Leo Harrison, English cricketer, Died at 94


Leo Harrison was born on June 5, 1922, and died on October 12, 2016.

He was an English cricketer.

Leo played for Hampshire from 1939-1966.

He played 396 first class games, 387 of which were for Hampshire.

In his career Harrison made 8,854 runs at an average of 17.49 and took 578 catches and 103 stumpings.

He joined the Hampshire ground staff in 1937 straight from school.

Leo Harrison was a right-handed batsman, Harrison’s primary role was as a wicketkeeper, but in his two pre-war matches and through several seasons after the Second World War he played mainly as a batsman while Neil McCorkell remained as first choice wicket keeper.

Leo Harrison made his first-class debut as a 17-year-old in August 1939 at Bournemouth and played in Hampshire’s last two county games before the outbreak of the second world war.

He was a regular spectator at Hampshire matches at the Rose Bowl until the end of his life.

Leo Harrison passed away at 94 years old.