Derek Cole

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Derek Cole
Personal information
Full name Derek Henry Cole
Born (1925-03-09)9 March 1925
Dawlish, Devon, England
Died 7 April 2006(2006-04-07) (aged 81)
Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Height 6 ft 4[1] in (1.93 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1959–1967 Minor Counties
1947–1970 Devon
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 3 1
Runs scored 86 1
Batting average 21.50 1.00
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 36 1
Balls bowled 162 72
Wickets 2 1
Bowling average 41.00 25.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/11 1/25
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2011

Derek Henry Cole (9 March 1925 – 7 April 2006) was an English cricketer. Cole was a right-handed batsman who bowled both right-arm off break and right-arm fast-medium. He was born in Dawlish, Devon.

Cricket career[edit]

Cole made his debut for Devon in the 1947 Minor Counties Championship against the Surrey Second XI. From 1947 to 1970, he represented the county in 186 Championship matches, the last of which came against Cornwall.[2] He played a single List A match for the county against Hertfordshire in the 1969 Gillette Cup.[3] In this match he scored a single run[4] before being dismissed by Roy Wacey.[5] With the ball he took a single wicket at a cost of 25 runs.[6] Cole captained Devon in this match and in Minor counties cricket.

Cole made a number of appearances in first-class cricket during his career. The first came for the South in the North v South fixture of 1956.[7] His next two first-class appearances came for the combined Minor Counties cricket team against the touring Indians in 1959 and against eight years later against the touring Pakistanis.[8] Cole captained the side in the 1967 fixture. In his 3 first-class matches he scored 86 runs at a batting average of 21.50, with a high score of 36.[9] With the ball he took 2 wickets at a bowling average of 41.00, with best figures of 1/11.

Personal life[edit]

He was educated at Teignmouth Grammar School, later returning to the school as a teacher. He was the president of Devon County Cricket Club from 1974 to 1996.[10] He died in Chippenham, Wiltshire on 7 April 2006.


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