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Geoffrey Arthur Edrich was born in Lingwoodmarker, Norfolk on 13 July 1918.He was an Englishmarker cricketer who played 339 first-class matches for Lancashire between 1946 and 1958 as a right-handed batsman.

He captained Lancashire to a win over Leicestershire at Old Trafford in 1956 in which his team did not lose a wicket, the first time this had happened. Leicestershire were bowled out for 108 and 122 and Lancashire (166 for 0 dec and 66 for 0) won by ten wickets. Geoff Edrich was down at No. 3 in the order and didn't get a bat.

Geoff Edrich's three brothers Brian, Eric and Bill and his cousin John Edrich all played first-class cricket.

Sergeant Edrich survived three years captivity in a Japanesemarker prisoner of war camp, during the Second World War including a stint on the infamous Burma Railwaymarker.

He died on 2 January 2004, aged 85.


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