Born on 6 February 1882 in Worksop, George Wass was a medium pace leg-break bowler, poor right-hand bat and slip field. He began his professional career with Worksop CC and later appeared for Forest Town and Manton Colliery.

Wass appeared once in First-Class cricket for Notts v MCC at Lord’s in May 1910, when he failed to score in his only innings and had an analysis of 14.3-3-34-3. In that match, one of his team-mates was Topsy Wass - George out-bowled him on the day - but George and his family is not, as far as can be established, related to the cricketing Wass family of Sutton-in-Ashfield.

After he left Notts, George Wass became professional for Liverpool CC for 30 years. Originally he was employed as a colliery surface worker at Steetley and Mansfield Collieries. Whilst playing for Manton Colliery he took the most wickets ever obtained in a season for that club. George Wass died on 15 June 1966 in Liverpool.

His sons Edwin and Eli Wass were also noted local sportsmen in the Liverpool district, the former professional with Liverpool CC; the latter played for Sefton CC and was groundsman at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC. The father of George Wass, Mark Wass, was an all-round cricketer and made a name for himself in Nottinghamshire club cricket.


May 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 301

See George Wass's career stats here