Lyn Larsen

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Lyn Larsen
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right arm Leg break
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 98) 21 January 1984 v India women
Last Test 19 February 1992 v England women
ODI debut (cap 40) 8 February 1984 v India women
Last ODI 22 January 1994 v New Zealand women
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 15 49
Runs scored 410 426
Batting average 41.00 20.28
100s/50s 0/3 0/2
Top score 86 62
Balls bowled 2124 1870
Wickets 26 24
Bowling average 18.73 31.79
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/33 3/19
Catches/stumpings 11/- 11/-
Source: Cricinfo, 2 May 2014 2007

Lynette (Lyn) Ann Larsen (born in Lismore, New South Wales on 3 February 1963) is a former Australian woman cricketer.[1] She was captain of the Australian women's cricket team from 1985/6 to 1993. She captained the side in 10 Test matches, including 5 victories. The number of Test matches in which she was captain, number of matches won, and percentage of victories, are all records for Australia. She also captained the side in 39 Women's one-day internationals, winning 27 and losing 10, including winning the Women's Cricket World Cup in 1988.

In all, Larsen played in 15 Test matches, scoring 410 runs at a batting average of 41.00 with a high score of 86. She also bowled 354 overs of leg spin, taking 26 wickets at a bowling average of 18.73 and giving away under 1.5 runs per over.[1]

Belinda Clark took over as ODI captain in 1991/2 and as Test captain in 1994/5.

Larsen was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] She was inducted into the New South Wales Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010, along with Stan McCabe and Mark Waugh.[3] In 2013 Larsen became the first female cricketer to be appointed to the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lyn Larsen - Australia". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lynette Larsen". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lyn Larsen inducted into NSW Cricket Hall of Fame". ABC North Coast (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 15 March 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "SCG Trust appointments 2013 to 2017". Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 

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