Spencer Austen-Leigh

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Spencer Austen-Leigh
Personal information
Full name Spencer Austen-Leigh
Born (1834-02-02)2 February 1834
Speen, Berkshire, England
Died 9 December 1913(1913-12-09) (aged 79)
Firle, Sussex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Unknown
Relations Arthur Austen-Leigh (brother)
Cholmeley Austen-Leigh (brother)
Charles Austen-Leigh (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1862–1866 Sussex
1858 Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 13
Runs scored 209
Batting average 11.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 42
Balls bowled 40
Wickets 1
Bowling average 14.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/9
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 June 2012

Spencer Austen-Leigh (17 February 1834 – 9 December 1913) was an English cricketer. Austen-Leigh was a right-handed batsman, although his bowling style is not known. He was born at Speen, Berkshire, and was educated at Harrow School. His name changed from Spencer Austen to Spencer Austen-Leigh in 1837. He was the great-nephew of the author Jane Austen.[1]

Austen-Leigh made his first-class debut for the Gentlemen of England against the Gentlemen of Sussex and Kent at Lord's in 1857. The following season he made a single first-class appearance for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Oxford University at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford.[2] Two years later, he made a first-class appearance for the Gentlemen of the Marylebone Cricket Club against the Gentlemen of Kent at the St Lawrence Ground. In 1862, Austen-Leigh made his debut for Sussex against Kent at the Royal Brunswick Ground. He made nine further first-class appearances for Sussex, the last of which came against the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1866.[2] In his ten first-class matches for the county, he scored 155 runs at an average of 11.07, with a high score of 42.[3]

He died at Firle, Sussex, on 9 December 1913. His brothers, Arthur, Cholmeley and Charles, all played first-class cricket. Another brother, Augustus, was a Provost of King's College, Cambridge.


  1. ^ "Obituary: Mr Spencer Austen Leigh". The Times (40404) (London). 26 December 1913. p. 9. 
  2. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Spencer Austen-Leigh". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Spencer Austen-Leigh". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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