George Woodcock (cricketer)

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George Woodcock
Personal information
Full name George Woodcock
Born (1894-04-21)21 April 1894
Warrington, Lancashire, England
Died 22 February 1968(1968-02-22) (aged 73)
Bruton, Somerset, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
1921 Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 68
Batting average 34.00
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 63
Balls bowled 228
Wickets 4
Bowling average 29.75
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/119
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2015

George Woodcock (21 April 1894 – 22 February 1968) played first-class cricket in one match for Somerset in 1921.[1] He was born at Warrington, then in Lancashire, and died at Bruton, Somerset.

Woodcock was a right-handed lower-order batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. His single first-class cricket appearance was as a member of what was, according to Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, "a very weak Somerset team" in the match against Cambridge University at Cambridge in May 1921.[2] Somerset were beaten by an innings within two days, but Woodcock's own contribution was not insubstantial. In the first innings, he made only five, but his medium pace bowling took four of the seven Cambridge wickets to fall. Then, when Somerset fell to 84 for eight wickets in the second innings, requiring 301 to make Cambridge bat again and with Cuthbert Fairbanks-Smith unable to bat, Woodcock and Edward Baker, a pre-First World War Cambridge cricketer also playing his only match for Somerset, put on 128 for the ninth (and last) wicket, each of them making 63.[3]

Despite this personal success, Woodcock never played first-class cricket again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Woodcock". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  2. ^ "The Universities—Cambridge". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1922 ed.). Wisden. p. 417. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Cambridge University v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 1921-05-21. Retrieved 2010-10-17.