George Parker      

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

George Macdonald Parker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 2 3 2* 1.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 3 4 2 3 2* 1.50 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 366 273 8 6/152 6/152 34.12 4.47 45.7 0 1 0
First-class 3 462 307 12 6/152 25.58 3.98 38.5 1 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1924
Profile

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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