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Leslie Townsend      

Full name Leslie Fletcher Townsend

Born June 8, 1903, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Died February 17, 1993, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand (aged 89 years 254 days)

Major teams England, Auckland, Derbyshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 0 97 40 16.16 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 493 786 75 19555 233 27.50 22 102 241 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 399 205 6 2/22 4/73 34.16 3.08 66.5 0 0 0
First-class 493 65764 22984 1088 8/26 21.12 2.09 60.4 51 16
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Georgetown, Feb 21-26, 1930 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Feb 10-13, 1934 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1939
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Dec 15, 1933

Leslie Townsend hooks Nazir Ali for a boundary, India v England, 1st Test, Bombay Gymkhana, December 15, 1933

Leslie Townsend hooks Nazir Ali for a boundary

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1934

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 81/2 (29.2 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 388/4 (91.2 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 & 48/1 (11.1 ov) Essex 423
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 468/9 (140 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 183/2 (52.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 3/1 (2.2 ov, target 452)
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