Earl of Winchilsea      

Full name George Finch (9th Earl of Winchilsea)

Born November 4, 1752, London

Died August 2, 1826, Mayfair, Westminster, London (aged 73 years 271 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Eton College: Christ Church, Oxford

George Finch (9th Earl of Winchilsea)
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 128 243 10 2064 76 8.85 0 4 45 4
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM 4w 5w 10
First-class 128 0+ 0+ 4 2/? 2/? 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut White Conduit Club v Kent XI at Islington, Jun 22-24, 1786 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v England at Lord's (Old), Jul 23-24, 1804 scorecard

It is doubtful if the name of George, 9th Earl of Winchilsea is as well-known among cricket lovers as it deserves to be. Lord Winchilsea was born in 1752 and he succeeded to the title in 1769 on the death of his uncle. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1771, the year in which he was painted by Dance, wearing the robes of a Gentleman Commoner. He became Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and he died unmarried in 1826 to be succeeded by his cousin, George William. Another portrait of Lord Winchilsea hangs in the Royal Institution where he became the first President in 1799.

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