George McKenzie Kettle was one of three debutants in the 1843 home game against Hampshire. He was not among those advertised to play against Hampshire, but took the place of Abram Bass, another Burton cricketer.

This proved to be his only appearance for Notts; he did though play in 15 First-Class matches between 1838 and 1851, with a top score of 19no for the North in 1841.

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.

Kettle was a useful player, a member of MCC and earlier in 1843 had represented Midland Counties v MCC 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. 

April 2020