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George Thornton      

Full name George Thornton

Born December 24, 1867, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

Died January 31, 1939, Kensington, London, England (aged 71 years 38 days)

Major teams South Africa, Middlesex, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Skipton Grammar School, Edinburgh University

Relation Son - PA Thornton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 1 1 1* - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 42 67 11 1263 161 22.55 1 4 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 24 20 1 1/20 1/20 20.00 5.00 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 42 1968 1007 32 5/20 31.46 3.07 61.5 1 0
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 11-14, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1891-1903
Profile

Dr. George Thornton, who died in London on January 31, occasionally played for Yorkshire and Middlesex before going to South Africa. Born at Skipton, Yorks, on December 24, 1867, he was educated at Skipton Grammar School, and took his degree at Edinburgh University. When the South African war broke out, Dr. Thornton was one of the first medical men to volunteer. He was made head of the Government Hospital at Pretoria, and spent nine years in South Africa. During this time he appeared for Transvaal, and for South Africa at Johannesburg in the first match Australia played in South Africa in October 1902 when Joe Darling's team were on the way home from England.

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