Gerald Seeley

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Gerald Seeley
Personal information
Full nameGerald Henry Seeley
Born(1903-05-09)9 May 1903
Port Blair, Andaman Islands
Died23 July 1941(1941-07-23) (aged 38)
English Channel, off Ostend, German-occupied Belgium
BattingRight-handed
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1921Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 7
Batting average 7.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 7
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 24 June 2008

Gerald Henry Seeley (9 May 1903 – 23 July 1941) was an English cricketer who played a single first-class game, for Worcestershire against Nottinghamshire at Worcester in 1921. Batting at number seven in his only innings, he scored 7 before falling lbw to John Gunn.[1] Although this was his only appearance at such a high level, he did play several times for Marlborough College and in 1921, a fortnight before his Worcestershire appearance, he hit 122 and took 5-59 against Rugby School.[2]

Seeley was born at Port Blair. in the Andaman Islands.

Military service and death[edit]

In the Second World War he became an air gunner in the Royal Air Force, and became a pilot officer. On 23 July 1941, Seeley took off from RAF Manston as the rear air gunner of a Bristol Blenheim bomber. Whilst conducting anti-shipping operations over the English Channel, the Blenheim was shot down off Ostend by a Kriegsmarine flak ship, killing 2 of the 3 on board, Seeley and pilot Phillip Bernard Ashby. Pilot Officer Martin Lowes became a prisoner of war. He is buried in the Oostende New Communal Cemetery.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire in 1921". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Marlborough College v Rugby School in 1921". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Last resting place of Gerald Seeley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Seeley G". losses.internationalbcc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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