Len Maddocks

Cricket Player

1926 –


Who is Len Maddocks?

Leonard Victor Maddocks is a former Australian cricketer and cricket administrator who played in 7 Tests from 1954 to 1956. 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.

Maddocks was a wicket-keeper of distinction, who despite his slight frame was very agile and capable behind the stumps. 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.

A brother, Richard and son, Ian, both played first-class cricket for Victoria.

His career as a cricket administrator was marred by the disastrous 3-0 loss in the 1977 Ashes tour, and the World Series Cricket split during his managerial reign of the Australian cricket team.

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May 24, 1926
  • Australia

on July 23, 2013


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