On This Day

Year 1854 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 16th Grand National: John Tasker wins aboard race favourite Bourton at 4/1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 8 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder), born in Midleton, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • Mar 21 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (28 Tests for Australia 1878-93, 1108 runs), born in Paddington, New South Wales (d. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Massie, Australian cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests; NSW), born in Port Fairy, Australia (d. 1938)
  • May 11 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • Aug 26 Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • Oct 18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer (great pioneer of Australian Test cricket)