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Hirst, George Herbertlocked

(1871–1954)
  • M. M. Reese
  • , revised by Gerald M. D. Howat

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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 ...

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