George Nash (cricketer)

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George Nash
Personal information
Full name George Nash
Born (1850-04-01)1 April 1850
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Died 13 November 1903(1903-11-13) (aged 53)
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
Years Team
1879–1885 Lancashire
First-class debut 26 May 1879 Lancashire v Nottinghamshire
Last First-class 28 May 1885 Lancashire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 58
Runs scored 347
Batting average 5.78
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 30
Balls bowled 7,793
Wickets 232
Bowling average 12.36
5 wickets in innings 17
10 wickets in match 5
Best bowling 8/14
Catches/stumpings 37/–
Source: CricketArchive, 28 May 2011

George Nash (1 April 1850 – 13 November 1903) was an English professional cricketer during the 1880s. Nash played as a slow left-arm orthodox bowler for Lancashire, and later in Minor Counties cricket for his native Buckinghamshire.

Life and career[edit]

Nash began playing cricket at club level for Oving. At the club he started as an underarm bowler, but as was common at the time, he developed to the newer overarm style of bowling. He played cricket as a professional, moving around clubs, and playing for a time for Lancashire in first-class cricket.[1] During his first-class career, he claimed 232 wickets at an average of 12.36.[2] He took eight wickets in an innings on three occasions; against Surrey and the United South of England Eleven in 1880,[3][4] and against Somerset in 1882.[5] Along with many other spin bowlers of his time, his bowling action was questioned, and he eventually left first-class cricket as a result: his final match for Lancashire was in 1885, though he played rarely after 1883.[6] He returned to club cricket, and played for Darlington for ten years, and was awarded a benefit match upon his departure. He played out his career at Buckinghamshire, playing Minor Counties cricket, until his death in 1903.[1] He was twice selected to play in representative sides: in 1880 for the North against the United South of England Eleven, and in 1883 for "The Rest" against Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.[6]

Very much a bowler, Nash's highest score batting in first-class cricket was 30. Bill Roe said that in a game against Cambridge University, Nash was dropped off every ball of an over bowled by Robert Ramsay, before Roe himself caught the professional off the first ball of the following over.[7]


  1. ^ a b Ambrose, Don (2003). "Brief profile of George Nash". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: George Nash". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Surrey v Lancashire in 1880". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  4. ^ "North v United South of England Eleven in 1880". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Lancashire v Somerset in 1882". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  6. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by George Nash (58)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Obituaries in 1937". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2011-05-27.