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
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
Pakistan 260/6 England 194/3 (34.3/48 ov, target 252)
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