On This Day

August 1882 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1962)
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)