George Underdown

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George Underdown
Personal information
Born (1859-05-12)12 May 1859
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Died 29 May 1895(1895-05-29) (aged 36)
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1881–1885 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 10
Runs scored 231
Batting average 12.83
100s/50s –/1
Top score 63
Balls bowled 124
Wickets 1
Bowling average 80.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/15
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 December 2009

George Underdown (12 May 1859 – 29 May 1895) was an English cricketer. He made his first-class debut playing for the United XI against the touring Australians at Priory Park Ground in Chichester, Sussex. The United XI featured the great W.G. Grace.

Thereafter Underdown represented Hampshire in nine first-class matches from 1883 until 1885, the year which was to be the clubs final season with first-class status until the 1895 County Championship. Underdown's highest score of 63 came against the Somerset during a county match in 1882. Underdown took his only wicket in first-class cricket in 1885 against the Marylebone Cricket Club. His final appearance for Hampshire came at the end of the 1885 season against Derbyshire.

Underdown died in Petersfield, Hampshire on 29 May 1895 at the young age of 36.

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