George Berkeley (cricketer)
|Full name||George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley|
29 January 1870|
|Died||14 November 1955
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
|Bowling style||Left-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
|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|
|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. He best bowling performance occurred on his debut, when he took eight wickets for Oxford University in the first innings against the touring Australians. 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.
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.
- "Player Profile: George Berkeley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- "Oxford University v Australians: Australia in England 1890". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Bolton, Geoffrey (1962). History of the O.U.C.C. (1st ed.). Oxford: Holywell Press. pp. 133–147.
- "Obituaries: Mr G. Fitz-H. Berkeley". The Times (53383). London. 21 November 1955. p. 12.
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