George Deane

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George Onslow Deane
Personal information
Full name George Onslow Deane
Born (1828-12-11)11 December 1828
Bighton, Hampshire, England
Died 16 February 1929(1929-02-16) (aged 100)
Dymock, Gloucestershire, England
Batting style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1848 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 0
Batting average 0.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 0
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 May 2010

George Onslow Deane (11 December 1828 – 16 February 1929) was an English cricketer. Deane's batting style is unknown. He was born at Bighton, Hampshire. Deane had the distinction of becoming the first first-class cricketer to reach the age of 100.[1]

Deane made a single first-class appearance for Hampshire against an All-England Eleven in 1848 at Day's (Itchen) Ground.[2] Deane was dismissed twice for a duck in this match, by William Hillyer in Hampshire's first-innings, and by John Wisden in their second-innings. The match ended as a draw.[3] This was his only major appearance for Hampshire.

Deane died on 16 February 1929 at Dymock, Gloucestershire aged 100 years and 77 days. He was the only person who played first-class cricket for Hampshire before the formation of Hampshire County Cricket Club to reach 100 years of age.[1] Two other cricketers who played first-class cricket after the formation of Hampshire County Cricket Club have also reached 100 years of age: Edward English in 1964 and Neil McCorkell in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ a b Bolton, Paul (4 June 2011). "Rare cricketing century for Cyril Perkins". The Wisden Cricketer. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by George Deane". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hampshire v All England Eleven, 1848". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Neil McCorkell reaches century". ESPNcricinfo. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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