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Alfred Powlesland

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred James•Powlesland
Used nameAlfred•Powlesland
Born7 August 1875 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England (GBR)
Died25 February 1941 in Chudleigh, Devon, England (GBR)
AffiliationsDevon & Somerset Wanderers, Castle Cary (GBR) / Sidmouth Cricket Club, Sidmouth (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


As an opening bowler and mid-order batsman, Alfred Powlesland was a useful all-rounder. In Paris, he failed to make a significant score in either innings but took five wickets in the match. He was one of the more experienced members of the Devon and Somerset Wanderers team, who represented Britain at the 1900 Olympics. Powlesland played for Exeter and also Minor Counties cricket for Devon in 1901, and on his début against Surrey Second XI, he took 3 wickets for 22 in their first innings.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cricket GBR Alfred Powlesland
Cricket, Men (Olympic) Devon and Somerset Wanderers 1 Gold