Leonard Moon

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Leonard Moon
Personal information
Full name Leonard James Moon
Born (1878-02-08)8 February 1878
Kensington, London, England
Died 23 November 1916(1916-11-23) (aged 38)
Karasouli, Salonika, Greece
Batting style Right-handed batsman, occ. wicketkeeper
Role Batsman
Relations Brother Billy
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 150) 6 March 1906 v South Africa
Last Test 2 April 1906 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1897–1900 Cambridge University
1899–1909 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 96
Runs scored 182 4166
Batting average 22.75 26.87
100s/50s –/– 7/18
Top score 36 162
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/– 72/13
Source: CricketArchive, 29 November 2009

2nd Lieutenant Leonard James Moon (9 February 1878 in Kensington, London, England – 23 November 1916 near Karasouli, Salonica, Greece) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University from 1897 to 1900 and Middlesex County Cricket Club from 1899 to 1909. He also played four Test matches for England against South Africa in 1905-06.

Moon was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College, Cambridge.[1] After university he became a schoolmaster. He died of wounds suffered while fighting with the Devon Regiment in Greece in the First World War.

His brother, Billy Moon, was also a cricketer and represented England at football.


  1. ^ "Moon, Leonard James (MN896LJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.