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Chuck Fleetwood-Smith      

Full name Leslie O'Brien Fleetwood-Smith

Born March 30, 1908, Stawell, Victoria

Died March 16, 1971, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 62 years 351 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Xavier College, Melbourne

Leslie O'Brien Fleetwood-Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 10 11 5 54 16* 9.00 0 0 1 0 0
First-class 112 117 33 617 63 7.34 0 1 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 18 3093 1570 42 6/110 10/239 37.38 3.04 73.6 4 2 1
First-class 112 26569 13519 597 9/36 22.64 3.05 44.5 57 18
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Durban, Dec 14-18, 1935 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1938 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931-1940
Profile

Leslie O'Brien Fleetwood-Smith, who died in a Melbourne hospital on March 16, aged 60, played in 10 Test matches for Australia between 1935 and 1938, taking 42 wickets. A left-arm spin bowler who changed his style after breaking his right arm as a schoolboy, he often exploited the googly and the "chinaman" with effect. In all first-class cricket his record was 597 wickets, average 22.00. "Chuck", as he was known, first toured England in 1934 when he obtained 119 wickets - including three in four deliveries against Oxford University - for 18.06 runs apiece, but failed to gain a Test place against such formidable rivals as C.V. Grimmett and W.J. O'Reilly.

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Aug 24, 1938

Len Hutton good-naturedly scraps with Chuck Fleetwood-Smith for a souvenir, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 24, 1938

Len Hutton good-naturedly scraps with Chuck Fleetwood-Smith for a souvenir

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Aug 1938

Chuck Fleetwood-Smith in action during Australia's 1938 tour of England

Chuck Fleetwood-Smith in action during Australia's 1938 tour of England

© The Cricketer International

May 12, 1938

Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, May 12, 1938

Chuck Fleetwood-Smith

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