Alexander Cadell

Lieutenant Alexander Richard Cadell (19 August 1900 – 14 May 1928) was an English cricketer. Cadell was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-fast.

Alexander Cadell
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Richard Cadell
Born(1900-08-19)19 August 1900
Firozpore, Punjab, British Raj
Died14 May 1928(1928-05-14) (aged 27)
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RelationsVernon Royle (Great-uncle)
Domestic team information
1927Marylebone Cricket Club
1923 and 1927Hampshire
1922–1927Royal Navy
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 12
Runs scored 226
Batting average 13.29
100s/50s –/–
Top score 48
Balls bowled 1,480
Wickets 21
Bowling average 40.66
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/37
Catches/stumpings 6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 December 2009

Cadell made his first-class debut for the Royal Navy in 1922 against the British Army at Lord's. From 1923 to 1925 Cadell represented the Royal Navy a further three times.

In 1923 Cadell made his County Championship debut for Hampshire, representing them in a single match against Leicestershire.

After nearly a two-year break from first-class cricket, Cadell returned in 1927 to play for the Royal Navy against the touring New Zealanders. 1927 also saw Cadell make a single appearance for the Free Foresters against Oxford University. That same year Cadell made his debut for the Marylebone Cricket Club in two University matches against Oxford University and Cambridge. Cadell played a further two matches that year for the Royal Navy against the Army and the Royal Air Force.

In August 1927 Cadell made his second and final County Championship appearance for Hampshire, against Warwickshire.

Cadell died on 14 May 1928 from injuries he sustained the previous night in a road traffic accident, succumbing to his injuries at Petersfield Cottage Hospital in Hampshire. Cadell was just 28 when he was killed.


Cadell's great-uncle Vernon Royle represented Lancashire, Oxford University and the Marylebone Cricket Club in first-class cricket. Royle also represented England in a single Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1879.

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