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Batting style  Right-handed
1912–1936  Free Foresters
1908–1911  Cambridge University

1907–1946  Norfolk
Name  Michael Falcon
Born  21 July 1888 (1888-07-21) Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died  27 February 1976(1976-02-27) (aged 87) Norwich

Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

Michael Falcon (born 21 July 1888 at Norwich, Norfolk; died 27 February 1976 at Norwich) was a British Conservative Party politician and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1908 to 1936.

Falcon was the son of Michael Falcon of Hotstead House, Norwich and his wife Isabella née Mordy from Workington in Cumberland. He was educated at Harrow School and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. and LL.B. in 1910, and was called to the bar in 1911 at the Inner Temple.

During World War I he was a captain in the Territorial Force from 1915 to 1918.

He was elected at the 1918 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Norfolk, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1923 general election.

He was mainly associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), of which he was a member. He played Minor Counties cricket with Norfolk County Cricket Club from 1906 to 1946, and captained the team from 1912 to 1946. He made 89 appearances in first-class matches.

Personal life

Falcon was married in 1930 to Kathleen Gascoigne, the daughter of Captain G. C. O. Gascoigne. They had five children, Mary, Sybil, Anne, Michael and Rachel.

References

Michael Falcon Wikipedia


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