1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
2. FOOTBALL offers the world clichés; RUGBY produces facial deformity; HOCKEY provides an acceptable outlet for psychotic violence; CRICKET alone breeds myths... More quotes here.

First, Prime Ministers and Cricket


Earl Baldwin of Bewdley: Did he play professionally or was he just an avid watcher?   Clement Attlee, Did he play professionally or was he just an avid watcher?   Harold Macmillan: was his son a well known cricketer, or was it his grandson
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A two part question: Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister in 1963-64 and President of MSS in 1966-67, was, of course, a first-class cricketer:
  • Was a he a slow bowler or a fast bowler
  • Did he tour with the MCC to Australia or South America
  John Major, is President of Herts CC or Surrey CC   OK, this chap had something unique to do with cricket, and with something else as well?  He was keen on Waiting..

Our question: Who is he and what is this unique thing (he's Irish by the way)


Accidents of birth could have determined different careers for some cricketers....so where were they born?

Colin Cowdrey was born in PERSIA or INDIA Ted Dexter was born in FRANCE or ITALY Would Freddy Brown (Eng Cap 1950) have Captained PERU or MONGOLIA 





  • Earl Baldwin of Bewdley was an avid watcher, often bunking off from Parliament
  • Clement Attlee was an avid watcher and had a telegraph machine fitted in the house so he could up to date with the scores
  • Harold Macmillan: was proud of the batting for Sussex of his late grandson, Mark Faber
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home was tried as a fastish bowler by Oxford and Middlesex and was a tourist with MCC to South America.
  • John Major, is President of Surrey
  • Samuel Beckett is the only ever winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature to be featured in Wisden. He once toured England with the Trinity College Dublin Team.
  • Colin Cowdrey was born in INDIA
  • Ted Dexter was born in ITALY 
  • Freddy Brown would have Captained PERU