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WBBL 2023 (1)
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Hazare Trophy (18)
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Goofy Lawrence

South Africa
INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1962
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Full Name

Godfrey Bernard Lawrence


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


91y 243d

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

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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