Doug Slade

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Doug Slade
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 280 45
Runs scored 5275 452
Batting average 18.06 14.12
100s/50s 1/? 0/1
Top score 125 54
Balls bowled - 978
Wickets 502 21
Bowling average 23.47 25.19
5 wickets in innings 14 0
10 wickets in match 1 N/A
Best bowling 7-47 3-21
Catches/stumpings 193/0 11/0
Source: Cricinfo

Douglas Norman Frank Slade (born 24 August 1940, Feckenham, Redditch, Worcestershire) is a former English cricketer who played for Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Slade scored 5275 runs at 18.06 and took 502 wickets at 23.47 with his slow left hand bowling in a career with Worcestershire that lasted from 1958 until 1971.

Slade came to prominence in his first season by taking 52 cheap wickets. 97 wickets (19.83) saw him attracting the attention of the cricket press.[1] A useful batsman, Slade appeared to have a chance of a significant career. However the advent of Norman Gifford in 1960 began to restrict Slade's opportunities. He played only twice in 1961 and when he did make the First Eleven, he found himself frequently used as the sixth bowler. The registration of Basil D'Oliveira further restricted Slade's prospects. Apart from 71 wickets in 1963, he became a bit part player, though he scored 634 runs in 1969, scoring 125 against Leicestershire at Grace Road, one of two centuries.

Slade left New Road in 1971 and played with considerable success for Shropshire and in the Birmingham League.[2]


  1. ^ Cricketer 1959 "Prominent Young Cricketers" article
  2. ^ First in the Field - A History of the Birmingham League

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