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Alastair McCorquodale      

Full name Alastair McCorquodale

Born December 5, 1925, Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Died February 27, 2009, Little Ponton, Grantham (aged 83 years 84 days)

Major teams Free Foresters, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Harrow School

Relation Uncle - GJ Edwards

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 6 2 34 21 8.50 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 678 399 4 2/62 99.75 3.53 169.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1951
Profile

Alastair McCorquodale was best known for his feats as an athlete - he came fourth in the 1948 London Olympics, finishing with the same time as the two runners in second and third but denied a medal by the on-the-line photo. He was also a member of the 4x100 relay team who finished second behind the USA, and ran in the 200m.

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Jul 31, 1948

The photo finish for the 1948 London Olympics 100-metres men's final in which Alastair McCorquodale (third from bottom) came fourth, London,. July 31, 1948

The photo finish for the 1948 London Olympics 100-metres men's final in which Alastair McCorquodale (third from bottom) came fourth

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 & 143/2 (52 ov) Durham 205
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 & 173/4 (64.4 ov) Somerset 474/8d
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 & 32/0 (11.3 ov) Derbyshire 574/9d
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 419/5 (111 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 & 81/2 (28.3 ov) Warwickshire 311
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 & 57/0 (18.2 ov) Pakistan A 357
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 334 Gloucs 69/0 (27.2 ov)
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