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Douglas Steel      

Full name Douglas Quintin Steel

Born June 19, 1856, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire

Died December 2, 1933, Upton, Cheshire (aged 77 years 166 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Relation Brother - AG Steel, Brother - HB Steel, Brother - EE Steel, Nephew - AI Steel

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 57 89 3 1674 158 19.46 1 8 28 4
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 57 396 173 7 5/65 24.71 2.62 56.5 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1876-1887
Profile

Douglas Steel, a member of the famous Lancashire family of which A. G. was the most illustrious, died on December 2 at Upton, Cheshire. He was a member of the Uppingham School XI for five seasons-- 1871 to 1875--and led the side in the last two years. At this time, Uppingham, thanks to the excellent work of their coach, H. H. Stephenson, were very strong, among Mr. Steel's contemporaries being his brother A. G., A. P. Lucas, W. S. Patterson, S. S. Schultz and H. T. Luddington--all Cambridge Blues. D. Q. Steel was in the Cambridge eleven for four years-- 1876 to 1879--and batted very well in the first two years. His career for Lancashire extended from 1876 to 1886. His only century in first-class cricket was 158 for Cambridge University v. Surrey at the Oval in 1877.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 127/3
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 310/3
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 64/7
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210
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