LEIGH WEAVER

 

Name: Leigh Weaver (AKA: Leroy, Luke-Skywalker)

Cricket: RH Bat

Debut: 1999

Leigh is something of an enigma, most of the time youíre left with the impression that heís a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic basket yet heíll go out of his way to make time for people and is capable of a surprisingly intelligent and subtle level of conversation.

When heís on form you get to see a full range of facial expressions that accompany his stories and heíll happily degrade himself in the pursuit of a laugh, perhaps best illustrated by the occasion, on the 2001 tour, when he paraded around the changing rooms at Timberscombe with a pair of soiled underpants on his head.

Whilst fun to be around, you donít necessarily want to field anywhere near him as heíll likely strike up a conversation during play and you can guarantee itíll be you that will end up being distracted and bawled at by the Captain for not paying attention to field placings.

Leigh arrived at the club at the back end of the 1999 season, already firm friends with Phil H and Ben through local football where he was also notorious with the league disciplinary panel. Confident and driven when things are going well he can quickly become frustrated and antagonised when the reverse is true.

Leigh comes from a background as a British junior 400m athlete; heís competed at the AAA Championships and has also had a go at bobsleigh. A powerful, shot playing, middle order batsman, Leigh quickly attracted comparisons with Luke Skywalker as in leaving the ball or in follow through, he waves his bat aloft as though it were a light sabre, sometimes with unintentional sound effects.

In the last couple of seasons heís started to make more impression with his scoring, achieving a maiden fifty in 2004, but his appearances are limited by a young family and a busy career.

His work sees him pedalling artificial joints and body parts to the medical industry and itís not unknown for him to sit in on an operation  to give technical advice to the surgeon, I canít think of a worse recurring nightmare than one where youíd become conscious despite anaesthetic and find Leigh directing matters.

His contacts could come in useful as some of the senior players begin to seize up but itís back on tour where we want to see Leigh as his contributions to the fines pot are legendary.

Leigh relocated to Cornwall in 2011.

 

 

BATTING

FIELDING

BOWLING

YEAR

M

I

No

Runs

50's

Best

Avg

4 6

Catches

Balls

O

M

R

W

Avg

S/Rate

Econ

5wkt

Best

1999 4 4 0 26 - 11 6.5 2 1 1 12 2.0 0 16 0 n/a n/a 8.00 - n/a
2000 11 10 1 79 - 30* 8.8 11 1 3 42 7.0 1 20 2 10.0 21.0 2.86 - 1-6
2001 9 9 0 95 - 25 10.6 12 2 2 48 8.0 0 34 1 34.0 48.0 4.25 - 1-17
2002 6 5 0 25 - 13 5.0 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2003 1 0 0 0 - - n/a - - 1 12 2.0 0 6 1 6.0 12.0 3.00 - 1-6
2004 11 11 0 145 1 57 13.2 21 2 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2005 7 7 2 59 - 24 11.8 8 1 1 27 4.3 0 32 1 32.0 27.0 7.11 - 1-18
2006 5 5 1

67

-

28

16.8 9 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2007 4 4 0

42

-

31

10.5 4 1 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 4 3 0

24

-

10

8.0 3 1 0 18 3.0 0 10 1 10.0 18.0 3.33 - 1-10
2009 9 7 1

123

1

65

20.5 12 5 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 9 8 0

81

-

37

10.1 13 1 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 3 3 0

13

-

13

4.3 1 1 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 76 5 779 2 65 11.0 99 17 20 159 26.3 1 118 6 19.7 26.5 4.45 0 1-6

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BEST BATTING:

SCORE

DATE

OPPONENTS
65 Jun 09 T v Dulverton CC
57 Jul 04 H v Isis CC
41 Aug 04 H v Swyncombe CC
37 Aug 10 H v Probation Allstars XI
31 Sep 07 H v Isis CC

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BEST BOWLING:

SCORE DATE OPPONENTS
1-6 06/00 T v Bickleigh CC
1-6 05/03 H v North Stoke XI

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CLUB HONOURS:

HONOUR YEAR
The Mallard: 2000
The Parkinson Trophy 2004

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OFFICES HELD:

OFFICE YEAR
Tour Secretary 2008 to present

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