David Dawson      

Full name David Graham Dawson

Born March 7, 1982, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Current age 32 years 145 days

Major teams Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania

Nickname Dawso

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 1.77 m

David Graham Dawson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Ct St
First-class 31 60 4 1348 144* 24.07 4018 33.54 2 5 35 0
List A 14 13 1 289 124* 24.08 447 64.65 1 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 31 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 14 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Oct 17-20, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class New South Wales v South Australia at Sydney, Mar 14-16, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Oct 15, 2004 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Feb 17, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 80 NSW U23s v Tas U23s Sydney 10 Feb 2014 Other
149* NSW U23s v Vic U23s Melbourne 21 Oct 2013 Other
6, 45 NSW U23s v WA U23s Perth 14 Oct 2013 Other
9, 17 NSW v South Aust Sydney 14 Mar 2013 FC
26, 22 NSW v Victoria Melbourne 7 Mar 2013 FC
26, 2 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 19 Feb 2013 FC
16 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 17 Feb 2013 LA
2 NSW v South Aust Sydney 14 Feb 2013 LA
124* NSW v Tasmania Hobart 11 Feb 2013 LA
75, 0/3, 19* NSW v Tasmania Hobart 6 Feb 2013 FC
Profile

David Dawson began his Pura Cup career in record-breaking fashion when he became the first Australian to score a century and carry his bat on first-class debut. Starting with 123 not out against Western Australia, he collected 476 runs at 28 in his first season for Tasmania in 2004-05. A gritty batsman suited to the top order, Dawson collected 467 at 29 in his second season, including an unbeaten 144 that earned Tasmania a hard-fought draw against South Australia. Despite a woeful return to the Pura Cup side in 2007-08 - he made 1 and three ducks - he retained his state contract for the following season before relocating to Sydney. A more aggressive approach helped Dawson top the run tally in Sydney grade cricket in 2011-12 and three years after his last game for Tasmania, he returned to the Sheffield Shield for New South Wales. A backup wicketkeeper behind Brad Haddin and Peter Nevill, Dawson spent much of the 2012-13 season in the state side in both formats and a match-winning 124 not out in the Ryobi Cup against Tasmania was a highlight. Dawson, who grew up in the ACT, attended the Academy in 2002 and 2005, when he toured India and Sri Lanka, and also played for the Prime Minister's XI in 2002 and 2005.
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Dec 2, 2005

David Dawson made 41 against the West Indians, Prime Minister's XI v West Indians, Canberra, December 2, 2005

David Dawson made 41 against the West Indians

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Oct 19, 2005

David Dawson defends but fell cheaply for 9, Queensland v Tasmania, Pura Cup, Brisbane, October 18, 2005

David Dawson defends but fell cheaply for 9

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May 4, 2002

Portrait of David Dawson, April 2002

David Dawson - Portrait April 2002

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Notes

Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 2002

Results
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
Western Aust v Queensland at Perth - Mar 14-17, 2013
Queensland won by 120 runs
Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart - Mar 14-17, 2013
Tasmania won by 111 runs
NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Mar 14-16, 2013
NSW won by 8 wickets
South Aust v Western Aust at Adelaide - Mar 7-10, 2013
Western Aust won by 1 wicket
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 7-10, 2013
Tasmania won by 163 runs
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