Full name Lawrence George Rowe
Born January 8, 1949, Whitfield Town, Kingston, Jamaica
Current age 66 years 204 days
Major teams West Indies, Derbyshire, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|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|
|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|
|First-class span||1968/69 - 1981/82|
|List A span||1974 - 1983/84|
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.
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