George Whitehead      

Full name George William Edendale Whitehead

Born August 27, 1895, Bromley, Kent

Died October 17, 1918, Lanwe, near Menin, France (aged 23 years 51 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

George William Edendale Whitehead
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 4 0 12 5 3.00 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1914 - 1914
Profile

Lieut George William Edendale Whitehead (R.F.A., attached R.A.F.), born 1895, killed on October 17. Among the many public school cricketers lost during the war perhaps none, except John Howell of Repton, had better prospects of winning distinction at the game than George Whitehead. In the Clifton College XI for four years - he was captain in 1913 and 1914 - he had a brilliant record at school. Starting in 1911 he was third in batting with an average of 33, and in the following year he did still better, playing a remarkable innings of 259 not out against Liverpool and averaging 41. Moreover he took 14 wickets with a fairly good average. Against Cheltenham he played a first innings of 63. In his two years as captain he was conspicuously successful, heading the batting in both seasons with averages of 46 in 1913 and 40 in 1914. He also bowled well, especially in 1914, when he took 36 wickets for a trifle over 13 runs apiece. He played three times at Lords for Public Schools against the MCC, and in 1914 he was given a couple of trials for Kent.

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Leics 619 & 217/3d Derbyshire 533 & 18/0 (4 ov, target 304)
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Surrey 369 & 50/1 (11.4 ov) Essex 383
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