George Studd

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George Studd
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 87
Runs scored 31 2,892
Batting average 4.42 21.90
100s/50s 0/0 3/15
Top score 9 120
Balls bowled 0 76
Wickets 0 2
Bowling average n/a 14.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling n/a 1/5
Catches/stumpings 8/0 74/0
Source: [1]

George Brown Studd (20 October 1859 in Netheravon, Wiltshire – 13 February 1945 in Pasadena, California, United States) - cricketer and missionary.

Studd was the second eldest of the famous Studd brothers, who dominated English cricket in the late 19th century. He played in four Tests with the English cricket team, and played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Middlesex County Cricket Club.

George Studd (right) with his brothers Kynaston Studd (left) and Charles Studd (centre)

Studd was born near at Netheravon House, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. He won his cricket Colours for Eton in 1877 when he scored 32 and 23 against Harrow and 54 against Winchester. He went up to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1878,[1] where he won his Blue as a freshman and played in the University match, against Oxford University, four times. He made 38 and 40 against Oxford in 1880, and he and two of his brothers, Kynaston Studd and Charles Studd, were all in the Cambridge team in 1881 and 1882. George was captain of Cambridge in 1882, when he scored 120, which at the time was only the seventh three-figure score and the second highest in University matches. While primarily a cricketer, George also played against Oxford University in singles and doubles tennis during his last two years as an undergraduate at Cambridge.

In 1882, he made 819 runs in first-class matches and then scored 289 while playing for the Cambridge Long Vacation Club. George and his brother Charles toured Australia in 1882/3 with the MCC captained by the Honourable Ivo Bligh. The team won back the Ashes, but George was very disappointing in the four Tests in which he played, scoring only 31 runs in 7 innings.

George was called to the Bar, but never practised. Like his brother Charles, he became a missionary, initially with the Peniel Mission of Theodore and Manie Payne Ferguson, before joining the Apostolic Faith mission in September 1907. From 1891 until his death, he lived and worked in a notorious and squalid area of Southern Los Angeles in California.

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  1. ^ "Studd, George Brown (STT878GB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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