George Coles

Cricket Player

1798 – 1865

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Who was George Coles?

George Coles was an English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1820 for Cambridge University Cricket Club.

Coles made only 3 known appearances in first-class matches but was a very successful bowler using a right-handed underarm style. In 1820, his tally of 17 was the highest by any first-class bowler that season.

Educated at Eton and Peterhouse, Cambridge, George Coles later became ordained as a Church of England clergyman. He was Vicar of St James, Croydon from 1829 to 1865.

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Born
Oct 19, 1798
Died
Jan 22, 1865

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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