George Simpson-Hayward

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George Simpson-Hayward
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm lob bowler
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 200
Runs scored 105 5556
Batting average 15.00 18.58
100s/50s -/- 3/9
Top score 29* 130
Balls bowled 898 20062
Wickets 23 503
Bowling average 18.26 21.39
5 wickets in innings 2 31
10 wickets in match - 1
Best bowling 6/43 7/54
Catches/stumpings 1/- 133/-
Source: [1]

George Hayward Thomas Simpson-Hayward (7 June 1875, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – 2 October 1936, Icomb Place, Gloucestershire) was an English cricketer who played in 5 Tests in 1910 and took six wickets on debut in the first innings.[1] He is notable for being the last serious exponent of underarm or lob bowling to appear regularly in first-class cricket.

Educated at Malvern College, he played for Cambridge University (1895–97) and Worcestershire (1899–1914) where he was captain from 1911 to 1912. He played regularly throughout his cricketing career for which he was rewarded, aged 34, by being selected to play for the England national cricket team. He played throughout the five-Test series (1909–1910) in South Africa on matting pitches taking the first of his 23 wickets with his fifth ball. He bowled brisk off-breaks along a low trajectory with a leg-break action.

He was a Cambridge Blue at both cricket and soccer.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Harry Foster
Worcestershire County Cricket Captain
1911–1912
Succeeded by
Harry Foster