Charles Lee      

Full name Charles Lee

Born March 17, 1924, Eastwood, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Died September 3, 1999, Leicester (aged 75 years 170 days)

Major teams Derbyshire, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 271 472 16 12129 150 26.59 8 69 202 0
List A 2 2 0 42 42 21.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 271 1615 721 21 2/9 34.33 2.67 76.9 0 0
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1964
List A span 1963 - 1964
Profile

LEE, CHARLES, died on September 3, 1999, aged 75. Charlie Lee was a schoolteacher who deputised for Len Hutton as Yorkshire's opening batsman in 1952, and promptly scored 74. It was his Championship debut, after one undistinguished match against Scotland, and it turned out to be the end of his Yorkshire career as well. Curiously, a far smaller innings proved to be the making of him. A year later, he made 23 against the Australians at Stoke-on-Trent for the Minor Counties, who were bowled out for 56 and 65, mainly by Lindwall and Benaud. Derbyshire were sufficiently impressed to sign him. He was held up when he broke a leg playing football but, after finally getting into the team, Lee established himself as a typical Derbyshire batsman of the period, making 1,000 for eight successive seasons, nudging the ball a lot but never the selectors. Very occasionally, he would break out, especially during run-chases: Lee hit five sixes off Jim McConnon at Swansea in 1958, and five more at Lord's in 1961. In 1963, he became county captain but, with Les Jackson fading out, he had a hard time and the team came bottom; they rose to 12th in 1964 before Lee decided to go back to teaching. His team-mates remember him as a cheerful, kindly man, steeped in cricket lore.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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