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Gregor MacGregor      

Full name Gregor MacGregor

Born August 31, 1869, Merchiston, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Died August 20, 1919, Marylebone, London (aged 49 years 354 days)

Major teams England, Scotland, Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Gregor MacGregor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 11 3 96 31 12.00 0 0 0 14 3
First-class 265 412 58 6381 141 18.02 3 20 411 148
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 265 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-23, 1890 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24-26, 1893 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1888-1907
Profile

Gregor MacGregor, It was a shock to all lovers of cricket to learn on August 20 that Mr. Gregor MacGregor was dead. Still in early middle-age, he would had he lived another week have completed his 50th year. To be quite exact, he was born in Edinburgh on August 31, 1869. He was a prominent figure in first-class cricket of roughly speaking, twenty seasons, playing his last matches for Middlesex in 1907. Fame came to him before he was 20. After two years in the Uppingham team he went up to Cambridge, and as soon as he was seen at the University ground in the spring of 1888 it was realized that a wicket-keeper of extraordinary ability had been found. He gained his Blue at once, and during his four years at Cambridge he was one of the stars of the eleven. Alfred Lyttelton had left behind him the reputation of being the best wicket-keeper Cambridge had ever possessed, but even his warmest admirers--among them A. G. Steel--were forced to admit that MacGregor surpassed him, his superiority lying chiefly in the fact that he took the ball much closer to the wicket, and was in consequence the quicker stumper. In catching there was little to chose between the two men.

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Gregor MacGregor

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Gregor MacGregor (Middlesex)

Gregor MacGregor (Middlesex)

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1891

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