David Lawrence      

Full name David Valentine Lawrence

Born January 28, 1964, Gloucester

Current age 50 years 333 days

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Also known as birth registered as Dave Valentine Lawrence

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

David Valentine Lawrence
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 0 60 34 10.00 145 41.37 0 0 7 0 0 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 185 211 38 1851 66 10.69 0 2 45 0
List A 113 47 20 292 38* 10.81 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1089 676 18 5/106 7/173 37.55 3.72 60.5 0 1 0
ODIs 1 1 66 67 4 4/67 4/67 16.75 6.09 16.5 1 0 0
First-class 185 26930 16521 515 7/47 32.07 3.68 52.2 21 1
List A 113 5362 4097 155 6/20 6/20 26.43 4.58 34.5 9 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Aug 25-30, 1988 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 6-10, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, May 27, 1991 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-1997
List A span 1983-1991
Profile

A horrific knee injury suffered when bowling for England ended this powerfully built fast-bowler's career, just at the moment when he looked to have established himself in the Test team. On the last day of a dead Test against New Zealand at Wellington, Lawrence fractured his left kneecap as he was about to bowl and fell horribly, his chilling cries of pain echoing around the stadium. Spectators said the sound of his knee splitting was like a pistol shot. His Test career was over, his first-class career as good as, though he did attempt a comeback with Gloucestershire in 1997. A very popular and wholehearted competitor, Dave Lawrence was capable of bowling both with extreme pace and with extreme inaccuracy, often simultaneously. However, by 1991 he seemed to gained a degree of control, and would certainly have played more Test matches had injury not struck.
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1992

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

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Feb 1, 1986

Syd Lawrence in action for England B, February 1, 1986

Syd Lawrence in action for England B

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