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move was also attacked by members who felt that seeking an "untried club player" simply because he was an amateur was outdated.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

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Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Notts v Northants at Nottingham
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Final: ENG Women v IND Women at Lord's
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Division 3 Group A: Cumbria Wmn v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
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1st Test: England U19 v India U19 at Chesterfield
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South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff
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South Group: Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton
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North Group: Lancashire v Durham at Manchester
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South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton
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South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove
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North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham
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North Group: Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds
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