Rev. Robert Noel Douglas, 1868 - 1957

 

RN Douglas
Thought to be Robert Noel Douglas
Pre - 2nd World War
Robert Noel Douglas (Northwood Green, Middlesex 9 November 1868 - Colyton, Devon 27 February 1957), was one of 7 sons of Sir Robert Kennaway Douglas, and his wife Rachael Fenton.  He was an English cricketer and priest.

The Rev. Robert Douglas played both cricket and rugby football for Cambridge. He went to the University from Dulwich College in 1889 and for the three following years appeared against Oxford at Lord's, scoring as opening batsman an aggregate of 97 runs in the six innings. Twice he assisted Gentlemen against Players and he later turned out first for Surrey and then for Middlesex. Altogether he hit 2,661 runs in first-class cricket, average 23.13.

 

He played as a forward in the University rugby match of 1891 and also helped the Harlequins.

 

Mr. Robert Noel Douglas, who after having had a distinguished Academic and Athletic career at Selwyn College, Cambridge, was appointed Assistant Master at Uppingham in 1892. There he had acted as a House Master for some years before serving as headmaster of Giggleswick from 1910 to 1931.

 

He was ordained deacon (Exeter) in 1931 and as a priest in 1932. He was C. of Farway with Northleigh and Southleigh, Devon, 1931-6 and Rector there, 1936-41

 

In 1904 married Caroline Marie Augusta David (1871–1923), daughter of (Peter Julius) Paul David (1841–1932), the Director of Music at Uppingham School.

 

His brothers A.P., James and Sholto also played first-class cricket.

 

See also:
The cricketing brothers (pdf)

 

 

 

 

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