Full name George Wells
Born November 2, 1830, Whitechapel, London
Died January 23, 1891, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex (aged 60 years 82 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm), Right-arm slow (underarm)
Relation Son - F Wells jnr
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 19-20, 1854 scorecard|
George Wells, better known to the cricketers of his day as Tiny Wells died on January 23 in the sixtieth year of his age. He was born on November 2, 1831. Wells was probably one of the shortest men who ever acquired a reputation in the cricket-field. It would be an exaggeration to say that he was ever quite a first-rate player, but for a number of seasons he batted with considerable success, being associated with both Sussex and Middlesex. It was a peculiarity of his batting that he took his guard close to the stumps, and then came forward to meet the ball. He was a member of the first English team that went to Australia, under the captaincy of H. H. Stephenson, in the season of 1861-62.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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