Happy Birthday England wicketkeeper-batsman Les Ames

Full name: Leslie Ethelbert George Ames

Born: December 3, 1905, Elham, Kent

Died: February 27, 1990, Canterbury, Kent (aged 84 years 86 days)

Major teams: England, Kent

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

Career statistics:
ICC Test debut: England vs South Africa at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1929
Last ICC Test: South Africa vs England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939
First-class span: 1926 - 1951


Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1929
Walter Lawrence Trophy 1936
Walter Lawrence Trophy 1939
Most dismissals in an English season (127 in 1929)
Most stumpings (64) in an English season
Achieved wicketkeeper's double (1000 runs and 100 dismissals) in each of three seasons (only achieved one other time in English cricket)
Only wicket-keeper to score 100 centuries
Made 3000 runs in 1933 season, 2000 runs 5 times, 1000 17 times
Record 8th wicket partnership in all tests of 246 with GO Allen
Made 123 in the pre-lunch session of the 1923 test against South Africa (a record for runs in a session)
Scored centuries against every first-class county apart from Kent

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