Leonard Moon

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Leonard Moon
Leonard Moon c1905.jpg
Personal information
Full nameLeonard James Moon
Born(1878-02-08)8 February 1878
Kensington, London, England
Died23 November 1916(1916-11-23) (aged 38)
Karasouli, Salonika, Greece
BattingRight-handed batsman, occ. wicketkeeper
RelationsBrother Billy
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 150)6 March 1906 v South Africa
Last Test2 April 1906 v South Africa
Domestic team information
1897–1900Cambridge University
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 – 23 November 1916) 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 near Salonica in Greece, as a lieutenant with the Devon Regiment in the First World War,[2] he is buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery (grave A189).[3]

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.
  2. ^ "Cricketers who died in World War 1 — Part 4 of 5". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ LieutenantMOON, L J Died 23/11/1916. Cwgc.org (1916-11-23). Retrieved on 2018-05-31.

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