George Berkeley (cricketer)

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George Berkeley
Personal information
Full name George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley
Born (1870-01-29)29 January 1870
Dublin, Ireland
Died 14 November 1955(1955-11-14) (aged 85)
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1890–1893 Oxford University
First-class debut 19 May 1890 Oxford University v Australians
Last First-class 14 May 1906 H. D. G. Leveson Gower's XI v Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 32
Runs scored 324
Batting average 10.12
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 38
Balls bowled 6,288
Wickets 131
Bowling average 20.75
5 wickets in innings 9
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 8/70
Catches/stumpings 17/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 November 2012

George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley (29 January 1870 – 14 November 1955) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University in the 1890s. He also played minor counties cricket for Oxfordshire between 1904 and 1906. A left-arm medium pace bowler, he took 131 wickets in 32 first-class appearances at an average of 20.75.[1] He best bowling performance occurred on his debut, when he took eight wickets for Oxford University in the first innings against the touring Australians.[2] Berkeley was awarded his Blue, appearing against Cambridge in the University match, in each of his four years at Oxford. He was Oxford leading wicket-taker during his first three years at the university, but in the third, he was unable to play in all the matches, but maintained a strong bowling average.[3]

He served in the Worcestershire Regiment from 1898 to 1901 and in the First World War he was a brigade musketry officer with the 3rd Cavalry reserve and a member of the Claims Commission in France and Italy.[4]

He was married twice and died at his home, Hanwell Castle, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.[4]


  1. ^ "Player Profile: George Berkeley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oxford University v Australians: Australia in England 1890". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Bolton, Geoffrey (1962). History of the O.U.C.C. (1st ed.). Oxford: Holywell Press. pp. 133–147. 
  4. ^ a b "Obituaries: Mr G. Fitz-H. Berkeley". The Times (53383). London. 21 November 1955. p. 12.