|Place Of Birth||Tynemouth|
George Avery Young was an English-born sportsman who played International rugby union for Wales and cricket for Glamorgan. Although born in Tynemouth in the North of England, he moved to Wales.
His first major club was Cardiff and whilst playing for them he was chosen to represent Wales in the country's opening game of the 1886 Home Nations championship, against England. Young was one of five Cardiff representing Wales on that day. His second and final cap came in the next game of the 1886 championship, this time against Scotland.
During 1886/87 season, Young was given the captaincy of Cardiff, which he held for two seasons. He played for Cardiff 87 times in his time at the club.
George Avery Young passed away in Penarth.
Above picture of George Young is copyright of Glamorgan Cricket Archive and used with permission.
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