|Full name||Hallam Newton Egerton Alston|
10 June 1908|
|Died||20 October 1985
|Batting style||Right hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-break|
|Domestic team information|
|Only First-class||26 July 1933 Somerset v Surrey|
|Source: CricketArchive, 20 August 2008|
Alston made one appearance for Somerset during the 1933 season, against Surrey at The Oval. While he scored just two runs in the first innings of the game and four in the second, his bowling figures of 1-6 from seven overs were economical, and his only first-class wicket was that of 50-year-old former Test cricketer Jack Hobbs, though Hobbs had made 117 by the time he was out.
Alston was a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.
In the Second World War, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry. While on service, he played a non-first-class war-time cricket match for the Combined Services cricket team at Hull and took five London Counties wickets for 31 runs with his off-spin.
- Granny Alston at Cricket Archive