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Harold Stephenson      

Full name Harold William Stephenson

Born July 18, 1920, Haverton Hill, Co Durham

Died April 23, 2008 (aged 87 years 280 days)

Major teams Dorset, Somerset

Also known as birth registered as William Harold Stephenson

Nickname Steve

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Harold William Stephenson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 463 747 90 13195 147* 20.08 7 746 334
List A 2 2 0 20 16 10.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 463 135 1 1/0 135.00 0 0
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1964
List A span 1963 - 1968
Profile

Harold Stephenson was Somerset's first-choice keeper for almost two decades after World War Two. The war meant he did not play competitive cricket until 1947, by which time he was 27, and after a season at Durham he moved to Taunton as a professional. He played a few games as a batsman in 1948 but took over from Wally Luckes in the following summer and held his place until he injured his back in a fall at his home in May 1964.

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Jun 25, 1961

The Somerset squad in 1961. Back: John Miles Lawrence, Brian Langford, Ken Palmer, T. Tout (scorer), Graham Atkinson, Ken Biddulph, Haydn Sully, Brian Roe. Front: Colin Atkinson, James Geoffrey Lomax, Harold Stephenson, Bill Alley, Peter Wight.

The Somerset squad in 1961

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May 25, 1961

Harold Stephenson

Harold Stephenson

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May 24, 1951

Keeper Harold Stephenson and fielder John Lawrence try to catch a ball off Surrey's Geoffrey Whittaker, Surrey v Somerset, County Championship, 2nd day, The Oval, May 24, 1951

Keeper Harold Stephenson and fielder John Lawrence try to catch a ball off Surrey's Geoffrey Whittaker

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South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - Jul 24
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North Group: Northants v Durham at Northampton - Jul 24
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Somerset won by 33 runs (D/L method)
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