Harry Daer

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Harry Daer
Personal information
Full name Harry Bruce Daer
Born (1918-12-10)10 December 1918
Hammersmith, London, England
Died 19 December 1980(1980-12-19) (aged 62)
Plymouth, Devon, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations Arthur Daer (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1938–1939 Essex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 60
Batting average 6.66
100s/50s –/–
Top score 17
Balls bowled 570
Wickets 11
Bowling average 35.18
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/21
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 January 2011

Harry Bruce Daer (10 December 1918 – 19 December 1980) was an English cricketer. Daer was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Hammersmith, London.

Daer made his first-class debut for Essex against Worcestershire in the 1938 County Championship. He played 7 further first-class fixtures in that season, playing one more first-class fixture in the following against Yorkshire at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.[1] Daer very much adhered to the stereotype of a tailender, scoring just 60 runs in his 9 matches at a batting average of 6.66 and a high score of 17.[2] More successful with the ball, Daer took 11 wickets at a bowling average of 35.18, with best figures of 3/21.

During World War II, Daer is mentioned in the London Gazette in January 1942 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps.[3] He died in Plymouth, Devon on 19 December 1980. Daer had survived his brother, Arthur, by five months. He too played first-class cricket, having a more successful career at the highest domestic level.

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