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Barrie Leadbeater      

Full name Barrie Leadbeater

Born August 14, 1943, Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire

Current age 74 years 222 days

Major teams Yorkshire

Nickname Leady

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Harehills Secondary Modern, Leeds

Barrie Leadbeater
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 147 241 29 5373 140* 25.34 1 27 82 0
List A 106 101 20 2325 90 28.70 0 12 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 147 36 5 1 1/1 5.00 0.83 36.0 0 0
List A 106 126 95 5 3/47 3/47 19.00 4.52 25.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1966 - 1979
List A span 1969 - 1977
Umpiring statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 9-10, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 20, 2000 scorecard
ODI matches 5
ODI statistics

Barrie Leadbeater was a middle-order batsman for Yorkshire who never quite fulfilled his potential, although he was not helped by the fact he was by preference an opener. His origins were less than conventional, as he learned the game playing on the streets and also by using a marble as a ball and a ruler as a bat. His natural game was football, but as a goalkeeper he was persuaded to keep wicket for a local side - unsuccessfully - but he was hooked. Although he worked in a building society when he left school, he started playing for Yorkshire's 2nd XI in 1964 and broke into the full side in 1966. The upheavals of the late 1960s opened the door for him, and in the 1969 Gillette Cup final he scored 76. He missed much of 1970 with injury, but thereafter played regularly but, remarkably for a specialist batsman, he only made one hundred in 147 appearances. Like many, he was released by Yorkshire in less than happy circumstances - he was told by a stranger in a local gold club - but he moved seamlessly onto the first-class umpires panel and in 1983 he stood in four matches during the World Cup. He officiated in one ODI 17 years later!
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Apr 8, 2008

Barrie Leadbeater

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Apr 11, 2006

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