Desmond Leonard Dolding (13 December 1922 – 23 November 1954) was an English footballer and cricketer.
He was a fine footballer playing as a winger for Chelsea (27 league appearances in 1946 - 1948) and Norwich City (12 appearances). He played non-league football for Wealdstone, Dover and Margate. Played in winning Wealdstone team in Middlesex Sports Red Cross final at Wembley in 1942 - beating RAF, Uxbridge in extra time. (said to be first amateur final played at Wembley) 
He was on the MCC staff for seven years. His main claim to fame on the cricket pitch was as a 12th Man for England in the Lord's Test of 1949. He played only once for Middlesex, in 1951, but as a right-arm leg-break bowler took part in many games for MCC.
Death and afterward
On 12 November 1954, Dolding was a passenger in a car that collided with a trolley bus standard in Wembley. The car was being driven by Middlesex teammate Sid Brown. Dolding died on 23 November 1954.
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- Wisden's Cricketers Almanac 1955