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Full name Leonard James Moon
Born February 9, 1878, Kensington, London
Died November 23, 1916, near Karasouli, Salonica, Greece (aged 38 years 288 days)
Major teams England, Cambridge University, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Westminster; Pembroke College, Cambridge
Relation Brother - WR Moon
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Mar 6-8, 1906 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 30-Apr 2, 1906 scorecard|
Second Lieutenant Leonard James Moon died of wounds on November 23. He was in the Westminster XI in 1894 and two following seasons, heading the averages with 25.71 in 1895 and being second in 1896 with 46.69. In the last-mentioned year he played an innings of 57 against Charterhouse. Proceeding to Cambridge, he obtained his blue and both in 1899 and 1900 played against Oxford. In the former year, when he scored 138 v. the Australians, he was second in the averages with 28.07, and in the latter fifth with 27.09. In his two matches against Oxford he made 154 runs in four innings, and in 1900 (when his scores were 58 and 60) scored 101 for the first wicket in the second innings with J. Stanning (60). In 1898 he had become a member of the M.C.C. and in the following season began to play for Middlesex. Against Gloucestershire at Lord's in 1903 he and P. F. Warner made 248 together for the first wicket, and five years later the same pair scored 212 for the opening partnership v. Sussex on the same ground. In the autumn of 1905 he was second in the averages for the M.C.C.'s team in America with 33.00, and before the next season opened toured South Africa with another M.C.C. side. During the latter tour he made 826 runs with an average of 27.33. He was a vigorous batsman who could cut well, and a useful wicket-keeper. At association football he gained high honours, obtaining his blue for Cambridge and playing for the Corinthians.
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