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George Brown (cricketer, born 1887)

George Brown (cricketer, born 1887)

George Brown (6 October 1887 at Cowley, Oxford, England – 3 December 1964 at Winchester, Hampshire, England) was an English cricketer who played in 7 Tests from 1921 to 1923. George Brown was born in Cowley, Oxfordshire, the son of Edwin Brown and Sarah Ann (née Casey). As his figures indicate, he was a very versatile cricketer, being useful as batsman, bowler and wicketkeeper. He played first-class cricket for Hampshire between 1908 and 1933. Though he was never their regular keeper, it was in that role that he played for England, with stiffening the batting in mind.[1]

George Brown
Personal information
Born6 October 1887
Cowley, Oxford, England
Died3 December 1964
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 199)2 July 1921 v Australia
Last Test16 February 1923 v South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 612
Runs scored 299 25649
Batting average 29.90 26.71
100s/50s -/2 37/111
Top score 84 232*
Balls bowled 31848
Wickets 626
Bowling average 29.81
5 wickets in innings 23
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 8/55
Catches/stumpings 9/3 568/78
Source: cricinfo, 20 September 2019

Brown was included in a 2005 list of Hampshire cult figures.[2]


  1. Dhole, Pradip (1 June 2017). "George Brown: The all-rounders' all-rounder". Cricket Country. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. "Hampshire cult heroes". ESPNcricinfo. December 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (annual)

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