First, Prime Ministers and Cricket
|Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: Did he play professionally or was he just an avid watcher?||Clement Attlee, Did he play professionally or was he just an avid watcher?||Harold Macmillan: was his son a well known cricketer, or was it his grandson|
two part question: Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister
in 1963-64 and President of MSS in 1966-67, was, of course,
a first-class cricketer:
||John Major, is President of Herts CC or Surrey CC||OK,
this chap had something unique to do
with cricket, and with something else as well? He
was keen on Waiting..
Our question: Who is he and what is this unique thing (he's Irish by the way)
Accidents of birth could have determined different careers for some cricketers....so where were they born?
|Colin Cowdrey was born in PERSIA or INDIA||Ted Dexter was born in FRANCE or ITALY||Would Freddy Brown (Eng Cap 1950) have Captained PERU or MONGOLIA|
- Earl Baldwin of Bewdley was an avid watcher, often bunking off from Parliament
- Clement Attlee was an avid watcher and had a telegraph machine fitted in the house so he could up to date with the scores
- Harold Macmillan: was proud of the batting for Sussex of his late grandson, Mark Faber
- Sir Alec Douglas-Home was tried as a fastish bowler by Oxford and Middlesex and was a tourist with MCC to South America.
- John Major, is President of Surrey
- Samuel Beckett is the only ever winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature to be featured in Wisden. He once toured England with the Trinity College Dublin Team.
- Colin Cowdrey was born in INDIA
- Ted Dexter was born in ITALY
- Freddy Brown would have Captained PERU