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George Hart      

Full name George Edmead Hart

Born January 13, 1902, Harlington, Middlesex

Died April 11, 1987, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon (aged 85 years 88 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 198 309 31 5786 121 20.81 4 23 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 198 1082 21 3/64 51.52 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1939
Profile

George Hart may well, in the course of a fourteen-year career for Middlesex have been twelfth man more often than any other cricketer. For good measure, he had also acted as twelfth man for England in three Tests at Lord's, a position for which his faultless fielding admirably qualified him. Traditionally Middlesex had relied on a small staff of professionals supported by an apparently endless supply of talented amateurs, few of whom could play regularly. If in the 1920s and 1930s there was little sign of this supply drying up, the amount of time that the amateurs could give decreased rapidly. Hence the value of a professional such as Hart, who was always available to fill a vacancy, could field anywhere, and might make a few valuable runs at a crisis. Moreover, he was a good cutter and off-driver and was constantly raising hopes of developing into something better; hopes that were never fully realised.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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