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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move was also attacked by members who felt that seeking an "untried club player" simply because he was an amateur was outdated.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
Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street - Sep 1-4
Durham 213 & 126/6 (38.2 ov) Hampshire 251
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 Northants 143/3 (35 ov)
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 25/0 (10 ov)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 Gloucs 22/0 (6.5 ov)
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 Surrey 227/5 (67 ov)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 Warwickshire 21/1 (10 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 Sussex 251/3 (66 ov)
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 1-4
Somerset 110 & 44/2 (19 ov) Yorkshire 391
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