George Challenor      

Full name George Challenor

Born June 28, 1888, Waterloo, St Michael, Barbados

Died July 30, 1947, Collymore Rock, St Michael, Barbados (aged 59 years 32 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - EL Challenor, Brother - VC Challenor, Brother - R Challenor

George Challenor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 101 46 16.83 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 95 160 9 5822 237* 38.55 15 29 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 95 2619 1290 54 4/16 23.88 2.95 48.5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23-26, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 1928 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1905-1930
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Wisden obituary
George Challenor, the West Indies batsman of high renown, died at Barbados on July 30, aged 59. He visited England three times first in 1906 when only 17, and gave promise of future triumphs by scoring 108 at Nottingham. He excelled for the team which came in 1923, scoring 1,556 runs--more than twice as many as anyone else in the side obtained--average 51.86, with eight three-figure innings, the highest being 155 not out against Surrey at The Oval. With 66 out of 121, which gave his side victory by ten wickets, Challenor made his match aggregate 221 without being dismissed; his batting in each innings was brilliant. Generally he was regarded as reaching the standard set by the best English batsmen that season, only Hendren and Mead returning higher averages. He was elected to membership of M.C.C. as a special compliment, although unable to take part in the customary qualifying matches. West Indies did not play England that season, but in 1928 they lost all three matches in the rubber by an innings. Challenor did not find his former brilliance, his highest score being 97 in an aggregate of 1,074, average 27.53, and in six innings against England his total runs reached only 101. Of medium height and powerful build, he drove to the off and cut with perfectly timed strokes, besides punishing any loose balls with pulls or on-drives. His admirable batting did much toward raising cricket in West Indies to Test match standard.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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1928

The 1928 West Indian team to England, the first Test tour in their history

The 1928 West Indian team to England, the first Test tour in their history

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1923

The West Indian squad that toured England in 1923, before Test status was conferred on the region

The West Indian squad that toured England in 1923, before Test status was conferred on the region

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1923

George Challenor

George Challenor

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