Lawrence Rowe      

Full name Lawrence George Rowe

Born January 8, 1949, Whitfield Town, Kingston, Jamaica

Current age 65 years 103 days

Major teams West Indies, Derbyshire, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Lawrence George Rowe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 30 49 2 2047 302 43.55 7 7 6 17 0
ODIs 11 8 0 136 60 17.00 244 55.73 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 149 245 12 8755 302 37.57 18 38 118 0
List A 52 48 2 1400 87 30.43 0 10 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 5 86 44 0 - - - 3.06 - 0 0 0
ODIs 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 149 430 224 2 1/19 112.00 3.12 215.0 0 0
List A 52 34 30 2 1/0 1/0 15.00 5.29 17.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston, Feb 16-21, 1972 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 29-Mar 5, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 6, 1980 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1968-1982
List A span 1974-1984
Profile

This was a West Indian batsman for the West Indies. More than that, Lawrence Rowe was a hometown boy: at Sabina Park, four Tests brought him three centuries, including a unique double and single hundred on debut, and an average of 113.40. In the rest of the Caribbean he averaged 43, and less than 30 abroad. He was an enigmatic, elegant, composed right-hander, opening or high in the order. He thrived on sunshine, and the back-foot shots that were the staple on hard pitches and less comfortable on slower seaming surfaces. His hooking and pulling was instinctive and deadly. But his career was punctuated by problems with his eyesight, a variety of injuries and, perversely, an allergy to grass. If Lawrence sneezed, they said, put the opposition in. He might not have been one of the supreme batsmen, but he did manage one of the great innings. Against England at Bridgetown in 1974 he made 302 out of 596 for 8, in a little over ten hours of unruffled technical excellence.
Mike Selvey

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May 8, 2008

Lawrence Rowe bats at the Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Florida, May 8, 2008

Lawrence Rowe bats at the Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Florida

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Mar 20, 2007

Lawrence Rowe at the 2007 World Cup, Kingston, March 20, 2007

Lawrence Rowe at the 2007 World Cup

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May 2006

Lawrence Rowe portrait

Lawrence Rowe

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-Final: Barbados v Jamaica at Bridgetown - Apr 19-22
Barbados 245 & 18/1 Jamaica 302
2nd Semi-Final: Trinidad & T v Windward Is at Port of Spain - Apr 19-22
Windward Is 248 & 88/2 Trinidad & T 140/8d
1st Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston
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2nd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain
Jun 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Providence
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