George Macaulay      

Full name George Gibson Macaulay

Born December 7, 1897, Thirsk, Yorkshire

Died December 13, 1940, Sullom Voe, Shetland Islands, Scotland (aged 43 years 6 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Barnard Castle

George Gibson Macaulay
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 4 112 76 18.66 0 1 0 5 0
First-class 468 460 125 6055 125* 18.07 3 21 373 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 13 1701 662 24 5/64 7/83 27.58 2.33 70.8 1 1 0
First-class 468 89877 32441 1837 8/21 17.65 2.16 48.9 126 31
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 1-4, 1923 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 1933 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920-1935
Profile

Pilot Officer George Gibson Macaulay, one of the chief Yorkshire bowlers during a career lasting from 1920 to 1935, died on active service, as announced in December. Born at Thirsk on December 7, 1897, he did not take part in county cricket until 23 years of age, when he appeared for Yorkshire as a fast bowler. Under the influence of George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes, he reduced his speed to medium pace, developing spin and controlling his length with such effect that on June 2, 1921, at Hull, six Derbyshire batsmen fell to him at a cost of only 3 runs, his match record being seven wickets for 12 runs. That success set MacAulay on the road to fame. Forsaking his position in a bank, he became a valued member of the County side.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1924

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
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