Doug Greasley      

Full name Douglas George Greasley

Born January 20, 1926, East Hull, Yorkshire

Died December 9, 2011 (aged 85 years 323 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 85 11 1659 104* 22.41 1 7 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 1180 573 16 4/36 35.81 2.91 73.7 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1950 - 1955

Doug Greasley was a lower middle-order batsman and slow left-armer who played for Northamptonshire for six seasons from 1950 without ever managing to secure a regular place in the XI. One of many players born in Yorkshire who went on to forge a career elsewhere, he made his debut as a spinner, taking 4 for 36 against Yorkshire, but after a hundred against Leicestershire in May 1951 - his only first-class century - his bowling was sparingly used and he became a specialist batsman, albeit one who batted low down the order. His best season was in 1952 when he scored 613 runs at 26.65. After being released he played in Scotland as a professional for more than a decade.