Alan Bisson

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Alan was one of the first cricketers after the war to represent Guernsey. He taught in the UK and South Africa before returning to Guernsey and was selected for his first match in 1957. In his 13 appearances he scored 319 runs at an average of 24.5 with his highest innings being 92. On the bowling front his overall figures were 45-7-139-5 with an economy rate of 3.1 and took one catch whilst fielding.

He took a post at the Education Department in Guernsey in 1974 and then became the headmaster of the Grammar School. On his retirement in 1996 he became a Jurat and was later awarded the MBE for his voluntary service as a member of the Royal Court. He dedicated his free time to working with eight charitable organisations. He recently celebrated 50 years as a local preacher in the Methodist Circuit. He began in 1962 whilst in Nigeria, continuing in Wales and London, Yorkshire and Durham from 1963 to 1974. 

Alan has been in charge of the Open University in the island and has seen dozens of students graduate since 1980.