George August biography

George August

Cricket Player

1917 – 1991


Who was George August?

George Lawrence Bagley August was an English cricketer. August was a right-handed batsman. He was born in Mymensingh, then in the British Raj and was educated at Bedford School in England, where he played for the school cricket team.

August made his debut for Bedfordshire against Cambridgeshire in the 1935 Minor Counties Championship, playing for the county until 1939. When World War II ended county cricket, he went on to serve in the war. He left the Officers' Training Corps with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in November 1940, with the Royal Artillery. Following the war, he continued to play Minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire from 1946 to 1960, making a total of 92 Minor Counties Championship appearances. He made his first-class debut for the Minor Counties against the Marylebone Cricket Club in the 1950. In this match, he scored 27 runs in the Minor Counties first-innings before being dismissed by Fred Titmus, while in their second-innings he was dismissed by Victor Ransom for 11 runs. He made a further first-class appearance for the team in 1953 against the touring Australians.


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Sep 16, 1917
  • British Raj
Oct 13, 1991

on July 23, 2013

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