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Full name Herbert John Hampden Alpass
Born August 7, 1906, Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Died March 16, 1999, Southmead, Bristol (aged 92 years 221 days)
Major teams Gloucestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1926 - 1928|
Alpass, Herbert John Hampden, died on March 16, 1999, aged 92. Hampden Alpass had an exceptional record as a left-arm spinner at Clifton College and went on to play seven matches for Gloucestershire in the late 1920s with less obvious success. He remained a useful village cricketer and a friend of Walter Hammond. Alpass became a solicitor and chairman of Bristol Rovers FC.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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