George Wilder (cricketer)

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George Wilder
Personal information
Born (1876-06-09)9 June 1876
Stansted Park, Sussex, England
Died 10 June 1948(1948-06-10) (aged 72)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Domestic team information
Years Team
1909 Hampshire
1905–1906 Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 8
Runs scored 203
Batting average 13.53
100s/50s –/–
Top score 43
Balls bowled 96
Wickets 4
Bowling average 12.75
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/14
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 December 2009

George Wilder (9 June 1876 – 10 June 1948) was an English first-class cricketer who played for Sussex and Hampshire County Cricket Club.

Wilder made his first-class debut for the Sussex in 1905 against the Marylebone Cricket Club. Wilder would play six matches for Sussex, the last of which came against the Essex in 1906.

Wilder represented the England XI against Hambledon in a commemorative first-class match in 1908. In 1909 Wilder played one County Championship match for Hampshire against Derbyshire. It was during his final match that Wilder took his best first-class bowling figures, taking 3/14.

Wilder was still active in his home town of Emsworth in 1906, when he laid a stone in the then under-construction Emsworth Post Office. The inscription on the stone suggests that Wilder was living at Stansted House at the time.

Wilder died a day after his 72nd birthday, on 10 June 1948 at Las Vegas, United States.

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