Douglas Robert Jardine 1900-1958

Douglas JardineAs an english cricketer and captain of the England cricket team in the early 1930's, Jardine, an Old Wykehamist (the name gven to Winchester College alumni) is perhaps best known for captaining the English squad during its 1932-1933 Ashes tour of Australia.

His team employed the controversial 'Body Line' technique (where the bowler deliberately aimed the ball at the body of the batsmen), tactics employed to neutralize the opposing Australian batsmen, particulary Don Bradman, and which caused a veritable storm in the cricketing world.

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