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George Walker      

Full name George Glossop Walker

Born June 14, 1860, Harthill Grange, Yorkshire

Died January 11, 1908, Whitwell, Derbyshire (aged 47 years 211 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast, Slow left-arm orthodox

George Glossop Walker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 75 128 24 1141 66 10.97 0 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 75 10311 5063 202 9/68 25.06 2.94 51.0 10 3
Career statistics
First-class span 1881-1898
Profile

George Walker started off as a slow left-armer but subsequently developed into a genuinely fast bowler who for more than a decade led the Derbyshire attack. He was prone, according to Wisden, to be erratic and short but got the ball to lift off a length and was a very awkward bowler to play. He played for the county for 17 seasons, captaining them in some, and was a popular leader. He retired to farm on the Duke of Portland's estate, where he died aged only 47.
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