Alec Pearce

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Alec Pearce
Personal information
Full name Thomas Alexander Pearce
Born (1910-12-18)18 December 1910
Hong Kong
Died 11 August 1982(1982-08-11) (aged 71)
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1932–1946 Marylebone Cricket Club
1930–1946 Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 55
Runs scored 1,213
Batting average 16.39
100s/50s 1/3
Top score 106
Balls bowled 36
Wickets 1
Bowling average 22.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/22
Catches/stumpings 23/–
Source: CricketArchive, 23 January 2011

Thomas Alexander (Alec) Pearce (18 December 1910 – 11 August 1982) was an English cricketer who played for Kent, Hong Kong and MCC. Pearce was born at Hong Kong, the son of Thomas Ernest Pearce, a Hong Kong businessman[1] who had also played cricket for the colony.[2] He was educated at Charterhouse School and Oxford University.

Pearce made his debut for Kent in August 1930 in a match against Lancashire which was lost, He played one more game for the first team that year and some for the second XI. He played several games in 1931 for both the county and the second XI. He was particularly active in 1932 playing 20 first class games and achieving his highest seasonal batting average. In 1933 he joined his father in Hong Kong and played for the Hong Kong team in several matches over the next four years. He returned to England in 1937 for a season and again played for Kent and for the MCC. He returned to Hong Kong and during World War II was imprisoned by the Japanese at Shanghai.[3] In 1946 he was back in England and played a season for Kent, and then returned to Hong Kong. He also played for MCC vs Cambridge University in 1932, 1937 and 1946. Pearce was a right hand batsman, and played 82 innings in 52 first-class matches. His top score was 106 scored against Northamptonshire in 1946 and his average was 16.39. He was a right-arm off-break bowler but only bowled 6 overs taking 1 for 22.[4] Pearce was also a capable golfer.[5]

Pearce died at Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent at the age of 72.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Waters Hong Kong Hongs with long histories and British connections
  2. ^ T E Pearce at Cricket Archive
  3. ^ S. F. Lam, Julian W. Chang The quest for gold: fifty years of amateur sports in Hong Kong, 1947-1997 Hong Kong University Press, 2006
  4. ^ Alec Pearce at Cricket Archive
  5. ^ Hong Kong Golf Club competitions