Full name Derrick Walter Townshend
Born April 19, 1944, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Died June 8, 2013, Bulawayo (aged 69 years 50 days)
Major teams Rhodesia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1968/69|
A giant of a man, Dobbo Townshend had a brief and uneventful playing career but it was off the pitch that a made a huge impression as an administrator and enthusiast. At various times he was manager of the national team, coach and manager of Matabeleland, and a match referee in domestic competitions. He also put tremendous energy into the Bulawayo Athletic Club and its facilities.