Maurice Leyland      

Full name Morris Leyland

Born July 20, 1900, New Park, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Died January 1, 1967, Scotton Banks, Harrogate, Yorkshire (aged 66 years 165 days)

Major teams England, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Morris Leyland
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 41 65 5 2764 187 46.06 9 10 7 13 0
First-class 686 932 101 33660 263 40.50 80 154 246 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 27 1103 585 6 3/91 3/91 97.50 3.18 183.8 0 0 0
First-class 686 28971 13659 466 8/63 29.31 2.82 62.1 11 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1938 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1947
Profile

The death of an illustrious cricketer is always sad ; it is doubly sad when the one who goes has long stood as a symbol of the game's combined strength and merriment. Maurice Leyland, who died on January 1, aged 66, was exactly as old as this part-worn century and his first-class career embraced the inter-war years in addition to the vital season afterwards. The body of English cricket in those years was built on firm bone and muscle, but, more often than not, Leyland was its spinal column. Your Yorkshire cricketer usually has, and admits to having, certain major qualities: sturdiness, independence and a refusal to consider defeat. Leyland had all these virtues and more; where he differed from many was that his fighting was done not grimly, but with a quizzical smile; the harder the battle, the stouter the resolution and the broader the smile.

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Aug 20, 1938

Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 20, 1938

Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland scored unbeaten centuries

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Oct 23, 1932

The MCC squad for the 1932-33 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Back: George Duckworth, Tommy Mitchell, The Nawab of Pataudi, Maurice Leyland, Harold Larwood, Eddie Paynter, Bill Ferguson (scorer). Middle: Plum Warner (manager), Les Ames , Hedley Verity, Bill Voce, Bill Bowes, Freddie Brown, Maurice Tate, Dick Palairet (assistant manager). Front: Herbert Sutcliffe, Bob Wyatt, Douglas  Jardine (captain), Gubby Allen, Wally Hammond.

The MCC squad for the 1932-33 tour of Australia and New Zealand

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Sep 28, 1932

England players on board the <i>Orontes</i> travelling to Australia, September 28, 1932

England players on board the Orontes travelling to Australia

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1929

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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