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Tiny Wells      

Full name George Wells

Born November 2, 1830, Whitechapel, London

Died January 23, 1891, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex (aged 60 years 82 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm), Right-arm slow (underarm)

Relation Son - F Wells jnr

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 103 181 15 2772 90 16.69 0 102 13
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 103 1579 85 9/105 18.57 3 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 19-20, 1854 scorecard
Last First-class 1869
Profile

George Wells, better known to the cricketers of his day as Tiny Wells died on January 23 in the sixtieth year of his age. He was born on November 2, 1831. Wells was probably one of the shortest men who ever acquired a reputation in the cricket-field. It would be an exaggeration to say that he was ever quite a first-rate player, but for a number of seasons he batted with considerable success, being associated with both Sussex and Middlesex. It was a peculiarity of his batting that he took his guard close to the stumps, and then came forward to meet the ball. He was a member of the first English team that went to Australia, under the captaincy of H. H. Stephenson, in the season of 1861-62.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street - Sep 1-4
Durham 213 & 126/6 (38.1 ov) Hampshire 251
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 Northants 143/3 (35 ov)
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 25/0 (10 ov)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 Gloucs 22/0 (6.5 ov)
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 Surrey 227/5 (67 ov)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 Warwickshire 21/1 (10 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 Sussex 251/3 (66 ov)
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 1-4
Somerset 110 & 44/2 (19 ov) Yorkshire 391
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