Charles Lawrence (cricketer)

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Charles Lawrence
Cricket information
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 227
Batting average 15.13
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 78
Balls bowled
Wickets 38
Bowling average 10.94
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 7/25
Catches/stumpings 7/0
Source: CricInfo

Charles Lawrence (16 December 1828 – 20 December 1916) was a Surrey cricketer, represented England but is most notable as the captain-coach of the Aborigine cricket team that toured England in 1868, the first ever tour of England by an Australian team.[1]

Lawrence played for Surrey between 1854 and 1857 and, in the days before the establishment of what is now called Test match cricket, represented England on one of the very first international cricket tours, when the team visited Australia in 1861-2.

He went on to coach at the Albert Club in Sydney, working with the indigenous team (which gave him the opportunity to lead the 1868 tour) and played his last game aged 70.

See also


  1. ^ Archived 11 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

External sources

  • Cricinfo profile, (inaccurately labelling Lawrence as Australian)
  • State Library of New South Wales
  • Surrey site account of Surrey v Aborigines
  • Charles Lawrence's first-class cricket career details at Cricketarchive
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