Full name Edric Leadbeater
Born August 15, 1927, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Died April 17, 2011, Huddersfield (aged 83 years 245 days)
Major teams England, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||India v England at Mumbai (BS), Dec 14-19, 1951 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Kolkata, Dec 30, 1951 - Jan 4, 1952 scorecard|
|First-class span||1949 - 1958|
Eddie Leadbeater was a diminutive legspinner who was one of a rare breed to have played for his country but not been awarded a county cap. He played seven seasons with Yorkshire (1949-56) and another two at Warwickshire (1957-58) but lacked the variety or penetration to be really successful, relying on a topspinner for variety rather than a googly. He was surprisingly summoned to India in 1951-52 as an injury replacement, where he took two expensive wickets in two Tests.
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