Leslie Thompson      

Full name Leslie Baines Thompson

Born November 12, 1908, Brentford, Middlesex

Died April 23, 1990, Canada (aged 81 years 162 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 6 4 2 16 13 8.00 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 6 673 248 5 3/50 49.60 2.21 134.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1946 - 1949

Leslie Thompson, who died in Canada on April 23, 1990, aged 81, played in six matches as an amateur for Middlesex in the seasons immediately after the Second World War. A swing bowler with the ability to move the ball both ways, and often late, he took three of his five first-class wickets (average 49.60) on début, against Northamptonshire at Lord's, when he also made the match safe for Middlesex by coming in at the fall of the ninth wicket and playing a maiden over. Most of his cricket was played for the Ealing club, for whom he took 100 wickets 11 times and 2,571 in all at a cost of 12.97. He played fairly regularly for the Middlesex Second Eleven, whom he occasionally captained.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Derby - Apr 30
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Apr 30
Essex won by 25 runs
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 30
Surrey won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Leics v Worcs at Leicester - Apr 30
Worcs won by 42 runs
South Group: Middlesex v Gloucs at Lord's - Apr 30
Gloucs won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Apr 30
Somerset won by 9 runs (D/L method)
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