Goofy Lawrence      

Full name Godfrey Bernard Lawrence

Born March 31, 1932, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia

Current age 82 years 214 days

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Border, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 0 141 43 17.62 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 77 111 26 1079 60* 12.69 0 1 54 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 2 0
First-class 77 18244 6146 342 8/42 17.97 2.02 53.3 15 1
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1967
Profile

A 6' 5" fast bowler - and up to then the tallest player in South African cricket - Goofy Lawrence relied more on hard work than natural ability, but it won him five Test caps against New Zealand in 1961-62. In the second Test at Johannesburg he grabbed 8 for 53, taking 28 wickets at 18.28 in the series. He was also a capable batsman, and in the first innings of the final match at Port Elizabeth he opened the batting with Eddie Barlow, top-scoring with 43. That was his best season - he took 51 wickets in all at 17.49. South Africa's limited number of international matches meant that by the time of the next series he had been discarded. For more than a decade he was the spearhead of the Rhodesia side, taking 296 wickets at 17.29.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZ-Natal v E. Province at Durban - Oct 30-Nov 1
KZ-Natal 308/6d E. Province 53/7
Cross Pool: Boland v W Province at Paarl - Oct 30-Nov 1
Boland 159 & 93/3 W Province 384
Pool A: Border v North West at East London - Oct 30-Nov 1
North West 187 & 20/1 Border 197
Cross Pool: Free State v Northerns at Bloemfontein - Oct 30-Nov 1
Northerns 247 Free State 324/9
Cross Pool: S West D v Namibia at Oudtshoorn - Oct 30-Nov 1
Namibia 130 & 36/5 S West D 242
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