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Charles Leslie      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 106 54 15.14 0 1 6 0 1 0
First-class 48 86 5 1860 144 22.96 4 10 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 3 96 44 4 3/31 3/31 11.00 2.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 48 332 165 8 3/31 20.62 2.98 41.5 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1881 - 1888
Profile

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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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 62/1 (20.4 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 23/0 (10.2 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 474/6 (131.1 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 Somerset 64/3 (19 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 92/0 (25.2 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 106/3 (30.2 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 86/2 (28.1 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 114/5 (30.1 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 95/5 (30.3 ov)
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