Born at Tottenham, Middlesex in 1915, Laurie Gray was a right-arm fast medium bowler and right-handed lower order batsman. He represented the county 204 times between 1934 and 1951. He achieved 637 wickets (av. 25.13) with a best performance of 8 for 59 and he scored 901 runs (av. 7.38) with a best score of 35 n.o. He also held 125 catches and in 1946 he took 102 wickets (av. 18.43). He later became a first-class umpire and stood between 1953 and 1970, standing in two Test Matches between 1955 and 1963. He died at Langdon Hills, Essex in 1983.