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Full name Lawrence Albert Mahoney
Born January 14, 1914, Christchurch, Canterbury
Died January 31, 2008, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 94 years 17 days)
Major teams Canterbury
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Laurie Mahoney was a medium-paced opening bowler who played twice for Canterbury in back-to-back matches in December 1948, by which time he was near the end of his career. In the first game he took 4 for 52 (on Christmas Day) and 1 for 57 against Otago, and the following week 2 for 66 and 1 for 57 against Wellington.
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After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan
Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England
Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests