On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 1899

  • Mar 24 Billy Barnes, English cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies at 46
  • Apr 22 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), dies at 59
  • Sep 2 Ernest Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1888), dies of effects of carbolic acid at 38