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Full name Robert Noel Douglas
Born November 9, 1868, Norwood Green, Middlesex
Died February 27, 1957, Colyton, Devon (aged 88 years 110 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Eton College: Cambridge University
|First-class span||1890 - 1905|
The Rev. Robert Douglas played both cricket and rugby football for Cambridge. He went to the University from Dulwich College in 1889 and for the three following years appeared against Oxford at Lord's, scoring as opening batsman an aggregate of 97 runs in the six innings. Twice he assisted Gentlemen against Players and he later turned out first for Surrey and then for Middlesex. Altogether he hit 2,661 runs in first-class cricket, average 23.13. He played as a forward in the University rugby match of 1891 and also helped the Harlequins. He was a master at Uppingham before serving as headmaster of Giggleswick from 1910 to 1931.
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