George Chesterton 1922-2012 November 5, 2012

Worcestershire stalwart George Chesterton dies

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George Chesterton, a right-arm seam bowler who played 47 times for Worcestershire between 1950 and 1957, has died at the age of 90.

Chesterton represented Oxford University in 1948 and 1949, winning his Blue in the second year, and then switched to Worcestershire where as an amateur he played when time permitted. His first-class career extended until 1966 with appearances for MCC.

His best bowling came in his final full season when he took 7 for 14 for MCC in Ireland, and in the Championship he best came at New Road that same year when he took 6 for 56 against Middlesex. In 72 first-class matches he captured 263 wickets at 22.78 and scored 598 runs at 8.79.

He remained closely involved with the county and was the president between 1990 and 1993. A keen backer of youth cricket, in 1991 he founded the Chesterton Cup which involved schools across the Midlands.

Chesterton worked at Malvern College, where he had also been a pupil, becoming deputy head and he also wrote a history of the school.

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  • alxwbrown on November 6, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    He was a true gent and a wealth of cricket knowledge about all things. I played in the master's team at Malvern College with him and another cricket stalwart Allan Duff both amazing cricketers. He will be sadly missed by all that knew or came into contact with him.

  • dummy4fb on November 5, 2012, 21:58 GMT

    R.I.P. To a true Worcestershire stalwart. The Chesterton Cup is a great competition and a fitting legacy.

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