1887 – 1976
Who was Garnet Lee?
Garnet Morley Lee was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Nottinghamshire between 1910 and 1922 and for Derbyshire between 1925 and 1933. He scored nearly 15,000 runs in his first class career.
Lee was born at Calverton, Nottinghamshire. He joined the Nottinghamshire staff in 1905. and started playing for Nottinghamshire second XI in 1909. Towards the end of the 1910 season, he progressed to the county team making his debut in July against Sussex when he scored a duck and did not bowl. He played four first class games in 1910. He played for the full season in 1911 without any spectacular performances, but in 1912 started to find batting form. In 1913 he scored 180 against Sussex and 200 not out in five hours against Leicestershire making this the only year he scored more than 1000 runs for Nottinghamshire. In 1914 he made 108 against Sussex and 126 against MCC. After the break caused by World War I he played a full season in 1919 with 158 against Leicestershire. His batting form dropped in 1920 and 1921 but his bowling came to the fore in 1921 when he to 6 for 68 against Yorkshire. In 1922 Lee dropped out of the game for the middle part of the season, but scored 100 not out against Surrey. He lost his place with the team and stopped playing at the end of the season.
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- Jun 7, 1887
- Feb 29, 1976
on July 23, 2013