Doug Ring

Douglas Thomas Ring (14 October 1918 – 23 June 2003) was an Australian cricketer who played for Victoria and for Australia in 13 Test matches between 1948 and 1953. In 129 first-class cricket matches, he took 426 wickets bowling leg spin, and he had a top score of 145 runs, which was the only century of his career.

Doug Ring
Ring in 1948
Personal information
Full nameDouglas Thomas Ring
Born(1918-10-14)14 October 1918
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died23 June 2003(2003-06-23) (aged 84)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg break and googly
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 181)6 February 1948 v India
Last Test25 June 1953 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1938/39–1952/53Victoria
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 13 129
Runs scored 426 3,418
Batting average 22.42 23.25
100s/50s 0/4 1/20
Top score 67 145
Balls bowled 3,024 27,956
Wickets 35 451
Bowling average 37.28 28.48
5 wickets in innings 2 21
10 wickets in match 0 2
Best bowling 6/72 7/88
Catches/stumpings 5/– 93/–
Source: CricketArchive, 29 February 2008

Ring made his Test debut against India in the 1947–48 season and was picked for Australia's tour of England in 1948, the so-called "Invincibles" side, but played in only one Test match on the tour. He had greater success against West Indies in 1951–52, and South Africa the following season and made a second less successful tour of England in 1953. Following cricket, Ring held positions in industry administration in Victoria, and became a cricket radio commentator and later host of Australia's World of Sport.