Doug Ring

Former Australian Test all-rounder Doug Ring (pix, left), a key member of the 1948 'Invincibles' side, died at the age of 84, the Australian Cricket Board announced. Ring, who made his debut for Australia in the fifth Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1948, was a right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler. He turned out for Australia in 13 Tests, scoring 426 runs at an average of 22.42 and claiming 35 wickets at 37.28 apiece.

He also enjoyed a successful first-class career spanning 14 years (1938-39 to 1952-53), in which he made 3418 runs and captured 451 wickets. Ring is survived by his wife Lesley, three children, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. ACB Chairman Bob Merriman extended his deep condolences to the Ring family.

"On behalf of the Australian Cricket Board, I extend sincere condolences to the Ring family. Doug represented his country, State and club with pride and distinction and will long be remembered for the role he played on Australia's 1948 tour of England under the late Sir Donald Bradman," he said.

There are now seven surviving members of that undefeated team that toured England — Bill Brown, Ron Hammence, Neil Harvey, Bill Johnston, Sam Loxton, Keith Miller and Arthur Morris.