Chris Balderstone      

Full name John Christopher Balderstone

Born November 16, 1940, Longwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died March 6, 2000, Carlisle, Cumberland (aged 59 years 111 days)

Major teams England, Leicestershire, Yorkshire

Nickname Baldy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Paddock County School, Huddersfield

John Christopher Balderstone
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 39 35 9.75 198 19.69 0 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 390 619 61 19034 181* 34.11 32 103 210 0
List A 238 217 37 5664 119* 31.46 5 32 77 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 96 80 1 1/80 1/80 80.00 5.00 96.0 0 0 0
First-class 390 19224 8160 310 6/25 26.32 2.54 62.0 5 0
List A 238 819 575 28 4/33 4/33 20.53 4.21 29.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 22-27, 1976 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 12-17, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1961 - 1986
List A span 1963 - 1986
Umpiring statistics
ODI debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Aug 25, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at The Oval, May 21, 1998 scorecard
ODI matches 2
ODI statistics
Profile

John Christopher Balderstone, one of the few men to have played cricket and football at the highest level, died suddenly at his home in Carlisle on March 6 at the age of 59. He had been suffering from cancer. Most success came on the cricket field where he played a major role in Leicestershire winning their first Championship title in 1975, following eight years at Yorkshire, and he won two Test caps against the all-conquering West Indies side of 1976.

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Jun 8, 1993

Umpire Chris Balderstone played professional cricket and football, June 8, 1993

Umpire Chris Balderstone played professional cricket and football

© PA Photos

1985

Chris Balderstone on the attack

Chris Balderstone on the attack

© Getty Images

Sep 17, 1981

David Gower, Gordon Parsons, Andy Roberts and Chris Balderstone wait to bat during a floodlit Lambert & Butler match at Stamford Bridge, September 17, 1981

Leicestershire players wait to bat ... in a dugout

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 309/5 (84 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 274/2 (75 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 193/4 (45 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 94/6 (52 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 342/4 (90 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 340/8 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 342/3 (96 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 341/8 (96 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 301/9 (95.2 ov)
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