Ted Lester      

Full name Edward Ibson Lester

Born February 18, 1923, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Current age 91 years 162 days

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 232 347 28 10912 186 34.20 25 50 108 0
List A 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 232 318 160 3 1/7 53.33 3.01 106.0 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1945-1956
List A span 1964-1964
Profile

A right-hand batsman, Ted Lester's career with Yorkshire lasted for a decade immediately after the war. He made his debut as an amateur and in 1947 he finished third in the national averages with 657 runs in 11 innings, including three hundreds. He turned professional in 1948 and was a model of consistency, passing 1000 runs in seven of the next eight seasons, his best year coming in 1949 (when Yorkshire were joint champions) when he made 1801 runs. His form fell away sharply in 1955 when he mustered only 410 runs in 16 matches before being dropped, and he made only one outing in1956, against Scotland. He continued to play regularly for the 2nd XI. He went on to become the county's scorer, and in 1964 he made one last appearance when illness meant he was drafted into Yorkshire's side for a Gillette Cup tie at Lord's. Lester made 0 and Yorkshire lost. He continued as scorer until 1988.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 323/8
Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury - Jul 29
Kent won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jul 29
Warwickshire won by 118 runs
Group B: Glamorgan v Notts at Cardiff
Jul 30, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds
Jul 31, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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