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Teenager shatters English County records

Teenager shatters English County records

LONDON: Daniel Lawrence broke three County Championship records against Surrey here on Tuesday on a day to remember for the 17-year-old.

As well as becoming Essex’s youngest centurion, Lawrence’s 161 also made him the third-youngest player to score a County Championship hundred and the youngest to do so at The Oval.

Lawrence, still 75 days short of his 18th birthday, completed his maiden first-class century well before lunch after resuming on 48 not out in Essex’s overnight 266-2, in reply to Surrey’s first innings of 340.

He lofted Ansari straight for six for the second time in his innings early in the morning session, and had also struck 11 fours in a superb hundred that took him 146 balls.

A product of Essex’s Academy and age group teams, Lawrence represents Chingford in the Essex Premier League and spent last winter winning a player-of-the-season award at a cricket club in Victoria, Australia.

He made his Championship and first-class debut against Kent at Chelmsford last week after impressing in Essex’s pre-season matches.

Lawrence left school, the Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green, last summer to concentrate on his cricket.

Published in Dawn, April 30th, 2015

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