George Tarrant

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For the American politician, see George Tarrant Sr.

George Frederick Tarrant (born 7 December 1838 at Cambridge; died 2 July 1870 at Cambridge) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1860 to 1869. Mainly associated with Cambridge Town Club (aka Cambridgeshire), he made 71 known appearances in first-class matches.[1]

Tarrant was a right arm fast bowler (RF) who was for a time rated the second fastest bowler in England after John Jackson. He bowled roundarm around the wicket from a "long, lively run-up".[2]

Tarrant took 421 wickets at 11.89 with a best analysis of 10/40. He took five wickets in an innings 41 times and ten wickets in a match 16 times.


  1. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 11 November 2008.
  2. ^ Frith, p.46.

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Further reading[edit]

  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970