Full Name

David Graham Dawson


March 07, 1982, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory


41y 22d



Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter


1.77 m

David Dawson began his Pura Cup career in record-breaking fashion when he became the first Australian to score a century and carry his bat on first-class debut. Starting with 123 not out against Western Australia, he collected 476 runs at 28 in his first season for Tasmania in 2004-05. A gritty batsman suited to the top order, Dawson collected 467 at 29 in his second season, including an unbeaten 144 that earned Tasmania a hard-fought draw against South Australia. Despite a woeful return to the Pura Cup side in 2007-08 - he made 1 and three ducks - he retained his state contract for the following season before relocating to Sydney. A more aggressive approach helped Dawson top the run tally in Sydney grade cricket in 2011-12 and three years after his last game for Tasmania, he returned to the Sheffield Shield for New South Wales. A backup wicketkeeper behind Brad Haddin and Peter Nevill, Dawson spent much of the 2012-13 season in the state side in both formats and a match-winning 124 not out in the Ryobi Cup against Tasmania was a highlight. Dawson, who grew up in the ACT, attended the Academy in 2002 and 2005, when he toured India and Sri Lanka, and also played for the Prime Minister's XI in 2002 and 2005.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A14131289124*24.0844764.651190
List A14000-----000
Recent Matches - Player
ACT vs NSW U23s17 & 11802-Mar-2015SydneyOTHER
Act Inv XI vs England XI712-Jan-2015CanberraOTHEROD
ACT vs Tas U23s111 & 1401-Dec-2014CanberraOTHER
ACT vs WA U23s25 & 7917-Nov-2014PerthOTHER
ACT vs Qld U23s143* & 8627-Oct-2014CanberraOTHER
David Dawson
David Dawson made 41 against the West Indians
David Dawson defends but fell cheaply for 9
David Dawson - Portrait April 2002