Alexander Anstruther

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Alexander Anstruther
Personal information
Full name Alexander William Anstruther
Born (1846-10-03)3 October 1846
Madras, India
Died 18 October 1902(1902-10-18) (aged 56)
Fife, Scotland
Batting style Right hand batsman
Bowling style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1873 – 1887 MCC
1875 – 1878 Sussex
First-class debut 31 July 1873 MCC v Surrey Club
Last First-class 16 May 1887 MCC v Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 14
Runs scored 281
Batting average 11.70
100s/50s -/-
Top score 43
Balls bowled 40
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 August 2008

Alexander William Anstruther (3 October 1846 – 18 October 1902) was an Indian-born English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman who played first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club and Sussex. He was born in Rajahmundry and died in Wormit.

Anstruther made his debut in the 1873 season, playing for the MCC, though it wasn't until almost exactly a year later he made his next first-class appearance. Anstruther made six appearances for the MCC in total, before moving to play with Sussex.

Anstruther made his first appearance for Sussex in 1878, playing as captain and making the highest score of his debut Sussex innings. However, his team lost the match by an innings margin. He played four further games for the team that season, though his Sussex team failed to win a single one.

Following this, Anstruther played in just two first-class matches, both for the MCC, the first in 1880, and the final one seven years later.

Anstruther's nephew, Robert Anstruther, played one first-class match in the 1910-11 season.

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