Full name George Arthur Wilson
Born February 2, 1916, Whitkirk, Leeds, Yorkshire
Died September 27, 2002, Oxford (aged 86 years 237 days)
Major teams Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1936 - 1939|
Wilson, George Arthur, died in Oxford on September 27, 2002, aged 86. His highest score of 55 not out in 15 pre-war appearances as an amateur for Yorkshire came against Northamptonshire at Scarborough in 1938. By the time he and Brian Sellers had added an unbroken 84 for the sixth wicket, Northants looked well and truly beaten. Altogether Wilson scored 352 runs at 17.60 and, bowling slow left-arm, took one wicket.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
George Arthur Wilson, who died in Oxford on September 27 aged 86, was a right-handed batsman and useful left-arm spinner from Harehills, Leeds, who
made 15 appearances for Yorkshire as an amateur between 1936 and 1939. He scored 352 runs at an average of 17.60 with a top score of 55 not out, when he and his
skipper Brian Sellers added 84 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand against Northamptonshire at Peterborough. He received almost no opportunities with his bowling and took only one wicket. Wilson played his early cricket with Whitkirk and subsequently graduated to the Bradford League with Saltaire and Wmdhill. He was a Leeds businessman before retiring to Oxford.
Darren Senior, The Cricketer
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?