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Les Poidevin ???

09-03-2011 15:58:36
Hello friends, i''m italian....forgiveme for my english:-))
I have a question to do about the player LES POIDEVIN from Australia:

In the draw of Australian Open 1934 i read that he played that tournament and he lost at first round against Fred Perry  6-3 6-2 2-6 6-2.
I was very curious because i never heard about him and he won a set against Perry!
From my research i found that Les Poidevin born in 1876 and died in 1931.......
Who played that tournament ???
I'm doing a research but don't found nothing till now.
Please let me know if you have news i'm curious.
Take care and have a good time.  


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Re: Les Poidevin ???
Published by: idzznew at 2011-03-09 18:14:14
It's a little mistery because it can't be the same Poidevin who competed in 1934 as Leslie died in 1931.

This is from Papers Past website:
SYDNEY, January 21. In the Australian tennis championships yesterday, tho Englishmen each won their contests, in the chief of which F- .J. Perry defeated L. O. Poidevin, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, and Hughes beat Hone, 4-6, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5. The doubles match Leo and Wilde versus Dunlop and C. Angas (N.Z.) stands at 1:6, 10-8. ■';

So it is L.O. Poidevin but maybe a son or other family member?
Who can help?


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Re: Les Poidevin ???
Published by: idzznew at 2011-03-09 18:31:22
Dr. L. O. 'S. Poidevin.

I SYDNEY, November 1931 |

Dr. Leslie Oswald Sheridan Poidevin, a former New South Wales cricketer and Davis Cup tennis player, died last night.

The late Dr. Poidevin, who was bom in New South Wales, in 1876, was one of the finest cricketers and tennis play- ers in New South Wales. As a young man he went to England to take his degree in medicine, and whilst in the Old Country played cricket for Lon- don County and Lancashire. In 1906 the deceased and the late Anthony Wilding, of New Zealand, represented Australasia in the Davis Cup The late Dr Poidevin was recognised as one of the most prolific sporting writ- ers in Australia, and wrote cricket and tennis notes for the "Sydney Morning Herald." He played in three Shield matches for New South Wales, and scored 246 runs for an average of 61 5 His highest score was 140 not out. Dr. Poidevin also was an officer of the NS.W. Cricket Association, and offici- ated as a member of that State's selec- tion committee for several seasons. He was a batsman of the careful and solid type, and was full of resource, and scored freely when runs were wanted He also was smart in the field, and his "donkey drops" were often effective in breaking up a troublesome partner- ship. At the time of his death. Dr. Poidevin was a medical officer attach- ed to the NSW. Education Depart- ment. He is survived by his widow and two children, and one of them already is making a name for himself in the tennis world.

A son who is making a name for himself in tennis. This must be the Poidevin playing Perry in 1934 Australian open!

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Re: Les Poidevin ???
Published by: idzznew at 2011-03-09 18:34:03
Another article: The son is also called L.O.S. Poidevin
and is a Dr.

Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902-1954) Sunday 25 July 1954 Edition: COUNTRY EDITION p 27 Article
... His Father Was Test Cricketer Adelaide Director of Obstetrics Dr. L. O. S. Poidevin, now visiting Perth on medical business is the son of an Australian Test cricketer who died in 1931. I For tlie past week Dr. Poidevin. has. been, con- ducting medica] examina- tions at RPH and deliver- ing ... 171 words

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Re: Les Poidevin ???
Published by: emiliano.faeti at 2011-03-09 23:43:26
Thank you very much! You are very kind! Is Alex your name??? Where do you live? Is it possible to see online the archive of newspapers?? Thanks for the help, have good time. Ciao

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Re: Les Poidevin ???
Published by: idzznew at 2011-03-10 10:50:34
Im Alex and Im from the Netherlands. Hope you like my website!
Try searching Google news archive for newspapers.

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