Johnny Douglas      

Full name John William Henry Tyler Douglas

Born September 3, 1882, Clapton, London

Died December 19, 1930, seven miles south of the Laeso Trindel Lightship, Denmark (aged 48 years 107 days)

Major teams England, Essex, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

John William Henry Tyler Douglas
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 23 35 2 962 119 29.15 1 6 0 9 0
First-class 651 1035 156 24531 210* 27.90 26 107 365 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 23 37 2812 1486 45 5/46 5/46 33.02 3.17 62.4 2 1 0
First-class 651 83528 44160 1893 9/47 23.32 3.17 44.1 113 23
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 15-21, 1911 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-8, 1925 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1901 - 1928

Johnny Douglas was said to be the fittest cricketer of his day. The body was taut and muscular. He would not have been remotely out of place in a 21st-century dressing room where a player's physical condition is too easily a fetish rather than a healthy consideration. Douglas looked more like a boxer than a Test allrounder. And that was what he was, of course. Those who yawned at his unwaveringly wearisome batting approach argued with some validity that he was worth watching only when he stepped into the ring.

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Australia v England, 1924-5 England touring party left to right back row  Bryan, Tyldesley, Tate, Toone, Whysall, Chapman, Sandham front row Strudwick, Douglas, Gilligan, Hobbs, Woolley on ground Hendren, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Howell

England touring party, 1924-25

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May 1921

A rough sea but a calm pilot - Johnny Douglas as portrayed by the Cricketer in May, 1921

A rough sea but a calm pilot

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Jan 1921

Warwick Armstrong and Johnny Douglas ahead of the Sydney Test, 1920-21

Warwick Armstrong and Johnny Douglas ahead of the Sydney Test

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1915