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 Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 293/1 (75.3 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 61/1 (14.3 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 (94 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 Sussex 80/4 (21.4 ov)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 Worcs 218/3 (62 ov)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 18/3 (6 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 61/0 (16.4 ov) Somerset 197
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England 198/4 (36.5/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sth Africa A at Leeds - May 27
Sth Africa A 129/4 (35.3/49 ov)
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