Graham Doggart

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Alexander Graham Doggart, JP (2 June 1897 - 7 June 1963) was an English administrator, cricketer, footballer and magistrate.

Doggart was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. He was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and Cambridge. He saw active service in the army during the First World War, before going to university.

He played cricket as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium fast bowler for Cambridge University (1919–1922) (where he was awarded a "Blue" in 1921 and 1922), Durham in 1924 and Middlesex in 1925.

He was a useful footballer as an inside-forward. He appeared in the Cambridge football XI in 1920 and 1921, gained a full international cap for England, Captaining the team versus Belgium in 1924 and took part in four Amateur Internationals. He was a leading forward for the Corinthians, scoring the goal by which they defeated Blackburn Rovers in Round 1 of the FA Cup in January 1924.[1] He also represented Bishop Auckland F.C. and the Casuals F.C..

He was a committee member of Sussex CCC and of the full M.C.C. Committee. He was also a successful football administrator and served as the Chairman of the F.A. from 1961 to 1963. He died suddenly while chairing the annual meeting of the Football Association at Lancaster Gate, Bayswater. He was 66.

His brother Jimmy Doggart became a distinguished ear, nose and throat surgeon and his eldest son Hubert Doggart became a successful cricketer, administrator and schoolmaster.

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  1. ^ http://www.freewebs.com/captainbeecher/1924corinthians.htm Corinthians vs Blackburn Rovers match report

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