Andrew Grant Lawson


Director of Cricket



  • Matric (A Level)
  • Diploma in Sports Management
  • General Psychology Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Personal and Professional Development
  • Coaching Certificates: ECB Level 4 & South African Level 3


Past Coaching Experience: 

  • Potchefstroom University, South Africa, Head Coach, 1996 – 2001
  • North West Provincial B Head Coach, South Africa, 2001 – 2003
  • North West Senior Provincial (County) Head Coach, South Africa, 2003 – 2004
  • Assistant Coach to Scotland at U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka, 2006
  • Assistant Coach to Scotland National team at 2007 World Cup, West Indies
  • Assistant Coach to Holland at T20 World Cup in London, 2009
  • Work experience with Sydney 6’s at Big Bash in December 2015
  • Current Head Coach to Leeds / Bradford MCCU and Director of Cricket for University of Leeds, 2009 – present


Past Athletic Experience

  • Junior Representative Cricket – Transvaal Nuffield 1985
  • SA Country Districts 1990-91
  • Played First Class Cricket in South Africa from 1990 – 2001 for Border, Eastern Province, North West Cricket & MCC
  • Played 63 First Class games and 39 A-List games
  • 117* on First Class debut
  • Border Player of the Year 1990/91
  • Selected for S.A President’s XI vs Australia, 1993 / 1994


About Yourself: 

From a very early age, I played all sports (cricket, football, rugby, swimming, and hockey), but cricket was always my first love. Throughout school I played a lot of cricket and once finished and having played for Transvaal Nuffield and done well in Premier League cricket in Johannesburg, I had the opportunity to turn professional in the UK. I spent the next 12 years travelling between South Africa playing first-class cricket, and the UK playing club cricket as a professional.

Upon finishing my career I moved into coaching where I am still today. What keeps me going as a coach is seeing players progress and develop their game whilst growing as people.