George Cawthray

Cricket Player

1913 – 2001


Who was George Cawthray?

George Cawthray was an English first-class cricketer, who played four matches for Yorkshire in a first-class career which spanned thirteen years. He appeared against Warwickshire and Essex in 1939, then reappeared against Glamorgan and Derbyshire in 1952.

Born in Selby, Yorkshire, England, Cawthray was a right-handed batsman, who scored 114 first-class runs at an average of 19.00, with a best of 30 against Glamorgan. He took four wickets with his right arm medium pace at 76.00 each, three of these coming in his last match against Derbyshire. He played for the Yorkshire Second XI in 1938 and 1939.

He played for Brayton School from 1924 to 1927, once taking five wickets in five balls, and represented Selby Schools in the Yorkshire Shield. He played for Brayton village side from 1928, along with Cawood and Selby Londesborough, before joining Hull Cricket Club where, from 1938 to 1959, he scored 8,384 runs at 29.30, and took 872 wickets at 12.91. In 1946, he was appointed groundsman/professional at Hull C.C., and took a similar post at Headingley in 1964. He was stated to have scored 30,000 runs, and taken 3,000 wickets during a long successful career which was interrupted by World War II, during which he was a glider pilot.

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Sep 28, 1913

on July 23, 2013


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