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George Thorpe

George Thorpe, aged 45, was a second publican in the eleven.

‘Honest’ George Thorpe kept the Eagle Tavern in Garners Hill. Surprisingly, Thorpe did not appear in a Nottingham match until 1815; his principal role being that of long-stop, a vital fielding position in the days of fast underarm bowling and wicketkeepers without gloves or pads.

The 1826 game was his last appearance for the town. He died in May 1847.

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