The Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle EncyclopediaThe Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
22 May 1859, Edinburgh M.D., Kt, KStJ, D.L., LL.D., Sportsman, Writer, Poet, Politician, Justicer, Spiritualist Crowborough, 7 July 1930

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Arthur Conan Doyle in cricket uniform during Incogniti vs Cheltenham (7 june 1901)

Arthur Conan Doyle started playing cricket at school (1873-1875) and continued to play until 1912. He played in 413 matches, for more than 50 different teams. Main teams were: Portsmouth (49 matches between 1884-1890), Hampshire Rovers (26 matches between 1890-1907), Norwood (71 matches between 1891-1894) and Marylebone Cricket Club aka M.C.C. (96 matches between 1899-1912). He played 10 first-class matches between 1900 and 1907.

He played with his old friend and secretary Alfred H. Wood, with his brother-in-law and writer Ernest W. Hornung and with other writers like J. M. Barrie or P. G. Wodehouse (in Authors and Allahakbarries teams)...

Conan Doyle was very proud when in a first-class match he took a wicket to W. G. Grace (23 august 1900), one of the most famous cricketer of that time.

The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published the following ACD obituary:

« Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD (Edin), the well-known author, born at Edinburgh on May 22, 1859, died at Crowborough, Sussex, on July 7, aged 71. Although never a famous cricketer, he could hit hard and bowl slows with a puzzling flight. For M.C.C. v. Cambridgeshire at Lord's, in 1899, he took seven wickets for 61 runs, and on the same ground two years later carried out his bat for 32 against Leicestershire, who had Woodcock, Geeson and King to bowl for them. In the Times of October 27, 1915, he was the author of an article on The Greatest of Cricketers - An Appreciation of Dr Grace. It is said that Shacklock, the former Nottinghamshire player, inspired him with the Christian name of his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, and that of the latter's brother Mycroft was suggested by the Derbyshire cricketers. »

Shacklock being the inspiration for Sherlock is a legend as Conan Doyle played only once against Shacklock on 25 august 1890 in the match United Services v. M.C.C., so, long after the first Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). However, Conan Doyle mentioned that the origin of the first name of "Sherlock Holmes" came from cricket : "Holmes was homely," he said, "and as for 'Sherlock' — well, years ago I made thirty runs against a bowler by the name of Sherlock, and I always had a kindly feeling for that name." [1]



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First-Class Matches

Matches Innings Not out Runs Avg.
Batting 10 18 6 231 19.25
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bowling 16 1 50 1

List of matches

List of cricket matches played by Arthur Conan Doyle. ACD team first.

First-class matches are highlighted in white.

Date
(d/m/y)
Match ACD
score
ACD
wkts
Res. Loc.
02.06.1877 Edinburgh University v. Edinburgh Collegiate 60 0 Won Edinburgh
28.07.1877 2d Edinburgh University v. North British 4 4 Lost Edinburgh
jul/aug 1878 Ruyton v. ? [2] 11 7
10.05.1879 Edinburgh University 2d XI v. Carlton 2d XI 6 Won Edinburgh
01.07.1881 Lismore v. 25th Regiment [3] 3 2 Lost
08.07.1881 Lismore v. Cahir [4] 9 0 Lost
—.04.1884 Portsmouth XI v. Royal Engineers [5] 27
19.04.1884 Portsmouth Borough v. United Services 11 0 Won Portsmouth
10.05.1884 Portsmouth Borough v. Southsea Rivals 14 0 Won Portsmouth
15.05.1884 Portsmouth v. Ordnance Survey 15 0 Lost Southampton
21.05.1884 Portsmouth v. Royal Artillery 29 0 Won Portsmouth
10.06.1884 Portsmouth C.C. v. 37th Hampshire Regiment 44 1 Won Portsmouth
28.07.1884 Portsmouth C.C. v. Royal Artillery 12 0 Won Portsmouth
20.08.1884 South Hants Club v. United Service 33 0 Won Portsmouth
25.04.1885 Portsmouth C.C. v. H.M.S. Marlborough C.C. 21 0 Won Portsmouth
09.05.1885 Portsmouth C.C. v. Southsea Rivals C.C. 3 0 Lost Portsmouth
01.07.1885 Portsmouth C.C. v. United Service C.C. 35 0 Won Portsmouth
18.07.1885 Theatre Royal v. Fun on the Bristol 65 1 Won Portsmouth
03.08.1885 Stonyhurst Wanderers v. Stonyhurst College 8 0 Won Hurst Green
10-11.08.1885 Stonyhurst Wanderers v. Phoenix Club 15 0 Won Dublin
12-13.08.1885 Stonyhurst Wanderers v. Dublin Univ. Long Vacation Club 24 0 Won Dublin
14-15.08.1885 Stonyhurst Wanderers v. Leinster Club 10 0 Won Dublin
17.05.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. United Service C.C. 8 1 Lost Portsmouth
26.05.1886 Majilton's Gay City Company v. United Service C.C. 8 0 Won Portsmouth
29.05.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. Trojans C.C. 41 0 Won Portsmouth
05.06.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. Britannia C.C. 42 1 Won Portsmouth
10.07.1886 Portsmouth v. Royal Artillery (Hilsea) 6 3 Won Portsmouth
29.07.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. Royal Artillery (Northern Division) 3 2 Won Portsmouth
02.08.1886 Havant v. Hayling 52 4 Won Havant
04.08.1886 South Hampshire Rovers v. Brixton Wanderers 6 0 Lost Portsmouth
25.08.1886 Portsmouth Borough v. Royal Sussex Regiment 31 5 Won Portsmouth
26.08.1886 Portsmouth v. Fareham 12 5 Won Fareham
28.08.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. United Service (Men's) Club 0 0 Draw Portsmouth
08.09.1886 Portsmouth C.C. v. Sarisbury C.C. 47 0 Draw Portsmouth
25.05.1887 Portsmouth v. Fareham 2 2 Tie Fareham
13.07.1887 Fareham v. Ockley 2 1 Lost Fareham
24.05.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. Royal Artillery (Hilsea) 21 1 Won Portsmouth
27.05.1888 Portsmouth v. Royal Artillery (Gosport) 5 0 Lost Portsmouth
06.06.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. United Services 3 0 Lost Portsmouth
16.06.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. Royal Engineers 49 2 Won Portsmouth
26.06.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. Fareham 0 0 Won Portsmouth
28.06.1888 Portsmouth v. Ryde 37 0 Lost Ryde
06.07.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. Southsea Rovers 49 0 Won Portsmouth
14.07.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. South Lancashire Regiment 19 0 Won Portsmouth
19.07.1888 Portsmouth v. Fareham 7 0 Draw Fareham
24.07.1888 Portsmouth v. Ordnance Survey 41 0 Won Southampton
04.08.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. Royal Engineers 29 7 Lost Portsmouth
09.08.1888 South Hants Rovers v. Ye Olde Carawan 0 0 Draw Adhurst St Mary
25.08.1888 Portsmouth C.C. v. South Lancashire Regiment 17 8 Won Portsmouth
30.08.1888 Portsmouth v. Southampton 4 0 Won Portsmouth
01.09.1888 Portsmouth v. Dorset Regiment 20 0 Lost Portsmouth
13.09.1888 "In The Ranks" Dramatic Company v. Border Regiment 82 1 Won Portsmouth
14-15.09.1888 Portsmouth v. Winchester C.C. 45 2 Lost Southampton
27.04.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. South Lancashire Regiment 6 0 Lost Portsmouth
03.05.1889 Southsea Rovers v. United Services 6 3 Lost Portsmouth
11.05.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. Southern Division R.A. 111 0 Won Portsmouth
15.05.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. United Services 0 2 Lost Portsmouth
24-25.05.1889 South Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 53 0 Draw Portsmouth
29.05.1889 Portsmouth v. Fareham 45 2 Lost Fareham
01.06.1889 South Hampshire Rovers v. Royal Navy 61 3 Won Portsmouth
03-04.06.1889 Corinthians v. United Services 15 7 Won Portsmouth
14.06.1889 Portsmouth v. Southampton 40 0 Draw Portsmouth
18.06.1889 South Hampshire Rovers v. Hampshire Hogs 5 2 Draw Southampton
19.06.1889 Portsmouth v. Havant 0 1 Lost Havant
22.06.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. Southern Division R.A. 14 3 Won Portsmouth
27.06.1889 Southsea Rovers v. Royal Marine Artillery 26 0 Draw Portsmouth
29.06.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. Dorset Regiment 4 6 Won Portsmouth
04.07.1889 Portsmouth v. Southampton 0 6 Lost Southampton
09-10.07.1889 Corinthians v. United Services 34 1 Draw Portsmouth
03.07.1889 South Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 5 0 Draw Portsmouth
24.07.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. Havant C.C. 20 0 Won Portsmouth
27.07.1889 South Hampshire Rovers v. Portsmouth Grammar School 10 1 Won Portsmouth
06.08.1889 Portsmouth C.C. v. Ryde C.C. 10 1 Lost Ryde
21.05.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. Fareham 20 7 Lost Portsmouth
30-31.05.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 22 6 Draw Portsmouth
16-17.06.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. 40th (South Lancashire) Regiment 48 5 Won Jersey
18.06.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. Victoria College 28 4 Draw Jersey
19.06.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. The Island of Jersey 6 0 Draw Jersey
24.06.1890 Portsmouth C.C. v. Southsea Rovers 22 2 Lost Portsmouth
02-03.07.1890 Portsmouth v. United Services 48 10 Won Portsmouth
11-12.07.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 14 4 Lost Portsmouth
16-17.07.1890 United Services v. Incogniti 0 1 Draw Portsmouth
18-19.07.1890 Hampshire Rovers v. Green Jackets 3 0 Draw Winchester
20-21.08.1890 United Services v. Free Foresters 5 4 Lost Portsmouth
22-23.08.1890 United Services v. Crystal Palace 25 2 Draw Portsmouth
25-26.08.1890 United Services v. M.C.C. 20 0 Draw Portsmouth
28-29.08.1890 Hants County XI v. Nineteen Young Players 6 0 Won Winchester
09.09.1890 United Services v. South Hants 18 1 Lost Portsmouth
15.09.1890 Portsmouth v. Winchester 7 4 Lost Southampton
30.06.1891 Norwood v. Addiscombe 21 0 Won South Norwood
01.07.1891 Norwood Club v. Surrey Club and Ground 0 0 Lost South Norwood
03.07.1891 Norwood v. Willesden 0 0 Won South Norwood
04.07.1891 Norwood v. Oakleigh Wanderers 15 1 Won South Norwood
11.07.1891 Norwood v. Norbury Park II 32 5 Won South Norwood
15.07.1891 Norwood v. Erratics 27 2 Won South Norwood
18.07.1891 Norwood v. Hornsey 2 0 Lost South Norwood
22.07.1891 Norwood v. Northbrook 2 0 Draw South Norwood
01.08.1891 Norwood v. Granville 2 0 Lost Lee
03.08.1891 Norwood v. Willesden 6 3 Draw Willesden
08.08.1891 Norwood v. Addiscombe 0 0 Draw Croydon
12.08.1891 Norwood v. Windsor Home Park 18 0 Won Windsor
17.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. Rood En Wit 17 0 Won Amsterdam
18.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. Olympia 50 0 Won The Hague
19.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. Amstels C.C. 21 4 Won Amsterdam
20.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. U. C.C. Hercules 8 1 Draw Utecht
21.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. Haagsche C.C. 0 2 Won Gravenhage
22.08.1891 The Rambling Brittons v. All Holland 0 5 Lost The Hague
02.09.1891 Norwood v. East Dulwich 33 1 Draw South Norwood
10.09.1891 Thorpe Asylum v. Lowestoft 51 Won Norwich
12.09.1891 Thorpe Asylum v. 8th Hussars 92 Won Norwich
15.09.1891 Thorpe Asylum v. Lowestoft 6 Lost Norwich
14.05.1892 Norwood v. Croydon 0 5 Won South Norwood
20-21.05.1892 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 1 2 Won Portsmouth
25.05.1892 Croydon Amateurs v. Mr. Jesse Jones' Team 3 0 Lost Croydon
28.05.1892 Norwood v. Dulwich 14 1 Draw South Norwood
02.06.1892 Norwood v. Windsor Home Park 24 0 Draw Windsor
06.06.1892 Norwood v. Forest Hill 48 3 Won South Norwood
11.06.1892 Norwood v. Plaistow 11 0 Draw South Norwood
18.06.1892 Norwood v. Norbury Park 3 3 Won Norbury
21.06.1892 Emeriti v. Beaumont College 3 4 Won Old Windsor
22.06.1892 Norwood v. Croydon 16 1 Won Croydon
25.06.1892 Norwood v. Grecians 79 0 Won South Norwood
27.06.1892 Emeriti v. Hampstead 15 0 Draw Hampstead
29.06.1892 Norwood v. Addiscombe 18 0 Won Croydon
02.07.1892 Norwood v. Oxted 21 5 Won Oxted
04.07.1892 Norwood v. Erratics 44 1 Draw South Norwood
05.07.1892 Norwood v. Epsom 0 0 Draw South Norwood
06.07.1892 Norwood v. Willesden 19 4 Won South Norwood
07.07.1892 Norwood v. M.C.C. & Ground 5 0 Lost South Norwood
08.07.1892 Norwood v. Mr. S. Ellis's XI 0 2 Draw South Norwood
11.07.1892 Norwood Club 2nd XI v. Norbury Park 2nd XI 32 5 Won South Norwood
20.07.1892 Norwood v. Sutton 4 5 Won Sutton
30.07.1892 Norwood v. Norbury Park 9 0 Won South Norwood
01.08.1892 Norwood v. South Croydon 0 7 Won South Norwood
06.08.1892 Norwood v. Dulwich 104 0 Won Dulwich
10.08.1892 Norwood v. The Roving Friars 26 2 Won South Norwood
13.08.1892 Norwood v. Epsom 40 0 Draw Epsom
17.08.1892 Norwood v. Addiscombe 29 5 Won South Norwood
03.09.1892 Norwood v. Granville 10 0 Draw South Norwood
06.09.1892 Norwood v. The Idlers 17 4 Draw South Norwood
22.05.1893 Norwood v. Chislehurst 10 0 Won South Norwood
03.06.1893 Norwood I. v. Dulwich I. 0 0 Won South Norwood
14.06.1893 Norwood v. The Roving Friars 24 0 Draw South Norwood
17.06.1893 Norwood I. v. Forest Hill I. 8 0 Won South Norwood
24.06.1893 Norwood v. London & Westminster Bank 3 0 Draw South Norwood
28.06.1893 Norwood v. Epsom 38 0 Lost South Norwood
03.07.1893 Norwood v. Croydon 0 0 Draw South Norwood
04.07.1893 Norwood v. Brixton Wanderers 16 0 Won South Norwood
08.07.1893 Norwood v. Forest Hill 37 0 Won South Norwood
15.07.1893 Norwood II. v. Addiscombe II. 23 3 Won South Norwood
22.07.1893 Norwood II. v. Grecians II. 28 5 Won South Norwood
27.07.1893 Dr. Thomson's XI v. Dr Law's XI 12 Won Norwich
29.07.1893 Thorpe Asylum v. Norwich Garrison 18 Won Norwich
09.09.1893 Norwood v. Kenley 0 0 Draw South Norwood
14.05.1894 Norwood v. London & Westminster Bank 0 0 Won South Norwood
26.05.1894 Norwood II. v. Northbrook II. 26 1 Draw South Norwood
16.06.1894 Norwood v. Caterham 0 0 Won South Norwood
23.06.1894 Norwood v. Spencer 16 0 Lost South Norwood
30.06.1894 Norwood II. v. Alleyn 25 1 Draw South Norwood
02.07.1894 Norwood v. Croydon 40 0 Won South Norwood
03.07.1894 Norwood v. Crystal Palace 0 5 Lost South Norwood
04.07.1894 Norwood v. Mitcham 5 2 Lost South Norwood
05.07.1894 Norwood v. M.C.C. & Ground 4 1 Lost South Norwood
06.07.1894 Norwood v. Burlington Wanderers 100 0 Draw South Norwood
07.07.1894 Norwood v. Addiscombe 6 0 Won South Norwood
11.07.1894 Norwood v. Epsom 7 3 Draw Epsom
14.07.1894 Norwood I. v. Addiscombe I. 35 3 Draw Croydon
28.07.1894 Norwood II. v. Granville II. 38 0 Draw Lee
02.08.1894 Norwood v. Croydon 45 0 Draw Croydon
04.08.1894 Norwood I. v. Forest Hill I. 3 0 Draw South Norwood
06.08.1894 Norwood v. The Gentlemen of Holland 64 0 Draw South Norwood
11.08.1894 Norwood II. v. Spencer II. 0 3 Draw South Norwood
18.08.1894 Norwood v. Northbrook 35 6 Won South Norwood
25.08.1894 Thorpe Asylum v. Lowestoft Visitors 65 Won Norwich
30.08.1894 Norfolk County Asylum v. 1st King Dragoon Guards 31 10 Won Norwich
01.09.1894 Norwood v. Granville 20 1 Lost South Norwood
08.09.1894 Norwood v. F. Loud's XI 5 1 Draw South Norwood
14.05.1896 Hampshire Rovers (2nd XI) v. Army Service Corps 36 ? Won Portsmouth
25-26.05.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 100 2 Draw Portsmouth
28.05.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. Winchester 9 0 Lost Bar End
24-25.07.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 44 3 Draw Portsmouth
10-11.08.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. Littlehampton 24 0 Lost Littlehampton
20-21.08.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. Kensington C.C. 28 2 Draw Portsmouth
24-25.08.1896 Hampshire Rovers v. Old Malvernians 15 1 Draw Portsmouth
17.09.1896 Authors v. Press 101 2 Draw St. John's Wood
08.05.1897 Eastbourne v. Eastbourne League Clubs 49 1 Won Eastbourne
12.06.1897 Hampshire Rovers v. Royal Navy 19 0 Lost Portsmouth
17-18.06.1897 Hampshire Rovers v. Leighton 51 2 Draw Leighton
24.06.1897 Eastbourne v. South Lynn 2 3 Draw Westoning
19-20.07.1897 Eastbourne v. Surrey Club and Ground 4 1 Draw Eastbourne
02-03.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Plaistow 67 3 Won Eastbourne
04-05.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Old Yverdonians 6 2 Won Eastbourne
06-07.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Uppingham Rovers 12 6 Won Eastbourne
09-10.08.1897 Hampshire Rovers v. Littlehampton 19 6 Lost Littlehampton
11-12.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Old Cholmelians 15 1 Draw Eastbourne
16-17.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Reigate Priory 48 1 Draw Eastbourne
18-19.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Incogniti 33 6 Won Eastbourne
23-24.08.1897 Eastbourne v. M.C.C. 62 1 Lost Eastbourne
25-26.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Old Malvernians 1 1 Draw Eastbourne
30-31.08.1897 Eastbourne v. Peripatetics 36 3 Won Eastbourne
09.09.1897 Norfolk County Asylum v. C.E.Y.M.S. 44 4 Won Norwich
30-31.05.1898 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 27 2 Draw Portsmouth
22-23.07.1898 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 38 1 Draw Portsmouth
01.08.1898 Undershaw v. Haslemere 16 ? Won Haslemere
02.08.1898 Undershaw v. Grayshott Park 24 ? Won Haslemere
03.08.1898 Undershaw v. Mr. Turle's Eleven 5 ? Won Churt
04.08.1898 Undershaw v. Churt 12 ? Won Churt
05.08.1898 Undershaw v. Captain Clerk's Eleven 4 ? Won Churt
06.05.1899 Incogniti v. R.M.C., Sandhurst 5 1 Draw Camberley
09.05.1899 Mitcham v. Surrey Colts 6 0 Draw Kennington
15-16.05.1899 Incogniti v. Aldershot District 17 1 Draw Aldershot
18-19.05.1899 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 14 2 Won Portsmouth
24-25.05.1899 Incogniti v. Uppingham 6 0 Draw Uppingham
01.06.1899 Authors v. Artists 5 0 Won Camberwell
03.06.1899 Incogniti v. Clifton College 4 4 Lost Clifton
05-06.06.1899 Incogniti v. Sherborne School 7 0 Draw Sherborne
08.06.1899 Incogniti v. East Gloucestershire 67 3 Draw Cheltenham
09-10.06.1899 Incogniti v. Cheltenham College 43 4 Won Cheltenham
23.06.1899 Incogniti v. C. M. Tuke's XI 15 0 Won Chiswick
24.06.1899 Incogniti v. Blackheath 1 2 Draw Blackheath
05.07.1899 M.C.C. v. Richmond 0 1 Draw Richmond
12.07.1899 Eashing v. Guildford 11 1 Lost Guildford
19.07.1899 M.C.C. v. Dorking and District 9 3 Draw Dorking
21-22.07.1899 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 55 0 Won Portsmouth
24-25.07.1899 M.C.C. v. Wiltshire 6 0 Lost Trowbridge
28.07.1899 M.C.C. v. Oatlands Park 53 2 Won Weybridge
04.08.1899 M.C.C. v. Surbiton 1 2 Lost Surbiton
21.08.1899 Incogniti v. Hampshire Hogs 65 0 Draw Southampton
23-24.08.1899 Incogniti v. Hampshire Rovers 89 3 Draw Portsmouth
25-26.08.1899 Incogniti v. Bournemouth 31 8 Draw Bournemouth
30-31.08.1899 M.C.C. v. Cambridgeshire 0 8 Draw St. John's Wood
08-09.08.1900 M.C.C. v. Hertfordshire 1 0 Draw St. John's Wood
13-14.08.1900 M.C.C. v. Buckinghamshire 6 3 Won St. John's Wood
15-16.08.1900 M.C.C. v. Wiltshire 37 0 Lost St. John's Wood
17-18.08.1900 M.C.C. v. Cambridgeshire 39 1 Draw St. John's Wood
23-25.08.1900 M.C.C. v. London County 4 1 Won Crystal Palace
29.08.1900 Haslemere v. Northchapel 78 ? Won Haslemere
16-18.05.1901 M.C.C. v. Leicestershire 33 0 Won St. John's Wood
20.05.1901 Allahakbarries v. The Artists 91 8 Won Kensington
23-24.05.1901 M.C.C. v. Derbyshire 28 0 Won St. John's Wood
03-04.06.1901 Incogniti v. Sherborne School 11 7 Draw Sherborne
05-06.06.1901 Incogniti v. Lansdown 5 3 Draw Bath
07-08.06.1901 Incogniti v. Cheltenham College 36 1 Draw Cheltenham
13-14.06.1901 M.C.C. v. London County 31 0 Lost St. John's Wood
17-18.06.1901 M.C.C. v. Minor Counties 15 2 Lost St. John's Wood
21.06.1901 Authors v. Artists 2 5 Lost Esher
24-25.06.1901 Gentlemen of M.C.C. v. The Grange Club 5 2 Lost St. John's Wood
26.06.1901 Gentlemen of M.C.C. v. The Navy 31 0 Won St. John's Wood
29.06.1901 M.C.C. v. Royal Military College 0 0 Draw Camberley
06.07.1901 Broadwater v. Oatlands Park 48 2 Lost Oatlands Park
13.07.1901 Broadwater v. Worcestershire Regiment 0 3 Draw Broadwater
17.07.1901 Hampshire Rovers v. Royal Marine Artillery 10 4 Draw Portsmouth
19-20.07.1901 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 49 0 Draw Portsmouth
02.08.1901 Dr. Conan Doyle's XI v. Eashing 6 0 Lost Eashing
09-10.08.1901 M.C.C. v. Norfolk 16 4 Draw Lakeham
14-15.08.1901 M.C.C. v. Dorsetshire 4 1 Won St. John's Wood
16-17.08.1901 M.C.C. v. Wiltshire 37 1 Lost St. John's Wood
23-24.08.1901 M.C.C. v. Oxfordshire 32 2 Won St. John's Wood
31.08.1901 M.C.C. v. London Cricket Fields 53 0 Draw St. John's Wood
23-24.06.1902 M.C.C. v. Derbyshire 0 0 Won St. John's Wood
30.06.1902 Authors v. Artists 0 3 Lost Esher
14-16.07.1902 M.C.C. v. London County 43 0 Lost Crystal Palace
25-26.07.1902 Gentlemen of M.C.C. v. Royal Engineers 1 2 Won St. John's Wood
02.08.1902 Undershaw v. Eashing 19 2 Won Lynchmere
04.08.1902 Undershaw v. Haslemere 1 1 Won Haslemere
05.08.1902 Undershaw v. Frensham Hill 16 3 Won Frensham Hill
07.08.1902 Undershaw v. Broadwater 11 8 Won Godalming
08.08.1902 Undershaw v. Lynchmere 66 6 Won Lynchmere
13-14.08.1902 M.C.C. v. North Devon 5 2 Draw Instow
15-16.08.1902 M.C.C. v. Rev. R. W. Sealy's XI 64 3 Won Westward Ho!
20-21.08.1902 M.C.C. v. Teignbridge 32 0 Won Teignbridge
22.08.1902 M.C.C. v. United Services 27 0 Draw Devonport
25.08.1902 M.C.C. v. Cornwall 11 0 Won Truro
27.08.1902 M.C.C. v. Sidmouth 7 1 Lost Sidmouth
20.05.1903 Undershaw v. Haslemere 45 ? Won Haslemere
22.05.1903 Authors v. Artists 28 1 Won Esher
23.05.1903 Authors v. Esher 29 ? Lost Esher
28-29.05.1903 M.C.C. v. Kent 19 0 Lost St. John's Wood
05.06.1903 Allahakbarries v. Royal Engineers 29 5 Draw Chatham
26-27.06.1903 M.C.C. v. Aldershot District 1st Army Corps 23 0 Lost Aldershot
06.07.1903 Allahakbarries v. Artists 25 3 Lost Farnham
08.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Bedford Grammar School 0 0 Won Bedford
09.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Bedford Modern School 15 1 Won Bedford
10.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Bedford County School 30 0 Won Bedford
14.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Oatlands Park 82 0 Won Weybridge
18.07.1903 Grayshott v. Linchmere 37 1 Won Lynchmere
20-21.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Warwickshire Gentlemen 12 0 Draw Warwick
22-23.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Leamington 1 1 Draw Leamington Spa
24.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Coventry and North Warwickshire 22 1 Won Coventry
25.07.1903 M.C.C. v. Rugby 65 0 Won Rugby
01.08.1903 Broadwater v. Frensham Hill 7 6 Won Broadwater
03.08.1903 Sir A. Conan Doyle's XI v. Haslemere 48 ? Won Haslemere
05.08.1903 Sir A. Conan Doyle's XI v. Grayshott 23 1 Won Grayshott
06.08.1903 Sir A. Conan Doyle's XI v. Broadwater 8 3 Won Broadwater
07.08.1903 Sir A. Conan Doyle's XII v. Eashing 10 2 Lost Eashing
14-15.08.1903 M.C.C. v. Sidmouth 4 0 Draw Sidmouth
17-18.08.1903 M.C.C. v. United Services 38 0 Won Devonport
19-20.08.1903 M.C.C. v. Teignbridge 0 0 Draw Teignbridge
21-22.08.1903 M.C.C. v. Devon 8 0 Won Tavistock
24-25.08.1903 M.C.C. v. North Devon 9 0 Won Instow
26-27.08.1903 M.C.C. v. Rev. R. W. Sealy's XI 96 0 Draw Westward Ho!
02-04.05.1904 M.C.C. v. London County 41 0 Lost St John's Wood
14.05.1904 Esher v. Marlborough Blues 3 0 Draw Esher
16-17.05.1904 M.C.C. v. Kent 5 0 Won St John's Wood
20.05.1904 Authors v. Artists 27 5 Won Esher
21.05.1904 Authors v. Esher 8 0 Lost Esher
21.06.1904 M.C.C. v. Hawick and Wilton 0 0 Won Hawick
22.06.1904 M.C.C. v. Gala 10 0 Won Galashiels
23.06.1904 M.C.C. v. Selkirk 35 0 Draw Philiphaugh
24-25.06.1904 M.C.C. v. South of Scotland 8 3 Won Galashiels
07.07.1904 Gentlemen of M.C.C. v. Haverford 41 0 Lost St John's Wood
12.07.1904 M.C.C. v. Oatlands Park 5 0 Won Weybridge
13.07.1904 Lythe Hill v. Marlborough Blues 9 6 Lost Lythe Hill
19.07.1904 Lythe Hill v. Incogniti 7 2 Draw Haslemere
30.07.1904 Broadwater v. Army Service Corps 29 ? Draw Broadwater
04.08.1904 Sir A. Conan Doyle's XI v. Broadwater ? ? Draw Broadwater
12-13.08.1904 M.C.C. v. Devon Dumplings 8 0 Won Exeter
15-16.08.1904 M.C.C. v. Exmouth 32 0 Won Exmouth
19.05.1905 Authors v. Artists 24 5 Won Esher
26-27.05.1905 Hants Rovers v. United Services 113 0 Draw Portsmouth
19-20.06.1905 Mr. Charrington's XI v. Army Corps 34 ? Won Frensham Hill
22.06.1905 Gentlemen of M.C.C. v. Royal Navy 1 0 Won St John's Wood
23-24.06.1905 M.C.C. v. Wiltshire 24 0 Won St John's Wood
29.06.1905 Authors v. Actors 2 0 Lost St John's Wood
13.07.1905 Lythe Hill v. Incogniti 17 0 Lost Haslemere
21-22.07.1905 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 0 0 Draw Portsmouth
31.07.1905 Undershaw v. Haslemere 65 1 Won Haslemere
01.08.1905 Undershaw v. Broadwater 42 0 Won Broadwater
02-03.08.1905 Undershaw v. Frensham Hill 44 0 Draw Frensham Hill
04-05.08.1905 Undershaw v. Lythe Hill 24 0 Won Lythe Hill
18-19.08.1905 M.C.C. v. Hythe 67 0 Lost Hythe
31.08.1905 Cricket Golfers v. Golf Cricketers 12 4 Won St John's Wood
19.05.1906 Authors v. Artists 2 0 Lost Esher
26.05.1906 M.C.C. v. R.M.C. (Sandhurst) 0 0 Won Camberley
16.06.1906 Broadwater v. Army Service Corps 0 2 Draw Broadwater
13-15.05.1907 M.C.C. v. Derbyshire 27 0 Won St John's Wood
24-25.05.1907 Hampshire Rovers v. United Services 13 0 Draw Portsmouth
31.05.1907 Authors v. Artists 26 4 Won Esher
06-07.06.1907 M.C.C. v. Hampstead 35 0 Won St John's Wood
15.06.1907 M.C.C. v. Charterhouse School 0 1 Draw Godalming
19.06.1907 M.C.C. v. Egypt and the Soudan 47 0 Won St John's Wood
20.06.1907 M.C.C. v. Aldenham School 8 0 Lost Elstree
29.06.1907 M.C.C. v. Eton College 25 0 Draw Eton College
06.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Sevenoaks 4 1 Won Sevenoaks
12-13.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Leamington 9 3 Won Leamington Spa
15.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Coventry and North Warwickshire 11 0 Won Coventry
16.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Dunchurch Hall 11 0 Draw Dunchurch
17-18.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Warwickshire Gentlemen 67 2 Draw Warwick
19.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Mr C. T. Garland's XI 11 1 Won Moreton Morrell
29-30.07.1907 M.C.C. v. Royal Navy 79 0 Draw St John's Wood
09-10.08.1907 M.C.C. v. Wiltshire 36 0 Lost St John's Wood
14.08.1907 M.C.C. v. Royal Academy 56 4 Won St John's Wood
15.08.1907 Authors v. Actors 4 1 Lost St John's Wood
17.08.1907 Broadwater v. Brookwood 29 0 Draw Brookwood
21.08.1907 M.C.C. v. London Playing Fields 2 3 Won St John's Wood
28.05.1908 M.C.C. v. Royal Academy of Arts 6 4 Won St John's Wood
01.06.1908 Blue Mantles v. Lewes Priory 14 2 Lost Lewes
05.06.1908 Tunbridge Wells v. Fulham 46 0 Draw Tunbridge Wells
15.06.1908 M.C.C. v. Ardingly College 0 0 Draw Haywards Heath
17.06.1908 M.C.C. v. St. John's College 9 0 Draw Hurstpierpoint
18.06.1908 M.C.C. v. Brighton College 14 5 Won Brighton
30.06.1908 Blue Mantles v. Mr. F. H. Gresson's XI 1 1 Draw Crowborough
01.07.1908 M.C.C. v. Tonbridge School 40 0 Won Tonbridge
04.07.1908 Tunbridge Wells v. Middlesex Hospital 5 0 Won Tunbridge Wells
09.07.1908 M.C.C. v. Egypt and The Soudan 13 0 Lost St John's Wood
15.07.1908 M.C.C. v. The Mote 1 0 Lost Yalding
16.07.1908 Authors v. Actors 0 0 Draw St John's Wood
21.07.1908 Blue Mantles v. Old Eastbournians 6 2 Lost Tunbridge Wells
23.07.1908 Sussex Martlets v. Brook House 9 ? Won West Hoathly
28.07.1908 Blue Mantles v. Upper Tooting 14 0 Draw Tunbridge Wells
07.08.1908 Sir A. Conan Doyle & Crowborough v. Herons Ghyll 42 ? Won Herons Ghyll
12.08.1908 M.C.C. v. East Grinstead 4 0 Draw East Grinstead
14-15.08.1908 Blue Mantles v. Mr. J. F. Hope's XI 4 1 Lost Tunbridge Wells
01.06.1910 Authors v. Publishers 34 1 Won St John's Wood
09.06.1910 Sussex Martlets v. F. H. Gresson's XI 41 0 Won Crowborough
13.06.1910 M.C.C. v. Ardingly College 18 0 Won Haywards Heath
15.06.1910 M.C.C. v. St. John's College 11 5 Won Hurstpierpoint
16.06.1910 M.C.C. v. Brighton College 39 0 Won Brighton
20-21.06.1910 Blue Mantles v. Warwickshire Gentlemen 9 1 Lost Tunbridge Wells
29.06.1910 M.C.C. v. Eton College 5 0 Won Eton College
06.07.1910 Blue Mantles v. Lewes Priory 0 0 Lost Lewes
09-10.08.1910 Sussex Martlets v. Littlehampton 1 10 Won Littlehampton
12-13.08.1910 M.C.C. v. Littlehampton 31 0 Won Littlehampton
16.08.1910 Littlehampton v. Bellevue 1 3 Won Littlehampton
17.08.1910 Littlehampton v. Standard Athletic Club Paris 3 1 Lost Littlehampton
30-31.08.1910 Blue Mantles v. Madcaps 1 2 Lost Tunbridge Wells
27.05.1911 Sussex Martlets v. Lewes Priory 41 0 Draw Lewes
03.06.1911 Sussex Martlets v. Eastbourne College 4 3 Draw Eastbourne
08.06.1911 Sussex Martlets v. Mr. F. H. Gresson's XI 0 2 Lost Crowborough
10.06.1911 Sussex Martlets v. Westminster School 37 3 Draw Westminster
15.06.1911 M.C.C. v. Ardingly College 44 2 Draw Haywards Heath
16.08.1911 Sussex Martlets v. Mr. G. M. Maryon-Wilson's XI 1 5 Draw Fletching
22.08.1911 Authors v. Publishers 14 2 Draw St. John's Wood
25.05.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Lewes Priory 12 0 Won Lewes
07.06.1912 Blue Mantles v. I Zingari 0 0 Draw Tunbridge Wells
10.06.1912 M.C.C. v. Ardingly College 5 0 Won Haywards Heath
17-18.06.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Eastbourne 14 0 Draw Eastbourne
29.06.1912 A Local Team with ACD v. F. H. Gresson's XII ? ? Won Crowborough
02.07.1912 Blue Mantles v. Brighton College 12 1 Lost Brighton
10.07.1912 Mr. F. H. Gresson's XI v. Mayfield 0 1 Lost Mayfield
11.07.1912 M.C.C. v. Royal Academy of Arts 0 5 Lost St John's Wood
18.07.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Old Eastbournians 13 0 Won Hove
20.07.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Incogniti 15 ? Draw ?
29.07.1912 Blue Mantles v. F. H. Gresson's XI 17 0 Lost Crowborough
30.07.1912 Blue Mantles v. West Kent 4 0 Draw Tunbridge Wells
01.08.1912 M.C.C. v. East Grinstead 0 0 Won East Grinstead
02-03.08.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Harrow Blues 51 1 Draw Hove
09.08.1912 Manx Cats v. Crowborough Crocks 12 0 Won Tunbridge Wells
12-13.08.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Littlehampton 29 ? Won? Littlehampton
19-20.08.1912 M.C.C. v. Hampstead 6 2 Draw St John's Wood
21.08.1912 Authors v. Publishers 6 0 Draw St John's Wood
26-27.08.1912 Sussex Martlets v. M.C.C. 7 0 Draw Brighton
28.08.1912 Sussex Martlets v. Mr. G.M. Maryon-Watson's XI 9 0 Won Uckfield



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  2. A Life in Letter (HarperPress, 2007, p. 109).
  3. The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes (Free Press, 2007, p. 79).
  4. The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes (Free Press, 2007, p. 79).
  5. A Life in Letter (HarperPress, 2007, p. 229).

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