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Douglas Marillier (cricketer) biography, children, weight, height, age, records and more

Dougie Marillier is a former Zimbabwean cricketer known famously for inventing the “scoop” shot. He didn't manage to play many matches as his career had just 5 tests and 48 ODIs to his name. In whatever little cricket he played, he had done just enough to get himself a place in Cricket's history books. His aggressive and unorthodox batting style ensured he was always in the limelight. He carried Zimbabwe to quite a few remarkable victories in short but exciting career.

Name: Douglas Anthony Marillier
Nickname: Dougie, Bay City Roller
Role:Right Hand Lower Order Batsman, Right Arm Off Break Bowler


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Eye Colour: Black
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Personal Life

Date of Birth: 24th April 1978
Age (as on 2018): 40 Years
Birth Place: Salisbury (Now Harare), Rhodesia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Taurus
School: North Park Primary School
College: Eaglesvale High School
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Father: Tony Marillier
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Brother: Eian Marillier (Elder Brother), Stephen Marillier (Younger Brother)
Coach/Mentor: Barry Lake
Religion: Christianity
Address: Harare

Cricket Career

International Debut:

Test: 26 December 2000, At Wellington, Against New Zealand
ODI: 30 September 2000, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Against New Zealand

Jersey Number: 60
Major Teams: Zimbabwe, Midlands, Mashonaland Eagles
Nature on field: Calm
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  • First Batsman To Score 50 In An ODI While Batting At Number 10.
  • Fastest ODI Fifty For Zimbabwe, From 21 Balls.
  • Career Turning Point: Match Winning Knock Of 56* Against India In 2002.


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    Marital Status: Married
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    Wife/Spouse: Shellyann Marillier
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    Net Worth: ~$700K

    Awards and recognitions



    He Had A Brawl With The Zimbabwe Cricket Board That Saw Him Retire Prematurely At The Age Of Just 24.

    Lesser Known Facts

  • He Made A Return To Cricket In 2010 By Getting Picked In The 30-Man Probable List Against West Indies But Eventually Failed To Make The Final Squad.
  • He Now Works As A Property Estate Dealer For His Family Business, Marillier Properties.
  • He met with a car accident at the age of 16 and was wheel-chaired for over four months. He didn't just manage to survive that car crash but was able to play international cricket for Zimbabwe just four years later.