Leslie Compton      

Full name Leslie Harry Compton

Born September 12, 1912, Woodford, Essex

Died December 27, 1984, Hendon, Middlesex (aged 72 years 106 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - DCS Compton, Nephew - PMD Compton, Nephew - RCD Compton, Great-nephew - NRD Compton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 274 393 46 5814 107 16.75 1 24 468 131
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 274 1069 569 12 2/21 47.41 3.19 89.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1956

Wisden Obituary
Les Compton, brother of the illustrious Denis, died on December 27, at the home of his son in Essex. He was 72. Like his gifted younger brother, Leslie Harry Compton was a first-class cricketer and footballer, playing for Middlesex between 1938 and 1956 and for Arsenal from just before the war until the early 1950s. A large man, he kept wicket, dominating by bulk and considerable reach rather than finesse, holding 468 catches and completing 131 stumpings, the majority off the slow bowling of Jim Sims, Jack Young, Walter Robins, Ian Bedford and brother Denis. He also had a few overs of medium-pace over the years, and took 12 wickets at 47.41.

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Apr 28, 1950

The Compton brothers, Leslie and Denis (on the tricycle), at Highbury, London, April 28, 1950

The Compton brothers, Leslie and Denis (on the tricycle), at Highbury

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Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side.  <I>Back</I> PI Bedford, AW Thompson, LH Gray, LH Compton,  JDB Robertson, SM Brown, JA Young. <I>Front</I>  WJ Edrich, FG Mann, RWV Robins (capt), JM Sims, DCS Compton.

Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side

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