Alec Douglas-Home

Country: England
Born: July 02, 1903, Westminster, London
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Died: October 09, 1995, The Hirsel, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, (aged 92y 99d)

Alec Douglas-Home Bio

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, also known as Alec Home, was a prominent figure in English cricket and politics. Born on July 2, 1903, in London, England, he started his journey as a cricketer at Eton College, where he represented the prestigious Eton XI.

In 1922, Lord Home, then known as Lord Dunglass, showcased exceptional skills in a rain-affected Eton-Harrow match, scoring an impressive 66 runs despite the challenging conditions of a saturated outfield. Additionally, he displayed his versatility by taking four wickets for 37 runs with his medium-paced out-swingers.

Lord Home’s prowess on the cricket field caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, leading him to play ten first-class matches for six different teams. His cricketing ventures included stints with Middlesex, Oxford University, H.D.G. Leveson Gower’s XI, MCC, Free Foresters, and Harlequins. He joined Middlesex in 1924 and 1925, representing them against Oxford University while still an undergraduate at Oxford. The following year, he officially represented Oxford University.

While Lord Home excelled in cricket, his passion for politics eventually took precedence. In 1931, he entered the House of Commons, marking the beginning of his political career. After succeeding to his father’s title, he became the 14th Earl of Home and rose through the ranks to hold various prominent positions, such as foreign secretary.

In a surprising turn of events, Lord Home emerged as a compromise choice for prime minister following Harold Macmillan’s resignation. Despite his political commitments, his love for cricket never waned. Lord Home’s amicable nature, quiet charm, and sagacity earned him great respect and admiration both in cricket and politics.

Lord Home’s contributions went beyond playing the game. He served as the President of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) in 1966 and played an instrumental role behind the scenes whenever the sport faced challenges. From 1977 to 1989, he served as the Governor of I Zingari, furthering his influence in the cricketing world.

Although many believe that Lord Home would not have become a regular county player, his courage, conviction, and ability to adapt to challenging playing conditions made him a better batsman on wet pitches. These qualities were reflected in his political career, where he excelled, especially during difficult and challenging times.

Lord Home’s contributions to cricket and politics were immense, and his distinguished character earned him numerous honors throughout his life. His success in both arenas demonstrates his versatility, determination, and hard work. Whether on the cricket field or in Downing Street, Alec Douglas-Home’s legacy as an esteemed cricketer and statesman will forever be remembered.

Alec Douglas-Home Career Stats

Alec Douglas-Home Batting Stats

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FC 10 15 6 147 37* 16.33 - - 0 0 - - 9 0
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Alec Douglas-Home Bowling Stats

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FC 10 - - 363 12 3/43 - 30.25 - - - 0 0
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