Len Maddocks

Leonard Victor "Len" Maddocks (24 May 1926 – 1 September 2016)[1][2] was an Australian cricketer and cricket administrator who played in seven Tests from 1954 to 1956. He was born in Beaconsfield, Victoria. He played first class cricket for Victoria and Tasmania, and was trapped lbw by Jim Laker, as the last dismissal of ten in an innings by the latter, at Old Trafford in 1956.

Len Maddocks
Personal information
Born(1926-05-24)24 May 1926
Died1 September 2016(2016-09-01) (aged 90)
BattingRight-hand bat
Bowling-
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 112
Runs scored 177 4106
Batting average 17.70 32.84
100s/50s 0/1 6/20
Top score 69 122*
Balls bowled 0 18
Wickets - 1
Bowling average - 4.00
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 1/4
Catches/stumpings 18/1 210/67
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Maddocks was a wicket-keeper. He vied with Gil Langley for the position of Australian gloveman, replacing him when Langley was injured, although pressure from Langley, Don Tallon and Wally Grout, some of Australia's finest glovemen, meant he only played 7 tests. His career as a cricket administrator was marred by the 3-0 loss in the 1977 Ashes tour, and the World Series Cricket split during his managerial reign of the Australian cricket team.[3]

A brother, Richard and son, Ian, both played first-class cricket for Victoria. On the death of Arthur Morris on 22 August 2015 he became the oldest surviving Australian Test cricketer.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Australia wicketkeeper Len Maddocks dies at 90". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Former Australian cricketer Len Maddocks passes away, aged 90". Cricbuzz. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (26 April 2012). "Len Maddocks counts his blessings".
  4. ^ "List of oldest living Test players". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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