George Savile (cricketer)

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George Savile (26 April 1847 – 4 September 1904) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played sixteen first-class matches; ten for Cambridge University from 1867 to 1868, five for Yorkshire from 1867 to 1874,[1] and one for Canterbury in New Zealand in 1871/72.

Born in Methley, Leeds, Yorkshire, Savile was educated at Rossall School (1863–1866) and Magdalene College, Cambridge.[2] He was a right-handed batsman who scored 529 runs at 23.00, with his only century, 105 coming against the MCC. He scored three fifties, took ten catches and completed one stumping.

Savile died in September 1904, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. His uncle, Arthur Savile, played six first-class games.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 377. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ "Savile, George (SVL866G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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