Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Footballer > U > George Ulyett

Profile of George Ulyett on Famous Like Me

Name: George Ulyett  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 18th June 1851
Place of Birth: Pitsmoor, Sheffield
Profession: Footballer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
English Flag
George Ulyett
England (Eng)
George Ulyett
Batting style Right-hand bat (RHB)
Bowling type Right-arm fast round-arm
Tests First-class
Matches 25 537
Runs scored 949 20,803
Batting average 24.33 23.44
100s/50s 1/7 18/101
Top score 149 199*
Balls bowled 2,627 31,136
Wickets 50 653
Bowling average 20.39 20.14
5 wickets in innings 1 23
10 wickets in match 0 3
Best bowling 7-36 7-30
Catches/stumpings 19/0 368/0

Test debut: 15 March 1877
Last Test: 23 July 1890

George Ulyett (21 October 1851 - 18 June 1898) was an English all-round cricketer, noted particularly for his attacking batting. A well-liked man who kept a pub in his native Sheffield in his later years, he was sometimes known as "Happy Jack".

Born in Pitsmoor, Sheffield, Ulyett joined the local Pitsmoor club at the age of sixteen, and from 1871 to 1873 played as a professional in Bradford. In 1873, he made his Yorkshire debut, at Bramall Lane against Sussex. He remained a valued member of the team for twenty years, passing 1,000 runs on ten occasions and 50 wickets in three. He took his career-best figures of 7-30 against Surrey in 1878, and in 1887 he made his highest score, 199 not out against Derbyshire.

Ulyett played in the first ever Test match, staged at Melbourne in 1876/77, and took 3-35 in the second innings, his first wicket being that of Charles Bannerman. In the second game, also at Melbourne, Ulyett showed his worth as a batsman, making 52 and 63 as England won by four wickets. Thereafter, he was a regular pick for England, his batting and bowling backed up by some fine displays of fielding.

He played 25 Tests in total - much the longest career of any England cricketer to have played in that inaugural Test - and several times changed the course of a match, including at Lord's in 1884, when in the second innings he returned an analysis of 39.1-23-36-7 to reduce the Australia from 60/1 to 145 all out and force a remarkable innings victory. Earlier, in 1881/82, he had made his only Test century, hitting 149 at Melbourne in a drawn match.

The end of Ulyett's international career came in somewhat controversial fashion. At Lord's in 1890 he had made 74 out of 173 to shore up England's first innings after they had slumped to 20/4, putting on 72 with Maurice Read. However, he did not appear at The Oval three weeks later because the authorities at Yorkshire refused to release him from county duty, requiring him instead to play against Middlesex at Bradford. (He made 11 and did not bowl a ball.)

He played on for Yorkshire for a few more years, but bowled increasingly little and did not take a wicket after 1891. The last of his 18 hundreds came against Middlesex in 1892, and he bade a quiet farewell from the first-class game in scoring just nine at Bramall Lane in August 1893. After retirement, his health began to fail and five years later he died in Pitsmoor, aged just 46, of pneumonia contracted while attending a Yorkshire match. His popularity was shown by the turnout of 4,000 for his funeral.

Outside cricket, Ulyett played football in the 1882-83 and 1883-84 seasons as goalkeeper for Sheffield Wednesday.

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article George Ulyett