Full name Sydney Leslie Deane
Born March 1, 1866, Sydney, New South Wales
Died March 20, 1934, New York, United States of America (aged 68 years 19 days)
Major teams New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1889/90 - 1889/90|
According to feedback posted on Cricinfo in January 2008, Deane was:
"The very first cricketer/film actor. Sydney Deane kept wicket in two first-class matches for New South Wales in 1889-90, and should have made the 1890 Australian team to England (the non-keeping Tasmanian, Ken Burn was famously and accidentally chosen instead). Deane, who also played rugby for New South Wales, then pursued a career as a singer and actor in comic opera. That took him to New York, where he worked in musicals on Broadway. In 1914, he turned up in Hollywood, where he appeared in at least 43 films, many acting with Lon Chaney and many directed by Cecil B. de Mille. His last (known) film was D. W. Griffith's classic, America, made in 1924. Deane kept playing cricket in both New York and California.
Papua New Guinea's attractive team kit at the World T20 Qualifier, cool cap included, caught our attention. What's your favourite of them all?
On Sunday, Tillakaratne Dilshan became the 11th batsman to score 10,000-plus ODI runs. Here are the key numbers from his ODI career
Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident
England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener
Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?
Death of a Gentleman exposes how neo-liberal economics threatens the game, while also hinting at worse lying beneath the surface, leaving you feeling disillusioned and angry