Leigh Alexander

Cricket Player

1898 – 1943

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Who was Leigh Alexander?

Lieutenant-Colonel Leigh Arbuthnot Alexander was a career soldier and battalion commander. He also played first-class cricket in three matches in the 1920s. He was born at Umzinto, Colony of Natal, South Africa, and he was killed in action in Burma.

Alexander was the son of Major William Alexander and Ethel Rubina Arbuthnot and brother of Gilbert Alexander.

He commanded the 3rd Bn, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, and took part in the 1st Chindit expedition, a deep penetration raid behind Japanese lines, with the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade, when he died during the operation. His is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

Teams: Europeans

Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding

M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct

Overall 3 6 1 79 20 15.80 0 0 1

First-Class Career Bowling

Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ

Overall 126 3 65 3 2-14 21.66 0 0 42.00 3.09

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Born
Jul 4, 1898
Umzinto
Nationality
  • South Africa
Profession
Died
Apr 28, 1943
Myanmar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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