George Shaw (cricketer, born 1931)

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George Shaw
Personal information
Full name George Bernard Shaw
Born (1931-10-24)24 October 1931
Treharris, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 2 August 1984(1984-08-02) (aged 52)
Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1951–1955 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 16
Runs scored 30
Batting average 4.28
100s/50s –/–
Top score 11
Balls bowled 1376
Wickets 26
Bowling average 27.15
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 5/38
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 July 2011

George Bernard Shaw (24 October 1931 – 2 August 1984) was a Welsh cricketer. Shaw was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Treharris, Glamorgan.

Shaw made his first-class debut for Glamorgan against the Combined Services in 1951. He made 15 further first-class appearances for Glamorgan, the last of which came against Surrey in the 1955 County Championship.[1] A bowler, Shaw took 26 wickets for Glamorgan, at an average of 27.15, with best figures of 5/38.[2] These figures came in his second first-class match against the Combined Services in 1952, a match in which he also took his other five wicket haul of 5/67, to give him match figures of 10/105.[3] Typically though, he found it harder against county professionals.[4]

He emigrated to Australia in 1978, where six years later he was killed in a car crash outside Port Pirie, South Australia, on 2 August 1984.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by George Shaw". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by George Shaw". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Glamorgan v Combined Services, 1952". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Hignell, Dr. A.K. "Brief profile of George Shaw". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 

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