Les Ames


Name Les Ames
Height
Nationality England
Date of Birth 3 December 1905
Place of Birth Elham, Kent, England
Famous For Batting, Wicket-keeper

Les Ames , England is famous for Batting, Wicket-keeper, England celebrity. Born on 3 December 1905

Les Ames was an outstanding wicket-keeper and batsman for the England cricket team and Kent County Cricket Club. In his obituary, the Wisden of 1991 described him as the greatest wicket-keeper-batsman of all time. He was a pupil at the Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone.
In Test cricket, Ames played 47 matches, scoring 2,434 runs with a batting average of 40.56, and taking 74 catches, and 23 stumpings. In first-class cricket, he scored 37,248 runs at an average of 43.51, including 102 centuries and 176 fifties, and took 704 catches and 417 stumpings. Unusually for a wicket-keeper, he also bowled over 200 overs, taking 24 first-class wickets with a bowling average of 33.37.