On This Day

August 1882 in Sports History

Events in Sport

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

Sports History

Aug 29 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 (7-46 & 7-44) in one-off Test v England in London

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)