George Pullinger

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George Pullinger
Personal information
Full name George Richard Pullinger
Born (1920-03-14)14 March 1920
Islington, London, England
Died 4 August 1982(1982-08-04) (aged 62)
Thurrock, Essex, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1949–1950 Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 18
Runs scored 53
Batting average 5.88
100s/50s –/–
Top score 14*
Balls bowled 3,117
Wickets 41
Bowling average 37.97
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/54
Catches/stumpings 14/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 September 2011

George Richard Pullinger (14 March 1920 – 4 August 1982) was an English cricketer. Pullinger was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Islington, London.

An amateur, Pullinger made his first-class debut for Essex against Middlesex in the 1949 County Championship as cover for Ken Preston.[1] Available for only the first half of the 1949 season, he made fifteen further appearances. He made two further first-class appearances in the 1950 season, after which he disappeared from first-class cricket.[2] His role as a bowler often saw him open the bowling with Trevor Bailey, in his eighteen first-class matches he took 41 wickets, which came at an average of 37.97, with best figures of 5/54.[3] These figures, which were his only first-class five wicket haul, came against Somerset in 1949.[4] A true tailender, with the bat he scored 53 runs at a batting average of 5.88, with a high score of 14*.[5]

He died at Thurrock, Essex on 4 August 1982. His obituary did not appear in the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack until 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Wisden - Obituaries in 1985". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by George Pullinger". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by George Pullinger". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Somerset v Essex, 1949 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "First-Class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by George Pullinger". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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