George Ede      

Full name George Matthew Ede

Born February 22, 1834, Itchen, Southampton, Hampshire

Died March 13, 1870, Sefton, Liverpool, Lancashire (aged 36 years 19 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Twin brother - EL Ede, Nephew - EMC Ede

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 29 2 257 52 9.51 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 52 22 1 1/22 22.00 2.53 52.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1864 - 1869
Profile

Like his twin brother, Edward, George Ede played occasionally for Hampshire as a batsman, but his real sporting fame came as a jockey and for several years he was the leading amateur rider. His greatest success came in 1868 when he won the Grand National on The Lamb despite suffering serious injuries in a fall a few months earlier. He had just completed the 1870 National when he was persuaded to take a ride on a horse called Chippenham the following day. A close friend advised him against accepting a mount many others had refused, warning: "Don't ride the brute George, he'll kill you". At the fence now known as The Chair, Chippenham fell and crushed Ede as it attempted to stand up. He died without regaining consciousness three days later.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 308/7 (106 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 38/1 (12.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 351/8 (99 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
Pakistan 260/6 (50/50 ov)
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