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Eddie Leadbeater      

Full name Edric Leadbeater

Born August 15, 1927, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died April 17, 2011, Huddersfield (aged 83 years 245 days)

Major teams England, Warwickshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Edric Leadbeater
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 0 40 38 20.00 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 118 138 36 1548 116 15.17 1 3 75 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 289 218 2 1/38 1/100 109.00 4.52 144.5 0 0 0
First-class 118 16561 7947 289 8/83 27.49 2.87 57.3 11 2
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Mumbai (BS), Dec 14-19, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kolkata, Dec 30, 1951 - Jan 4, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1958
Profile

Eddie Leadbeater was a diminutive legspinner who was one of a rare breed to have played for his country but not been awarded a county cap. He played seven seasons with Yorkshire (1949-56) and another two at Warwickshire (1957-58) but lacked the variety or penetration to be really successful, relying on a topspinner for variety rather than a googly. He was surprisingly summoned to India in 1951-52 as an injury replacement, where he took two expensive wickets in two Tests.
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Jun 18, 1951

Eddie Leadbeater, June 18, 1951

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