Andrew Symonds was an Australian international cricketer, who played all three formats as a batting all-rounder. He was an important member of two World Cup winning squads.
Symonds played as a right-handed, middle order batsman and alternated between medium pace and off-spin bowling.
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Andrew Symonds: Partner, Family, Children, Parents
The couple met when she was studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and was assigned work experience with the Queensland Bulls’ strength and conditioning department in 2004.
Both were in relationships at the time, but struck up a friendship and on Melbourne Cup Day in 2009, Symonds texted Laura asking if she had a tip.
When the horse won and Symonds cleaned up as a result, he asked her to his Brisbane home for dinner to celebrate.
Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds died at the age of 46 in a car accident on Saturday night.
According to reports, Symonds was driving alone near Townsville in Queensland, Australia, when he got into a horrific single-vehicle accident and was killed instantly.
Local officials have said emergency responders attempted to revive Symonds, but he succumbed to his fatal injuries.
One of Symonds’ biological parents was of African-Caribbean background and the other was believed to be of Scandinavian descent.
Symonds’ adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia shortly after his adoption, when he was three months old.
The entire cricketing world is mourning the death of former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident at the age of 46. His car crashed outside Townsville, Queensland on Saturday night.