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Derek Cole      

Full name Derek Henry Cole

Born March 9, 1925, Dawlish, Devon

Died April 7, 2006, Calne, Wiltshire (aged 81 years 29 days)

Major teams Civil Service, Devon, Minor Counties

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 3 4 0 86 36 21.50 0 0 1 0
List A 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 162 82 2 1/11 41.00 3.03 81.0 0 0
List A 1 72 25 1 1/25 1/25 25.00 2.08 72.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1956-1967
List A span 1969-1969
Profile

Derek Cole played for Devon for more than three decades. Educated at Teignmouth Grammar School - where he later returned briefly as a teacher - and made his debut for Devon Under-19s against Cornwall in 1939 at the age of 14. He made his full debut as a bowler in 1947, and was awarded his cap the same year after taking 11 for 77 against Dorset. He soon developed into an allrounder, making his maiden hundred in 1954 and following with two more that summer, including his career-best of 235 against Dorset. Cole's aggregate of 891 runs won him the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, and he never bettered it despite playing for another 25 years. In all, he scored 8153 runs for the county, a record which stood for many years. He made three first-class appearances, two for Minor Counties against touring sides, captaining them against Pakistan in 1967.

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