Lynette Ann Larsen Lismore, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer. She was captain of the Australian national 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 one-day internationalss, winning 27 and losing 10, including winning the World Cup in 1988.(born 3 February 1963 in
|Born||3 February 1963|
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling||Right arm Leg break|
|Test debut (cap 98)||21 January 1984 v India|
|Last Test||19 February 1992 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 40)||8 February 1984 v India|
|Last ODI||22 January 1994 v New Zealand|
Source: Cricinfo, 2 May 2014 2007
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.
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. She was inducted into the New South Wales Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010, along with Stan McCabe and Mark Waugh. In 2013 Larsen became the first female cricketer to be appointed to the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust.
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