George Alfred Wilson biography

George Alfred Wilson

Cricket Player

1877 – 1962


Who was George Alfred Wilson?

George Alfred Wilson was an English cricketer, a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman who was the first man to take a wicket for Worcestershire County Cricket Club after they attained first-class status for the 1899 season.

Born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, Wilson opened the bowling in Worcestershire's very first County Championship match against Yorkshire on 4 May 1899, and made his mark at once by dismissing England batsman Jack Brown before Yorkshire had scored a run. He continued in the same vein, finishing with an outstanding debut innings return of 8–70, although he was less successful in the second innings and Worcestershire were defeated by 11 runs thanks to 6–19 from Jack Brown's namesake John Thomas Brown.

Wilson enjoyed a fine first season in first-class cricket, finishing with 92 wickets at 22.46, including 8–46 in Worcestershire's first win, against Oxford University and eight wickets in the match in their first Championship win, against Leicestershire in late July.


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Apr 5, 1877
  • England
Mar 3, 1962

on July 23, 2013

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