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Born November 6, 1876, Peckham, London
Died December 2, 1953, West Dulwich, London (aged 77 years 26 days)
Major teams England, Leicestershire, London County, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Ernest George Hayes, who died at his home at Norwood on December 2--the date of the Surrey dinner to celebrate the winning of the County Championship at which he was to have been an honoured guest--aged 77, was among the finest batsmen of his day.