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Squad No:
8
DOB:
01.03.90
Debut:
August 2007 v Northamptonshire
Best:
169 v Somerset (May, 2011)
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Born:
Swindon, England
  • Bowling Average37.22
  • Economy7.13
  • Wickets Taken9
  • Batting Average26.27
  • Highest Score82
  • Runs Scored289
  • Bowling Average37.22
  • Economy7.13
  • Wickets Taken9
  • Batting Average26.27
  • Highest Score82
  • Runs Scored289
  • Bowling Average21
  • Economy5.25
  • Wickets Taken7
  • Batting Average33.67
  • Highest Score76
  • Runs Scored101
  • Bowling Average37.22
  • Economy7.13
  • Wickets Taken9
  • Batting Average26.27
  • Highest Score82
  • Runs Scored289
  • Bowling Average21
  • Economy5.25
  • Wickets Taken7
  • Batting Average33.67
  • Highest Score76
  • Runs Scored101
  • Bowling Average31.35
  • Economy3.05
  • Wickets Taken20
  • Batting Average25.67
  • Highest Score72
  • Runs Scored385
  • Bowling Average20.33
  • Economy4.11
  • Wickets Taken18
  • Batting Average45.67
  • Highest Score108
  • Runs Scored274
  • Bowling Average20.33
  • Economy4.11
  • Wickets Taken18
  • Batting Average45.67
  • Highest Score108
  • Runs Scored274
  • Bowling Average77.17
  • Economy2.66
  • Wickets Taken6
  • Batting Average41.57
  • Highest Score92
  • Runs Scored291

Liam Dawson

All-Rounder

“Daws” is a right-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.

Born in Swindon, Liam played for Hampshire’s junior sides and joined the senior squad in 2007. He made his limited overs debut v Northamptonshire at Northampton in August 2007, aged 17 years 6 months and his first-class debut v Yorkshire at Leeds in September 2007.

His England journey began with England Under-19s, taking 6-9 v Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 - the best figures at the point of recording by an England Under-19 bowler.

Aged just 18, Dawson scored his maiden first-class century for Hampshire against Notts at Trent Bridge - the youngest player to score a first-class century for the Club.

In 2010 he brought up his 1,000th first-class run for Hampshire and followed that up with centuries against Somerset and Warwickshire in front of home crowds at the start and end of the 2011 Championship season respectively.

Having established his credentials as a batsman, Dawson went to Zimbabwe before the 2012 season to work on his bowling while playing for the Mountaineers. Taking seven wickets for just 51 runs on debut, Liam gained greater opportunities with the ball the following summer.

Dawson capitalised to full effect, taking his first five-wicket haul for Hampshire against Leicestershire and he then made national headlines when his left arm spin dismissed England and former Hampshire player Kevin Pietersen for not one but two first-ball ducks in respective T20 and 40-over matches against Surrey.

In 2013, Dawson reached 1,000 County Championship runs in one season for the first time in his career whilst, in July 2014, he signed a two-year contract extension keeping him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of the 2017 season.

Dawson was arguably one of Hampshire’s most impressive players during the second half of the 2015 season. The all-rounder shone with both bat and ball in Hampshire’s Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, taking 15 wickets at an average of just 22 and notching 324 runs at an average of 64.

After a hugely successful off-season with the England Performance Programme (EPP) and England Lions, Liam received a full England call-up for the first time as he was named in England’s 15-man squad for the 2016 ICC World T20 in India alongside James Vince.

A memorable year for Dawson, 2016 saw the influential Hampshire all-rounder make T20I and ODI debuts for England, claiming 3-27 against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl and two wickets against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford. The all-rounder was rewarded with his Test debut in England's tour of India that winter and he didn't disappoint, hitting 66*, the highest score by a debutant batting at number 8. 

Dawson featured for Eoin Morgan's side once again in 2017, lining up for an T20I series against South Africa, before making his home Test debut for England in the summer series against the same opponents.

The left-arm spinner has proved to be a crucial component to the make-up of James Vince's side in all formats in recent seasons, and 2018 was no different with Dawson featuring in Hampshire's triumphant Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, whilst also reaffirming his position as one of the best spinning all-rounders on the domestic circuit with excellent performances in both Vitality Blast and Specsavers County Championship competitions too.

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