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Full name  Alexander Gordon Cowie
1910–1911  Cambridge University
1910  Hampshire

Bowling style  Right-arm fast
Batting style  Right-handed
Name  Alexander Cowie
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Born  27 February 1889 (1889-02-27) Lymington, Hampshire, England
Died  7 April 1916(1916-04-07) (aged 27) Amarah, Mesopotamia

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Alexander Gordon Cowie (27 February 1889 – 7 April 1916) was an English cricketer. Cowie was a right-handed batsman who was a right-arm fast bowler.

Cowie was educated at Charterhouse School and Caius College, Cambridge. He made his first-class debut for Cambridge University in 1910 against Surrey and was awarded his blue. Cowie made nine first-class appearances for Cambridge University spread over the 1910 and 1911 seasons, with his final first-class match for the University coming against Sussex. Cowie took 43 wickets at an average of 23.25, with best figures of 6-87. At the end of the 1911 season Cowie failed to retain his Cambridge Blue.

Cowie represented a combined Oxford and Cambridge team against a combined Army and Navy side.

In 1910 Cowie also represented Hampshire in the County Championship, where he made his debut against Derbyshire. Cowie played only one more match for the county, against Lancashire in August 1910.

In 1913 Cowie represented the Army in a first-class match against the Royal Navy. Cowie followed that up with his final first-class appearance in 1914 for the Army against Cambridge University.

With the onset of the First World War Cowie was commissioned in the British Army. He became a Captain in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was wounded in 1915, but returned to active duty. He died on 7 April 1916 after being fatally wounded while serving in Mesopotamia.


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