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Len Dolding      

Full name Desmond Leonard Dolding

Born December 13, 1922, Oordegem, Belgium

Died November 23, 1954, Wembley, Middlesex (aged 31 years 345 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 3 1 11 8 5.50 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 3 162 103 3 3/43 34.33 3.81 54.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1950-1951
Profile

Wisden obituary
Desmond Leonard Dolding, who died in hospital on November 23, aged 31, as the result of injuries received in a motor-car accident, was a member of the MCC staff for seven years. He played only once for Middlesex, in 1951, but as a right-arm leg-break bowler took part in many games for MCC. A brilliant fieldsman, he acted as twelfth man for England in the second Test match with New Zealand at Lord's in 1949 and was summoned to Leeds to stand by as substitute in the fourth Test with Australia in 1953. An sssociation footballer of ability, he played as a wing forward for Queen's Park Rangers, Chelsea and Norwich City and was on the books of Margate at the time of his death. In the second World War, he served as a bomb-aimer with the RAF, where, as in sport, his quiet and likeable personality made him very popular.
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