George Parr

Died aged c. 65

George Parr (22 May 1826 – 23 June 1891) was an English cricketer whose first-class career lasted from 1844 to 1870. Known popularly as the "Lion of the North", Parr was a right-handed batsman and bowled occasional right-handed underarm deliveries. Throughout his career he played mainly for Nottinghamshire, and was club captain from 1856 to 1870. He also made occasional appearances for other counties and for Marylebone Cricket Club. He was a stalwart of the All-England Eleven and was captain of the first England touring team, which went to North America in 1859. He also captained England's second tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1864, returning home unbeaten. During this trip he travelled with the team from Liverpool to Melbourne on the SS Great Britain. Parr played in 207 first-class matches and had 358 innings, in 30 of which he was not out. Parr is widely considered as the best cricket player in the world in his time. He scored 6,626 runs (average 20.20) at a time when conditions greatly favoured bowlers. His highest score was 130 for Nottinghamshire, against Surrey at The Oval on 14 July 1859; his only century. He made 31 fifties and took 126 catches. He took 29 wickets in his career with a best analysis of 6/42. The Parr Stand which was replaced at Trent Bridge was named in his honour.

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friend of John Wisden

Commemorated on 2 plaques

John Wisden (1826-1884) cricketer and almanack publisher. A cricket ground was created near this spot by John Wisden and his friend and fellow player, George Parr. Many important matches were played here to large crowds. Wisden lived in the town from 1848 to 1852. In 1850 he founded John Wisden & Co. probably selling sporting equipment. They gave up the lease of the ground in 1863. His obituary in his Almanack in the 1885 edition reads: "...A quiet, unassuming and thoroughly upright man. A fast friend and generous employer. Beloved by his intimated and employees and respected by all in whom he came in contact."

Cricketers public house, Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom where they had a cricket ground

George Parr 1826-1891 Nottinghamshire & All England cricketer born and lived at The Manor House.

Radcliffe Manor House, 52 Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, United Kingdom where they was born (1826) and lived