Full name Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Born May 22, 1859, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Died July 7, 1930, Crowborough, Sussex (aged 71 years 46 days)
Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Education Stonyhurst; Edinburgh University
|First-class span||1900 - 1907|
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD (Edin), the well-known author, born at Edinburgh on May 22, 1859, died at Crowborough, Sussex, on July 7, aged 71. Although never a famous cricketer, he could hit hard and bowl slows with a puzzling flight. For MCC v Cambridgeshire at Lord's, in 1899, he took seven wickets for 61 runs, and on the same ground two years later carried out his bat for 32 against Leicestershire, who had Woodcock, Geeson and King to bowl for them. In the Times of October 27, 1915, he was the author of an article on The Greatest of Cricketers - An Appreciation of Dr Grace. (It is said that Shacklock, the former Nottinghamshire player, inspired him with the Christian name of his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, and that of the latter's brother Mycroft was suggested by the Derbyshire cricketers.
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