Eric Bryant      

Full name Leonard Eric Bryant

Born June 2, 1936, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Died November 28, 1999, Brent Knoll, Somerset (aged 63 years 179 days)

Major teams Somerset

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 22 29 14 133 17 8.86 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 22 2288 943 34 5/64 27.73 2.47 67.2 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1958 - 1960
Profile

Wisden Obituary
BRYANT, LEONARD ERIC, died on November 28, 1999, aged 63. Eric Bryant was a slow left-arm bowler who played 22 first-class games for Somerset between 1958 and 1960. He walked out of county cricket shortly after being no-balled five times for throwing against Gloucestershire at Bath by umpire Hugo Yarnold; in an era where the subject was much-discussed, there had been whispers about Bryant's action, especially for his quicker ball, round the circuit. He went back and became a successful businessman in his home town, Weston-super-Mare, and both captain and groundsman of Weston CC. Tales of his eccentricity are legendary and largely unprintable, the Weston Mercury reported fondly after his death, but he is the only Weston player to have taken his cricket gear off, had a shower and then dressed in his ordinary clothes while smoking a lighted cigarette, which at no time left his lips during the whole procedure.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2000

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 403/6 (112 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 357/5 (106.1 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 308/6 (75 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 138 Somerset 102 & 52/1 (13 ov, target 301)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 & 12/0 (7 ov) Sussex 447/8d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 48/1 (22 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 15/1 (7 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 Gloucs 22/1 (12 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 Lancashire 68/3 (27 ov)
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