Full name Daniel William Lawrence
Born July 12, 1997, Whipps Cross, Essex
Current age 23 years 100 days
Major teams Deccan Gladiators, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Essex Under-13s, Essex Under-14s, Essex Under-15s, Essex Under-17s, Marylebone Cricket Club
Playing role Batting allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Trinity Catholic High School
|First-class debut||Essex v Kent at Chelmsford, Apr 19-21, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Essex at Lord's, Sep 23-27, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jun 5, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 7, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, May 16, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Kent v Essex at Canterbury, Sep 18, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/2, 6, 35||Essex||v Somerset||Lord's||23 Sep 2020||FC|
|3||Essex||v Kent||Canterbury||18 Sep 2020||T20|
|49*||Essex||v Hampshire||Southampton||16 Sep 2020||T20|
|81, 2/3||Essex||v Sussex||Hove||14 Sep 2020||T20|
|17, 1/9||Essex||v Surrey||Chelmsford||11 Sep 2020||T20|
|0, 0/0||Essex||v Middlesex||Chelmsford||6 Sep 2020||FC|
|0/14, 7||Essex||v Kent||The Oval||5 Sep 2020||T20|
|1/31, 23||Essex||v Middlesex||Lord's||3 Sep 2020||T20|
|3, 0/17||Essex||v Hampshire||Chelmsford||1 Sep 2020||T20|
|7, 0/9||Essex||v Surrey||The Oval||30 Aug 2020||T20|
Dan Lawrence, a product of Chingford CC, has been regarded as one of the most promising young batsmen in the country since the day he became the third-youngest to make a Championship century, striking 161 for Essex against Surrey at The Oval in April 2015 at the age of 17 years and 290 days. It was only his second first-class game, but his chanceless century, part of Essex's 600-plus score on a placid surface, brimmed with panache and self-assurance. In doing so he compiled records - and lots of them: youngest Essex first-class centurion, youngest centurion at The Oval, and outdone only by Godfrey Bryan and Dipak Patel in the Championship.
That exciting introduction presented him with quite a reputation to uphold in 2016, but he acquitted himself well, striking three more Championship hundreds in Essex's promotion year, and identifying himself as an enthusiastic hunter of leg-side boundaries. There was promise, too, in his T20 form, where his spin bowling was also praised by head coach Chris Silverwood as Essex's "secret weapon".
Further progress followed in 2017. Lawrence was named as Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club after his 761 runs at 44.76, including three hundreds, helped newly promoted Essex win the Championship for the first time in 25 years. The first of them, a match-saving affair in early season against Lancashire, first signalled that Essex could hold their own in Division One: by going on to lift the title, they certainly proved that. He also made his England Lions debut and was selected for a Lions training camp in Australia.
While his first-class returns were not quite so formidable over the next couple of campaigns, he developed his game in the limited-overs formats, hitting a maiden List A hundred in 2018 and playing a significant role in Essex's T20 Blast success the following summer. There was also another Championship winners' medal for the cabinet, and Lawrence's star continued to rise when he was named as one of the 'local icons' for London Spirit in the inaugural Hundred draft in October 2019.