1st February 1935, Dalry, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scotland v Ireland, 17th July 1954
From a cricketing family – his brother Eric was also a noted Club and District player – Dougie Barr was one of the greatest all-rounders ever to play for Scotland. He burst onto the Scottish representative cricket season shortly after leaving Melville College, first of all with the East of Scotland team in 1953 & then the full Scotland side one year later. A fast bowler, he once took 10 for 24 when playing with Melville College.
National Service shortly after led to five appearances for the full Army side in 1956. Dougie kept a regular place in the Scotland side until 1970, sometimes opening the batting but more usually middle order, mixed with hostile medium fast bowling. His cricketing attributes would have made him ideal for current one-day international cricket.
In all, Dougie scored 1508 runs for Scotland at an average of 19.3. He also took 119 wickets off 1337.4 overs at an economy rate of 2.75, the second bowler (Jimmy Allan was the first) to reach the 100-wicket milestone for Scotland.