Howard Lawson

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Howard Lawson
Personal information
Full name Howard Maurice Lawson
Born (1914-05-22)22 May 1914
Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died 21 October 2006(2006-10-21) (aged 92)
Worthing, Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Relations Maurice Lawson (Father)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1935–1937 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 46
Runs scored 560
Batting average 10.00
100s/50s –/1
Top score 53
Balls bowled 5,076
Wickets 71
Bowling average 36.23
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/91
Catches/stumpings 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 February 2010

Howard Maurice Lawson (22 May 1914 – 21 October 2006) was an English first-class cricketer. Lawson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium.

Lawson made his first-class debut for Hampshire in the 1935 County Championship against Essex. Lawson represented Hampshire in 45 first-class matches from 1935 to 1937, with Lawson's final appearance for the county coming against Glamorgan at the County Ground, Southampton in 1937.

In his 45 matches for the county, Lawson scored 560 runs at a batting average of 10.00, with a single half century score of 53 against Essex in 1935. With the ball Lawson took 71 wickets at a bowling average of 36.23, with two five wicket hauls and best bowling figures of 5/91 against Gloucestershire in 1936. In the field Lawson took 18 catches.

In addition to representing Hampshire, Lawson made a single first-class appearance for the Gentlemen in the 1935 Gentlemen v Players fixture.

Lawson died at Worthing, Sussex on 21 October 2006.


Lawson's father Maurice played seven first-class matches for Hampshire.

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