George Gunn      

Full name George Gunn

Born June 13, 1879, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire

Died June 29, 1958, Tylers Green, Cuckfield, Sussex (aged 79 years 16 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Relation Son - GV Gunn

George Gunn
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 29 1 1120 122* 40.00 2 7 2 15 0
First-class 643 1061 82 35208 220 35.96 62 194 477 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 1 12 8 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 643 4223 2355 66 5/50 35.68 3.34 63.9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1907 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Kingston, Apr 3-12, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1902 - 1932
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Wisden obituary
George Gunn, who died in his sleep at Tylers Green, Sussex, on June 28, aged 79, was probably the greatest batsman who played for Nottinghamshire. Had he possessed a different temperament he would doubtless have improved upon his splendid records, for his skill and judgement were such that he made batting successfully against first-class bowlers appear the easiest thing imaginable. Not only did he show complete mastery in the art of back-play, but he frequently got right in front of his wicket and walked down the pitch to meet the ball no matter what type of bowler he was facing. Rarely when he left his ground in this way did his skill betray him and yet, though obviously so completely at home that he could have done almost anything with the ball, he would make a stroke which sent it tamely to the bowler, to mid-off or to mid-on. In match after match this practice of merely killing the ball was indulged in to such an extent as to become almost an obsession. It appeared to furnish Gunn with complete satisfaction, but it occasioned considerable annoyance to spectators who knew that, if he wished, he could score both without undue effort and as rapidly as anybody.

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George Gunn

George Gunn

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1914

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 214/4 (61 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 195/1 (52.1 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 128/4 (27 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 60/6 (32.3 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 280/2 (71.5 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 278/5 (78.2 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 270/2 (72.3 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 280/7 (79.3 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 226/8 (77.1 ov)
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