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Len Muncer

Biography

Born at Hampstead, London in 1913, Len Muncer was a right-handed aggressive middle order batsman and leg break and googly bowler, who changed to off breaks during the 1947 season and was a good slip fieldsman. He represented Middlesex 82 times between 1933 and 1946 before moving down to Wales. He played 224 games for Glamorgan between 1947 and 1957 and was a member of their 1948 championship winning team. During his career he amassed 8,646 runs (av. 20.88) with four hundreds and a top score of 135. He hit 1,000 runs in a season once in 1952 when he scored 1,097 (av. 24.37). He bagged 755 wickets (av. 20.90) with a best of 9 for 62 for Glamorgan versus Essex at Brentwood in 1948. He took 100 wickets in a season five times with a best of 159 (av. 17.27) in 1948. His last first-class match was for M.C.C. in 1957. After retiring from first-class cricket he became Head Coach at Lord's and ran a Sports Shop close to Lord's Cricket Ground. He died at Camden Town, London in 1982.