Leo Bennett      

Full name Alfred Charles Leopold Bennett

Born December 31, 1914, West Norwood, London

Died September 24, 1971, Thames Ditton, Surrey (aged 56 years 267 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 16 29 0 586 68 20.20 0 3 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 16 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1949
Profile

Wisden Overview
Major Leo Bennett was the man who, so the story goes, Surrey wanted to appoint as their first post-war captain in 1946 but an administrative blunder led to the position being offered to Major Nigel Bennett, a far less capable cricketer. Leo Bennett was well know in club cricket, captaining the BBC side for many years, as well as writing on the subject. He also captained the Club Cricket Conference and played in wartime matches for the British Empire XI. Between 1947 and 1949 he played intermittently for Northamptonshire with no real success.

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 58/1 (20 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 23/0 (10 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 473/6 (130 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 Somerset 61/3 (18 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 91/0 (25 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 105/3 (30 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 86/2 (28 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 114/5 (30 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 94/5 (30 ov)
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