Graham Doggart      

Full name Alexander Graham Doggart

Born June 2, 1897, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

Died June 7, 1963, Bayswater, London (aged 66 years 5 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Bishop's Stortford College; Cambridge University

Relation Brother - JH Doggart, Son - GHG Doggart, Son - AP Doggart, Grandson - SJG Doggart

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 69 9 1716 116 28.60 2 6 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 46 4892 2582 85 5/58 30.37 3.16 57.5 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1919 - 1930

Alexander Graham Doggart, chairman of the Football Association, a `double' Blue for Cambridge at soccer and cricket and a former MCC Committee member, who had played county cricket as an amateur with Durham and Middlesex, collapsed and died shortly after the start of the annual meeting of the Football Association in London on June 7. He was 66. He was a great games player and a great sportsman. Doggart was the star of the Corinthians' attack in the last and greatest spell of the famous amateur soccer club. He also won a full cap against Belgium in 1924. He was the highest scorer in the club's history, netting 160 goals in 170 games. Graham Doggart had also been a very good cricketer - and had served on the committee of MCC. In two Varsity match appearances he scored 45 and 71, and in his first-class career between 1919 and 1930 scored 1,790 runs and took 88 wickets. He was better known as batsman than bowler. In both Varsity matches in which he played (1921-22) Cambridge won by an innings. For several years after the war he was a member of the full MCC Committee and succeeded to the FA Chairmanship in 1961 on the death of Arthur Drewry. Distinguished as player and then legislator, he was both the figurehead and friend of football and footballers, and will not only be missed in every sphere of the game, but - a mark of his stature - will be hard to replace. He was conspicuous for his patience in a game full of conflicting forces and opinions, and it was ironical that one of retiring disposition should in his last years rarely be far from publicity. His devotion to the game was mirrored in the circumstances of his death. Since a heart attack 12 years ago he had had to modify the extent of his activities' and in recent months had been far from well.Among the many tributes paid was one from Mr SC Griffith, secretary of MCC, who played club cricket with Mr. Doggart. He said: `This is a heavy blow to me, for he was a personal friend for many years. With his death we have lost not only a great cricketer, but a splendid committee man and administrator whose services meant more to us at Lord's than I can say.'His wife, who survives him, was his constant companion and great strength in football affairs in recent years. Their son, Hubert, gained Blues at five sports at Cambridge and played cricket for Sussex and England.
The Cricketer, July 1963

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May 3, 1922

The Cambridge side of 1922. Back: AG Doggart, MD Lyon, CAF Fiddian Green, JL Bryan. Middle: CS Marriott, H Ashton, G Ashton, GCH Gibson, APF Chapman. Front: ET Ashton, RG Evans,

The Cambridge side of 1922

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