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Eric Russell      

Full name William Eric Russell

Born July 3, 1936, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Current age 78 years 23 days

Major teams England, Berkshire, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

William Eric Russell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 18 1 362 70 21.29 0 2 32 0 4 0
First-class 448 796 64 25525 193 34.87 41 134 304 0
List A 58 57 4 1390 123 26.22 1 9 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 2 144 44 0 - - - 1.83 - 0 0 0
First-class 448 1938 993 22 3/20 45.13 3.07 88.0 0 0
List A 58 12 9 0 - - - 4.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Lahore, Oct 21-26, 1961 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1967 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1972
List A span 1964-1976
Profile

Eric Russell was a tall, classy, elegant opening batsman blessed with a delicate touch which enabled him to excel at the late cut and the leg glance. That correctness also applied to his appearance, and he was always well turned-out with his sleeves rolled halfway up his forearms. In many ways he was the natural successor at the top of the Middlesex order to Jack Robertson. His opportunities were limited by the presence of other openers, most notably Geoff Boycott and John Edrich. In his fourth Test, against Australia at Brisbane, he broke through with a gutsy 70, but immediately suffered a succession of injuries. He made six more appearances in the next two years without establishing himself. After leaving Middlesex he spent two seasons playing for Berkshire. In later years he was instrumental in developing the ground at Shenley into a prestigious cricket venue.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Apr 14, 1971

Eric Russell

Eric Russell

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby
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Group B: Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff
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Group A: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
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Group A: Gloucs v Northants at Cheltenham
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Group A: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
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Group B: Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
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Group B: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
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Group B: Sussex v Notts at Horsham
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Group B: Worcs v Essex at Worcester
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3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton
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Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
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Group A: Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
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