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Lord George Scott      

Full name George William Montagu-Douglas Scott

Born August 31, 1866, Bowhill, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Died February 23, 1947, Gledswood, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland (aged 80 years 176 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University

Also known as He was son of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Eton College; Oxford University

Relation Grandfather - Viscount Drumlanrig, Uncle - GF Hamilton, Brother - Earl of Dalkeith, Brother - HFM Scott, Nephew - DF Brand

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 27 44 4 882 100 22.05 1 2 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 24 12 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1886 - 1905

Lord George William Montagu-Douglas Scott, OBE, third son of the sixth Duke of Buccleuch, played for Eton in 1884 and 1885 and got his Blue at Oxford, making history in the 1887 match with Cambridge by scoring 100 and 66, at that time the highest individual aggregate in a Varsity match. He was the last choice, filling a vacancy caused by the inability of C Wreford Brown to play owing to an injured hand. He was missed three times in the first innings, but his second display was the most brilliant of the match, which Oxford won by seven wickets. Next year, when the match, though extended to four days, was drawn because of bad weather, Scott scored 32, highest for his side; and in 1889, when Cambridge won by an innings and 105 runs, thanks to Sammy Woods taking 17 wickets, his efforts were 37 not out and 9, again the best for Oxford. He played once for Gentlemen against Players, and also for Middlesex, without reproducing his early Oxford form. Sound in defence, Lord George Scott drove with special freedom in attractive style; he fielded well in the deep.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 355/4 (96 ov)
North Group: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester - Jul 26
Leics won by 131 runs
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 26
Middlesex 296/9 Somerset 292/6 (48.4/50 ov)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 26
Warwickshire won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford - Jul 26
Glamorgan 324/8 Essex 15/0 (2/50 ov)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Jul 26
Hampshire 229 Kent 42/0 (7.4/50 ov)
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