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Douglas Bader      

Full name Douglas Robert Steuart Bader

Born February 21, 1910, St John's Wood, London

Died September 4, 1982, Chiswick, London (aged 72 years 195 days)

Major teams Royal Air Force

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style (unknown arm) fast

Education St Edward's School, Oxford

Douglas Robert Steuart Bader
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 66 65 33.00 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1931
Profile

Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC, the famous airman, who died on September 5, 1982, aged 72, was captain of St Edward's School, Oxford, in 1928. A good attacking bat and a useful fast-medium bowler, he later played for the RAF and in 1931 made 65, the top score, for them against the Army, a fixture which in those days had first-class status. He gained greater distinction at rugger, and at the time of the accident the following winter which cost him his legs he was in the running for an England cap..
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Notes

Knighted for services to the disabled in 1956

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 158/2 (42.3 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 171/3 (57.2 ov) (f/o)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-24
Kent 259 & 308 Derbyshire 159 & 214/8 (55.4 ov, target 409)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 423/7 (149 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 173/3 (48.4 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 182/2 (30.5 ov) Essex 295
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 129/3 (47.5 ov) Surrey 437
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