George Wilson

WILSON, GEORGE A., who died at Abbots Langley, Herts., on March 3, aged 84. played as a fast bowler for Worcestershire in the early part of the century. In first-class matches between 1899 and 1906, he took 732 wickets at a cost of 24.06 runs each. In 1899, the year that Worcestershire were accorded first-class status, he dismissed eight Yorkshire batsmen for 70 runs on the opening day of the season. Though inconsistent, he three times took over 100 wickets in a summer, his best record being 120, average 22.95, in 1901. His swerve and ferocious Pace made him a menace on fast pitches not entirely true. His most remarkable analysis was eight wickets for 30 runs in the Somerset first innings in 1905 at Taunton, where his match-figures were fifteen for 142.

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