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Full name Leyland Arthur Sanders
Born October 17, 1927, Sandgate, Queensland
Died January 3, 2005, Forestville, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 77 years 78 days)
Major teams Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary
SANDERS, LEYLAND ARTHUR, died on January 3, 2005, aged 77. Ley Sanders was a Queensland wicketkeeper-batsman of the early 1950s whose career was blocked by the presence of Don Tallon and Wally Grout. Giving up the gloves, he was unable to make enough runs to hold his place, though he played some valuable defensive innings in his ten first-class matches.
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