Cricket in History (Part 6)

Events in Sport

Events 501 - 600 of 857

  • 1983-12-26 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan at the MCG

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1983-12-29 Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1983-12-29 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
  • 1984-01-02 16 year old future South African Test cricket batsman Darryl Cullinan scores his 1st first-class century (106 no) for Border against Natal B in East London
  • 1984-01-06 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
  • 1984-03-13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • 1984-03-21 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • 1984-04-13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
  • 1984-05-31 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record
  • 1984-07-03 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • 1984-07-03 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord's Test win v England
  • 1984-07-06 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley
  • 1984-07-27 West Indies cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge smashes 223 in innings & 64 run win over England in 4th Test at Manchester; Windies lead series, 4-0
  • 1984-09-01 Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
  • 1984-11-08 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • 1984-11-09 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

  • 1984-11-10 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21

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1984-11-16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1984-11-23 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand
  • 1984-11-23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1984-11-26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1984-11-29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
  • 1984-12-02 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
  • 1984-12-07 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • 1984-12-22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • 1984-12-23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • 1984-12-31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
  • 1985-01-03 Future Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin scores 110 on debut in drawn 3rd Test against England in Kolkata
  • 1985-01-15 Mike Gatting (207) and Graeme Fowler (201) become first pair of England batsmen to complete double centuries in the same innings during 9-wicket 4th cricket Test win against India at Madras
  • 1985-02-01 Patient innings from Dilip Vengsarkar (137) and Mohammad Azharuddin (122) set India up for 5th cricket Test draw vs England in Kanpur; Azharuddin, 3 centuries in 1st 3 Tests
  • 1985-02-08 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • 1985-02-11 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
  • 1985-03-10 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • 1985-03-19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1985-03-24 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
  • 1985-06-01 West Indian cricket batsman Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 in a tour match against Warwickshire at Taunton; 42 fours and 8 sixes of 258 balls

  • 1985-08-02 England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn 4th Test v Australia at Old Trafford
  • 1985-09-03 England cricket swing bowler Richard Ellison with 5 for 76 helps dismiss Australia for 129 in 6th Test win at the Oval; England regains Ashes 3-1
  • 1985-09-11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • 1985-10-31 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas

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1985-11-12 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • 1985-12-13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1985-12-13 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)
  • 1985-12-26 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG
  • 1986-01-06 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • 1986-02-12 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
  • 1986-04-01 Ranji Trophy Men's Cricket, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi beats Haryana by innings & 141; Manoj Prabhakar 113, Kirti Azad 107, Mohinder Amarnath 194, Ajay Sharma 110
  • 1986-04-15 Viv Richards century off 56 balls v England in Antigua Test Cricket
  • 1986-07-04 England cricket captain Mike Gatting smashes 183 not out in the drawn 3rd Test vs India at Birmingham

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1986-08-21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1986-09-18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
  • 1986-09-19 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986-09-22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)
  • 1986-10-21 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • 1986-10-29 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 6-16 as the West Indies dismissed for 53 in 186 run defeat in 1st Test at Faisalabad
  • 1986-12-03 Chasing the West Indies 248/5, Sri Lanka is sensationally dismissed for just 55 in cricket's Champions Trophy in Sharjah; Windies pace bowler Courtney Walsh takes 5 for 1 in 4.3 overs
  • 1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1986-12-22 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
  • 1987-03-07 Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
  • 1987-03-15 Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes & Joel Garner
  • 1987-03-15 NZ beat WI by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket
  • 1987-03-24 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
  • 1987-04-19 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • 1987-04-21 Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
  • 1987-07-06 Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
  • 1987-10-13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • 1987-11-08 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;
  • 1987-11-25 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England in 1st Test at Lahore; best figures by a Pakistani, and by any bowler against England
  • 1987-12-05 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • 1988-01-15 19-year-old Indian cricket leg-spinner Narenda Hirwani records best bowling figures on debut in Test history; captures 16-136 in 255 run 4th Test win v West Indies in Madras; Hirwani takes 8 wickets in each innings
  • 1988-01-22 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1988-01-22 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal
  • 1988-02-02 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • 1988-02-29 New Zealand cricket batsman Mark Greatbatch scores an unbeaten 107 on debut to rescue a draw in 2nd Test v England at Eden Park, Auckland
  • 1988-04-02 West Indies cricket fast bowling great Curtly Ambrose makes his debut in 9 wicket 1st Test defeat to Pakistan in Georgetown, Guyana; low key debut with 2-108
  • 1988-04-21 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
  • 1988-05-29 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • 1988-07-05 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford
  • 1988-09-15 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
  • 1988-09-16 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
  • 1988-09-28 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1989-01-20 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
  • 1989-01-30 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
  • 1989-02-03 Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out
  • 1989-02-04 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1989-02-10 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • 1989-03-27 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • 1989-08-01 Australia beats England by 9 wickets in the 4th cricket Test at Old Trafford, taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead to regain the Ashes
  • 1989-08-10 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
  • 1989-11-01 Despite 107 from Desmond Haynes, Saleem Malik with 71 leads Pakistan to 4 wicket win v West Indies in cricket's Nehru Cup Final in Kolkata, India

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1989-11-15 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1989-11-24 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record
  • 1989-11-25 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • 1989-12-16 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
  • 1989-12-17 Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)

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1989-12-26 ODI cricket debut for Australia's Mark Taylor and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya at the MCG

  • 1990-01-19 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
  • 1990-01-23 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores twin test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
  • 1990-02-04 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,010

  • 1918-11-24 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), born in Worcester, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-01-26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1919-02-06 Lindsay Tuckett, South African cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1919-03-18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919-04-19 Gil Langley, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2001)
  • 1919-04-21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • 1919-05-15 Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • 1919-06-08 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1993)
  • 1919-07-17 Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)
  • 1919-07-31 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-08 Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946), born in Westport, West Coast, New Zealand (d. 1979)
  • 1919-10-10 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • 1919-10-17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919-11-06 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1919-11-28 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1919-12-30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-05 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani cricketer (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • 1920-01-14 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1920-02-27 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)
  • 1920-03-07 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), born in Bolton upon Dearne, England (d. 2004)
  • 1920-03-16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1920-05-26 Jack Cheetham, South African cricket batsman and captain (24 Tests; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1980)
  • 1920-06-22 Chandu Sarwate, Indian cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52), born in Sagar, British India (d. 2003)
  • 1920-07-16 Anwar Hussain, Pakistani cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • 1920-08-18 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), born in Finchley, England (d. 1999)
  • 1920-10-04 George Tribe, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests; Northamptonshire; 66 VFL games Footscray), born in Yarraville, Victoria (d. 2009)
  • 1921-01-22 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-07 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1921-03-13 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-03-17 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1921-03-29 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1921-04-05 Les Jackson, English cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1921-04-11 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (WI batsman pre/post-war), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • 1921-05-26 Frank Mooney, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (13 Tests, 30 dismissals; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1921-06-05 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • 1921-08-05 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)
  • 1921-08-20 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), born in Albert Park, Victoria (d. 1985)
  • 1921-08-23 Sam Cook, English cricketer (England slow left-armer in only Test), born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1921-10-15 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1992)
  • 1921-11-06 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, captain (NZ 12 Tests @ 31.22, 16 wickets), born in Gore, Southland (d. 2006)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-02-01 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • 1922-02-09 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • 1922-02-24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • 1922-02-26 Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
  • 1922-03-05 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • 1922-03-13 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests @ 47.40), born in Rangiora, Canterbury (d. 1997)
  • 1922-04-21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • 1922-04-30 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), born in Grahamstown, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-06-21 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1922-07-04 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • 1922-08-17 Roy Tattersall, English cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's), born in Bolton, England (d. 2011)
  • 1922-09-30 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1922-10-10 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1922-12-08 George Fullerton, South African cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51), born in Kensington, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • 1922-12-28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • 1923-01-08 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's), born in Ardsley, South Yorkshire (d. 1985)
  • 1923-03-16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • 1923-03-31 Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1923-04-10 John Watkins, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa
  • 1923-04-30 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), born in Heywood, Lancashire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1923-05-23 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • 1923-06-14 Donald Smith, English cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • 1923-06-22 Jimmy Cameron, Jamaican cricketer (WI batsman 1948-49), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1923-06-25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1923-08-10 Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler (1951-52 Indian tour)
  • 1923-08-12 John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
  • 1923-08-18 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicket-keeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
  • 1923-08-18 Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)
  • 1923-08-18 Jenni Irani, Indian cricketer, born in Karachi (d. 1982)
  • 1923-08-23 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1923-09-05 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1923-11-01 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), born in Cowandilla, South Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1923-11-05 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, born in Bradford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1923-11-17 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed batsman)
  • 1923-11-28 Lorna Beal (née Larter), Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 16 dismissals), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1923-12-03 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2011)
  • 1924-02-27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • 1924-03-18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1924-05-15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1924-05-31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • 1924-06-08 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • 1924-06-15 Mohammed Ghazali, Pakistani cricketer (off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2003)
  • 1924-06-27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-08-01 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • 1924-08-12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • 1924-08-28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1924-09-24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • 1924-11-11 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • 1924-11-26 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959), born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (d. 1992)
  • 1924-12-24 Roy Miller, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1925-01-12 Ralph Legall, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2003)
  • 1925-01-17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • 1925-01-25 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • 1925-02-23 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • 1925-02-26 Everton Weekes OBE, West Indian cricket batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2020)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,069

  • 1967-11-23 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • 1967-12-26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • 1967-12-31 Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), dies at 81
  • 1968-01-29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • 1968-05-10 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • 1968-05-20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • 1968-06-27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 1968-08-24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • 1968-08-25 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), dies of a fractured skull at 58
  • 1968-11-09 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1968-12-12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • 1969-01-13 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • 1969-03-25 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1969-07-22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1969-09-03 John Lester, American cricketer, dies at 98
  • 1969-09-09 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 1969-10-04 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), dies at 67
  • 1969-10-29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1970-01-27 Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
  • 1970-01-28 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
  • 1970-02-13 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
  • 1970-06-17 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), dies at 74
  • 1970-09-06 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1970-09-19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • 1970-12-01 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60
  • 1971-02-01 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), dies at 66
  • 1971-02-26 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67
  • 1971-03-16 Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, Australian cricket wrist-spin bowler (10 Tests), dies from cancer at 62
  • 1971-03-18 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1971-05-12 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; 1 x 100, 8 x 50) and rugby union fly-half (2 caps), dies at 75
  • 1971-05-31 Dainty Ironmonger, cricketer (74 wkts in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
  • 1971-06-17 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Philadelphia), dies
  • 1971-06-24 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • 1971-07-01 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1971-07-04 Joe Cox, South African cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 85
  • 1971-09-03 Percy Holmes, English cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies at 84
  • 1971-09-14 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1971-11-23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1972-01-07 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1972-03-17 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies at 62
  • 1972-07-06 Vincent Valentine, West Indian cricket pace bowler (England 1933), dies
  • 1972-09-04 Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies at 75
  • 1972-09-10 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84
  • 1972-09-18 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58
  • 1972-10-18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • 1972-11-10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1972-12-11 John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies at 67
  • 1973-01-24 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), dies at 53
  • 1973-02-08 Herbie Taylor, South African cricket batsman and captain (42 Tests; 2,936 runs @ 40.77; 7 x 100s), dies at 83
  • 1973-02-16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
  • 1973-03-08 [John] Gordon Leggat, New Zealand cricketer (open batsman in 9 Tests 1953-56), dies at 46
  • 1973-04-01 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 74
  • 1973-04-27 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
  • 1973-07-08 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies at 95
  • 1973-08-07 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies at 77
  • 1973-08-12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • 1973-08-31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • 1973-10-24 Jack Iverson, Australian cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies at 58
  • 1973-11-19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1973-12-16 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies
  • 1973-12-23 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies at 85
  • 1974-01-21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1974-01-30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87
  • 1974-02-14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • 1974-05-25 Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
  • 1974-06-02 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 1974-06-17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • 1974-07-09 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies
  • 1974-07-28 Jack Ellis, Australian cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • 1974-08-11 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • 1974-08-13 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57
  • 1974-12-09 George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • 1975-02-18 Nazir Ali, Indian cricket all-rounder (2 Tests; first Indian Test 1932), dies at 68
  • 1975-02-27 Neville Cardus, English writer and cricketer, dies at 86
  • 1975-07-13 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1976-01-11 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
  • 1976-01-30 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1976-02-02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • 1976-02-03 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • 1976-07-20 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
  • 1976-08-10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • 1976-08-19 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1976-08-21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • 1976-08-25 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket slow-medium bowler (6 Tests; 17 wickets; best 7-92 1930), dies at 77
  • 1976-09-05 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • 1976-11-11 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1976-12-18 George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
  • 1976-12-21 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
  • 1976-12-25 Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
  • 1977-01-29 Buster Nupen, South African cricket all-rounder (17 Tests, 50 wickets; one eye only), dies at 75
  • 1977-02-22 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • 1977-04-03 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), dies at 87
  • 1977-04-20 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • 1977-06-09 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1977-07-29 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), dies at 62
  • 1977-10-18 Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67
  • 1977-11-22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1977-12-07 Paul Gibb, cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies
  • 1978-01-09 Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies