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Doug Insole      

Full name Douglas John Insole

Born April 18, 1926, Clapton, London

Current age 89 years 10 days

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Douglas John Insole
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 17 2 408 110* 27.20 1 1 0 8 0
First-class 450 743 72 25241 219* 37.61 54 126 366 6
List A 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 450 9020 4680 138 5/22 33.91 3.11 65.3 1 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 20-25, 1950 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Birmingham, May 30-Jun 4, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1963
List A span 1969 - 1969
Profile

Doug Insole was probably better known for his influence on cricket after the end of his playing days rather than his exploits on the field. He was however, a fine batsman, who made over 50 first-class hundreds and had a modest Test career. His method was unorthodox, with an open stance, and a dominant bottom hand. This made him vulnerable to the ball moving away from him, but an excellent eye, combined with great concentration and tenacity, made him successful. He adapted his methods to the state of the game, but his natural inclination was to score at a fast rate.

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May 17, 2007

Doug Insole walks with the Queen to meet the England and West Indies teams, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, May 17, 2007

Doug Insole walks with the Queen to meet the England and West Indies teams

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May 3, 2006

Doug Insole, president-elect of MCC, May 3, 2006

Doug Insole, president-elect of MCC

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Jul 5, 1979

Doug Insole

Doug Insole

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1956

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 265 Durham 339 & 115/2
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 & 253/6 Derbyshire 545/9d
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 & 296/4 Hampshire 276
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 252 & 148/3 (f/o)
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 429 Leics 305 & 44/1
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 & 310 Middlesex 317 & 31/0
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 & 95/2 Essex 610/8d
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 & 108/2 Yorkshire 303
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