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David Macindoe


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MajorDavid Henry MacindoeMC (1 September 1917 3 March 1986) was an English cricketer. Macindoe was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-fast. His bowling was characterised with a long run-up and a high arm action.[1] The son of Patrick Macindoe and Cicely Broadbent,[2] he was born at Eton, and educated at Eton College.[3]

English cricketer

David Macindoe
Personal information
Full name David Henry Macindoe
Born (1917-09-01)1 September 1917
Died 3 March 1986(1986-03-03) (aged 68)
Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
19371946 Oxford University
19371947 Buckinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 42
Runs scored 747
Batting average 14.36
100s/50s /2
Top score 51
Balls bowled 10,149
Wickets 152
Bowling average 28.54
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 6/61
Catches/stumpings 38/
Source: Cricinfo, 1 September 2011

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Macindoe studied at Christ Church, Oxford before WWII, following the war he resumed his studies there

While studying at Christ Church, Oxford, Macindoe made his first-class debut for Oxford University against Gloucestershire in 1937. He made the majority of his first-class appearances for the university prior to World War II, making 31 appearances between 1937 and 1939.[4] During this period he took 118 wickets, which came at a respectable average of 28.92.[5] His debut season was his most successful, with him taking 44 wickets at 24.40.[5] A compotent lower order batsman, he had his best season with the bat in the 1939 season, scoring 296 runs for the university at a batting average of 29.90, with a high score of 51.[6] He scored both of his first-class fifties in this season, with the score of 51 coming against the Minor Counties.[7] He played a first-class match for the Gentlemen in 1937, becoming the first freshman since Sammy Woods in 1888 to be selected for the Gentlemen.[1] He also played once for the Gentlemen of England in 1938 against the touring Australians.[4]

Prior to the war, Macindoe also played Minor counties cricket for Buckinghamshire, making his debut for the county in the 1937 Minor Counties Championship against Hertfordshire. With university commitments, he played infrequently for the county, making eight appearances.[8]

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