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Derek Bridge      

Full name Derek James Wilson Bridge

Born November 30, 1921, Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire

Died March 13, 2012, Builth Wells, Breconshire, Wales (aged 90 years 104 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Nephew - RCG Fortin

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 1 55 25* 9.16 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 415 261 5 2/14 52.20 3.77 83.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1947
Profile

Derek Bridge was an offspinner and lower-order batsman whose entire first-class career lasted less than two months in the glorious summer of 1947. He played once for Oxford University in May and then three times for Northamptonshire in June. The following summer he started his career as a schoolmaster at Sherborne and that was that. But he played regularly for Dorset for two decades where he had great success. His first ball in Minor Counties cricket in 1949 dismissed Cyril Washbrook and from 1954 he captained the county for 12 seasons, going on to make 173 appearances, scoring 3600 runs and taking 429 wickets. In later years he was president of the Minor Counties Cricket Association. It was on the rugby field his real success came. Described by the Independent as "tall, lithe and extremely quick on his feet, in his day he was a dashing wing three-quarter", he won his Blue three years in succession and went on to play for Barbarians, Bedford, Richmond, Dorset, Wiltshire, the East Midlands and, on one occasion, was on the reserve bench for an England international.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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