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David Lawrence
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David Lawrence

England
David Lawrence

INTL CAREER: 1988 - 1992

Full Name

David Valentine Lawrence

Born

January 28, 1964, Gloucester

Age

57y 78d

Also Known As

birth registered as Dave Valentine Lawrence

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test560603410.0014541.37007000
ODI1-------------
FC1852113818516610.6902450
List A113472029238*10.8100240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5101089676185/1067/17337.553.7260.50010
ODI11666744/674/6716.756.0916.50100
FC18526930165215157/4732.073.6852.20211
List A113536240971556/206/2026.434.5834.50940
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1981 - 1997
List A Matches
Span
1983 - 1991

Photos


David "Syd" Lawrence at the Bob & Weave celebrity Boxing Ball
David Lawrence
Syd Lawrence in action for England B