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Chris Balderstone

Personal information
Full nameJohn Christopher Balderstone
Date of birth16 November 1940
Place of birthHuddersfield, England
Date of death6 March 2000(age 59)
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionMidfield

Chris Balderstone

Personal information
Batting styleRight-hand bat
Bowling styleSlow left-arm orthodox
Test DebutJuly 22 1976
Last TestAugust 12 1976

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John Christopher Balderstone (16 November 1940, Longwood, Huddersfield 6 March 2000, Carlisle, Cumberland) was an English professional in cricket and football, and one of the last sportsmen to combine both sports over a prolonged period. He played football as a midfielder for Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers and Queen of the South. He played and umpired first class cricket making it to international level - he in played in two Tests in 1976 and umpired two ODIs from 1994 to 1998. In a long club career he was a key part of the five trophy winning Leicestershire side of the early and mid 1970s.

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