George Ede      

Full name George Matthew Ede

Born February 22, 1834, Itchen, Southampton, Hampshire

Died March 13, 1870, Sefton, Liverpool, Lancashire (aged 36 years 19 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Twin brother - EL Ede, Nephew - EMC Ede

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 29 2 257 52 9.51 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 52 22 1 1/22 22.00 2.53 52.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1864 - 1869

Like his twin brother, Edward, George Ede played occasionally for Hampshire as a batsman, but his real sporting fame came as a jockey and for several years he was the leading amateur rider. His greatest success came in 1868 when he won the Grand National on The Lamb despite suffering serious injuries in a fall a few months earlier. He had just completed the 1870 National when he was persuaded to take a ride on a horse called Chippenham the following day. A close friend advised him against accepting a mount many others had refused, warning: "Don't ride the brute George, he'll kill you". At the fence now known as The Chair, Chippenham fell and crushed Ede as it attempted to stand up. He died without regaining consciousness three days later.
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