Treasurer; Executive Committee & Finance Sub-Committee Member; Right-hand batsman; Right-arm medium-pace bowler.
‘Salad’ has fully earned his “club legend” status having given sterling service to Great Melton for 30 years. Leo, as we all know him although he now prefers his original name, Richard, first played for Melton back in 1990 but, after a few seasons away, he returned in 1994 and, has been with the club ever since, the accuracy and consistency of his bowling propelling him to the top of the all-time bowling charts with 751 wickets. He has also taken 3 hat-tricks. In 2002 Leo set a new club record for the most wickets in a season when he claimed 38 victims in Division 6 and was named the division’s bowler-of-the-year. He added the Division 7 award in 2005. He is also a useful lower-order batsmen and scored his maiden 50 at Hingham in 2001. A really good clubman, Leo instigated the club’s fines’ system, works behind the bar, enjoys umpiring and scoring and has done an excellent job since taking over as Treasurer in 2014.
Stats: Appearances 562 (6th); Runs 2746; H.S. 69; Wickets 751; Best 5-4; Catches 120
Senior Awards: A Team POTY 1997, 2002, 2014; C Team POTY 2010; Sunday POTY 2001; Aldous Clubman 1996