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Laurie Nash      

Full name Laurence John Nash

Born May 2, 1910, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria

Died July 24, 1986, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 76 years 83 days)

Major teams Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 2 0 30 17 15.00 0 0 1 0 6 0
First-class 22 36 2 953 110 28.02 1 5 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 311 126 10 4/18 5/22 12.60 2.43 31.1 2 0 0
First-class 22 1955 69 7/50 28.33 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Feb 12-15, 1932 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1937
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Wisden obituary
Laurence John Nash, died in hospital in Heidelberg, Victoria, on July 24,1986, aged 76. He played in two Test matches for Australia, both at Melbourne: the fifth Test of 1931-32, in which South Africa were dismissed for 36 and 45 on a sticky, and the fifth against England in 1936-37 which Australia won to retain the Ashes. A right-arm fast bowler, not tall but powerfully built, he made the ball awkwardly and got his first Test after taking seven for 50 for Tasmania against the South Africans, his best-ever figures. He took four for 18 and one for 4 but not play for Australia again until he was a surprise inclusion for the decisive match against G. O. Allen's team, the series being level at two Tests a piece after Australia had been 2-0 down. He had upset the Englishmen with his lifting deliveries when taking two for 21 and two for 16 for Victoria against MCC, and in the Test he bowled fast and well, taking four for 70 as England failed to avoid the follow-on and one for 34. In 22 matches, seventeen of them for Tasmania, he scored 953 runs, with an average of 28.02 and one hundred, and took 69 wickets at 28.33. He was famous as an Australian Rules footballer.
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Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1929-32

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