Leo Bennett      

Full name Alfred Charles Leopold Bennett

Born December 31, 1914, West Norwood, London

Died September 24, 1971, Thames Ditton, Surrey (aged 56 years 267 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 16 29 0 586 68 20.20 0 3 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 16 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1947-1949
Profile

Wisden Overview
Major Leo Bennett was the man who, so the story goes, Surrey wanted to appoint as their first post-war captain in 1946 but an administrative blunder led to the position being offered to Major Nigel Bennett, a far less capable cricketer. Leo Bennett was well know in club cricket, captaining the BBC side for many years, as well as writing on the subject. He also captained the Club Cricket Conference and played in wartime matches for the British Empire XI. Between 1947 and 1949 he played intermittently for Northamptonshire with no real success.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 113/3 Northants 221
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 291/6
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 30/4
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 101/2
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 23/0
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 20/1
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