Dorset-born Reg Dare played for Exeter City in 1950/51. He joined the club from Southampton after being given a belated opportunity in professional football. Better-known as a cricketer, he played in 109 first-class matches for Hampshire between 1949 and 1954.
Reg played for Hampshire side Alton Town prior to being given a professional opportunity by Southampton at the age of 27. He was unable to break into the first-team at a time he was making more headway as a cricketer with Hampshire.
Released by Saints to join Exeter City in August 1950, his Grecians debut was delayed by cricketing commitments and eventually came in the 4-2 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in October 1950.
Retaining his place for the next three games, and making further appearances in February and April, Reg totalled half-a-dozen games in his solitary season at St James' Park before leaving for Dorchester Town.
Continuing to play for Hampshire until 1954, and scoring a century against Worcestershire in 1952, he later played for Buckinghamshire and died in Bournemouth in 1993.