Michael Falcon

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Michael Falcon
Personal information
Born (1888-07-21)21 July 1888
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died 27 February 1976(1976-02-27) (aged 87)
Norwich
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1907–1946 Norfolk
1908–1911 Cambridge University
1912–1936 Free Foresters
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 89
Runs scored 3282
Batting average 25.24
100s/50s 4/9
Top score 134
Balls bowled 9540
Wickets 231
Bowling average 24.79
5 wickets in innings 20
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 7/70
Catches/stumpings 44/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 23 October 2015

Michael Falcon (born 21 July 1888 at Norwich, Norfolk; died 27 February 1976 at Norwich)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1908 to 1936.

Falcon was the son of Michael Falcon of Hotstead House, Norwich and his wife Isabella née Mordy from Workington in Cumberland.[2] He was educated at Harrow School and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. and LL.B. in 1910, and was called to the bar in 1911 at the Inner Temple.[2]

During World War I he was a captain in the Territorial Force from 1915 to 1918.[2]

He was elected at the 1918 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Norfolk,[3] and held the seat until his defeat at the 1923 general election.[3]

He was mainly associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), of which he was a member. He played Minor Counties cricket with Norfolk County Cricket Club from 1906 to 1946, and captained the team from 1912 to 1946.[4] He made 89 appearances in first-class matches.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Falcon was married in 1930 to Kathleen Gascoigne, the daughter of Captain G. C. O. Gascoigne.[2] They had five children, Mary, Sybil, Anne, Michael and Rachel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c d Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (1922). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1922. London: Dean & Son. p. 54. 
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 431. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ Wisden 1977, p. 1040.
  5. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Robert John Price
Member of Parliament for East Norfolk
19181923
Succeeded by
Hugh Seely