Full name Mark Philip Lawrence
Born May 6, 1962, Warrington, Lancashire
Died August 20, 2010, Black Hill, Crowborough, East Sussex (aged 48 years 106 days)
Major teams Oxford University
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Manchester Grammar School; Oxford University
|First-class span||1982 - 1986|
Mark Lawrence's first-class career statistics make less than impressive reading, and in five seasons in and out of the Oxford University side his 42 wickets came at a rate of one every 20 or so overs and at a cost of 70 each. He described himself as the "least bad left arm spinner at the University" and that was probably close to the mark.
After leaving university he became a stalwart at Lindfield CC in Sussex and coached extensively at youth-team level.
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