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Name: Andrew Ducat  
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Date of Birth: 23rd July 1886
Place of Birth: Brixton, London
Profession: Footballer
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Andrew Ducat (born February 16, 1886 in Brixton, London - died July 23, 1942 at Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London) was an England and Surrey cricketer.

Ducat died of an apparent heart attack whilst playing in a wartime cricket match between his team of Surrey against Sussex. He remains the only man to have died during a game at Lord's.

He played in only one Test, against Australia in 1921 when he was unlucky to only make 3 and 2.

Ducat also had a successful football career, playing for Woolwich Arsenal (1905 – 1912), and then Aston Villa (1912 – 1921); in 1920 he captained Villa to an FA Cup win, and between 1910 and 1920 he won 6 caps for England. He then moved to Fulham, and upon his retirement from playing in 1924, he succeeded Phil Kelso (his former boss at Arsenal) as Fulham manager. However, the Cottagers struggled with Ducat at the helm, however, and he was sacked in 1926.

Ducat was later cricket coach at Eton College and a sports reporter, before his sudden death.

Ducat was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1920.

Preceded by:
Phil Kelso
Fulham F.C. Manager
Succeeded by:
Joe Bradshaw

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