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George Hirst      

Full name George Herbert Hirst

Born September 7, 1871, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire

Died May 10, 1954, Lindley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (aged 82 years 245 days)

Major teams England, Europeans (India), Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

George Herbert Hirst
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 38 3 790 85 22.57 0 5 3 18 0
First-class 826 1217 152 36356 341 34.13 60 201 605 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 44 4010 1770 59 5/48 9/86 30.00 2.64 67.9 1 3 0
First-class 826 123328 51371 2742 9/23 18.73 2.49 44.9 184 40
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-17, 1897 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 26-28, 1909 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1891-1929
Profile

George Hirst, who died at his Huddersfield home a few miles from his birthplace, Kirkheaton, on May 10, aged 82, was one of the most illustrious cricketers who graced the Golden Age. On the 24 occasions on which he played for England, Hirst achieved only a few noteworthy performances, but such was his prowess with bat and ball for Yorkshire in a career spanning forty years that Lord Hawke described him as the greatest county cricketer of all time. Certainly this blunt, outspoken man of extreme buoyancy and cheerfulness brought such a tenacity to the game that no match in which he figured was won or lost till the last ball was bowled. Small wonder, therefore, that in Yorkshire he was an unchallenged hero, and throughout the length and breadth of England his popularity stood unrivalled.

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Apr 2, 2004

George Hirst

George Hirst

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1927

George Hirst

George Hirst

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May 26, 1906

George Hirst in a posed publicity shot in 1906

George Hirst in a posed publicity shot in 1906

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1901

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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