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Geoff Lawson      

Full name Geoffrey Francis Lawson

Born December 7, 1957, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Current age 56 years 286 days

Major teams Australia, Lancashire, New South Wales

Also known as Henry

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Coach

Geoffrey Francis Lawson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 46 68 12 894 74 15.96 0 4 100 1 10 0
ODIs 79 52 18 378 33* 11.11 500 75.60 0 0 4 18 0
First-class 191 225 44 2683 74 14.82 0 8 75 0
List A 130 68 23 493 39 10.95 0 0 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 46 78 11118 5501 180 8/112 11/134 30.56 2.96 61.7 6 11 2
ODIs 79 79 4259 2592 88 4/26 4/26 29.45 3.65 48.3 1 0 0
First-class 191 37316 16564 666 8/112 24.87 2.66 56.0 28 2
List A 130 6832 4153 149 4/26 4/26 27.87 3.64 45.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 28-30, 1980 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Dec 8-12, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Nov 23, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 27, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1992
List A span 1978-1992
Profile

Geoff Lawson, an optometrist by training, suffered from tunnel vision, red mist and blind spots as much as any good fast bowler. But in the latter part of his career he showed much insight and perspective too, and so had a big impact on Australian cricket. A tall, lively-paced outswing bowler from Wagga Wagga, he came to attention in 1978-79 in the then-approved way, by hitting Geoff Boycott, and went on to take 180 Test wickets and one blow to the jaw for Australia. As captain of New South Wales, he insisted on a "get on or get out" philosophy that not only won the state titles, but also strongly influenced the methods of Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh as Test captains. Known to all as "Henry" after the Australian bush poet, he was still near to the game as an analyst and spectator, and succeeded Bob Woolmer as Pakistan's coach in July 2007. Although he led Pakistan to the final of the ICC World Twenty20, Lawson shared an uneasy relationship with PCB officials and the local media. His tenure ended in a summary dismissal days after the new PCB chief, Ijaz Butt, publicly announced that Lawson's contract would not be renewed.
Greg Baum/ Cricinfo staff October 2008

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Jul 20, 2014

Sporting directors Brendon Kuruppu and Chris Broad, along with team Australia's coach Geoff Lawson at the launch, Wormsley Cricket Ground, Stokenchurch, July 20, 2014

Sporting directors Brendon Kuruppu and Chris Broad, along with team Australia's coach Geoff Lawson

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Jun 28, 2012

Geoff Lawson, the consultant coach of the Afghanistan U-19s team, Kuala Lumpur, Under-19 Asia Cup, June 28, 2012

Geoff Lawson, the consultant coach of the Afghanistan U-19s team

© Peter Lim/Asian Cricket Council

Jul 1, 2008

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan do some slip-catching, Karachi, July 1, 2008

Geoff Lawson conducts catching practice

© AFP

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