Arthur Conan Doyle      

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

Also known as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Education Stonyhurst; Edinburgh University

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 18 6 231 43 19.25 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 10 85 50 1 1/4 50.00 3.52 85.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1900 - 1907

Wisden obituary
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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