Leonidas Bott

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Leonidas Bott
Personal information
Full name Leonidas Cecil Bott
Born (1889-07-14)14 July 1889
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died 21 August 1969(1969-08-21) (aged 80)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1912–25 Western Australia
First-class debut 25 Oct 1912 Western Australia v South Australia
Last First-class 21 Nov 1925 Western Australia v South Australia
Career statistics
Competition F/C
Matches 14
Runs scored 400
Batting average 16.66
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 214
Wickets 4
Bowling average 31.75
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/3
Catches/stumpings 7/-
Source: CricketArchive, 14 November 2011

Leonidas Cecil Bott (14 July 1889 – 21 August 1968) was an Australian cricketer and engineer who played 14 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1912 and 1925. Born in Adelaide, Bott was educated at Perth Boys' School and Christian Brothers' College, and later received a scholarship to study at the University of Adelaide. He played WACA grade cricket with North Fremantle, Perth, North Perth and Mount Lawley, and also played a number of games for Western Australia before and after the First World War, captaining the side in two matches in 1922 and 1924.[1] Bott worked as an engineer, and was involved in the construction of the Kalgoorlie–Port Augusta railway in 1912.[2] He later served as assistant-superintending engineer at the Victorian Postmaster-General's Department.[3] In 1953, he was awarded the Coronation Medal of Queen Elizabeth II.[4]

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  1. ^ First-class matches played by Leonidas Bott – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  2. ^ THE COMMONWEALTH GAZETTEThe Sunday Times. Published 16 June 1912. Retrieved from Trove, 14 November 2011.
  3. ^ REMINISCENCES OF MR. L. C. BOTTThe West Australian. Published 24 July 1935. Retrieved from Trove, 14 November 2011.
  4. ^ Queen Gives Coronation Medals To Many In West AustraliaThe West Australian. Published 3 June 1953. Retrieved from Trove, 14 November 2011.