On This Day: Interview with Doug Insole


On this day in 1926, Doug Insole CBE was born in Clapton, London and he would go on to become one of the most influential people in the history of Essex County Cricket Club.

With an Essex playing career which spanned from 1947-63, Doug played 345 first-class matches during this time, whilst also captaining the side between 1950-60.

Later on in life, he had roles which included President of the MCC, Chairman of Selectors, followed by President of Essex County Cricket Club before passing away in 2017 at the age of 91.

We delved into the archives on what would have been his 94th birthday to bring you a feature-length interview with Doug by the late Ralph Dellor, and we hope you enjoy listening…