Charlie McLeod      

Full name Charles Edward McLeod

Born October 24, 1869, Sandridge (now Port Melbourne), Victoria

Died November 26, 1918, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 49 years 33 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 29 5 573 112 23.87 1 4 0 9 0
First-class 114 179 23 3321 112 21.28 2 17 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 27 3374 1325 33 5/65 5/65 40.15 2.35 102.2 1 2 0
First-class 114 20134 8124 335 7/34 24.25 2.42 60.1 22 4
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1894 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-16, 1905 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1893/94 - 1905

While Wisden was passing through the press the news came from Melbourne by mail that Charles McLeod died on the 26th of November at his home at Toorak. Though never a great force in Australian cricket he was an excellent all-round man, good enough for a place in almost any XI. He came to England with the great Australian team of 1899, and paid us a second visit in 1905. In both tours, without doing anything startling, he justified his selection. In 1899 he was overshadowed by the many finer batsmen on the side, but he scored 545 runs, with an average of 17. The Australians were so strong that he was given a chance in only one of the five Test matches, but against England at the Oval he scored 31 not out and 77. He was always a batsman of the ultra-careful school, very strong in defence, but undistinguished in style. Bowling fairly well in 1899 he took eighty-one wickets at a rather heavy cost. The tour of 1905 found him much the same cricketer as before; he scored 722 runs and took ninety-one wickets. This time he played in all five Test matches, but did little or nothing. For many seasons -- 1893 to 1905 -- McLeod was a member of the Victorian XI in the inter-State matches. He played an innings of 112 against England at Melbourne in 1898 and scored 100 against New South Wales in 1896.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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May 29, 1905

Charlie McLeod bowling to Bernie Bosanquet - Bosanquet scored 27 but won the match with 8 for 107 in Australia's second innings, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, May 29, 1905

Charlie McLeod bowling to Bernie Bosanquet

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