Deaths in Sport in 1952

  • Jan 5 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • Jan 17 Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Reginald Allen, cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Aust v Eng 1887), dies
  • Feb 14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • May 16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Jun 20 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • Jul 27 Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Jul 31 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • Aug 30 Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns
  • Sep 29 John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
  • Oct 5 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
  • Oct 8 Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Dec 19 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71