About Edward George Northway
Edward George Northway, born in Sri Lanka on 30 October 1901 and died at Marylebone, London on 4 August 1966, played first-class cricket for Somerset and for the Royal Air Force.
Northway played five County Championship matches for Somerset in 1925 and three in 1926 as a right-handed middle-order batsman. In only one game, his second, did he make any major impact. Playing against Worcestershire at Worcester, Northway joined Jack White with Somerset 43 for four wickets. He added 104 with White, "adopting stern defensive measures", according to Wisden, then stayed through to the end of the innings at 224, remaining unbeaten on 55. The total was enough for Somerset to win the match with an innings to spare.
In 1927 and 1928, Northway appeared for the Royal Air Force in first-class matches against other branches of the services. In the 1928 match with the Royal Navy at The Oval, opening the first innings, he made 83, which was his highest score in first-class cricket. As late as 1936, he was appearing for the RAF in non-first-class games.
Northway's younger brother, Reggie, also played for Somerset and for Northamptonshire and was killed in a road accident on the way back from a Northamptonshire match in 1936
Group Captain Edward Northway CBE OBE GBE's Timeline
October 30, 1901
January 8, 1949
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Group Captain Edward Northway OBE MBE, who has received the G.B.E may be regarded practically as a Bathonian. He received his early education at the Convent School, Pulteney Road and made his home in Bath while he remained in England.
He is also a cousin of Major Arthur Dent-Young, of "Southside," Perrymead, Combe Down
August 4, 1966
Greater London, UK
Name: Edward George Northway
NORTHWAY Edward George C.B.E of 21 Ennerdale Road Kew Surrey died 4 August 1966 at Beaumont House Beaumont Street London ... Probate to .. Jane Gilman Northway Widow £7480