Cricket in History (Part 8)

Events in Sport

Events 701 - 800 of 857

  • 1995-12-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Jack Russell dismisses Clive Eksteen with his record 11th catch in 2nd Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • 1995-12-10 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • 1995-12-26 Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days
  • 1995-12-27 Australian cricketer David Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
  • 1995-12-31 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • 1996-01-29 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
  • 1996-02-17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-02-18 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1996-02-29 Chasing Kenya's 166, the West Indies are dismissed for a dismal 93 in Cricket World Cup at Pune, India; spinner Maurice Odumbe takes 3/15 and fast bowler Rajab Ali 3/17 for Kenya
  • 1996-03-02 Despite Sachin Tendulkar's masterful 137 in India's 3 for 272, Sri Lanka wins Cricket World Cup match in Delhi by 6 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya 79, Hashan Tillakaratne 70no
  • 1996-03-06 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
  • 1996-03-09 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's Cricket World Cup Quater Final loss to India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-03-09 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

  • 1996-03-14 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
  • 1996-03-17 Cricket World Cup, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan: Aravinda de Silva scores 107 no and takes 3/42 as Sri Lanka beats Australia by 7 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya, Player of Series
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)

  • 1996-03-30 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • 1996-03-31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras: Karnataka (Vijay Bharadwaj 146 of 8/620) beats Tamil Nadu (370) on 1st innings
  • 1996-04-02 Sri Lankan cricket batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits century in 48 balls (134 off 65), in 34 run win over Pakistan in Singapore; world ODI record
  • 1996-05-17 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • 1996-06-08 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 1996-06-22 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • 1996-07-01 In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)
  • 1996-07-27 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
  • 1996-09-14 England Test cricket fast bowler Dean Headley equals WR by taking his 3rd hat-trick of the English County season for Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury
  • 1996-10-04 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi breaks record for fastest hundred in one-day cricket history; in first ODI innings, Afridi savages Sri Lanka for 102 in KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi; reaches 100 in 37 balls
  • 1996-10-20 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • 1996-10-24 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 1996-10-28 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • 1996-11-07 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • 1996-11-24 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
  • 1996-11-24 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
  • 1996-11-30 South African cricket opening batsman Gary Kirsten follows his 1st innings 102 with 133 in the Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1996-12-01 South African cricket all-rounder Lance Klusener takes 8-64 on debut in Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1996-12-18 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England
  • 1996-12-22 Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with England needing 1 run to win

  • 1996-12-28 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st innings
  • 1997-01-03 Zimbabwe cricket fast bowler Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick as home team scores another upset against England, winning by 131 runs and sweeping series, 3-0 in Harare
  • 1997-03-02 Australians Greg Blewett (214) and Steve Waugh (160) bat for the entire 3rd day of the 1st cricket Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; set up Australian innings and 196 run victory
  • 1997-03-31 West Indies cricketers win 3rd Test at Bridgetown, Barbados by 38 runs after setting India a modest 120 run target; tourists dismissed for 81 in Brian Lara's debut as Windies' captain
  • 1997-07-06 Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh completes twin centuries (108 & 116) in 268 run 3rd Test win v England at Old Trafford
  • 1997-08-06 Sri Lanka slams world record 952 for 6 in the 1st cricket Test against India in Colombo; Sanath Jayasuriya 340, Roshan Mahanama 225 - record partnership 576
  • 1997-10-01 Zimbabwe and New Zealand tie their One Day International cricket match in Bulawayo; Black Cap tail-ender Gavin Larson is run out on last ball at 9/233 amidst crowd surging onto field; 13th ODI tie
  • 1998-07-06 England cricket spin bowler Robert Croft saves England from defeat with a famous unbeaten 37 in 190 minutes on day 5 of 2nd Test v South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 1998-08-03 The Oval stages first competitive cricket match played under floodlights in London when home team Surrey loses to Sussex by 8 wickets in the day/night 40-over fixture
  • 1998-10-02 With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi
  • 1998-10-04 Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy overtakes countryman Rod Marsh's world record of 355 Test cricket dismissals during 1st Test win v Pakistan in Rawalpindi; catches Wasim Akram off Colin Miller to reach milestone
  • 1999-03-01 Daryll Cullinan scores South African cricket record 275no in the drawn 1st Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; Gary Kirsten 128
  • 1999-06-20 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Shane Warne takes 4/33 as Australia beats Pakistan by 8 wickets; Lance Klusener (RSA), Player of Series
  • 1999-10-01 Sourav Ganguly smashes 11 fours and 5 sixes for a blistering 139 as India (277/6) dominates Zimbabwe (170) in the 6th cricket LG Cup ODI in Nairobi
  • 1999-10-04 Rain prevents play on the final day of the 3rd cricket Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Colombo; despite 105 from Ricky Ponting, Sri Lanka wins first ever Test series v Australia
  • 2000-04-02 Adam Gilchrist takes his 10th catch in the 3rd cricket Test against New Zealand in Hamilton to create an Australian record for dismissals by a wicketkeeper; Australia wins by 6 wickets for 3-0 series sweep
  • 2000-04-07 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
  • 2000-04-11 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sacked after admitting dishonesty following match-fixing allegations in India
  • 2000-08-03 England cricket wicket-keeper Alec Stewart becomes only the 4th batsman to score a century (105) in his 100th Test, during the 3rd Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford
  • 2000-09-04 England claim first series (3-1) over West Indies since 1969; win 5th Test by 158 runs at The Oval, London; Windies captain Courtney Walsh's 132nd and final Test
  • 2000-10-11 South African Cricket Board issues former captain Hansie Cronje with a life ban as a result of match-fixing allegations
  • 2001-07-07 Australian cricketer Karen Rolton smashes an unbeaten 209 to set a new world record for highest score in a women's Test in Australia's 9 wicket win v England at Headingley
  • 2001-08-04 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-05-14 Laureus World Sports Awards, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Jennifer Capriati; Team: Australian Men's National Cricket team

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2002-10-10 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 2003-02-22 Pakistani pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar bowls the fastest ball recorded in cricket history at 100.2 mph (161.3 km/h)
  • 2003-03-02 Fast bowler Andy Bichel takes career best 7 for 20 as Australia beats England by 2 wickets in a Cricket World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Australia unbeaten in record 12 ODI games
  • 2003-03-23 Cricket World Cup, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Ricky Ponting scores 140 no as defending champions Australia beat India by 125 runs; Sachin Tendulkar, Player of Series

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2003-06-13 English county cricket teams play the 1st official Twenty20 matches

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Legendary cricketer WG Grace plays forward with his typical straight bat in 1878
Legendary cricketer WG Grace plays forward with his typical straight bat in 1878
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  • 2003-08-02 South African cricket batsman Graeme Smith blazes 259, fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has 5 wickets in each England innings as Proteas win 2nd Test by an innings and 92 at Lord's
  • 2005-01-04 Adam Gilchrist of Australia becomes the most prolific century scoring wicket keeper in cricket history when he smashes 113 from just 120 balls in the 3rd Test against Pakistan in Sydney
  • 2005-08-07 In one of cricket history's closest Tests, and despite a brave unbeaten 43 from Australian tail-ender Brett Lee, England sneaks a 2-run win in series turning 2nd Test at Edgbaston
  • 2006-01-29 Irfan Pathan becomes first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match
  • 2006-07-02 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (152) and Upul Tharanga (109) compile world record cricket ODI opening stand of 286 vs England at Headingley
  • 2006-07-04 Sri Lanka sets new ODI cricket record score 443-9 in a World Cup win over Netherlands in Amstelveen (Jayasuriya 157, Dilshan 117no)
  • 2007-03-18 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious
  • 2007-03-28 Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga produces unprecedented sequence of 4 wickets in 4 balls, as South Africa scrambles to a 1-wicket Super 8's ICC World Cup win in Guyana

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2007-04-28 Cricket World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados: Australia defeats Sri Lanka by 53 runs to win their 3rd consecutive World Cup; Glenn McGrath Player of Series

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-09-19 MS Dhoni named Captain of Indian Cricket team for the 1st time for the ICC World Twenty20

Cricketer MS Dhoni
Cricketer
MS Dhoni
  • 2007-10-03 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi
  • 2008-06-01 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win inaugural event; beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets; Yusuf Pathan top scores with 56 (39)
  • 2008-10-17 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket beating Brian Lara's record and passing 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali
  • 2009-03-03 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for 2nd Test against Pakistan; match abandoned
  • 2009-05-24 IPL Cricket Final, New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs; Herschelle Gibbs top scores, 53 (48)
  • 2009-06-21 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Lord's: England 86/4 win inaugural event; beat New Zealand 85; England's Katherine Brunt takes 3 for 6
  • 2009-10-05 Australia wins cricket's Champions Trophy at Centurion Park in Gauteng, South Africa by 6 wickets (28 balls remaining) v New Zealand; chasing 200, Shane Watson is 105 not out in Australia's 206/4
  • 2010-02-24 Sachin Tendulkar scores the first double century in One Day International cricket
  • 2010-04-25 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 22 runs; Suresh Raina 57 no (35)
  • 2010-05-16 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados: Elise Perry with 3 for 18 off 4 overs leads Australia (106/8) to 3 run victory over New Zealand 103/6
  • 2010-08-07 Hampered by a back injury Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman scores a brave, unbeaten 103 to guide India to a 5 wicket win v Sri Lanka in Colombo; draw series
  • 2010-10-05 Injured Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman is the hero with 73 not out as the home team chases down 216 to beat Australia with just 1 wicket to spare in the 1st Test at Mohali
  • 2011-03-02 One of cricket’s great upsets; Kevin O’Brien smokes fastest century in World Cup history off 50 balls (ends 113 off 63) to help Ireland beat England by 3 wickets in Bangalore
  • 2011-04-02 Cricket World Cup, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: India beats Sri Lanka by 6 wickets; first country to win on home soil; MS Dhoni Man of the Match, Yuvraj Singh, Player of Series
  • 2011-05-28 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs; Murali Vijay 95 (52), Ravichandran Ashwin 3/16
  • 2012-03-16 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries
  • 2012-05-27 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets; Manvinder Bisla top scores, 89 (48)
  • 2012-07-22 Hashim Amla smashes 311 not out in South Africa's inning and 12 run 1st Test win over England at The Oval; first South African to score a triple-century in Test cricket
  • 2012-08-20 South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England
  • 2012-10-07 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Colombo: Jess Cameron's 45 from 34 balls leads Australia to 142/4; beat England 138/9 to win by 4 runs to retain WC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-04-23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

Cricketer Chris Gayle
Cricketer
Chris Gayle
  • 2013-05-26 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs; Kieron Pollard 60 no (32)
  • 2013-06-23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • 2013-08-05 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
  • 2013-11-16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,010

  • 1930-06-01 Matt Poore, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (14 Tests 355 runs @ 15.43, 9 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1930-06-03 Michael Melle, cricketer (South African pace bowler of early 1950's)
  • 1930-06-06 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), born in Farnworth, Lancashire, (d. 2015)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1930-06-17 Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), born in Gorton, Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • 1930-07-09 Roy McLean, South African cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal, South Africa
  • 1930-07-11 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • 1930-07-25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1930-08-23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
  • 1930-08-26 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • 1930-08-30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)
  • 1930-09-29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • 1930-10-02 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1930-11-14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930-11-24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1930-11-24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • 1930-12-15 Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62), born in Ajmer, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1931-01-06 Graeme Hole, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties), born in Concord West, Australia (d. 1990)
  • 1931-01-31 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • 1931-02-06 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), born in Stainton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1931-02-16 Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
  • 1931-02-24 Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976), born in Rawden, West Riding (d. 2015)
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 104 wickets @ 21.10), born in Cape Town, Western Cape (d. 2013)
  • 1931-07-04 Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931-07-28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1931-08-01 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1931-08-02 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • 1931-08-04 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1931-09-26 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • 1931-10-04 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1931-10-21 Jim Parks, cricketer (England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68)
  • 1931-11-09 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • 1931-12-18 Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
  • 1932-01-03 Jaswick Taylor, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; 5/109 in Test debut 1958), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1999)
  • 1932-01-29 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • 1932-02-03 Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 2013)
  • 1932-02-29 Gavin Stevens, Australian cricket batsman (4 Tests), born in Glenelg, South Australia
  • 1932-03-31 Godfrey Lawrence, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 8-53 v NZ 1961), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1932-04-02 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1991)
  • 1932-04-04 Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricket all-rounder (41 Tests, top score 122; 88 wickets), born in Nashik, India (d. 2020)
  • 1932-05-06 John Bond, English cricketer (Lancashire), born in Kearsley, Lancashire, England
  • 1932-05-09 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • 1932-05-17 Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • 1932-06-01 Frank Cameron MBE, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (19 Tests; 62 wickets), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1932-06-08 Ray Illingworth CBE, English cricket captain and spin bowler (61 Tests; 122 wickets, 1,836 runs @ 23.24; Yorkshire, Leicestershire), born in Pudsey, England
  • 1932-06-23 Bob Blair, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 19 Tests in 50s)
  • 1932-06-26 Henry Bromfield, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65), born in Mossel Bay, Cape Province
  • 1932-08-20 Atholl Mckinnon, South African cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • 1932-09-12 Waqar Hasan, Pakistani cricket batsman (21 Tests, top score 189; member Pakistan's inaugural Test squad), born in Amritsar, Punjab, India (d. 2020)
  • 1932-09-16 Mickey Stewart, English cricketer and team manager (England Cricket Team), born in Herne Hill, England
  • 1932-10-05 Madhav Apte, Indian cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1932-11-24 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
  • 1932-12-24 Colin Cowdrey CBE, England cricket batsman (114 Tests, 7,624 runs @ 44.06), born in Udagamandalam, India (d. 2000)
  • 1933-01-10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1933-03-06 Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933-04-19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricket umpire (66 Tests, 69 ODI), born in Barnsley, England
  • 1933-05-05 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1959)
  • 1933-05-14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1933-05-24 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), born in Dudhani, Maharashtra (d. 1999)
  • 1933-06-30 Mike Smith, English cricket batsman and captain (50 Tests; last England dual international [1 rugby union cap]), born in Westcotes, Leicestershire
  • 1933-07-17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), born in Mutare, Zimbabwe (d. 2006)
  • 1933-07-27 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • 1933-07-29 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • 1933-08-03 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1933-08-06 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 1933-09-03 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests; 3,104 runs @ 43.11), born in Port Mourant, British Guyana (d. 2019)
  • 1933-10-19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • 1933-10-23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • 1933-10-25 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • 1933-10-25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • 1933-11-10 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), born in Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • 1933-12-06 Jim Pothecary, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • 1933-12-10 Grenville Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1933-12-17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • 1933-12-21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1934-01-31 Brian Bolus, English cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 41.33; Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • 1934-02-26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
  • 1934-03-07 Nari Contractor, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • 1934-03-11 Sydney Burke, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 11-196 on Test debut v NZ 1961), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1934-04-14 Bruce Pairaudeau, West Indian cricketer (WI opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut), born in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • 1934-04-21 Martin Horton, cricketer, England off-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 1959)
  • 1934-06-19 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1934-06-25 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1934-06-28 Roy Gilchrist, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 57 wickets), born in St Thomas, Jamaica (d. 2001)
  • 1934-07-02 Ivan Madray, West Indian cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • 1934-07-10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1934-07-13 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1934-07-20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • 1934-07-21 Chandu Borde, Indian cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67), born in Pune, British India
  • 1934-07-29 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • 1934-08-01 John Beck, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 3 x 50; top score 99; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)
  • 1934-08-15 Reg Scarlett, West Indian cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960), born in Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica (d. 2019)
  • 1934-08-16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland batsman, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • 1934-08-29 John Guy, New Zealand cricketer (solid left-handed batsman for NZ in late 1950's), born in Nelson, New Zealand
  • 1934-08-30 Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (brother of Fergie, Indian leggie), born in Bombay, India
  • 1934-09-29 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
  • 1934-09-29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
  • 1934-10-02 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Bedford, Bedfordshire (d. 2005)
  • 1934-10-05 David Smith, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests), born in Fishponds, Bristol (d. 2003)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,069

  • 1984-03-13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • 1984-04-04 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • 1984-06-06 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • 1984-07-30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1984-09-07 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 1984-09-08 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1984-09-15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • 1984-10-11 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1985-01-09 Don Brennan, cricket wicket-keeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • 1985-02-07 Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • 1985-03-17 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies at 59
  • 1985-04-05 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • 1985-06-15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • 1985-07-05 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985-07-23 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1985-07-31 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55
  • 1985-08-02 Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies at 79
  • 1985-08-22 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • 1985-10-13 Jack Wilson, Australian cricket spin bowler (1 Test; 43 wickets on England Tour 1956), dies at 64
  • 1985-11-19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1985-11-21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies
  • 1985-12-16 Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies
  • 1985-12-31 Alexander Matheson, cricketer (2 wickets/2 Tests for NZ 1930-31), dies
  • 1986-01-25 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), dies at 73
  • 1986-03-05 Teddy Hoad, West Indies cricket batsman, captain (4 Tests), dies at 90
  • 1986-04-05 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies at 69
  • 1986-04-23 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), dies from complications of gall bladder surgery at 64
  • 1986-04-24 Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-06-15 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • 1986-06-26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1986-07-24 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • 1986-07-28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1986-08-03 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • 1986-08-29 Ellis Achong, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer 1st person of Chinese descent to play a test match (West Indies 1933-35), dies 82
  • 1987-01-04 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • 1987-01-08 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicket-keeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), dies at 60
  • 1987-01-20 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 1987-02-13 M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
  • 1987-05-03 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • 1987-05-13 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), dies at 69
  • 1987-06-14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • 1987-06-15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • 1987-06-24 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • 1987-06-24 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), dies at 76
  • 1987-06-26 Glen Hall, South African cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide at 49
  • 1987-07-15 Jack O'Hagan, cricketer and composer (Our Don Bradman), dies at 88
  • 1987-07-22 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 1987-07-29 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1987-08-26 John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies
  • 1987-09-05 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
  • 1987-10-27 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76
  • 1988-03-17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • 1988-04-10 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 1988-04-16 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in West Indian cricket history), dies
  • 1988-04-24 E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
  • 1988-05-24 Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
  • 1988-06-07 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1988-07-23 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), dies at 78
  • 1988-08-28 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • 1988-12-16 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies at 93
  • 1989-01-15 Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
  • 1989-04-14 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 1989-05-05 Frank Easton, cricket wicket-keeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1989-05-31 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
  • 1989-06-02 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
  • 1989-09-10 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered at 68
  • 1989-09-14 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies at 88
  • 1989-09-15 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies at 66
  • 1989-10-03 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1989-10-26 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • 1989-11-22 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • 1989-11-25 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • 1989-11-29 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), dies of complications after stomach surgery at 87
  • 1990-01-01 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), dies at 78
  • 1990-02-14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • 1990-02-27 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), dies at 84
  • 1990-02-28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • 1990-02-28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • 1990-06-18 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 76
  • 1990-07-08 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • 1990-08-31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • 1990-09-06 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • 1990-12-23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • 1991-02-08 Miran Bakhsh, Pakistani cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • 1991-04-06 Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman cricketer (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), dies at 90
  • 1991-06-28 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1991-07-18 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1991-07-24 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1991-11-21 Prior Jones, West Indian cricketer (WI pace bowler in 9 Tests 1948-52), dies at 74
  • 1991-11-30 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies at 64
  • 1991-12-14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • 1991-12-25 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (27 Tests, 68 wickets), dies at 59
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • 1992-04-13 Stuart Surridge, English cricketer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • 1992-05-08 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies at 70
  • 1992-06-24 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies