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Leslie Townsend      

Full name Leslie Fletcher Townsend

Born June 8, 1903, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Died February 17, 1993, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand (aged 89 years 254 days)

Major teams England, Auckland, Derbyshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 0 97 40 16.16 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 493 786 75 19555 233 27.50 22 102 241 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 399 205 6 2/22 4/73 34.16 3.08 66.5 0 0 0
First-class 493 65764 22984 1088 8/26 21.12 2.09 60.4 51 16
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Georgetown, Feb 21-26, 1930 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Feb 10-13, 1934 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1939
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Dec 15, 1933

Leslie Townsend hooks Nazir Ali for a boundary, India v England, 1st Test, Bombay Gymkhana, December 15, 1933

Leslie Townsend hooks Nazir Ali for a boundary

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1934

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 46/2 (19 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7 (89.2 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 47/1 (12 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 175/4 (64 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 29/0 (8 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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