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Buns Cartwright
Born (1889-04-23)23 April 1889
Westminster, London, England
Died 4 August 1976(1976-08-04) (aged 87)
Westminster, London, England

Lt.-Col. George Hamilton Grahame Montagu "Buns" Cartwright (23 April 1889 – 4 August 1976) was an English first-class cricketer and soldier.

"Buns" Cartwright, as he was usually known,[1] was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He played for Oxford University in 1909 and 1910 but did not win a Blue.[1]

In the First World War he served in France as a lieutenant-colonel in the Coldstream Guards and was mentioned in despatches.[2] After the war he was for a time Patronage Secretary to Lord Birkenhead, when Birkenhead was Lord Chancellor. The duties of the position included assessing young clergymen for their suitability as curates.[3]

Cartwright played a few first-class matches for Free Foresters and Marylebone Cricket Club between the end of the war and 1928.[2] He was Secretary of the Eton Ramblers, the cricket club for Old Etonians, from 1919 to 1955, and President of the club from 1955 until his death in 1976.[1] He was also President of The Cricketer for many years.[2]

He remained a bachelor all his life, but according to E. W. Swanton was "far from unappreciative of female company". In another understatement Swanton noted that Cartwright "was seldom known to withhold any remark that came into his mind".[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wisden 1977, p. 1037.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "An Eton Rambler", "Lt. Col. G. H. G. M. Cartwright", The Cricketer, October 1976, p. 30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 E.W. Swanton, Follow On, Collins, London, 1977, pp. 116–19.

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