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Laurie Williams
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Laurie Williams

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1996 - 2001

Full Name

Laurie Rohan Williams

Born

December 12, 1968, Jamaica

Died

September 08, 2002, Portmore, Kingston, Jamaica, (aged 33y 270d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Wisden Obituary
Williams, Laurie Rohan, died in Kingston, Jamaica on September 8, 2002, aged 33, when he swerved to avoid a damaged section of road and his car collided with an oncoming bus. His 23-year-old half-brother, Kevin Jennison, was also killed. Although Williams had opened the bowling for Jamaica against England on his first-class debut in February 1990, his method was mainly medium seam and swing rather than out-and-out pace and was well suited to limited-overs cricket. In 15 one-day internationals for West Indies between 1995-96, when he grabbed three for 16 in five overs against New Zealand in his second match, and the 2000-01 Carlton Series in Australia, he took 18 wickets at 30.88. However, his aggregate of 124 one-day international runs, with a highest score of 41, reveals neither his elegance nor ability at the crease. The highest of his three first-class hundreds, 135 for Jamaica against Windwards, helped make him the second-highest runmaker in the 1999-2000 Busta Cup. Williams's best first-class bowling, six for 26 in 1996-97, was also at Windwards' expense. In 58 firstclass matches for West Indies A and Jamaica, he scored 2,002 runs at 24.71 and took 170 wickets at 23.17. In the weeks preceding the accident Williams had played in the early rounds of the one-day Red Stripe Bowl, but had been dropped for the semi-final and final. Many paid tribute to his commitment to Jamaican cricket, while the former West Indies wicket-keeper Jackie Hendriks, president of the Jamaican Cricket Association, said he was "a gentleman on and off the field".
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI151321244111.2718666.660010080
FC589413200213524.7137340
List A705486674414.5000160
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI1515659556183/163/1630.885.0636.60000
FC58884939391706/2623.172.6752.0070
List A7030992200796/196/1927.844.2539.20030
Laurie Rohan Williams
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1989/90 - 2001/02
List A Matches
Span
1992/93 - 2002/03

Photos


Heath Streak celebrates a wicket
Williams comforted by teamates after injuring himself while trying for a catch
Laurie William in action
Laurie Williams in action against Sri Lanka
Laurie Williams in action against Sri Lanka
Laurie Williams bowling