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[[File:AIF Cricket XI (AWM D00685).jpg|thumb|right|600px|The Australian Imperial Force Touring XI photographed at Lord's Cricket Ground in June 1919. Cyril Docker is first left in the middle row.]]
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[[File:AIF Cricket XI (AWM D00685).jpg|thumb|right|600px|The Australian Imperial Force Touring XI photographed at [[Lord's Cricket Ground]] in June 1919. Cyril Docker is first left in the middle row.]]
   
'''Cyril Talbot Docker''' [[Order of the British Empire|MBE]] (3 March 1884 – 26 March 1975) was an Australian cricketer active from 1909 to 1920 who played for New South Wales and the [[Australian Imperial Force Touring XI]]. He was born in [[Ryde, Sydney]] and died in [[Double Bay, Sydney]]. He appeared in 24 first-class matches as a right-handed batsman who bowled right arm fast medium pace. He scored 371 runs with a highest score of 52* and took 58 [[wicket]]s with a best performance of five for 20.<ref name=CA>[https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/5/5824/5824.html Cyril Docker at ''CricketArchive'']</ref>
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'''Cyril Talbot Docker''' [[Order of the British Empire|MBE]] (3 March 1884 – 26 March 1975) was an Australian cricketer active from 1909 to 1920 who played for [[New South Wales cricket team|New South Wales]] and the [[Australian Imperial Force Touring XI]]. He was born in [[Ryde, Sydney]] and died in [[Double Bay, Sydney]]. He appeared in 24 [[first-class cricket|first-class matches]] as a right-handed batsman who bowled right arm fast medium pace. He scored 371 runs with a highest score of 52[[not out|*]] and took 58 [[wicket]]s with a best performance of five for 20.<ref name=CA>[https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/5/5824/5824.html Cyril Docker at ''CricketArchive'']</ref>
   
 
Docker served with the [[First AIF]] in the [[First World War]], reaching the rank of [[captain]].<ref>[[Jack Pollard]], ''Australian Cricket: The Game and the Players'', Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1982, p. 317.</ref> At the [[Battle of Pozières]] in 1916 he led a group that charged the German trenches, killing 60 of the enemy and capturing four. Shortly afterwards he was injured in a bomb attack, and later suffered from [[shell shock]].<ref>[[Greg Growden]], ''Cricketers at War'', ABC Books, Sydney, 2019, p. 128.</ref> He was a made a [[Order of the British Empire|Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire]] (MBE) in the Military Division for "most valuable services rendered in the War" in the King's Birthday Honours in 1919.<ref name=VWM>{{cite web |title=Cyril Talbot Docker MBE |url=https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/121449 |website=Virtual War Memorial |accessdate=11 December 2019}}</ref>
 
Docker served with the [[First AIF]] in the [[First World War]], reaching the rank of [[captain]].<ref>[[Jack Pollard]], ''Australian Cricket: The Game and the Players'', Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1982, p. 317.</ref> At the [[Battle of Pozières]] in 1916 he led a group that charged the German trenches, killing 60 of the enemy and capturing four. Shortly afterwards he was injured in a bomb attack, and later suffered from [[shell shock]].<ref>[[Greg Growden]], ''Cricketers at War'', ABC Books, Sydney, 2019, p. 128.</ref> He was a made a [[Order of the British Empire|Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire]] (MBE) in the Military Division for "most valuable services rendered in the War" in the King's Birthday Honours in 1919.<ref name=VWM>{{cite web |title=Cyril Talbot Docker MBE |url=https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/121449 |website=Virtual War Memorial |accessdate=11 December 2019}}</ref>

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