Laurence Champniss

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Laurence Champniss
Personal information
Full name Laurence John Champniss
Born (1939-02-20) 20 February 1939 (age 75)
Harrow, Middlesex, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg break googly
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973/74 Marylebone Cricket Club
1971–1977 Buckinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 1 2
Runs scored 17
Batting average
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 17*
Balls bowled 32 144
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 4.00 42.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/1 1/32
Catches/stumpings –/– –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 May 2011

Laurence John Champniss (born 20 February 1939) is a former English cricketer. Champniss was a left-handed batsman who bowled leg break googly.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Harrow, Middlesex, the son of George Champniss.[1] He was educated at a Harrow School, where he represented and captained the school cricket team.[2] He later married Venetia Alma Mary Jolly, the daughter of Stewart Croft Jolly and Lady Sibell Alma Kathleen Le Poer Trench, on 15 July 1961.[1] The couple have four children.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

Champniss made his debut for Buckinghamshire in the 1971 Minor Counties Championship against Norfolk. Champniss played Minor counties cricket for Buckinghamshire from 1971 to 1977, which included 43 Minor Counties Championship matches.[3] In 1972, he made his List A debut against Glamorgan in the Gillette Cup. He was dismissed for a duck in this match by John Solanky, in what was his only List A batting innings.[4] He took his maiden wicket in this match, that of Eifion Jones.[5] He played his second and final List A match in the 1974 Gillette Cup against Kent.[6] He took his second and final List A wicket in this match, that of David Nicholls.[7] His 2 wickets came at a bowling average of 42.50.[8]

Champniss made a single first-class appearance during his career, for the Marylebone Cricket Club against East Africa on their 1973/74 tour of East Africa.[9] In his only first-class batting innings he scored an unbeaten 17.[10] With the ball he took a single wicket, that of Majid Pandor.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "Profile thePeerage.com: Laurence Champniss". www.thePeerage.com. Retrieved 6 May 2011. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Teams Laurence Champniss played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Buckinghamshire v Glamorgan, 1972 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "List A Matches played by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kent v Buckinghamshire, 1974 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "East Africa v Marylebone Cricket Club, 1973/74". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Laurence Champniss". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 

External links[edit]