Charles Lawrence (cricketer)
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
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.
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.
- 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