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Geoffrey Hopley      

Full name Geoffrey William Vanderbyl Hopley

Born September 9, 1891, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa

Died May 12, 1915, Wimereux, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (aged 23 years 245 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 29 4 309 42 12.36 0 0 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 25 21 1 1/21 21.00 5.04 25.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1911 - 1914
Profile

Second Lieut. Geoffrey William Vanderbyl Hopley (2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards) died at the age of 23 on May 12 in the Military Hospital at Boulogne-sur-Mer, having been severely wounded in Flanders on February 3. He was in the Harrow Eleven in 1909 and 1910, in the latter season being second in the batting averages with 27.18. In his two matches against Eton he scored 1 and 23, 35 and 8. Proceeding to Cambridge, he obtained his Blue in 1912, making 14 and 6 not out v Oxford, but was unable to keep his place in either of the two following years. In 1914 he gave every promise of regaining a position in the side, scoring 29 and 120 in the Seniors' Match and 86 and 68 in a Trial game, but later he was quite out of form. In 1912 he won the heavyweight boxing for Cambridge. He was brother of Mr. FJV Hopley, and had been a member of the MCC since 1911.
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