August 15, 1927, Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
April 17, 2011, Huddersfield, (aged 83y 245d)
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Eddie Leadbeater was a diminutive legspinner who was one of a rare breed to have played for his country but not been awarded a county cap. He played seven seasons with Yorkshire (1949-56) and another two at Warwickshire (1957-58) but lacked the variety or penetration to be really successful, relying on a topspinner for variety rather than a googly. He was surprisingly summoned to India in 1951-52 as an injury replacement, where he took two expensive wickets in two Tests.
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