Matches (17)
IPL (2)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)

Full Name

David Valentine Lawrence

Born

January 28, 1964, Gloucester

Age

60y 86d

Also Known As

birth registered as Dave Valentine Lawrence

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

A horrific knee injury suffered when bowling for England ended this powerfully built fast-bowler's career, just at the moment when he looked to have established himself in the Test team. On the last day of a dead Test against New Zealand at Wellington, Lawrence fractured his left kneecap as he was about to bowl and fell horribly, his chilling cries of pain echoing around the stadium. Spectators said the sound of his knee splitting was like a pistol shot. His Test career was over, his first-class career as good as, though he did attempt a comeback with Gloucestershire in 1997. A very popular and wholehearted competitor, Dave Lawrence was capable of bowling both with extreme pace and with extreme inaccuracy, often simultaneously. However, by 1991 he seemed to gained a degree of control, and would certainly have played more Test matches had injury not struck.
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David Lawrence Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests560603410.0014541.37007000
ODIs1-----------00
FC1852113818516610.69--02--450
List A113472029238*10.81--00--240

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests5101089676185/1067/17337.553.7260.5010
ODIs11666744/674/6716.756.0916.5100
FC185-26930165215157/47-32.073.6852.2-211
List A113-536240971556/206/2026.434.5834.5940
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Test
ODI

Recent Matches of David Lawrence

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Int XI vs Marshall XI--0/1227-Jul-2000LondonOTHEROD
England vs New Zealand61/67 & 0/406-Feb-1992WellingtonTest # 1187
England XI vs 45/52 & 0/3407-Jan-1992NapierFC
England XI vs NZ Emerging--2/28 & 2/1503-Jan-1992HamiltonFC
England vs Sri Lanka32/61 & 2/8322-Aug-1991Lord'sTest # 1176

Debut/Last Matches of David Lawrence

FC Matches

Span
1981 - 1997

List A Matches

Span
1983 - 1991

Photos of David Lawrence

David Lawrence
David 'Syd' Lawrence won five Test caps for England
Syd Lawrence in action for England B