On This Day

February 1889 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 5 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren, cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
  • Feb 5 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score a hundred 100's), born in Worsley, Lancashire, England (d. 1962)
  • Feb 5 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), born in Turnham Green, Middlesex (d. 1962)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 12 Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (batted in England's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies at 41