George Alexander (Australian cricketer)

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George Alexander
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 24
Runs scored 52 466
Batting average 13.00 15.53
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 33 75
Balls bowled 168 1754
Wickets 2 34
Bowling average 46.50 17.85
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/69 6/57
Catches/stumpings 2/0 16/0
Source: [1]
Alexander pictured 2nd left back row with the 1884 Australia national cricket team

George Alexander (22 April 1851 – 6 November 1930) was a cricketer who played for Victoria and for Australia.

Alexander was born at Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire, England. Alexander was a forceful bat and a fast bowler, and also acted as the manager of the Australian teams that toured England under Billy Murdoch in 1880 and 1884. He also managed the England tour of 1882-83 under Ivo Bligh that went to Australia to retrieve The Ashes.

In 1880, in addition to his management duties, Alexander was one of the leading bowlers of the team that visited other colonies as well as England. On the tour as a whole, he took 109 wickets at an average of nine runs each. He played in the first Test match on English soil at The Oval, took two wickets and with his captain added 52 runs for the ninth wicket, which helped avoid an innings defeat. He played a second Test match four years later at the Adelaide Oval, but did not take a wicket.