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Stuart Leary      

Full name Stuart Edward Leary

Born April 30, 1933, Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Died August 21, 1988, Table Mountain, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa (aged 55 years 113 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Sea Point High School

Stuart Edward Leary
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 387 627 96 16517 158 31.10 18 362 0
List A 60 55 8 1051 80 22.36 0 5 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 387 9618 4935 146 5/22 33.80 3.07 65.8 2 0
List A 60 86 66 4 1/8 1/8 16.50 4.60 21.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1951 - 1971
List A span 1963 - 1971
Profile

Stuart Edward Leary was found dead on Table Mountain, Cape Town on August 23, 1988 and is thought to have died two days earlier. He was 55. He had played for Kent from 1951 to 1971, and in all first-class games he scored 16,517 runs with an average of 31.10 and took 146 wickets at 33.80 as a right-hand middle-order batsman and leg-break bowler. Quite outstanding as a schoolboy cricketer - he was Sea Point High's first South African Schools cap - rugby fly-half and soccer forward in Cape Town, he came to Britain in 1949 at the age of 16 to join Charlton Athletic as a professional soccer player. He made his first-team début two years later and was soon established as a centre-forward of skill and perception. Towards the end of this career he played for Queen's Park Rangers.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Match drawn
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 & 55/1 (17 ov) Essex 383
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 158/3 (46.1 ov) Glamorgan 353
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 298/2d Sussex 164 & 182/6 (62 ov, target 504)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Worcs won by 8 wickets
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-28
Notts won by an innings and 50 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-28
Hampshire won by 90 runs
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