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Simon Francis      

Full name Simon Richard George Francis

Born August 15, 1978, Bromley, Kent

Current age 36 years 136 days

Major teams Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset

Nickname Franco, Guru

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education King Edward VI, Southampton; Durham University

Relation Brother - JD Francis

Simon Richard George Francis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 60 77 33 509 44 11.56 0 0 19 0
List A 70 36 17 240 33* 12.63 0 0 16 0
Twenty20 22 10 5 39 9* 7.80 27 144.44 0 0 2 3 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 60 8583 5595 136 5/42 41.13 3.91 63.1 3 0
List A 70 2929 2644 77 8/66 8/66 34.33 5.41 38.0 1 1 0
Twenty20 22 20 384 628 11 2/22 2/22 57.09 9.81 34.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1997
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, Jul 13-16, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton, Aug 13, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/34, 2*, 0/18, 42 Notts 2nd XI v Lancs 2nd XI Liverpool 11 Sep 2007 Other
3/33, 1, 0/32, 27 Notts 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Kenilworth 5 Sep 2007 Other
32, 0/62, 1/42 Notts 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Hinckley 29 Aug 2007 Other
24, 0/37, 24*, 1/18 Notts 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Northampton 22 Aug 2007 Other
1/30 Notts 2nd XI v MCCA U25 Nottingham 20 Jul 2007 Other OD
- Notts v Gloucs Nottingham 13 Jul 2007 FC
3/34 Notts 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI Wickford 11 Jul 2007 Other OD
6*, 3/24 Notts 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Richmond 10 Jul 2007 Other OD
0/11 Notts v Yorkshire Leeds 4 Jul 2007 T20
8*, 1/19 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 29 Jun 2007 T20
Profile

Simon Francis, a right-arm fast-medium bowler, made his county debut for Hampshire in 1997 and made a handful of appearances in between Durham University commitments before he moved to Somerset in 2002. He made the most of his move, and in 2003-4 he toured Malaysia and India with England A, having previously been on England Under-17 and Under-19 tours. In 2004 he took the best figures for the county in one-day cricket, 8 for 66 in the C&G Trophy against Derbyshire. But he struggled to hold down a place and was released at the end of the 2006 season. Nottinghamshire offered him another chance and Francis joined the club in May 2007. Like his brother John - with whom he played at Somerset - he also played hockey for England at U-18 level and in his time out of the game took up a career in sales and marketing.
Cricinfo staff May 2007

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Jun 15, 2005

Simon Francis celebrates the wicket of Simon Katich, Somerset v Australians, June 15, 2005

Simon Francis celebrates the wicket of Simon Katich

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Aug 3, 2004

Simon Francis celebrates after taking the wicket of Matthew Maynard, Somerset v Glamorgan, Taunton, August 3, 2004

Simon Francis celebrates after taking the wicket of Matthew Maynard

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Aug 27, 2002

Lancashire v Somerset, 27-30 August 2002 at Blackpool

Agony for bowler Francis as Alec Swann edges a ball wide of second slip

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Tour Results
England v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 24, 2012
England won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 22, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2012
England won by 8 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
England v West Indies at Southampton - Jun 16, 2012
England won by 114 runs (D/L method)
Middlesex v West Indians at Lord's - Jun 13, 2012
West Indians won by 228 runs
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