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Full name Alister MacLeod
Born November 12, 1894, Kensington, London
Died April 24, 1982, Broomfield, Essex (aged 87 years 163 days)
Major teams Hampshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
MacLEOD, ALASTAIR, who died at Broomfield, near Colchester, on April 24, 1982, aged 87, made twelve appearances for Hampshire between 1914 and 1938. Four years in the Felsted XI, he came into the county side the month after leaving and crowned several useful scores with a fine innings of 87 in two hours against Essex at Bournemouth. He played a couple of matches in 1920 and made 48, top score, against Sussex at Brighton and, had he been able to play more frequently, would probably have been valuable. However, his next appearance was not till 1935 and a few matches in 1938 concluded his first-class career. A fine driver, he made altogether 271 runs with an average of 15.05. From 1936 to 1939 he was cecretary of Hampshire County Cricket Club.
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