George Byrne

Cricket Player

1892 – 1973


Who was George Byrne?

George Robert Byrne was an English cricketer: a right-handed batsman and right arm medium-pace bowler who played 12 times in first-class cricket, playing for both Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Born in Northfield, Birmingham, Byrne made his debut for Warwickshire against Middlesex in late July 1912, returning figures of 3-9 in the first innings; two of these wickets came in his first over, his first victim being future Test batsman Frank Mann. With the bat he was rather less successful, making 8 and 4. He played a further seven games for Warwickshire that season, and though managed only another three wickets he ended with a bowling average of just 14.00. His batting was feeble, and in all of 1912 he scored only 36 runs in 12 innings for a batting average of a mere 3.00. He also took the only catch of his entire career, to dismiss Sussex opener Robert Relf off the bowling of Willie Quaife.

Byrne played four more first-class matches in his career, two apiece in 1914 and 1921, but these appearances were for Worcestershire.

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May 28, 1892
  • England
Lived in
  • Birmingham
Jun 23, 1973

on July 23, 2013


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