Alan Duncan (cricketer)

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Alan Duncan
Personal information
Full name Alan Alexander Duncan
Born (1980-03-09) 9 March 1980 (age 37)
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Height 3 ft 4 in (1.02 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-scotch
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2006 Buckinghamshire
2000 Huntingdonshire
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 3
Runs scored 28
Batting average 28.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 28
Balls bowled 30
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 January 2011

Alan Alexander Duncan (born 9 March 1980) is a Scottish cricketer. Duncan is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-scotch. He was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Duncan played 3 Youth One Day Internationals for Scotland Under-19's in the 1998 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[1] In 2000, he made his debut in List A cricket for Scotland in the 2000 ICC Emerging Nations tournament, in which he played 2 games against Ireland and Denmark. These remain his only appearances for the senior Scottish team.[2]

Following this he played a single MCCA Knockout Trophy match for Huntingdonshire in June 2000. This followed a brief spell playing for the Durham Second XI, with spells with the Northamptonshire Second XI and Nottinghamshire Second XI in 2000 and 2001.[3] Three years later, Duncan made his debut for Buckinghamshire, a county he would play Minor counties cricket in both the Minor Counties Championship and MCCA Knockout Trophy from 2004 to 2006. While representing Buckinghamshire, he played a single List A match for the county against Lancashire in the 2005 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy. This match marked Duncan's final List A match.

In more recent years, Duncan has become internationally renowned for his coaching technique[dubious ], simplifying batting to 'a stable base'[citation needed] and 'quick and fast hands'[citation needed]. He consistently emphasizes 'batting positively'[citation needed] and striking the ball without fear, as exemplified by his tendency to walk into a net and smash 80 mph bouncers {{Citation needed} with nothing but a bat and gloves in order to demonstrate fearless batting to his youthful, inexperienced, but hungry pupils. His mantra to "focus on your skills" has become famous amongst the pupils that he teaches, so much so that it has been adopted as one of the core principles of Magdalen College School, Oxford, where he coaches.

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