On This Day

Cricket in History (Part 9)

Events in Sport

Events 801 - 884 of 884

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Brian Lara
Cricketer
Brian Lara
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer MS Dhoni
Cricketer
MS Dhoni
  • 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 Indian Premier League T20 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
  • 2013-12-17 Australia wins the 3rd test to take win the 2013-14 Ashes test cricket series
  • 2014-01-01 New Zealand cricket batsman Corey Anderson smashes a record century off just 36 balls in the Black Caps' 159 run ODI win over the West Indies in Queenstown; finishes on 131 not out off 47 balls
  • 2014-04-06 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Dhaka: captain Meg Lanning's 44 from 30 balls leads Australia to 106/4; beat England 105/8 to win by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining); 3rd consecutive T20 WC
  • 2014-06-01 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • 2014-06-03 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team
  • 2014-11-13 Indian cricket batsman Rohit Sharma sets new world ODI record of 264 runs off 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • 2014-11-27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • 2015-01-18 AB de Villiers makes the fastest century in ODI cricket history from 31 balls against the West Indies
  • 2015-03-29 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchell Starc
  • 2015-04-17 James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history
  • 2015-05-22 Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009
  • 2015-05-24 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs; Lendl Simmons top scores, 68 (45)
  • 2015-05-30 Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England
  • 2015-06-04 Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win
  • 2015-09-01 India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combine for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets
  • 2016-01-05 First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out
  • 2016-04-03 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Hayley Matthews with 66 from 45 balls leads West Indies to 149/2; beat Australia 148/5 by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare
  • 2016-05-29 IPL Cricket Final, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs; David Warner 69 (38)
  • 2016-07-25 England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson becomes first quick to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test cricket-playing nations during 2nd Test against Pakistan in Manchester
  • 2017-01-01 Indian provincial cricket team Vidarbha wins first Ranji Trophy title in their first final appearance in 61 years beating Delhi by 9 wickets in Indore; medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani stars with the ball taking 6 wickets
  • 2017-01-13 Cricket all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scores Bangladesh's top Test score ever (217) during the 1st Test v New Zealand in Wellington
  • 2017-05-21 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run; Krunal Pandya 47 (38)
  • 2017-06-18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs
  • 2017-07-23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London
  • 2017-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London
  • 2017-08-07 England breaks 19-year drought in home Test cricket series against South Africa; beat Proteas by 177 in 4th Test at Old Trafford; Moeen Ali 75no and 5/69
  • 2017-12-18 Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the WACA in Perth
  • 2018-03-24 Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal
  • 2018-03-25 Australian cricket captain Steve Smith handed one-match ban after admitting Australian team tampered with the ball in 3rd test against South Africa in South Africa
  • 2018-03-28 Captain Steve Smith and David Warner are suspended by Cricket Australia for 12 months, and Cameron Bancroft (9 months) for their part in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa
  • 2018-05-27 IPL Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets; Shane Watson top scores, 117 no (57); SK's 3rd IPL title
  • 2018-06-19 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge
  • 2018-07-03 Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D'Arcy Short (223) also a record

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018-07-25 Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 2018-09-11 James Anderson takes his 564th Test wicket to become the most prolific fast bowler in cricket history as England beats India by 118 runs in the 5th Test at The Oval for a 4-1 series victory; Alistair Cook's final Test
  • 2018-10-14 Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-24 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings

Cricketer Virat Kohli
Cricketer
Virat Kohli
  • 2018-11-24 ICC T20 World Cup Women's Cricket, Antigua: Ashleigh Gardner with 33 from 26 balls and 3 for 22 leads Australia (106/2) to 4th T20 WC; beat England (105)
  • 2019-01-04 Indian cricket batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scores 193 and Rishabh Pant 159no as the tourists declare at 622/7 on Day 2 of 4th Test against Australia in Sydney; Pant, first Indian wicketkeeper to hit a century in Australia
  • 2019-01-07 Rain ruins last 2 days of 4th cricket Test in Sydney as India wins series 2-1; become first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48
  • 2019-02-16 Needing 78 for an unlikely victory, Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera 153no and Vishwa Fernando 6no put on a record 10th wicket stand for a 1 wicket win vs South Africa in the 1st cricket Test in Durban
  • 2019-02-23 Sri Lanka becomes first Asian cricket team to clinch a Test series in South Africa chasing down 197 in the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth; Kusal Mendis 84no, Oshada Fernando 75no
  • 2019-03-13 Australian cricketers beat India by 35 runs in Delhi to win ODI series, 3-2; first Australian team to recover from 0-2 in a 5-match series; Usman Khawaja 100, Adam Zampa 3/46
  • 2019-05-12 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run; Jasprit Bumrah 2/14 (4); Indians' 4th title
  • 2019-06-18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls
  • 2019-07-14 Cricket World Cup, Lord's: England beats New Zealand on count back after scores tied at 241 after 50 overs and 15 in Super Over; Player of Series: NZ captain Kane Williamson
  • 2019-07-26 Australian cricket captain Meg Lanning records T20 International world record individual score of 133 off 63 balls in 93-run win against England at Chelmsford; Southern Stars clinch Women's Ashes
  • 2019-08-04 Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith hits brilliant 142 following his 1st innings 144 in 1st Test v England at Edgbaston; only 4th batsman all-time to score more than 140 in each innings of a Test match
  • 2019-08-25 Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 135 leads England to a record run chase of 362-9 and victory over Australia in the 3rd cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds; keeps Ashes Series alive at 1-1
  • 2019-09-06 Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga takes 4 wickets in 4 balls and finishes with 5 for 6 as New Zealand all out for 88 in 37-run defeat in 3rd T-20 International in Pellekele
  • 2019-10-02 Australian women's cricket wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy smashes T20I world record 148 not out off 61 balls against Sri Lanka in Sydney; her century from Australian record 46 balls
  • 2019-10-11 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs
  • 2019-11-24 New Zealand cricket batsman BJ Watling scores a marathon 205 off 473 balls to lead the home side to an innings and 65 run 1st Test victory over England at Mount Maunganui
  • 2019-11-30 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • 2019-11-30 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)
  • 2020-03-08 ICC T20 World Cup Women's Cricket, Melbourne: Defending champions Australia beats India by 85 runs; Beth Mooney [77no] Player of the Series; Alyssa Healy 75 off 39 balls MVP; crowd 86,174
  • 2020-08-25 England's James Anderson becomes first fast bowler to reach 600 wickets in Test cricket; Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali caught at first slip on 5th day of 3rd Test at Southampton
  • 2020-11-10 IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Defending champion Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets; Trent Boult 3/30 (4), Rohit Sharma 68 (51)
  • 2020-12-04 New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson smashes 251 to set up the home side's innings & 134 run win over the West Indies in the 1st Test in Hamilton
  • 2021-06-03 Devon Conway becomes 7th batsman in cricket history to score a double century in his Test debut; run out for 200 for New Zealand in 1st Test against England at Lord's
  • 2021-06-23 1st ICC World Test Championship final, Southampton: New Zealand dismisses India for meagre 170; completes tricky chase of 139 on 6th day to win inaugural cricket title

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,013

  • 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)
  • 1934-10-10 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 2020)
  • 1934-10-19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • 1934-10-24 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • 1934-11-03 Derek Richardson, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Worcestershire 383 first class games), born in Hereford, Herefordshire
  • 1934-11-21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1934-12-11 Salim Durani, Indian cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1934-12-21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours, 337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), born in Junagadh, British India (d. 2016)
  • 1935-02-04 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1994)
  • 1935-02-28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1935-04-01 John Murray, England cricket wicketkeeper (21 Tests; 55 dismissals), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1935-04-04 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 60's), born in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1935-05-15 Ted Dexter, English cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 4,502 runs @ 47.89, 9 x 100s, 66 wickets; Sussex), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1935-05-31 Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
  • 1935-06-11 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1935-06-22 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer (leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • 1935-07-12 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), born in Randfontein, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1935-07-22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935-07-24 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • 1935-08-01 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • 1935-08-21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1935-09-26 Bob Barber, English cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68), born in Withington, Manchester
  • 1935-10-05 Jimmy Binks, English cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England
  • 1935-10-09 Paul Barton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1935-10-17 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • 1935-10-29 David Allen, English cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 2014)
  • 1935-11-02 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2020)
  • 1935-11-23 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • 1935-11-27 Prakash Bhandari, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), born in Delhi, British India
  • 1935-12-04 Fred Rumsey, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; founded Professional Cricketers Association 1967), born in London, England
  • 1935-12-14 Butch [David William] White, English cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961), born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
  • 1935-12-20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, Pakistani cricket batsman (4 Tests; 1 x 100; Warwickshire, Otago) and broadcaster (TVNZ), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1935-12-26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
  • 1935-12-31 Peter Allan, Australian cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1936-02-03 Bob Simpson, Australian cricket batsman, captain and coach (62 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1936-02-08 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • 1936-02-13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • 1936-02-17 Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1936-02-17 Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 2020)
  • 1936-03-12 Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)
  • 1936-04-15 Jack Noreiga, West Indian cricketer (9-95 WI v India 1971), born in Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2003)
  • 1936-04-23 John D'Arcy, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman on 1958 England tour), born in Christchurch New Zealand
  • 1936-05-25 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), born in Surat, Gujarat, India (d. 2013)
  • 1936-05-30 Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer
  • 1936-06-05 Kelly Seymour, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70), born in Kokstad, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • 1936-07-03 Eric Russell, English cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s), born in Dumbarton, Scotland
  • 1936-07-16 Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's), born in Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 1936-07-22 Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 9 wickets), Hadfield, England
  • 1936-07-28 Sir Garfield (Gary) Sobers, West Indian cricket all-rounder, captain (93 Tests, 57.78 batting average), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1936-10-02 Ian McLachlan, Australian cricket batsman (Cambridge Uni & SA; 72 FC matches) and politician (45th Australian Defence Minister), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1936-10-04 David Pithey, Rhodesian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests for South Africa), born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe (d. 2018)
  • 1936-10-10 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • 1936-10-23 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • 1936-10-25 Alan Smith, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • 1936-12-08 Peter Parfitt, English cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's), born in Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, England
  • 1936-12-08 Buster Farrer, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64), born in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1936-12-27 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-04 Raman Surendranath, Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 26 wickets), born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 2012)
  • 1937-01-14 Ken Higgs, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 71 wickets, 1 x 50), born in Kidsgrove, England (d. 2016)
  • 1937-02-11 Bill Lawry AM, Australian cricket batsman and captain (67 Tests, 5,234 runs @ 47.15, 13 x 100s) and broadcaster (9 Network), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1937-02-11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • 1937-02-19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • 1937-03-04 Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • 1937-03-09 Grahame Chevalier, South African cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1937-03-11 John Ward, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests; 17 dismissals), born in Timaru, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • 1937-03-14 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
  • 1937-04-06 Tom Veivers, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in the 60's)
  • 1937-04-22 Ken Palmer, English cricket umpire (22 Tests, 23 ODIs 1977-2001) and fast bowler (1 Test), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1937-04-23 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's), born in Donnybrook, Australia
  • 1937-05-11 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • 1937-06-09 Sven Conrad Stayers, Guyana cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2005)
  • 1937-06-15 Kumar Shri Indrajitsinhji, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper in 60's)
  • 1937-06-21 John Edrich, English cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965), born in Blofield, Norfolk, England
  • 1937-07-22 John Price, England cricket fast-medium bowler (1964-72)
  • 1937-07-22 V B Ranjane, Indian cricket fast bowler (early 1960's)
  • 1937-08-03 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
  • 1937-08-07 Don Wilson, English cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71), born in Settle, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1937-09-12 Wes Hall, Barbadian former cricketer and politician, born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, Barbados
  • 1937-10-01 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • 1938-01-15 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), born in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh (d. 2020)
  • 1938-02-11 Bevan Congdon OBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (61 Tests; 3448 runs @ 32.22, 7 x 100; 59 wickets), born in Motueka, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • 1938-02-18 Barry Knight, English cricketer (England all-rounder mid-60s)
  • 1938-02-25 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • 1938-03-10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 1938-03-12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • 1938-03-14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 1938-03-21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • 1938-04-03 Ray Hunter, Northern Irish cricket all-rounder (28 international matches) and rugby union centre (10 Tests; British & Irish Lions 1962; Portadown RFC), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1938-04-05 Colin Bland, South African cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • 1938-04-08 Mohammad Farooq, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 21 wickets; Karachi), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1938-04-17 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), born in Cromford, Derbyshire (d. 2010)
  • 1938-05-08 Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
  • 1938-05-24 Glen Hall, South African cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964), born in Pretoria, Transvaal (d. 1987)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,099

  • 1992-12-12 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies at 68
  • 1992-12-23 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • 1993-02-05 Jack Young, English cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies at 80
  • 1993-02-17 Leslie Townsend, English cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies at 89
  • 1993-03-07 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • 1993-03-22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1993-04-07 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), dies at 78
  • 1993-04-15 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies at 87
  • 1993-04-30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1993-05-19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993-05-19 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1993-05-28 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • 1993-06-16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • 1993-07-11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • 1993-08-24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • 1993-08-26 Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), dies at 70
  • 1993-09-07 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 9 wickets), dies at 74
  • 1993-10-09 C. R. Rangachari, Indian cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies at 77
  • 1993-10-14 Bertie Clarke, West Indian cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies at 75
  • 1994-01-05 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies
  • 1994-03-03 Bob Crisp, South African cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 20 wickets; Rhodesia, Western Province, Worcestershire), dies at 82
  • 1994-05-12 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • 1994-05-31 Doug Freeman, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Wellington), dies at 79
  • 1994-06-03 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • 1994-09-01 Wallis Mathias, Pakistan cricket batsman (21 Tests; first non-Muslim to play for Pakistan), dies at 59
  • 1994-11-22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 1994-12-27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64
  • 1995-02-28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • 1995-03-20 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies at 76
  • 1995-03-30 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-30 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65
  • 1995-04-08 Maurice Allom, English cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies at 89
  • 1995-04-17 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), dies at 72
  • 1995-04-20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • 1995-04-21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • 1995-05-09 Percy Mansell, South African cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies at 75
  • 1995-05-13 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • 1995-06-09 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • 1995-06-10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1995-06-24 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies at 45
  • 1995-07-01 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), dies at 86
  • 1995-07-22 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), dies at 90
  • 1995-07-22 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), dies at 76
  • 1995-08-21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • 1995-09-10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-09 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1995-10-26 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • 1995-11-10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • 1995-11-30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicket-keeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 1995-12-25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies
  • 1996-01-27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1996-01-27 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (5 tests for England), dies at 93
  • 1996-02-11 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies at 74
  • 1996-02-23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • 1996-04-19 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies at 84
  • 1996-04-21 A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • 1996-05-14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • 1996-05-17 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies at 71
  • 1996-06-08 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • 1996-06-23 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • 1996-07-12 Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 1996-08-06 Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63
  • 1996-08-07 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), dies at 76
  • 1996-09-02 Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
  • 1996-09-04 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • 1996-09-23 Jack Newman CBE, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; Test selector 1958-63; president NZ Cricket Council 1964-67), dies at 94
  • 1996-10-11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 1996-10-12 Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • 1996-11-12 Don Kenyon, cricketer, dies at 72
  • 1996-12-17 Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), dies at 73
  • 1997-01-01 Graham Kersey, English cricket wicket-keeper, dies in car crash at 25
  • 1997-01-22 Ian Munro, British medical journalist, humanitarian and cricketer, dies at 73
  • 1997-03-13 Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), dies at 89
  • 1997-04-13 Foffie Williams, West Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; 9 wickets, 1 x 50; Barbados), dies at 83
  • 1997-04-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78
  • 1997-06-03 John Holt, West Indian cricket batsman (17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36.75; 2 x 100s), dies at 73
  • 1997-07-06 Brun Smith, New Zealand cricket batsman (4 Tests @ 47.40), dies at 75
  • 1997-07-20 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), dies in a car crash at 75
  • 1997-11-16 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), dies at 70
  • 1997-12-20 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), dies at 77
  • 1998-01-05 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), dies from suicide at 46
  • 1998-01-16 Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), dies at 92
  • 1998-01-22 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), dies at 86
  • 1998-02-09 Ken Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests, top score 137; first Test cricketer born in US), dies at 86
  • 1998-04-28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricket fast bowler (28 Tests, 74 wickets, 1 x 50; Bombay), dies from cardiac arrest at 58
  • 1998-05-29 Eric St Eval Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59), dies at 70
  • 1998-10-09 Ian Johnson CBE, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (45 Tests; 109 wickets), dies at 80
  • 1998-10-28 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • 1998-11-13 Doug Wright, English cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), dies at 84
  • 1999-04-27 Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener), dies at 84
  • 1999-05-03 Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), dies at 78
  • 1999-07-01 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, dies at 81
  • 1999-11-04 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), dies at 41
  • 1999-11-13 Jaswick Taylor, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; 5/109 in Test debut 1958), dies at 67
  • 1999-12-04 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 42 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 44
  • 1999-12-19 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), dies at 66
  • 2000-01-11 Betty Archdale OBE, Anglo-Australian educationalist and English cricket batsman and captain (5 Tests), dies at 92
  • 2000-01-11 Phil Carrick, English cricketer (Yorkshire County Cricket Club), dies at 47

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