Bodyline Series / Players / Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant      

Full name Leonard Eric Bryant

Born June 2, 1936, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Died November 28, 1999, Brent Knoll, Somerset (aged 63 years 179 days)

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 22 29 14 133 17 8.86 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 22 2288 943 34 5/64 27.73 2.47 67.2 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1958 - 1960
Profile

Wisden Obituary
BRYANT, LEONARD ERIC, died on November 28, 1999, aged 63. Eric Bryant was a slow left-arm bowler who played 22 first-class games for Somerset between 1958 and 1960. He walked out of county cricket shortly after being no-balled five times for throwing against Gloucestershire at Bath by umpire Hugo Yarnold; in an era where the subject was much-discussed, there had been whispers about Bryant's action, especially for his quicker ball, round the circuit. He went back and became a successful businessman in his home town, Weston-super-Mare, and both captain and groundsman of Weston CC. Tales of his eccentricity are legendary and largely unprintable, the Weston Mercury reported fondly after his death, but he is the only Weston player to have taken his cricket gear off, had a shower and then dressed in his ordinary clothes while smoking a lighted cigarette, which at no time left his lips during the whole procedure.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2000

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 28-Jul 1
Yorkshire 557/6d Durham 208 & 244/4 (70 ov) (f/o)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Jun 28-Jul 1
Hampshire 176 & 195/7 (84 ov) Middlesex 330
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jun 28-Jul 1
Sussex 601/6d Warwickshire 367/5 (122 ov)
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 Lancashire 257/4 (79 ov)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 115/3 (38 ov) Worcs 283
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 Cambridge U 99/3 (48 ov)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days