Geoffrey Anson

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Geoffrey Anson
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Frank Anson
Born (1922-10-08)8 October 1922
Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Died 4 December 1977(1977-12-04) (aged 55)
Hastings, Sussex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1947 Kent
1947 Cambridge University
First-class debut 10 May 1947 Cambridge University v Essex
Last First-class 23 August 1947 Kent v Somerset
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 460
Batting average 25.55
100s/50s 1/2
Top score 106
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 6/0
Source: CricketArchive, 15 June 2008

Geoffrey Frank Anson (8 October 1922 – 4 December 1977) was an English cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman, he played ten first-class matches during the 1947 English cricket season for Cambridge University and Kent.[2] He also represented the Nigeria national cricket team.[3]

Biography[edit]

Born at Sevenoaks, Kent in 1922,[2] Geoffrey Anson was educated at Harrow, where he played cricket, and at the University of Cambridge.[4] It was at Cambridge where he made his first-class debut, playing against Essex.[5] Good performances against Yorkshire and Middlesex, against whom he scored 106, his highest first-class score,[2] led to him having his blue almost secure, but commitments with the Colonial Service meant that he missed the match against Oxford University.[4]

Later in the year he played seven County Championship matches for his native Kent, his last first-class match coming against Somerset in August.[5] In April 1949, he played a five-day match for Nigeria against Gold Coast in Lagos.[6] He returned to Kent to play for their second XI between 1957 and 1959[3] and died in Hastings in 1977.[2]

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