Full Name

Charles Lee

Born

March 17, 1924, Eastwood, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Died

September 03, 1999, Leicester, (aged 75y 170d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

LEE, CHARLES, died on September 3, 1999, aged 75. Charlie Lee was a schoolteacher who deputised for Len Hutton as Yorkshire's opening batsman in 1952, and promptly scored 74. It was his Championship debut, after one undistinguished match against Scotland, and it turned out to be the end of his Yorkshire career as well. Curiously, a far smaller innings proved to be the making of him. A year later, he made 23 against the Australians at Stoke-on-Trent for the Minor Counties, who were bowled out for 56 and 65, mainly by Lindwall and Benaud. Derbyshire were sufficiently impressed to sign him. He was held up when he broke a leg playing football but, after finally getting into the team, Lee established himself as a typical Derbyshire batsman of the period, making 1,000 for eight successive seasons, nudging the ball a lot but never the selectors. Very occasionally, he would break out, especially during run-chases: Lee hit five sixes off Jim McConnon at Swansea in 1958, and five more at Lord's in 1961. In 1963, he became county captain but, with Les Jackson fading out, he had a hard time and the team came bottom; they rose to 12th in 1964 before Lee decided to go back to teaching. His team-mates remember him as a cheerful, kindly man, steeped in cricket lore.
Wisden Cricketers' Almananck

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC271472161212915026.598692020
List A220424221.000010
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC2711615721212/934.332.6776.900
List A2000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1952 - 1964
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1964