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Ted Lester      

Full name Edward Ibson Lester

Born February 18, 1923, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Died March 23, 2015, Scarborough, Yorkshire (aged 92 years 33 days)

Major teams HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, North of England, TN Pearce's XI, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Edward Ibson Lester
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 232 347 28 10912 186 34.20 25 50 108 0
List A 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 232 318 160 3 1/7 53.33 3.01 106.0 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1945 - 1956
List A span 1964 - 1964
Profile

A forceful and entertaining right-hand batsman, Ted Lester's career with Yorkshire lasted for a decade immediately after the war. He made his debut as an amateur at his home ground of North Marine Road - Herbert Sutcliffe's last match - and in 1947 he finished third in the national averages with 657 runs in 11 innings, including three hundreds. He turned professional in 1948 and was a model of consistency, passing 1000 runs in seven of the next eight seasons. In the golden summer of 1947, he finished third in the national averages to the great Middlesex and England pair, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, who each scored over 3,000 first class runs: he turned out in only 11 first team matches that season but still averaged 73 which was exactly the same as he did in the second team.

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Jun 23, 1954

Ted Lester enjoyed a successful career for Yorkshire, June 23, 1954

Ted Lester enjoyed a successful career for Yorkshire

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Jan 1, 1948

Ted Lester in 1948, January 1, 1948

Ted Lester in 1948

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - May 3-6
Derbyshire 205 Glamorgan 103/4d
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 3-6
Leics 386 & 196 Kent 268
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton - May 3-6
Northants 385 & 165/3 Lancashire 436
Only ODI: Ireland v England at Dublin
May 8, 2015 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
Somerset v N Zealanders at Taunton
May 8-11, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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