Hirst, George Herbert
- M. M. Reese
- , revised by Gerald M. D. Howat
Hirst, George Herbert (1871–1954), cricketer, was born at Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, on 7 September 1871, the son of Mary Elizabeth Woolhouse. He left school at ten and worked first as a hand-loom weaver and then at a neighbouring dye works. By the time he was fifteen he was in the village eleven, winning prizes both for batting and bowling offered by a local newspaper. Subsequently he played for stronger clubs such as ...