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Bruce Francis      

Full name Bruce Colin Francis

Born February 18, 1948, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 66 years 191 days

Major teams Australia, Essex, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 52 27 10.40 137 37.95 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 109 192 10 6183 210 33.97 13 31 42 0
List A 50 48 4 1326 107 30.13 2 6 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 109 17 15 1 1/10 15.00 5.29 17.0 0 0
List A 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 8-13, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 13-18, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1968-1973
List A span 1969-1975
Profile

An attacking right-hand bat, his cavalier attitude made him popular with player and the public, and his willingness to hit fast bowlers back over their heads was a highlight. His approach worked at domestic level, where he scored freely for New South Wales and in two seasons with Essex, but in Tests his defensive weaknesses were exposed. He made his international debut for Australia in three Tests against the Rest of the World in 1971-72, with little success before breaking his thumb (the matches were subsequently stripped of Test status). His spell with Essex was interrupted when he was picked to tour England in 1972, and he made another Test debut on that trip, playing in the first three matches, again with little reward. After retiring he remained close to the game, and was a key mover in the establishment of World Series Cricket in 1977 and the rebel Australian tour to South Africa in 1984-85.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
4th ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane - Aug 28
Aus Women won by 37 runs
1st T20I: Aus Women v Pak Women at Gold Coast
Aug 30, 2014 (13:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
2nd T20I: Aus Women v Pak Women at Gold Coast
Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare
Aug 31, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Australia v South Africa at Harare
Sep 2, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
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