George Hearne      

Full name George Gibbons Hearne

Born July 7, 1856, Ealing, Middlesex

Died February 13, 1932, Denmark Hill, London (aged 75 years 221 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Also known as GG

Batting style Left-hand bat

Relation Father - G Hearne, Uncle - T Hearne, Brother - F Hearne, Brother - A Hearne, Cousin - GF Hearne, Nephew - GAL Hearne

George Gibbons Hearne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 328 571 56 9022 126 17.51 5 40 214 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 328 32818 11503 686 8/21 16.76 2.10 47.8 41 12
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1875 - 1903

George Hearne, the eldest of three brothers--Frank and Alec were the others -- all of whom played with much distinction for Kent, was born at Ealing on July 7, 1856, and derived his qualification for Kent through his father having charge of the Private Banks Ground at Catford Bridge. George Hearne's chance of appearing in the county ranks was, no doubt, materially increased by the fact that in 1875--the first year of Lord Harris's captaincy -- all Kent's home matches with other counties were contested at Catford Bridge. Playing first for Kent in that summer of 1875 when less than nineteen years of age, George Hearne kept his place in the eleven for twenty-one seasons. Primarily a bowler, left-hand round arm, fast medium in pace, he afterwards developed into a capable left-handed batsman. He used to get on a decided natural break and off his bowling manly catches were given in the slips where C. A. Absolom seldom missed a chance. He always batted in correct style and, improving as he increased in strength, played many fine innings, some of which, as Lord Harris wrote, would have been larger but for his captain running him out so often. Smart if not brilliant in the field, George Hearne, as a rule, stood point or mid wicket. Following upon his first season for Kent, he was engaged at Prince's and in 1877 began a connection with the M. C. C. which continued for nearly half a century.

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