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 Average21.00
  • 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 Average21.00
  • 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 Average30.80
  • Economy6.62
  • Wickets Taken10
  • Batting Average33.14
  • Highest Score47
  • Runs Scored232
  • Bowling Average30.80
  • Economy6.62
  • Wickets Taken10
  • Batting Average33.14
  • Highest Score47
  • Runs Scored232
  • Bowling Average20.33
  • Economy4.11
  • Wickets Taken18
  • Batting Average45.67
  • Highest Score108
  • Runs Scored274
  • Bowling Average30.80
  • Economy6.62
  • Wickets Taken10
  • Batting Average33.14
  • Highest Score47
  • Runs Scored232
  • Bowling Average20.33
  • Economy4.11
  • Wickets Taken18
  • Batting Average45.67
  • Highest Score108
  • Runs Scored274
  • Bowling Average53.80
  • Economy2.56
  • Wickets Taken10
  • Batting Average51.00
  • Highest Score103
  • Runs Scored561
  • Bowling Average19.50
  • Economy2.32
  • Wickets Taken2
  • Highest Score43
  • Runs Scored43
  • Bowling Average49.00
  • Economy0.00
  • Wickets Taken2
  • Batting Average183.00
  • Highest Score152
  • Runs Scored183

Liam Dawson

All-Rounder

Liam Dawson is a left-arm spin bowler and right-hand batsman.

He was born in Swindon, Wiltshire and is considered one of the best spinning all-rounders on the circuit in recent years.

One of Hampshire's most versatile players, Dawson is a product of Hampshire’s impressive youth system, playing age-group cricket prior to his Hampshire debut in 2007, aged 17. The following season, aged just 18, he scored his maiden First-Class century for Hampshire against Nottinghamshire – the youngest player to score a First-Class century for the Club.

Dawson featured predominantly as a batsman in his first years in the red-ball side; in 2010 he brought up 1,000th First-Class runs for Hampshire and followed that up with centuries against Somerset and Warwickshire at the start and end of the 2011 Championship season respectively.

Further opportunities with the ball saw Dawson capitalise to full effect, taking his first five-wicket haul for Hampshire in 2012, before given the role of opening the bowling in a fantastic T20 campaign which saw Hampshire claim their second title in three years. He was also part of Hampshire's List A title-winning side that summer, as the Club completed the limited-overs double.

In 2013, Dawson reached 1,000 County Championship runs in a season for the first time in his career, whilst his 13 wickets at just 21.30 apiece saw Hampshire secure a fourth consecutive Finals Day appearance.

Dawson was then one of Hampshire’s most impressive players during the second-half of the 2015 season, particularly in a positive 50-over campaign which saw him take 15 wickets at an average of just 22 and total 324 runs at an average of 64.

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

A memorable year for Dawson, 2016 saw the influential Hampshire all-rounder also 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, hitting the highest score by a debutant batting at number eight with 66*.

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 a key feature in Hampshire's triumphant Royal London One-Day Cup campaign whilst also offering excellent performances in the Vitality Blast and Specsavers County Championship competitions.

Dawson continued to reaffirm his position as one of the best spinning all-rounders on the domestic circuit in 2019 with outstanding contributions in all formats. It was his strong performances in Hamphire's One-Day Cup campaign - he averaged 20 with the ball and more than 45 with the bat - which offered the biggest reward for the 29-year-old as he was rewarded with a call-up to England's 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, again alongside Vince. 

Following an outstanding tournament which featured an incredible super over victory, England claimed the Cricket World Cup trophy for the first time in their history with both Dawson and Vince playing their part in the historic success.

The COVID-19 pandemic combined with an achilles injury caused Dawson to feature in just one fixture last season.

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