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Joe Blackledge      

Full name Joseph Frederick Blackledge

Born April 15, 1928, Chorley, Lancashire

Died March 19, 2008, Southport (aged 79 years 339 days)

Major teams Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Repton

Joseph Frederick Blackledge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 26 41 4 569 68 15.37 0 2 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 26 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1962 - 1962
Profile

Joe Blackledge's entire first-class career lasted one season, 1962, in which he captained Lancashire as an amateur in the last season before the amateur-professional distinction was abolished. "It is sometime since a county appointed a captain so little known," noted The Times in October 1961. That was slightly unfair as he had led the county second XI in 1950 and 1951 after completing his national service. But at the AGM a few weeks later, the move was also attacked by members who felt that seeking an "untried club player" simply because he was an amateur was outdated.

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May 20, 1962

Joe Blackledge

Joe Blackledge

© Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 144/2 (40 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7d Cardiff MCCU 36/0 (12.3 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 & 115/3 (32.2 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 220/4 (74.1 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 56/3 (25.2 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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