Doug Ring

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

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.

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.


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