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Les Compton


Born at Woodford, Essex in 1912, Leslie Harry Compton, brother of course of Denis was a right-handed, lower order batsman, wicket-keeper and right-arm medium pace bowler. He represented Middlesex 272 times from 1938 to 1956 during which time he scored 5,814 runs (av. 16.75) with a single century of 107. As a wicket keeper he held 468 catches and took 131 stumpings and as an occasional bowler took 12 wickets (av. 47.41) with a best performance of 2 for 21. A noted soccer player, he was centre-half for Arsenal when they won the F.A. Cup in 1950 against Liverpool at Wembley (2-0) and in 1950/51 he gained two caps for England against Wales at Roker Park, Sunderland (4-2) and against Yugoslavia at Highbury, Arsenal (2-2). He died at Hendon, Middlesex in 1984.