George Baker (cricketer, born 1849)

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George Baker
Personal information
Full name George Dashwood Baker
Born 4 March 1849
Compton Martin, Somerset,
Died 21 December 1879(1879-12-21) (aged 30)
Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1872 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 5
Batting average 2.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 5
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2013

George Dashwood Baker (4 March 1849 – 21 December 1879) was an English cricketer. Baker was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast. He was born at Compton Martin, Somerset.

Educated at Rugby School before attending University College, Oxford, Baker later made a single first-class appearance for Middlesex against Oxford University in 1872 at the Prince's Cricket Ground, Chelsea.[1] In Middlesex's first-innings of 250, Baker was dismissed for 5 runs by Samuel Butler, while in their second-innings of 277 he was dismissed by Arthur Ridley. His only first-class appearance ended in a draw.[2]

He died at Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire on 21 December 1879.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by George Baker". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Middlesex v Oxford University, 1872". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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