George Webb (cricketer, born 1857)

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George William Webb (23 October 1857 — 26 December 1931) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who played for Kent. He was born in Barham and died in Stoke-by-Nayland.

Webb made a single first-class appearance in 1880 against Sussex. In the only innings in which he batted, he finished 5 not out, from the tailend. Webb took three catches from the outfield. In spite of a century from Sussex's Arthur Trevor, Kent finished comfortable winners of the match. A dozen years later, he played a second first-class match against Somerset, taking a catch and a wicket, but failing to score in either innings. He later became a first-class umpire and stood in three Test matches during the Triangular Tournament in 1912.

Webb's brother, Arthur Webb, almost eleven years his junior, was a frequent player for Hampshire, from their admittance in the County Championship in 1895, to 1904.

Webb's brother Frederic (baptised Frederick Edward) was a well known jockey, winning the Derby on Doncaster in 1873 after the original jockey engaged was found to be drunk before the race. He won many other significant races before retiring. Frederic later had a distinguished career as a trainer.

George Webb ran a sports store in Tonbridge following his retirement.

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