Deaths in Sport on July 31

  • 1911 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies
  • 1917 Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
  • 1919 R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies
  • 1943 Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp
  • 1952 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (South African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
  • 1954 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1970 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)
  • 1985 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), dies at 55
  • 1990 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 2006 Paul Eells, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)