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Alan Moss


Born at Tottenham, Middlesex in 1930, Alan Moss was a right-arm fast medium bowler and right-handed tail end batsman. He represented Middlesex 307 times between 1950 and 1963 during which time, with the ball, he bagged 1,088 wickets (av. 19.81) with a best performance of 8 for 31 versus Northamptonshire at Kettering in 1960. A stubborn batsman he accumulated 1,234

runs (av. 6.56) with a top score of 40 and he held 121 catches. He took 100 wickets in a season five times with a best haul of 136 (av. 13.72) in 1960. Halfway through the 1962 season he took over the captaincy from Ian Bedford and he did an excellent job. He was a popular figure with his fellow players and was well respected as a captain and coming into a difficult job, did it well. He represented England in nine Tests between 1953/54 and 1960 taking 21 wickets (av. 29.80) with a best performance of 4 for 35 and he scored 61 runs (av. 10.16) with a top score of 26 and he held a single catch. On retirement at the age of 33 years, he ran a printing business and he has served as Chairman of the county club and is presently the President.