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Goofy Lawrence
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Goofy Lawrence

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1962

Full Name

Godfrey Bernard Lawrence

Born

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

Age

89y 115d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test5801414317.6200020
FC7711126107960*12.6901540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test591334512288/539/9818.282.3047.60220
FC771824461463428/4217.972.0253.30151
Godfrey Bernard Lawrence
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