Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson Signed & Framed Limited Edition ‘The Openers’ Print
“Concentration, patience, tenacity and conviction”
They strode onto the field Bill ‘The Phantom’ Lawry the lanky, imperturbable left-hander – and Bob Simpson a stocky, grand square cutter and good driver & they captained Australia a total of 25 times in their cricketing careers. Facing the opening attack never fazed them.
In partnerships Simpson and Lawry opened 62 innings, scored 3596 runs, lost only 3 wickets, had a top score of 382 with an average of 60.95, scored 9 centuries and 18 half centuries.
Bill Lawry was renowned for his exceptional powers of concentration, his patience and tenacity. As an opener, he scored more runs and made more centuries than any other opening batsman to that time. He made seven centuries against England, four against the Windies and one each against India and South Africa. He took over the captaincy from Simpson during the 1967-68 tour of India and won the last two Tests for a 4-0 result.
Bob Simpson, a man of strong convictions, was the perfect partner for the dogged Lawry. A dependable right-handed opening batsman, he was also a googly bowler and one of the finest slip fielders in cricket history. Interestingly, when he became captain of Australia in 1964, he had never scored a Test match century. Finally, in the 4th Test of his second tour of England in 1964, after he and Lawry scored 201 for the first wicket, Simpson went on to score a brilliant 311, the highest score ever by an Aussie Test captain and the longest innings played against England 762 minutes. History had been written with Bobby Simpson the author.
Each Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson Lithograph is;
- Hand-signed by Bob Simpson and Bill Lawry
- Central photograph shows Simpson and Lawry in serious, purposeful mode
- The smaller photos are individual action shots of each player
- This Micro-Edition has just 350 individually numbered editions, ensuring rarity.
- Independently authenticated by PricewaterhouseCoopers and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
- Includes important biographical information, full career statistics and photographic information. Selected highlights have been beautifully embossed, including the seal of limitation and the player’s name
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