figures by a pace bowler from the West Indies
  • 1977-03-17 Australia wins cricket Centenary Test by 45 runs, same result as 1877

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1977-07-28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1977-08-02 In his comeback Test, England cricket batsman Geoff Boycott is unbeaten on 80 after a 1st innings 107 as England beats Australia by 7 wickets in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge
  • 1977-08-15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
  • 1977-12-14 Test Cricket debut of Pakistan spin bowling great Abdul Qadir v England in 1st Test at Lahore
  • 1978-01-03 Indian cricket spin bowler B. S. Chandrasekhar becomes first in Test history to register identical figures in both innings (6 for 52) in Indian innings win over Australia in 3rd Test in Melbourne
  • 1978-02-15 England all out 64 for 1st loss to NZ in cricket (Geoffrey Boycott captain)
  • 1978-02-25 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham scores first Test century, 103 v New Zealand in Christchurch
  • 1978-03-03 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
  • 1978-04-02 Jamaican batsman Basil Williams scores 100 on debut for the West Indies in Australia's 3 wicket 3rd Test victory in Georgetown, Guyana

  • 1978-05-03 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • 1978-05-03 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
  • 1978-06-01 Future England cricket captain David Gower makes his Test debut in 1st Test against Pakistan in Birmingham; England win by an innings and 57 runs
  • 1978-06-01 England cricket fast bowler Chris Old becomes only third man to capture 4 wickets in 5 balls in a Test, as Pakistan dismissed for 164 in 1st Test at Edgbaston; Old 5 for 70
  • 1978-06-19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling
  • 1978-12-01 Australian cricket fast bowler Rodney Hogg debuts in 1st Test v England in Brisbane; after Australia all out 116, Hogg makes instant impact by dismissing both high profile England openers Graham Gooch (2) and Geoff Boycott (13)
  • 1978-12-02 Sunil Gavaskar scores his second double century (205) in Test cricket (as well as 73 on the final day) to guide India to a draw against the West Indies in the 1st Test in Bombay
  • 1978-12-08 Commencement of the 1st day/night World Series Cricket supertest at VFL Park, Melbourne
  • 1978-12-15 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore
  • 1978-12-29 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
  • 1979-02-10 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • 1979-03-24 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
  • 1979-03-29 Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1979-03-29 Last day of Test cricket for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad
  • 1979-05-23 1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"
  • 1979-06-14 Canada all out for 45 runs in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40.3 overs
  • 1979-06-18 Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset
  • 1979-06-23 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1979-06-23 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Man of the match Vivian Richards scores 138 no as defending champions the West Indies beat England by 92 runs; Joel Garner 5/38
  • 1979-09-04 Sunil Gavaskar scores his third double century in Test cricket (221) to guide India to a famous draw against England in the 4th Test at The Oval
  • 1979-11-27 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
  • 1979-12-11 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
  • 1979-12-25 Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur
  • 1980-02-13 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
  • 1980-02-19 Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay

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1980-02-26 New Zealand cricket captain Geoff Howarth 147 and Richard Hadlee 103 hold off West Indies pace quartet of Roberts, Garner, Holding and Croft during famous 2nd Test draw at Christchurch

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1980-03-11 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
  • 1980-03-23 Australian cricketer Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test, in the 3rd test vs Pakistan in Lahore
  • 1980-09-02 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match
  • 1980-10-23 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
  • 1980-11-25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • 1981-01-03 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell scores a masterly 204 v India in the 1st Test in Sydney; home side wins by an innings and 4 runs
  • 1981-02-10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
  • 1981-03-24 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
  • 1981-06-18 Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge
  • 1981-07-07 England cricket captain Ian Botham resigned after no wins in 12 matches under his reign and a pair in the 2nd Test v Australia at Lord's
  • 1981-08-02 England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham takes 5 for 11 to end Australia's chase of 151 target, all out 121 for 29 run defeat in 4th Test at Edgbaston
  • 1981-08-31 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's
  • 1981-09-01 Fast bowler Terry Alderman takes his 42nd wicket of the series on the last day of the 5th cricket Test vs England at The Oval; haul remains record by an Australian bowler in England; England wins series 3-1
  • 1981-09-01 Mike Brearley's last day as England cricket captain in 6th Test draw v Australia at The Oval; maintains his unbeaten record at home as England's 3-1 series win confirmed
  • 1981-12-23 Geoffrey Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Cricket with 8033
  • 1981-12-26 One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Australia v West Indies
  • 1981-12-27 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310
  • 1982-02-17 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England

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1982-02-26 Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1982-03-10 Saleem Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • 1982-03-14 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • 1982-03-27 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • 1982-09-22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • 1982-10-05 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7-142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • 1982-10-25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • 1982-11-12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • 1982-11-27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • 1982-12-30 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
  • 1983-03-15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • 1983-04-22 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • 1983-04-23 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • 1983-06-09 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • 1983-06-12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • 1983-06-25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • 1983-08-01 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England
  • 1983-09-24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • 1983-11-11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • 1983-11-24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,010

  • 1911-02-06 Dooley Briscoe, South African cricketer & soldier (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's), born in Johannesburg (d. 1941)
  • 1911-04-12 Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1982)
  • 1911-05-05 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911-05-28 Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s), born in Calcutta, Bengal, India (d. 1994)
  • 1911-06-10 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), born in Milton, Brisbane (d. 1998)
  • 1911-07-03 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-08 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • 1911-08-06 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1911-08-09 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • 1911-10-12 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • 1912-01-24 Ken Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests, top score 137; first Test cricketer born in US), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1912-03-02 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa (d. 1942)
  • 1912-03-30 Jack Cowie, cricketer (successful NZ fast bowler either side of WWII)
  • 1912-04-20 David Townsend, English cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935), born in Norton, County Durham (d. 1997)
  • 1912-06-05 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (England leggie, bowled Bradman), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-06-24 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), born in Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1912-07-31 Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1912-09-02 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), born in Fremantle, Western Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1912-09-11 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), born in Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1982)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Crapp, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-10-14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1912-11-04 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
  • 1912-12-25 Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)
  • 1913-01-08 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1913-01-17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • 1913-01-30 Dicky Fuller, West Indian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12), born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • 1913-03-12 Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)
  • 1913-03-19 William Chatterton, cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
  • 1913-08-28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913-08-29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • 1913-10-07 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41), born in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1913-10-14 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1913-10-24 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1995)
  • 1913-12-21 Raich Carter, English soccer forward (13 caps; Sunderland, Derby County, Hull C) and manager (Hull C, Leeds, Mansfield Town, Middlesborough), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914-02-25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • 1914-04-08 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • 1914-04-10 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48), born in Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados (d. 1997)
  • 1914-04-10 Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's), born in Exton, Tasmania (d. 1982)
  • 1914-04-18 C. S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (d. 2002)
  • 1914-05-02 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1990)
  • 1914-06-16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1914-06-18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • 1914-07-09 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), born in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1914-08-21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1914-10-19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • 1914-12-06 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), born in Barrow, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-12-07 Winston Place, English cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1914-12-08 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), born in Cobar, NSW (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-12 Denis Begbie, South African cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50), born in Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2009)
  • 1914-12-17 Mushtaq Ali, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's)
  • 1915-01-22 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • 1915-03-11 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1915-03-19 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-22 George Cresswell, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ aged 35)
  • 1915-03-28 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • 1915-06-04 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), born in Lincoln, Canterbury (d. 2006)
  • 1915-06-18 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), born in Chartham, England (d. 1977)
  • 1915-06-30 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946)), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1915-07-27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1915-10-29 Dennis Brookes, English cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915-11-25 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915-11-25 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1915-12-04 Fred Freer, Australian cricket pace bowler (1 Test 1946), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1998)
  • 1915-12-09 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1916-01-18 Alec Coxon, English cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82), born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1916-01-24 Vic Stollmeyer, West Indian cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1999)
  • 1916-02-17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • 1916-02-26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • 1916-03-26 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • 1916-04-14 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (India 1947-48), born in Mammandur, British India (d. 1993)
  • 1916-06-05 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • 1916-06-23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • 1916-07-31 Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), born in Devonport, Auckland (d. 1980)
  • 1916-08-27 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1993)
  • 1916-11-05 Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916-12-19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • 1917-02-22 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • 1917-03-06 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • 1917-04-12 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (India's greatest all-rounder to his time), born in Jamnagar, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1978)
  • 1917-05-05 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1917-06-06 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), born in Princes Town, Trinidad (d. 1991)
  • 1917-06-27 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (batted in 3 Tests India v Australia 1947-48), born in Bombay, India (d. 1984)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Worcestershire keeper & Test umpire), born in Worchester, England (d. 1974)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1917-09-06 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1917-10-17 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • 1917-10-20 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1917-10-27 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • 1917-12-08 Ian Johnson CBE, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (45 Tests; 109 wickets), born in North Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1998)
  • 1917-12-14 Wilf Ferguson, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years), born in Longdenville, Trinidad (d. 1961)
  • 1918-01-07 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1918-03-05 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • 1918-04-07 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918-04-29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1918-07-04 Eric Bedser, English cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1918-10-14 Doug Ring, Australian cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1918-11-10 Martin Hanley, South African cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa), born in Aliwal North, Cape Province (d. 2000)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,069

  • 1958-05-25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1958-06-07 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1958-06-18 Douglas Jardine, English cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • 1958-06-28 George Gunn, English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies at 50
  • 1958-07-22 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • 1958-09-09 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies at 72
  • 1958-10-15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • 1958-10-17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81
  • 1958-11-18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • 1959-01-17 Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
  • 1959-02-02 Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies
  • 1959-03-28 James Neblett, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935), dies
  • 1959-05-28 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • 1959-06-26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • 1959-07-11 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
  • 1959-09-09 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1959-10-28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • 1959-11-15 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • 1959-12-05 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies at 54
  • 1959-12-10 Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), dies at 57
  • 1960-01-05 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • 1960-02-05 Louis Stricker, cricketer (South African open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
  • 1960-07-09 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • 1960-08-16 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • 1960-09-18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • 1960-09-26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1960-11-12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • 1960-11-27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • 1961-01-02 Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies at 60
  • 1961-01-26 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
  • 1961-02-23 Wilf Ferguson, West Indian cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies at 43
  • 1961-03-23 A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
  • 1961-05-02 J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31), dies
  • 1961-06-16 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • 1961-09-05 Ernest Bock, cricketer (Test for South Africa, 1935), dies
  • 1961-09-16 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • 1961-10-02 Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), dies at 80
  • 1961-10-26 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies at 79
  • 1961-12-26 Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1962-02-07 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • 1962-05-05 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
  • 1962-10-04 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • 1963-01-18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • 1963-01-30 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), dies at 89
  • 1963-03-08 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • 1963-03-11 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52
  • 1963-04-08 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1963-05-02 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Aust, Otago), dies at 76
  • 1963-07-18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1963-07-29 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1963-08-21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • 1963-09-12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • 1963-09-22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1963-11-22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1963-12-21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • 1964-01-01 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • 1964-01-12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • 1964-02-06 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • 1964-02-20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicket-keeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1964-04-14 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72
  • 1964-04-19 Cyril Merry, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies at 53
  • 1964-06-07 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1964-07-12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • 1964-09-15 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), dies at 88
  • 1964-10-06 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • 1964-12-03 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • 1964-12-12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • 1965-01-28 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies at 76
  • 1965-01-30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1965-04-08 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1965-05-08 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • 1965-07-01 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1965-07-07 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1965-08-10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • 1965-08-11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • 1965-08-27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56
  • 1965-09-14 J. W. Hearne, English cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 74
  • 1965-09-26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • 1965-10-17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1965-11-14 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • 1965-12-02 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests) dies at 59
  • 1966-01-05 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), dies at 64
  • 1966-01-10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1966-05-22 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (8 Tests; 22 wickets @ 26.72; Gloucestershire), dies at 65
  • 1966-06-22 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), dies at 65
  • 1966-08-05 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92
  • 1966-08-14 Tip Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder and captain (26 Tests 1905-23, 35 wickets), dies at 85
  • 1966-08-17 Archibald Palm, South African cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies at 65
  • 1966-09-10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • 1966-10-13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1966-10-27 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
  • 1967-01-01 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • 1967-01-07 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1967-01-28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • 1967-02-01 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
  • 1967-03-13 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • 1967-06-26 Errol Hunte, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55
  • 1967-08-04 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • 1967-08-26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • 1967-11-14 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72