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George Patterson
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George Patterson

U.S.A.

Full Name

George Stuart Patterson

Born

October 10, 1868, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died

May 07, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (aged 74y 209d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(brother),

(son)

TEAMS

George Patterson was one of the best all-round cricketers ever produced by America. Over six feet tall and of slim build, he batted in good style and bowled right-arm medium-pace. For Haverford College and Pennsylvania University he made a name when young and played for Germanstown Club when only 15. He came to England with the Gentleman of Phildelphia team in 1889 and, scoring 529 runs, average 40.69, he headed the batting figures, besides taking 42 wickets at 23 runs apiece.

In 1897 he captained a similar side, and with 33 was second in the averages, his chief innings being 162 at Trent Bridge against Nottinghamshire. In America he played many big innings, the highest being 271. Four times he exceeded 1000 runs in a season, and in 1891, besides making 1,402 (average 50), he took 112 wickets at 7.97 each. With F. H. Bohlen, who passed away in December 1942, Patterson made 200 for the first wicket against Frank Mitchell's University team that visited Philadelphia in 1895.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Patterson was dubbed the WG Grace of American cricket.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC35576205127140.21511140
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC351569745/2221.2021

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1885 - 1897