Alexander Cowie      

Full name Alexander Gordon Cowie

Born February 27, 1889, Yeatton House, Hordle, Lymington, Hampshire

Died April 7, 1916, Amara, Mesopotamia (aged 27 years 40 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 14 20 6 98 28 7.00 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 14 1979 1395 58 6/87 24.05 4.22 34.1 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1910 - 1913
Profile

Born at Lymington on February 27, 1889. When serving as a Captain in the Seaforth Highlanders, he died of wounds at Amara, Mesopotamia, on April 7, 1916, aged 27. A fast, erratic, right-handed bowler, he played a few times for Charterhouse in 1907 and gained his blue at Cambridge as a Freshman in 1910. In the match against Oxford he took 4 for 67, causing a sensation in his first over by bowling a couple of wides and dismissing A.J. Evans and R. Sale. That year he was the most successful Cambridge bowler with 35 wickets at 20.51, and he played twice for Hampshire later in the 1910 season, taking 9 wickets at 29.00 with a best of 5 for 94, but in 1911 he failed to retain his blue. In 1913 he played at Lord's for the Army v Royal Navy.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire won by an innings and 47 runs
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Middlesex won by 9 wickets
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Match drawn
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d Lancashire 308 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 414)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 366 Worcs 283 & 13/0 (5 ov, target 324)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 160/1 (37 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 440/6 (89.4 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 1
Gloucs 154/5 Surrey 82/3 (11.3/20 ov)
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