George Jackson (cricketer)

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George Jackson (dates of birth and death unknown) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-18th century who played for the famous Addington Cricket Club and for Surrey. Known to have been a good batsman, he also featured in single wicket matches and for All-England.

Jackson is first recorded on 2 June 1744 when he played for Slindon against London Cricket Club in the famous match from which the earliest known scorecard has survived.[1]

Jackson's name occurs in numerous teamsheets until the 1752 season when his last known appearance was for Addington against a Westminster XI.[2] After 1752, the number of match reports decreased and cricket was badly affected by the Seven Years' War, so it can only be guessed when Jackson and other players of that time ended their playing careers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timothy J McCann, Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century, Sussex Record Society, 2004
  2. ^ G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935
  3. ^ From Lads to Lord's – profile.