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Full name George Howitt
Born March 14, 1843, Old Lenton, Nottinghamshire
Died December 19, 1881, Nottingham (aged 38 years 280 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Nottinghamshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast (roundarm)
Relation Cousin - WH Scotton
George Howitt was a professional bowler on the staff at Lord's who played for a variety of sides, mainly Middlesex and MCC. He also turned out for professional outfits such as the United England XI.
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