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Laurie Williams      

Full name Laurie Rohan Williams

Born December 12, 1968, Jamaica

Died September 8, 2002, Portmore, Kingston, Jamaica (aged 33 years 270 days)

Major teams West Indies, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 15 13 2 124 41 11.27 186 66.66 0 0 10 0 8 0
First-class 58 94 13 2002 135 24.71 3 7 34 0
List A 70 54 8 667 44 14.50 0 0 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 15 15 659 556 18 3/16 3/16 30.88 5.06 36.6 0 0 0
First-class 58 8849 3939 170 6/26 23.17 2.67 52.0 7 0
List A 70 3099 2200 79 6/19 6/19 27.84 4.25 39.2 0 3 0
Career statistics
ODI debut West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 30, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 9, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1989/90 - 2001/02
List A span 1992/93 - 2002/03

Wisden Obituary
Williams, Laurie Rohan, died in Kingston, Jamaica on September 8, 2002, aged 33, when he swerved to avoid a damaged section of road and his car collided with an oncoming bus. His 23-year-old half-brother, Kevin Jennison, was also killed. Although Williams had opened the bowling for Jamaica against England on his first-class debut in February 1990, his method was mainly medium seam and swing rather than out-and-out pace and was well suited to limited-overs cricket. In 15 one-day internationals for West Indies between 1995-96, when he grabbed three for 16 in five overs against New Zealand in his second match, and the 2000-01 Carlton Series in Australia, he took 18 wickets at 30.88. However, his aggregate of 124 one-day international runs, with a highest score of 41, reveals neither his elegance nor ability at the crease. The highest of his three first-class hundreds, 135 for Jamaica against Windwards, helped make him the second-highest runmaker in the 1999-2000 Busta Cup. Williams's best first-class bowling, six for 26 in 1996-97, was also at Windwards' expense. In 58 firstclass matches for West Indies A and Jamaica, he scored 2,002 runs at 24.71 and took 170 wickets at 23.17. In the weeks preceding the accident Williams had played in the early rounds of the one-day Red Stripe Bowl, but had been dropped for the semi-final and final. Many paid tribute to his commitment to Jamaican cricket, while the former West Indies wicket-keeper Jackie Hendriks, president of the Jamaican Cricket Association, said he was "a gentleman on and off the field".
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Latest Photos

Jan 23, 2001

Heath Streak of Zimbabwe gets the wicket of Laurie Williams of the West Indies caught behind during the one day International between Zimbabwe and the West Indies played at the Sydney Cricket Ground,Sydney,Australia

Heath Streak celebrates a wicket

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Jan 12, 2001

West Indian fieldsman Laurie Williams (2/R) is comforted by wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs (R), Brian Lara (2/L) and captain Jimmy Adams (L) after hurting himself trying to take a catch looks on in their one day clash against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne 11 January 2000. Australia scored 267-6 off their 50 overs with the West Indies about to start their innings.

Williams comforted by teamates after injuring himself while trying for a catch


Oct 30, 2000

Sri Lanka v West Indies in the 2000 ICCKO at the Nairobi Gymkhana, October 2000

Laurie Williams in action against Sri Lanka

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