Granny Alston

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Granny Alston
Personal information
Full name Hallam Newton Egerton Alston
Born (1908-06-10)10 June 1908
Cheltenham, England
Died 20 October 1985(1985-10-20) (aged 77)
Gloucester, England
Batting style Right hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1933 Somerset
Only First-class 26 July 1933 Somerset v Surrey
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 6
Batting average 3
100s/50s –/–
Top score 4
Balls bowled 42
Wickets 1
Bowling average 6.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/6
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 August 2008

Hallam Newton Egerton "Granny" Alston, born at Cheltenham on 10 June 1908 and died at Gloucester on 20 October 1985, was an English cricketer who played one first-class cricket match for Somerset.

Alston made one appearance for Somerset during the 1933 season, against Surrey at The Oval. While he scored just two runs in the first innings of the game and four in the second, his bowling figures of 1-6 from seven overs were economical, and his only first-class wicket was that of 50-year-old former Test cricketer Jack Hobbs, though Hobbs had made 117 by the time he was out.[1]

Alston was a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.

In the Second World War, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry.[2] While on service, he played a non-first-class war-time cricket match for the Combined Services cricket team at Hull and took five London Counties wickets for 31 runs with his off-spin.[3]

External links


  1. "Surrey v Somerset". 1933-07-26. Retrieved 2008-12-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 35216. p. 3983. 1941-07-11.
  3. "Combined Services v London Counties". 1943-06-13. Retrieved 2011-03-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>