Laurence Thursting      

Full name Laurence Denis Thursting

Born September 9, 1915, Lambeth, London

Died November 15, 2001, Leicester (aged 86 years 67 days)

Major teams Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 29 45 10 882 94 25.20 0 4 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 29 960 660 13 3/34 50.76 4.12 73.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1938 - 1947
Profile

Wisden Obituary
Thursting, Laurence Denis, died in Leicester on November 15, 2001, aged 86. He joined Leicestershire in 1938 from the Lord's groundstaff to bowl left-arm spin, but it was his batting that ensured he was something of a regular that season. When offered the chance to open with Les Berry in the recurring absence of the county captain Stewart Dempster, himself a stand-in opener for the injured Fred Prentice, Thursting immediately showed the temperament for the job. His 94 in the second innings at Edgbaston occupied four and a quarter hours, saved Leicestershire from defeat, and remained his highest score. But his bowling failed to meet expectations and he received fewer opportunities in 1939. One post-war match against Yorkshire in 1947 left him with figures of 882 runs at 25.20 and 13 wickets at 50.76 from 29 games.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 55/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 163/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 1/0 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 58/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 342/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 228/7 Sussex 189
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days