Laurie Fishlock      

Full name Laurence Barnard Fishlock

Born January 2, 1907, Battersea, London

Died June 25, 1986, Sutton, Surrey (aged 79 years 174 days)

Major teams England, Surrey

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 5 1 47 19* 11.75 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 417 699 54 25376 253 39.34 56 135 216 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 417 859 504 11 4/62 45.81 3.52 78.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Manchester, Jul 25-28, 1936 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 28-Mar 5, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1952

Wisden Obituary
Laurie Fishlock died peacefully in hospital after an operation on June 26, 1986, aged 79. For years he was one of the mainstays of the Surrey side; the first left-hand batsman of any prominence they had had since the early 1870s. Season after season he topped their averages, usually with more than 2,000 runs and an average of about 50. He was largely a county player; a little older than most, he was 28 when he got his cap. Four years later came the war, and when first-class cricket was resumed he was 39, an age when men are retiring from Test cricket rather than starting it. So in all he played in only four Tests: two in 1936 against India, another, also against India, in 1946, and one in Australia in 1946-47. In these he did little. He had also gone on the 1936-37 tour of Australia and on that, though in the opinion of most people he was lucky to be preferred to Eddie Paynter, he was equally unlucky to miss six crucial weeks through a broken bone in his right hand. No touring side has suffered so much from injuries as that one and, had he remained fit, Fishlock must, whether in form or not, have had ample opportunity of proving himself. By a cruel stroke of fortune, he again broke a finger on his second tour.

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Jun 18, 1951

Laurie Fishlock lofts one, Kent v Surrey, County Championship, Blackheath, 3rd day, June 18, 1951

Laurie Fishlock lofts one

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1947