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What is Dan Lawrence's height? Weight, bio, and cricket profile of England's promising young batsman

Joshua Rogers June 10, 2021
What is Dan Lawrence's height? Weight, bio, and cricket profile of England's promising young batsman
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What is Dan Lawrence’s height? Weight, bio, and cricket profile of England’s promising young batsman.

Who is Dan Lawrence? Cricket profile explored

Daniel Lawrence was born on 12 July 1997 and is one of England’s most promising young batsmen.

He currently plays for Essex County Cricket Club and is primarily a right-handed batsman. He also bowls right-arm off spin.

In April 2015, he became the third-youngest person to make a Championship century. He was just 17 years and 290 days old and hit 161 for Essex against Surrey at The Oval.

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In 2017, Dan was named as Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers’ Club after his 761 runs at 44.76. His performances helped newly promoted Essex win the Championship for the first time in 25 years.

Lawrence made his international debut for the England cricket team in January 2021.

In England’s second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston in June, Lawrence battled for 67 not out on the first day.

Star batsman’s height and weight

He was born in Leytonstone, London, England, and attended Education Trinity Catholic High School.

Dan Lawrence’s height is listed as 5 ft 11 inch (1.8 m).

His weight is approx 70 kg.

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His family and tragedy around his mother

On 17 June 2020, Lawrence was included in England’s 30-man squad to start training for the Test series against the West Indies.

Later, he was named as one of the nine reserve players for the first Test match of the series.

However, he was forced to leave the England bio-secure bubble after his mother sadly died.

He told BBC Sport: “Mum had been ill for a couple of years so as sad as it was, I had mentally prepared myself for the worst happening.

“That made things quite tough for a couple of months, then it was lovely to go back and play some cricket for Essex around my really good mates, who I needed at that time. They were all fantastic.”

Lawrence grew up on a cricket ground. He lived in the accommodation that came with his dad Mark’s job as a groundsman at Chingford.

His brother, Tom, is three years younger than Dan and is training as a professional wrestler. He trains at Lucha Britannia in Bethnal Green under the name ‘David Wreckham’.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.