Mark Lawson (cricketer)

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Mark Lawson
Personal information
Full nameMark Anthony Kenneth Lawson
Born (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 33)
Leeds, England
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
BowlingRight-arm leg spin
Domestic team information
FC debut21 July 2004 Yorkshire v Somerset
Last FC28 June 2010 Kent v Pakistan
LA debut20 September 2005 Yorkshire v Warwickshire
Last LA23 August 2009 Derbyshire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 24 12 10
Runs scored 311 37 5
Batting average 14.80 9.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 44 20 4*
Balls bowled 3,261 469 174
Wickets 52 9 9
Bowling average 43.82 50.22 28.00
5 wickets in innings 4 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/88 2/36 2/20
Catches/stumpings 10/– 4/– 1/–
Source: CricInfo, 5 July 2011

Mark Anthony Kenneth Lawson (born 24 October 1985)[1] is an English former first-class cricketer. A leg spinner, he most recently played first-class cricket for Kent County Cricket Club in June 2010. He has also played for Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Middlesex and Staffordshire.


Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Lawson was educated at Castle Hall College. He was selected for the North of England Under 14/15 and he made his Second XI debut for Yorkshire in 2003. He made his first-class debut against Somerset at North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough in July 2004.[1]

He toured Australia with the England Under 19 team, played against South Africa in 2003, and was a member of the squad for the Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh in February 2004. He is given specialised coaching by Terry Jenner as part of the ECB's Elite Wrist Spin Programme. He played in two Tests and four one-day games on the Under 19 tour to India in 2005, and in an Under 19 one day international against Sri Lanka in England the following summer. When not on first-class duties he played for Barnsley Cricket Club in the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League. In July 2008, he moved to Middlesex on a short-term loan for one month, to help with their intensive match schedule whilst their bowlers recover from injury.

Yorkshire announced his release towards the end of the 2008 season,[1] and he was subsequently registered by Derbyshire with the opportunity to earn a full-time contract. He moved to Kent in 2010, but first team opportunities proved elusive and he was released.

He now coaches young cricketers as the Headingley pro coach.[when?]


  1. ^ a b c Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.

External links[edit]

Mark Lawson at ESPNcricinfo