Guy Sparrow (cricketer)

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Guy Sparrow
Personal information
Full name Guy Ratcliff Sparrow
Born (1877-07-02)2 July 1877
Aston, Warwickshire, England
Died 4 January 1958(1958-01-04) (aged 80)
Burton-on-Trent, England
Batting Right-handed batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1905 Derbyshire
First-class debut 19 June 1905 Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Last First-class 22 June 1905 Derbyshire v Surrey
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 75
Batting average 18.75
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 64
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/-
Source: [1], July 2012

Guy Ratcliff Sparrow (2 July 1877 – 4 January 1958) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire during the 1905 season.

Sparrow was born in Aston, Warwickshire, the son of Walter Sparrow and his wife Emma Gertrude Ratcliff.[1] His father was assistant surgeon to the 9th Warwickshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.[2] Sparrow took part in the Second Boer War as a Private in the 8th Coy, 4th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry.[3]

Sparrow made two County Championship appearances for Derbyshire during the 1905 season. In his debut match in June against Northamptonshire he scored 67 in the first innings, and was off the mark with a few runs in his three remaining innings. Sparrow was a right-handed batsman and played 4 innings in 2 first class matches with an average of 18.75 and a top score of 64.[4]

Sparrow died in Burton-on-Trent at the age of 80.

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