DEATH OF MR. GEORGE MOORE.
CRICKETER OF THE OLD DAYS.
WEST MAITLAND, Friday.
Mr. George Moore, who was at one time
well known in the Australian cricketing world, died to-day at his residence, Ampthill Villa, Horseshoe Bond, at the advanced age of 97. Deceased was a native of Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England, and came to the State in 1852, settling down in Maitland, where he established a confectionery manufacturing business, which he carried on for 33 years. He retired over 30 years ago.
From an early age he was an enthusiastic cricketer. He played In the New South Wales Twenty-two against Stephenson's English Eleven, when the former won by 12 wickets. In this match the veteran stored 22 runs and took four wickets. In a second match against the Englishmen he made 40 runs, and took seven wickets. He played against Geo. Parr's English Eleven in 1863 and 1864, and against W. G. Grace's Eleven in 1873 and 1874. In 1872 he was presented with a silver-mounted ball and oakstand in Melbourne as a memento of his brilliant bowling, and in 1873 received a marble and bronze clock presented on the old Albert Ground in Sydney.
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