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Bruce Dooland      

Full name Bruce Dooland

Born November 1, 1923, Cowandilla, Adelaide, South Australia

Died September 8, 1980, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 56 years 312 days)

Major teams Australia, Nottinghamshire, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Bruce Dooland
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 1 76 29 19.00 255 29.80 0 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 214 326 33 7141 115* 24.37 4 41 186 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 880 419 9 4/69 5/153 46.55 2.85 97.7 1 0 0
First-class 214 52734 22332 1016 8/20 21.98 2.54 51.9 84 23
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-7, 1947 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1958
Profile

Bruce Dooland, who died suddenly in his home town of Adelaide on September 8 at the age of 56, was special on two counts. He was a legspinner, with claims to being considered the best produced anywhere in the world post-war. And he was one of a distinguished band of excellent cricketers who came to the forefront in Australia in the late 1940s at a time when competition was exceptionally keen for Test places, so that he like so many others failed to gain the honours he deserved.

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May 8, 1956

Bruce Dooland

Bruce Dooland

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Mar 15, 1946

The Australians in New Zealand, 1946. Standing: W. Watts (scorer), D. Tallon, K.R. Miller, W.J. O'Reilly, E.R.H. Toshack, B. Dooland, R.A. Hamence, E.C. Yeomans (manager). Seated: I.W. Johnson, C.V. McCool, A.L. Hassett, W.A. Brown (captain), S.G. Barnes, K.D. Meuleman, R.R. Lindwall. Note the logos on the blazers

The Australians in New Zealand, 1946

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955

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