Crawford Leslie

Crawford Leslie

Crawf is a true club man Accies through and through.

Former skipper of Anniesland (Accies 2nd XI) at a time when the club was rebuilding and often had just 8 or 9 in the side.  He kept that team on the go and we are now reaping the rewards with players from that side representing Scotland youth sides. 

A powerful and consistent opening bat in possession of one of the absolute sweetest lofted straight drives around - he’s brutal through the V and is surely close to being the number one when it comes to 6s hit by any player at the club. 

He brings the BOOM!

He also brings…

The teas, checks the team sheets, drives the bus, opens up, locks up, scores, runs the winter nets, runs the summer nets, encourages the youth -  bowls “golden arm” darts and occasionally wears some iron gloves - wears a smile and keeps the peace!

Q&A 

When did you first play cricket and what made you love the game?

I attended the Glasgow Academy and this was where I first played cricket. Hari ran indoor lunchtime matches which were always exhilarating and great fun.

When did you join the club and how?

Officially I joined the club in 2009 but did feature in an u18 game in 2008 after being persuaded by good friend, Scott Young. After enjoying that evening despite it a crushing loss and being able to drive I signed up the following year.

What’s been your best day in an Accies shirt?

My best moment in an Accies shirt surely got to be my one and only 100 away in Stirling against Albert Park (Weirs 2s). 

Despite the match being yet another loss in a tough transition season it felt like a moment that as a team we could score runs again and future prospects were looking good again.

What's your favourite away ground?

I think it would have to be Glenpark (Greenock) lovely place to bat with a lightning quick outfield where you are really rewarded with your shots.

 

Written by Ed Crick, updated June '24.

1XI career record

Batting

M I NOs R 50s 100s Avg HS C St RO
31 27 1 200 0 0 7.69 27 10 0 1

Bowling

B R W 3W 5W Avg ER SR Best
56 40 2 0 0 20.00 28.00 4.29 2-22

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