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Jardine, Douglas

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Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1958 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: English
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1900 - Born in India of Scottish descent on the 23rd of October.

1928 - He made his Test debut for England against the West Indies at Lord's.

         - His skills displayed throughout the year led Wisden to name Jardine a Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

1929 - He toured Australia with the English team.

1930 - Jardine did not play in the English Test series against the touring Australian team because he preferred to attend to business appointments that summer.

1932-1933 - Jardine was appointed captain of the English touring team to Australia, and used the Bodyline tactics ruthlessly and effectively against his opposition.

1934 - He retired from first class cricket aged 33.

1958 - Died on the 18th of June from lung cancer aged 57, in Montreux, Switzerland.



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