Cricket obituaries-2021

Here is a brief listing of those who passed away in the calendar year 2021.

There are two separate tables-for Test players and for others. The others include prominent FC and ODI players, female cricketers, journalists, administrators and umpires. The choice here is more subjective, depending on how well they appeared to be known,

It is interesting to see a number of players who lived to be 100 or more, including Eileen Ash who crossed 110.

References-Cricinfo, Wikipedia

Cricketer’s deaths in 2016 (Revised in June 2018)

This covers various people connected with cricket who passed away in the calendar year 2016. It includes all Test players and several other categories such as Test umpires, prominent journalists and administrators, prominent female cricketers and better-known domestic cricketers (mainly from India and England). Some subjectivity is involved here.

This had earlier appeared in early 2017. It has been revised in June 2018 with additional information.

Cricketers deaths-2016

Or, if you prefer:

Cricketers deaths-2016-1


Cricketers deaths-2016-2

I had earlier done similar summaries for 2014 and 2015, which can be found elsewhere on this blog.

Deaths of prominent cricketers in 2014

While this is not supposed to take the place of an obituary section, this is a full listing of all Test players who passed away during the calendar year 2014. It does include brief details of the players, but anyone wanting more details should look to sites like Cricinfo.

I should have got all the Test players (even if they played only one) and a few others who were significant to the game. These include Test umpires, writers and major first-class players. The last one tends to be subjective, as I am particularly familiar with domestic cricket only in India and England.

While the most mourned death was undoubtedly that of Phil Hughes, spare a thought for the South African bowler Norman Gordon who passed away at the age of 103 years and 27 days. He was the only Test player to score a century in this way.

Here is the table: