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Gerald 'Gerry' Charles Hardstaff (4 February 1940 – 28 March 2015) was an English cricketer. Hardstaff was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Crewe, Cheshire.

Gerry Hardstaff
Personal information
Full nameGerald Charles Hardstaff
Born4 February 1940
Crewe, Cheshire, England
Died28 March 2015(2015-03-28) (aged 75)
Winsford, Cheshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1972Minor Counties North
1960–1978Cheshire
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 6
Runs scored 64
Batting average 10.66
100s/50s –/–
Top score 45
Balls bowled 304
Wickets 9
Bowling average 19.44
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/31
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 April 2011

Hardstaff made his debut for Cheshire in the 1960 Minor Counties Championship against the Warwickshire Second XI. Fisher played Minor counties cricket for Cheshire from 1960 to 1978, including 89 Minor Counties Championship matches[1] In 1964, he made his List A debut against Surrey in the 1964 Gillette Cup. He played three further List A matches for Cheshire, the last of which came against Northamptonshire in the 1968 Gillette Cup.[2] In his four List A matches for Cheshire, he scored 45 runs at a batting average of 11.25, with a high score of 45.[3] With the ball he took 5 wickets at a bowling average of 24.40, with best figures of 4/31.[4]

Hardstaff also played two List A matches for Minor Counties North in the 1972 Benson & Hedges Cup against Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.[2] In his two matches for the team he scored 19 runs[3] and took 4 wickets at an average of 13.25, with best figures of 3/39.[4]

He died on 28 March 2015 at St Luke's Hospice in Winsford, Cheshire, following a battle with cancer.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Gerry Hardstaff". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Gerry Hardstaff". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Gerry Hardstaff". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b "List A Bowling For Each Team by Gerry Hardstaff". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Cricket: Tributes paid to former Cheshire all-rounder Gerry Hardstaff". Stoke Sentinel. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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