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Les Poidevin      

Full name Leslie Oswald Sheridan Poidevin

Born November 5, 1876, Merrilla, New South Wales

Died November 18, 1931, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 55 years 13 days)

Major teams Lancashire, London County, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 149 234 21 7022 179 32.96 14 31 163 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 149 1927 46 8/66 41.89 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1895/96 - 1908

Les Poidevin was a thoroughly sound and watchful, if not particularly attractive batsman, being quite content, however long he had been at the wicket, to play the good ball but rarely failing to punish anything loose. He had already made a name in New South Wales cricket when he came to England to study medicine. At that time Australia as well as England were very rich in first-class batsmen, and Poidevin did not enjoy the distinction of making a mark in Test cricket, but in the Australian season of 1901 he took part in what then was the record score for an innings. New South Wales put together 918 and his 140 not out was the fifth century obtained, the others being 168 by Syd Gregory, 153 by M. A. Noble, 119 by R. A. Duff and 118 by Frank Iredale. South Australia were beaten by an innings and 605 runs, one of the most overwhelming victories ever obtained in cricket. This score has twice been excelled by Victoria with 1,059 against Tasmania at Melbourne and again four seasons later in December, 1926, with 1,107 against New South Wales at Melbourne.

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