Les Favell

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Les Favell
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 19 202
Runs scored 757 12379
Batting average 27.03 36.62
100s/50s 1/5 27/67
Top score 101 190
Balls bowled 0 587
Wickets 0 5
Bowling average - 69.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling - 1/0
Catches/stumpings 9/0 110/0
Source: [1]

Leslie Ernest Favell (6 October 1929 in Arncliffe, New South Wales – 14 June 1987 in Magill, South Australia) was an Australian cricketer who played in 19 Tests from 1954 to 1961. South Australia's fourth highest run scorer, Favell was a much loved character and a daring batsman who liked to hit the ball around the ground.

Favell moved to South Australia in 1951—joining the East Torrens Cricket Club. He debuted for South Australia the same year—playing 121 games (1951-1970) and captaining 95 games including Sheffield Shield victories in 1963/64 and 1968/69.[1][2] He made his test debut against England in 1954-55 at Brisbane after making 84 and 47 against them for South Australia, but he failed in the series and was dropped. He is mentioned in Lord Kitchener's calypso single The Ashes (Australia vs MCC 1955) on YouTube "Les Favell got going, his wicket went tumbling", referring to his 30, caught Cowdrey bowled Tyson, the first wicket of Tyson's lethal 7-27 in the 3rd Test at Melbourne.

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