George Louden      

Full name George Marshall Louden

Born September 6, 1885, Forest Gate, Essex

Died December 28, 1972, Amersham, Buckinghamshire (aged 87 years 113 days)

Major teams Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 94 140 39 931 74 9.21 0 2 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 94 20384 10081 451 8/36 22.35 2.96 45.1 36 5
Career statistics
First-class span 1912 - 1927
Profile

Wisden obituary
George Marshall Louden died at Amersham on December 28 at the fine old age of 87. I am afraid it is many years since we last met and it was as long ago as the seasons of 1920, 1921 and 1922 that we played first-class cricket together. He played for Essex from 1913 to 1927, and for the Gentlemen on four occasions. He certainly had one of the most beautiful actions of any bowler I have had the privilege of fielding for or indeed playing against. Tall, slim and good-looking, he took only a relatively short run before bowling his fast-medium with a smooth high action. He made the ball move a bit each way but perhaps his greatest asset was his speed and lift off the wicket. (I recall dear Phil Mead being very surprised by one ball at Leyton well up to him which struck him firmly in his tummy!) George did not have great physique but his beautiful economic action enabled him to bowl for long spells - and I think I can honestly say I never saw him bowl other than very well. He was not a great fieldsman and he batted at No. 11 more often than in any other position. However I recall his splendid unselfish defence in a last-wicket stand at Leyton against Middlesex in 1922 when he made three while my brother Claude made 97. He was only able to play first-class cricket on rare occasions: even so he was unlucky not to have played in a Test. Indeed, in 1921 the Australians thought he should have played for England. But above all he was one of the kindest and gentlest people one could hope to meet. The world will be a much poorer place without him and we extend our sincere sympathy to his family.
Sir Hubert Ashton, The Cricketer, February 1973

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: England v South Africa at The Oval - Jul 27-31
England 171/4 (59 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Jul 27
Middlesex 70/1 (5.5/20 ov)
North Group: Northants v Worcs at Northampton - Jul 27
Worcs 18/1 (2.5/20 ov)
South Group: Kent v Somerset at Canterbury
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South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff
Jul 28, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol
Jul 28, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Notts at Manchester
Jul 28, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Durham at Leicester
Jul 28, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Northampton
Jul 28, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove
Jul 28, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham
Jul 28, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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