Michael Burgess George Garrett

George Furrer

10 October 1998 (Age 22)
Place of birth:

One for Pop to hone

Young fast-bowler George signed a two-year contract with the Bears in September 2019 after making an immediate impression on the coaching team.

London-born, but raised in Sydney from the age of two, George attended the New South Wales cricket academy before coming to the attention of the Bears. He soon impressed with consistent performances for the 2nd XI, his potent seam-bowling offering testing swing and bounce.

A very interesting “project” for bowling coach Pop Welch to work on!

George settled in at Edgbaston very quickly and is loving life with the Bears. “For such a professional set-up I have been amazed how relaxed people are and how much they enjoy the game,” he said. “I was quite taken aback by how warm and welcoming and kind people are in what can be quite an intense environment.”