Born at Paddington, London in 1904, George Newman was a right-handed middle order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He attended Eton before going on to Oxford University where he attained blues both years in 1926 and 1927. He represented Middlesex 50 times between 1929 and 1936 and he toured with M.C.C. to Canada in 1937. During his career he accumulated 2,742 runs (av. 25.86) with three centuries and a top score of 112. He bagged 17 wickets (av. 39.41) with a best of 3 for 48 and he held 27 catches. A noted athlete, he represented Oxford University in the high jump, the relay race, hurdles and squash achieving a blue in the latter. He was President of Middlesex between 1963 and 1976. He died at Braintree, Essex in 1982.