Doug Walters

Australia - NSW

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Doug Walters' popularity as one of Australia's cricketing legends has continued long after his retirement from his first-class cricket career.
He first earned his place in the Australian Test side against England at Brisbane in the 1965-66 season. He scored 155, coming to the wicket with Australia 4-125. At 19 years 357 days he was the third-youngest Australian to score a Test century.

Highlights of his career include his double century, (242) and single century (103) in the same match, against the West Indies at the SCG during the 1968-69 season. He also scored century before lunch, against a World X1 at the MCG during the 1971-72 season. Doug scored a century between lunch and tea in Trinidad against the West Indies in 1973, and a century between tea and stumps against England at the WACA in Perth during the 1974-75 season.

Throughout his career Doug scored 5,357 Test runs. His highest score was 250 against New Zealand in Christchurch in February, 1977. Doug's average stands at 48.26. During his career, Doug made 33 50's and 15 100's. He took 49 Test wickets. Doug was awarded an MBE for his services to cricket in June, 1975.

Today Doug is still very much involved in cricket. He participates in many social and charity matches and conducts coaching clinics for youngsters. He writes media articles and does some match commentary.

Off field Doug was renowned for his humour and love of practical jokes. Some of these stories are featured in his books "One For The Road", published in October, 1988 and "Two For The Road", published in October, 1992.

Doug is a modest man, with an interesting story to tell - even to the non-cricketer.


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