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Full name George Charles Vassila
Born August 21, 1857, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
Died November 27, 1915, Epsom, Surrey (aged 58 years 98 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Also known as death registered as George Charles Vassilas
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
George Vassila was a professional fast bowler who had trials for Surrey as well as playing for their Colts, his one first-class outing was for Middlesex against Gloucestershire in 1880. He also umpired two first-class matches, the first in 1881 when he was only 23 and three months before his Middlesex appearance.
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