Goofy Lawrence      

Full name Godfrey Bernard Lawrence

Born March 31, 1932, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia

Current age 82 years 264 days

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Border, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 0 141 43 17.62 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 77 111 26 1079 60* 12.69 0 1 54 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 2 0
First-class 77 18244 6146 342 8/42 17.97 2.02 53.3 15 1
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1967
Profile

A 6' 5" fast bowler - and up to then the tallest player in South African cricket - Goofy Lawrence relied more on hard work than natural ability, but it won him five Test caps against New Zealand in 1961-62. In the second Test at Johannesburg he grabbed 8 for 53, taking 28 wickets at 18.28 in the series. He was also a capable batsman, and in the first innings of the final match at Port Elizabeth he opened the batting with Eddie Barlow, top-scoring with 43. That was his best season - he took 51 wickets in all at 17.49. South Africa's limited number of international matches meant that by the time of the next series he had been discarded. For more than a decade he was the spearhead of the Rhodesia side, taking 296 wickets at 17.29.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 121/8 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 & 11/1 Dolphins 370
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 255/5
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 61/5 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 174/7 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 196/3 Knights 185
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 18-20
North West 243 & 287/5 Northerns 250
Namibia U19 v KZN In U19 at Pretoria - Dec 20
Namibia U19 30/4 (13.1/50 ov)
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