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Frank Lee      

Full name Frank Stanley Lee

Born July 24, 1905, St John's Wood, London

Died March 30, 1982, Westminster, London (aged 76 years 249 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Somerset

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Relation Brother - HW Lee, Brother - JW Lee

Frank Stanley Lee
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 331 586 38 15310 169 27.93 23 68 159 12
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 331 1363 862 25 5/53 34.48 3.79 54.5 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1925-1947
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 23-26, 1949 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test matches 29
Test statistics
Profile

Frank Lee, who died suddenly on March 30, 1982, was the youngest of three brothers who attained distinction in first-class cricket. The eldest, Harry, went in first for Middlesex for years. Jack and Frank, seeing no opening in Middlesex, migrated to Somerset, where they opened the innings together for several seasons and on one occasion put up a hundred together thrice in four days. Jack was killed in action in Normandy. Frank had a couple of trials for Middlesex in August 1925, but although in his first innings he scored a valuable 42 in two hours against Worcestershire, was not persevered with. He started to play for Somerset in 1929 and within a few weeks had shown his value with innings of 62 and 107 against Hampshire. He finished the season with 852 runs and an average of 19.81. After a disappointing year in 1930, he got his thousand runs for the first time in 1931: indeed, the three Lees provided the first instance of three professional brothers achieving the feat in the same season. It was in that year, too, that Luckes, the regular wicket-keeper, being out of action, Frank Lee, always a good fielder, took over his position and emerged from the ordeal without discredit. His great season was 1938, when he became the first Somerset player to score 2,000 runs in a summer and also the first to make three hundreds in successive innings: his final figures were 2,019 runs with an average of 44.86. His highest innings for the county was 169 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1946. Somerset went in 209 runs in arrears, but Lee, batting for six hours, averted any danger of defeat. One of his best performances was against the Australians in 1934, when he went in first and carried his bat for 59 out of a total of 116 against O'Reilly on a damp wicket. In 1947 he had a record benefit for the county, but his own form was poor and he retired at the end of the season.

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