George Alfred Lawrence Hearne

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George Hearne
Personal information
Born (1888-03-27)27 March 1888
Catford, Kent
Died 13 November 1978(1978-11-13) (aged 90)
Barberton, South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations Frank Hearne (father)
Other family
International information
National side
Test debut 23 December 1922 v England
Last Test 16 August 1924 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 41
Runs scored 59 1,981
Batting average 11.80 28.30
100s/50s 0/0 2/10
Top score 28 138
Balls bowled - 714
Wickets - 14
Bowling average - 28.64
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 3/9
Catches/stumpings 3/0 38/2
Source: CricInfo, 28 October 2017

George Alfred Lawrence Hearne (27 March 1888 – 13 November 1978) was an English born South African cricketer who played Test cricket.

Hearne was born in Catford in Kent and emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1889. His father, Frank Hearne was a professional cricketer who played Test cricket for both England and South Africa and who was a member of the Hearne family of cricketers. He had played for Kent County Cricket Club and emigrated due to ill-health to take up a coaching position with Western Province.[1][2]

George Hearne played first-class cricket as a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper for Western Province between 1910/11 and 1926/27 and played in three Test matches for South Africa between 1922/23 and 1924.[3] He made his Test debut against England in December 1922 at Johannesburg, playing two matches during the 1922/23 tour. Hearne then toured England with South Africa in 1924, playing his last Test match in the final Test of the series at The Oval.[3]

Hearne died in Barberton, South Africa in 1978, aged 90.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Hearne, Obituaries in 1949, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1950. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  2. ^ A short history of Kent cricket, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1907. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  3. ^ a b c Hearne, George Alfred Lawrence, Obituaries before 1979, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1980. Retrieved 2017-10-28.

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