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Full name George Alfred Hele
Born July 16, 1891, Brompton, Adelaide, South Australia
Died August 28, 1982, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 91 years 43 days)
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 30-Dec 5, 1928 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 23-28, 1933 scorecard|
George Hele - named after George Giffen - was a club-standard wicketkeeper who umpired 16 Tests between 1928 and 1933, ten of them between England and Australia. He stood in all five Tests in the 1932-33 Bodyline series, subsequently expressing his disapproval of the leg-theory tactics employed by some of the English fast bowlers. Himself one of the best umpires produced by Australia, his father, Andy, was also a first-class umpire, as was his son, Ray.
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