Douglas Carr      

Full name Douglas Ward Carr

Born March 17, 1872, Cranbrook, Kent

Died March 23, 1950, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Devon (aged 78 years 6 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Education Sutton Valence; Brasenose College, Oxford

Douglas Ward Carr
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 58 68 18 447 48 8.94 0 0 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 2 414 282 7 5/146 7/282 40.28 4.08 59.1 0 1 0
First-class 58 10718 5585 334 8/36 16.72 3.12 32.0 31 8
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 9-11, 1909 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1909 - 1914
Profile

Douglas Carr's brief career was one of cricket's more remarkable stories. He played as a right-arm medium-pace bowler at Oxford - a football-related knee injury meant he didn't make any first-class appearances - and thereafter meandered his way through very average club cricket around Maidstone. In 1908 he decided to experiment with the fairly new googly, and the following May he made such an impact in club games that Kent offered him a trial - he was by then 37. He took 5 for 65 against his old University on debut, and followed with eight wickets for Players against Gentlemen. His success brought him an England call-up, and in the final Test at The Oval against Australia he took 7 for 282. He took 60 wickets the following season as Kent won the title, and his career ended with the outbreak of the war in 1914.

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May 9, 1910

Douglas Carr in posed bowling shot 1910

Douglas Carr in posed bowling shot 1910

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Sep 7, 1909

Douglas Carr in 1909

Douglas Carr in 1909

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1910

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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