Full name Lachlan McRae Stevens
Born December 31, 1978, Toowoomba, Queensland
Current age 38 years 22 days
Major teams Queensland, South Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 1.78 m
|First-class debut||Queensland v South Australia at Brisbane, Feb 24-26, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Jan 28-30, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002/03|
|Last List A||South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, Dec 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|36, 33, 0/5||Qld Academy||v Vic 2nd XI||Melbourne||5 Feb 2007||Other|
|14, 22||Queensland||v West Aust||Brisbane||28 Jan 2007||FC|
|13, 2/19, 1||Qld Academy||v ACT||Canberra||8 Jan 2007||Other|
|0, 1||Queensland||v South Aust||Adelaide||15 Dec 2006||FC|
|4, 0/23||Queensland||v South Aust||Adelaide||13 Dec 2006||LA|
|3, 61||Queensland||v Victoria||Melbourne||24 Nov 2006||FC|
|21, 0/0, 58||Queensland||v NSW||Brisbane||27 Oct 2006||FC|
|29, 1/4, 11||Queensland||v Tasmania||Brisbane||13 Oct 2006||FC|
|40, 0/51, 6, 3/32||Qld Academy||v SAust 2nd XI||Brisbane||2 Oct 2006||Other|
|66, 0/4||Queensland||v Victoria||Brisbane||24 Mar 2006||FC|
A Queensland colts and youth captain, Lachlan Stevens played his first senior domestic cricket for South Australia in 2002-03 after moving to Adelaide for work. However, a job at the Academy as the high performance co-ordinator allowed him to return to Brisbane and he made his Pura Cup debut in 2004-05. A left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner, he collected 46 against the Redbacks and picked up his maiden first-class half-century in his next game against Victoria.
Appearing in seven Pura Cup matches in 2005-06, Stevens raised his first century, 105 against Western Australia at the Gabba, and was responsible for a useful contribution of 66 as opener in Queensland's record-breaking Pura Cup final. Stevens, who was part of the Australian youth team in 1997-98, started the Bulls' celebrations when he caught the tail-ender Dirk Nannes at short leg off Andy Bichel as they won by an innings and 354 runs. The following summer was not as successful and he lost his state contract after collecting only two half-centuries in five first-class matches.
Peter English August 2007
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