Dan Lawrence pens three-year deal with Surrey – South London News

Dan Lawrence will join Surrey for the 2024 season after agreeing a three-year deal with the club.

Lawrence, 25, made his first-class debut for Essex at 17 years old and became the third youngest centurion in county championship history with an innings of 161 against Surrey at The Kia Oval in 2015. He has nearly 6,000 first-class runs to his name, including 13 centuries, as well as representing England in 11 test matches.

In T20 cricket, Lawrence has scored just under 2,000 runs with a strike rate over 140. He is also a useful off-spinner in all forms of the game. The exciting young batter is currently in the squad for the 2023 Ashes series.

Dan Lawrence said: “It is with a heavy heart that I will be leaving Essex CCC at the end of this season. Essex is the county that taught me how to play the game, developed me as a person and allowed me to play the sport I love professionally.

“I’m excited for the new challenges the 2024 season will bring when I take the field for my new team, Surrey CCC.

“At this stage of my career, I believe a move to the Oval offers a new challenge and would hugely benefit my own ambitions. Whilst an incredibly difficult decision, it is one that I am taking to continue my development as a cricketer.

“Surrey are an incredible club, and I am really looking forward to joining up with Gareth, Rory and my new teammates, and helping to bring further success to South London.”

Alec Stewart, director of cricket at Surrey CCC, said: “I first saw Dan play as a 17-year-old when he scored 161 against us in just his second first-class game, and it was obvious he had the potential to become a very special player. So, when a player of his calibre becomes available, the opportunity to bring him to the club was something I was exceptionally keen to try and make happen.

“After just a couple of conversations, it was apparent he wants to fulfil his ambitions of being the very best player he can be and become an England regular in all formats. He felt making this tough cricket decision and moving to The Kia Oval would help and we will do all we can to support his aims.

“With the fast-changing landscape of the game, Dan adds genuine strength and depth to the Surrey squad and we look forward to seeing him show off his all-round skills over the coming years.”


donation filler 400x300 RHS

Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

send us get SLP to inbox 360send us get SLP to door 360


Recommended For You