Chronography of Cricket

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20/4/1995, Robert Wyatt,cricketer, died (born 2/5/1901).

30/3/1995, Tony Lock, cricketer, died.

27/12/1994, Peter May, cricketer, died (born 31/12/1929).

16/6/1993, Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer, died.

28/5/1993, Charles Barnett, cricketer, died.

24/7/1991, Frederick Brown, cricketer, died (born 16/12/1910).

7/3/1987, Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar became the first to scored 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.

23/7/1985, John Wardle, cricketer, died (born 8/1/1923).

15/6/1985, Percy Fender, cricketer, died (born 22/8/1892).

20/4/1982, Andrew Sandham, cricketer, died.

14/3/1981, Ken Barrington, cricketer, died (born 24/11/1930).

5/2/1979, Edward Paynter, cricketer, died (born 5/11/1901).

22/11/1978, Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer, died (born 24/11/1894).

18/10/1978, Frank Woolley, cricketer, died (born 28/5/1887)

5/9/1976, Arthur Gilligan, cricketer, died (born 23/12/1894).

5/9/1974, Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer, was born in Grenada.

31/12/1973, Mohammad Iqbal, Pakistani born Canadian cricketer, was born.

8/7/1973, Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer, died (born 29/10/1876).

5/1/1971, International One Day Cricket began when England played Australia in Melbourne.

14/2/1970, Herbert Strudwick, cricketer, died.

20/11/1969, Sir George Oswald, cricketer, died (born 31/7/1902).

12/12/1968, Walter Robins, cricketer, died (born 3/6/1906)

26/12/1967, Sidney Barnes, cricketer, died (born 19/4/1873)

26/11/1967, Ridley Jacobs, West Indian cricketer, was born.

1/1/1967, Maurice Leyland, cricketer, died (born 20/7/1900).

22/5/1966, Thomas Goddard, cricketer, died.

5/1/1966, George Duckworth, cricketer, was born.

31/8/1965, Willie Watson, New Zealand cricketer, was born.

8/8/1965, Angus Fraser, cricketer, was born.

28/1/1965, Alfred Freeman, cricketer, died(born 17/5/1888).

21/12/1963, Leeds Rugby Club, the first with undersoil heating, used it during a game with Dewsbury.

13/9/1963, Robin Smith, cricketer, was born.

2/5/1963, Jack Crawford,cricketer, died (born 1/12/1886).

22/2/1963, Devon Malcolm, cricketer, was born.

7/2/1963, Arthur Carr, cricketer, died (born 21/5/1893).

30/1/1963, Pelham Warner, cricketer, died (born 2/10/1873).

2/10/1961, Reginald Spooner, cricketer, died (born 21/10/1880).

26/1/1961, Morris Nichols,cricketer, died (born 6/10/1900).

1/9/1959, Carole Hodges, cricketer, was born.

11/7/1959, Charles Parker, cricketer, died.

4/7/1959, Janette Brittin, cricketer, was born.

9/9/1958, Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer, died aged 72

26/6/1958, George Gunn, cricketer, died (born 13/6/1879).

18/6/1958, Douglas Jardine, cricketer, died (born 23/10/1900).

26/3/1958, Philip Mead, cricketer, died (born 9/3/1887).

20/10/1957, Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer, was born.

8/4/1957, Frank Chester, cricketer, died.

1/5/1957, Rick Darling, Australian cricketer, was born.

7/9/1956, Charles Fry, cricketer, died (born 25/4/1872).

18/5/1956, Maurice Tate, cricketer, died (born 30/5/1895).

23/12/1955, Leonard Braund, cricketer, died (born 18/10/1875).

24/11/1955, Ian Botham, cricketer, was born.

11/5/1955, Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer, died aged 80.

20/6/1954, Allan Lamb, cricketer, was born.

10/5/1954, George Hirst, cricketer, died (born 7/9/1871).

23/7/1953, Graham Gooch, cricketer, was born.

1/4/1953, Aftab Baloch, Pakistan cricketer, was born in Karachi, Pakistan

12/12/1952, Charles Kortright, cricketer, died.

23/1/1952, Omar Henry, South African cricketer, was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

24/2/1951, Derek Randall, cricketer, was born.

29/1/1951, Andy Roberts, cricketer, was born.

30/5/1949, Robert Williams, cricketer, was born.

24/2/1949, John Lever, cricketer, was born.

22/12/1948, Chris Old, cricketer, was born.

12/9/1948, Max Walker, Australian cricket player, was born.

1947, Cricket matches in England attracted 2 million paying spectators. This figure dropped to 500,000 by 1970.

9/3/1947, Stanley Jackson, cricketer, died (born 21/11/1870).

6/10/1946, Anthony Grieg, cricketer, was born.

8/6/1945, Derek Underwood, cricketer, was born.

17/4/1944, John Hearne, cricketer, died (born 3/5/1867).

31/7/1943, Hedley Verity, cricketer, died (born 18/5/1905).

12/7/1943, Bruce Taylor, New Zealand cricketer, was born.

15/6/1943, Cecil Parker, cricketer, died (born 18/2/1886)

23/7/1942, Andrew Ducat, cricketer, died (born 16/2/1886).

23/10/1941, Colin Milburn, cricketer, was born (died 28/2/1990).

1/12/1940, Michael Denness, cricketer, was born.

30/3/1940, Norman Gifford, cricketer, was born.

19/7/1939, Thomas Hayward, cricketer, died.

11/6/1939, Rachel Heyhoe Flint, cricketer, was born.

9/6/1937, Sven Conrad Stayers, Guyanese cricketer, was born in Georgetown, Guyana (died 2005)

1936, The Forty Club was established in England by Henry Grierson for cricketers over 40, to facilitate circket playing by middle-aged people.

29/7/1934, Alfred Scott, West Indian cricketer, was born.

30/6/1933, Michael Smith, cricketer, was born.

2/4/1933, Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman, died.

16/2/1933, England won the Ashes against Australia using a controversial �bodyline� bowling technique, aiming the cricket ball at the batsman�s legs and body, making the game more dangerous.

24/12/1932, Colin Cowdrey, cricketer, was born.

24/11/1932, Frederick Titmus, cricketer, was born.

25/6/1932, The first England � India test cricket match began at Lords, London.England won by 158 runs.

8/6/1932, Raymond Illingworth, cricketer, was born.

24/3/1932, George Harris, cricketer, died (born 3/2/1851).

21/10/1931, James Parks, cricketer, was born.

4/7/1931, Peter Richardson, cricketer, was born.

6/2/1931, Frederick Trueman, cricketer, was born.

19/12/1930, John Douglas, cricketer, died (born 3/9/1882).

27/11/1930, John Tyldesley, cricketer, died (born 22/11/1873).

24/11/1930, Ken Barrington, cricketer, was born (died 14/3/1981).

6/6/1930, Frank Tyson, cricketer, was born.

31/12/1929, Peter May, cricketer, was born (died 27/12/1994).

17/11/1929, Arthur Lilley, cricketer, died (born 28/11/1866).

1/8/1929, Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer, died.

5/7/1929, Tony Lock, cricketer, was born (died 30/3/1995).

6/3/1929, David Sheppard, cricketer, was born.

16/6/1927, Thomas Graveney, cricketer, was born.

4/6.1926, Frederick Spofforth, Australian cricketer, died.

7/11/1925, Mary Duggan,cricketer, was born (died 10/3/1973).

12/8/1924, Derek Shackleton, cricketer, was born.

3/12/1923, Trevor Bailey, English cricketchampion, was born.

8/1/1923, John Wardle, cricketer, was born (died 23/7/1985).

9/2/1922, James Laker, cricketer, was born (died 23/4/1986).

5/4/1921, Leslie Jackson, cricketer, was born.

18/8/1920, Thomas Evans, cricketer, was born in Finchley, London.

7/3/1920, Willie Watson, cricketer, was born.

20/8/1919, Gregor MacGregor,cricketer, died (born 31/8/1869).

4/7/1918, Alec Bedser, cricketer, was born.

26/3/1916, William Edrich, cricketer, was born (died 24/4/1986).

23/10/1915, William Gilbert Grace, cricketer, died this day.

4/4/1915, Easter Sunday. Andrew Stoddart, cricketer, died.

25/7/1914, 66 year old WG Grace batted for the last time in a competitive match, scoring 69 not out.

16/6/1914, Stewart Griffith, cricketer, was born (died 7/4/1993).

13/5/1914, Reginald Foster, cricketer, died (born 16/4/1878).

24/10/1913, Mary Hide, cricketer, was born.

5/7/1913, Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer, died (born 7/2/1857).

3/7/1911, Joseph Hardstaff, cricketer, was born (died 1/1/1990).

20/5/1911, Edward Grace, cricketer, died (born 28/11/1841).

2/4/1911, Myrtle Maclagan, cricketer, was born (died 11/3/1993).

1910, The six-runs rule for a ball batted over the boundary was introduced; previously that batter scored just 4 runs for this shot.

16/12/1910, Frederick Brown, cricketer, was born (died 24/7/1991).

8/8/1909, William Voce, cricketer, was born (died 6/6/1984).

25/7/1908, William Bowes, cricketer, was born (died 5/9/1987).

1907, The International Cricket Council was established (then known as the Imperial Cricket Conference).

16/1/1907, Alfred Shaw, cricketer, died.

3/6/1906, Walter Robins, cricketer, was born (died 12/12/1968)

18/5/1905, Hedley Verity, cricketer, was born (died 31/7/1943).

27/8/1903, Donald George Bradman, Australian cricketer, was born.

19/6/1903, Walter Hammond, cricketer, was born (died 1/7/1965).

19/5/1903, Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer, died (born 11/4/1856).

31/7/1902, Sir George Oswald, cricketer, was born (died 29/11/1969).

11/1/1902, John Briggs, cricketer, died (born 3/10/1862).

1/12/1901, George Lohmann, cricketer, died (born 2/6/1865).

5/11/1901, Edward Paynter, cricketer, was born (died 5/2/1979).

2/5/1901, Robert Wyatt,cricketer, was born (died 20/4/1995).

23/10/1900, Douglas Jardine, cricketer, was born (died 18/6/1958).

6/10/1900, Morris Nichols,cricketer, was born (died 26/1/1961).

20/7/1900, Maurice Leyland, cricketer, was born (died 1/1/1967).

30/5/1895, Maurice Tate, cricketer, was born (died 18/5/1956).

23/12/1894, Arthur Gilligan, cricketer, was born (died 5/9/1976).

24/11/1894, Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer, was born (died 22/1/1978).

21/5/1893, Arthur Carr, cricketer, was born (died 7/2/1963).

22/8/1892, Percy Fender, cricketer, was born (died 15/6/1985).

19/2/1891, John White, cricketer, was born (died 2/5/1961).

11/2/1891, John Hearne, cricketer, was born (died 14/9/1965).

24/1/1891, Alexander Kennedy, cricketer, was born (died 15/11/1959).

6/1/1891, Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer was born in Launceston, Australia (died 1937).

1890, Headingley Ground, Leeds, was opened. It is the County Ground of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and has bene used for Test Matches since 1899. Leeds Rugby League Club also plays there.

12/5/1890, In the UK, the first ever official County Championship cricket match began in Bristol.Yorkshire beat Gloucestershire by eight wickets.

5/2/1889, Elias Hendren, cricketer, was born (died 4/10/1962).

1888, Glamorgan County Cricket Club was founded

17/5/1888, Alfred Freeman, cricketer, was born (died 28/1/1965).

28/5/1887, Frank Woolley, cricketer, was born (died 18/10/1978)

9/3/1887, Philip Mead, cricketer, was born (died 26/3/1958).

1886, Warwickshire Cricket Club bought the land for the ground at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The first Test match was played there in 1902, and it is now a regular Test venue.

1/12/1886, Jack Crawford,cricketer, was born (died 2/5/1963).

25/11/1886, Percy Holmes, cricketer, was born (died 3/9/1971).

18/2/1886, Cecil Parker, cricketer, was born (died 15/6/1943)

16/2/1886, Andrew Ducat cricketer, was born (died 23/7/1942).

5/4/1884, John Wisden, cricketer and compiler of Wisden record books, died in London.

30/1/1883. The Ashes� were created when after a cricket match in Sydney a bail was burnt and the ashes given to the England side, who had won.

1882, Durham County Cricket Club was founded.

16/12/1882, John Hobbs, cricketer, was born (died 21/12/1963).

3/9/1882, John Douglas, cricketer, was born (died 19/12/1930).

8/4/1882, Warwickshire County Cricket Club was formed at a meeting in the Queen�s Hotel, Coventry.

21/10/1880, Reginald Spooner, cricketer, was born (died 2/10/1961).

6/9/1880, The first cricket Test match played in Britain, between England and Australia, took place at The Oval.

13/6/1879, George Gunn, cricketer, was born (died 29/6/1958).

30/5/1879, Colin Blythe, cricketer, was born (died 8/11/1917).

25/3/1879, Leicestershire County Cricket Club was formed in Leicester.

31/7/1878, Northamptonshire Cricket Club was founded.

16/4/1878, Reginald Foster, cricketer, was born (died 13/5/1914).

13/10/1877, Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer, was born (died 12/10/1936).

15/3/1877, The first cricket Test Match, in Melbourne between Australia and England, was won by Australia.

29/10/1876, Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer, was born (died 8/7/1973).

14/1/1876, Essex County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting at The Shire Hall, Chelmsford.

18/10/1875, Leonard Braund, cricketer, was born (died 23/12/1955).

18/8/1875, Somerset County Cricket Club was founded.

19/5/1874, Gilbert Jessop, cricketer, was born (died 11/5/1955).

22/11/1873, John Tyldesley, cricketer, was born (died 27/11/1930).

2/10/1873, Pelham Warner, cricketer, was born (died 30/1/1963).

19/4/1873, Sidney Barnes, cricketer, was born (died 26/12/1967)

25/4/1872, Charles Fry, cricketer, was born (died 7/9/1956).

1871, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club was founded.

1/12/1871, Archibald MacLaren, cricketer, was born (died 17/11/1944).

7/9/1871, George Hirst, cricketer, was born (died 10/5/1954).

21/11/1870, Stanley Jackson, cricketer, was born (died 9/3/1947).

4/11/1870, Derbyshire County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting in the Guildhall, Derby.

11/8/1870, Thomas Richardson, cricketer, was born (died 2/7/1912).

1/5/1870, Fuller Pilch, cricketer, died (born 17/3/1804)

31/8/1869, Gregor MacGregor,cricketer, was born (died 20/8/1919).

25/3/1868, William Lockwood, cricketer, was born (died 26/4/1932).

3/5/1867, John Hearne, cricketer, was born (died 17/4/1044).

28/11/1866, Arthur Lilley, cricketer, was born (died 17/11/1929).

2/6/1865, George Lohmann, cricketer, was born (died 1/12/1901).

3/3/1865. Worcestershire County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting at the Stag Hotel, Worcester.

2/2/1864, Middlesex County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate.

12/1/1864, Lancashire County Cricket Club was founded in Manchester.

12/8/1863, Hampshire County Cricket Club was founded in Southampton.

11/4/1863, Andrew Stoddart, cricketer, was born (died 4/4/1915).

8/1/1863, Yorkshire County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield.

3/10/1862, John Briggs, cricketer, was born (died 11/1/1902).

1/11/1861, Alfred Mynn, cricketer, died

16/8/1860, Martin Hawke, cricketer, was born (died 10/10/1938).

1/3/1859, A second Kent County Cricket Club was founded at Maidstone.

24/9/1858, Allan Steel, cricketer, was born (died 15/6/1914).

30/11/1857, Bobby Abel, cricketer, was born (died 10/12/1936).

12/2/1857, Robert Peel, cricketer, was born (died 12/8/1941).

7/2/1857, Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer, was born (died 5/7/1913).

25/8/1856, William Clarke, cricketer, died (born 24/12/1798)

11/4/1856, Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer, was born (died 19/5/1903).

21/10/1851, George Ulyett, cricketer, was born (died 18/6/1898).

18/7/1848, Cricketer W G Grace was born at Downend near Bristol.

10/2/1847, Albert Hornby, cricketer, was born (died 17/12/1925).

22/8/1845, Surrey County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting at The Horns, Kennington. Its ground was The Oval, south London.

6/8/1842, The first Kent County Cricket Club was formed.

28/11/1841, Edward Grace, cricketer, was born (died 20/5/1911).

1/3/1839, Sussex County Cricket Club, the oldest, was founded.

1838, Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, opened. In 1837cricketer William Clarke had married the widow who ran the Trent Bridge Inn, Nottingham, and they developed the ground together.

5/9/1826. John Wisden, original compiler of Wisden�s Cricketing Almanac, was born in Brighton, Sussex.

22/6/1814. The first cricket match was played at the present Lords Cricket Ground, between the Marylebone Cricket Club and Hertfordshire. The original Marylebone Cricket Club first played at White Conduit Fields before moving to a better ground at Dorset Square, located by an employee of the Club, Thomas Lord. Dorset Square, or Lord�s Old Ground, was utilised 1787-1810, before a move to their next venue, known as Lord�s Middle Ground. In 1813 this ground was taken for the Regents Canal, and the Club moved to their present venue in St Johns Wood, then a pleasant rural area.

17/3/1804, Fuller Pilch, cricketer, was born (died 1/5/1870).

30/7/1787, Marylebone Cricket Club, London, played its first match, against Islington Cricket Club.

31/5/1787, The first cricket match was played at Lords, north London. The match was Essex vs. Middlesex. See 22/6/1814. The ground, then at Dorset Fields (now Dorset Square, Marylebone Esate, London) was founded by Thomas Lord, Yorkshire-born entrep[reneur.

24/12/1798, William Clarke, cricketer, was born (died 25/8/1856).

1744, The first formal code of rules for cricket was drawn up.

1550, John Derrick, a �scholler� at the �Free School of Guldeford� (Guildford) was recorded as playing �crickett�

1477, An early form of cricket, called �hands-in-hands-out�, was banned by King Edward IV of England because it interfered with archery practice.

1300, An early sport was played in The Weald, England, where a man with a shepherd�s crook stood in front ofa gate to try and bat away a stone thrown at the crosspiece, or �bail�, of the gate. The word �bail� itself derived from Old French �bailler�, to enclose, itself from the Latin ��baculum� meaning stick. The name �cricket derives from �crok�, the old word for a shepherd�s crook. By 1300 the game was also known as �creag�. In 1300 the English Royal household paid out 100 shillings for Prince Edawrd to play at �creag�.


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