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Alastair McCorquodale
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Alastair McCorquodale

England

Full Name

Alastair McCorquodale

Born

December 05, 1925, Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Died

February 27, 2009, Little Ponton, Grantham, (aged 83y 84d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Height

6ft

Education

Harrow School

relations

(uncle)

TEAMS

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.

Despite his success, he never ran seriously after that summer - his approach was somewhat unorthodox and he was said to stub out his cigarette trackside before a race - and his main sport was cricket. At Harrow he had played in the 1st XI in 1943 and 1944 as a fast bowler and lower-order batsman, and after quitting athletics he played a high standard of club cricket. In 1951 he turned out three times for Middlesex, and at the end of the season was part of a high-profile MCC tour of Canada.

He joined the family printing firm of McCorquodale and Co, eventually becoming chairman. He was also on the boards of British Sugar and Guardian Royal Exchange.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC56234218.500010
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveSR5w10w
FC567839942/6299.75169.5000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1948 - 1951

Photos


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