BOWLER OF THE YEAR - 1889

George Lohmann

GEORGE ALFRED LOHMANN was born at Kensington, June 5, 1865, and first played for Surrey in 1884. He is by general consent admitted to be one of the best bowlers and most accomplished all-round cricketers ever seen, and he fairly challenged comparison with Turner by what he did during the season of 1888. Lohmann and Turner are, indeed, very much alike. They bowl with remarkable skill and judgment; their batting and fielding are invaluable to their side, and they both have that peculiar electrical quality of rising to a great occasion. It has often enough been said of cricketers of proved skill, when they have failed, that the match has been too big for them, but certainly no match was ever too big for George Lohmann or Charles Turner.

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