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Leland Hone      

Full name Leland Hone

Born January 30, 1853, Dublin, Ireland

Died December 31, 1896, St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland (aged 43 years 336 days)

Major teams England, Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Rugby College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 13 7 6.50 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 8 13 1 85 27 7.08 0 0 9 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1878 - 1880
Profile

Rugby educated, Leland Hone came from a well-known Irish cricketing family and was chosen to tour Australia under Lord Harris in 1878-79 after two first-class appearances (both for MCC against the universities). Primarily a middle-order batsman who occasionally kept wicket, when it became clear that Harris's side lacked a regular wicketkeeper, Hone was drafted in, making his third first-class appearance in the only Test against Australia at Melbourne. He was the first player to represent England without first playing for a county. He played four more games on the tour, one (again for MCC) in 1880 - picking up a pair - and that was that. His eight first-class appearances came on three grounds - Lord's (3), Melbourne (3) and Sydney (2). He later played for All Ireland.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton - Jul 1
Gloucs won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
North Group: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 1
Derbyshire won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
North Group: Notts v Durham at Nottingham - Jul 1
No result (abandoned with a toss)
North Group: Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - Jul 1
Yorkshire won by 5 runs
South Group: Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Jul 1
Essex won by 50 runs
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove - Jul 1
Sussex won by 7 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 1
Northants won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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