Full name Douglas Robert Steuart Bader
Born February 21, 1910, St John's Wood, London
Died September 4, 1982, Chiswick, London (aged 72 years 195 days)
Major teams Royal Air Force
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style (unknown arm) fast
Education St Edward's School, Oxford
|First-class span||1931 - 1931|
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC, the famous airman, who died on September 5, 1982, aged 72, was captain of St Edward's School, Oxford, in 1928. A good attacking bat and a useful fast-medium bowler, he later played for the RAF and in 1931 made 65, the top score, for them against the Army, a fixture which in those days had first-class status. He gained greater distinction at rugger, and at the time of the accident the following winter which cost him his legs he was in the running for an England cap..
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Knighted for services to the disabled in 1956
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"