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Leslie Payn      

Full name Leslie William Payn

Born May 6, 1915, Umzinto, Natal

Died May 2, 1992, Scottburgh, Natal (aged 76 years 362 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm slow-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 51 51 5 657 103 14.28 1 1 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 51 12516 3893 151 8/89 25.78 1.86 82.8 4 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1936/37 - 1952/53

Leslie Payn was a left-arm spinner and very useful right-handed batsman who played for Natal between 1936-37 and 1952-53, and later he became a stalwart for many years for the Natal Country Districts and SA Country Districts teams. He had a sensational start to his first-class career in December, 1936. For Natal he grabbed 8-89 against Orange Free State the first time he bowled, followd by 3-120 and match-figures of 11-209. In his third match against arch-rivals Transvaal later that month he slammed 103, adding 240 for the seventh wicket with Dudley Nourse, who scored 260 not out. He finished his maiden season with 22 wickets (30.63). He toured England in 1947 as one of six spinners - the others were Athol Rowan, NBF "Tufty" Mann, Ian Smith, and part-timers Denis Begbie and Bruce Mitchell - but did not appear in any of the Test matches. He had a quiet tour, playing in only 10 of the 28 first-class matches, capturing 17 wickets at 33.58 and scoring 102 runs (11.33).