Geoffrey MacLaren

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Geoffrey MacLaren
Personal information
Born (1883-02-28)28 February 1883
Whalley Range, Manchester, England
Died 14 September 1966(1966-09-14) (aged 83)
Bexhill, Sussex, England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1902 Lancashire
First-class debut 11 August 1902 Lancashire v Sussex
Last First-class 14 August 1902 Lancashire v Surrey
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 7
Batting average 1.75
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 3
Balls bowled 36
Wickets 2
Bowling average 6.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/5
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 20 April 2008

Geoffrey MacLaren (28 February 1883–14 September 1966) was an English cricketer[1] who played first-class cricket for Lancashire[2] in addition to playing three matches for Egypt.[3] His elder brothers Archie and James also played for Lancashire,[4][5] as did his uncle Alexander Rowley.[6] Archie also played Test cricket for England.[4]


Born in Whalley Range, Manchester in 1883,[2] Geoffrey MacLaren was educated at Harrow.[7] He played his only two first-class matches for Lancashire during the 1902 English cricket season,[8] both under the captaincy of elder brother Archie.[7]

He later lived in Egypt for a time, playing for Cairo against I Zingari in March 1914, followed by three matches for the Egyptian national side against the same opposition.[3] He died in Sussex in 1966.[2]