JR Douglas

Name: Douglas, John Raymond
Date of Birth: b 24 October 1951
Career: 1973/74 - 1987/88
Teams: Carlton
Matches: 184
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RAFM

A fine fast bowler for Carlton and Victoria, John Douglas was a surprise winner of the 1982/83 Ryder Medal. In a season conducive for centuries and big scores due to the drought conditions, Douglas took 50 wickets @ 19.02 to poll 35 votes, four more than Prahran's Dav Whatmore and six more than Waverley's Roger Gill.

Douglas played six first class matches for Victoria between 1975/76 and 1978/79, taking a respectable 23 wickets @ 24.48 with best figures of 7/71 and 4/67 against South Australia at Adelaide in 1977/78. He also toured South Africa with Derrick Robins' XI in 1975/76 and was a member of Carlton's premiership teams of 1977/78 and 1978/79. A school-teacher by profession, Douglas was also a fine footballer, playing 12 VFL matches for North Melbourne in the early 70s, and winning the JN Woodrow Medal for best and fairest player in A Section Amateurs in 1971.

Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
103 33 736 10.51 51 1  

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
8861 383 23.13 8/42 16   36