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Full name George Macdonald Parker
Born May 27, 1899, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died May 1, 1969, Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia (aged 69 years 339 days)
Major teams South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 1, 1924 scorecard|
George Parker, who died in Thredbo, New South Wales on May 1, 1969, aged 69, was plucked from the Bradford League to play two Test matches for the outclassed 1924 South Africans in England- Born in Cape Town, he had been in England four years but had never played a first-:lass match before he was given a trial against Oxford. He took four wickets and had four catches dropped, though there was barely four hours play. The South Africans, desperately short of bowling, put him in the team for the first Test at Edgbaston. He took 6 for 152, including five on the opening day. "He bowled himself to a standstill," said Wisden, "and became so exhausted that he had to leave the field." In the Lord's Test, when England scored 531 for 2, he took the only two wickets to fall - Hobbs and Sutcliffe - for 121. But he never played first-class cricket again and eventually settled in Australia.
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