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Stuart Symington      

Full name Stuart Johnston Symington

Born September 16, 1926, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex

Died December 11, 2009, Herefordshire (aged 83 years 86 days)

Major teams Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 23 40 6 744 65 21.88 0 3 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 23 2753 1448 36 5/45 40.22 3.15 76.4 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1949
Profile

Stuart Symington, a seam bowler and reasonable middle-order batsman, captained Leicestershire in 1949 in what his only full season of first-class cricket. He played for the county in the war - his first outing came as a 17-year-old - and he made his first-class debut in 1948 when he played twice. In 1949 Leicestershire were in need of a new captain and, as dictated by financial and social rules of the time, he had to be an amateur. Symington was a perfect and willing candidate.

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