Full name Charles Frederick Henry Leslie
Born December 8, 1861, Mayfair, Westminster, London
Died February 12, 1921, Mayfair, Westminster, London (aged 59 years 66 days)
Major teams England, Middlesex, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Education Rugby; Oxford University
Relation Great-grandson - MV Fleming
|Test debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1882 - Jan 2, 1883 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 17-21, 1883 scorecard|
|First-class span||1881 - 1888|
An aggressive middle-order batsman, Charles Leslie was a superb allround sportsman (he captained Rugby at cricket for three summers) whose best years came at the start of his career - he made 111 for Oxford against MCC on his first-class debut in 1881. He won Blues at Oxford in 1881, 1882 and 1883, and in 1882-83 somehow found time to undertake the arduous tour of Australia under Ivo Bligh. In his first Test, at Melbourne, he took 3 for 31 (surprisingly his best in first-class cricket) and followed with a fifty in his second on the same ground. Although he played in all four Tests, he failed to make any real impression, although he did score his career-best 144 against New South Wales. On leaving university played little first-class cricket, but he did represent Shropshire on a few occasions. While at Oxford, he won a football Blue and a racquets half Blue.
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