Full name Godfrey Bernard Lawrence
Born March 31, 1932, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Current age 84 years 357 days
Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Border, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|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|
|First-class span||1952/53 - 1966/67|
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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