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Gordon Leggat      

Full name John Gordon Leggat

Born May 27, 1926, Wellington

Died March 9, 1973, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 46 years 286 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Cousin - IB Leggat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 18 2 351 61 21.93 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 57 106 9 3634 166 37.46 7 23 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 57 29 69 1 1/1 69.00 14.27 29.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 15-19, 1952 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin, Feb 3-6, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1944-1956
Profile

The Cricketer obituary
John Gordon Leggat, chairman of the Board of Control of the New Zealand Cricket Council for the past seven years, died suddenly on March 9, aged 46. He had presided over the Council only six days earlier when it chose the fifteen players to tour England. An opening batsman for Canterbury, Gordon Leggat played in nine Test matches, including the memorable match at Auckland in 1955 when England routed New Zealand for 26 in the second innings. Previously he had been run out for 99 in Canterbury's match against the tourists. In 1955-56 he finished third, below B. Sutcliffe and J. R. Reid, in the averages for the tour of Pakistan and India, scoring 61, his highest in Tests, in his last Test innings. Altogether he made 351 runs for New Zealand in 18 innings, average 21-94. A barrister by profession, he managed the happy and successful 1961-62 tour to South Africa, scoring 91 not out when called upon to play in a minor match. He was a Test selector from 1959 to 1965.
The Cricketer

Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1954

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