L.E.G. Ames

137

L.E.G. Ames 137 v New ZealandBack to boards

Les Ames secured his first place on the iconic Honours Boards when he hit 137 versus New Zealand in the summer of 1931 at Lord’s.

The touring side had scored 224 in their first innings and after a dismal start to England’s reply, Ames found himself at the crease with a tally of 188-6 to his side’s score.

What followed was a masterful innings from the wicket-keeper, who went on to score 137 with only 205 minutes at the crease.

Ames hit 18 fours and two sixes in his brilliant innings to help guide England – along with Sir Gubby Allen who scored 122 – to an excellent score of 454.

After New Zealand declared with a score of 469/9, England managed to hold on to a draw after three days at the Home of Cricket.

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