George Harris has the rather unwanted claim to fame of having failed to score a run in his only appearance in first-class cricket for Glamorgan.
He was the younger brother of Charlie Harris, the famous Nottinghamshire batsman, with George’s sole appearance for Glamorgan coming against Surrey in 1932 when he was bowled by Freddie Brown for nought.
George had been on the Trent Bridge groundstaff during the 1920s, mixing games for Nottinghamshire 2nd XI with playing football as a goal-keeper, initially for Netherfield Rovers before joining Mansfield Town, for whom he made five League appearances during 1925/1926. He then played for various teams in Northern Ireland before joining Swansea Town as their reserve goalkeeper.
His move to South Wales resulted in George playing cricket for both Briton Ferry Town and Swansea, and some decent scores in League matches led to his late call-up for the Championship match against Surrey in 1932 when Glamorgan found themselves short of a batsman on the eve of the game.
HARRIS, George Joseph
Born – Underwood, Notts, 22nd January 1904.
Died – Swansea, 28th December 1998.