Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Full Name

Godfrey Bernard Lawrence


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


91y 338d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

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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Goofy Lawrence Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



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Debut/Last Matches of Goofy Lawrence

Recent Matches of Goofy Lawrence

Rhodesia vs Int Cav'rs13 & 41/90 & 3/4523-Mar-1963HarareFC
South Africa vs New Zealand43 & 172/71 & 4/8516-Feb-1962GqeberhaTest # 524
South Africa vs New Zealand395/52 & 4/5702-Feb-1962JohannesburgTest # 523
South Africa vs New Zealand4 & 01/4601-Jan-1962Cape TownTest # 519
South Africa vs New Zealand228/53 & 1/4526-Dec-1961JohannesburgTest # 517