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Len Johnson
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Len Johnson

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1948 - 1948

Full Name

Leonard Joseph Johnson

Born

March 18, 1919, Ipswich, Queensland

Died

April 20, 1977, Silkstone, Queensland, (aged 58y 33d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

A Queensland stalwart of the post-war years, Joseph Leonard `Len' Johnson, died in Ipswich on April 20. Born in 1919, he first attracted attention in the so-called Sheffield Shield competition for Australian troops at Bougainville, in the Solomons, at the end of the war. Norm McMahon, treasurer of the present Australian touring team, also played there. Len Johnson was a fast-medium right-arm bowler and strong hitter in the lower order. His eventual tally of 171 wickets in 43 Shield matches for Queensland was a State record until overtaken by Ross Duncan and Peter Allan. He toured New Zealand with an Australian `Second XI' in 1950, but was destined to play for his country only once: against India at Melbourne in the final Test of the 1947-48 series. He scored 25 not out and took 3 for 66 and 3 for 8, and was entitled to feel a trifle hard done by to have received only that one cap. It is thought that Sam Loxton won preference over him in selection for the 1948 tour of England.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1112525*-5149.01001020
FC56871911397516.7503350
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test122827463/86/7412.332.0947.00000
FC561440850522187/4323.1766.00161
Leonard Joseph Johnson
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1946/47 - 1952/53