WW1 Project George Benjamin STREET <BACK
Warnham Address The Gables, Friday St.
Date & Place of Birth 6th Dec 1889, Moores Farm, Charlwood
Occupation Carpenter
Regiment(s) 6th (Cyclist) Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment
Regimental No(s)
Service Record Mesopotamia and India (regiment and record taken from Portslade History site)
Died 24th Apr 1924
Source(s) Parish Magazine, Wikipedia.org, espncricinfo.com, 1911 census, Parish register

Baptized Warnham 23rd Feb 1890
Married Dorothy Emily Yates in Warnham 17th Dec 1913
Buried Warnham 30th Apr 1924

Cannot find any official service record

'STREET, GEORGE BENJAMIN, the well-known Sussex wicket-keeper, was killed at Portslade on April 24. He was riding a motor-cycle and, in endeavouring to avoid a lorry at a cross-roads, crashed into a wall and died immediately. Born at Charlwood, in Surrey, on December 6, 1889, he was in his thirty-fifth year at the time of his death. He made his first appearance for Sussex in 1909, but did not assist the team regularly until 1912, when he became Butt's successor. He had fairly established his reputation when the War came and put a stop to cricket for four years. He might not have gone much further ahead in the cricket world, but he was at his best in his last season ( 1923) and could safely have reckoned on many more years of play. He joined the M.C.C.'s England team in South Africa in the winter of 1922-23, being cabled for when a broken finger disabled Livsey. He played in the third of the five Test matches, but was left out of the remaining two, Brown being given the preference. In the game with 15 of the Orange Free State he caught four men and stumped three. As a batsman for the side, Street turned a few opportunities to good account. He was often a useful run-getter for Sussex, and, in 1921, he hit up a score of 109 against Essex at Colchester. In first-class cricket in England he caught 304 men and stumped 115 total 419, thus: Year Ct. St. Total. 1909 5 0 5 1910 3 1 4 1911 3 1 4 1912 23 16 39 1913 32 10 42 1914 58 15 73 1920 25 13 38 1921 30 8 38 1922 54 25 79 1923 71 26 97 Total 304 115 419

Warnham Warbler Article by Sue Overton
George Street was born in Charlwood in 1889. In the 1911 Census he is recorded as living with his parents and younger sister in Friday Street, Warnham and working as a carpenter. But he was at the same time playing cricket for the village and the County. He had made his first class debut against Cambridge University in 1909 and played five more university matches in three seasons before taking part in his first County Championship against Somerset in 1912 and from that date was the regular wicket keeper for Sussex. He appeared once for the MCC in South Africa in 1923. His career, like many others, was interrupted in 1914 when he joined up. He was posted to India where he played both cricket and football.After the war he resumed his career and was a useful run-getter for the County while his tally of catches and stumpings gradually increased over the next few years. He had his best year in 1923 and then, at the age of 34 was tragically killed in a motor cycle accident at Portslade on his way home from a match, leaving a widow and small son.