|Full name||Harry Bruce Daer|
10 December 1918|
Hammersmith, London, England
|Died||19 December 1980
Plymouth, Devon, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Arthur Daer (brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 24 January 2011|
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. 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. 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. 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.