Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Alfred John Henry Cochrane (1865–1948)
Biography: Alfred Henry John Cochrane was born in 1865 in Moka, Mauritius, the son of Rev. David Crawford Cochrane, the chaplain to the Bishop of Mauritius and later the Master of Etwell Hospital. Cochrane attended Repton School where he began a successful sporting career. As a bowler, he played first class cricket for Derbyshire (1884–86) and Oxford University (1885–88). After earning an M.A. at Hertford College, Oxford, he worked for a business firm in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Cochrane's writing career centered on sporting subjects: he wrote light verse on cricket, contributed sports coverage to the Times, and produced a collection of cricket-related stories, Told in the Pavilion (1896). In later years, he unsuccessfully stood for parliament and became master of Repton. He died in 1948.
References: Times (16 December 1948)