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John Lester

Born: Aug 1, 1871

Death: Sep 3, 1969

Birthplace: Penrith

Nationality: United States

John Lester

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1871
Date of Death : Sep 3, 1969
Birth Place : Penrith

John Ashby Lester was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lester was one of the Philadelphian cricketers who played from the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War I. His obituary in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, described him as "one of the great figures in American cricket." During his career, he played in 53 matches for the Philadelphians, 47 of which are considered first class. From 1897 until his retirement in 1908, Lester led the batting averages in Philadelphia and captained all the international home matches.

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