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Full name Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst
Born December 8, 1941, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Current age 72 years 232 days
Major teams Essex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Geoff Hurst, famously the only footballer to score at hat-trick in a World Cup final at Wembley in 1966 also played one County Championship game for Essex in 1962. He was an outstanding fielder, and occasional wicket-keeper, however his footballing commitments meant that he was restricted to only one first-class cricket match. He later recalled that the first time he played alongside Bobby Moore was for an Essex school's cricket team.
Knighted for services to football 1998
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