Lyn Larsen

Lynette Ann Larsen AM (born 3 February 1963 in Lismore, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer.[1] 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.

Lyn Larsen
AM
Personal information
Born (1963-02-03) 3 February 1963 (age 58)
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
BattingRight-hand batsman
BowlingRight arm Leg break
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 98)21 January 1984 v India
Last Test19 February 1992 v England
ODI debut (cap 40)8 February 1984 v India
Last ODI22 January 1994 v New Zealand
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

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lyn Larsen – Australia". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Lynette Larsen". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  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. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.

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