The death of George Gaukrodger

December 31, 1937
The death has occurred at Low Moor, Bradford, Yorkshire of Mr. George Gaukrodger, a former Irish football international player and county cricketer. He was aged 59.

Son of Mr. G.H. Gaukrodger, who was manager of the old Fleetwood steamers, Mr. Gaukrodger was a well-known football in the nineties. He was centre forward of the Linfield team which defeated Bohemians by 10 goals to 1 in the final of the Irish Cup in 1895, and was capped for Ireland against Wales.

As a cricketer he played for Ulster C.C. He was a skillful wicket-keeper and batsman, and in 1900 qualified for Worcester. He played as wicket-keeper for the county for several seasons. He afterwards played in the Bradford League, and two season ago was appointed an umpire.

Mr. Gaukrodger is survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters. His brothers, Mr. Harry Gaukrodger (Belfast) and Mr. Jack Gaukrodger (Liverpool) are well known in sporting circles.
(Source: Northern Whig: January 8, 1938)


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