Doug Ring      

Full name Douglas Thomas Ring

Born October 14, 1918, Hobart, Tasmania

Died June 23, 2003, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 84 years 252 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Cousin - AF Lovett

Douglas Thomas Ring
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 21 2 426 67 22.42 0 4 2 5 0
First-class 129 169 22 3418 145 23.25 1 20 93 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 23 3024 1305 35 6/72 8/132 37.28 2.58 86.4 0 2 0
First-class 129 27956 12847 451 7/88 28.48 2.75 61.9 21 2
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 6-10, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 25-30, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938-1953
Profile

The burly, beamish Doug Ring never appeared a great cricketer, but that was mainly because he played in a team and an era full of them. As it was, his leg-spin was thoughtful, his batting hearty and his record impressive enough to earn him inclusion in Sir Donald Bradman's all-conquering Ashes team of 1948. In 13 Tests over almost six years, he obtained 35 wickets at 37.28 and 426 runs at 22.42. He might have achieved more but for spending most of his 20s in the army, and injuring his back while lifting the gun carriage of a twenty-five pounder in New Guinea.

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May 16, 1948

Don Bradman, 'box' in position, prepares to tune up in the nets at Lord's, 1948. Behind him, waiting to bowl, are Ernie Toshack (left) and Doug Ring, Lord's, May 1948

Don Bradman, 'box' in position, prepares to tune up in the nets

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