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Name:
Walters, Doug
Date of Birth:
21-12-1945
Place of Birth:
Dungog
Career:
Test: 1965 - 1981
ODI: 1971 - 1981
Teams:
Australia (Country)
NSW (Regional)

Larrrikin Doug Walters enters Hall of Fame

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Doug Walters: Larrikin Aussie scored a century on debut 

Walters, Doug

Doug Walters was an attacking batsman, and also as known as a larrikin for his impish fun filled lifestyle and deadpan humour.

At a tender age of 17, Walters, batting at No. 7, made his first class debut with a splash for NSW. He scored a fearless 50 in the second innings against an attack that included Wes Hall.

Walters made his debut in Test cricket on 10 December 1965 at The Gabba against England in the 1965-66 - and went onto play until 1981.

Walters made a memorable Test debut at the age of 19 in 1965. Coming in to bat at No. 6 with score reading 4 for 125, Walters scored 155, thus becoming only the ninth Australian to score a century on his debut.

Walters’ record in England is a statistical anomaly. He started with 81 and 86 on his debut in England at Manchester in 1968 . In 17 further Tests on English soil, he averaged 21.4. However, in every other country round the world — Australia, West Indies, India, South Africa — he averaged 56.24. Walters toured England four times but never got a Test hundred.

Walters made 5357 runs in 74 Tests at 48.26 including 15 centuries.He was also a superb fielder and attacking medium paceman who broke partnerships. He took 49 Test wickets.

Walters received an MBE for his service to the game of cricket.In 2011, he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame along with 33 other cricket legends.

Source: CricketCrowd Staff Reporter 


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