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January 1

Justin Langer
Australia
England
Pakistan
West Indies
  • 1944 - Charlie Davis, is born. In the 1970/71 home series against India, Davis scored 529 runs in 4 Tests at an incredible average of 132.25.[1]

January 2

Fred Spofforth
In Australia
In India
  • 1979 - Sunil Gavaskar becomes the only batsman to hit a century in each innings of a Test match three times
In Bangladesh
  • 1990 - Indian batsman Raman Lamba died after being hit on the head while fielding at short slip during a club match.

January 3

West Indies
  • 1949 - Everton Weekes' 101 in Calcutta completes a sequence of five consecutive Test innings centuries

January 4

England
  • 1975 - Mike Denness drops himself from the England side for the fourth Test against Australia at Sydney after scoring 65 runs in six innings
Australia
  • 1936 - Clarrie Grimmett (pictured), for Australia v South Africa at Cape Town takes his 190th Test wicket, setting a new career bowling record.

January 5

MCG
Australia

January 6

In India
In Australia
  • 2008 - India is beaten by 122 runs in the Second Test at Sydney, in a match marred by numerous umpiring errors and accusation of poor sportsmanship on both sides.

January 7

Pakistan
India
3-1 to England
Australia

January 8

Australia

January 9

Bob Willis
England
West Indies

January 10

New Zealand
  • 1930 - NZ played their first Test against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth Test nation. Maurice Allom, bowling for England on the first day, takes four wickets in five balls, including a hat-trick, to reduce New Zealand to 21 for seven wickets. Allom is the first Test bowler to take a hat-trick on his Test debut.

January 11

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India
Pakistan
  • 1959 - Hanif Mohammad, playing for Karachi against Bahawalpur, is run out going for his 500th run. His score of 499 beats the previous highest first-class score by 47 and remains the world record for 35 years.

January 12

West Indies
India
  • 1964 - Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs in the first Test between India and England at Madras.[5]
Zimbabwe

January 13

Australia

January 14

Australia
India
West Indies

January 15

Albert Trott
Australia
  • 1895 - Albert Trott debuted for Australia at Adelaide Oval against England in the 3rd Ashes Test, taking 8-43. Trott's debut match also included knocks of 38* and 72* with the bat. He later also played for England.
  • 1959 - Colin Cowdrey's century in the 3rd Test at Sydney takes 362 minutes - the slowest in Ashes history until Bob Woolmer's 394 minute record in 1975.
England

January 16

Graeme Smith
In South Africa
In Australia
  • 1993 - In the first final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, Dean Jones insists that Curtly Ambrose remove his white wristbands as they distracted him. An incensed Ambrose promptly took a 5 wicket haul for just 32 runs.
  • 1997 - Anthony Stuart takes as hat-trick against Pakistan in his 3rd and last Test appearance
In the West Indies

January 17

West Indies
Pakistan
England

January 18

India

January 19

In Australia
In India
  • 1977 - India is bowled out for 83 in the second innings of the 3rd Test against England in Madras, a record low innings score at the time[8]

January 20

Scotland
South Africa
West Indies

January 21

Herbie Collins
Australia
West Indies

January 22

Brian Lara
West Indies
  • 1948 - England's Jim Laker took six wickets for 25 runs in nine overs on the second morning of his debut Test against West Indies at Bridgetown, finishing with seven for 103 in the innings.
  • 1988 - Brian Lara (pictured) made his first-class debut for Trinidad & Tobago against the Leeward Islands. He made 14 and 22.
Sri Lanka

January 23

New Zealand
Australia
  • 1976 - in his 66th and second last Test, renowned stonewaller Ian Redpath hits his first career six.[10]

January 24

Zimbabwe
South Africa

January 25

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Australia
  • 1980 - Hunter Poon (pictured), first Australian of Chinese background to play first-class cricket, dies in Brisbane aged 85.
In South Africa

January 26

In Australia

January 27

New Zealand
Sri Lanka

January 28

Monty Noble
Australia
England
West Indies
  • 1935England captain Bob Wyatt, in a move that Wisden calls "amazing and inexplicable", reverses his team's batting order as they set out after lunch on the final day of the second Test at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad to score 325 to win. The move backfires and England are all out for 107 to lose by 217 runs.

January 29

Bob Simpson
Australia
Pakistan
West Indies

January 30

In Australia

January 31

In Australia

February

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February 1

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Australia
Pakistan

February 2

SCG
In Bangladesh
  • 1968 - Aminul Islam is born. Aminul made a century in his debut Test against India at Dhaka. The match was also his country's first Test. The only other two men to achieve the same feat were Charles Bannerman (AUS) and Dave Houghton (ZIM).
In Australia

February 3

In the West Indies
In Australia

February 4

Australia
New Zealand
Pakistan
South Africa

February 5

England
South Africa

February 6

Brad Hogg

Australia

  • 1948 - Don Bradman plays his last Test innings in Australia. He tore a rib muscle and retired hurt at 57.
  • 1971 - Brad Hogg is born on this day.

England

New Zealand

South Africa

February 7

Anil Kumble
In India
In Australia

February 8

George Coulthard
Australia
  • 1879 - During a Sydney match between a touring English team and a team from the New South Wales Cricket Association, a riot ensues after star Australian batsman Billy Murdoch was given out by Victorian umpire George Coulthard (pictured).
India

February 9

Australia
England

February 10

In Australia

February 11

Australia
West Indies
  • 1948 - Billy Griffith, pressed into service as emergency opening batsman by England in second Test against West Indies at Bridgetown, scores his maiden first-class century, finishing (the following morning) with 140.

February 12

In India
In New Zealand

February 13

West Indies

February 14

Bert Hopkins
In England
In South Africa

February 15

New Zealand
  • 1978 - After 48 years and in the 48th Test between the two countries, New Zealand finally win a Test match against England, winning by 72 runs in a low-scoring match at Wellington.
West Indies

February 16

Archie Jackson
Australia
New Zealand
West Indies
  • 1904 - Ellis Achong, who appeared in six Tests in the 1930s and is sometimes credited as the origin of the term "chinaman" to describe slow left-arm unorthodox spin bowling, is born in Trinidad.
  • 1954 - Michael Holding is born at Kingston.

February 17

Australia
New Zealand
Sri Lanka

February 18

Billy Murdoch
Australia
England

February 19

England

February 20

England

February 21

Australia
India
West Indies

February 22

Bangladesh
New Zealand

February 23

Herschelle Gibbs
South Africa
Canada

February 24

Australia
England
South Africa
West Indies

February 25

Don Bradman
Australia
Sri Lanka

February 26

Pakistan
West Indies

February 27

Jack Badcock
Australia
  • 1937 - Jack Badcock hits 118 for Australia in the decisive Ashes Test at Melbourne, the only time in 12 innings in seven Tests that specialist batsman Badcock is not dismissed while still in single figures.
New Zealand
South Africa

February 28

New Zealand

February 29

England
New Zealand

March

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March 1

Australia

March 2

England

March 3

Australia
  • 1937 - Australia complete the comeback by winning the fifth and decisive Ashes Test at Melbourne, taking the series 3-2 after having lost the first two matches to England. The decisive game is won in five days by an innings and 200 runs.
Pakistan

March 4

South Africa

March 5

In Australia
In South Africa
In Rhodesia

March 6

In Sri Lanka

March 7

West Indies
  • 1964 - Everton Weekes retires from first-class cricket. He scores 13 in his final innings, ending with 12,010 first-class runs at 55.34.

March 8

South Africa
Australia

March 9

India
West Indies

March 10

South Africa
  • 1970 - South Africa complete their first series whitewash with a win over Australia at Crusaders, Port Elizabeth. South Africa won the four Tests convincingly: by 170 runs, an innings and 129 runs, 307 runs, and 323 runs. However, the Test was the last played by South Africa until after the end of the apartheid era in 1991.
West Indies

March 11

In India
  • 1915 - Vijay Hazare is born in Sangli, Maharashtra. Hazare played in 30 Tests with an average of 47.65. He was also a useful right-arm medium pace bowler.[22]
  • 1949 - In the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Bombay and Maharashtra at Poona, a total 2,376 runs are scored for the loss of 38 wickets - a world record. The innings scores were 651, 407, 714 and 604. Bombay won the match by 354 runs[23]
In South Africa
In Pakistan
  • 1980 - On day four of the second Test at Faisalbad, all eleven Australians bowl, including wicket-keeper Rod Marsh who took a wicket.[24]
In Australia

March 12

South Africa
Australia

March 13

South Africa
India
England
Australia

March 14

Australia

March 15

Australia
West Indies

March 16

Herschelle Gibbs
Bangladesh
England
India
West Indies
Zimbabwe

March 17

Pakistan

March 18

Bob Woolmer
Australia
Sri Lanka
  • 1992 - For the first time, England lose a Test to Sri Lanka in a one-off Test at Colombo.[26]
West Indies
  • 1935 - West Indies beat England by an innings and 161 runs in the fourth and final Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica to secure victory in a Test series for the first time, by two matches to one.
  • 2007 - Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer (pictured) is found dead in his hotel room during the 2007 Cricket World Cup amid speculation that he had been murdered. After several months of inquiries, police finally conceded that he had died of natural causes.

March 19

In South Africa
In New Zealand

March 20

South Africa

March 21

Australia
South Africa

References

March 22

In Australia
  • 1927 - George Thoms is born in Footscray, Victoria.
  • 1988 - Ian Botham is involved in an in-flight incident between Perth and Brisbane. He was charged by police and pleaded guilty to charges of assault and offensive behaviour. His contract with the Queensland Bulls was later terminated.
In New Zealand
  • 1915 - Fen Cresswell is born. Creswell died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1966.
  • 1995 - Sri Lanka has their first series win, after a drawn second Test at Dunedin.

March 23

In South Africa
In Australia

March 24

Australia
England

March 25

Australia

March 26

Pakistan

March 27

West Indies

March 28

India
New Zealand
  • 1951 - In an umpiring mixup, Alex Moir bowls two successive overs each side of the tea interval in the second Test against England at Wellington - the first person to do so since Warwick Armstrong at Old Trafford in 1921.
  • 1955 - New Zealand make the lowest Test score in history - 26 against England at Auckland.[30]
Australia
West Indies

March 29

Australia
England
  • 1871 - Tom Hayward, leading professional batsman from the years before the First World War and scorer of then-record tally of 3518 runs in the 1906 season, is born at Cambridge
New Zealand
South Africa
  • 1994 - Australian captain Allan Border retires after being out for 45 runs at Durban. Border held numerous career records: top run scorer (11,174 runs); most Test matches played (156); batted in more Test innings than any other player (265); captained Australia 93 times (all consecutive).

March 30

Australia
England
India
New Zealand

March 31

England

April

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April 1

England
New Zealand

April 2

Australia
India

April 3

England
  • 2010 - English first-class cricket season scheduled to begin: earliest start ever for first-class matches in England
West Indies
  • 1930 - Sabina Park at Kingston, Jamaica, becomes the fourth West Indian Test match venue when it hosts the fourth match of the inaugural series against England. It is the 23rd Test match ground worldwide. The match runs for nine days but is still left as a draw.
  • 1930 - Andy Sandham makes 325 for England at Sabina Park, the first Test Triple century in history.[32]

April 4

England
India

April 5

England

April 6

Australia
Bangladesh
India

April 7

Bert Ironmonger
Australia

April 8

England

April 9

Bangladesh
  • 2006 - The Fatullah Osmani Stadium in Fatullah becomes the fifth Test cricket venue in Bangladesh when it stages the first Test against Australia. It is the 93rd Test match ground worldwide. Bangladesh lead by 158 on the first innings, but the Australians recover to win the match by three wickets.

April 10

Jack Badcock
Australia
  • 1914 - Tasmanian Jack Badcock is born. Badcock made his first-class debut at the age of 15, the second youngest Australian to do so. Noted for making some large scores, he played for Tasmania and South Australia and in 1936 made 325 for South Australia against Victoria. Other big knocks included 271 in 1938-39 and 274 in 1939-40. He only played in seven Tests, including five on a tour of England in 1938. He managed only 160 runs in 12 Test innings, and that included a century (118) but no scores at all in double figures.
West Indies

April 11

England

April 12

India
West Indies
  • 2004 - Brian Lara completes innings of 400 not out, the highest score in Test cricket, in the fourth Test between West Indies and England at St John's, Antigua. Lara becomes the first player to regain the record for the highest Test score, having held it before when he made 375 against the same opposition on the same ground 10 years earlier.

April 13

Ireland
South Africa

April 14

Australia
South Africa

April 15

Australia

April 16

England
Pakistan

April 17

Sri Lanka
West Indies
  • 1978 - In the second innings of the fourth Test in Trinidad against Australia, Derick Parry takes 5 for 15 including four bowled, contributing to Australia's collapse of 94 all out and the West Indies winning the Frank Worrell Trophy.[33]

April 18

West Indies
India

April 19

Dickie Bird
Australia
England

April 20

England

April 21

India

April 22

Sri Lanka

April 23

England
  • 1986 - Jim Laker dies. Laker was most famous for a 1956 Ashes Test at Old Trafford, in which he took nineteen wickets in England's victory against Australia.

April 24

India

April 25

C. B. Fry
In England

April 26

West Indies

April 27

England

April 28

South Africa
West Indies

April 29

England
  • 1948 - Don Bradman is dismissed by spin bowler Peter Jackson for 107, the first time on four tours of England that Bradman has not opened the tour with a double century against Worcestershire
India

April 30

Australia

May

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May 1

Windies
  • 1951 - Gordon Greenidge is born in Barbados. Greenidge grew up in England from the age of 12. His Test debut was in India in 1974 and his last Test was on his 40th birthday in 1991 at Antigua.[34] He and Desmond Haynes formed one of the most formidable opening partnerships of all time.
England
  • 1930 - Don Bradman makes 236 in his first first-class innings in England, in a tour match against Worcestershire.
  • 1963 - The world's first limited overs competition starts: the first Gillette Cup match between Lancashire and Leicestershire at Old Trafford. Due to rain, the 65-overs-a-side match goes into a second day.[35]
America
  • 1751 - 1st American cricket match is played

May 2

Australia
West Indies

May 3

Australia
England

May 4

Pakistan

May 5

South Africa

May 6

England

May 7

Sri Lanka

May 8

England
Pakistan

May 9

England
West Indies

May 10

Zimbabwe

May 11

Australia
England

May 12

Australia
England

May 13

Australia

May 14

Australia
  • 1894 - Hunter Poon, first Australian of Chinese background to play first-class cricket, born.
  • 2001 - Gil Langley dies, aged 81.

May 15

England
Australia

May 16

Australia
West Indies

May 17

Australia
West Indies
  • 1955 - Leslie Hylton is hanged in Jamaica after being convicted for the murder of his wife. Hylton is the only Test cricketer to die by capital punishment.

May 18

England

May 19

England

May 20

Australia
England
Wales

May 21

England
  • 1993 - Robin Smith hits 167 not out for England against Australia at Edgbaston, the highest score in a One-day International for England.
India

May 22

Australia

May 23

England
  • 1918 - Denis Compton is born in Hendon, Middlesex. In 1947, he made 18 centuries and 3816 runs, the most ever in an English cricket season. He also took 47 wickets.
  • 1969 - Colin Milburn loses an eye in a car accident, ending his Test career.
West Indies
Zimbabwe

May 24

England
  • 1955 - Charles Palmer took eight wickets without conceding a run, seven of them bowled, for Leicestershire against Surrey.[39]
South Africa
  • 1942 - Ali Bacher, captain of South Africa in the series before the apartheid era ban came into effect and influential administrator in the transition to multiracial cricket in South Africa, is born at Roodepoort.

May 25

Alan Kippax
Australia
England

May 26

England
New Zealand
  • 1947 - New Zealand batsman Glenn Turner was born in Dunedin. He is regarded as one of the country's best and most prolific batsmen.
South Africa

May 27

Australia
England
  • 1887 - Frank Woolley is born at Tonbridge, Kent. Woolley went on to score the second-highest number of runs in first-class cricket, he is one of only two players to score 50,000 runs and take 2000 wickets, and is the only non-wicket-keeper to take 1000 catches.
  • 1938 - Don Bradman completes 1,000 runs, the earliest in any English first-class season that this milestone has been achieved.
India
Sri Lanka

May 28

England
West Indies
  • 1956 - West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Jeff Dujon was born in Kingston. He has 272 Test dismissals and 3322 Test runs to his name.

May 29

Australia
  • 1839 - Australians Nat Thomson and Ned Gregory were born. Both would play in the first ever Test match. Thomson was the first man to be dismissed in a Test and Gregory made the first duck.
England
  • 1902 - Edgbaston hosted its first Test match, the 12th Test venue worldwide and the only one (out of 94 to the start of the 2007 season) to host its first Test in the month of May.
West Indies

May 30

England
  • 1887 - Playing for Hampshire, Sir Francis Lacey made 323*, the highest score in a Minor Counties match.
  • 1949 - England's Bob Willis was born. He went on play ninety Tests for England, taking 325 wickets in the process. He also captained his country in eighteen Tests.
West Indies
  • 1909 - George Headley was born in Panama. In his twenty-two Test matches for West Indies, he averaged over sixty.

May 31

England
  • 1815 - The first first-class game at the current Lord's ground was played.
  • 1928 - Charlie Hallows, needing an innings of 232 to complete 1,000 runs in the month of May, makes exactly that score for Lancashire in the match against Sussex at Manchester, and then is out next ball. Only two other players – W. G. Grace in 1895 and Wally Hammond in 1927 – have achieved 1,000 in the calendar month.
India
  • 1928 - Indian Pankaj Roy was born in Kolkata. He added 413 with Ashok Mankad to make the largest opening partnership in history.
Sri Lanka
South Africa

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June 1

Australia
England
  • 1978 - Chris Old, bowling for England against Pakistan on the first day of the first Test at Edgbaston, takes four wickets in five balls, the middle (and non-wicket-taking) ball of the five being a no ball.
  • 1985 - In making 322 against Warwickshire, Viv Richards became the first West Indian to make 300 runs in a day. The 300 came up off only 244 balls, including eight sixes and 42 fours.
New Zealand
  • 1932 - New Zealand seamer, chairman of selectors and umpire Frank Cameron was born.
South Africa
  • 2002 - Hansie Cronje died in a plane crash aged 32. Cronje captained South Africa in 53 matches and admitted to his involvement in match fixing in 2000.

June 2

Australia
  • 1965 - Steve Waugh was born in Sydney, shortly followed by his twin brother Mark. They were the first twins to play together in a Test match, something they would do 108 times.
England
  • 1865 - English bowler George Lohmann was born. He took 112 wickets in 18 Tests, at an average of just 10.75.

June 3

New Zealand
  • 1928 - New Zealand captain and all-rounder John Reid was born. Of his 58 Tests as captain, New Zealand only won three - but these were their first three Test victories.
Pakistan
  • 1966 - Wasim Akram was born. The left-arm fast bowler took 916 international wickets for Pakistan.
South Africa
Zimbabwe
  • 1961 - Kevin Arnott, the first Zimbabwean to face a ball in Tests and second to make a century, was born.

June 4

Australia
England
New Zealand

June 5

Australia
England
  • 1912 - Eric Hollies, the man who prevented Bradman having a career average of 100, was born. Bradman needed only four runs for the achievement, but Hollies bowled him for a duck second ball.

June 6

England
  • 1994 - Brian Lara scored 501 not out for Warwickshire at Edgbaston, making the highest score in first-class cricket.
Pakistan
  • 1943 - The Pakistani batsman Asif Iqbal was born in Hyderabad, India. He started his career as an opening bowler, but made his way into the middle order.
West Indies

June 7

England
  • 1952 - 21-year-old debutant Fred Trueman took three wickets, helping reduce India to 0 for 4 at the start of their second innings at Headingley.
  • 1988 - England drew the first Test in their summer of four captains.
South Africa
West Indies
  • 1894 - Karl Nunes, who would lead West Indies in their first Test match, was born.

June 8

England

June 9

Australia
  • 1975: Andrew Symonds was born in Birmingham, UK. He would go on to hit the most sixes in a first-class innings (16) and match (20) and later play for the Australian national side.
England

June 10

England
  • 1986 - India make their first Test win in eleven attempts at Lord's
  • 1991 - England make their first Test win against the West Indies at home in 22 years

June 11

Australia
England
West Indies

June 12

Australia
Pakistan

June 13

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New Zealand
England
  • 1953 - Alec Bedser took 14-99 in the first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge. These were the best bowling figures made by a bowler who was not on a winning team (the match was drawn).
India
  • 1965 - Indian Maninder Singh was born. He made his debut against Pakistan aged 17 years 193 days, India's youngest Test crickter at the time.

June 14

England
  • 1984 - Andy Lloyd makes his debut against the West Indies at Edgebaston and is struck on the temple-guard of his helmet with a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall. He was hospitalised and never played for England again. Lloyd is the only Test Match opening batsman never to have been dismissed.

June 15

England
Kenya
West Indies

June 16

England

June 17

England

June 18

England

June 19

England
  • 1851 - Billy Midwinter, who played in the inaugural Test at Melbourne in 1876-77 and played in eight Tests for Australia and four for England, is born in Gloucestershire.
  • 2002 - In a C&G Trophy limited overs match at The Oval, Surrey and Glamorgan hit an aggregate of 867 runs. Ali Brown for Surrey made 268 runs off 160 balls.[45]

June 20

Dickie Bird
England
India
South Africa

June 21

Wilfred Rhodes
England
New Zealand

June 22

Graeme Hick
England
  • 2006 - Graeme Hick (pictured) completes his 100th first class century for Worcestershire, only the eighth time a batsman has made 100 or more centuries for a single first-class team.

June 23

Lord's
England
West Indies

June 24

West Indies

June 25

Charlie Macartney
England
  • 1921 - Charlie Macartney (pictured) scores 345 runs in four hours as the Australians total 608 for seven on the first day of the match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. The score remained for 73 years as the highest number of runs hit by a cricketer in one day – it was beaten by Brian Lara's 380 runs on his way to the highest first-class score of 501 not out.
India

June 26

England
  • 1745 - The first recorded women's cricket match, between Bramley and Hambledon at Gosden Common near Guildford, Surrey.
  • 1937 - England's Len Hutton makes his Test début against New Zealand at Lord's, making 0 and 1.[49] In his obituary, Wisden described him as "one of the greatest batsmen the game has produced in all its long history."

June 27

Australia
England
  • 1939 - West Indian George Headley becomes the first player to complete two centuries in a Test match at Lord's when he follows his first innings 106 with a second innings of 107. But England win the match by eight wickets.
South Africa

June 28

George Challenor
West Indies
Australia
Pakistan
England
South Africa

June 29

Sachin Tendulkar
Australia
England
Ireland
  • 2007 - Sachin Tendulkar (pictured), reaches 15,000 runs in ODI cricket, the first and only cricketer to do so.
West Indies

June 30

Sanath Jayasuriya
England
Sri Lanka
India
South Africa

July

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July 1

Darren Gough
England

July 2

Dennis Compton
England
  • 1935 - South Africa win a Test match in England for the first time, beating England by 157 runs in the second match of the series at Lord's. The match is the 18th game between the two sides in England, and the South Africans have lost nine of the preceding 17.
  • 1954 - Denis Compton makes his highest Test innings of 278 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.[56]
Ireland
West Indies
  • 1952 - Herbert Chang, Test batsman and member of the Rebel West Indian side to South Africa, born in Jamaica.

July 3

Harbhajan Singh
India
New Zealand

July 4

England

July 5

England
  • 1921 - Australia win the third Test at Leeds by 219, their eighth consecutive victory in an Ashes Test and still the longest winning sequence by either team in The Ashes. It remains also England's longest sequence of consecutive defeats.
New Zealand

July 6

South Africa

July 7

India
South Africa

July 8

India

July 9

England
India

July 10

India

July 11

England
  • 1930 - At Headingley in the third Ashes Test, Don Bradman's knock of 309 includes the fastest (214 minutes) double century in Test history and the only time a triple century has been scored in single day.[60]
  • 1968 - At Edgebaston in the third Ashes Test, Colin Cowdrey makes his 21st century as well as becoming the first man to make 100 Test appearances.[61]
Australia

July 12

India

July 13

Warwick Armstrong
Australia

July 14

England
Sri Lanka

July 15

South Africa

July 16

South Africa
England

July 17

Australia

July 18

William Gilbert Grace
Australia
England

July 19

England
Sri Lanka
India

July 20

Sanath Jayasuriya
England
  • 1900 - Batsman Maurice Leyland is born.
  • 1971 - Controversial fast bowler Ed Giddins is born.
  • 1981 - England, having followed on 227 runs behind Australia in the third Ashes Test at Leeds, subside to 135 for seven wickets in their second innings in the early afternoon, still 92 behind. Then an eighth wicket stand of 117 between Ian Botham and Graham Dilley avoids the innings defeat and at close of play England are 351 for nine, with Botham still not out. The next day completes the story.[66]
Sri Lanka
  • 2000 - Sanath Jayasuriya (pictured) scores 148 off 156 balls on the first day of a Test series against South Africa in Galle.
India

July 21

Aubrey Smith
England
  • 1863 - Aubrey Smith (pictured) ,the only player to captain England in his only Test, is born.
  • 1934 - Bill Voce is taken out of the attack for bowling four overs of Bodyline for Nottinghamshire against Lancashire.
  • 1981 - England, having followed on 227 runs behind Australia in the third Ashes Test at Leeds and then being 135 for seven wickets in their second innings in the early afternoon of the previous day, still 92 behind, recover through Ian Botham's unbeaten 149 to 356 all out, setting Australia 130 to win. Then Bob Willis, changing ends to bowl with the wind as Australia get to 56 for one, takes eight of the last nine wickets at a personal cost of 43 runs as England win by 18 runs. This is only the second time in a Test match that a side following on has recovered to win.
South Africa
  • 1945 - Batsman Barry Richards - who could play only four tests because of Apartheid - is born.
  • 1994 - South Africa play in England for the first time after re admittance to Test cricket[67]. They had not been able to so for 29 years because of expulsion from Test Cricket because of Apartheid .
India
  • 1934 - All-rounder Chandu Borde - later manager of the Indian cricket team - is born.
  • 1947 - Opening batsman Chetan Chauhan is born.
West Indies

July 22

Harold Larwood
Australia
  • 1890 - Jack Barrett scores an unbeaten 67 out of a total of 176 on test debut, as he becomes the first opener to carry his bat through a completed Test innings in an Ashes Test.[68]
  • 1995 - English Bodyline series strike bowler Harold Larwood (pictured) dies in Sydney, after having emigrated to his adopted country in 1950.
West Indies
Sri Lanka
England

July 23

Charles Bannerman
Australia
  • 1851 - Charles Bannerman (pictured), who faced the first ball in Test cricket, and made the first century is born at Woolwich in England. He still holds the record for the highest percentage of team runs in a completed innings.[70]
  • 1934 - Don Bradman completes his second double century, making 304 at Headingley. [71]
England
  • 1942-Double-international Andy Ducat, who played both football and cricket for England, dies while batting in a cricket match at Lord's
  • 1949 - Jack Robertson makes an unbeaten 331 as Middlesex score 623 for five in a day against Worcestershire at Worcester. The innings remains the highest individual score in Middlesex history.
  • 1949 - Brian Close makes his debut aged 18 years 149 days, the youngest ever to play for England.
  • 1953 - Batsman and future captain Graham Gooch is born. He is regarded as the most prolific run scorer ever, and was the last English batsman to score a triple century.
  • 1994 - Mike Atherton uses dirt to tamper with the ball in a match against South Africa at Lord's. Called in to explain his actions, he lies to match referee Peter Burge. He later admits to ball-tampering and lying, and is fined £2000 as a result.
Sri Lanka
  • 2008 - The umpire review system is trialled for the first time in a match between Sri Lanka and India at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
South Africa
West Indies
  • 1972 - Floyd Reifer is born. He later captained of an understrength team fielded by the West Indies against Bangladesh after the first XI had made themselves unavailable due to a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board.

July 24

Australia
Pakistan
England
  • 1958 - Ted Dexter, Ray Illingworth and Raman Subba Row make their test debut as England beats New Zealand by an innings and 13 runs, thus becoming the first side to win the opening four Tests of a series in England.

July 25

England

July 26

England
  • 1924 - Jack MacBryan fields for two-and-three-quarter hours for England in the fourth Test against South Africa at Manchester. The rest of the three-day Test is then rained off and MacBryan, a specialist batsman, neither bowls nor bats – and is never picked again for a Test match.
  • 1949 - Brian Close makes his Test debut, a record for the youngest Englishman to do so, at 18 years and 149 days old.
  • 1956 - Jim Laker takes 10-53 against Australia at Manchester, a bowling record.[72]
Sri Lanka

July 27

Australia
  • 1955 - Allan Border is born in Sydney, New South Wales. Border held numerous career records including: top run scorer (11,174 runs); most Test matches played (156); batted in more Test innings than any other player (265); captained Australia 93 times (all consecutive).
England
  • 1937 - New Zealand's Jack Cowie takes 10 wickets for 140 runs in the second Test against England at Old Trafford, the first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket for New Zealand and the only one for another 40 years.
  • 1948 - Australia, led by an unbeaten 173 by captain Donald Bradman, hit 404 for three wickets to win the fourth Ashes Test from England at Leeds, then the highest score in a fourth innings to win a Test match. The century is Bradman's last in Tests. The attendance of 158,000 was the highest for any cricket match on English soil and the takings were 34,000 pounds. The attendance remains a record for a Test in England.

July 28

South Africa
West Indies

July 29

Pakistan
  • 1963 - Azeem Hafeez is born in Jhelum, Punjab. Azeem was born with two fingers missing on his right (non-bowling) hand.
Zimbabwe

July 30

Albert Trott
England

July 31

Bill Brown
Australia
East Africa
England
  • 1975 - Greying, bespectacled David Steele, after getting lost on his way out to bat in his first Test innings for England at Lord's, makes a gritty 50 and is hailed in the press as a hero "like the bank clerk that went to war".

August

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August 1

In India
In England

August 2

South Africa

August 3

England

August 4

India

August 5

India

August 6

England
  • 1965 - Wicketkeeper and captain Alan Smith, playing for Warwickshire against Essex at Clacton, responds to a bowling crisis for his side by taking off his pads and bowling himself. He takes four wickets in 34 balls before conceding a run, including a hat-trick.

August 7

England

August 8

W. G. Grace
Australia
England
  • 1914 - WG Grace played his last match in club cricket at the age of 66 for Eltham at home to Northbrook.
  • 1965 - Angus Fraser born. Fraser twice took eight wickets in a Test innings in the West Indies.
  • 1987 - Pakistan's innings of 708, the highest in their Test history at The Oval came to an end.
  • 1909 - Bill Voce was born. Voce was one of the attack bowlers in the 1932-33 Bodyline Series.
India
Pakistan

August 9

England
New Zealand
South Africa

August 10

England

August 11

Australia

August 12

England
West Indies

August 13

Johnny Mullagh
Australia
Pakistan

August 14

Don Bradman
Australia
England

August 15

West Indies

August 16

Indoor first: Docklands Stadium
Australia
England

August 17

Bangladesh

August 18

England

August 19

England

August 20

England
  • 1935 - South Africa draw the fifth and final Test of the series against England at The Oval and so win a series in England for the first time on their fifth tour
South Africa

August 21

Australia
England

August 22

Australia

August 23

England

August 24

England

August 25

Pakistan

August 26

West Indies

August 27

Don Bradman
Australia
England
  • 1968 - England win the fifth and final Test of The Ashes series to square the rubber with six minutes to spare after a final day in which The Oval is flooded by a lunchtime storm. Mopping up by staff and spectators enables play to resume with 75 minutes left and five wickets to get. Derek Underwood took four of them to finish with seven for 50.
  • 1973 - Gary Sobers takes six catches at Lord's, a record for a non-wicketkeeper in a Test
  • 1979 - Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes off Somerset's Dennis Breakwell at Taunton.

August 28

Australia
England

August 29

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England

August 30

England
  • 1921 - The England XI led by Archie MacLaren inflict the first defeat of the season on the Australians, who had earlier won eight Ashes Tests in a row. MacLaren had maintained throughout the 1921 summer that he could pick a team of amateur cricketers to beat the Australians; when his side was all out for just 43 in the first innings, that seemed unlikely, but they recovered to win by 28 runs.

August 31

India

September

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September 1

England
  • 1955 – Surrey's 23rd County Championship victory of the season is a record. They win the match against Derbyshire inside two days. They lose their five other Championship matches, and so go through the whole season without drawing a single match
  • 1961 – Hampshire defeat Derbyshire by 140 runs at Bournemouth to become County Champions for the first time
Pakistan

September 2

England

September 3

England

September 4

India

September 5

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England
West Indies
Zimbabwe

September 6

India

September 7

India

September 8

England
  • 1938 - Frank Woolley takes the final catch of his first-class cricket career, No 1018, to set the record for a non-wicketkeeping fielder. Woolley is playing for an England Past and Present XI against Sir Pelham Warner's XI in a festival match at Folkestone. It is Woolley's 978th first-class match in a career that began in 1906.

September 9

The Demon Spofforth
Australia
England

September 10

England
South Africa
West Indies

September 11

India
South Africa

September 12

England

September 13

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Australia
South Africa

September 14

Australia
India
New Zealand
South Africa
Pakistan

1957 - Double international yawar inam, the first man to play One-day International cricket for two countries, is born at karachi

September 15

England
  • 1928 - Tich Freeman, playing for The Rest against the Champion County, Lancashire, at The Oval, has Dick Tyldesley stumped by Leslie Ames to record his 300th wicket of the English cricket season. Freeman takes four further wickets in Lancashire's second innings on Monday 17 September to finish with 304, at an average of 18.05 runs per wicket, the only player ever to take more than 300 wickets in a season.

September 16

England

September 17

England

September 18

England
India

September 19

Yuvraj Singh
India
South Africa

September 20

Pakistan
India

September 21

Learie Constantine
West Indies

September 22

India
New Zealand
Sri Lanka

September 23

Pakistan

September 24

India
South Africa

September 25

South Africa
West Indies
  • 1949 - Inshan Ali, 12 Tests, born in Trinidad and Tobago.

September 26

England

September 27

India
New Zealand

September 28

Australia

September 29

South Africa
West Indies

September 30

MCG
Australia

October

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October 1

England

October 2

Australia

October 3

Australia

October 4

South Africa
  • 1931 - Basil D'Oliveira, who played 44 Tests for England having been unable to play first-class cricket in his native country because of the apartheid regime, is born at Cape Town

October 5

Australia

October 6

Richie Benaud
In Australia

October 7

India
South Africa
Sri Lanka

October 8

West Indies

October 9

India
Pakistan

October 10

New Zealand

October 11

India

October 12

India

October 13

South Africa

October 14

Sri Lanka

October 15

In South Africa

October 16

Pakistan
  • 1952 - Played in its first Test match, against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
South Africa

October 17

Anil Kumble
India
New Zealand
Sri Lanka

October 18

Canada
Zimbabwe

October 19

Bill Ponsford
In Australia

October 20

India
South Africa

October 21

Australia

October 22

New Zealand

October 23

W. G.: The end of an era
England

October 24

South Africa

October 25

Australia
  • 1982 - David Hookes scores the fastest first-class century in terms of deliveries faced (34)
England

October 26

New Zealand

October 27

Australia
India
Sri Lanka
Australia

October 28

Australia
  • 2002 - Mark Waugh is dropped from Australia's squad for The Ashes series and announces his immediate retirement from international cricket

October 29

Michael Vaughan
Australia
England
  • 1915 - Dennis Brookes is born. Brookes played for Northamptonshire from 1934 to 1959 (as captain from 1954 to 1957), was President of the club from 1982 to 1984 and the gates at the Abington Avenue End of Northampton's County Ground are named after him.
  • 1974 - Michael Vaughan (pictured) is born. Vaughan captained England to more Test wins than any of his predecessors.

October 30

England
West Indies
Zimbabwe

October 31

India

November

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November 1

India

November 2

Victor Trumper
Australia

November 3

New Zealand
India

November 4

England

INDIA-1988-Indian vice captain and test captain virat kohli born

November 5

England
Australia

November 6

Australia
New Zealand

November 7

New Zealand

November 8

Australia
India

November 9

Pakistan

November 10

In India
In Bangladesh

November 11

England

November 12

South Africa

November 13

Australia

November 14

Australia
India

November 15

New Zealand

November 16

Sachin Tendulkar
Pakistan

November 17

New Zealand
  • 1923 - Bert Sutcliffe, left-handed batsman who made the two highest scores by a New Zealander (which are also the two highest ever in New Zealand), is born at Ponsonby, New Zealand

November 18

India

November 19

England

November 20

New Zealand

November 21

Joe Darling
Australia
England

November 22

Sri Lanka

November 23

Tancred is back row, second from the left
South Africa
  • 1911 - Bernard Tancred, member of South Africa's inaugural Test team (pictured), dies.

November 24

England

November 25

Australia
Pakistan

November 26

West Indies

November 27

India

November 28

Australia

November 29

Australia
Pakistan

November 30

New Zealand

December

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December 1

India
England
Sri Lanka

December 2

Australia
  • 2006 - Paul Collingwood scores 206 for England in the second Ashes Test at Adelaide, the first English double-century in Australia in 70 years. But Australia still win the match by six wickets.
South Africa
India
  • 2009 - Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai hosts its 18th Test match, the third Test match of the series between India and Sri Lanka. This was the longest interval between hosting of two successive tests at the same venue - a period of 36 years, 9 months and 21 days. India made their highest test score of 726 for 9 and won the match by an innings.

December 3

England

December 4

West Indies

December 5

New Zealand

December 6

In England

December 7

Australia
  • 1948 - Donald Bradman's Testimonial match at Melbourne ends with the scores level between invitation sides led by Bradman and by Lindsay Hassett. Under the then rules, the match is declared a tie. Bradman himself made his final, 117th, first-class century in the first innings.

December 8

Australia
  • 2006 - Damien Martyn, on the winning side for Australia in the first two Ashes Tests of the 2006-07 series, announces his sudden and immediate retirement from all forms of cricket

December 9

Australia

December 10

Australia
  • 1847 - Harry Boyle, who played in 12 of the first 17 Test matches, is born at Sydney

December 11

WACA
In Australia
West Indies

December 12

India

December 13

Australia

December 14

In Australia
In the Channel Islands
  • 1991 - John Arlott, journalist and commentator known as "the voice of cricket", dies at his home on Alderney at the age of 77

December 15

Australia
  • 1976 - Dennis Lillee causes an uproar by using an aluminium bat on the second day of the 1st Ashes Test at the WACA Ground. English captain Mike Brearley complained and after an animated discussion with the umpires, Lillee grudgingly threw the metal bat away and accepted a willow bat.

December 16

England
West Indies

December 17

Sid Barnes
Australia
  • 1927 - Bill Ponsford beats his own world record score for a first-class innings, making 437 out of Victoria's total of 793 in the match against Queensland at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 1946 - On day four of the 2nd Ashes Test at Sydney, Sid Barnes (pictured) is famously out while on 234, equalling Don Bradman's record which had been set just one over before. Barnes later admitted throwing away his wicket: "It wouldn't be right for someone to make more runs than Sir Donald Bradman". The pair had also set a world record fifth wicket partnership of 405 which still stands.
South Africa

December 18

India

December 19

Australia
New Zealand

December 20

United States of America

December 21

In Australia
England

December 22

India
Ireland

December 23

England
South Africa

December 24

England
  • 1932 - Colin Cowdrey, the first cricketer to be raised to the peerage for services to cricket, is born in India

December 25

Australia
England

December 26

Alan Kippax
Australia
England
West Indies

December 27

England
South Africa
West Indies

December 28

Albert Hartkopf
Australia
Pakistan

December 29

Australia

December 30

Pakistan

December 31

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England
West Indies
  • 1980 - During the Fourth Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Multan Cricket Stadium (pictured), after being pelted with oranges, Sylvester Clarke throws a brick into the crowd, seriously injuring a spectator.