Full Name

Stuart Edward Leary

Born

April 30, 1933, Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

Died

August 21, 1988, Table Mountain, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa, (aged 55y 114d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Education

Sea Point High School

TEAMS

Stuart Edward Leary was found dead on Table Mountain, Cape Town on August 23, 1988 and is thought to have died two days earlier. He was 55. He had played for Kent from 1951 to 1971, and in all first-class games he scored 16,517 runs with an average of 31.10 and took 146 wickets at 33.80 as a right-hand middle-order batsman and leg-break bowler. Quite outstanding as a schoolboy cricketer - he was Sea Point High's first South African Schools cap - rugby fly-half and soccer forward in Cape Town, he came to Britain in 1949 at the age of 16 to join Charlton Athletic as a professional soccer player. He made his first-team début two years later and was soon established as a centre-forward of skill and perception. Towards the end of this career he played for Queen's Park Rangers.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC387627961651715831.10183620
List A6055810518022.3605230
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC387961849351465/2233.803.0765.820
List A60866641/81/816.504.6021.5000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1951 - 1971
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1971

Photos


Stuart Leary
The Kent squad for a County Championship game against Surrey, The Oval