Eric Forbes Adam

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Eric Forbes Adam
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Eric Forbes Adam's grave in Istanbul
Personal information
Full name Eric Graham Forbes Adam
Born 1888
Malabar Hill, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Died 1925
Instanbul, Turkey
Batting style batsman
Bowling style N/A
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1911 Cambridge University
Only First Class 11 June 1911 Camb. Uni. v Yorks
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 27
Batting average 13.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 17
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: CricketArchive

Eric Graham Forbes Adam CMG (3 October 1888 – 7 July 1925) was a British diplomat and First Secretary to the Foreign Office.

Adam was born in Malabar Hill, Bombay, India, the second son of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Baronet.[1] His older brother was General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam, 2nd Baronet.[1] He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge.

While at Cambridge he played one first class cricket match for Cambridge University against Yorkshire on 1–3 June 1911 at Fenner's. He batted at number 6 in Cambridge's first innings, scoring 10 before being caught by Arthur Dolphin off the bowling of Wilfred Rhodes. During Yorkshire's first innings he gained some measure of revenge on Rhodes by catching him for 1 off the bowling of John Frederick Ireland – the only catch of his first class career. In Cambridge's second innings he opened the batting with David Collins, scoring 17 before being bowled by Alonzo Drake.[2] Cambridge won the match by 69 runs.

He married Agatha Perrin, daughter of R.W. Macan in 1918; their son was Sir Christopher Adam, 3rd Baronet (1920–2009).[1]

He was 3rd Secretary in British Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919; the London Conference of 1920 and the San Remo Conference. He was First Secretary in the British Delegation to the, Lausanne Conference of 1922–1923.

He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1923.[3]

He died in Istanbul in 1925, aged 36[4] and is buried in Haydarpaşa Cemetery in Istanbul.


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  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 32782". The London Gazette. 29 December 1922. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "no. 33094". The London Gazette. 20 October 1925. p. 6814. 
  • ADAM, Eric Graham Forbes, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007, accessed 28 Dec 2012
  • The Times, Thursday, 9 Jul 1925; pg. 13; Issue 44009; col E Mr. E. Forbes Adam. Death In Constantinople. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)