Alan Dowding

Alan Lorimer Dowding is a former Australian first-class cricketer who played with Oxford University, the Marylebone Cricket Club, the Commonwealth XI and Free Foresters. Dowding gave up a promising Australian rules football career when was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and moved to England. An South Australian representative at the 1948 Perth Amateur Carnival, Dowding was also league footballer with Sturt. He studied at Balliol College while at Oxford University and had previously attended St Peter's College and Adelaide University back home. From 1951 to 1953, Dowding was a regular fixture in the Oxford University cricket team, usually as a number five batsman but also batting in the ... more on Wikipedia

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