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George McKenzie Kettle

George McKenzie Kettle is the third debutant of the home Hants game. He is not as complicated as Maltby.

He was born in Overseal in 1810 and was mainly connected with the Burton-on-Trent Club, his name first appearing for that town in 1831. He wasn’t among those advertised to play against Hampshire, but took the place of Abram Bass, another Burton cricketer.

Kettle was a very useful player, a member of M.C.C. and earlier in 1843 represented Midland Counties v M.C.C. at Lord’s. He died at Dallicotte House a large residence outside Bridgnorth in Shropshire in 1887, being described on his death certificate, under ‘Occupation’ simply as a gentleman.

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