|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling type||Right-arm medium|
|5 wickets in innings||-||1|
|10 wickets in match||-||-|
Test debut: 20 July, 1950
Douglas John Insole, born 18 April 1926 in Clapton in east London, is a former cricketer who played for Cambridge University, Essex and in nine Test matches for England, five of them on the 1956-57 tour of South Africa where he was vice-captain to Peter May. After retiring from playing, he was prominent in cricket administration and served as chairman of the England selectors and as president of the MCC.
Insole was captain of cricket at Cambridge University and went on to captain Essex for many years. He played as a wicket-keeper, batsmen, and as a bowler. He was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1956. He was President of the MCC for the twelve months beginning 1 October 2006. For his many services to cricket, Doug Insole was appointed CBE in 1979.
Insole was chairman of selectors for the England Cricket team in the 1960s during which Geoffrey Boycott was dropped in 1967 after having scored 246 not out. Boycott admitted to still feeling aggrieved about this, over 40 years later, during commenting on the third Test between New Zealand and England at Napier on 24 March 2008.
Insole was a first team footballer for the amateur Corinthian-Casuals F.C.