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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
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 & 49/0d Derbyshire 77/2d & 105/4
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Leics won by 6 wickets
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan won by 10 wickets
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 136/4 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 187 Middlesex 260 & 14/0
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 & 94/0 Lancashire 429
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-3
Notts won by 159 runs
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